Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Strangers - Hill Stomp c/w A Lost Soul
|Single number two from The Strangers, issued in 1959. "Hill Stomp" was carried forward by Joel Scott Hill (guitar) when he joined Canned Heat in 1967 or 68.|
Picks: Hill Stomp, A Lost Soul
Track by Track Review
Big Guitar (Instrumental)
Raw guitar and basic riffin', jammin' and rockin' in a fifties vein. Not melodic, just nasty.
"The Lost Soul" is the MOR classic "Sincerely" presented instrumentally, with a distant sax lead and shimmering vibrato guitar accompaniment. It's surfy and groovy, suave and sultry, like a cousin to the Viscounts' "Harlem Nocturne."