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The U.S. Army Buddies - Francine York and Dick Dale And His Del-tones - The Enlistment Twist c/w Craig Adams and his Country Cousins - Dream Girl Waltzdotdotdot
artworkThis is one of the rarest of the rare when it comes to Dick Dale! Overland Records issued this for the US Army for recruiting. The a-side features singer-actress Francine York backed by Dick Dale and his Del-tones doing a cheesy song called "The Enlistment Twist." On the flip side is Craig Adams and his Country Cousins doing "Dream Girl Waltz." Both sides are vocals, but I just cannot resist the splashy a-side.
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The Enlistment Twist dotdotdot
Surf (Vocal)

With the exception of Dick Dale's guitar, "The Enlistment Twist" is more like a forties big band epic than 1963 when it was recorded. Dale's surf guitar surfaces frequently, and it may be that the Del-Tones are actually on this track based on the drummer and pumping bass. Francine York's vocals are a bit forced, but hearing that surf guitar splash just brings a big grin! Listen to it without preconceptions or expectations and you just might enjoy the concept and delivery. Woo-hoo!