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The Valiants - Wild Party c/w Midnight Walkdotdotdot
artworkRecorded and released in 1962, this 7" has been reissued from vault tapes after only a 33 year lag. The Valiants were from Centerline, MI, formed out of the ashes of the Bonnevilles in 1960 and an earlier Valiants lineup. Danny Williams and his piano were the centerpiece of the band. They called their compressed approach with piano lead The Centerline Sound.

Danny Williams - electric piano, Bob Karolunis - lead guitar, Tom McCormack - bass, and Johnnie Catani - drums.
Picks: Wild Party, Midnight Walk

Track by Track Review

Wild Party dotdotdot
Fifties (Instrumental)

Like a crude version of the Gentrys, or maybe a cleaner version of their "Wild," this track has a chunky garage feel with pumpin' organ and a basic Northwest feel, plus lots of shouts from the band. Can you spell Par-tee?

Midnight Walk dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Cool surf based instro with a twist. There's rockin' surf riffs and tones under the piano lead on this a 1962 reissue (Sabre 103). "Midnight Walk" is centered on electric piano, with strong lead guitar, bass, and drums. It's is a really cool tune frat tune, and a bit surfy to boot.