Monday, May 3, 2010

In Dan's Garage...#31 (Instrumental Edition)

Greetings friends and followers!!! How've you been for the last week or so??? I got caught up in a lot of family stuff last weekend, and was totally unable to complete the weekly post. Fortunately, there was a lot of good food and drink to keep me happy, so it wasn't a total loss. I went to a local record show here in Rochester yesterday, and came home with some cool stuff. We have this old factory that's been converted to a "mall"of sorts called "The Village Gate". It's full of real eclectic type shops and restaurants, and a groovy record store called "The Bop Shop". The Bop Shop is run by a guy named Tom Kohn who is probably the most preeminent collector of records in the city of Rochester, NY. I've been shopping there for years and a lot of what you see in this blog was acquired in his establishment. Well this year he commandeered an old restaurant that went belly up, and filled the place with records at $1 apiece!!!! I managed to score some nice stuff which I will feature in a future blog. As I promised earlier, I'm posting an "Instrumental Edition" of "In Dan's Garage" today. I'm going to dispense with comments on this one because a) I don't have a handle on all the info for these 45's and b) I just don't have the time today. What I will tell you though, is that these run the gamut from the late 50's to the late 60's, and it's fascinating to hear how in a ten year span ,you can see how Rock & Roll developed from the rather primitive sounds of The Rockin' R's to the psychedelic studio "wizardry" of The Music Explosion. Apologies for the condition of some of these, they are rather "crispy" to say the least. So sit back and enjoy this one. In Dan's Garage...#31.

Rockin' R's - The Beat (1957)

Belvederes - Tormented (19??)

Royaltones - Wail! (1958)

Bob Vaught & The Renegades - Exotic / Surfin' Tragedy (1963)

Link Wray & The Wraymen - Rumble Mambo (1963)

 Joey & The Twisters - Mumblin' (1962)

Moonriders - Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)

Silvertones - Bathsheba (1963)

Busters - All American Surfer / Pine Tree Hop (1963)

Rivieras - Battle Line (1964)

Lyndells - Contentment (1966)

Challengers - Bulldog / Torquay (1963)

Furys - Beachin' (1963)

Conchords - Telstar (1966)

Dantes - 80-96 (1966)

Snobs - Stand And Deliver (1964)

Dave Davani Four - The Jupe (1966)

Esquires - Big Thing (1966)

Exchequers - Greensleeves (1965)

Van Trevor & The Saturday Knights - Louisiana Hot Sauce (1964)

Selective Service - Green Onions (1967)

Buccaneers - Basement Blues (1969)

Music Explosion - Road Runner (1968)

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  1. I'm a sucker for a good instrumental and I love late 50s early 60s proto garage, if I can call it that. Looks like solid line up. Wish I had a reoord store near me like that.


  2. Hi Dan,

    perfect timing, I was just doin' some instro-comps too...
    I've collected some pics for your set, maybe you'll like'em. As always, thx a bunch & ciao from Milano


    PS: d/l link is

  3. I tried to check out your mix, but your file sharer wants me to take some stupid quiz then send the results to my cell phone. My cell phone does not pick up these things. Is there another way you could get these out there, because I'd love to hear 'em.


  5. oh my garage god !!!!!
    just discovered your blog ... amazing !!!
    i'm speechless ... 10000000x thanks for all your work ... more comments are coming :)

  6. Thanks Dan for the instros,
    and thanks Michael V for the xtras.

  7. Hi I have just checked this site out,these are some pretty rare 45s for $1 each ,we're any more expensive than that? Now in 2018 they'll probably be worth more.

  8. Hi are you still running this website.I'm probably too late but some of the posts on this are from 2010.

  9. Wow!! This s some great stuff Dan. The only tune on this that I have heard previously was Bathsheba by The Silvertones (and I think it was on a different record label too..).