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The "Golden Age" of the twangy UK Beat Instrumental occurred between the late 1950s and the very early 1960s, inspired by The Shadows' spectacular successes. This compilation presents thirty-four tracks from six guitar-led groups, whose sound and style were pretty much a direct homage to The Shads. First up, we have The Eagles, from Bristol, who racked up airplay with 'Bristol Express' and 'Exodus', followed by The Krew Kats, aka Marty Wilde's former Wildcats (they also recorded as The Tom Cats), who charted with 'Trambone'. The Fentones, who also backed Shane Fenton, charted with 'The Mexican' and 'The Breeze And I', while The Hunters weighed in with 'Teen Scene' and 'The Storm'/'How's M'Chicks?' two huge collectors' itemsFinally, The Scorpions cut two equally-collectable 45s, '(Ghost) Riders In The Sky' and 'Rockin' At The Phil', while The Packabeats charted with 'Gypsy Beat', before famously cutting 'The Traitors' for Joe Meek
The "Golden Age" of the twangy UK Beat Instrumental occurred between the late 1950s and the very early 1960s, inspired by The Shadows' spectacular successes. This compilation presents thirty-four tracks from six guitar-led groups, whose sound and style were pretty much a direct homage to The Shads. First up, we have The Eagles, from Bristol, who racked up airplay with 'Bristol Express' and 'Exodus', followed by The Krew Kats, aka Marty Wilde's former Wildcats (they also recorded as The Tom Cats), who charted with 'Trambone'. The Fentones, who also backed Shane Fenton, charted with 'The Mexican' and 'The Breeze And I', while The Hunters weighed in with 'Teen Scene' and 'The Storm'/'How's M'Chicks?' two huge collectors' itemsFinally, The Scorpions cut two equally-collectable 45s, '(Ghost) Riders In The Sky' and 'Rockin' At The Phil', while The Packabeats charted with 'Gypsy Beat', before famously cutting 'The Traitors' for Joe Meek
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Great British Twang / Various (Uk)
Artist: Great British Twang / Various
Format: CD
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1. The Eagles  Bristol Express
2. The Eagles  Johnny's Tune
3. The Eagles  Exodus
4. The Eagles  the March of the Eagles
5. The Eagles  Old Ned (Theme from Steptoe and Son)
6. The Eagles  Theme from Maigret
7. The Eagles  Happy Joe (Theme from Comedy Playhouse)
8. The Eagles  Theme from Oliver Twist
9. The Krew Kats  Trambone
10. The Krew Kats  Peak Hour
11. The Krew Kats  Samovar
12. The Krew Kats  Jack's Good
13. The Krew Kats  the Bat
14. The Tom Cats  Tom Tom Cat
15. The Fentones  the Mexican
16. The Fentones  Lover's Guitar
17. The Fentones  the Breeze and I
18. The Fentones  Just for Jerry
19. The Fentones  Gringo
20. The Fentones  Mick's Tune
21. The Hunters  Teen Scene
22. The Hunters  Santa Monica Flyer
23. The Hunters  Golden Earrings
24. The Hunters  Tally Ho
25. The Hunters  the Storm
26. The Hunters  How's M'chicks?
27. The Scorpions  (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
28. The Scorpions  Torquay
29. The Scorpions  Rockin' at the Phil
30. The Scorpions  Scorpio
31. The Packabeats  Gypsy Beat
32. The Packabeats  Big Man
33. The Packabeats  Evening in Paris
34. The Packabeats  the Traitors

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The "Golden Age" of the twangy UK Beat Instrumental occurred between the late 1950s and the very early 1960s, inspired by The Shadows' spectacular successes. This compilation presents thirty-four tracks from six guitar-led groups, whose sound and style were pretty much a direct homage to The Shads. First up, we have The Eagles, from Bristol, who racked up airplay with 'Bristol Express' and 'Exodus', followed by The Krew Kats, aka Marty Wilde's former Wildcats (they also recorded as The Tom Cats), who charted with 'Trambone'. The Fentones, who also backed Shane Fenton, charted with 'The Mexican' and 'The Breeze And I', while The Hunters weighed in with 'Teen Scene' and 'The Storm'/'How's M'Chicks?' two huge collectors' itemsFinally, The Scorpions cut two equally-collectable 45s, '(Ghost) Riders In The Sky' and 'Rockin' At The Phil', while The Packabeats charted with 'Gypsy Beat', before famously cutting 'The Traitors' for Joe Meek

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