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Eric K. (SoulfulStuff)
Reviewed on 8/6/2016...
One of a series of budget-priced CDs from Platinum Disc/Capitol Special
Markets, highlighting both hits and oddities from the era of hot rod music
ROBERT MITCHUM Ballad of Thunder Road
Theme song for the 1958 film of the same title; charted on
Billboard's Hot 100 in 1958 and again when re-released in 1962!
BEACH BOYS Shut Down
'B'-side of "Surfin' USA", Billboard #23 1963
ROBIN WARD In His Car
Uncharted follow-up to her 1963 hit "Wonderful Summer"
DUANE EDDY 40 Miles of Bad Road
His second Top 10 single, from 1959
MATADORS I Gotta Drive
This trio were friends with Jan & Dean and sang backup
on some of their hits. In return, Jan Berry sang lead on
this Colpix label 45
JAN & DEAN Little Old Lady From Pasadena
1964 summertime classic
BRUCE & TERRY Custom Machine
Not a big national hit, but did manage to reach #85 on the
Hot 100 in early 1964
RONNY & THE DAYTONAS G.T.O.
The Nashville group's first big hit; reached #4 in auturm 1964
GARY USHER Mag Wheels
Cheesy instrumental with organ
JOHNNY FORTUNE Dragster
Great instrumental with lots of sound effects; orginally a single on
the Park Ave. label