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50s and 60s instrumentals

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Patrick Mirza, Sep 6, 2001.

  1. Patrick Mirza

    Patrick Mirza Supporting Actor

    Mar 12, 1999
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    I want to download a bunch of 50s and 60s rock instrumentals to put together as a compilation CD.
    Aside from "Walk, Don't Run", "Tequila" and "Sleepwalker" my mind is blanking out.
    Got any good suggestions for songs?!?
    [Edited last by Patrick Mirza on September 06, 2001 at 07:53 AM]
  2. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

    Oct 2, 1998
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    Here's two excellent compilations of rock instrumentals from Rhino:
    [*]Rock Instrumentals Classics, Volume 2: The Sixties, RC71602[*]Rock Instrumentals Classics, Volume 4: Soul, RC71604

    Both should be still available. There may also be a box set containing all the volumes. These have never sounded better - I play them quite often.

    Here are a few of the titles:
    [*]Wild Weekend - The Rebels[*]Apache - Jorgen Ingmann & His Guitar[*]Telstar - The Tornadoes[*]Out of Limits - The Marketts[*]Classical Gas - Mason Williams[*]Wheels - The String-a-Longs[*]Green Onions - Booker T & The MG's[*]The Horse - Cliff Nobles & Co.[*]Last Night - Mar-Keys[*]Soulful Strut - Young-Holt Unlimited[*]Hang 'Em High - Booker T & The MG's[*]Watermelon Man - Mongo Santamaria Band[*]Time is Tight - Booker T & The MG's

    That's just some of them. Each contains 18 tunes.

    Here are some others I can think of - I have the Rhino CDs with these also, but I can't locate them at the moment.
    [*]Pipeline - The Chantays[*]Let There Be Drums - Sandy Nelson[*]Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson[*]Red River Rock - Johnny & The Hurricanes[*]Miserlou - Dick Dale & The Deltones

    Plus, there are a ton of surf instrumentals (Pipeline is one). Interested in these as well?

    They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!
    They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa To the funny farm. Where life is beautiful all the time and I'll be happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they're coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!!!
    - Napoleon XIV
  3. Henry Gale

    Henry Gale Producer

    Jul 10, 1999
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    I was doing a little search to find one of my favorites from 1960, Night Theme by Mark II when I came across this list of instrumentals.
    [Edited last by Jim Armstrong on September 06, 2001 at 05:50 PM]
  4. Henry Gale

    Henry Gale Producer

    Jul 10, 1999
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    Henry Gale
    BTW...it's a great list but #68 is spelled incorrectly, and it's a vocal.
  5. Phil A

    Phil A Producer

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    There is also "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" by Hugo Montenegro, "Love is Blue" by Paul Mauriat and "Embryonic Journey" by the Jefferson Airplane that was used as the theme for a public service commercial at one point.
  6. Anthony Hom

    Anthony Hom Supporting Actor

    Mar 24, 1999
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    I made an MP3 compilation of Instrumentals from 1957 to 1984.
    They were all hit singles, mostly all in the top 100. Do you want them all? It's a big list and includes instrumentals from Herb Alpert, too.
    Most were done at high bit rate so it spans 2 CD-Rs. It may take a little while to make up the list. Do you just want to post it here?
  7. Anthony Hom

    Anthony Hom Supporting Actor

    Mar 24, 1999
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    Here's a list of top 100 instrumentals from about 1955 to 1985. Sorry if there are repeats, or album tracks:
    Camel BackA. B. Skhy
    "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"Cannonball Adderley
    Blue's ThemeDavie Allan & The Arrows
    Apache '65Davie Allan & The Arrows
    Walkin' With Mr. LeeLee Allan And His Band
    JessicaAllman Bros.
    A BandaHerb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
    Casino RoyaleHerb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
    RiseHerb Alpert
    Spanish FleaHerb Alpert & The Tijuana Bras
    Taste of HoneyHerb Alpert & the Tijuana Bras
    Lollipops and RosesHerb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
    Mexican ShuffleHerb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
    The Lonely BullHerb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
    The Work SongHerb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
    Tijuana TaxiHerb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
    Wade in the WaterHerb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
    Whipped CreamHerb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
    Peter GunnRay Anthony
    JoyApollo 100 featurng Tom Parker
    Mexican Hat DanceApplejacks
    Harem DanceArmenian Jazz Sextet
    Peter Gunn (The Twang Mix)The Art of Noise
    Overture From TommyAssembled Multitude
    Listen HereBrian Auger & Trinity
    Slow WalkSil Austin
    Pick Up The PiecesAWB (Average White Band)
    Boogie WoogieB. Bumble & The Stingers
    Bumble BoogieB. Bumble & The Stingers
    Nut RockerB. Bumble & The Stingers
    ExpressB.T. Express
    Comin' In The Back DoorBaja Marimba Band
    Ghost Riders In The SkyBaja Marimba Band
    Midnight In MoscowKenny Ball
    Scotch on the rocksBand Of The Black Watch
    Chinese Kung FuBanzaii
    Soul FingerBar-Kays
    Petite Fleur (Little Flower)Chris Barber's Jazz Band
    Hooked On Big BandsFrank Barber Orchestra
    Lost LoveH. B. Barnum
    James Bond ThemeJohn Barry
    "The James Bond Theme From ""Dr.No"""John Barry
    DynomiteTony Camillo's Bazuka
    Pipe DreamsJimmy Beck
    Airport LoveVincent Bell
    Summer of 42Biddu Orchestra
    I Could Have Danced All NightBiddu Orchestra
    Stanger On The ShoreMr. Acker Bilk
    Percolator (Twist)Billy Joe & The Checkmates
    El BimboBimbo Jet
    Midnight OilCharlie Blackwell
    Hang 'Em HighBooker T & The MG's
    Green OnionsBooker T. & The MG's
    Time Is TightBooker T. & The MG's
    Movin'Brass Construction
    Phoenix Love ThemeBrass Ring
    The Dis-Advantages Of YouBrass Ring
    Sneakin' Up Behind YouBrecker Brothers
    Night TrainJames Brown
    Take FiveDave Brubeck
    The Madison Time PT. 1Ray Bryant
    Bust OutThe Busters
    Theme From Adventures In ParadJerry Byrd
    Magnificent SevenAl Caiola
    TuffAce Cannon
    Sweet Georgia BrownCarroll Brothers
    Twine TimeAlvin Cash & The Crawlers
    Moonglow & PicnicGeorge Cates
    Whole Lotta LoveC.C.S.
    Love In 'c' MinorCerrone
    Love in C minorCerrone
    Jungle FeverChakachas
    On The BeachFrank Chacksfield
    ScorpioDennis Coffey
    TaurusDennis Coffey
    Topsy IICozy Cole
    Chanson D'amourRay Conniff
    Gonna Fly NowBill Conti
    Wiggle WobbleLes Cooper
    Happy OrganDave Cortez
    Rinky DinkDave Cortez
    Last DateFloyd Cramer
    Music To Watch Girls ByBob Crewe Generation
    Bullwhip RockCyclones
    MiserlouDick Dale
    Lily Was HereCandy Dulfer & David Stewart
    Woodchopper's BallHutch Davie
    Quiet VillageMartin Denny
    Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)Deodato
    Nadia's ThemeBarry Devorzon
    Soul MakossaManu Dibango
    Honky TonkBill Doggett
    Alligator BogalooLou Donaldson
    Tea For Two Cha ChaTommy Dorsey
    Stick ShiftDuals
    The Fife PiperDynatones
    Because They're YoungDuane Eddy
    Rebel RouserDuane Eddy
    Viva Tirado - Part 1El Chicano
    Keem-O-SabeElectric Indian
    Hooked On Swing (single)Larry Elgart
    Bongo RockPreston Epps
    Alley CatBent Fabric and His Piano
    Theme From a Summer PlacePercy Faith Orchestra
    Axel FHarold Faltermeyer
    Theme From The ApartmentFerrante & Teicher
    ExodusFerrante & Teicher
    TonightFerrante & Teicher
    In The MoodErnie Fields
    Hocus PocusFocus
    DesafinadoStan Getz / Charlie Byrd
    Makes You BlindGlitter Band
    "Rock And Roll, Part 2 "Gary Glitter
    7-11Gone All The Stars
    Theme from Terms of EndearmentMichael Gore
    Quentin's ThemeCharles Randolph Grean Sounde
    Jam (Part 1) Bobby Gregg & His Friends
    Cast Your Fate to the WindVince Guaraldi Trio
    The Entertainer Marvin Hamlisch
    RockitHerbie Hancock
    ChameleonHerbie Hancock
    Hard WorkJohn Handy
    Rain ForestPaul Hardcastle
    Fly Me To The MoonJoe Harnell
    ExodusEddie Harris
    Listen HereEddie Harris
    Batman ThemeNeal Hefti
    Soft Summer BreezeEddie Heywood
    JavaAl Hirt
    MistyRichard ''Groove'' Holmes
    PopcornHot Butter
    Cool AidPaul Humphrey
    Bongo RockIncredible Bongo Band
    ApacheJorgan Ingmann
    Enchanted SeaIslanders
    So Far AwayHank Jacobs
    A Walk in the Black Forest"Jankowski, Horst"
    Red River RockJohnny & The Hurricanes
    RaunchyBill Justis
    Wonderland by NightBert Kaempfert
    Swingin' SafariBert Kaempfert
    Summer SetMonty Kelly
    Asia MinorKokomo
    Image Part 1Hank Levine
    "The ""In"" Crowd"Ramsey Lewis Trio
    Love's Theme Love Unlimited Orchestra
    Yellow BirdArthur Lyman
    MemphisLonnie Mack
    WhamLonnie Mack
    Love Theme From Romeo and JulietHenry Mancini
    Windmills Of Your MindHenry Mancini
    Pink Panther ThemeHenry Mancini
    Last NightMar-Keys
    Out of LimitsThe Marketts
    Munster's ThemeJack Marshall
    Grazing in the GrassHugh Masekela
    Love Is BluePaul Mauriat
    Shangri-LaRobert Maxwell
    The HustleVan McCoy
    Star Wars / Cantina BandMeco
    Shimmy Shimmy Walk Part 1The Megatons
    Cissy StrutMeters
    TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)MFSB
    Music Box DancerFrank Mills
    Peter PiperFrank Mills
    The Good The Bad & The UglyHugo Montenegro
    MexicoBob Moore
    A Fifth Of BeethovenWalter Murphy & the Big Apple Band
    Cosmic SeaMystic Moods
    Let There Be DrumsSandy Nelson
    Teen BeatSandy Nelson
    Summer of '42Peter Nero
    The Lonely SurferJack Nitzsche
    The HorseCliff Nobles & Co.
    Tubular Bells Part 1 [Edit] -Mike Oldfield
    Outa-SpaceBilly Preston
    Space RaceBilly Preston
    Our Winter LoveBill Pursell
    (Ghost) Riders In The SkyRamrods
    Yakety SaxBoots Randolph
    Wild WeekendRebels
    Theme from Route 66Nelson Riddle
    BrazilThe Ritchie Family
    Woo-HooRock -A- Teens
    Back Beat No. 1Rondels
    Let's Go (Pony)Routers
    Poor BoyRoyaltones
    Hungry For LoveSan Remo Golden Strings
    Watermelon ManMongo Santamaria Band
    SleepwalkSanto & Johnny
    Uptown & CountryTom Scott
    MichelleBud Shank
    SpookyMike Sharpe
    Spring RainSilvetti
    Burning SpearSoulful Strings
    Cast Your Fate To The WindSounds Orchestral
    Tracy's ThemeSpencer Ross
    Morning DanceSpyro Gyra
    Moonglow & Theme From PicnicMorris Stoloff
    Caterpillar CrawlStrangers
    Wipe OutSurfaris
    No Matter What ShapeT-Bones
    Mah Na Mah NaPiero Umiliani
    "You Can't Sit Down, Part 2"Phil Upchurch Combo
    Theme From Ben CaseyValjean
    Hawaii Five-OVentures
    Secret Agent ManVentures
    Walk Don't RunVentures
    Washington SquareVillage Stompers
    Guitar Boogie ShuffleVirtues
    Harlem NocturneViscounts
    Hawaii TatooWaikikis
    Summer Samba (So Nice)Walter Wanderly
    Mister MagicGrover Washington Jr
    CalcuttaLawrence Welk
    Groovy GrubwormHarlow Wilcox
    Close Encounters Of Third KindJohn Williams
    Classical GasMason Williams
    MoreKai Winding
    FrankensteinEdgar Winter Group
    Canadian SunsetHugo Winterhalter-Eddie Heywood
    RumbleLink Wray
    Computer GameYellow Magic Orchestra
    Soulful StrutYoung-Holt Unlimited
    Let's All ChantMichael Zager Band

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