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Patrick Mirza

Supporting Actor
Mar 12, 1999
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]

alan halvorson

Senior HTF Member
Oct 2, 1998
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

Henry Gale

Senior HTF Member
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.

Phil A

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Oct 1, 2000
Central FL
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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.

Anthony Hom

Supporting Actor
Mar 24, 1999
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?

Anthony Hom

Supporting Actor
Mar 24, 1999
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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