(February 10, 2016): The Raybeats – Calhoun Surf

From the 1981 album, Guitar Beat.  The Raybeats were an instrumental quartet that hailed from the U.S. midwest (Kansas, Nebraska & Iowa).  This neo-surf Danny Amis tune is a cover of the song first released by his band, The Overtones.  The Raybeats add Dan Dryden’s unmistakable organ. I picked up the release as an import on the Don’t Fall Off The Mountain label. A short-lived early 1980s UK label that specialized in alternative U.S. bands. It includes 3 more a-side songs than the U.S. release (which also has a different cover).

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