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VA – Shazam! and Other Instrumentals Written by Lee Hazlewood (2016)

Posted by Zorn on January 5, 2017
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Ace’s 2016 compilation Shazam! collects 24 of these instrumentals, all written by Hazlewood and many produced by the pop maverick, too. Hazlewood had a cinematic ear rivaled only by arranger Jack Nitzsche and, unsurprisingly, they’re responsible for the best moments here: singles that play as if all the splendor of a B movie were condensed into a 7″ single. Compared to that,the cheerful, generic surfers can’t help but pale, but even knockoffs of Eddy hits by the Rhythm Rockers and the Lively Ones showcase Hazlewood’s knack for melodramatic melodies. Still, Shazam! is the most fun when it’s overheated: when the studio orchestras swing with a smirk and the brass smears the tune, knowing that the feel itself is the hook.

Tracks:
1. Duane Eddy – Shazam! [01:57]
2. Al Casey – The Stinger [01:38]
3. Duane Eddy – Stalkin’ [02:23]
4. Tony Castle and the Raiders – Salty [01:45]
5. Al Casey – Surf’s You Right [01:44]
6. The Astronauts – Movin’ [01:55]
7. Hal Blaine & the Young Cougars – Challenger II [02:10]
8. Jack Nitzsche – Baja [02:17]
9. Rhythm Rockers – Moovin’ ‘N’ Groovin’ [02:06]
10. The Ventures – Rebel-‘Rouser [01:57]
11. The Lively Ones – (Dance with The) Guitar Man [02:31]
12. The Astronauts – El Aguila (The Eagle) [02:00]
13. Hal Blaine & the Young Cougars – The Phantom Driver [02:27]
14. The Astronauts – The Hearse [02:11]
15. Dick Dale & His del-Tones – Angry Generation [02:45]
16. Lee Hazlewood’s Woodchucks – Muchacho [02:37]
17. The Challengers – Johnny October [02:38]
18. Dino, Desi & Billy – Desi’s Drums [02:37]
19. Duane Eddy – This Town [02:56]
20. Jack Nitzsche – Zapata [02:21]
21. The Vanguards – A Stranger in Your Town [01:54]
22. The Whisk Kids – Bo-Dacious [02:17]
23. Billy Strange – These Boots Are Made for Walking [02:09]
24. Afro Blues Quintet – Some Velvet Morning [02:28]

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