The Illustrated Discography of Surf Music, 1959–1965, edited by John Blair

Posted by

51A38FF-r9L-1._SL500_SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Though clearly not for everyone, this survey of a wonderful and largely defunct musical genre should delight fans whose interest extends beyond the obvious Beach Boys and Jan and Dean tunes. In addition to a thoughtful introduction and many illustrations, the book offers a mindbogglingly lengthy listing of surf-music songs, including info on flip sides, record labels and release dates. If you want to know who recorded such obscurities as “Mother, Mother, Can I Go Surfin'” and “He’s My Surfin’ Guy,” this is the best—and perhaps only—place to go.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.