Jim Waller & The Deltas - Surfin' Wild

Jim Waller & The Deltas - Surfin' Wild
Release Date:
1963
Genre:
Duration:
29:02
Album:
Surfin' Wild
Styles:
Rock & Roll, Surf, Instrumental Rock

An R&B-inflected surf combo, Jim Waller & the Deltas formed at Fresno State College in 1961 and featured a lineup of Waller on piano and organ, Terry Christofsen on guitar, Ray Carlson on saxophone, Terry Christenson on drums and Eddie Atkinson on bass.

This energetic little gem is a CD reissue of the band's sole LP on Arvee Records from 1963.

Raucous and fun, these dozen instrumentals sound more like King Curtis then they do Dick Dale, and they underscore how much pure surf instrumentals were influenced by straight, horn-driven R&B. Christofsen does get in his share of reverb-laden guitar riffs, but the Deltas were mostly about the sax and organ mix, and it is a sound that is both refreshing and familiar. Highlights include the title track, "Surfin' Wild," the lovely and intricate "Latin'ia" and the room-rattling stomp of "Body Wompin'."

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Surfin' Wild / Jim WallerJim Waller & The Deltas feat: Jim Waller2:10
Exotic / Bruce MorganJim Waller & The Deltas feat: Jim Waller2:26
Trippin' at Trestle'sJim Waller & The Deltas feat: Jim Waller2:15
Work Song / Nat Adderley / Nat Adderley, Jr. / Oscar Brown, Jr.Jim Waller & The Deltas feat: Jim Waller2:28
Latin'ia / Mark Hilder / Thomas Nunes / Tommy NunesJim Waller & The Deltas feat: Jim Waller2:38
Church Key / Dan Darnold / Norman KnowlesJim Waller & The Deltas feat: Jim Waller2:17
Body Wompin' / Jim WallerJim Waller & The Deltas feat: Jim Waller2:19
Surfin' / Dennis Love / Brian WilsonJim Waller & The Deltas feat: Jim Waller2:47
Surf Walk / Jim WallerJim Waller & The Deltas feat: Jim Waller2:51
Vesuvius / Robert J. HafnerJim Waller & The Deltas feat: Jim Waller1:57
Waikiki Wipeout / Jim WallerJim Waller & The Deltas feat: Jim Waller2:31
"Bal" Beat / Jim WallerJim Waller & The Deltas feat: Jim Waller2:40

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