Dance On: Rock 'n Roll Instrumentals, 1955-1965

Artist Song Buy
Chuck Berry  Berry Pickin'  buy on itunes
Bill Doggett  Honky Tonk, part 2  buy on itunes
Bill Justis  Raunchy  buy on itunes
The Champs  Tequila  buy on itunes
Duane Eddy  Rebel Rouser  buy on itunes
Link Wray  Rumble  buy on itunes
Lord Rockingham's XI  Hoots Mon!  buy on itunes
Duane Eddy  Lonely One  buy on itunes
Johnny & The Hurricanes  Reveille Rock  buy on itunes
Johnny & The Hurricanes  Red River Rock  buy on itunes
Johnny & The Hurricanes  Crossfire  buy on itunes
The Owen Bradley Combo  Ramrod  buy on itunes
Sandy Nelson  Teen Beat  buy on itunes
Santo & Johnny  Sleep Walk  buy on itunes
The Shadows  Apache  buy on itunes
The Ventures  Walk, Don't Run  buy on itunes
The Beatles  Cry For A Shadow  buy on itunes
The Shadows  F.B.I.  buy on itunes
Booker T & The MG's  Green Onions  buy on itunes
Dick Dale & His Del Tones  Misirlou  buy on itunes
The John Barry Seven  James Bond Theme  buy on itunes
The Shadows  Dance On  buy on itunes
The Tornadoes  Bustin' Surfboards  buy on itunes
The Tornadoes  Telstar  buy on itunes
The Centurions  Bullwinkle, part 2  buy on itunes
The Chantays  Pipeline  buy on itunes
The Lively Ones  Surf Rider  buy on itunes
The Shadows  Foot Tapper  buy on itunes
The Surfaris  Wipe Out  buy on itunes
The Shangaans  Skokiaan  buy on itunes


A mix of rock 'n roll, surf rock and soundtrack instrumentals from the first ten years of rock 'n roll. I've also included South African band, The Shangaan's version of 'Skokiaan' (a potent alcoholic beverage - "Skokiaan' means "happy-happy") which has been recorded by Bill Haley, Perez Prado, Ringo Starr, Louis Armstrong and many others... The original was recorded in 1950 by the Bulawayo Sweet Rhythms Band from Zimbabwe (then known as Rhodesia).
The Beatles instrumental was recorded in 1961 as a tribute to the Shadows. And yes, I do love the "Pulp Fiction" soundtrack, how did you guess?


Date: 2/13/2005
lots of popular instrumentals here. Thius contains many of my favs. Yes, I love Pulp Fiction too, just look at my "We don't need no stinkin' lyrics" mix, or many of Sean Lally's great surf instrumental mixes.
Date: 2/13/2005
A lot of faves on this.
joey de vivre
Date: 2/13/2005
Johnny & the Hurricanes! Skokiaan! Lord Rockingham! Man, these are ALL rebel rousers!
Date: 2/13/2005
Some great tunes on this mix.
no borders
Date: 2/13/2005
Some nice stuff. I just picked up The Shadows A/B sides; I never knew they were so big, except for Apache. Another great version of Skokiaan is by Brave Combo, the polka+ band. They also did wild versions of the Door's Strange Days & (my favorite) 16 Tons.
Date: 2/14/2005
nice one......
Date: 2/14/2005
Some classics here.
Sean Lally
Date: 2/14/2005
All great stuff here, man! I give it my instrumental-snob thumbs-up. Love them Shadows, Johnny/Hurricanes, Link, and many more. Plus, you have the all-time best instro song, Telstar. Long live Joe Meek!
Date: 2/19/2005
Oh rock the heck on! I love, love, love, love Skokiaan. But does it count as an instrumental if someone cackles & yells "Wipe out" at the beginning?
Vagabond Radio
Date: 2/19/2005
Yes Jenergy, I agree, which is why I very cleverly edited out that "Wipe out" at the beginning...never liked it anyway, and I always felt it distracted from the song :)
p the swede
Date: 2/20/2005
lots of fun here
Date: 2/21/2005
ditto p the swede -- how fun!! :)
Date: 2/28/2005
THis looks very tight! Nice job. I would love to get this sometime.

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