Archive for July 10th, 2009

10th July
written by Matt The Cat

Surfari’s DON’T “Wipe Out”!

“Greatest Surf Instrumental Of All-Time”

Surfaris – “Wipe Out” : 28 Votes

Ventures – “Walk-Don’t Run” : 27 Votes

We’ve got another real close call this week on The Friday Night Cat Fight. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, The Surfaris don’t pull off a decisive win as The Ventures are right on their backs as the Prowlers vote for their favorite Surf Instrumental of ALL-Time. The Chantay’s “Pipeline” came in third with 12 votes, while Dick Dale & The Del-Tones racked up 10 votes for “Misirlou”. Check the “Comments” section by clicking HERE to see what other surf songs the Prowlers voted for.

This week, the Cat Fight breaks new ground as I spend an entire show on the underrated R&B; stylings of MARVIN PHILLIPS!

I cover Marvin’s entire career from his early days with Richard Lewis and Big Jay McNeely to his breakthrough with Jesse Belvin as Jesse & Marvin (1952) and the formation of Marvin & Johnny. You’ll learn which “Johnny” is on which recording and also get to hear some of Marvin’s solo material as well as vote for your favorite version of the classic, “Cherry Pie”. This format should remind you a lot of how my old “Harlem” show used to sound on XM’s 50s Channel, so I hope you enjoy it!

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