Surfin: Recordings 1961-1962

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In the autumn of 1961, cousins Brian Wilson and Mike Love composed a song on surfing, titled "Surfin'" at the behest of Brian's younger sibling, Dennis Wilson. They quickly formed a band, bringing in the youngest Wilson brother Carl on lead guitar and Brian's high school friend Al Jardine on rhythm guitar. Brian took up bass, Dennis the drums and Mike would be the frontman, while they all would harmonize vocals arranged by Brian. Released that December, produced by Hite Morgan, and backed by "Luau", "Surfin'" made number 75 in the US Top 100 in early 1962. Father Murry Wilson became the band's manager. He submitted a professionally recorded demo tape to Capitol Records that spring. The Beach Boys were signed and "Surfin' Safari" b/w "409" (from the April 1962 demo tape) was released as a single that June. Al Jardine left the band before the demo session, rejoining the band in the fall of 1963. With both "Surfin' Safari" and "409" becoming hits (the former reaching US number 14), Capitol Records approved a full album. Brian Wilson, who regularly collaborated with Mike Love and Gary Usher, contributed the songs that made up the bulk of the LP. The official production credit on Surfin' Safari went to Nick Venet, though some have reported Brian Wilson contributed to the production. The second single, "Ten Little Indians", was less successful, reaching only number 49, with Brian feeling that "Chug-A-Lug" would have made a far better follow-up. Though Mike and Brian are the most prominent singers, Dennis makes his first vocal appearance on "Little Girl (You're My Miss America)" (shown as "Little Miss America" on the album cover).  This package contains the very first Beach Boys album plus all the earliest recordings leading up to that LP.  Includes the original Randy 7" 45 sides issued under the name of Kenny & The Cadets.  Includes the great No.1 hits Surfin' & Surfin' Safari.  Unpublished photographs.  Liner notes by Author Dick Porter.  Presented in gatefold cardboard soft pack. 
 
TRACKLISTING:  01. SURFIN' SAFARI 02. COUNTY FAIR 03. TEN LITTLE INDIANS 04. CHUG-A-LUG 05. LITTLE GIRL (YOU'RE MY MISS AMERICA) 06. 409 07. SURFIN' 08. HEADS YOU WIN - TAILS I LOSE 09. SUMMERTIME BLUES 10. CUCKOO CLOCK 11. MOON DAWG 12. THE SHIFT DISC #2: 01. STUDIO CHATTER 02. SURFIN' (FIRST ATTEMPT) 03. STUDIO CHATTER 04. SURFIN' (MASTER TAKE X-301, CANDIX 301,331 CAPITOL LPT-1081) 05. STUDIO CHATTER 06. LAU (FIRST ATTEMPT) 07. LUAU (MASTER TAKE B- SIDE OF X-301, CANDIX 301,331) 08. SURFIN' SAFARI 09. STUDIO CHATTER 10. SURFIN' SAFARI (MASTER) 11. STUDIO CHATTER 12. SURFER GIRL (MASTER) 13. JUDY (TAKE 1) 14. JUDY (MASTER) 15. BEACH BOYS STOMP (KARATE) 16. SURFIN SAFARI OVERDUB DEMO 17. LAVENDER 18. LUAU 19. SURFIN 20. BARBIE (STEREO) 21. WHAT IS A YOUNG GIRL MADE OF (STEREO)

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