Released 24/05/10. The return of Delay 68 is heralded by this intriguing collection of twenty songs which went on to be covered and, in many cases, made internationally famous by The Beach Boys. The 60s legends and their prodigal leader need no introduction, and many of their interpretations of these cuts are classics of their era, but these earlier renditions shed new light on the material for any appreciator of Wilson’s oeuvre.
From The Kingston Trio’s take on The Wreck of The John B, the inspiration for an almost inconceivable 24 hour burst of creativity from Wilson at the height of his powers, to The Dell Vikings Come Go With Me and Little Willie John s Talk To Me, both of which were covered during the band’s much overlooked late 70s period - each track is a thing of beauty in its own right, and demonstrates that Wilson s talent for judging material for his group to tackle almost equalled his talent for original material. Almost...Tracks featured were included on no less than thirteen Beach Boys albums, including Pet Sounds, Surfin USA, Beach Boys Today!, 15 Big Ones,MIU, LA (Light Album), 20/20, Party and the phenomenal Surf’s Up .
Also included are a track reworked for (American) Spring s self-titled sole LP (produced by Wilson and featuring his wife and her family) and a cut recorded by the band for the Party! album but dropped from the final running order. This collection of doo-wop, rock n roll, reworked traditionals, slow dances and plantations songs demonstrates in itself the huge well of American songcraft drawn on by the group, and the wide range of music which interested them and appealed in the years before stardom struck.
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Do You Wanna Dance ? - Bobby Freeman / The Wreck Of The John B - The Kingston Trio / Come Go With Me - The Del-Vikings / Bluebirds Over The Mountain - Ershel Hickey / Hully Gully - The Olympics / Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry / One Kiss Led To Another - The Coasters / A Casual Look - The Six Teens / Alley Oop - Dallas Frazier / I’m So Young - Naomi Wilson / Shortenin Bread - The Andrews Sisters / Why Do Fools Fall In Love? - Frankie Lymon And The Teenager / In The Still Of The Nite - The Fivesatins / Talk To Me - Little Willie John / Gee - The Crows / Cottonfields - Leadbelly / Riot In Cell Block No 9 - The Coasters / Tennesse Waltz - Patti Page / Graduation Day - Four Freshmen / Rock N Roll Music - Chuck Berry