The Routers Play 1963's Great Instrumental Hits (LP, Album, Promo). 1963 Great Instrumental Hits (CD, Album, RM). Collectors' Choice Music.
Released: February 1, 1964.
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The Routers' recording was instigated by record producer Joe Saraceno and his co-producer record producer and composer Michael Z. Gordon, who went on to compose "Apologize" by Ed Ames. Like many pop instrumentals recorded in Los Angeles, California, at this time, such as those by B. Bumble and the Stingers, it involved Gordon (guitar), Plas. Johnson (saxophone) and Earl Palmer (drums), probably with Plas’ brother Ray Johnson on bass guitar as well as Tommy Tedesco on guitar. Their recordings continued to be issued up to 1964 but with less commercial success, and involved Gordon (guitar), Leon Russell (piano) and Hal Blaine (drums). The same group also recorded over the same period as the Marketts. The Routers Play 1963's Great Instrumental Hits (Warner Bros. The Routers Play The Chuck Berry Song Book (Warner Bros.
The Routers were an instrumental pop/surf rock group from Los Angeles that became famous during the early 1960s. Formed in 1961 by Michael Z. Gordon and signed to Warner Bros. Records, the original lineup consisted of Gordon, Lynn Frasier, Al Kait, Randy Viers, and Scott Engel (who later joined The Walker Bros. with a number of personnel changes. The Routers also had a string of minor hits the following year with "Sting Ray," "Half Time," "Big Band," and "A-Ooga. The Routers were among several performers featured in the 1964 movie, "Surf Party. The band toured actively for a number of years and released four albums before finally disbanding around the early 1970s.
Although the Routers started off as a real band, by the time the quintet had garnered their solitary charting single, "Let's Go!" in 1963, Warner Brothers staff producer Joe Saraceno had replaced them with various and sundry members of the all-star recording studio heavyweights known as the Wrecking Crew. This A list included the respective talents of Hal Blaine (drums), Leon Russell (keyboards), Tommy Tedesco (guitar), and Carol Kaye (bass). This title features a dozen instrumental interpretations of Berry's seminal sides and rambunctious rockers. Both genre-defining platters such as "Rock and Roll Music," "Sweet Little Sixteen," and "Johnny B. Goode" as well as the lesser-known "Wee Wee Hours" are given strong workouts.
A1 Washington Square A2 Guitar Man A3 Maria Elena A4 Hot Pastrami A5 Wild Weekend A6 Telstar B1 Martian Hop B2 Watermelon Man B3 Memphis B4 Wipe Out B5 Pipeline B6 Sting Ray. Notes. Vitaphonic Stereo Long Play. Made in England by the Decca Record Company Limited. Black print on gold label, with red line around the WB logo.
With The Routers, Play The Chuck Berry Song Book, 1963 Great Instrumental Hits, Charge!, Top Tracks: Let's Go - Pony, You Never Can Tell - 2006 Remaster, Let's Dance, Let's Go, Washington Square - 2006 Remastered Version, Biography: A US instrumental unit formed in the early 60s in the Los Angeles, California area, the original Routers were not the same musicians that eventually secured the band’s only hit in 1962 with ‘Let’s Go (Pony)’. Monthly Listeners: 1832, Where People Listen: Los Angeles, Mexico City, Stockholm, Chicago, New York City. There were three other Warner albums, followed by later Routers singles on RCA Records and Mercury Records (which also released an album) as late as 1973, after which the name was apparently shelved and the remaining members disbanded.
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US Copy Called “1963's Great Instrumental Hits” as 1963 on the flat red cover.
Coating Cover Flipback Style. Full Description On Back.
White Blank Label. Red Vinyl Copy