Although THE FIREBALLS are chiefly remembered as an Instrumentals combo, they also recorded with vocalists CHUCK THARP and JIMMY GILMER.
The most successful R&R band to emerge from New Mexico, they were led by guitarist George Tomsco, whose highly distinctive Tex-Mex guitar playing style was a huge influence on Surf music.
This compilation anthologises all their Instro singles between 1959-62, as well as solo and group recordings by both Tharp and Gilmer, thus making this a unique package.
These sides were all produced by the legendary Norman Petty, at his Clovis studio.
Features the Instrumental hits 'Torquay', 'Bulldog', 'Vaquero' and 'Quite A Party', alongside rarities like 'Little Toy', 'Holiday Love' and solo Jimmy Gilmer sides like 'Look Alive!', 'Wishing', 'Born To Be With You', and 'Won't Be Long'.
Indeed, this phenomenal set includes no less than nine serious collectors' rarities, which have never previously been reissued in any format, let alone CD.
1. THE FIREBALLS - I DON'T KNOW
2. THE FIREBALLS - FIREBALL
3. JIMMY GILMER - LOOK ALIVE!
4. JIMMY GILMER - BECAUSE I NEED YOU
5. THE FIREBALLS - TORQUAY
6. THE FIREBALLS - CRY BABY
7. THE FIREBALLS - BULLDOG
8. THE FIREBALLS - NEARLY SUNRISE
9. THE FIREBALLS - FOOT-PATTER
10. THE FIREBALLS - KISSIN'
11. JIMMY GILMER - TRUE LOVE WAYS
12. JIMMY GILMER - WISHING
13. CHUCK THARP & THE FIREBALLS - LONG, LONG PONYTAIL
14. CHUCK THARP & THE FIREBALLS - LET THERE BE LOVE
15. THE FIREBALLS - VAQUERO (Cowboy)
16. THE FIREBALLS - CHIEF WHOOPIN-KOFF
17. THE FIREBALLS - SWEET TALK
18. THE FIREBALLS - ALMOST PARADISE
19. JIMMY GILMER - DO YOU THINK
20. JIMMY GILMER - GOOD, GOOD LOVIN'
21. THE FIREBALLS - RIK-A-TIK
22. THE FIREBALLS - YACKY DOO
23. THE FIREBALLS - QUITE A PARTY
24. THE FIREBALLS - GUNSHOT
25. JIMMY GILMER & THE FIREBALLS - CALL IN THE SHERIFF
26. JIMMY GILMER & THE FIREBALLS - DON'T STOP
27. THE FIREBALLS - REALLY BIG TIME
28. THE FIREBALLS - TUFF-A-NUFF
29. CHIMMY GILMER - BORN TO BE WITH YOU
30. CHIMMY GILMER - I'M GONNA GO WALKIN'
31. THE FIREBALLS - CARIOCA
32. THE FIREBALLS - FIND ME A GOLDEN STREET
33. GUITARS, INC - LITTLE TOY
34. GUITARS, INC - HOLIDAY LOVE
35. THE FIREBALLS - BLACKSMITH BLUES
36. JIMMY GILMER - WON'T BE LONG
|Release Date||September 8th 2017|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988 09722 1|
Jimmy GILMER & The Fireballs - Quite A Party - The Early As & Bs
- Product Code: JASCD 972
- Availability: In Stock