THE PILTDOWN MEN MEET B.BUMBLE AND THE STINGERS - CD
Although they are no longer a particularly fashionable pop commodity, there was a time, a long time ago, when instrumentals and instrumental combos ruled the UK's airwaves and frequently landed at or near the top of our charts.
Unlike the likes of the Shadows and the Ventures, the two groups featured in this new Jasmine compilation did not really exist outside of the studio, but both the Piltdown Men and B. Bumble and the Stingers have left their permanent mark on non-vocal pop culture in much the same way.
Both the Piltdowns and the Stingers were comprised of members from the pool of Los Angeles studio musicians that we tend to use the 'catch all' of The Wrecking Crew to describe. Both 'groups' played and scored hits with adaptations of classical music and both were considerably more popular in the UK than they were back home!
This compilation features the A and B sides of every 45 that both groups released between 1960 and 1962 - in the case of the Piltdowns, their complete discography! - and therefore includes every UK chart hit that both groups ever had. All tracks are mastered from the best possible sources and several are making their CD debut here.
We can't physically take you back to simpler times when pubs closed early out of choice and the only person who wore a mask was The Lone Ranger, but this veritable bonanza of instrumentals will get you pretty close! You would be off your Nut Rocker not to want a copy!
THE PILTDOWN MEN
1. BRONTOSAURUS STOMP - The Piltdown Men
2. MACDONALD'S CAVE - The Piltdown Men
3. PILTDOWN RIDES AGAIN - The Piltdown Men
4. BUBBLES IN THE TAR - The Piltdown Men
5. THE GREAT IMPOSTOR - The Piltdown Men
6. GOODNIGHT MRS. FLINTSTONE - The Piltdown Men
7. GARGANTUA - The Piltdown Men
8. FOSSIL ROCK - The Piltdown Men
9. A PRETTY GIRL IS LIKE A MELODY - The Piltdown Men
10. BIG LIZZARD - The Piltdown Men
11. NIGHT SURFIN' - The Piltdown Men
12. TEQUILA BOSSA NOVA - The Piltdown Men
13. BE A PARTY - The Sons Of The Piltdown Men
14. MAD GOOSE - The Sons Of The Piltdown Men
B. BUMBLE AND THE STINGERS
15. BUMBLE BOOGIE - B Bumble and the Stingers
16. SCHOOL DAY BLUES - B Bumble and the Stingers
17. PINETOP'S BOOGIE WOOGIE - B Bumble and the Stingers
18. NEAR YOU - B Bumble and the Stingers
19. BEE HIVE - B Bumble and the Stingers
20. CARAVAN - B Bumble and the Stingers
21. NUT ROCKER - B Bumble and the Stingers
22. NAUTILUS - B Bumble and the Stingers
23. ROCKIN' ON 'N' OFF - B Bumble and the Stingers
24. MASHED # 5 - B Bumble and the Stingers
25. APPLE KNOCKER - B Bumble and the Stingers
26. THE MOON AND THE SEA - B Bumble and the Stingers
27. DAWN CRACKER - B Bumble and the Stingers
28. SCALES - B Bumble and the Stingers
29. CANADIAN SUNSET - B Bumble and the Stingers
30. TWELFTH STREET RAG - B Bumble and the Stingers
31. BABY MASH - B Bumble and the Stingers
32. NIGHT TIME MADNESS - B Bumble and the Stingers