Monday, April 12, 2010

Jim Waller & the Deltas !

Howdy !
Yeah ok sorry about last week, I was on holidays, I even received complaints by email...You're as mad as me folks !
Ok a lil' bit of sun here...The R&B-inflected surf combo the Deltas formed at Fresno State College in 1961. Eventually billed as Jim Waller & the Deltas, the band featured a lineup of Waller on piano and organ, Terry Christofsen on guitar, Ray Carlson on saxophone, Terry Christenson on drums, and Eddie Atkinson on bass. An R&B-inflected surf combo, Jim Waller & the Deltas formed at Fresno State College in 1961 and featured a lineup of Waller on piano and organ, Terry Christofsen on guitar, Ray Carlson on saxophone, Terry Christenson on drums and Eddie Atkinson on bass, and the band disbanded in 1967. The Deltas released an LP of instrumentals called Surfin' Wild on Arvee Records in 1963 (Sundazed reissued Surfin' Wild on CD in 1995).Raucous and fun, these dozen instrumentals sound more like King Curtis then they do Dick Dale, and they underscore how much pure surf instrumentals were influenced by straight, horn-driven R&B. Christofsen does get in his share of reverb-laden guitar riffs, but the Deltas were mostly about the sax and organ mix, and it is a sound that is both refreshing and familiar !

Jim Waller & The Deltas :
* Surfin' Wild *
* Exotic *
* Body Wompin' *


Anonymous Anonymous said...

love love love

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Tom G said...

Thank you!!!!

4:11 AM  
Blogger Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Isn't it freakin' amazing how some of the coolest 60's surf came from San Joaquin Valley towns in California that were nowhere near the ocean!

5:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Account Has Been Suspended...!

WTF... someone or something seems to be f***ing
with you, rev.
or is it just a bug?
We will see...
looks like another mighty fine post though

with love,
Kenny Lust

5:26 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Thanx folks !
Mr D, Pop', damn right, one of the best modern surf band in my agenda is...The Langhorns...from Sweden, not the best place on earth to actually surf for good !
Howdy Kenny, seems to work fine for me, maybe a bug ! Cheers !

7:46 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Haven't heard the term "Body Whompin" in a long time, but I used to love doing a little whomping at the edges of the rip tides that would form at Mission Beach.

Great time. Might make this my new theme song.

3:28 AM  
Anonymous music lover said...

Spotify played me the debut of The Langhorns and I liked it!

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post! My husband is the younger brother of one of the Deltas. Unfortunately, the AllMusic Guide, where this info originated, mangled the names of several and members. They should be Roy Carlson, Terry Christofferson, and Jeff Christensen. Sent a correction to AMG, but who knows if they'll update it... :-)

7:45 AM  

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