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30.10.09

Wes Dakus & The Rebels

Wes Dakus and The Rebels seemed to be destined for stardom in the mid-1960s. Recording in Clovis, New Mexico, with Buddy Holly's producer and manager Norman Petty, the band from Edmonton, Alberta recorded two collectable albums that included such raved-up rockers as "We've Got A Groovy Thing Going", "Hoochie Coochie Coo", "She Ain't No Angel", "Lobo Ferocious Dog" and "Manipulator'.

More info here and here.

Although they came close to having a hit with "Come On Down", fame was not in the cards for Wes Dakus and The Rebels. When Dakus retired from the group, in 1966, and opened an artist management company, the band became a footnote to rock history. Dennis Paul went on to play with Gainsborough Gallery and Stu Mitchell went solo. Guitarist Barry Allen continued to work briefly with Petty, recording one solo single.

"seminal instrumentals in the late 50s and early 60s, this long overdue first volume of vault purges shows off one of the roots of surf * * * * *
Superb compilation, all meat, no fat !
Notes: Wes Dakus Stuff, with the Rebels and with Barry Allan. Ouh yes.

10 comments:

The Bomber said...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GWW3UJCQ
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Mr.Devlin said...

thanks AGAIN

....between you and the Hippy DJ i'm spoiled... As I told him I'll send some tracks in the future inspired by the things from these blogs and beyond....

Currently watching this:

http://www.progdome.com/player.php?catid=42&subcatid=&vid=519&videoDisplay=Krautrock1.flv&action=&mplId=

The Bomber said...

thanks for the krautubevideos...
really good peace of history there...

:)

Frank M. Young said...

hey, this is a great compilation... always wanted a comp like this! A million thanks!!!

Jeff said...

Wikipedia describes Wes Dukas as performing in the "Rockabilly" genre. That might make sense because he is from New Mexico. Does that mean The Rebels were in the Elvis Presley category?

Although I like some of Elvis' music, I'm not a fan of country rock.

The Bomber said...

its nice indeed ugh?
im not a big fan of country too...but still enjoy some little tunes...
enjoy guys.

Anonymous said...

Dang, late to the party. May I ask for a re-up on this? I've been searching for Wes Dakus since hearing Sour Biscuits. Figured there might be a 7" or two, had no idea there was 2 albums.

Mr said...

the link is dead !
vraiment dommage ! : (
if you re upload it : send me a mail ! thanks mate ! greetings from france !

Anonymous said...

There's 2 legit CDs out: www.superoldies.com

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