Crossfire Publications proudly present:

                                                  

PAUL BUFF’S PAL & ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO RECORDINGS

 

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Thirty five download-only albums, taken from Paul Buff’s recordings made at Pal Studios and Original Sound Studios, are now available at CDBaby.com (see links below). Crossfire’s head honcho, Greg Russo, has provided the details below on these packages. Of note is the fact that the mix of Grunion Run on the stereo edition of Drums A-Go-Go is here released for the first time ever, as are Can’t Stand Up (on The Pal And Original Sound Studio Archives, Vol. 1), Masked Grandma (on Vol. 2), the Pal Studio Band demo of Why Don’t You Do Me Right? (on Vol. 3), Walkin’ Out (on Vol. 4), the unembellished Speed Freak Boogie, originally titled Cookin’ Turnips (on Vol. 5), the Zappa-penned Waltz (on Vol. 6), the original versions of Status Back Baby and Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (on Vols. 7 & 11), Smoky Night (on Vol. 8), Love Of My Life (Piano Intro) (on Vol 13), It's Gonna Work Out Fine & Jezebel by Buddy And The Crickets (also on Vol. 13), Love Of My Life (Alternate Version) (on Vol. 14). FZ also appears on the ultra-rare Brian Lord & The MidnightersThe Big Surfer, which he wrote. Greg says: “It took more than three years of work to restore and master more than 400 recordings, but we're now there.”

 

 

THE BONGO TEENS & PRESTON EPPS - "SURFIN' BONGOS"

(available in separate MONO (http://cdbaby.com/cd/bongoteens2) and STEREO (http://cdbaby.com/cd/bongoteens) editions with the same bonus tracks)

 

Download-only official release from the master tapes!

 

Background Notes:

 

When Art Laboe of the Original Sound label contacted Paul Buff about recording some surf tracks with bongos in the spring of 1963, Buff got together with guitarist Dave Aerni and became The Bongo Teens.  Other than guitar, Paul Buff played and recorded everything else himself.

 

Laboe’s idea was to combine three tracks from Preston Epps (of “Bongo Rock” fame) with whatever Paul Buff could come up with.  Including Preston Epps’ #14 hit “Bongo Rock” and his #78 hit “Bongo Bongo Bongo,” “Surfin’ Bongos” was completed that summer and was originally issued by Original Sound in September 1963.  Here is the first official reissue of that album from the original mono and stereo album masters, along with many rarities and unreleased tracks drawn from master tapes and acetates.  In addition, The Bongo Teens’ version of “Bustin’ Surfboards” (originally by The Tornadoes) was featured in the film “Aloha Summer.”

 

As part of the bonus rarities, both sides of The Rotations’ single (“Heavies”/ “The Cruncher”) and the Brian Lord & The Midnighters single (“The Big Surfer”/ “Not Another One!”) are included along with extremely rare tracks (“Baja Rhythm” and “La Gran Ola”) that were only released in Mexico.  “The Big Surfer” was written by Frank Zappa, who played guitar and portrayed a surfer on the track.

 

TRACK LISTING (all tracks by THE BONGO TEENS unless otherwise noted):

1) Wipe Out        

2) Bongo Rock (by PRESTON EPPS)       

3) Last Night       

4) Blue Skies       

5) The Happy Surfer    

6) Baja Bongos (Stereo Mix)  

7) Surfin' Bongos

8) Bustin' Surfboards   

9) Bongo Bongo Bongo (by PRESTON EPPS)                      

10) Surfin' U.S.A.                            

11) Bongo Party (by PRESTON EPPS)                       

12) Forget It                           

 

BONUS TRACKS:

13) Baja Rhythm                    

14) Heavies (Single Version) (as THE ROTATIONS)                     

15) The Cruncher (Single Version) (as THE ROTATIONS)                      

16) The Big Surfer (as BRIAN LORD & THE MIDNIGHTERS)                       

17) Not Another One! (as THE MIDNIGHTERS)                           

18) La Gran Ola (Heavies - Without Surf Effects) (as THE ROTATIONS)                  

19) The Cruncher (Alternate Mix) (as THE ROTATIONS)                       

20) Surfin' Bongos (Without Bongo Overdub)                       

21) The Happy Surfer (Without Bongo Overdub)                           

22) Another Wipe Out                     

23) Like Surf (Fragment) (as THE ROTATIONS)                           

 

 

THE HOLLYWOOD PERSUADERS - "DRUMS A-GO-GO"

(available in separate MONO (http://cdbaby.com/cd/hwpersuaders2) and STEREO (http://cdbaby.com/cd/hwpersuaders1) editions with different mixes of the bonus tracks on each edition)

 

Download-only official release from the master tapes!

 

Liner Notes from the original album:

 

By popular demand, Original Sound Records presents this album…DRUMS A-GO-GO…The EXCITING, FRESH approach of DRUMS and RHYTHM in the foreground!

 

DRUMS A-GO-GO was recorded at Original Sound Studios in Hollywood on their exclusive high fidelity, super stereo, ten-track tape machine, which is the invention of the electronic wizard – leader of The Hollywood Persuaders – Paul Buff, who also wrote many of the compositions contained in this album.  This album makes slow parties “come alive” – and “live” parties go into orbit…HAVE FUN! – Art Laboe, President, Original Sound Records

 

Additional Background Notes:

 

When Paul Buff came up with a Mexican-sounding instrumental entitled “Tijuana Surf” at his Pal Studios in Cucamonga, California, he asked fellow Pal musician Frank Zappa to write a B-side.  Zappa turned in the brilliant, fuzz-toned instrumental “Grunion Run,” and Buff sold the recordings to Art Laboe’s Original Sound label.  The Hollywood Persuaders became Buff’s performing name, but they were not a band!  With very few exceptions, Paul Buff would play all the instruments.

 

When Original Sound released “Tijuana” in the summer of 1963, the record became a big regional success.  In fact, the record was released twice: as “Tijuana Surf” by The Persuaders, and as “Tijuana” by The Hollywood Persuaders.  Tijuana” was released in Mexico and Argentina as by Los Persuaders and went on to spend 16 weeks at #1 in Mexico – even preventing The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” from reaching the top spot!

 

The success of “Tijuana” enabled Buff to create more Hollywood Persuaders recordings, and back royalties from the record also helped bail Frank Zappa out of jail after he was arrested in March 1965!

 

The following single “Persuasion”/ “Juarez” did not stir up the same kind of sales as “Tijuana,’ but Paul Buff was working on an idea which showcased drums in the arrangement.  Buff’s first attempt was entitled “Drums” and simply featured drums with his wife Allison’s backing vocals.  This version was released on an extremely rare promotional single with “Yes, I Want To Dance” as the B-side.  Paul Buff went back and completely re-recorded the track with an extremely powerful drum presence, more instrumentation and a sax replacing Allison Buff’s vocal.  This version became “Drums A-Go-Go,” and it was an even bigger local success.  It also just missed hitting Billboard’s single chart, but it generated even more attention through cover versions by the likes of Sandy Nelson and Hal Blaine.  The flipside of “Drums A-Go-Go” was “Agua Caliente (Hot Water),” another Mexican-styled instrumental.  The belated Mexican success of “Tijuana” led to the release of a unique LP containing tracks from The Hollywood Persuaders, The Rotations (please see The Bongo Teens/ Preston Epps “Surfin’ Bongos” album for those tracks) and The Teen Beats.  “Drums A-Go-Go” has become The Hollywood Persuaders’ most recognizable song, and it was also included in the film “Natural Born Killers.” 

 

In the late spring of 1965, Art Laboe of Original Sound gave Paul Buff the go-ahead to do a “Drums A-Go-Go” album.  It was released in August 1965.  Aside from the title track and a new mix of “Tijuana,” the album included reworkings of “Persuasion” as well as The Bongo Teens’ tracks “Last Night” and “Forget It.”  Buff did some more recordings by himself and called in fellow Original Sound artist Adam Saylor’s backing band (Brian Blanchard, Bob Husband and Mike Martin) to do the tracks “Eve Of Destruction,” “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and “Hollywood A-Go-Go.”  The third song by this lineup was backed by the first song for The Hollywood Persuaders’ final single.

 

Paul Buff went on to do the Original Sound-released solo single “She’s Got A 60 Cycle Brain”/ “Cause I Love You” and many tracks with Allison Buff as The Buff Organization.  These tracks are available as part of Paul Buff’s 20-volume Pal Studio/ Original Sound series.  Buff also engineered many recordings by other artists at Original Sound Studios, including The Music Machine, The Strawberry Alarm Clock and Sugarloaf, to name just three.

 

TRACK LISTING:

1) Drums A-Go-Go       

2) Last Night       

3) Forget It

4) Thunderbird    

5) Eve Of Destruction   

6) Tijuana (Tijuana Surf)        

7) (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction       

8) Hollywood A-Go-Go

9) Rush Street     

10) Persuasion    

11) Sunset Strip 

12) North Beach  

 

BONUS TRACKS:

13) Tijuana (Original Stereo Mix) (an alternate Mono Mix is available on the Mono edition)         

14) Persuasion (Original Stereo Single Mix) (an alternate Mono Mix is available on the Mono edition)

15) Juarez (Original Stereo Mix) (an alternate Mono Mix is available on the Mono edition)

16) Grunion Run (Original Stereo Mix) (an alternate Mono Mix is available on the Mono edition)      

17) Sunset Strip (Alternate Version - Stereo Mix) (a Mono Mix is available on the Mono edition)      

 

 

THE HOLLYWOOD PERSUADERS/ THE BONGO TEENS - "RAW TRACKS"

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/hwpersuadersbongoteens)

 

From the original master tapes, here are 16 stereo tracks from the “Drums A-Go-Go” and “Surfin’ Bongos” albums before the reverb, equalization and final mastering were added.  None of these have ever been released, and all of them are different than their originally released editions.  Compare and contrast them to the separate mono and stereo versions of these albums (also available on CD Baby) and choose your favorite versions!

 

TRACK LISTING (+ The Hollywood Persuaders; * The Bongo Teens):

1) Drums A-Go-Go +   

2) Last Night        +

3) Forget It +       

4) Thunderbird +          

5) Eve Of Destruction +         

6) Tijuana (Tijuana Surf) +    

7) (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction +    

8) Hollywood A Go-Go +      

9) Rush Street + 

10) Persuasion (Album Version) +  

11) Sunset Strip +        

12) North Beach +        

13) Bustin' Surfboards *        

14) Last Night *  

15) Blue Skies *  

16) Forget It *     

 

 

THE HOLLYWOOD PERSUADERS - "SINGLES & RARITIES"

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/hwpersuaders3)

 

The Hollywood Persuaders released just five singles (including a promo-only release) between 1963 and 1965, but the original single mixes have never appeared in digital form (from the original master tapes) until now.  In addition to both sides of Paul Buff’s solo single “Slow Bird”/ “Blind Man’s Buff,” there are many unreleased tracks: two versions of “Evil Underneath,” a demo version of “Drums A-Go-Go,” “Go-Go Music,” “Organ Stomp,” “Cruisin’,” a demo version of “Agua Caliente (Hot Water),” “Rollin’,” and “Something Else,” which only exists on an acetate. Another rarity is the Mexican album version of “Yes, I Want To Dance,” and you even get a count off before Frank Zappa’s “Grunion Run”!

         

TRACK LISTING:

1) Tijuana (Tijuana Surf)        

2) Grunion Run   

3) Slow Bird (by PAUL BUFF)       

4) Blind Man's Buff (by PAUL BUFF)

5) Evil Underneath (First Version)  

6) Persuasion      

7) Juarez    

8) Drums (Single Version)      

9) Yes, I Want To Dance (Single Version) 

10) Drums A-Go-Go (Demo Version)       

11) Go-Go Music

12) Organ Stomp

13) Cruisin'

14) Drums A-Go-Go (Single Version)       

15) Agua Caliente (Hot Water) (Single Version) 

16) Hollywood A-Go-Go       

17) Eve Of Destruction 

18) Yes, I Want To Dance (Album Version)       

19) Agua Caliente (Demo Version)

20) Rollin'

21) Evil Underneath (Second Version)

22) Something Else

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 1

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/PaulBuffVariousArtists)

 

Pal Records was a record company run by Buff's mother Olivia and stepfather Ward Allen. After Buff was honorably discharged from the military, he finished putting together Pal Studios in December 1957. The studio costs were $12.50/hour for mono recording and $15/hour for stereo. Local musicians booked the studio to make recordings of their rehearsals and repertoire. When Pal Records wound itself down in mid-1959, Buff created his first record label – Emmy. Other labels (Plaza, Yukon and Vigah!) would follow shortly thereafter. The music presented on this series was released on extremely rare records that would literally cost thousands if you can find them. In addition, there are many unreleased tracks spanning from 1960 to 1969. Paul Buff is now making them available again for everyone to appreciate. Volume 1 includes “Breaktime”, Frank's first released recording; “Can’t Stand Up”, featuring FZ on multiple guitar parts (the first of the unreleased Pal tracks in this series that feature FZ); the original version of “Deserie”, with Ray Collins on vocals; “Dear Jeepers” by Bob Guy; “Hey Nelda” by Ned And Nelda (aka FZ and Ray Collins); “Love Of My Life” sung by Ron Roman; and “Cyclophony”, FZ’s appearance on Steve Allen’s television show in March 1963 as transferred from the original film, making it the best quality presentation of this track ever released.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 2

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/PaulBuffVariousArtists1)

 

Volume 2 includes “Hurricane” by Conrad And The Hurricane Strings, produced by Curry (FZ) and Irvin (Dave Aerni), as later sampled on “Lumpy Gravy”; “Masked Grandma” by Little Franky & The Frogs (that is, Buff, FZ and Ray Collins); Baby Ray And The Ferns’ “How’s Your Bird?”; the FZ penned and produced “Everytime I See You” by The Heartbreakers; and “Surf Along With Ned And Nelda” by Ned And Nelda.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 3

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/PaulBuffVariousArtists2)

 

Volume 3 includes “Sweet Love” by Conrad And The Hurricane Strings (produced by Curry and Irvin); a demo version of “Why Don’t You Do Me Right?” by the Pal Studio Band (NOT the version on ‘Joe’s XMASage’); and The Tornadoes’ version of The Fireballs’ “Vaquero”, produced by Aerni and engineered by FZ.

 

 

THE BUFF ORGANIZATION: STUDIO 'A'

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/BuffOrganization)

 

The Buff Organization released only one single during the ‘60s: “Studio ‘A’”/ “Upside Down World” on Original Sound in 1968. However, Paul Buff and his wife Allison recorded many tracks between 1964 and 1969 that have not been released until now. Drawn from the original masters and work tapes from Buff’s archives, “Studio ‘A’” is the album The Buff Organization would have released at the time.

 

 

THE BUFF ORGANIZATION: MONO MIXES

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/TheBuffOrganization1)

 

“Mono Mixes” is a collection of Buff Organization mixes meant for radio.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 4.

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffvarious)

 

Volume 4 includes “Walkin’ Out” by The Pal Studio Band (another previously unreleased FZ instrumental); the Zappa produced “Cradle Rock”, by The Heartbreakers; and “Happy Time” by The Cordells, produced by Curry and Irvin.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 5.

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffvarious1)

 

Volume 5 includes “Cookin’ Turnips” by The Pal Studio Band (later embellished and re-named “Speed Freak Boogie”); and the Curry and Irvin produced “I Love How You Love Me”, by The Cordells, & “502 (Like Getting Pinched On A 502)” by The Rhythm Surfers.

 

 

THE BUFF ORGANIZATION: DEMOS & RARITIES, VOL. 1.

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/TheBuffOrganization2)

 

The first of three volumes of "Demos & Rarities", drawn from the original masters and work tapes from Buff’s archives, presenting fascinating studies of the creative process and how Paul and Allison Buff constantly worked on making the most of each track.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 6.

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffpresents)

 

Volume 6 includes the Zappa-penned “Waltz” by the Pal Studio Band, the single mix of The Hollywood Persuaders’ “Grunion Run", and the FZ and Dave Aerni co-produced “Big City Surfer” by The Rhythm Surfers.

 

 

THE BUFF ORGANIZATION: DEMOS & RARITIES, VOL. 2.

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/TheBuffOrganization3)

 

Include an instrumental version of the Nancy Sinatra hit, “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’, and “Windows” with Paul and Allison Buff’s vocals.

 

 

THE BUFF ORGANIZATION: DEMOS & RARITIES, VOL. 3.

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/TheBuffOrganization4)

 

Exclusive titles in this edition include Allison Buff’s vocal on “Thinking Of You,” Paul Buff’s second version of “Too Young,” the second mix of “WXDT Jingle,” a different mix of “Windows,” a radio commercial, two birthday greetings and a telephone message.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 7

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffvarious3)

 

Volume 7 includes “I'm Losing Status At the High School” (the original version of “Status Back Baby”) by the Pal Studio Band, featuring Allison Buff's sped-up vocals, and the single mix of the Zappa/Collins co-written “Memories Of El Monte” by The Penguins.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 8

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffpresents2)

 

Volume 8 includes “Smoky Night”, a previously unissued instrumental by the Pal Studio Band and produced by FZ; the original Ray Collins-sung version of “Love Of My Life”; and the Zappa written “Jessie Lee” by Mr Clean.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: DAVE AERNI PRESENTS THE BEST OF THE AERTAUN, DAANI, ADOR & DAYTONE LABELS

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/daveaerni)

 

David Lee Aerni put together Aertaun Enterprises with George Taunton to host dances at the Ontario National Guard Armory at John Galvin Park. The Tornadoes were discovered by Aerni, who became their manager. This collection includes their “Bustin' Surfboards” (as used in the film Pulp Fiction), and two of the band’s songs engineered by the young FZ (“Moon Dawg” and “Shootin' Beavers (Version 1)”). It also includes the following songs engineered and/or produced by Zappa: “Love Of My Life” by Ron Roman; “502 (Like Getting Pinched On A 502)”, “Big City Surfer”, & the previously unreleased “Steel Wheels”, all by The Rhythm Surfers; “Hurricane” and “Sweet Love” by Conrad And The Hurricane Strings; and “Happy Time” & “I Love How You Love Me” by The Cordells.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 9

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffpresents3)

 

Volume 9 includes FZ’s production (with Dave Aerni) of the Rhythm Surfers’ track “Steel Wheels”; and his engineering of The Tornadoes’ “The Tornado”.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 10

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffpresents4)

 

Volume 10 includes FZ providing background vocals on an unreleased track by Johnny Barakat And The Vestells (“Jezebel”); Baby Ray And The Ferns’ “The World's Greatest Sinner”; and FZ’s engineering of The Tornadoes’ “Moon Dawg”.

 

 

THE MASTERS: SINGLES & RARITIES

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/mastersrock)

 

This collection by The Masters (aka Paul Buff, Ronnie Williams and, on occasion, Frank Zappa and/or Johnny Fisher) has all three of their Emmy singles plus 26 unreleased tracks, including many outtakes and alternate mixes. Of course, it includes “Breaktime”.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 11

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffpresents6)

 

Volume 11 includes Mr. Clean’s “Mr. Clean”; and a longer version of the original “Never On Sunday” (aka “Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance”) from 1961, which sees Frank (on guitar) joined by drummer Chuck Glave, bassist Caronga Ward, alto sax player Tony Rodriquenz, trumpeter Chuck Foster and pianist Danny Helferin. (This mix presents the track with a full intro and ending, without crossfades.)

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 12

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffpresents7)

 

Volume 12 includes The Hollywood Persuaders’ “Grunion Run (Stereo Mix)” & “Tijuana (Single Mix)”; “The Cruncher” by The Rotations; and the FZ-engineered “The Inebriated Surfer (Single Mix)” by The Tornadoes.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS PAL STUDIOS' EARLY YEARS, VOL. 1

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffpresents5)

 

This is the first of a two-volume collection drawn from original master tapes and, on rare occasions, transfers from reference discs. Nearly all of the music on these collections has never been released, and what was released is extremely rare and expensive if you can locate the original records. Paul Buff is now making these important musical performances available again for everyone to appreciate. The artists represented on both volumes were local musicians who booked time at Pal Studios to make recordings of their repertoire for promotional purposes and the occasional record release.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 13

(http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffpresents10)

 

Volume 13 includes “Love Of My Life (Piano Intro)” (a very brief FZ piece on piano); “Memories Of El Monte (Stereo Mix)” by The Penguins (co-written by FZ and Ray Collins); “It's Gonna Work Out Fine” by Buddy And The Crickets (the A-side of the extremely rare late 1962 acetate produced by FZ); “Jezebel” by Buddy And The Crickets (the B-side of the acetate produced by FZ: this version of the song is a few months earlier than the Johnny Barakat And The Vestells version that Frank sang back-up on).

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 14

(http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffpresents8)

 

Volume 14 includes “The Swag” by The Tornadoes (another late 1962 acetate engineered by FZ and produced by Dave Aerni); and “Love Of My Life (Alternate Version)” by The Pal Studio Band (a longer version of the track that appeared on “Greasy Love Songs”).

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS PAL STUDIOS' EARLY YEARS, VOL. 2

(http://cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffpresents9)

 

The second and last volume of rare material from local musicians who booked time at Pal Studios to make recordings of their repertoire for promotional purposes and the occasional record release.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 15

(http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffpresents11)

 

Volume 15 includes: The Tornadoes’ “The Inebriated Surfer (LP Mix)” (engineered by FZ); and a longer version of The Pal Studio Band’s “Any Way The Wind Blows”.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 16

(http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffpresents12)

 

Volume 16 includes: Mr. Clean’s “Mr. Clean (Alternate Mix)”; The Tornadoes’ “Raw-Hide” (engineered by FZ); and The Pal Studio Band’s “Sun Dog” and “Cucamonga Surf” (surf instrumentals produced by FZ).

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 17

(http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffpresents13)

 

Volume 17 includes: The Hollywood Persuaders’ “Grunion Run (Alternate Mono Mix)”; The Tornadoes’ “Shootin’ Beavers” (engineered by FZ); and The Pal Studio Band’s “Cucamonga Surf (Alternate Take),” “Straight Ahead” and “Sun Dog (Alternate Take)” (all produced by FZ).

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 18

(http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffpresents15)

 

Volume 18 includes: The Tornadoes’ “Bumble Bee Stomp" and “Johnny B. Goode” (engineered by FZ); and an edit featuring just the performance of “Cyclophony” with FZ and Steve Allen.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 19

(http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffpresents14)

 

Volume 19 includes: Bob Guy’s “Letter From Jeepers”; and a long version of The Pal Studio Band’s “Fountain Of Love”.

 

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS: PAUL BUFF PRESENTS THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES, VOL. 20

(http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulbuffpresents16)

 

Volume 20 includes: The Tornadoes’ “Malaguena (Dark Eyes)” (engineered by FZ); a 1970 interview clip with FZ discussing his time at Pal Studios; and the 1963 version of The Pal Studio Band’s “Never On Sunday”.

 

 

UPDATE, JANUARY 2011: “Many of you wanted lossless files rather than MP3s, so we've gone and done it! After more than four years of meticulous work, we are proud to present Paul Buff Presents The Pal And Original Sound Studio Archives: The Collection. We're offering the entire 35-volume set of recordings as WAV files along with a large, 138-page PDF featuring Greg Russo and Paul Buff's historical liner notes, photos and credits. Of course, all of the tracks that feature Frank Zappa as a performer, writer, producer or engineer are part of this set. Not only that, you also get 56 bonus tracks (two featuring Zappa: Why Don't You Do Me Right (Alternate Demo) and High Steppin’) that were not part of the series. All of these bonus tracks were discovered and/or remastered after the series was completed, and you have to buy the entire set to get them. The price for Paul Buff Presents The Pal And Original Sound Studio Archives: The Collection (a total of 473 tracks) is $350 US for a flash drive, including shipping to any location. Order yours now!

 

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