Great British Twang! on Jasmine Records (the album cover is a 50's/60's style sleeve featuring images of guitarists)

Various - Great British Twang!


  • £9.99

The “Golden Age” of the twangy UK Beat Instrumental occurred between the late 1950's and the very early 1960's, inspired by The Shadows’ spectacular successes. This compilation presents thirty-four tracks from six guitar-led groups, whose sound and style were pretty much a direct homage to The Shads. 

First up, we have The Eagles, from Bristol, who racked up airplay with ‘Bristol Express’ and ‘Exodus’, followed by The Krew Kats, aka Marty Wilde’s former Wildcats (they also recorded as The Tom Cats), who charted with ‘Trambone’. The Fentones, who also backed Shane Fenton, charted with ‘The Mexican’ and ‘The Breeze And I’, while The Hunters weighed in with ‘Teen Scene’ and ‘The Storm’/’How’s M’Chicks?’ two huge collectors’ items. 

Finally, The Scorpions cut two equally-collectable 45s, ‘(Ghost) Riders In The Sky’ and ‘Rockin’ At The Phil’, while The Packabeats charted with ‘Gypsy Beat’, before famously cutting ‘The Traitors’ for Joe Meek


  1. The Eagles - Bristol Express 
  2. The Eagles - Johnny’s Tune 
  3. The Eagles - Exodus 
  4. The Eagles - The March Of The Eagles 
  5. The Eagles - Old Ned (Theme From Steptoe And Son) 
  6. The Eagles - Theme From Maigret 
  7. The Eagles - Happy Joe (Theme From Comedy Playhouse) 
  8. The Eagles - Theme From Oliver Twist 
  9. The Krew Kats - Trambone 
  10. The Krew Kats - Peak Hour 
  11. The Krew Kats - Samovar 
  12. The Krew Kats - Jack’s Good 
  13. The Krew Kats - The Bat 
  14. The Tom Cats - Tom Tom Cat 
  15. The Fentones - The Mexican 
  16. The Fentones - Lover’s Guitar 
  17. The Fentones - The Breeze And I 
  18. The Fentones - Just For Jerry 
  19. The Fentones - Gringo 
  20. The Fentones - Mick’s Tune 
  21. The Hunters - Teen Scene 
  22. The Hunters - Santa Monica Flyer 
  23. The Hunters - Golden Earrings 
  24. The Hunters - Tally Ho 
  25. The Hunters - The Storm 
  26. The Hunters - How’s M’chicks? 
  27. The Scorpions - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky 
  28. The Scorpions - Torquay 
  29. The Scorpions - Rockin’ At The Phil 
  30. The Scorpions - Scorpio 
  31. The Packabeats - Gypsy Beat 
  32. The Packabeats - Big Man 
  33. The Packabeats - Evening In Paris 
  34. The Packabeats - The Traitors 


  • CD housed in jewel case with clear tray 






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