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Week #52 Episode #52!

Does 52 weeks constitute a year? If so this will be my 1 year mark of shows! (eeing as I went on hiatus in summer). Anyway, here’s the playlist for today. For the record, a ‘Kuk’ (or kook) is someone who is not hip to the surfing lifestyle:

Kook: (also “Kuk”) A surfing beginner; someone who gets in the way or into trouble because of ignorance or inexperience (also see “Dork,” “Geek”). ” Source

Thanks to my caller who informed me on the definition! Keep listening!


The Piltdown Men/ Tequila Bossa Nova/ Single (Capitol Records)

The Ramrods/ Ghost Riders In The Sky/ Surf’s Comin’

The Deadly Ones/ The Moonlight Surfer/ It’s Monster Surfing Time

The Royaltones/ Poor Boy/ Single (Jubilee Records)

The Bambi Molesters/ Tempted/ Intensity!

El Hombre/ Mucho Cerveza/ The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett

The Astronauts/ Kuk/ Single (RCA Records)

Continental Cousins /Kana Kapila/ Jungle Exotica

The Rockin’ Rebels/ Wild Weekend Cha-Cha/ Single (Eric Records)

The Marketts/ Out of Limits/ Single (Warner Brothers Records)

Eddie and the Showmen/ Mr.Rebel/ Squad Car

Les Baxter/ Chopsticks/ The Lost Episode EP

Johnny Douglas and His Orchestra/ Downtown (Bossa Nova)/ Dance Party Discotheque

Walter Wanderley/ Summer Samba/ Rain Forest

Les Paul and Mary Ford/ Brazil/ Brazil

Baja Marimba Band/ Sounds of Silence/ Best of the Baja Marimba Band

The Piltdown Men/ Brontosaurus Stomp/ Shut Down

Nelson Riddle/ Winchester Cathedral/ On the Rocks Vol. 1

Si Zentner/ Walk Don’t Run/ The Best of Si Zentner

The Lively Ones/ Surf Beat/ Surf Rider!

The California Suns/ Masked Grandma/ Pebbles Vol. 4: Surf N’ Tunes

The Deuce Coupes/ Road Rattler/ Hotrodders’ Choice

Jim Messina and His Jesters/ Tamale Wagon/ The Dragsters

Link Wray/ The Black Widow/ Rumble! The Best of Link Wray

Yma Sumac/ Jungla/ Mambo!

The Royal Coachmen/ Repeating/ Boss Sounds From the Street and Strip

Joe Houston/ Surf Rockin’/ Surf Rockin’

Susan Lynne/ Don’t Drag No More/ Hey, Beach Girls! Female Surf and Drag

The Challengers/ Secret Agent Man/ The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Chantays/ Lonesome Road/ Pipeline

Eydie Gorme/ The Coffee Song/ Blame it on the Bossa Nova

The Ebonettes/ Wild Man Walk/ Jungle Exotica

The Harold Betters Sound/ Ram-Bunk-Shush/ Ram-Bunk-Shush

Joe Clay/ Duck Tail/ Single

Duane Eddy/ Desert Rat/ Single (RCA Records)

The Bamb Molesters/ Latin’ia/ Intensity!

Week #51 Episode #51!

Ah, it’s good to be back! And in a new mid-day 12pm-2pm timeslot too! Hope everyone got a chance to chill to some surf rock tunes on their lunch break!

The Astronauts/ Surfin’ U.S.A./ Surfin’ With the Astronauts

The Astronauts/ Susie Q/ Surfin’ With the Astronauts

The Tornadoes/ Charge of the Tornadoes/ Bustin’ Surfboards

Laurindho Almeida and The Bossa Nova All Stars/ Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)/ Ole! Bossa Nova!

The Challengers/ Bedlam/ K-39

Film Music Maestros /A Hard Day’s Night/ The Wonderful World of Motion Pictures: New Themes and Original Soundtracks 

The Chantays/ El Conquistador/ Pipeline

The Fendermen/ Don’t You Just Know It/ Single (Soma Records)

The Sentinals/ Blue Booze/ Surfer Girl

Billy Daniels/ Perfidia/ Dance to the Music of Billy Daniels

Elis Regina/ Menino Des Laranjas/ Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960’s

The Piltdown Men/ Goodnight Mrs. Flintstone/ Single (Capitol Records)

The Surf Lords/ Ring of Fire/ Shark Attack!!!

The Lively Ones/ Surf Drums/ Surf Drums

The Shieks/ Baghdad Rock/ Jungle Exotica

The Pastel Six/ Cinnamon Cinder/ Single (Zen Records)

The Trashwomen/ Nightmare at the Drag/ Spend the Night with the Trashwomen

Dave Meyers and the Surftones/ Laguna Limbo Luau/ Surfs Up! at Banzai Pipeline

Los Pickups/ Mister Moto/ AL Abordaje!

The Dragsters/ Go Little Tiger/ Drag City

The Mummies/ The Fly/ The Peel Sessions

Lenny Dee/ Plantation Boogie/ Dee-Lightful

Stan Kenton and His Orchestra/ Tequila/ Cocktail Mix Vol. 3: Swingin’ Singles

Lester Lanin and His Orchestra/ Sweet Georgia Brown Twist/ Twistin’ in High Society

The Pyramids/ Bikini Drag/ Summer Beach Party

Duane Eddy/ Bonnie Came Back/ Single (Jamie Records)

The Eliminators/ Bone Cruncher/ Unleashed

Jim Helms and His Orchestra/ Amor Levado (Mischievous Love)/ Bossa Nova

The Rumblers/ Boss/ Revenge of the Surf Instrumentals

The Naturals/ The Mummy/ Weirdsville

Ray Conniff and His Orchestra/ Volare/ The Happy Beat

The Reluctant Aquanauts/ Travellin’ Man/ Beyond the Sea

Si Zentner and His Orchestra/ Desafinado/ Si Zentner and His Orchestra Play Desafinado

Jim Messina and His Jesters/ The Breeze and I/ The Dragsters

The Misfits/ Route 66/ Single 

Peter Nero/ The Girl From Ipanema/ Maganavox’s Let Us Entertain You

The Surf Teens/ Bullwinkle/ Surfmania

The Imapcts/ Lisa/ Wipe Out!

The Surf Teens/ Intoxica/ Surfmania

Man-Or-Astroman?/ Time Bomb/ Destroy All Astromen!

Summer is on it’s way

Summer is on it’s way

Week #50 Episode #50!

WOW WOW WOW! Sorry everybody, I’m just coming down from that whirlwind of a quarter! So here is last week’s episode which was the last episode of the quarter!

Officially, there has been a scheduling change, too. SurfaNova will now be on the air Wednesdays from 12pm to 2pm! However, due to a certain circumstance I will be missing next episode for the first time. The Lovely Jonathan Ontiveros will be taking my place with some sweet surf n’ tunes!

See y’all next week!


The Gallants/ The Searcher/ Single (Capitol Records)

Ernest Maxin/ On The Beach/ Single (Top Rank International)

The Vulcanes/ The Outrage/ Single (Capitol Records)

Bob Keene Orchestra/ Twist and Freeze/ Del Fi Beach Party

The Marketts/ Bella Dalena/ Single (Warner Brothers Records)

Harold Betters Orchestra/ Ram Bunk Shush/ Ram Bunk Shush: The Harold Betters Sound

The Royaltones/ Wail!/ Single (Jubilee Records)

The Rip Chords/ Gone/ Hey Little Cobra and Other Hot Rod Hits

The String-A-Longs/ Wheels/ Single (Warwick Records)

The Orlons/ Surfin’/ Hey Beach Girls Female Surf N’ Drag

B. Bumble and the Stingers/ Nut Rocker/ Single (Rendezvous Records)

The Astronauts/ Main Title from Ride The Wild Surf/ Rarities

The Challengers/ Catch Us if You Can/ The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Tornadoes/ Globe Trottin’ / Single (London Records)

Dick Dale and His Del-Tones/ Greenback Dollar/ King of the Surf Guitar

Billy Daniels/ Perfidia/ Dance to the Magic of Billy Daniels

The Tradewinds/ New York’s a Lonely Town/ Single (Red Bird Records)

John T. Williams/ Brazil/ Big Hits From Columbia Pictures

The Rumblers/ Surf Rat/ Surf Legends and Rumors

The De-Fenders/ Drag Beat/ Drag Beat

The Trashmen/ Birdbath/ Surfin’ Bird

The Blazers/ Beaver Patrol/ Cowabunga!

Duane Eddy/ Wild Westerners/ Single (RCA Records)

Laurindo Almeida and the Bossa Nova All Stars/ Fly Me To The Moon/ Ole! Bossa Nova!

Jim Neely Trio/ Misirlou/ Single (Tru-Sound Records)

Joe Houston/ Maile/ Surf Rockin’

Johnny and the Hurricanes/ Red River Rock/ Single

The Rhythm Rockers/ Caravan/ Soul Surfin’

Johnny Douglas and His Orchestra [Vocals by The Eagles]/ The Huckle Buck/ Dance Party Discotheque

The Newbeats/ Hey-O Daddy-O/ Single (Hickory Records)

The Cheers/ Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots/ Shutdown

The Deuce Coupes/ Candy Apple Blue/ Hotrodders’ Choice

The Astronauts/ Shortnin’ Bread/ Rockin’ with the Astronauts

The Challengers/ Latin’ia/ Surfbeat

The Lively Ones/ Shootin’ the Pier/ Surf Drums

The Dragsters/ Super Charger/ Drag City

Southern Culture on the Skids/ Meximelt/ Double Wide and Live


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