The Ventures - Beach Party reissued

The Ventures - Beach Party

When I saw that this Ventures record was being reissued I thought "I'd never seen that one". That's because it's an alternate edition of the "Mashed Potatoes and Gravy" record they put out.

The Ventures - Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

That explains the tuber-centric tracklist on this supposed beach party album:

  1. Lucille
  2. Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)
  3. Hernando's Hideaway
  4. Mashed Potato Time
  5. Summertime
  6. Hot Summer (Asian Mashed)
  7. Poison Ivy
  8. The Wah-Watusi
  9. Instant Mashed
  10. Scratch
  11. (Baby) Hully Gully)
  12. Spudnik

I have about 40 Ventures records but I don't have this one - not as a potato record and not as a Beachy Party record, so while it's definitely got a lot of covers I can't tell you too much about it.

For this reissue though (looks to be CD only), Cherry Red tacked on a bunch of other Ventures favorites, so it's essentially Beach Party/Mashed Potatoes and Gravy PLUS Ventures greatest hits. So in addition you get

  1. Telstar
  2. Calcutta
  3. Apache
  4. Green Onions
  5. Theme from Come September
  6. Venus
  7. The Intruder
  8. Lolita Ya-Ya
  9. Driving Guitars (Ventures Twist)
  10. Gringo
  11. Besame Mucho
  12. Silver City
  13. Blue Moon
  14. Perfidia
  15. Ginchy
  16. Home
  17. Walk, Don't Run
  18. 2,000 Pound Bee (Part 1)
  19. 2,000 Pound Bee (Part 2)
  20. Genesis
  21. Walk, Don't Run - Johnny Smith
  22. Walk, Don't Run - Chet Atkins

Cherry Red has this up . If you're in the US and you're thinking "well damn, I'm sure it's crazy expensive to ship here", turns out it's also for $15. 

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