Welcome to this showcase of my most recent recordings! The Liquid Blues album offers a bunch of my latest originals in an eclectic mix of styles; Take These Hands features my solo-multitrack renditions of inspirational favorites; also: recent tracks from the Duo-tones, Surfaris and Hepcats, plus lots more from other projects...

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'05  
Fireball
Paul Johnson
My solo version (I played all the parts) of a classic. This George Tomsco original was the first release by pioneer instro band the Fireballs in ī58. I recorded this for a "tribute" CD honoring Tomsco, one of my early heroes.
Quite a Party

'98  
Andele
Paul Johnson
a PJ original  I first recorded this in ī64 with the Galaxies - a snappy number with a Mexicanish flair
Liquid Blues

'00  
Last Date
The Duo-tones
Floyd Kramerīs piano style was to "grace" the notes rather than hit them straight on; and this influenced my own style early on. And so I love to play his biggest hit!
Surf Music Unplugged

'94  
Nativity Medley
The Hepcats
A medley of: O Little Town of Bethlehem, The First Noel, Away in a Manger & What Child is This?
Christmas With the Hepcats

'98  
Green Room
Paul Johnson
My friend Don Nuzzo wrote this cool tune; that "odd sound" is me wobbling a piece of sheet metal...
Liquid Blues

'04  
Take These Hands
Paul Johnson
Derived from a worship song written by my friend Mel Spinella of Golly Gee Records (the label that issued the album). I instantly knew this would be the perfect title track!
Take These Hands

'07  
The Lonely One
Duo-tones + 2
One of my favorite Duane Eddy tunes. Gil & I are backed on this live version by Dusty Watson on drums & Ron Eglit on bass. (Baja Cantina, Venice CA 7/25/07; recorded by Chrome Oxide)

'05  
Peter Gunn
The Surfaris
After my Duane Eddy-ish wang bar intro, Ron takes the lead; later, Rob Watson tears it up on keyboards, then I do a solo...
Street Party!

'94  
Sleigh Ride
The Hepcats
Lots of "fun with guitars" on this romp through the winter snow.
Christmas With the Hepcats

'94  
Longboard
The Challengers
I was commissioned to arrange the guitar parts for this release - I played lead on this tune and my friend (and ex-Packard) Randy Mitchell played the rhythm.
New Wave

'98  
Stratocaster Suite
Paul Johnson
a PJ original  Clocking in at nine minutes, this would be my "Magnum Opus." And itīs unfinished - I plan to add a horn section to some sections and a full orchestra to others one of these days...