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Pj's Latest
'99  
Perseverence
Paul Johnson
a PJ original  Solid Americana, with passion
Liquid Blues

Duo-tones
'02  
Penetration
The Duo-tones
The Pyramids´ hit from ´64. We´ve pumped up the energy level for our version. That´s Gil on lead.
Plugged In and Live

The Surfaris
'03  
Miserlou
The Surfaris
That´s Jim Pash playing the powerhouse lead (and yours truly playing rhythm) on the Surfaris version of the Dick Dale classic.
Basic Tracks

Vintage Surf
'64  
Duck Waddle
The Good Guys
Art Fisher plays the lead here on a cool tune he wrote and recorded earlier with the Belairs. That´s Steve Doglas (of Duane Eddy fame) on sax...
Sidewalk Surfing

The Packards
'86  
Armor of Light
The Packards
a PJ original  I wrote this tune for the Packards´ Guitar Heaven album; it has a solid Americana feel... This "live" version is from our rehearsal on the eve of the album session.
High Energy

Multi-trackin
'85  
It Was I
Paul Johnson
The Belairs did this oldie by Skip and Flip back in ´61 when it was a newie. It´s such a fun little tune that I had to do it again.
Paul Johnson, Guitar

The Hepcats
'78  
Jambalaya
The Hepcats
Hank Williams is "just all right" with the Hepcats! They happen to think this clever tune of his is right up their alley. (Alley... cats... get it??)
Meet The Hepcats

Late '60s‹the '70s
'66  
You´re So Fine
Everpresent Fullness
I modeled this arrangement of the Falcons´ R&B hit after the Spoonful´s "Do You Believe in Magic." I´m playing a Fender Telecaster.
Everpresent Fullness

Rock
'98  
The Ring of Truth
Paul Johnson
a PJ original  A lean and direct rocker; the simple melody and basic chord change sets the stage for improvisation.
Liquid Blues

R&B
'64  
Surfer´s Blues
The Surfriders
So many surf bands were playing Freddie Kings "San-Ho-Zay" that it came to be known locally as "Surfer´s Blues." Art Fisher plays lead on this version (I´m on rhythm).
Surfbeat Vol.2

Surf's Up
'02  
The Wedge
The Duo-tones
I play lead on this - one of my favorite Dick Dale tunes.
Plugged In & Live

High Energy
'85  
Glenda and the Test-Tube Baby
Paul Johnson
I got this zesty tune from the British "happy punk" band, the Toy Dolls.
Eclectric Guitar

easy goin'
'04  
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Paul Johnson
a bluesy version of the gospel favorite...
Take These Hands

country
'02  
Fingerpickin´
Paul Johnson
a PJ original  Just a basic 12-bar blues in A, with variations on no melody in particular...

PJ's lounge
'00  
Last Night in Waikiki
The Duo-tones
a PJ original  My pal Don Nuzzo came up with this chord progression - that´s him playing uke here. I devised the melody and Gil added the rhythm guitar and tasty embellishments...
Surf Music Unplugged

fun stuff
 
Reveille Rock
The Belairs
We were BIG fans of Johnny & the Hurricanes - here´s our rendition of their novelty hit from ´59.
Volcanic Action

memories
'03  
Hawaii 5—0
The Surfaris
Book ´im, Danno!
Basic Tracks

christian
'95  
Psalm 5
The Hepcats
The cats´ love for God is expressed beautifully in this reverent worship song
upcoming: Live at the Ajax Novelty Co.

vocal zone
'65  
Lonesome Tears
Everpresent Fullness
We turned this Buddy Holly tune into folk n´ roll. I´m playing the 12-string...
Everpresent Fullness