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The Surfmen

Band,
Jazz, Folk and World
A.k.a. L'Ensemble Instrumental Des Iles

The Surfmen were a collection of well known west coast jazz musicians assembled by David L. Miller, the owner of the Somerset label. Charged with imitating the popular Exotica sound of albums by Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman, The Surfmen recorded two albums for Miller in the early sixties, who issued them and reissued them under various names.

        
Members
PortraitJack Costanzo
bgo *1919 US
PortraitPaul Horn
fl 1930-2014 US
PortraitJimmy Rowles
p 1918-1996 US
PortraitMilt Holland
perc, dr 1917-2005 US
PortraitAlvino Rey
g, stg *1911 US
PortraitAl Hendrickson
g 1920-2007 US
Sam Weiss
dr 1926-2008 US
PortraitGene Estes
vib, perc 1931-1996 US
PortraitEmil Richards
vib, perc *1932 US
PortraitJack Sperling
dr 1922-2004 US
Rolly Bundock
b 1915-1998 US
PortraitAnn Stockton
hrp 1916-2006 US
PortraitIrv Cottler
dr 1918-1989 US
Popular Tracks   
Hawaiian Wedding Song on Colorful Romantic Hawaii by The Surfmen
Beyond the Reef on Colorful Romantic Hawaii by The Surfmen
Fire Goddess on The Sounds Of Exotic Island by The Surfmen
Taboo on The Sounds Of Exotic Island by The Surfmen
Hano Hano on Colorful Romantic Hawaii by The Surfmen
Bali Ha'i on The Sounds Of Exotic Island by The Surfmen
Aloha Oe on Colorful Romantic Hawaii by The Surfmen
Quiet Village on The Sounds Of Exotic Island by The Surfmen
Orchid Lagoon on The Sounds Of Exotic Island by The Surfmen
Bamboo on The Sounds Of Exotic Island by The Surfmen

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Discography
Title Artist Year Type
HawaiiThe Surfmen1963Album
The Sounds Of Exotic IslandThe Surfmen1961Single
The Sounds Of Exotic IslandThe Surfmen1960Album
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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