Groupe Rock 'n' Roll US de Californie.

The Rumblers are known mostly for their one instrumental hit, "Boss," which made it to number 52 in early 1963. The Southern Californian group, however, recorded quite a bit in the subsequent two years, never repeating the success of "Boss." Though sometimes thought of as a surf band, they recorded in a variety of raucous instrumental rock & roll styles, as well as doing some vocal numbers. The Rumblers were formed at the end of the '50s by teenagers in the Los Angeles suburb of Norwalk, and by 1962, were doing some recording, hooking up with the small independent Downey label (based in the L.A. suburb of the same name). Downey had just one big hit, the Chantays' 1963 surf classic "Pipeline," and couldn't replicate the same level of success with the Rumblers, though "Boss" got to the Top Ten at some local stations, going all the way to number two on KFWB in Los Angeles. "Boss" and their local popularity, however, were enough to get them an LP on Downey and numerous follow-up 45s, including some recordings done under different names, such as the Nylons and Bel Canto's, whose "Feel Aw Right" has an arrangement by a young Barry White. Distinguished from some other acts associated with the surf scene by their prominent use of saxophones (at one point the lineup included two sax players) and a heavier R&B orientation, the Rumblers broke up in late 1965 after guitarist Johnny Kirkland was drafted. They evolved into the Interns, who had a 1967 single in the vocal garage-pop-rock style whose popularity had made surf music largely a thing of the past.

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll, Surf

Intersection (1962)

Boss (1962)

I Don't Need You No More (1962)

Boss Strikes Back (1963)

It's A Gass (1963)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

03/1962 SP HIGHLAND 1026 (US) . Intersection / Stomping Time
09/1962 SP DOWNEY D-103 (US) . Boss / I Don't Need You No More
11/1962 SP DOT 45-16421 (US) . Boss / I Don't Need You No More
02/1963 SP DOWNEY D-106 (US) . Boss Strikes Back / Sorry
02/1963 SP DOT 45-16455 (US) . Boss Strikes Back / Sorry
04/1963 SP DOWNEY D-107 (US) . Angry Sea (Walmea) / Bugged
04/1963 SP DOT 45-16480 (US) . Angry Sea (Walmea) / Bugged
08/1963 SP DOWNEY 111 (US) . It's A Gass / Tootananny
08/1963 SP DOT 45-16521 (US) . It's A Gass / Tootananny
1963 SP DOWNEY D-114 (US) . Night Scene / High Octane
11/1963 EP LONDON RED 1396 (UK) BOSSOUNDS - Boss / Wiggle Wobble / Night Train / All Night Long
1963 EP LONDON EDGE 71848 (UK)

El Sonido "Boss" - Boss / Harlem Nocturne / Walkin' With The Boss / Boss Blues

06/1964 SP DOWNEY D-119 (US) . Riot In Cell Block #9 (Little JOHNNY & The RUMBLERS) / The Hustler (The RUMBLERS)
1964 SP DOWNEY D-127 (US) . Soulful Jerk / Hey Did-A-Da-Do
10/1965 SP DOWNEY D-133 (US) . Boss Soul / Till Always


Albums

02/1963 LP 12" DOWNEY DLP 1001 (mono) / DLPS 1001 (stereo) (US) BOSS - All Night Long / Wild Weekend / Wiggle Wobble / Boss / Night Train / Boss Drums / Harlem Nocturne / Rumble / Boss Blues / Walkin' With The Boss / Lost Weekend / Sorry (For The Way I Treated You)
03/1963 LP 12" DOT DLP-3509 (mono) / DLP-25509 (stereo) (US) BOSS - All Night Long / Wild Weekend / Wiggle Wobble / Boss / Night Train / Boss Drums / Harlem Nocturne / Rumble / Boss Blues / Walkin' With The Boss / Lost Weekend / Sorry (For The Way I Treated You)
1963 LP 12" LONDON HAD 8081 (mono) / SHD 8081 (stereo) (UK) BOSS - All Night Long / Wild Weekend / Wiggle Wobble / Boss / Night Train / Boss Drums / Harlem Nocturne / Rumble / Boss Blues / Walkin' With The Boss / Lost Weekend / Sorry (For The Way I Treated You)
1989 CD DCC Compact Classics DZS-044 (US) BOSS - Rumblers' Wild Weekend / Boss / Wiggle Wobble / Rumbling / Boss Strikes Back / It's A Gas / Slippin' / Son Of Boss / Boss Drums (featuring Adrian) / All Night Long (Theme Song) / Pack Rat / The Angry Sea (Waimea) / Summertime Blues / Sweet Potato / Roll Off / Bashful / The Hustler / Maid 'n Japan / High Octane / Night Scene / Night Train / Harlem Nocturne
1997 CD DCC Compact Classics GRZ-022 (US) BOSS - Rumblers' Wild Weekend / Boss / Pack Rat / It's A Gass / Summertime Blues / Rumbling / Destruction / Bashful / Roll Off / Night Scene / Hi-Octane / Volcano / Slippin' / The Hustler / Son Of Boss / Maid 'n Japan / Nervous Set / A-Go-Go / Ebb Tide / Sweet Potato / Soulful Jerk / Hey De De Da Da (vocal) / Riot In Cell Block #9 (vocal)
10/2010 CD Ace CDCHD 1286 (UK)

It's a Gas! - Boss / I Don't Nee You No More / Boss Strikes Back / Bugged / Angry Sea / It's A Gas / Hey Did-A-Da-Da / Tootnanny / Night Scene / All Night Long / Riot In Cell Block #9 / Wild Weekend / Warhead / Stomping Time / Intersection / Feel Aw Right Part1 (BEL CANTO'S) / Wiggle Wobble / Night Train / Boss Soul / The Hustler / Why Did You Make Me Cry / Hi Octane / Freight Train / Strawboss / Rumble / And I'm Glad (The INTERNS) / Hard To Get (The INTERNS) / Soulful Jerk

09/2012 CD Ace CDCHD 1342 (UK)

Rumblin' & Rare - Boss Drums / Poor Boy / Wockytok / Slippin' / Summertime Blues / Son Of Boss / Sorry (For The Way I Treated You) / Sweet Potato / Bashful / Rumblin' / Underwater / Slingshot / Harlem Nocturne / Rumblin' & Stumblin' / The Nervous Set / Charger / Wedgee / Saxwax / Till Always / Boss Blues / Walkin' With The Boss / Gospel Truth (The Rumblers feat: The Nylons) / Lost Weekend / Lots to Learn (The Rumblers feat: The Bel Cantos)

Rocky Productions 13/03/2018