Saturday, April 8, 2017

Bud Shank - Slippery When Wet

Until 1958 jazz scores in movies had been mostly confined to setting the moody backdrop for crime and delinquency. But that summer photographer-producer Bruce Brown shot a film about surfboarders cavorting in Hawaii and decided he wanted a jazz score to capture the outdoor, summery mood, full of movement and action.
He chose the Bud Shank Quartet to create the musical backdrop to the surfboarders and the waves, with Shank, alternating on alto sax and flute, fluidly confident and purposeful, mostly backed by the excellent pairing of the gifted Peacock and Flores, with Billy Bean’s guitar in support.
The music that resulted produced a fine, swinging selection of modern jazz that perfectly caught the feel of the subject.
From the booklet

Source :

Bud Shank
Slippery When Wet
Original Soundtrack


1 Blues in the Surf [bonus track]  5:01
2 Mook’s Theme  4:32
3 Surf Pipers  3:32
4 The Surf and I  3:06
5 Up in Velseyland  3:23
6 Surf for Two  3:39
7 Slippery When Wet  2:36
8 Going My Wave  3:10
9 Old King Nep’s Tune  3:43
10 Walkin’ on the Water  4:42
11 Soupsville  3:34
12 Blues in the Distance [bonus track]  4:30

All tracks composed by Bud Shank


Bud Shank - as & fl
Billy Bean - g
Gary Peacock - b
Chuck Flores - dr

Recorded at World Pacific Studios, Hollywood, California ; April 18, 1959

[# 2-11] from the World Pacific album "Slippery When Wet" (ST-1265).
[# 1 & 12] are bonus tracks from the same session that were not in the original soundtrack :
'Blues in the Surf' [# 1] Taken from the Crown album "Bud Shank" (Crown CST-311).
'Blues in the Distance' [# 12] Taken from the World Pacific LP "The Blues Vol 3: Blowin' The Blues" (JWC-512 Stereo)


Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks Melanchthon!

Andy said...

Super. Just the job. Thank you Mr Melanchthon.

zero said...

Now I can replace my dodgy LP rip. Thank you!

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Lexman said...

Thanks for the upload, when I try to open the zipfile I get an error message that the file is corrupt? Anyone else?

deGallo said...

Thank you. Very nice.

Chris said...

Thanks Mel for the Bonus tracks

pataphisto said...

Great stuff.

chuchuni said...

Excellent, thanks a lot mel.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

elpeleon said...

Merci grandement !!

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Anonymous said...

I've always loved and admired Bud Shank, thanks so much MM!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mel!!

Melanchthon said...

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

Otis Foster said...

A couple of extra tracks from the original release - thnx

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

Jazz Padd said...

This is so cool. Thanks!

bventure said...

Looks greate, thanks for the new link.

Kovina Kris said... had me at Bonus Tracks. I have this in WAV format of all things but without the bonus cuts. Great album so I gotta have this complete edition. Thank you Mel!