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Monday, July 9, 2012


Hot of the heels of Cannibal & The Headhunters' number 30 national hit single, "Land Of 1000 Dances", Rampart Records released an album with the same title (Rampart RM 3302). The album would make Billboard's Hot 100 in June 1965. The album was recorded at Stereo Masters in Los Angles and was produced by Eddie Davis and Faro Productions.

Track List:

Side A

Land Of 1000 Dances
The Boy From New York City
My Girl
Don't Let Her Go
Out Of Sight

Side B

Devil In Disguise
Strange World
Here Comes Love
Get Your Baby
The Fat Man

The "Land Of 1000 Dances" album is a great mix of funk and soul. The tracks are comprised of cover versions of hit records and covers of songs written by singer/song writers of the Eastside Sound.

The national hit single "Land Of 1000 Dances" is the opening track followed by cover versions of "The Boy From New York City", "My Girl", "Searchin" and "Out Of Sight" and Max Uballez & The Romancers' "Don't Let Her Go"

Side B includes a cover version of "Shotgun" and two songs written by Chick Carlton "Devil In Disguise" and "Strange World" which was previously recorded by The Majestics (Atlantics). The band's second single "Here Comes Love" written by Larry Tamblyn is my favorite track. "Get Your Baby" was written by Wayne Edwards and Randy Thomas of The Mixtures and was previously recorded by The Premiers, The Blendells and Mark & The Escorts. The last track, "The Fat Man" is an original credited to Max Uballez, Billy Cardenas and Frankie Garcia.

The album was reissued by Date Records, a division of Columbia/CBS in 1966.

On their album, Date changed the track list to include their two single releases "La Bamba" and "Zulu King" (Date 1516) and "Land Of A Thosand Dances" and "Love Bird" (Date 1525)

Track List"

Side 1

Land Of A Thousand Dances
Boy From New York City
My Girl
Don't Let Her Go

Side 2

La Bamba
Zulu King
Love Bird
Headhunters' Dance Party

Both the Rampart & Date original vinyl releases are high on collectors want lists. The album is also available on compact disc and some include bonus tracks.


Soley for historical & educational purposes.

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