The Accents w/ Sandi Rouse :: Better Watch Out Boy (1964)

In 1964, Sandi Rouse, Gabe Lapano and the rest of the Accents entered Gold Star Studio in Los Angeles at the request of a local label, Commerce Records. Unsupervised and lacking any considerable recording experience, the young rulers of the San Diego music scene set out to cut their first single. The result was “Better Watch Out Boy,” an enchanting number that soon became a slow dance standard in Southern California. Draped in reverb, young Sandi’s vocals float along a steady rhythm and Lapano’s suave Wurlitzer like balloons into the rafters of a high school gymnasium. The track . . .

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