NOTE:  The Beach Boys didn't spring out of the ether - they were influenced by the artists and sounds who came before them, and in turn influenced many, MANY artists after them.  In this section I look at their musical predecessors, from The Four Freshman and Phil Spector, to their contemporaries who mercilessly aped their sound, to the generations of artists who fell in love with The Beach Boys music, and to one degree or another have hung their own musical hats on the Beach Boys sound.  I've also included some "spiritual" brothers to the Beach Boys, who's music may not be directly attributable to them, but for one reason or another, are akin to them, and I wanted to give a shout out to.

Spring ...plus American Spring United Artists
Just The Right Sound The Association Anthology The Association Rhino/WEA
Competition Coupe/Astronauts Orbit Campus The Astronauts Collectables
Channel Surfing Alan Boyd Boyd Production Group
The Boys Next Door  The Boys Next Door  Sundazed
The Capitol Years 65/77 Glen Campbell EMI International
A Golden Classics Edition The Cherry People Collectables
We Can Fly The Cowsills MGM
A Midsummer's Day Dream  Mark Eric (Malmborg) Rev-Ola
Freedom Wind The Explorers Club Dead Oceans
Anywhere The Girls Are! The Fantastic Baggys Sundazed Music
Up Up And Away - The Definitive Collection The 5th Dimension Arista Records
Summer Sound Sensations - A First Class Top 20 First Class RPM Records UK
The Flame The Flame Brother
Sons Of The Beaches Flash Cadillac Varese Sarabande
Rockin' The Suburbs Ben Folds Sony
Stars In The Sand Jeffrey Foskett The Pop Collective
Capitol Collector's Series The Four Freshman Capitol
The Very Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons The Four Seasons Rhino Records
The Best Of Free Design The Free Design Cherry Red
Beach Party Gidea Park Collecting Records OMP
Hawaii The High Llamas BMG
Aliases and Alternatives The Hondells ATM Records
You're Going To Ride With Us Vol. 1 1964 The Hondells ATM Records
California Sunshine Vol. 2 1965-1970 The Hondells ATM Records
More Aliases and Early Recordings The Hondells ATM Records
The Honeys Collection The Honeys Collector's Choice Music
A World Of Peace Must Come Stephen John Kalinich Light In The Attic
Black Boots and Bikes The Kickstands
Hot Rod High The Knights Capitol
All The Hits - From Surf City To Drag City Jan & Dean EMI Records
Jan & Dean Jan & Dean Dore Records
Teen Suite: 1958-1962 Jan & Dean Varese Sarabande
Take Linda Surfin' Jan & Dean Liberty Records
Surf City Jan & Dean Liberty Records
Drag City Jan & Dean Liberty Records
Dead Man's Curve/New Girl In School Jan & Dean Liberty Records
The Little Old Lady From Pasadena Jan & Dean Liberty Records
Command Performance - Live In Person Jan & Dean Liberty Records
Ride The Wild Surf Jan & Dean Liberty Records
Pop Symphony No. 1 Jan & Dean Liberty Records
Folk 'n Roll Jan & Dean Liberty Records
Meet Batman Jan & Dean Liberty Records
Save For A Rainy Day Jan & Dean J&D Records
Take Brian Surfin' Jan & Dean EMI Japan
Carnival Of Sound Jan & Dean Rhino Entertainment
Jan & Dean's Golden Summer Days The Legendary Masked Surfers Varese Sarabande
Love and Sunshine The Love Generation Sundazed
Living Water (The Surfer's Mass) The Malibooz The Orchard
Complete Anthology The Mamas & The Papas Universal
The Rat Fink Collection Mr. Gasser & The Weird-Ohs One Way Records
Ricci Martin
Real Gone Music
Would You Believe  Billy Nicholls Sequel
49th Parallel Northern Light Glacier Records
Sweet Sunny Day Northern Light Glacier Records
Song Cycle Van Dyke Parks Warner Brothers
Greatest The Raspberries Capitol
The GO Sound Of The Slots! The Revells Sundazed
Hey Little Cobra And Other Hot Rod Hits  The Rip Chords Sundazed Music
Three Window Coupe The Rip Chords Sundazed Music
Summer U.S.A.!  The Best Of The Rip Chords The Rip Chords Sundazed Music
...Now! The Rip Chords Collectables
Cobra Beach The Rip Chords RFM Music
Shut 'Em Down...Again The Rip Chords Collectables
The Tony Rivers Collection Volume 1: "Castaways" Tony Rivers RPM Records UK
G.T.O. - Best Of The Mala Recordings Ronny And The Daytonas Sundazed Music
Present Tense Sagittarius Sundazed Music
Sandy Sandy Salisbury Rev-Ola
The Sounds of the Silly Surfers The Silly Surfers Usher
Hermosa The Smiles Independent
Greatest Hits Spanky & Our Gang Mercury/Universal
Back To Mono (1958-1969) Phil Spector Abkco
Beach Sounds The Sunny Boys Katali
The Very Best Of The Tower Recordings The Sunrays Collectables
The Best Of The Sunshine Company The Sunshine Company Collector's Choice
The Complete Recordings The Super Stocks One Way Records
Surfin' Lungs
Big Beat Records
Imaginate Taxiride WEA/Warner Brothers
Wheels and More Hot Rod Rarities The Tokens Teen Sound
California Sun Tripsitter Tripsitter Music
Happy Together: The Very Best The Turtles Shout Factory
California Myth Matt Tyson Mai Tai Sun
Keep An Eye On... Matt Tyson Mai Tai Sun
Now! Matt Tyson Mai Tai Sun
Barefoot Adventure: The Four Star Sessions 1962-1966 Gary Usher Sundazed Music
Hot Rod USA Gary Usher Usher
Hot Rod City Various Artists Sundazed
The Roots Of The Beach Boys Various Artists Snapper UK
Rock Instrumental Classics: Vol. 5: Surf Various Artists Rhino/WEA
Surf Bunnies & Hot Rod Honeys Various Artists Phantom Sound & Vision
The Sounds Of The Weird-Ohs The Weird-Ohs Hairy Records
A Mother's Gift - Lullabies From The Heart Carnie Wilson Big3 Records
The Many Moods of Murry Wilson Murry Wilson Capitol
Greatest Hits Wilson Phillips Capitol
Wondermints The Wondermints Big Deal Records
The Yellow Balloon The Yellow Balloon Sundazed
Odessey & Oracle (30th Anniversary)  The Zombies Big Beat UK
Malibu Jukebox Matt Tyson Mai Tai Sun
Northern Summer ...and all year long! Northern Light Glacier Records
FreebOObin' The Sunny Boys The Sunny Boys
Summer Is A State Of Mind Surf School Dropouts Surf School Dropouts
Bamboo Trading Company
Bamboo Trading Company
Bamboo Trading Company
That California Sound
Various Artists
That Beach Boy Sound Volume 1
Various Artists
The Big Beat 1963
Various Artists
Summertime Girls
Matt Tyson
Mai Tai Sun
Second Nature
Surf School Dropouts
Surf School Dropouts
The Explorer's Club
Goldstar Records
Play and Sing the Best of Beach Boys The Watergates
Elua Aloha
Jeffrey Foskett & Jeff Larson
New Surf Limited
That Awkward Age
Matt Tyson
Mai Tai Sun

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