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NEWSLETTER #140
Vintage Rock 'n' Roll & Rockabilly
Eddie & The Showmen -> Link Wray & His Raymen

 

 

 

 

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JERRY LEE LEWIS Eagle Eye DVD 39108 And Friends DVD $13.98
60 min, highly recommended
A meeting of the faithful, UK cats & kittens seen going into the show, then The Killer let loose in London! This '89 show starts off with just the Killer & band, with overhead shots show Jerry Lee taking 1 finger solos! During Irene Goodnight Van Morrison joins in & soon the guests start showing up, including Dave Edmunds, The Kinks' Dave Davies, even Queen's Brian May lets loose with a blistering solo! The set is hot & includes High School Confidential/ Rockin'My Life Away/ Mexicali Rose/ Wild One & of course all the hits! (GM)

 
RICKY NELSON EMI 44226 Ricky Nelson Sings DVD $19.98
A collection of 20 live performances by Ricky from the 50s when he was featured on his family show "The Ozzie & Harriet" including Hello Mary Lou/ Waitin' In School/ Believe What You Say/ Teenage Idol/ You Tear Me Up/ Young World/ Travelin' Man and more. Lots of bonus material including interviews with family and his guitarist James Burton, performances by his sons and more.

 
ROY ORBISON Eagle Vision 30092 Greatest Hits DVD $17.98
DVD, 90 min, CD-13 tracks, 54 min, excellent
Don't be fooled by the cover, what this collection really is is a rag-tag compilation of Roy live taken from various already released DVDs, with no mention of what performance is from which DVD (in fact the only ones mentioned are "Black & White Night" & "Austin City Limits", though there's at least a couple from the '65 Holland set. The material is great & includes most of Roy's best, with the CD & The DVD starting out the same (the final track on the CD not listed on the DVD, Running Scared (Reprise) is just a section of the song used to run the closing credits on the DVD). The DVD does include some extras, including the Making Of the "I Drove All Night" posthumous video with interviews with video's star Jason Priestly (spare me!) & the Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for "King Of Hearts," as well as a couple posthumous videos. The best, though, is the 1st release of a totally unknown '57 acetate An Empty Cup (And A Broken Heart) with a recording of the original acetate & a cleaned up version. (GM)

 
THE TEXAS TORNADOS New West 8013 Live From Austin, Texas DVD $17.98
78 min, essential
This is the complete performance recorded for Austin City Limits 10/16/90 with the all-star Tex Mex group led by Doug Sahm & featuring Freddie Fender, Augie Meyers & Flaco Jimenez. Look back in this issue a column or 2 to find my review of this performance on CD. If the CD was exhilarating, then the DVD is a true party! To be able to watch the band is great, & add to that 5:1 surround sound blasting & you can't help but feel joy! Sounds like the DVD is a little more complete, too, with more between song banter. (GM)

 
 

NEW COMPACT DISCS

 
EDDIE & THE SHOWMEN AVI 5021 Squad Car CD $15.98
We've turned up a few copies of this out of print collection of wild surf instrumentals by guitarist Eddie Bertrand and his band The Showmen. 17 tracks recorded for Liberty between 1962 and 1965 including unreleased tunes and demos. Includes 8 page booklet with extensive tiny notes and rare photos.

 
THE EVERLY BROTHERS Bear Family BCD 15931 Outtakes CD $24.98
Bear Family has gone through all the Everly Brothers' Cadence "outtake" boxes and chosen versions that are substantially different to the familiar issued versions and have included false starts and studio chatter. Includes first takes of classics like Bye Bye Love/ Wake Up Little Susie/ Bird Dog and All I have To Do Is Dream. Beautifully packaged in a small box which replicates the look of a vintage tape box with a 64 page illustrated booklet with deatiled notes, rare photos, reproductions of session sheets and full discographical details. Note that these outtakes do not duplicate those included on the Bear Family box set of the Everlys' Columbia and Cadence recordings (BCD 15618 - $79.98)

 
THE EVERLY BROTHERS Varese 66681 Give Me A Future CD $13.98
18 tracks, 34 min, recommended
Recently found publishing demos featuring mostly just Don or Phil on acoustic guitar, though there's a few like the opening title track that has those harmonies. The subtitle is misleading, listed as "18 Unreleased Recordings From The Late 50s & Early 60s", this belies the fact that many are actually from a mid-70s Don solo session. Many were actually older numbers that Don was thinking of re-recording as a solo, & includes the interesting I'm Tired Of Singing My Song In Las Vegas, which of course is exactly what the Brothers ended up doing! Also includes a few different versions of tunes first heard on the companion volume "Too Good To Be True". Highlights include Captain Captain/ Oh What A Feeling, & the gorgeous Maybe Tomorrow (GM)

 
BILL HALEY Bear Family BCD 16509 Rock 'n' Roll Arrives CD $149.98
The long awaited pre-Decca recordings of rock 'n' roll pioneer Bill Haley in their entirety for the first time with scads of bonus material. This is a five CD box set with 106 tracks. The first three CDs feature all the recordings issued between 1946 and 1954 for Cowboy, Center, Keystone, Atlantic, Holiday, Abbey, Gotham, Vogue Picture Disc and Essex. The earlier recordings are straight ahead country but he gradually added R&B elements to his music and by the time he joined Essex in 1954 the music he was making was what we now call rock 'n' roll. The last two CDs features previously unissued acetates (including some solo performances by just Bill & his guitar), demos, alternate takes, radio shows and advertising spots from the late 40s and early 50s. The set includes 100 page hard cover book with hundreds of rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed essay on Haley's early days by expert Chris Gardner.

 
BILL HALEY Bear Family BCD 16807 Bill Rocks CD $24.98
31 tracks, 80 mins, essential
The best available compilation of Bill's rock 'n' roll sides drawing not only on his well known Decca recordings but also including some of the sides that he recorded for Holiday and Essex that offer incontrovertible proof of his status as a rock 'n' roll pioneer and is deserving of much greater than has gotten in recent years. The earliest recording here is his great cover of Jackie Brenston's Rocket '88' from 1951 which is rock 'n' roll in all but name and the latest is the splendid but little known Where Did You Go Last Night from 1959 with driving piano from Johnny Grande, hot honkin' sax from Rudy Pompelli and some very effective steel guitar licks from Billy Williamson. Grande and Williamson were core members of Haley's band since the early 50s. Prior to Pompelli the sax chores were handled by the excellent Joey D'Ambrosia. The excellent lead guitar work on the Decca sides was by danny Cedrone or the tremendous Franny Beecher. Almost all the big hits are here along with several lesser known items - Rock Around The Clock/ Happy Baby/ Birth Of The Boogie/ Rock The Joint/ See You Later Alligator/ A.B.C. Boogie/ Hot Dog Buddy Buddy/ Fractured/ Don't Knock The Rock/ Skinny Minnie/ Green Tree Boogie, etc. Includes 40 page booklet with black & white and color illustrations, notes, posters, label shots and discographical details. (FS)

 
THE PEANUT BUTTER CONSPIRACY Sundazed 11144 Living Dream - The Best Of CD $16.98
20 tracks, 66 min, recommended
The PBC was a LA-based group that sounded a lot like very early Jefferson Airplane (think "Blues From An Airplane") or Spanky & Our Gang, with folk-like harmony vocals, trippy lyrics & some hot guitar. This has tracks from their two Columbia LPs, The Peanut Butter Conspiracy Is Spreading from '67, produced by Gary Usher, & The Great Conspiracy from '68 produced by Jerry Fuller, along with some non-LP single sides & even a couple unreleased cuts. 12 pg booklet with an excellent history of the band by Mike Staxx including current interviews with band members, as well as pics & posters. In slip-covered cover. Titles include Why Did I Get So High, Twice Is Life, Turn On A Friend (To The Good Life), Captain Sandwich.. (GM)

 
DOUG SAHM Texas Music Group 0061 Juke Box Music/ The Last Real Texas Blues Band CD $15.98
Two CDs, 32 tracks, highly recommended
This two CD set reissues Doug's two great albums for the Antones label. "Juke Box Music" from 1989 catapulted Doug back into the limelight. The focus this time out is rockin' rhythm & blues; even the ballads have an edge with long time amigo Rocky Morales blowin' tenacious tenor sax throughout this jumpin' platter. The splendid covers are done-up with a flair and zest that keeps the spirit true to the original, as well as making them terrific vehicles for Doug's honky-tonk sentiments. The tight ensemble Doug has assembled never overplays, but when their time comes they don't miss a beat, especially bassist Jack Barber and drummer/producer George Rains (both veteran band members). "Last Real" from 1994 is a 16 track collection featuring the eclectic Mr. Sahm with a bunch of his friends (Denny Freeman, Mel Brown, Rocky Morales, "Kaz" Kazanoff, Derek O'Brien, etc) - half live at Antone's club and half studio. A mix of blues, R&B and swamp pop including Reconsider Baby/ Bad Boy/ I'm A Fool To Care/ Home At Last/ Blessed Are These Tears/ When I Fall In Love/ Tell Me The Truth, etc. There's also a bonus, previously unissued, live performance of Crazy, Crazy Baby. (FS)

 
THE TEXAS TORNADOS New West 6083 Live From Austin, Texas CD $16.98
19 tracks, 74 min, essential
I had the pleasure of seeing the Tornados doing an evening at the legendary Palomino Club in N. Hollywood over 15 years ago for one of the most rewarding nights of music! The group, with "Sir" Doug Sahm, Flaco Jimenez, Freddie Fender & Augie Meyers, augmented by a band including ex-Sir Doug musicians Luis Ortega & Speedy Sparks on a live Tex-Mex jaunt originally broadcast on Austin City Limits. This set covers the best material from the careers of the four principles, including Sir Doug's Mendocino/ Who Were You Thinking Of?/ She's About A Mover, Flaco's Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio, & Freddies two biggies Before The Next Teardrop Falls & Wasted Days & Wasted Nights, as well as fine covers of 96 Tears (with a slightly different organ riff), Butch Hancock's She Never Spoke Spanish To Me & Cookie & The Cupcakes' Mathilda. And as great as this is, this is also available on DVD (see review) so you can watch as well as listen to the excitement. You may want to get both if you can't play your DVD in your car! (GM)

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Buffalo Bop 55177 Step Out CD $18.98
Fine 30 track collection of obscure rockabilly and rock 'n' roll. Although about 2/3 of the titles have been out on CD before quite a few are on out of print CDs.Excellent sound and 12 page booklet with artist photos and label shots.
FRED BIBLE: C'mon Baby/ BOB CREWE: Penny Nickel Dime Quarter/ MIKE CUSHAMAN: Me And My Guitar/ MIKE CUSHMAN: Playtoy/ DODI & DOT: Little Red Rockin Hood/ BILLY ELDRIDGE: Let's Go Baby/ JAMIE FOSTER: Yea Pretty Baby/ CHUCK FREEMAN: She's Not Home/ CURTIS GORDON: From Memphis To New Orleans/ LEE HARRIS: My Babys Acting Kind'a Strange/ The Rambler/ MAYNARD HORLICK: Girl From Bandstand/ Wake Up Old Rip Van Winkle/ BUD LANDON: Get Away/ JIM MYERS & TEX REGAN: Pretty Baby Rock/ RONNIE NEWTON: Workingman's Blues/ THE NOVATONES: Mary Lee/ JERRY PAUL: Oh Boy/ Step Out/ DOUG POWELL: Jeannie With The Dark Blue Eyes/ The Lord Made A Woman/ DON RADER: Rockin The Blues/ CHUCK SIMS: Little Pigeon/ WYNN STEWART: Come-on/ JERRY SULLIVAN: Curley Headed Baby/ Ella Mae/ STEVE VINE: Boo Boo Bear/ Your Lovin Gets The Best Of Me/ DAN VIRVA: Duck Tail Cat/ LITTLE JACKY WAYNE: White Felt Hat

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Buffalo Bop 55178 Wild Wood Rockabilly CD $18.98
30 tracks, 69 mins, highly recommended One of the best Buffalo Bop releases in a while. Fine collection of 30 rockin' sides - many of them with a strong country flavor and quite a few making their first appearance on CD. Includes Willie Samples, Bill Woods, Curly Sanders, Bud Sanders (a strong Johnny Cash flavor here), Chuck Henderson, Jimmy Walls (his loping What A Little Kiss Can Do is particularly nice), Bobby Martin (the great bluesy Give Your Heart To Me), Joe L. White, Mack & Gwen (rockin' country harmonies on Baby I Want Another Date With You), Gene Morris, Houston Barks (another Cash inspired track), Bill Martin and others. Excellent sound and 12 page booklet with artist photos and label shots. (FS)
RED ARROW: The Last Days Of Kinzua/ HOUSTON BARKS: She's Gone/ BARNEY BARNICLE: Cost Of Lovin/ THE BIG WHOPPER: Charlie Brown's Mule/ CHUCK HENDERSON: Rock And Roll Baby/ WES HOLLY: Hop Rock/ CHUCK JENNINGS: Mr Misery/ MONTIE JONES: Black Cat's Chasin Me/ BOB KINNEY: The Girls I Left Behind/ BUD LANDON: Running Man/ Six Mile Climb/ JAMES LANE: Rockin In My Heart/ MACK & GWEN: Baby I Want Another Date With You/ BILL MARTIN: Meet Me Halfway/ BOBBY MARTIN: Give Your Heart To Me/ Sleepy Time Blues/ CLINT MILLER: Till The End Of The World Rolls Round/ GENE MORRIS: I Craw Fished/ WILLIE SAMPLERS: I Don't Care/ CURLY SANDERS: Brand New Rock And Roll/ This Time/ EARL SMITH: Black River Baby/ CHUCK STACEY: You Think It's Funny/ JACK TOOMBS: Pin Ball Fever/ UNCLE ALVIS: Hey Hey Pussycat/ JIMMY WALLS: What A Little Kiss Can Do/ WALLACE WATERS: Keep Me In Your Charms/ JOE L. WHITE: Staying Home Tonight/ THE WILDWOOD TRIO: The Wildwood Rock/ BILL WOODS: Ask Me No Questions

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4491 Girls Girls Rockin' CD $16.98
27 obscure female rock 'n' roll sides from the 50s - most of it new to CD. Most of it is fairly tame but there are some fine moments from the Carol Lou Trio with the excellent piano boogie T.D. Boogie, Joan Armstrong & the Shakers with a tough version of Big Midnight Special, Diana Lee's wild You Upset Me and some others. Also includes Rebecca & The Mark IV, The Velveteens, The La Dell Sisters (a sequel to Frankie & Johnny called Frankie's Out On Parole), The Davis Sisters,  Margie Mills and more.
JOAN AMSTRONG & THE SHAKERS: Big Midnight Special/ SALLY BENNETT: Checkin My Chick/ I Wanna Man From The Moon/ LINDA BERNHARDT: It's So Easy/ HELEN BOZEMAN: Sugar Baby/ CANDY & MANDY WITH THE ULTRA-TONES: This Is It/ Willie Boy/ THE DAVIS SISTERS: Rock A Bye Boogie/ SUE GOLDEN & THE ILLUSIONS: I Ain't Gonna Be Your Baby One Time/ MISS HILTON HAMMOND: Charlie/ JUDY & JOYCE: He's The One/ CINDY KENNEDY: Skate Board/ THE LA DELL SISTERS: Frankie's Out On Parole/ Rockin' Robert/ DIANA LEE WITH THE ROYAL TEENS: L-o-v-e Love/ You Upset Me/ CAROL LOU TRIO: T.D. Boogie Woogie/ PAT MACKO & THE ELITES: Black Window/ Just Beacause/ BETTY MCQUADE: You Make Me Mad/ MARGIE MILLS: Long Tall Sally/ MARLENE PAULA & BILLY VER PLANCK ORCH.: I Wanna Spend Christmas With Elvis/ REBECCA & THE MARK IV: Wearin' Out Your Welcome/ PATSY TIDWELL: Sit And Rock And Roll Blues/ UNKNOWN SINGER & BAND: That Regal Feeling/ THE VELVETEENS: Baby Baby/ HOLLY WORTH: You Said That You Loved Me

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4492 Knockout Rockin' CD $16.98
Another solid collection of rare rockabilly and rock 'n'' roll from the 50s and early 60s. 30 tracks - most making their first appearance on CD. No real standouts but lots of good no nonsense rockin' - Jackie Dunham, Gene Morris, Johnny Kay, Jake Doell, The Carnations, Bill Webb & The Twisters, Charles Beckham & The Knight Riders, George Fonner (a nice cover of Bo Diddley's Road Runner), Red McCoy With The Sons Of The Soil, Ronnie Summers and many more. Excellent sound and booklet with rare photos and label shots.
CHARLES BECKHAM & THE KNIGHT RIDERS: By Myself Or With Somebody/ WALTER(ARKIE) BITTLE & THE FLYING SAUCERS: Glynns Hopp/ THE CARNATIONS: Angels Rock/ Dreamin Billy/ CERF WITH GORDIE MAIN & THE MANIACS: I'm Losing Irv To The Ready Reserve/ The Answer From Heaven/ BILLY COSTA & THE FABULOUS ROCKETS: Cheatin/ No Flirtin No Foolin/ JACKIE CUNHAM: I'll Leave It Up To You/ JAKE DOELI: You Will See/ GEORGE FONNER: I'm A Road Runner/ ART FOSTER: Houston Texas/ RON FURY: Long Long Time/ RICHARD GIBBS & SUDIO BAND: Hey Mr. Lucky/ JOHNNY KAY: Starvation/ JACKIE LAW: I Can't Give You Anything But Love/ RED MCCOY WITH THE SONS OF SOIL: Live Your Life With Care/ Rainbow Joe/ GENE MORRIS: I Craw Fished/ J.C. POLITZ WITH THE KINGS OF SWING: Crazy Feeling/ J.T. RATTLIF WITH SHIRLEY & THE SWOMP BUGS: Bills Friend/ The Beatle Bug/ RAY & THE STORMS: Even Steven/ THE RUMBLERS: Intersection/ THE SAVOYS: Domino/ THE SONICS: Torture/ THE STORMS: Knockout/ RONNIE SUMMERS: Lonesome Road/ BILL WEBB & THE TWISTERS: Twist It/ GERALD WELLS & THE TORKAY'S: Come On

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4493 Slow Boogie Rockin', Vol. 5 CD $16.98
30 tracks, 71 mins, highly recommended
Fine collection of slow to mid tempo rock 'n' roll - often with a bluesy flavor. Among the highlights are some fine instrumentals from Davey Dee & The Mudcats and George Barnes & His Quartet (tough guitar), The Gravestone Four (the delightfully named Rigor Mortis with appropriately mournful sax) and the great bluesy piano instrumental Hot Body Blues by Dumpy Rice. Other fine sides from Leon & The Rock-Etts, Dick Ford (a fairly tepid vocal on Lawdy Miss Clawdy but some very cool guitar), the mellow country flavored Thermostat Baby by Dick Dorn and the churning blues I'm Sorry About That by Sammy Cole & The Alibis. Other artists include Bobby Vacco, Davey Dee & The Mudcats, Ted D'Amico, The Hard Times V., Kid Rock (no not that one!), The Royal Lancers, The Big Rocker (a sequel to Slim Harpo's classic Raining In My Heart called It Stopped Raining In My Heart), Roger Borden With The Viscounts and others. Just about all the tracks here are making their first appearance on CD. Sound quality is excellent and booklet has some tantalizing label shots and a photo of Collector's head honcho Cees Klop with Johnny Wallin! (FS)
GEORGE BARNES & HIS QUARTET: Strollin Slow/ THE BIG ROCKERS: It Stopped Raining In My Heart/ ROGER BORDEN WITH THE VISCOUNTS: Blues At Home/ SAMMY COLE & THE ALBIS: I'm Sorry About That/ CHARLES CONLEY & THE RAMBLERS: Loved And Lost Again/ TED D'AMICO: Mr Switchman/ DAVEY DEE & THE MUDCATS: Sultry/ DICK DORN WITH HARRY PEPPEL & HIS SHENANDOAH: Thermostat Baby/ THE EMPALLOS: Hi Cups/ FRANK FILLINGIM: They Call It The Blues/ THE FLAMES: Letti Lu/ DANNY FLORES & HIS 3-D'S: Clam City Boogie/ DICK FORD: Lawdy Miss Clawdy/ THE GRAVESTONE FOUR: Rigor Mortis/ THE HARD TIMES V: Miss Mini Lou/ JERRY HARMISON & THE STARLINERS: Hold Me Close/ BILLY HOLERMAN: Knockin At The Door/ DWIGHT JAMES & THE ROCKIN KNIGHTS: Just For You/ LEON & THE ROCK-ETTS: Biggest Fool/ DUMPY RICE: Hot Body Blues/ KID ROCK: Please Be Mine/ THE ROCKATEERS: Rock Bottom # 2/ RAMBLIN' ROY CUNNINGHAM: Waves On The Ocean/ THE ROYAL LANCERS: (s.bell) S & M Mus/ STEVE SCHULTE: Too Blue To Cry/ BILL TAYLOR & TEX WILBUM: My Baby's Gone/ UNKNOWN SINGER & BAND: Have You Ever Been Lonesome/ I Wish I Knew/ BOBBY VACCO: Kissin Fresh/ JOHNNY WALLIN: The Road Of Heartaches

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4494 Rock & Roll With Piano, Vol. 10 CD $16.98
Fine collection of 31 piano oriented rock 'n' roll tracks, all but one from the 50s and early 60s. Almost half the tracks are instrumental including sides by Paul Revere & The Raiders, Alexander & the Greats, The Converters, Eddie Piano Miller Trio (great black boogie woogie pianist with big band), Vince & The Waikiki Ramblers, The Perfidians, Bob harmon and others. On the vocal sides we have Johnny Ramistella, George Quarta Jr., "Rolling Joe" Johnson, Ray Vernon (Link Wray's brother), Danny Chris Ivy, Harry "The Hipster" Gibson, Rusty Howard & The Bar-X Boys and others. The piano is not always that prominent but there's some fine rockin' going on. The bonus 31st track is a 2005 recording of Teddy Reddell doing Going To California Bye Bye, Suewhich fits in perfectly with the spirit of the other sides here. Sound quality is excellent. About a third of the tracks have been out on CD before. 8 page booklet has artist photos and label shots.
ALEXANDER & THE GREATS: Swanee Stomp/ DAVE BRYAN & HOLLAND TRIO ORCH.: Let's Make It Real/ THE CHARMS: Your True Love/ THE CONVERTERS: Lost City/ TONY FARRELL: Stumpy Stump/ THE FENS: Fenlights/ HARRY "THE HIPSTER" GIBSON: The Baby And The Pup/ BOB HARMON: Kentucky Home Boogie/ RUSTY HOWARD & THE BAR-X BOYS: Blacberry Boogie/ HUGO & TONIO: Hi-way Ramble/ DANNY CRIS IVY: Do The Stop/ GROVE JACKSON: Sweet And Lovely/ ROLLING JOE JOHNSON: One Long Burning Kiss/ FRANK LA HAYE: Anna From Louisiana/ LITTLE HANK & THE RHYTHM KINGS: The House Of Pink Lights/ EDDIE "PIANO" MILLER TRIO: Eddie's Piano Boogie/ THE MOODS: The Broken Hip/ THE PERFIDIANS: Whiplash/ GEORGE QUARTA JR: Don't Move/ DUKE RA-TRAY: Honky Tonk Life/ JOHN RADCLIFFE & THE ELECTRAS: Electra/ JOHNNY RAMISTELLA: Little Girl/ STEVEN RAY: You Got Something On Your Mind/ TEDDY REDELL: Going To California Bye Bye Sue/ PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS: Concert In "f" Sharp/ Groovey/ BOB STRAUSS WITH THE DON GEORGE ORCH.: Nameless/ THE UNTOUCHABLES: Blue Chip Bounce Part 1/ RAY VERNON: I'm Countin On You/ VINCE & THE WAIKIKI RUMBLERS: Waikiki Rumble/ DENNIS VOLK: My Party Doll

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Documents 222686 Early Rock 'n' Roll & Rockbilly CD $19.98
Four CD set with 100 tracks. A fine collection of rockabilly, early rock 'n' roll, up tempo country and rocking R&B. Most of it is from the period 1953 to 1955 along with a few earlier titles. A nice mix of familiar titles and obscurities including Roy Brown,The Sly Fox, Bill Haley & The Comets, Elvis Presley,Eddie Fonatine, Tennessee Ernie Ford (a great cover of Chicago bluesman Willie Mabon's I Don't Know),  Charlie Gracie,  Tiny Bradshaw, The Collins Kids, Bobby Lord, Wade Ray, Hardrock Gunter, Rosemary Clooney (I'm not really sure that Come-On-A-My-House fits in here), Pat Patrick, Merrill Moore and many more. Packaged in 9 1/2" x 5 1/2" book format with 20 page booklet with notes in English and German on all the artists plus some photos. Sound is generally excellent though a couple of the older tracks exhibit excessive digital noise reduction.
JOHNNY ACE: How Can You Be So Mean/ ANNISTEEN ALLEN: My Baby Keeps Rolling/ GLENN BARBER: Ice Water/ BOYD BENNETT: Banjo Rock And Roll/ My Boy Flat Top/ Seventeen/ The Most/ You Upset Me Baby/ CHUCK BERRY: Maybelline/ BIG MAYBELLE: Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/ JOHNNY BOND: Put Me To Bed/ TINY BRADSHAW: The Train Kept A-rollin'/ JACKIE BRENSTON: In My Real Gone Rocket/ NAPPY BROWN: That Man/ ROY BROWN: Butcher Pete/ Good Rockin' Tonight/ RUTH BROWN: Bye Bye Young Men/ JIMMY CAVELLO: Rock The Joint/ BOBBY CHARLES: Later Alligator/ EDDIE CLETRO: Flyin' Saucer Boogie/ ROSEMARY CLOONEY: Come On A My House/ DOROTHY COLLINS: My Boy Flat Top/ THE COLLINS KIDS: Beetle Bug Bop/ JIMMIE DAVIS: Cherokee Boogie/ KEN DAVIS: Shook Shake/ LINK DAVIS: Grasshopper/ LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS: Hey Worm!/ Stinky Passed The Hat Aro/ DUB DICKERSON: My Gal Gertie/ BO DIDDLEY: Bo Diddley/ H-BOMB FERGUSON: Rock H-bomg/ SONNY FISHER: Hey Mama/ Rockin' And Rollin'/ Rockin' Daddy/ Sneaky Pete/ EDDIE FONTAINE: Boom-de-dee-boom/ Rock Love/ TENESSEE ERNIE FORD: Catfish Boogie/ TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD: I Don't Know/ CHARLIE GRACIE: Head Home Honey/ Wildwood Boogie/ CHRLIE GRACIE: My Baby Loves Me/ RUDY GRAY: There's Gonna B A Ball/ BUCK GRIFFIN: Bawlin' And Squallin/ HARDROCK GUNTER: Gonna Dance All Night/ I'll Give'em Rhythm/ You Played On My Piano/ BILL HALEY & THE COMETS: Crazy Man, Crazy/ Happy Baby/ Pat A Cake/ Real Rock Drive/ Rock Around The Clock/ Rock The Joint/ Shake, Rattle And Roll/ Ten Little Indians/ Two Hound Dogs/ ROY HALL: Don't Stop Now/ See You Later Alligator/ WYNONIE HARRIS: All She Wants To Do Is Rock/ JIMMY HEAP: Go Ahead On/ LOUIS INNIS & CHARLIE GORE: Female Hound Dog/ THE JODIMARS: Let's All Rock Together/ Well Now Dig This/ SID KING & THE FIVE STRINGS: Drinking Wine Spol/ Sag, Darg And Fall/ JIMMY LEE & WAYNE WALKER: Love Me/ LITTLE RICHARD: Tutti Frutti/ BOBBY LORD: No More, No More/ LUKE MCDANIEL: Daddy-o Rock/ The Automobile Song/ CHUCK MILLER: Boogie Blues/ Hawk Eye/ House Of Blue Lights/ Lookout Mountain/ LATTIE MOORE: Juke Joint Johnny/ MERRILL MOORE: Hard To Race/ JAYE P. MORGAN: Pepper Hot Baby/ BILLY NELSON: Pack, Shack And Stack/ PAT PATRICK: Hot Springs/ HANK PENNY: Fan It/ CARL PERKINS: Gone, Gone, Gone/ WEBB PIERCE: California Blues/ ELVIS PRESLEY: Blue Moon Of Kentucky/ Good Rockin' Tonight/ That's All Right/ WADE RAY: Idaho Red/ TOMMY SCOTT: Cats And Dogs/ Dig Me Little Mama/ Jumpin From Six To Six/ THE SLY FOX: My Four Woman/ CARL SMITH: Baby I'm Ready/ RED SMITH: Whoa Boy/ FRANK STARR: The Dirty Bird Song/ CLIFFIE STONE: Barracuda/ Jump Rope Boogie/ DANNY TAYLOR: You Look Bad/ ZEB TURNER: Jersey Rock/ RUSTY WELLINGTON: Jump Jump Honey/ PRISCILLA WRIGHT: Don't Call Me/ MALCOLM YELVINGTON: Drinkin' Wine Spoo-dee-o-de

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Sundazed 11156 Dancehall Stringbusters! - 2 - Crunchy Guitar Instros F CD $16.98
A second collection of rare rock 'n' roll guitar instrumentals from the 60s including two previously unissued tracks by The Belmont Five plus sides by Roy Buchanan, Joe Maphis, Bobby Arlen With The Hustlers, The Maybees, Bob Moore & the Temps, Phil Baugh, Keetie & the Kast and more.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Two Mikes 001 You Gotta Use Both Ears For This One! ● CD $18.98
20 track collection of hits from the 50s and early 60s in their stereo versions including Louie Louie by The Kingsmen, Mio Amore by The Flamingos, tequila by The Champs, The Wandere by DIon, Angel Baby by Rosie & The Originals, I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent by The Teenagers, Rockin' Robin by Bobby Day, Torquay by The Fireballs, The Big Hurt by Toni Fisher, I Love You Madly by Charlie & Ray and others.

 
GENE VINCENT Rockstar RSRCD 027 Important Words CD $19.98
Reissue of legendary 1989 LP with 13 bonus tracks. The original LP featured then previously unissued alternate takes, false starts and studio dialogue. The added tracks here features 12 more previously unissued outtakes, etc. Tracks are drawn from sessions held in Hollywood in 1958 and 1963 and in England in 1961 & '62 including Rocky Road Blues (the instrumental backing track only)/ Important Words/ Lonesome Boy/ You Are the One For Me/ Crazy Beat/ That's The Trouble With Love/ Teardrops/ Spaceship To Mars (three different versions)/ King Of Fools/ Where Have You Been All My Life, etc. Superb sound from original master tapes plus 8 page booklet with detailed notes and rare photos.

 

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