FUNDAMENTAL collection devoted to rare and lost recordings from '20 to '60's. "For this new compilation album, I decided to focus on rockabilly, a music genre that has a rather peculiar status in the history of modern music. As a trend, rockabilly lasted only a few years, but it generated a near-unmatched number of recordings from hundreds of studios from as many American cities and small towns. This phenomenon can be explained partly by youth's sudden urge to express itself in a time when the USA was the richest country in the world and people were drawing maximum benefits from the spirit of entrepreneurship that was taking the whole continent by storm. Back then, you could very easily improvise yourself a record producer or label owner: all it took was a little bit of equipment and a small garage, basement, or backstore space. You started by pressing a hundred-copy run for the artist's family and friends. Sometimes, the product reached the ears of bigger label owners who would ensure its wider distribution. Rockabilly appeared in the early 1950s. This form of musical expression can be summed up as a white, typically southern, and rural kind of rock and roll born in Memphis in 1954. The lyrics are often about recurring themes in '50s American pop culture, like cars and teenage love. Young people identified with rockabilly in large numbers, forming gangs that could terrorize a neighbourhood by facing other gangs. Leather, Brylcreem, and motorcycles big and small were the signs by which they defined themselves. Rockabilly and its close relative rock and roll quickly evolved into other forms of rock, before vanishing almost completely in the late '50s. There was a certain revival in the '70s, and nowadays a surprising number of young bands have picked up the torch and are keeping this important style alive, a style that brings joy and the urge to dance to a still-sizeable audience. The energy, boldness, wildness, and talent of these young pioneers can all be found on this compilation, which rediscovers 20 of these rock adventurers". -DR. BOOGIE.

 

Side One:
JOHNNY JAY: Sugar Doll
CURLY COLDIRON: Rockin' Spot
DANNY VERNE: Red Hot Car
EDDIE CASH: Doin' Allright
CHUCK DALLIS: Good Show But No Go
THE CALS: Country Woman
AL URBAN: Gonna Be Better Times
RONNIE HAIG: Money Is A Thing Of The Past
JIMMY EVANS: The Joint's Really Jumpin'
JIMMIE DEE: Guitar Pickin' Man

Side Two:
JOHNNY KNIGHT: Rock'n'Roll Guitars
WAYNE HAAS: Betty Ann
BILL MOSS: Rockabilly Hop
RONNIE ALLEN: Juvenile Delinquent
JAY BROWN & THE JETS: Hanky Panky
GARY HODGE: Not For Love Or Money
CHARLES PAGE: Baby You've Been To School
CHARLES SENNS: Gee Whee Liz
T.K. HULIN: Little Bitty Boy
GENE MALTAIS: Crazy Baby

20 Deranged And Smokin' Cool Cats

Artikelnummer: SRV286
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