JSP Box Set Blowout Sale - Vintage Rock 'n' Roll & Rockabilly - Bill Haley -> Various Artists
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BILL HALEY JSP JSPCD 4205 The Early Years, 1947-1954 ● CD $22.98
Two CD set with 53 tracks. Bill Haley exploded onto the scene in 1954, but the original king of rock & roll had been a character in the Western swing world for nearly a decade. JSP`s elegantly annotated box set, This two CD set chronicles his rise, from the cowboy balladry of Tennessee Border, to his 1951 cover of Jackie Brenston's R&B classic Rocket 88 through to his classic Essex recordings where he started to define his rock 'n' roll style with tracks like Rock The Joint and Crazy Man Crazy.
BILL HALEY: Behind the Eight Ball/ Candy Kisses/ Chatanooga Choo Choo/ Covered Wagon Rolled Right Along, The/ Crazy Man, Crazy/ Dance With a Dolly/ Deal Me a Hand/ Down Deep In My Heart/ Farewell, So Long, Goodbye/ Foolish Questions/ Four Leave Clover Blues/ Fractured/ Green Tree Boogie/ I Don't Want To Be Alone This Christmas/ I'll Be True/ I'm Crying/ I'm Gonna Dry Every Tear With a Kiss/ I'm Lonesome/ I'm Not To Blame/ Icy Heart/ Juke Box Cannonball/ Jukebox Cannonball/ Live It Up/ Loveless Blues/ My Heart Tells Me (I'm In Love With You)/ My Palomino and I/ My Sweet Little Girl From Nevada/ Pat-a-Cake/ Please Make Up Your Fickle Mind/ Pretty Baby/ Real Rock Drive/ Rock the Joint/ Rocket 88/ Rocking Chair On the Moon/ Stand Up and Be Counted/ Stop Beatin' Around the Mulberry Bush/ Straight Jacket/ Sundown Boogie/ Susan Van Dusen/ Sweet Bunch of Roses, A/ Tearstains On My Heart/ Ten Gallon Stetson/ Ten Gallon Stetson/ Ten Little Indians/ Tennessee Border/ Too Many Parties, Too Many Pals/ Whatcha Gonna Do/ Why Do I Cry Over You/ Why Do I Cry Over You/ Within This Broken Heart of Mine/ Year Ago This Christmas, A/ Yes Indeed/ Yodel Your Blues Away

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS JSP JSPCD 6201 Virginia Rocks ● CD $23.98
2 CDs, 61 tracks, 142 mins, very highly recommended
Although it may be news to some, Virginia was an early hot-bed of Rock 'n' Roll and when it came to Rockabilly, the great state of Virginia held up the torch higher and longer than most of the other 49. This fantastic collection features a whole mess of great acts from the "Cavalier state," from proto-Rockabilly-Country and Western through Rock 'n' Roll and beyond. The R&R legends like Gene Vincent, Link Wray, Janis Martin, and The Rock A Teens are all here with known and rare tracks as well. You also get hot numbers from less likely sources like Patsy Cline with Stop Look and Listen, and a fiery young Roy Clark with Please Mister Mayor, and Puddin'. Most importantly, though, are probably the great acts that most haven't heard of, with drop dead killer tracks from the likes of The Dazzlers, Robert Williams & The Groovers (the awesome Loud Mufflers) Darnell Miller, The Downbeats, The Hi-Tombs, The Lancers, Carl Tyndale, Gene Criss & The Hep Cats, and many, many, more. You also not only get Link with his Ray Men, but also with his brothers Lucky and Doug Wray on Teenage Cutie. Unlike a lot of JSP sets, this one comes with an outstanding 72 page booklet full of all kinds of rare pictures and lengthy info on the artists and the scenes throughout the state that fostered all of this talent. This is easily one of my favorite collections of the year so far and I know that Rock & Roll/ Rockabilly fans will love it as well and also discover some killer cuts that they never knew about before. (JM)
BARBARA ALLEB: Sweet Willie/ THE AMBITIONS: That's My Baby/ BILLY BARNETTE AND THE SEARCHERS: Stomp, Shake and Twist/ JAY CHEVALIER: Rockin' Roll Angel/ ROY CLARK: Please Mr. Mayor/ Puddin'/ PATSY CLINE: Gotta Lot of Rhythm in My Soul/ Stop, Look and Listen/ EARL CRAIG & THE DOWNBEATS: Saki, Pt. 2/ GENE CRISS & THE HEP CATS: Hep Cat Baby/ I Don't Know/ BARRY DARVELL: Geronimo Stomp/ DON DAY & THE KNIGHTS: Mexicali Roll/ THE DAZZLERS: Gee Whiz/ Somethin' Baby/ RONNIE DOVE & THE BELL TONES: Lover Boy/ THE DOWNBEATS: Craig's Crazy Boogie/ PHIL GRAY & THE GO BOYS: Bluest Boy in Town/ Pepper Hot Baby/ ROY HALL: Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/ BOB HARMON'S COMBO: Do You Ever Think of Me, Rock/ THE HI-TOMBS: Sweet Rockin' Mama/ Weepin' Willow Rock/ ALDEN HOLLOWAY & HIS TRI-CITY BOYS: Blast Off/ JIMMY HUFTON: Shiver and Shake/ TONY AND JACKIE LAMIE: Sunset Blues/ Wore to a Frazzel/ THE LANCERS: My Little Girl/ JUDY LAYNE & THE RUMBLERS: Hard Headed Woman/ JEANIE LEE: Tic-Toc-A-Boogie/ LEON & CARLOS: Rock Everybody/ JOE MAPHIS: Guitar Rock & Roll/ JANIS MARTIN: Drugstore Rock 'N' Roll/ Let's Elope Baby/ CLINT MILLER: Bertha Lou/ DARNELL MILLER: Royal Flush/ WARREN MILLER: Everybody's Got a Baby But Me/ THE MILLER BROTHERS: Don't Break My Heart/ MOON MULLINS & THE NIGHT RAIDERS: Bip Bop Boom/ JERRY & WAYNE NEWTON: Baby, Baby, Baby/ THE NEWTON BROTHERS FEATURING WAYNE NEWTON: Little Jukebox/ *BUSTER PACK & THE LONESOME PINE BOYS: Indian Boogie/ DOUG POWELL: Jeannie with the Dark Blue Eyes/ Lord Made a Woman/ NAT ROBERTSON: Country Boy/ THE ROCK-A-TEENS: Janis Will Rock/ Woo-Hoo/ HENDER SAUL: I Ain't Gonna Rock-Tonite/ GENE SIMPSON & THE ROCKABILLIES: Blue Baby Boogie/ RANDY SPANGLER & THE COUNTRY KATS: Rock 'N Roll Baby/ THE SPORTSTERS: Johnny's Rip/ THE TRAILBLAZERS: Grandpa's Rock/ CARL TYNDALL: Hillbilly Rock/ GENE VINCENT & THE BLUE CAPS: Be-Bop-A-Lula/ Bluejean Bop/ BUDDY WATSON: If I Had a Woman/ ROBERT WILLIAMS & THE GROOVERS: Cranberry Blues/ Loud Mufflers/ MAC WISEMAN: Step It Up & Go/ LINK WRAY & HIS RAY MEN: Rumble/ LUCKY WRAY WITH LINK & DOUG WRAY: Teenage Cutie

 

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