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VINTAGE ROCK 'N' ROLL & ROCKABILLY

Various Artists Collections - Collector Records - Part 1

 

INTRODUCTION: Collector Records is run by obsessive Dutch collector Cees Klop who started issuing LPs of rare 50s rockabilly and rock 'n' roll in the 70s on his White Label. After nearly two hundred LP releases (!) he switched to compact disc in 1991reissuing some of the previously reissued material as well as a whole heap of newly unearthed material. In addition to reissuing rare 45s he has tracked down artists, record labels and recording studios resulting in releases which include alternate takes, unissued songs, demos and home recordings. Some of the releases have a regional or thematic slant but most are just miscellaneous collections. Sound quality is decent considering the origin of some of the material and the packaging is pleasing in a down home way with slim booklets with photos and label shots and occasional notes. Some of the material is of marginal musical value but almost every release has some really excellent material and the real enthusiast will want 'em all.
 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 7751 50 Early Rockin' Tracks ● CD $16.98
Two CD set featuring 50 rare rockabilly and rock 'n' roll sides from the 50s - a varied and enjoyable collection at a bargain price.
THE ARDELLS: Every Little Day Of The Week/ ULYSESS L. BAXTER: Mother, Congratulate Your Son/ CINDY CARSON: Motorcycle Michael/ JACKIE DALLAS & THE TIARAS: Bull Moose/ THE DARNELLS: Spooner (inst.)/ JERRY DEE & THE BOUNTY COUNTRY: Skate Board Granny/ WEBB DIXON WITH BENNIE MARTIN BAND: Wonder Baby/ THE FIREBIRDS: Termite/ LUCKY FLOYD & THE SPARKLES: The U.t./ JIM FOLEY & THE VARIETEERS: Blues In The Morning/ THE GALAXIES: Ad Lib (inst.)/ JIM HALL & THE RADIO PALS: Don't Make Me Cry Again/ I Love My Work/ I'm In Seventh Heaven/ Rain Mountain Top/ JACK HANNA: I Reckon I Would/ ULYSSES J. HEMINGWORTH II: Whoa Louise/ HADLEY HENDRICKS: Beach, Beach Blues/ RONNY HINES: I've Got A Woman/ That's All Right/ CURTIS HOBOCK & THE STARDUSTERS: Tom Dooley Rock & Roll/ DON JOBE & THE GHOSTERS: Going To Have A Party/ JOHNNY & THE IMPALAS: Bulldog (inst.)/ RANDY KING: Since You Came Back To Me/ JOEY LEAL: The Girl With The Curl/ HASKELL MAY & THE SUNDOWNERS: Party Line/ MIKE MCALISTER WITH NANCY & BAND: I Don't Dig It/ MIKE AND NANCY: Twenty One/ THE OFF BEATS: Red Ants (inst.)/ WAYNE PARKER & THE 3D'S: Ginger/ THE PILT DOWN FIVE: `32' Ford/ FRED PRUE WITH ROY BAXTER & HIS COMBO: Don't Wink At Me/ Lookin' For Joe/ DICK RALSTON: Sharin' Lockers/ RICKY & THE STOMPERS: The Wild One/ ROBBY ROBBER & HIS HI JACKERS: Come With Me/ JERRY ROBINSON: Paper Moon/ JOHNNY RYAN: Hot Rod Lincoln/ MIKE RYAN & THE TEEN TONES: Hurtin' And Cryin'/ VIRGIL SAWYER & THE EMERALDS: You're Gonna Grieve When I Leave/ EARL SCOTT: Stop You're Knockin/ SAM SEVERIN & THE SATELLITES: Dark Town Strutter's Ball/ DOC STARKES & THE NITE RIDERS: Love Me Like Crazy/ JACKIE TERRELL: I Stopped And Thought/ I'm Gonna Look For You/ CHARLES WALTON & THE KOOL KATS: Four Four Time/ Teen Age Blues/ JACKIE WHITLEY & THE RED COATS: Mean Man Blues/ AUSTIN WOOD & THE MISSOURI SWINGSTERS: So Let's Rock/ REBEL WRIGHT & THE CIMMARONS: I'm A Long Gone Daddy

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4433 Automatic Bop - 31 Rockabilly Burners ● CD $16.98
31 Tracks, 64 min., very good Another collection of obscurities from Collector Records. I don't think I had heard of any of these artists before listening to this CD. We've got Clearance Howard and The Renegades, Stuffy and The Uniques, Ralph Robbins and The Rock-Its.... the list goes on. Among the 31 cuts are 3 instrumentals, none of them really good. Generally, compilations from Collector Records are inconsistent, but the great songs make it worthwhile. This CD was a step below their usual standards in terms of finding real jewels among the junk. Final scorecard: 2 great tracks, 9 very goods, 13 goods and 7 fillers. (RS)
BOBBY ALLEN: Mean Woman Blues/ CHUCK BARR: Joe Botch/ ANN BREWER: Rockin' In A Wooden Sack/ BILLY CHILDS: Call Me Shorty/ KEN DAVIS: Gone Again/ JOHNNY DENTON: Hey Babe/ ZIG DILLON: On Down The Line/ FRANK EVANS: Gotta Get Some Money/ THE FABULOUS IMPERIALS: Moon Beats/ My Little Tina/ LITTLE JOEY FARR: Rock & Roll Santa/ STEVE FRANCE: Bad Boy/ THE GALAXIES: 6:15/ This Rock And Roll/ CLEARANCE HOWARD: Huckleberry Juction/ She's Not Here Anymore/ ROBERT A. IRVINE: Fastest Short In Town/ ARTIE LEWIS: Alone, All Alone/ THE MADDY BROS: Rockin' Party/ GLENN MANN: Truly Yours/ JUNE MILLER: How Bad Can Bad Luck Be/ ARTIE MORRIS: Desire/ JIM McCRORY: Parkin' Lot/ THE PACE-SETTERS: Setting The Pace/ RUSS PARKS: Jealous Hearted Me/ RALPH ROBBINS: Don't Stop, Don't Stop/ RON JOE & GEORGE: Half Ton Mama/ Roachie/ RICKY SCOTT: I Didn't Mean It/ STUFFY & THE UNIOUES: Rock'n' Rudolph

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4441 Automatic Bop, Vol. 2 ● CD $16.98
30 more rockabilly rarities.
THE BENDERS: Sharpest Little Girl/ C. BENE & JOHNNY DENTZ'S HILL: I Want My Mama/ THE BONNIEVILLES: I'm Walking The Dog/ HARRY CARTER: Jump Baby Jump/ JOHNNY CAVALIER & KEYNOTES: Rockin' Chair Roll/ MILES CONNOR: I Don't Need You Anymore/ THE FRANKLIN BROS: So Real/ GENE FREEMAN: Fidel Castro/ JERRY HANSON: When I Was A Little Boy/ JOHNNY & CYCLONES: Scrub Bucket (instrumental)/ JIMMY KELLER & BRUSH BURNER'S: Brush Pile Burn/ PAUL KEPLER & COOL-NOTES: Betty-Lou/ JERRY KERLEE & ROYAL RHYTHMS: The Wayward Wind/ LINDEN LAY: Sugar Rack/ HAROLD LEE: Blond Headed Woman/ BOBBY LEE & BLUE DOTS: Miss Mary/ LONNIE LILLIE: Truck Driver's Special/ PIERRE MAHIEU & RON & RATTLETONES: School Day Blues/ JONNIE MCCULLOCH & FOUR SOUND: Who Shot Sam/ RICH MILLER & K 9S: What-Cha Gonna Say/ BILLY PRAGER & CARAVANS: Everybody's Rockin'/ BILLY PRAGER AND HIS CARAVANS: Do It Bop/ U.S. ROCKERS: Bodacious (instrumental!)/ EARL SCOTT: Opal Lee/ THE TORNADOES: Riot (instrumental)/ Tornado Twist/ DOUG WEISS: Do You Love Another/ BUDDY WHITE: Unlucky Man/ BILL WHITTLEY: Fool Fool Fool/ GARY WILLIAMS: Walla Walla State Prison

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4451 Automatic Bop, Vol. 3 ● CD $16.98
30 rockin' rarities plus Johnny Standley with Horace Height & His Musical Knights doing Rock & Roll Must Go (It's In The Book).
BOB ALEXANDER & THE COAXIALS: Treehouse/ VIRGIL BAKER: Oohee We Your Sweet/ DUB BENSON: Come Back Baby/ CARL BONN & THE DOWNBEATS: Baby Sittin'blues/ DOUG BOWLES & THE RHUBARBS: Cadillac Cutie/ ROY CLARK: Please Mr. Mayer/ THE CONSOLATIONS: Groovey-grubworm(inst.)/ THE CREEPERS: Fried Potatoes/ Jamnin' Granny/ HAROLD CROSBY: Big,big,truck/ Bright Lights( & Blond Haired Woman)/ DAVE & THE STARLIGHTS (DAVE DONALDSON &: Starlight(inst.)/ CHUCK FOREST: Pretty Little Woman/ LOUIS GITTENS & THE SABRES: My Hot Mama/ Puppet/ JIMMY HOLDER & THE CHEVELLS: Foggy River/ BUDDY KAY & THE CASUALS: The Unlucky Lover/ THE MARTIANS: Martians Rock(inst.)/ WILBUR MARTIN & THE SUNDOWNERS: Live It Up/ EDDIE MCKINNEY & THE BELVEDERES: Teen Town Hop/ THE PHOENIX BOYS: Mixed Up Mama Rock/ CHRIS RAINIER & THE ELRODS: Eleven O'clock/ Kathy-spanish/ GEORGE RITCHIE: But In A Million Years/ THE ROCKERS: That Queen/ E.J. SAUCIER & THE ENTERTAINERS: Baby,baby/ GENE SISCO: Ladder Of Love/ JOHNNY STANDLEY & HORACE HEIDT: Rock & Roll Must Go(it's In The Book)/ BILLY STARR & THE ROCK BROOKS: Grizzly Bear/ THE SUNDOWNERS: Snake Eyed Woman/ MORRIS TAYLOR & HIS SIERRA MELODY GANG: Running Back To You

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4444 Compated Cats ● CD $16.98
If anyone knows what a "Compated Cat" is could they let me know! 32 more rockabilly and rock n roll rarities from the 50s - Hollis Champion & The Secrets (a rocked up version of Hank Williams Long Gone Lonesome Blues), Lee Harris, Buddy Main, Don Agee & The DigitsHenry Levoy and others
DON AGEE AND THE DIGETS: My Car's (Faster Than Your Car)/ PHIL BEASLEY & CHARLEY BROWN & THE COUNTRY RH: Good Gosh Gal/ THE BIG T PLUS THREE: Bergen County Boogie/ HOLLIS CHAMPION AND THE SECRETS: Long Gone Lonesome Blues/ RAY CLARK AND THE DEMONS: Little Betty Twist/ CURLEY JIM AND THE BILLEY ROCKS: Rock And Roll Hitch/ Sloppy, Sloppy Suzie/ THE FUGITIVES: Let's Go On With You/ LEE HARRIS: My Baby's Acting Kind'A Strange/ JACK HOLT: Moonshine Still/ LARRY HURST & THE KEYS: Linda Lou/ KEITH KALLEN AND THE THUNDERBIRDS: Hey Joe/ TOM KERRY AND THE REMBRANDTS: The Babylone Party/ JIMMY KIRKLAND AND STAN GETZ AND THE TOM CATS: Come On Baby/ I Wonder If You Wonder/ DAVE LEONE & THE FUGITIVES: On Trial/ HENRY LEVOY (HENRY HENRY): Baggie Maggie/ BUDDY MAIN: That's All Right/ MONTE MEAD: Cape Canaveral/ THE MILLER BROTHERS: Don't Break My Heart/ JERRY MOORE & THE DRIFTERS FOUR: My Baby/ LEE RAPER: Sweet Loving Mama/ THE REE-GENTS: Downshiftin'/ WESLEY REYNOLDS: Rag Mop/ JOHNNY SCOGGINS WITH EARL REED AND HIS RHYTHM R: Flat Foot Sam/ BILL STAMPER: Let It Rock/ THE STARFIRES: Re-Entry/ SID STARR & THE ESCORTS: For You/ DEL SWADE: Better Get Ready Baby/ JOE TAYLOR & THE HITCH HIKERS: The Big Bad Wolf/ CHUCK TUCKER & THE ROULETTES: Walking Down The Road/ THE VELVETS: Wild Little Willy

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4449 Compated Cats, Vol. 2 - A Bad Case Of Curiosity ● CD $16.98
Well whatever "compated cats" are they are back with another 30 rockabilly and rock 'n' roll rarities from the 50s - Lonnie Miley (the great Satellite Fever - Asiatic Flu!), Kenneth Trent & The Continentals, Max Lipscomb (aka Scotty McKay), Del Swade, Mike Cunnighma & His Sparks, Charly Maybee (two unissued sides), The Tempests, Joey Vee & The Raiders, Larry Lee Phillipson and others.
CLYDE ARNOLD: Black Smoke & Blue Tears/ DON CLEMENTS: I'm Gonna Better Myself/ MIKE CUNNINGHAM & HIS SPARKS: Girl With The Red Dress On/ Please Louise/ LAWRENCE FLIPPO & THE FUTURAS: Let's Do It/ BRICE GIST & THE INVADERS: For Love/ MAX LIPSCOMB (SCOTTY MCKAY): Rollin'danny/ CHARLEY MAYBEE: Night Train To Memphis/ Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin'on/ LONNY MILEY: Satelite Fever/ CUDDLES C. NEWSOME: One Little Kiss/ THE ODDBALLS: That's My Baby/ LARRY PENTZ: Ricky Ticky/ LARRY LEE PHILLIPSON: Bitter Feelings/ Miami Road/ The Millwaukee Road/ The Milwaukee Road/ The Swamp Jumpers Stomp/ ASH RAIN: Country Music/ THE RHYTHM ROCKERS: Bad News/ DEL SWADE: Lonely Man/ THE TEMPESTS: Lemon Lime/ Rockin'rochester/ THE TORNADOES: Shootin'beavers(inst)/ KENNETH TREND & THE CONTINENTALS: I'm In Love/ The Way I Feel About You/ UNKNOWN SINGER: I Have Never Had A Broken Heart/ JOEY VEE & THE RAIDERS: A Place Called Love/ DORLEY: Hard Cat

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4464 Crazy Rockin' ● CD $16.98
32 rare rockers.
BILL BARNETT & KEITH KOLBY & DESERT SONS: Romp And Stomp/ BERNIE & THE RENEGADES: Rock And Roll Party/ BOOGIE WOOGIE BOB: Hyper-inflation Boogie (inst.)/ BILL CARTER & THE ROVIN GAMBLERS: Baby Brother/ THE CHAVIS BROTHERS: Crazy Arms/ RICH CLAYTON & THE RUMBLES: Wail It (inst.)/ PESO DOLLAR & THE COUNTERFEIT BILLS: Sixteen Miles/ RON FURY: Long Long Time/ THE GAMMA RAYS: Infinity (inst.)/ LUKE GORDON: Mustache On The Cabbage Head/ BOB JAMES & CREATIONS: As My Heart Is To You/ JERRY & THE CAPRI'S: Dancing Man/ THE KING BEATS: I've Been A Bad Bad Boy/ THE KINGBEATS: I'll Tell My Mama On You/ EDDIE MCCALL: Rock, Rock, Rock/ MICHAEL & THE MAJESTICS: Midnight Runner (inst.)/ RAY MITCHAM: Out Yonder/ MIKE MOORE: The Chick/ ROD MORRIS: Ghost Of Casey Jones/ P.J. MURPHY QUINTET: The 100 Mile An Hour Alligator/ AL OSTER: Midnight Sun Rock/ Next Boat/ Yukon Cheechako/ SANDRA PETERS: Rock Away My Blues/ GLENN REFFUSE & THE REFUGEES: Love's No Game/ THE ROYAL DRIFTERS: Da Kind/ RUSS AND BOB: Baby Let's Play House/ Baby, Baby/ JOHNNY TAYLOR & THE RHYTHM BLUES BOYS: Mixed Up Rhythm & Blues/ UNCLE HIX & THE HAPPY SIX: The Big Man Blues/ BOBBY WHEELER & HIS B-BOPS: Rock & Roll Baby/ RAY WHISNANT: Gals Don't Mean A Thing

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4410 Dixie Rock & Roll ● CD $16.98
Dixie Records was formed as an offshoot to Starday Records (from Texas) in the 50's and sometimes featured artists that Starday wanted to try out but mostly seems to have been a custom label. This 30 tune collection gives a good overview of their many releases (although some may be unrelated to "the" Dixie label) in the rockabilly vein. There's some real raw stuff here to be sure like 2 of the only tunes I know of to feature a banjo in a rock 'n' roll lineup - Jessie Floyd's Satan's Wife (great title, huh?) and Pete Peters' Rockin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms . Some of the best are Alden Holloway's Blast Off , Tommy Nelson's Hobo Bop , Bill Carroll's I Feel So Good , Eddie Skelton's instro Rebel's Retreat and too many more to list. Highly recommended to anyone searching for some hot rockin' sounds. (AE)
DOUG BRAGG: Pretty Little Thing/ ART BUCHANAN: Queen From Bowling Green/ BILL CARROLL: Feel So Good/ DERRELL FELTS: Playmates/ JESSIE FLOYD: Satan's Wife/ THE HOLIDAYS: Concussion/ ALDEN HOLLOWAY: Blast Off/ Swinging The Rock/ ORANGIE RAY HUBBARD: Sweet Love/ RAY HUDSON: Here I Am, Drunk Again/ Jackhammer/ BOB JONES: I Want Cha Baby/ FLOYD Mc DANIEL: I Like To Go/ TOMMY NELSON: Hobo Bop/ Honey Moon Blues/ FRED NETHERTON: The Wildwood Rock/ PAT & DEE: Don't Tease Me/ PETE PETERS: Dizzy/ Rockin'N' My Sweet Baby's Arms/ MEL PRICE: Little Dog Blues/ EDDIE REYNOLDS: What Was It/ EDDIE SKELTON: Keep It Swinging/ Love You Too Much/ Rebels Retreat/ JAKE THOMAS: What'll I Do/ RENAUD VELUZAT: Race Track Boogie/ J.R. WHITE: Rock 'n' Roll Twist/ THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS: Whatcha Gonna Do Now/ BILL WILLIS: Boogie Woogie All Night/ FRANK ZOLTON: Cats Eyes

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4427 Early Canadian Rockers, Vol 2 ● CD $16.98
31 tracks, 71 minutes, good. Despite the occasional dud, this volume is definitely much better, with more tracks packin' the oomph that was kinda scarce on Vol. 1, like The Prowlers' Rock Me Baby, the British Columbian Jim Morrison's Ready To Rock, and the Ducats great group rocker Hey Woman. There's also some cool C&W/Rockabilly-influenced stuff that was missing from the previous volume like Keray Regan's Vibratin', Buddy Burke's That Big Old Moon, and the Stolz Brothers Rock & Roll Riot. Let's hope that whenever Collector unleashes volume three that it's more in this vein. (GDR)
CHAD ALLAN: Back & Forth/ GARY ANDREWS: Rockin' The Blues/ BARRY & THE DEANS: Rock With Me Baby/ ROD BARTON: Cold Feet/ THE BEAU-MARKS: Clap Your Hands Once Again/ BIG JOHN & THE HOT TODDYS: Shakin' And Stompin'/ THE CANADIAN V.I.P.'S: Lucille/ EDDY CLERMONT: Love By Numbers/ THE CRESCENDOS: Long Tall Sally/ THE DU-CATS: Hey Woman/ DEL ERICKSON: Rockin' Band/ GERRY FIANDER: So Long' Goodbye/ JIMMY JAMES: Baby Sitter Rock/ THE MIDNIGHTERS: Slow Walk/ JIM MORRISON: Ready To Rock/ THE NOVATONES: Mary Lee/ AL OSTER: Midnight Sun Rock/ Next Boat/ JERRY PALMER: Come Along With Me/ Walking Home/ JOEY PRESTON: All Those Lies/ THE PROWLERS: Get A Move On/ Rock Me Baby/ THE ROCK-A-TUNES: Tomorrow/ RONNIE & THE COMETS: Milestone/ RAY ST GERMAN: She's A Square/ THE STOLZ BROS: Rock & Roll Riot/ THE STRIPES: Hot Rod/ VOTE: I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4432 Early Canadian Rockers, Vol. 3 ● CD $16.98
31 tracks, 71 min, recommended I seem to recall not being very impressed with the first volume in this series, but Vol. 2 was much better and this one's the best yet! What we got here is a heap of rockabilly and hillbilly-influenced numbers like the Italian Cowboy Guido D'Amico's Jimmy Boy/I'm In Love With You, Rudy Hayden's raw Want Me A Woman, and Joe Kozak & The Frontiersmen's great Hillbilly Rock. Also, Marcel St. Jean sings convincingly about his Big Black Jacket, Doug Moore rocks his national pastime on A Leaf Fan's Dream, and the Blue Skyliners scream about their Little Little Man. The Asteroids come up with a great title on Don't Dig This Algebra, the Offbeats do a fine cover of Wild Weekend, and Bob Regan's Teen-age Boogie is pretty hot too. All in all, as solid as most discs in the vast Collector catalog and definitely the pick of the series so far. (GDR)
TOMMY AMBROSE: The End Of The World/ ARTIE & THE MUSTANGS: Skip Hop & Wobble/ THE ASTEROIDS: Don't Dig This Algebra/ THE BLUE SKYLINERS: Little Little Man/ THE BLUE TONES: Oh Yeah!/ ROSS BROUGHM: Bridgewater Boogie/ JOE CASTLE: My Baby's Crazy About Me/ THE CHIEFTONES: Rang-Dang-Do/ GUIDO D'AMICO: I'm In Love With You/ Jimmy Boy/ TED DAIGLE: Mary Lou R./ WES DAKUS: El Ringo/ BOB DAVIES: Rock To The Music/ JERRY DOELL: Tree Top/ SHIRLEY FIELD: Ski Rock/ RUDY HAYDEN: Want Me A Woman/ JOEY HOLLINGSWORTH: Yow! Are You Hungry Baby/ EVAN KEMP'S TRAIL RIDERS: Midnight Ryder/ JOE KOZAK: Hillbilly Rock/ LARRY LEE: Just A Little Too Much/ RAY LITTLE GANG: Rock A Bye Boogie/ SANDY MARINO: Hopin' And A-Prayin'/ DOUG MOORE: A Leaf Fan's Dream/ RON McLEOD: Don't Come Crying/ THE OFFBEATS: Wild Weekend/ BOB REGAN: Teen-age Boogie/ FRANK RONDELL: Your True Love/ MARCEL ST. JEAN: The Big Black Jacket/ DEAN TAYLOR: It's A Long Way To St. Louis/ LES VOGT: Moon Rocketin'/ HAL WILLIS: Bop A Dee

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4463 Early Canadian Rockers, Vol. 5 ● CD $16.98
32 more rockabilly and rock 'n' roll sides from the 50s coming from Canada.  Includes 12 page booklet with notes by Tundra Red (!) and a bunch of photos.
BARRY BOYD WITH THE FRANTICS: You're For Me/ THE BUCKS: My Bonnie/ DONNY BURNS: Cool Yule/ STAN CAYER: 3 Wild Woman/ THE CHECKERS: Twistin Inn (inst)/ THE CHIEFTONES (ALL INDIAN BAND): Mona Lisa/ THE CRESCENDOS: Long Tall Sally/ HUGH DIXON: Big Blast (inst.)/ BILLY EARL & THE GALAXIES: Watch Your Step (inst.)/ RAY ETHIER: Slave Girl (inst.)/ GERRY FIANDER: So Long, Goodbye/ BILL FURIE & ROMMIE ALLEN & THE CAN. D.: Surf Party/ JACK KINGSTON: Freight Train Blues/ LARRY LEE & THE LEESURES: I've Got A Feeling/ MYRNA LORRIE: Well All Right/ JIM MORRISON: Ready To Rock/ JERRY PALMER: Hey Sweet Baby/ KERAY REGAN & THE HACHEY BROTHERS: Hen House Rock/ TERRY ROBERTS & THE DEANS: Janie/ Oh Lonesome Me/ MEL SHAW: Mean Lover/ LUKE SIMMONS & HIS BLUE MOUNTAIN BOYS: Blue Moon Of Kentucky/ Honky Tonk Man/ Party Doll/ JOYCE SMITH: Big City/ HANK SMITH & THE MADDISONS: Snake Bite (inst.)/ R. DEAN TAYLOR: We Fell In Love As We Tangoed/ JOHNNY TEAH & THE JUBILEE MOUNTAIN BOYS: Sad Whistle/ HANK TURKO & JOHNNY & THE NITE-LITERS: Teenage Fool/ THE VALENTINES: The Sock/ JUDY WARREN WITH LLOYD WRIGHT & THE R.R: Teenage Boogie/ ANDY WILSON: My Love, My Love

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4434 Early Missouri Rockers From Jan Records ● CD $16.98
33 Tracks, 71 min., recommended It goes without saying that any rockabilly compilation of unknown bands is going to be uneven, this one is more uneven than most. The first half of this CD had me asking, "What's the point?" A group called the Rebel Rousers does 9 of the first 18 cuts and they include covers of Maybelline, Great Balls Of Fire and Bony Moronie and they're just not good enough and neither are the other bands on the first half. But then we get five songs by The Orbits and four by The Night Rockers and these bands are so ragged but they are so right.... lots of twang. The Rebel Rousers come back for four tunes, three of them instrumentals, and they sound great. Collector Records always has some cool instrumentals on their compilations, this CD has 14 of them. Final score card: 8 tracks are great, 7 are really good, 10 are good and another 8 are filler. That's more great songs and more filler than you usually get... remember, you can always skip bad songs, but you can't always find great songs. (RS)
BILLY COX: I Can't Wait Til Saturday Night/ R.C. HOLMES: Does A Cat Have A Tail/ F.D. JOHNSON: Be My Baby/ THE KRAZY KATS: Great Balls Of Fire/ Guitar Boogie Shuffle/ Lovin' Up A Storm/ Rawhide/ JOHNNY NACE: A Bashful Sorta Guy/ You Got The Blues/ THE NIGHT ROCKERS: Baby, Let's Play House/ E-String Boogie/ Let's Have A Party/ Rock & Roll Ruby/ THE ORBITS: Boogie In E/ Frankie And Johnny/ Mean Woman Blues/ My Rosa-Lee/ Steel Guitar Rag/ THE REBEL ROUSERS: Bony Moronie/ Dark Road/ Detour/ Down On Basin Street/ Fat Man's Walk/ Guitar Boogie Rumble/ Gunfire/ Leroy/ Maybelline/ Night Train Stomp/ Red Headed Woman/ Slippin' And Slidin'/ Spark Plug/ THE ROCKIN' FLAMES: Cricket/ Shim Sham

VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 7755 Early Rock & Roll from New Zealand, Vol. 5 & 6 ● CD $16.98
Two CD set 53 tracks recorded for the Wellington based His Masters Voice label between 1955 and 1963 including a few previously unissued. The tunes are about 50% covers of American and 50% originals. Artists includes Johnny Cooper, Max Merritt, The Embassy Six, Teddy Bennett & The Blockbusters, The Maori Hi Five and others. Includes 20 page booklet with extensive notes and lots of photos.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4402 Fantastic Rock & Roll ● CD $16.98
This CD is truly what the title says. It's like someone went through the first dozen or so White Label LP's and pulled out the best rockabilly tunes. The Lonesome Drifter was really a master at rockin' up a country rhythm as best heard on the stupendous Eager Boy and Teardrop Valley . Charlie Brown does much the same thing on his 4 tunes. The 2 Mickey Hawks and the Nighthawks' classics, Rock & Roll Rhythm and Bip Bop Boom , are always welcome to the party, and Be Bop Battlin' Ball by Eddie Gaines creates enough commotion to single to singlehandedly start a party. Rock & Roll On A Saturday Night by Dwain Bell, Big Sandy by Joe Griffith and Wait A Little Baby by Jimmy Roby are just 3 more topflight rockers on this generous 25 tracker. Highly recommended. (AE)
MACK BANKS: They Raided The Joint/ DWAIN BELL: I'm Gonna Ride/ Rock & Roll On A Saturday Night/ CHARLIE BROWN: Bip Bop Boom/ Don't Put The Blame On Me/ Have You Heard The Gosip/ Mean Mean Mama/ Pickin'/ EDDIE GAINES: Be Bop Battlin' Ball/ JOE GRIFFITH: Big Sandy/ She's My Woman/ Walk, Spin, Shake & Rock/ MICKEY HAWKS: Rock & Roll Rhythm/ THE LONESOME DRIFTER: Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues/ Blues From A Broken Heart/ Eager Boy/ No Lovin' No Rockin' Blues/ Teardrop Valley/ JAMES MASK: Beer Drinking Blues/ J.D. ORR: Hula Hoop Boogie/ GUS PATE: Man Alive/ JIMMIE PIPER: Don't Play Around/ JIMMY ROBY: Be-Boppin' Baby/ Wait A Little Baby/ CARMOL TAYLOR: Too Old To Rock & Roll

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4448 Frantic Early Rock Instrumentals ● CD $16.98
33 sides.
THE CHECKMATES: Checkmate/ LORI CHRISTOPHER: Lori's Boogie/ THE COL-LEE-JETS: Jam & Jelly/ HANK CURCI: Wildcat Boogie/ RONNIE D & THE VALIANTS: Hound Dog Guitar/ THE EPITONES: Epitone/ The Mighty Rumble/ THE FANTASTICS: The Thing In F/ THE FLAMETHROWERS: Suzette/ The Knights Caper/ THE HIGHLIGHTS: Sattloon/ PAUL HOPKINS JR & THE SHEIKS: Hoopy At The World's Fair/ THE INVADERS: Disc Jockey/ THE JESTERS: Side Track/ JAMES KELLER & HIS SPACE CADETS: Hurricane/ RICHARD LANGLEY & LONNIE'S TUNE TWISTERS: Wild/ THE LINCOLNS: Night Drag/ THE METRATONES: Synclopated Clock/ JR MILLER & THE GRAND VALLEY PLAY BOYS: Guitar Boogie/ THE NORTHERN LIGHTS: Slick Chick/ THE ORIGINALS: Night Flight/ THE PENETRATORS: Guitar Boogie/ PRESTON & THE PACEMAKERS: Stop & Go/ THE REL-YEA'S: The Rugged Rock/ DUMPY 'PIANO' RICE: Your Cheatin' Heart/ THE RIVIES: You Know What I Like/ THE SAVOYS: Razorback/ THE STRATACATS COMBO: Commando/ THE SWING KINGS: The Bug/ BILL TANNER: Plymouth Rock/ Joogie Boogie/ LUCKY WHITE & THE PONDAROSA PLAYBOYS: Pondarosa Rock/ HERBERT WOOLFOLK & THE ROCKETS: Doin'it Live

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4417 Great Rockers From Cincinnati ● CD $16.98
30 tracks, 71 minutes, essential. Wonderful collection of rough and tough rockabilly recorded in the 50's for various Cincinnati small labels like Lucky, Clix, Tip-Toe, June, Lee, Madison, etc. The 30 tunes boast two acknowledged classics in Bill Watkin's Big Guitar (a stop-start pounder) and Nelson Young's go-getter Rock Old Sputnick plus many more that are darned close. Taken as a whole, the folks in Cincy can be as proud of these guys (and a gal- Lee Jones) as the old big red machine. Other artists include Orangie Ray Hubbard - Just Moved In/ Is She Sore , Ray Pennington - Boogie Woogie Country Girl/ Keep A Movin' + 5 more, Bobby Van Hook - Mama Luce/ Truck Driver Stomp , Pete Nantz - Juke Box Pearl/ Flip, Flop And Fly and more (including 7 previously unreleased.) (AE)
JUNIOR BOYER: Jenny Jenny/ St.Louis Bop/ BOBBY VAN HOOK: Mama Luce/ Truck Driver Stomp/ CHUCK HOWARD: Joy Gray/ ORANGIE RAY HUBBARD: Is She Sore/ Just Moved In/ HARVEY HURT: Big Dog, Little Dog/ JEFF & CHARLES: Janet Ann/ JIMMY & CINCINNATI GANG: Splish Splash/ Streamliner/ LEE JONES: Let It Rain, Let It Rain/ PHIL MILES: One Hand Boogie/ RAY MOORE: Honey Hush/ 'CHICK' MORRIS: Greenback Dollar/ PETE NANTZ: Flip, Flop & Fly/ Juke Box Pearl/ RAY PENNINGTON: A Big Hunk O Love/ Billy Jo/ Boogie Woogie Country Girl/ Keep A Movin/ My Steady Baby/ Smooth Operator/ They Took The Stars Out Of Heaven/ THE STARLIGHTERS: One Way Express/ BILL WATKINS: Big Guitar/ I Got Troubles/ RONNIE WHETSTONE: Me & My Baby's Goin' Rockin' Tonight/ NELSON YOUNG: Charlie Brown's Mule/ Rock Old Sputnick

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4409 Great Rockin' Girls ● CD $16.98
With a whole heapin' helping of 30 (yes, count 'em) gal rockers don't expect much of a blow by blow account from me. Let's just say that this collection is a great value for the money, even if some of these have been out on the various "gal comps." You get a selection that runs from boppin' hillbilly - Doris Hubbard - Move Over Tall Woman and Betty Jo - Eskimo Boogie , through out'n'out rockers like Tonya Dee and the Dischords - Shake This Town , Connie and the Cytations - Boogie Rock and Sandy Lee - Ballin' Keen , with a few instrumentals thrown in for good measure like Squeeze Box Rock by the Browning Sisters. Lots of great rockin' guitars and wailin' sax too. (AE)
BERNADETTE: Crazy Yogi/ When You're Dancin' With Me/ BETTY JO: Eskimo Boogie/ THE BROWNING SISTERS: Squeeeze Box Rock/ BOOTS COLLINS: Mean/ GALE DAVIS: Rock To The Moon/ NANCY DAY: Teen Age Hop/ TONYA DEE: Shake This Town/ DORIS DONEGAN: Roll'em DD/ EVELYN: Boogie Medley/ EVELYN HARLENE: I Wanta Be Free/ DORIS M HUBBARD: Move Over Tall Woman/ JACKIE JOHNSON: Star Light/ JEAN KELLEY: Someone To Love/ BELLA LEE: Two Timin' Man/ JOYCE LEE: Never Trust A Man/ SANDY LEE: Ballin' Keen/ MARGARET LEWIS: Shake A Leg/ PEGGY LITTLE: If I Had Wheels/ M. MAE: Record Hop Dream/ JO ANN MILLER: Hot Damn/ ABBIE NEAL: I'll Take Back That/ PAT PARKER: Boy Wacher/ THE BURT SISTERS: R & R Thunderbird/ BETTY SMITH: Yeah, Baby/ KARE WELLS: Never Gonna Let You Go/ KAREN WHEELER: Going To Hold My Baby/ Wait Till I'm 16/ SHIRLEY J WILEY: Conn Boogie Rock/ Long Tall Sally

   
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4436 Hot Rockin' Instrumental Hoe Down ● CD $16.98
35 instrumental rarities from the 50s and early 60s
BOBBY FRY & TROUPE: Rockin' Rockin'/ REX ALLEN: Bronco Boogie/ JOHNNY CARTER & BOPPERS: Rhythm Rock/ DUANE DE SANTO: Real Cool/ THE ENCOUNTERS: Jeztebelle/ EUJENE & JAYBOPS: Thunderimm Guitar/ THE GOLDEN TONES: Swerv/ THE HAWKS: A Little More Wine, My Dear?/ Fussy/ THE HUDSON VALLEY BOYS: Dustin'/ THE IMPACTS: Theme From Impact/ THE IMPERIALS: Steppin' Out/ THE INDIVIDUALISTS: Shiska/ DON LOVE & HEARTBEATS: El Azul/ The Happy Zombie/ THE MARLINS: Let Dawn/ Tarantula Prt. 2/ BILLY MOON & MOONSHINERS: Waterbaby Boogie/ RAY MORTON & TEMP-TONES: Whirlwind/ THE MOTIVATIONS: The Birds/ THE REL YEA'S: Round Rock Boogie/ DEL RITMO: El Mongol/ Pedro Pistolas/ THE ROCK-ETTS: Zumbie/ THE SEN-SA-SHUNS: Shanghied/ BILL SMITH: Bill's Theme/ EMIL SPAK & ENCORES: Hold-Up/ THE STARFIRES: Honky Tonk Twist/ TERRY & TAGS: Rampage/ THE THUNDERMEN: Conjagua/ Thunderbeat/ THE TREBLE TONES: Treble Rock/ THE VIBRASONICS: Drag Race/ Thunder Storm/ JIM WHEELER & COUNTRY PLAYBOYS: Hughes Ramble

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4430 Hot Rockin' Instrumentals ● CD $16.98
THE BAYMEN: Bonzai/ THE CAPRIS: Comanche/ THE COUNTDOWNS: Do It/ THE CRUSADERS: Seminole/ THE CURIOS: Chicken Back/ DANNY & THE DEMONS: Count Down/ Phelpio/ THE DEFIANT ONES: Deep Six/ THE DESTINYS: Tear Down/ DON DORRIS & THE NIGHTTRAINS: Scramble/ THE EXPRESSO'S: Teenage Express/ RAY GENTRY: Do The Fly/ THE PHIL GOODMAN TRIO: Phil's Boogie/ RUSTY ISABELL: Rusty's Boogie/ BILLY LEE: Trav'lin/ JOHNNY LEE: The Big Wheel/ THE MONZELS: Sharkskin/ JIM MYERS: J & D Hop/ PIANO SLIM: Key Hammer/ THE PLAYBOYS: Cheater Stomp/ Shortnin' Bread/ THE REVELIERS: Hanging Five/ Patch/ THE REVELS: Good Grief/ Six Pack/ THE RIC-A-SHAYS: Groovy/ RITCHIE & THE SQUIRES: Beach Party prt.1 & 2/ THE ROADRUNNERS: Quasimoto/ Road Runnah/ THE ROYAL JOKERS: Vibrations/ THE ROYALS: Knee Deep/ DANNY ZELLAS ROCKERS & THE YOUNGSTERS: Youngster Meets Monster/ Zebra

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4457 Let's Go Instro ● CD $16.98
Another all instrumental collection.
THE ABSTRACTS: Abstract Limited/ ADRIAN & THE SUNSETS: Breakthrough/ CHARLIE ALDRICH & THE WAYOUTERS: Scroungy Man/ ALEONG & THE NOBLES: Gun & Surf/ Hiawatha/ BOBBY & THE BELMONTS: Drum Dog/ THE DESTINY'S: What's Up/ THE DEVESTAS: Wham/ THE EGYPTIANS: Inkster Boogie/ The Party Stomp/ THE ELECTRAS: Electra/ Yellow Jacket/ THE INTRUDERS: Rockamaroll/ THE INVADERS: Jumpin' Jivin' Chord Progression/ Rawhide/ SHERWIN LINTON & COTTON KINGS: Orange Blossom Special/ THE MAJESTICS: Blue Feeling/ Jaguar/ MANUEL & THE RUNAGADES: Skateboard/ THE MOSRITERS: Turmoil/ THE NIGHT OWLS: That's It/ THE PANICS: Love Riot Bob/ PHIL & THE GIRLS: Billy-trying/ ALAN PIERCE & THE TONEKINGS: Swampwater/ RASIN: Rasin'/ THE ROULETTES: Surfer's Charge/ THE SANDELLS: Out Front/ THE SHIFTERS: Count Down/ THE SKILES BROTHERS: Theme From T.c./ THE SPECKULATIONS: Walking Fast/ THE VECTORS: Downhil/ BOBBY WILLIAMS & THE FLAIRS: Let's Go

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4468 Megaton Rock ● CD $16.98
30 rock 'n' roll and rockabilly rarities from the 50s and early 60s including three previously unissued tracks and a previously unissued alternate take. Includes Lynn Kelly, Joey Nepote & H.B. Barnum Orch., Steve King, The Five Bops, The Monarchs, Lenny Dries & The Band-Its, Jimmie Tennant & His Dynatones, Sonny Gee & The Standels and others.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4428 Minnesota Rockers, Vol 1 ● CD $16.98
32 tracks, 71 minutes, good. This state's best known for spawning the Trashmen and before that the Fendermen, and some of these unknowns will show you that wasn't no fluke. Leading the pack is mighty Myron Lee & the Caddies who like to rock out on nursery rhymes like Mary's Swingin' Lamb before they lay into Homicide and Aw C'Mon Baby. The Rhythm Rockers bash out a crude instro Twang, and the Rockin' Tones show us why they won the local talent contest in '58 with What's The Score. Other highlights include the Vibratones' Moanin' Bass, Johnny Val's strange Hey Mama, Damon Lee's Buddy Holly-like Say Mama, and others from the vaults of Gaity and Soma. (GDR)
DAVEY BEE: Linda Lee/ BOB & DENNY: Hush Hush Little Baby/ JACK CHAPMAN: Hey Porter/ TILFER CHASTAIN: House Of Blue/ WALT CLARK: Hey Little Girl/ Lost Woman/ D.J. & THE CATS: Jeanie 16/ THE DELRICOS: Life Problem/ JIM GALE: Rockin' Party/ MIKE GLIEDEN: Baby I Don't Care/ The Bash/ THE HOULE BROS: Dream Night/ JOHNNY JAY: Sugar Doll/ DUKE LARSON: Heartbreakin' Special/ DAMON LEE: Say Mama/ MYRON LEE: Aw C'mon Baby/ Homicide/ Mary's Swingin' Lamb/ TERRY LEE: My Lime Sue/ LOU & GINNY: Do I Do Right/ LANNY MINNS: Cary Mae That's What I Want/ THE POOR BOYS: Driftin'/ BURCH RAY: Waitin' Alone/ THE RHYTHM ROCKERS: Twang/ SKEET RICHARDSON: To My Baby/ THE ROCKIN' TONES: What's The Score/ ROSCOE & LITTLE GREEN MEN: Roll Over Beethoven/ JOHNNY VAL: Hey Mama/ THE VIBRATONES: Moanin' Bass/ KEITH ZELLER: Carry Mae

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4472 Misty Rockin' Nights ● CD $16.98
30 tracks - five previously unissued including two by Benny Joy - the Johnny Cash flavored Dark Angel and the hot rocker Wild, Wild Lover. Includes Jim Oertling, Alan Riddle, Mark Evans, The Rav'Ons, Burnell Martin, George Quarta Jr., Dobald Daffron, Joe Hall & The Corvettes, Little Mojo & The Jesters, Billy taylor, Joe Diamond, etc.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4416 More Great Rockin' Girls ● CD $16.98
30 Tracks, 68 minutes, recommended. 30 more rockin' gal records on this wonderful CD collection. This isn't padded out with pop tunes either. Just about every tune is either a boppin' hillbilly or a rocker. That's not to say that they're all great because more than a few are flawed by a lackluster band, off key singing or something. There are plenty of classics though like Joyce Green's wailin' Black Cadillac , Sherree Scott's Fascinating Baby , Stormy Gayle's Flipsville , etc. These gals were pretty wild for their time as you'll find out on crazy rockers like Oneda Harding's Bald Headed Twister , Bolean Barry's Long Sideburns , Mari Jones' Riba Daba Doo and one of the nuttiest tunes ever cut, A Fish House Function by Emmy Oro & Her Rhythm Escorts. (AE)
JOYCE ALLEN: Baby Oh Baby/ BOLEAN BARRY: Long Sideburns/ THE BEAU-BELLES: Honky Tonk Hop/ JANE BOWMAN: Mad Mama/ GLENNA DENE: At The End Of The Rainbow/ VANCIE FLOWERS: What A Man/ DOLORES FREDERICKS: Jack Pot/ STORMY GAYLE: Flipsville/ GEREE: Jumpin' Like A Kangaroo/ JOYCE GREEN: Black Cadillac/ SHIRLEY GUNTER: Crazy Little Baby/ ONEDA HARDING: Bald Headed Twister/ BETTY HOWARD: Trifling Man/ LYNN HOWARD: Red Thunderbird/ JUDY JAE: Scrapbook Twist/ Twisteree/ MARI JONES: Riba Daba Doo/ LIZ: Red Lite/ ROSALIE LONG: Shaky, Shaky Shim/ DOLORES LYNN: Rock A Bop/ CARMEN MARTIN: Bouncing Heart/ ORELLA MYERS: Gonna Spent My Time/ EMMY ORO: Fish House Function/ DONNA RAE: Little Fool/ BARBARA REDD: Dancing Teardrops/ LITTLE RITA LARAINE: Stop/ SHERREE SCOTT: Fascinating Baby/ Shakin'/ FONDA WALLACE: Lou Lou Knows/ ARDIS WELLS: Baby Doll

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4461 More Slow Boogie Rockin' ● CD $16.98
A second collection featuring "medium tempo boppers" from the 50s and early 60s. 
LEW AMMONS & CHARLIE HEAURIN BAND: Cab Driver's Blues/ BENNY BANTA: You're Still My Baby/ BILL BLEVINS: Baby I Won't Keep Waitin'/ Crazy Blues/ BOBBY COLLINS: After Laughter Came Tears/ CURTIS & THE MELODY COWBOYS: Mr. Blue/ FRANKIE DAY & HIS KNIGHTS: Drag It (inst.)/ DONNIE DE & THE STAR FIRES: I'm Sticking With You/ STEVE DREXEL & THE CUTS-UPS: Baby Blue/ CLAY EAGER: Tv Boogie/ THE ELLIS ORCH.: Weary Walkin' Blues/ JOHNNY GARMON & THE SHADOWS: Since I Found You/ GILBERT HEADLEY: I Tried To Be Fair/ CURTISS HOBOCK & THE STARDUSTERS: China Rock/ PAUL HUFFMAN: Chasin'around/ TOMMY JAY & THE JAY-NOTES: Jinglin' Janglin' Pockets/ Sandie Jane/ LEMAR & THE DEL RAYS: Memories/ OLEN LITTLE: The World Belongs To Me/ LONNIE & IRV SPICE BAND: Need Your Lovin'/ TINY LYMAN & THE JUKES: Mary Jane/ BERNIE MOORE & THE ROCKETS: Hea Break (inst.)/ ROY E. MOORE & THE TENNESSEE DRIFTERS: Black Out (inst.)/ Let Me Be Your Man/ RONNIE NEWTON & THE ROCKABEATS: Workingman's Blues/ THE PILGRIM BROTHERS: (slow) Cold Rain/ FREDDY ROBINSON: Not Like Now/ JOHNY SKILES WITH THE TONETTES: Comin'home To You/ JAN SMITH: It'd Surprise You/ DOC STARKES & THE NITE RIDERS: Rockin'to School/ THE UNIQUES: Real Goony (inst.)

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4411 Nau Voo Rock And Roll ● CD $16.98
25 tracks, 59 minutes, recommended. The Nau-Voo label was started in West Portsmouth, Ohio in the 50's by Glen McKinney. He recorded and released rockabilly on Nau-Voo and also leased some of the better ones like Billy Adams' You Heard Me Knocking and Bobby Lawson's Baby Don't Be That Way . McKinney was no Sam Phillips but he knew how to record rock'n'roll. Virtually all of the 25 tracks here are wild and primitive rockers with really good singing and guitar playing. Standouts include the 2 already mentioned plus Deacon & the Rock & Rollers - Rockin' On The Moon , the IV Leaguers - Jim Jamin' , Lawson's If You Want My Love , Adams' You Gotta Have A Ducktail , Fun House and Return Of The All American Boy , the Untouchables' I Don't Know (the only country rocker here) and many more. (AE)
BILLY ADAMS: Blue Eyed Ella/ Return Of The All American Boy/ Rock Pretty Mama/ That's My Baby/ The Fun House/ True Love Will Come Your Way/ Walking Star/ You Gotta Have A Duck Tail/ You Heard Me Knocking/ PAUL BAIN: Santa Claus Boogie/ THE DE VILLES: I Didn't Do It/ DEACON & THE ROCK & ROLLERS: I Don't Wanna Leave/ Rockin' On The Moon/ THE FOUR NOTABLES: Rock Of Gibraltar Rock/ THE I-V LEAGUERS: Jim Jamin'/ BOBBY LAWSON: Baby, Don't Be That Way/ If You Want My Love/ THE ROXTERS: I Was Doing It, Too/ MIKE SHAW: Frankie & Johnny/ Long Gone Baby/ TOMMY SPURLIN: Hang Loose/ I'll Be Leaving You/ One Eyed Sam/ THE UNTOUCHABLES: I Don't Know Why/ KENT WESTBURY: Popcorn & Candy Bars

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4431 Obscure And Rockin' ● CD $16.98
32 tracks, 69 min, good "Obscure And Rockin'" seems like quite an understatement in the face of Collector's avalanche of unknown '50's nuggets, but an appropriate title nontheless. This disc takes a while to heat up, but that noisy ruckus the Thunderbirds call Flying Saucers oughta catch your ear, and Little Ted & The Novas' Baby-Baby-Baby ain't too shabby either. You can actually hear the needle quivering in its grooves on Leon James & The Homotones Baby Let's Rock, and Curtis Lee turns in two back-to-back pounders I Never Knew What Love Could Do/Gotta Have You. The Rhythm Rockers aren't happy 'cuz someones' Giving Everything Away, and Gaylon Wayne dreams of his High School On Fire. There's also a couple of cuts by Tiny Tim & The Tornadoes, but I didn't hear a ukelele-- I guess we'll have to wait for the Early Hawaiian Rockers series for that! (GDR)
LEON JAMES Baby: Let's Rock/ LOY CLINGMAN: Rockin' Down Mexico Way/ JUNIOR LANDIS Can't: Wait/ LARRY DALE: Crying Over You/ THE FABULOUS WANDERERS: Roadrunner/ JIM FRANCIS: Travelin'/ TOMMY GRAHAM: Love My Baby/ THE VARIATIONS I'll: Keep Lovin' You/ THE INCIDENTALS: Baby Shake/ THE JESTERS: The Big '''/ CHUCK KANISS: Fine Twister/ Tru/ CURTIS LEE: Gotta Have You/ I Never Knew What Love Could Do/ JOHNNY LEE: Town Of No Return/ BILLY LEWIS & THE ROCKIN' HEARTS: Growing Old/ LITTLE RICKY: How You Doin'/ LITTLE TED: Baby, Baby, Baby/ MORTY MARKER: Tear Down The House/ THE MYSTERY TRIO: Willie Joe/ ZIG DILLON On: Down The Line/ BILLY PERKINS: Campus Cutie/ The World Can't Roll Without Love/ JOHNNY REDD: Take A Ride With Me/ CHET RENI: What's wrong with Me/ THE RHYTHM ROCKERS: Giving Everything Away/ THE VARIATIONS Roulette: Rock/ JIMMY SIMMS: Twistin' On The Beach/ THE THUNDERBIRDS: Flying Saucers/ TINY TIM: I've Gotta Find Someone/ Teenage Lover/ LEWIS WEBER Tell: Me Baby/ GAYLON WAYNE: High School's On Fire

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 7752 Original Early Canadian Rockers, Vol. 6 & 7 - Instros ● CD $16.98
Abother of Collector's double CDs for the price of one. This one features Canadian rock 'n' roll instrumentals recorded between the mid 50s and mid 60s.  Includes 20 page booklet with notes and photos.
BOB ASHLEY & THE REFLECTIONS: Inside Out/ JOE BRADLEY: Double "d" Boogie/ THE BUCKS: Wisting Stroll/ THE BUNKHUT BROTHERS: Boogie On Strings/ JOHN BURKE: I.h. Boogie/ Strolling Trough The Lane/ THE CHECKERS: Stormin'/ Twilight Twist/ THE CHESSMAN: Meadowlands/ LES CLOVER BOYS: Twistin' The Boogie/ THE CLUB 93 REBELS: Pink Canary/ Road Block/ ANDRE COLLIN: Go Go Guitare/ THE CONTINENTALS 5: Continental '65/ THE CORVAIRS: Bulldog/ Movin' And Goovin'/ Night Train/ The Corvairs Beat/ THE CORVETS: Corvet's Twist/ WES DAKUS: Las Vegas Scene/ Creepy/ El Ringo/ Cavalier Twist/ Walk Down/ KEN DAVIDSON: Scotch Boogie/ Twist Men-easy/ LES DIABLES NOIRS: Surf Board/ HUGH DIXON: All Gone/ THE ECHO TONES: Inland Surfer/ Low Down Guitar/ THE ESQUIRES: Electrocution/ THE FERRARI'S OF CANADA: Little Pineapple/ THE FOUR PLADDS: Linda Lou/ THE GEMTONES: Reno/ TIM JORRES & THE SIDEMEN: You Gotta Move/ THE JURY: Not Guilty/ FRED LATREMOUILLE: Latromotion/ THE MARQUIS: Rockin' Crickets/ LES MEGATONES: Jeunesse Jump/ THE MIDNIGHTERS: Siam/ Slow Walk/ TONY MISTERY & THE MASQUERADES: One Step Beyond/ TONY MYSTERY & THE MASQUERADES: Rain Maker/ TEX PEDERSEN: Rockelene/ THE REGALS: Stranger/ BOB REGAN: Tarantula/ THE ROCKATONES: Shandia/ THE T-BIRDS: Thunder Rock/ THE TEEN BEATS: Guitar Boogie/ THE VERSALITES: Stepping Stones

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 7754 Original Early Rockers - New Zealand Series, Vol. 3 & 4 ● CD $16.98
MIKE BUCKLER & RUDY & THE CRYSTALS: I'm Coming Home/ EDDIE BUTLER & NEV. BYRNES & THE KING PINS: Hot Rod Lincoln/ WARREN BYRNES: Stupid Cupid/ VINCE CALLAHER WITH JESS & HIS JESTERS: Moo Coo Boogie Blues/ JIM COYLE & GARTH YOUNG TRIO: Soaring (inst.)/ JIM COYLE & HIS GLITTERING GUITAR: Hiccups (inst.)/ CAROL DAVIES WITH THE HALOS: Bigelow/ CAROL DAVIES WITH THE HALO'S: Bony Moronie/ Fallin'/ Little Bit/ Sweet Nothins/ BOBBY DAVIS WITH THE DAZZLERS: Able Mable/ Money Honey/ Tallahassee Lassie/ Troubles/ ROGER DONALDSON & THE TAPESTRY: Party Doll/ THE DONN BALL ORCH.: Boogie Twist (inst)/ DON EVANS & THE INITIALS: Knee Deep In The Blues/ IVOR FISHER & THE SATELLITES: Buckeye (inst.)/ You Haunt Me/ NEIL FRANK: Mule Skinner Blues/ RED HEWITT & THE BUCCANNEERS: D.j. Blues/ Pretend/ Tennessee Waltz/ TOMMY KAHI WITH HI MULTI GUITARS: Twist Train Boogie (inst.)/ PETER LEWIS & THE KING PINS: Be My Guest/ Ding-a-ling/ PETER LEWIS & THE TRI-SONIC BEAT: Four City Rock/ That's All Right/ You've Got Love/ PETER LEWIS WITH MARTIN WINTOTO & HIS MOON MEN: Teenage Baby/ SAM MATEPARAE WITH THE ROCKIN' ROCKERS: Rockin' Rockers/ RON MAXMAN & THE MARTIANS: Cool 'n' Crazy/ KEN MAY & THE HIFI METROS: Angel In Bleu/ My Darling And Me/ THE PANTHERS: Little Sister/ LEW PRYME: Come On/ JACK RIGGIR: Gone But Not Forgotten/ Pretty Baby (i Love You So)/ THE ROCKETS: Gonzales(inst.)/ MEL ROGERS & THE NIGHT HAWKES SHOW BAND: China Doll/ THE SAINTS: Psycho (inst.)/ CLYDE SCOTT: Lucille/ Bluebird/ Gravedigger Rock/ ROY STEEDMAN WITH THE ROCKIN' ROCKERS: Subway (inst.)/ WAYNE THE WIRLWINDS: Say Mama/ BOP THOMAS: Go Man Go/ MAORI TROUBADOURS: Shakin' In The Shaky Isle/ THE TWO DAVES WITH THE TRISONICS: Don't You Leave Me/ THE TYPHOONS: Typhoon Rock (inst.)/ HELEN WARREN & BART STOKES ORCH: Pit-a-patter Boom Boom/ TONI WILLIAMS: Is A Blue Bird Blue?/ Anytime

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4404 Original Memphis Rock & Roll & Country ● CD $16.98
Great 30 track collection of rockabilly and country rockers from rockabilly Mecca - Memphis. Eddie Bond and the Stompers do their mean and rotten Look Like A Monkey , Marlon Grisham shakes the rafters on Ain't That A Dilly , B.B. Cunningham Jr. tortures Electrode and Humdinger from his guitar, Joe E. May sings as fine a country rocker as you'll ever hear on Don't You Fool With Me , and Tiny Fuller gets down on Cat Walk , a boss harp and guitar instro. Bud Deckleman does a nice mid-tempo version of Barefoot Rock , the Stompers put their best foot forward on the instrumental Country Shindig featuring some tasty steel work. The guitar on Ray Scott's San Antone is so raunchy it'll make your hair stand on end, and his You Drive Me Crazy rocks like crazy. Boppin' High School Baby and Warrior Sam are a couple of rockabilly classics from Don Willis & the Orbits originally on the Satillite label. (AE)
EDDIE BOND: Look Like A Monkey/ B.B. CUNNINGHAM JR.: Electrode/ Humdinger/ Ivory Marbles/ Trip To Bandstand/ BUD DECKLEMAN: Barefoot Rock/ I'll Be The One/ JAMES V. EATON & B.B.CUNNINGHAM: Tantrum/ MELVIN ENDSLEY: The Blues Don't Mean A Thing/ PAT FERGUSON: Fool I Am/ TINY FULLER: Cat Walk/ MARLON GRISHAM: Ain't That A Dilly #4/ Teenage Love/ JOE E. MAY: Don't You Fool With Me/ BOBBY MCDOWEL: Lonely #4/ Lovely Girl/ JIM MORGAN: What's Gonna Happen To Me/ RAY SCOTT: San Antone/ You Drive Me Crazy/ LEON STARR: Back In The USA/ Have I Wasted My Time/ 'DANGEROUS' DOUG STONE: Brakeman's Blues/ She Moved To Kansas City/ DON WILLIS: Boppin' High School Baby/ Give Me All Your Love/ Mar's Dame/ T. D's Boogie Woogie/ Warrior Sam/ You Are My Sunshine

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4421 Original Tennessee Rockin' Vol. 1 ● CD $16.98
32 tracks, 72 minutes, recommended This set's rockin'! Rockabilly, hillbilly boogie & rockin' country from the Great State of Tennessee!. Right now I'm listening to a blistering version of Bonie Maronie called All Night Long by Larry Brinkley, who's heard here on 7 tracks including a great version of Right String But Wrong Yo-Yo, along with cuts by Preston Lipford (Flip Flop & Fly/ I'ETb2 Vpve0j1VbxL5HIKtAZd4HUqABzfpup5fSBzSjWTO8qwiLmc7yFrsfxCphsS6kGNIESStmdYA9Vp+ NYao7Ed4Kbi0i5aNFqut9xWce6pUAc0e6ysK8vcGgnSPJaylQqmuxopuJJ0IK3WAwjqbiXtiy3bU QsQudoq3Tpe4V7mEb2VbpB3XNJQkjnCDpBn8kxcnlqkNdTM6bKopxNJlZpa8ZgDIVD8BRdYZh6rL d1nlZMwXQCFYmRQymKBDWxGWymdOh35Ju/tDcCAAEoEQd+qoRF9LblSIuDGvJRcYcW3QHC15uglq 0wYVtNsxdV04BsRC2WDoBtB9d12MbmMclm06dMdZtOlNKg9viBIjQhbHiHbLjWE7RcMx+HLaOI4b TDKTSyQ4b5huHLa4fhjMPRbi8Q09w1neOtPhiV1uFr8KHbbDca4tQpPw+A4axzRUZLc5dDCRvAK8 V89d9678vp4+lvFZ1OnC9o/iPxrHdp8Dxh2FwuEr4QEsosYcjp+bMCdCsTtFx2p2gxf2vuWYYPaC abTIB3heido6nCMZ8Q6XEeMYeg/C4PBmsWuZ4XPLobmG46Lke2eHpP4lVxNOmylTccxDWw0emymL Jjma6rrt/sN5sOSK2+7t2eX2uLI29UACDGl0Oggr6j4o5fVGmqNufRA18kBZO2W+vVIi2nUJxAtM INj2acG8cwbgJ/egcl69SbBO/kvHeDkM4nhXQYFVv4r2rD0w5y8XV+zz5vMMvAUpcDpC29KGiyw8 NTygLMphfPlqs6hd5KQ6e6g28qxrfJYXkRGqpeyf5LKDUd3KrEztgGkZ0UH0Q4QQti6kOSiaHIJD lLTvoQSFbQw+Y6LZnCh2oTbh8lohXbnw7qqNPK2PwWRTZcWTZS9Cr2MAUl2rIY2FJ109kjrZZdOS mo31WM7UlZrwSNFjPYNFYc7WY7hpyKqqUg8G11klsaKTKU3Krny32YLcMWCSLlTFCRotg2lmMkKx uHaLwptqIYdDD5TJ5SskNAV2QXSLOSOkTpUQsfEskLLLYVVVsqws3abEMIKw6zfdbjEUuiwK9LX8 l0iXGbNVWZ6LmO29GOBYt7dmj8QuuxFOSZ3XNduW5ezeMMR4R+IXox/uhKzuYea17cOYObhMqgD9 3V3uFk12/wCzKc7vgKkN/dVvQaL6b2QqcTmP/Qk/+z/8YU32NgZ7sfglUEN0MQPwRpWDcXWViLYe l4tWfmsZhHeDe+iysTPcUhAju435pLUMaAG+aYHgcddBdL3spAeB3OQiEYGXoPzUYAB+kqf3hA2U dBqgJuL7apSMskanVSjxCBKRFrxrsgi6NvorHfKBt1Ci5l5M39EyBAAPuEVFo297KQJDY2GyswtZ 1HMaZgvEE9FVYA3uiNz2UEVKtz90fVdE8C4N50laHslAdWkDVolb98AWsvLl/csQx3gyTsoOA1Kt cb3KrJiNVG9Kz4RAFlGBnuenkrDAufcaKJjMSQrBpDKATYthIgSSpwCbbKJbJkCfNVDItIJ0UqLS W5TvYSUAZoiVbTpug5RA8lJlaw2OA4b35e0NzPY1rnCNjMKrEYKKYexstJIJGxGqzOAdssDwbtHU bxPA1KmFrYanScaZGZjm3zDmL6KOB7TcIxfCMZhDSr08UMRVqUCRZ7HGYPIheaZyxPjt2fSimGae e7QV7Pv5QqDYXJ/VZFYZjJmDqqnCbC9164fMt5UGZMEnqjWB1lTdyG6TgAJ1C0yrkyL9CgREBSdY mNBqkWibWJRFZaDWeRYCLpi5g2/NH/EebzO6bmy4+KyogfENvVIggi/upG/UqJuBpfmgkPpzWwoc Zp4TgWNw9Wk6pVrtyU3aBoOpKwGtzOjfQhb5vD8C7sljBUYx2MLmGlUOrTMQPdYyzERHJ6Oni03+ 1s63b3hWK7DfYq+Eqs4g2gKGZkZHbZunksjjXbfgnEOwjaFNlWlxPuWUn0sliWxfNyssrtR2R7N8 O7HClgKBfxJvdtOIfUMve4gG2gEnRYnbDsDwThHZxvetica">

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