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VINTAGE ROCK 'N' ROLL & ROCKABILLY

Various Artists Collections - Collector Records - Part 2

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4425 Reallll RRRRockin' ● CD $16.98
31 tracks, 69 minutes, recommended. Bill Swing opens up fine with Messed Up/Intoxicating Blues, but this disc doesn't really get going 'til the Rumblers predict the future with their raging I Don't Need You No More. From here, we're treated to five great cuts by the one and only Johnny Powers, his awesome Long Blonde Hair/ Red Rose Lips/Rock Rock, and Mean Mistreater/Treat Me Right, and Honey Let's Go, his Fortune debut. The other standouts here are two blastin' instrumentals, Night Ride by The Invaders and Rockin' At The Phil by The Legends. (GDR)
UNCLE ALVIS: Hey Hey Pussycat/ What's The Use/ JOHNNY AMELIO: Jo-Ann Jo-Ann/ Juke/ EARL CRAIG: Craig's Crazy Boogie/ Saki/ The Loneliest Night/ BILL CURTIS: Panic Stricken/ DAVID DUNN: Rock Me/ STEVE FRANCE: Bad Boy/ PHIL GRAY: Bluest Boy In Town/ Pepper Hot Baby/ Somebody's Got My Baby/ THE INVADERS: Night Ride/ THE KRAZY KATS: Beat Out My Love/ Wiggley Little Mama/ J. LAYNE: Always/ Hard Headed Woman/ THE LEGENDS: Rockin' At The Phil/ RAND PARKER: Big Mary's House/ THE PASTELS: K Nif/ JOHNNY POWERS: Honey Let's Go/ Long Blond Hare, Red Rose Lips/ Mean Mistreated/ Rock Rock/ Treat Me Right/ THE RUMBLERS: I Don't Need You No More/ BILL SWING: Intoxicating Blues/ Messed Up/ CEE VEE: Lonely Street

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4435 Rock & Roll With Piano, Vol. 1 ● CD $16.98
THE 3-M MACHINE: I'm Gonna Play The Piano/ ANGIE & THE MONOCO'S: Sad As I Can Be/ JAMES ARLINE: Early One Morning/ STINSON BARTH: I'll Forget You Woman/ LEROY BOWMAN & THE ARROWS: Graveyard/ LINDBURGH DEAVERS: Miss Me Now/ JOHNNY DOVE & MAGNOLIA PLAYBOYS: Looking For Money/ EARL EPPS: Be-Bop Blues/ LEE GEORGE: The Little Moon Men/ PATSY A. HINSON & SILVERTONES: Shorty/ BENNY HOLTON TRIO: Bennie's Boogie (inst.)/ BOB JONES & BOB CATS: Tennessee Twister/ JIMMY KING: Knocking On Your Door/ TELLI W. MILLS: Pandemonium (inst.)/ DANNY MOTE: Paralized/ CHARLEY O'BANNON: Goin' Down (inst.)/ MONTY OLIVE & HIS PIANO: Mary Lee/ BILL POLLARD & M. MIGHT: Nite Spot Rock/ L. SIGMAN & THE SHARPS: Sweet Georgia Brown (inst.)/ YUGENE SMITH: Yugene's Boogie (inst.)/ KEN TURNER & MELODY PLAYBOYS: A Loving Man/ DON UGLOW & TEDDY BOYS: She Rocked With Me/ MACK VICKERY: High School Blues/ JOHNNY WATSON: Come To The Party/ ROGER WHITE: Somebody's Stealing My Baby

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4437 Rock & Roll With Piano, Vol. 2 ● CD $16.98
25 tracks of 50s and early 60s rock 'n roll with piano (no kidding!). Most of it seems pretty undistinguished - The Rod LIttle Trio, Joe Moon & The Stars Of Note, Bob & Joe, Joey Mancuso, Buddy Harris & The Southern Drifters, Georgie Manis and others.
SAMMY BERK: Big Beat Boogie (instrumental)/ BOB & JOE: Suzie Q/ DAVE CARLSON: Dave's Blues (instrumental)/ BOB CORRELL: Piano Man/ WALLY DEAN: It Ain't Fair, Baby/ JERRY DEAN & THE SHADES: Walkin' In My Sleep/ THE DUSTERS: Rock At The Hop/ She's Mine/ BUDDY HARRIS: Southern Drifter/ JERRY & THE DEL-FI'S: Little Suzanne/ PAT KELLY & THE SHAMROCKS: Cloud 13/ WINK LEWIS & BUZ BUSBY: Zzztt, Zzztt, Zzztt/ ROD LITTLE TRIO: I'll Sail My Ship Alone/ Roll Over Beethoven/ Sweet Lookin' Mama/ JOEY MANCUSO: Cool Cat Crawl/ GEORGIE MANIS: Hep 2, 3, 4/ PAT MINTER: Go On With Your Dancing/ JOE MOON & THE STARS OF NOTE: Live It Up/ ED MOSLEY TRIO: Honky Tonk (instrumental)/ JIMMY RHODES & THE SHUFFLES: I Wanna Go/ DUMPY 'PIANO' RICE: St. Louis Blues (instrumental)/ CHARLES SENNS: Dig Me A Crazy Record/ Gee Whiz Liz/ COMER SMITH: Moonlite Boogie (instrumental)

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4445 Rock & Roll With Piano, Vol. 3 ● CD $16.98
30 tracks of rockabilly, rock n roll and rockin country with piano. Includes the risqué bluesy Griddle Greasin Daddy, the great talking blues The Bartenders Song by John H. Hutta, the Outlaws cover of Chuck Berrys Run Rudolph Run and more from Oneil Howes, Bill Parker, Sonny Knight and others
CLYDE BEAVERS: Black Knee Socks/ MARV BLIHOVDE: Cigarette & Coffee Blues/ ODEL BOOKER: Chi-bop(inst.)/ JOHNNY BUCKETT: Griddle Greasin' Daddy/ Let Me Play With Your Poodle/ MARTY COLLINS: She's Fine/ THE CROWN T'S: Pickin' Cotton/ JOE DANTE: Then You'll Know/ DOLLY & THE DEANS & KAROL-THORN ORCH.: What For?/ ONEIL HOWES: My Eyes Are Like A Searchlight/ JOHN J. HUHTA: The Bartender's Song/ J & THE SABERS WITH THE GENTS: Mary Sue/ STERLING KELLY & THE HEARTS: Lonely Hearts/ BOBBY KENT & THE KENTONES: Don't Go Away/ SONNY KNIGHT: Teenage Party/ BILLY LEWIS & THE ROCKIN' HEARTS: Growing Old/ X. LINCOLN: Take Me Home Naomi/ HOMER MONROE & THE COUNTRY DRIFTERS: It's Many A Mile From Me To You/ DANNY MOTE & THE GENTS: Lonesome/ THE NOMADS: Santa Fe Rock(inst.)/ RONNIE OLDHAM & THE ENCORES: Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes/ THE OUTLAWS: Run Rudolph Run/ DOM PALMER & THE IMPERIAL V.: Gonna Get Me Some Lovin'/ Hey Yea Baby/ BILL PARKER & BOB GRANATO & THE NOCTURNES: Santa Is Rockin' & Rollin/ EDDIE PIERCE & CHARLIE DAVIS: It's You, Only You/ THE ROCKIN' CONTINENTALS: The '309'/ RED (SUITCASE) SIMPSON: One Day With My Baby/ JIMMY SMITH & HIS RANCHHANDS: Pinch Me Quick/ FRANK WILLIAMS & THE SOUNDS: Little Baby Be Mine

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4455 Rock & Roll With Piano, Vol. 4 ● CD $16.98
30 tracks, 68 mins, fair A generally medicore selection of sides from the 50s and early 60s. Although all the cuts have piano, not all have solos and the playing on most that do are not going to make Jerry Lee lose any sleep. Singing and songs are equally unimpressive.
HAROLD ALLEN: I Need Some Lovin'/ DAVE ASBORN: Twistin'with You/ THE BLACKWELL TWINS WITH GRADY PRICE PNO.: Baby,baby,baby/ THE BONNEVILLIES: Sky Dive/ GUS COLLETTI: She's My Honey/ THE CREW: The Piano Thing/ JIMMY 'FRENCHY' DEE & MICKEY GILLEY: I Ain't Givin' Up Nothin'/ THE DIPLOMATS: Drummer's Twist/ To The Moon/ EDELL & THE T-BIRDS: Good Golly Miss Molly/ LEE ELLIOTT: The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea/ AMON GREER: Jo Jo Rock & Roll/ THE IMPERIALS: I've Gotta Leave This Town/ THE JUNIORS: Mau-mau(inst.)/ JIMMY LEE: She's Gone/ LEON & JAMES & THE CONTINENTALS: Ella Rea/ JIMMY MITCHELL & THE TERRY TUNES: Little Queenie/ JOHNNY NIGHT & THE MARKSMEN: Some Kind Of Love/ STEVEN RAY: Rockin'chair Blues/ JOHNNY ROBERTS: My Lovin' Arms/ JOEY ROBINSON: Stood Up/ STAN ROSS: Please Don't Tease/ SLUGGER RYAN & HIS HONKY TONK FOUR: Hot Rock-rock/ HERMAN SCHMERDLEY: Mona Lisa/ JOE SHINALL & THE SABRES: No Alimony/ DON SKYEAGLE: Frog On A Log/ BUDDY WAYNE & THE VI-DELLS: The Road Runner/ BUDDY WAYNE & THE V-DELLS: Watch That Maggie Run/ CARL WILLIAMS & THE EXOTIC'S: Brand New Woman & 2nd Hand Heart/ JIMMY WILLIS: I Gotta Right

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4462 Rock & Roll With Piano, Vol. 5 ● CD $16.98
RUSS BRIAN: Hillbilly Rock/ The King Of Rock & Roll/ ALVIN CHRISTY: Hey Pretty Baby/ LOYDE CHURCH & CAROLINA PLAYBOYS: Playboys Bounce (inst.)/ DAVE CLOWNEY & KEN WOOD: Shakin' (inst.)/ MIKE CUSHMAN & THE INTERLUDES: Playtoy/ LARRY FAGAN: Honey Don't/ JIMMY GANSBERG WITH JOE COE ORCH.: Jo-ellen/ JACKIE GATES & THE FANATICS: I Want Love/ BENNIE HESS: Jungleland Rock/ BEY IRELAND & THE TRI-TONES STARDUSTERS: Baby Sitter's Rock/ JACK & SAMMY STONE & THE DRIFTING PLAYBO: Love, Love, Love/ JERRY JONES & JOHNNY WINSTER'S BAND: Ice Cube (inst.)/ SHARON KAYE WITH THE STUDIO FOUR: The Story Of My Life/ KEN & ROY & GENE CARF ORCH.: Umm/ LARRY KIRK: Been Cheated/ CONNIE LEE & THE UNTOUCHABLES: Hey Man/ JIM LOW: Let The Lawyer Talk To You/ MCALPHYE & BLAU: Rockin'boogie/ THE MELL-O-DEERS: Mell-o-deers Rock (inst.)/ JIM MILLER: Carol/ OSCAR NEISWANDER & THE BEAVERS: King Of Hearts/ RALPH POSEY & THE SONICTONES: I'm A Fool/ CURLEY REEVES & STATE CALLA COUNTRY BAND: Yep! It Must Be Love/ JERRY ROSS: Everybody's Tryin'/ Small Litle Girl/ BERNIE SKELETON: Drop In To See Mee/ THE STRAIGHT BUSTERS: I'm Rockin'take 4/ WOODY THORNE & RENE HALL BAND: Sadie Lou/ WAYNE WRIGHT & THE COUNTRY REBELS: Your Lovin'

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4467 Rock & Roll With Piano, Vol. 6 ● CD $16.98
Another collection of piano oriented rockers featuring 30 tracks from Carl Dean, Gary Ray & The Charms, Chuck Jones, Mickey Lynn, Danny Diamond & The Rubies, Herbie Smith, The Spacemen, Johnny Bush & His Texas Plainsmen, Kenny Everett & The Texas Showboys, Wallace Waters and others. Includes several previously unissued tracks, alternate takes and demos.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4475 Rock 'n' Roll With Piano, Vol. 7 ● CD $16.98
32 rockers with piano (no really?) - June August, Frankie & Johnny, The Adventurers, Randy King & The FM Duo, Earl Jones & The Southernaires, Jimmy Nelis & The Counts, Ted Patterson & The Tunesters, Jimmy Barbee, etc.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4456 Rock Jump Rock ● CD $16.98
30 track collection including three previously unreleased titles.
THE ALIBIS: Outcast/ SMOKEY ARMEN & THE SCHOONERS: Baby What Am I Gonna Do/ CHRIS CERF & GORDY MAIN & THE MANIACS: The Penquin/ JIMMY CHAMBERS: Please Be Mine/ ED COREY: Dingy Dong/ DEAN DAVIS: Don't Be Surprised/ BUDDY DEAN & THE ENCHANTMENTS: Say Mama/ THE ELITES: Black Widow/ GLENN GARRISON: Pony Tail Rock/ The Ballad Of Hank Gordon/ BELL GENTRY: Baby What'ya Say/ GERRY HAMEL & THE SHADES: Walkin'wanda/ SLIM HARRIS,VCL.JERRY DURHAM: Frankie & Johnny/ THE JAMES BOYS: Back Up/ JOHNNY & JERRY: Cry-baby/ JIM JOHNSTON & THE STARLIGHTERS: My Diane/ GEORGE MACK & THE MELODY MACS: I Want To Be With You Baby/ JOHNNY REBB & THE REBELS: Rock On/ DANNY REID & THE ELITES: Don't Get Around Much Anymore/ DEE ROGERS & THE NITEHAWKS: Cut That Out/ THE ROYAL PLAYBOYS: Happy Hours/ BERNIE SKELTON: Bad Baby/ JOHNNY SKILES: Come Paddle Footin' Down/ If Your Telephone Rings/ Is My Baby Comin' Back/ Rock Jump Boogie(take 2)/ KENNY SMITH: Wild Man/ JIMMY STONE: Found/ THE VANGUARDS: Roll Over Beethoven/ THE WALKER BROTHERS: Beautiful Brown Eyes

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4424 Rockabilly And Rockers ● CD $16.98
30 tracks, 69 min, good I heard more of the latter than the former on this disc but that's just splittin' hairs. Faves here are probably the instrumentals, like the intriguing Danger by the Rockets, Bobby Gibson & The Voyagers' B-52, and the early wah-wah experiment Wha-Wha Buggie by Arvil Dean & Bary Smail. Very weird. Also David Star's Teen Doll stands out, Paul McGhee rocks up You Are My Sunshine, and Little Bill sings about a cucumber (Sweet Cucumber) while Hank England sings about a kangaroo (My Little Kangaroo). There're also a number of incredibly worn "demos" that may present problems for audiophiles but I don't think rockers will mind, especially when it's Max Lipscomb blasting us back-to-back with Evening Time/Bad Times. As usual a few real gems in here. (GDR)
CHARLES ALEXANDER: Petty Blue/ BOBBY BOND & THE BANDITS: Sweet Love/ CHARLIE CONRAD & THE BLACK MOUNTAIN BOYS: Night Club Blues/ THE COUNTRY FOUR: Up, Up, Up And Down, Down, Down/ DICKIE DAMRON: Gonna Have A Party/ DANNY & THE DEL TONES: Lucille/ ARVIL DEAN & BARY SMAIL: Wha-Wha Buggie/ HANK ENGLAND & KENTUCKY VALLEY BOYS: My Little Kangaroo/ JAMIE FOSTER: Yea, Pretty Baby/ BOB GARMON & HIS STUDIO COMBO: I'm A-Ready, Baby/ BOBBY GIBSON & THE VOYAGERS: B-52/ HAROLD HUBBLE SPITFIRE'S: Let's Go Daddy'O/ HARRY HUTCHINS: Beboppin' (Let's Bebop)/ Rocking, Rolling Cadillac/ DAVE JOHNSON: International Runway/ GENE KING & HIS MEGATON BAND: T.V. Show/ MAX LIPSCOMB: Bad Times/ Evening Time/ LITTLE BILL: Sweet Cucumber/ PAUL McGHEE HIS DRUMS & THE ROCK-E-TEERS: You Are My Sunshine/ LEFTY NICKS & HIS SOUTHERN DRIFTERS: Model A Ford Blues/ THE RHYTHM-ADDICTS: 'Hey! Whatcha Say Baby!'/ KENNY ROBERTS & THE SINGSMEN: I Got A Baby/ THE ROCKETS: Danger/ HOMER SMITH & THE OUTER LIMITS: Big Louise/ DAVID STAR: 'Teen Doll'/ CHARLIE STEWART & THE GEM TONES: Old Age And Rough Treatment/ FRANK THAYER & THE LYONALS: Long Grey Highway/ JIMMY THURMAN & THE CAVALIERS: Pretty Baby/ WAYNE & RAY: Sweet Lou

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4438 Rockabilly Hoodlums, Vol. 1 ● CD $16.98
30 tracks, 66 mins, recommended Excellent collection of rockin' obscurities - much of it with a country flavor. Ray Taylor & The Alabma Pals are particularly fine - their Clocking My Card is pretty much straight country with a bluegrass flavor but Connie Lou & My Hamtramck Baby adds some rock 'n roll and blues to the mixture ending up with two real classic performances. And speaking of classic performances we also have here Hender Saul's great The Way I Feel. Lynn Pratt does a fine version of Sonny Burgess's Red Headed Woman and there's more good stuff from Hank Matthews, Leon & Carlos, Floyd Mack, Jesse Stevens & The Big Sandy Boys and others. Booklet has brief notes and rare photos. (FS)
WAYNE BUCHANAN: The Boy And The Guitar/ DON BURTON & THE FADS: Somebody Stop That Woman/ Tantalizin' Baby/ This Is It/ THE CARPENTER BROS & RHYTHM BOPPERS: Don't Cry Little Darling/ JEANIE CHRISTIE & EARL DURRANCE & HIS BLUE SKY: Flying High/ RUSTY HOWARD & CHUCK JOYCE & HIS CHAIN GANG BO: Let's Rock/ LEON AND CARLOS: Rock Everybody/ Rock Run Blues (instrumental)/ FLOYD MACK: I Like To Go/ HANK MATHEWS: Alabama Boogie/ LEE (RED) MELSON & THE MISSOURI NIGHTHAWKS: Carmen Sue Rock/ Rockin' Thru The Tunnel of Love/ CURTIS POTTER: I'm A Real Glad Daddy/ LYNN PRATT & HIS RHYTHM CATS: Come Here Mama/ They're Leaning/ Tom Cat Boogie/ LYNN PRATT & JUBILAIRES QUARTET: Red Headed Woman/ WAYNE ROGERS: Wayne Boogie/ THE ROUND UP BOYS: Rock And Roll Baby/ HENDER SAUL: I Ain't Gonna Rock Tonite/ BERRY SMITH & THE RADIO PALS: Berry's Bounce (instrumental)/ RANDY SPANGLER & THE COUNTRY CATS: Rock'n Roll Baby/ JESSE STEVENS & BIG SANDY BOYS: Go Boy Go/ Mama, Mama/ RAY STRONG: You're Gonna Reap What You Saw/ RAY TAYLOR & ALABAMA PALS: Clocking My Card/ Connie Lou/ My Hamtramck Baby/ THE TRESPASSERS: No Trespassing (instrumental)

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4453 Rockabilly Hoodlums, Vol. 2 ● CD $16.98
30 tracks, 65 mins, very good. The second collection of hoodlums, like the first, has a strong country flavor to many of the tracks but the selection is not as interesting as the first but there are some very good tracks from Carmol Taylor (more Bakersfield country than rockabilly but very fine), Prince Arky & The Westerners (the interesting novelty Ten Horned Devil), Billy Free (the violent I'll Tear Your Playhouse Down), Tom James, The Barker Brothers and others. On the other hand there are some very forgettable sides by The Emanons, Olen Bingham, Buck Tickle and The Rambnlin' Valley Boys. The rest are somewwhere in between. (FS)
THE BARKER BROTHERS (MONTY & FREDDY): Hey Little Mama/ GLEN BARR & ROGER HARRISON: Only Cowgirl In Town/ OLEN BINGHAM: Love Them Every One/ NORMAL BULLOCK & THE SOUTHERNEERS: Lies,lies,lies/ Moanin'the Blues/ RAY BURTON: That Kind Of Carrying On/ RONNIE BURTON: Somebody's Been Babyen My Baby/ JERRY CARR & THE TRAVELERS: I Laugh When I Should Have Been Listenen/ BILL CARTER & A.V.LOOPER: Cool Tom Cat/ EDDIE CARTER & THE SUNSET RAMBLERS: Railroad Stomp/ KEN CLEVENGER: Love Me All The Time/ RALPH COLLIER: You'll Be Running Home To Me/ SLIM DORTCH: Big Boy Rock/ BILL DUZAL & THE CORVETTES: Shaften/ THE EMANONS: Emanons Rock/ Old Man River/ BILLY FREE: I'll Tear Your Playhouse Down/ STEVE FRENCH: Crying With The Blues/ HERB IVEY & THE SWINGSTERS: Rock Cats Rock/ MARVIN JACKON & THE OZARK TOPPERS: Gee Whiz,miss Liz/ TOM JAMES: Hey Baby/ Track Down Baby/ BILL MASSEY & JERRY DOVE: Pink Bow Tie/ JOHNNY PAL & THE WINCHESTER FOUR: Tired Of Traveling/ PRINCE ARKY & THE WESTERNERS: Ten Horned Devil/ THE RAMBLIN' VALLEY BOYS: Guitar Hop/ DANNY SNOW: Forever/ CARMOL TAYLOR: Free As A Breeze/ BUCK TICKLE & JIM THORNTON & BAND: That Other Woman/ THE TRI-TONES: Chicken In The Basket

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4446 Rockin' "Acetates" ● CD $16.98
31 rockabilly and rock 'n' roll cuts drawn from unissued acetates, test pressings and demos. All are making their first appearance on CD and many are previously unissued in any form.
THE ALIBIS: Roller Coaster/ JENNY AQUIRRE: Satellite/ JIM AQUIRRE: Oh Look At That Baby/ SONNY BURGESS: Hootchy Kootchy/ JOHNNY CARROLL: Whisky River/ You Two Timed Me Two Times Too Often/ DUSTY CROSWHITE: Chiki Wawa/ MAC CURTIS: What'll I Do/ RON DAVIS & THE ENCHANTERS: Move On Down The Line/ DON: Folsom Prison Blues/ THE FERRARIS: Lovin'feeling/ THE FOUR FRIENDS: Baby I'm Blue/ LORETTA FRENCH: Mean Mean Daddy/ BOBBY HICKS: Juke Joint Rock/ Rockin'the Blues/ JIMMY & JOHNNY: Nobody Knows Where You Go/ KOOTIES & BEDBUGS: Over The Wall/ SUNSET LENNY: Let Me Go Baby/ MELANIE & THE LYRICKS: I Don't Love You Anymore/ WOODY MILLS: Have You Ever/ THE MONARCHES: Chicago City/ DOUG PEREZ & THE SUFFLING ORBITS: Umble Rumble/ JEFFRICH RECORDING: Hold Me Tight/ THE RED COATS: The Girl Can't Help It/ THE RUNABOUTS: C.k.rock/ Linda Lou/ SAMMY SALVO: Cause I Love Her/ UNKNOWN: H-bomb/ Teen Time/ SUE WALLOCH: Be-bop-a-lula/ Stupid Cupid

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4419 Rockin' & Boppin' ● CD $16.98
30 tracks, 68 minutes, essential. A very solid collection of 50's rockers that you can pretty much play from end to end. Most of these sound like late 50's (post rockabilly) recordings, many with hot guitar and sax. If they sometimes verge on tunelessness that usually is made up for in raw energy. There are loads of great instros like Curfew by the Scavengers, Flying Saucer Rocket by Ferrell Duncan & his Rockers, Four On The Floor by the Shut Downs, Stompin' by the Viscos, etc. There's an alternate take of the classic Teenage Partner done by the Super-Phonics, Richie Deran's wonderful Girl And A Hot Rod , Jessie Lee King and his Crowns do a pair of cool rockers - Rock And Roll Rover & Nervous Wreck and Pete Cummins and the Redeemers Four split their trousers trying to do The Surfin' Freeze . Lots more by Avon & the Rave-Ons, Ray Doggett, Lyle Collins & the Rebel-Aires, etc. (AE)
AVON: Honey, Honey/ Teen Queen/ ULYSSES L. BAXTER: Mother, Congratulate Your Son/ MARV BLIHOVDE: Cigarette & Coffee Blues/ PELL BROTHERS: Let's Rock Tonight/ PATSY CLARK: Watcha Do To Me/ LYLE COLLINS: Flamingo Rock/ Good Joe/ Johnnycake Mountain/ Let My Lover On The Corner/ Unleash Me/ THE COUNTRY LADS: I Asked Her/ Salty Tears/ PETE CUMMINGS: Surfin' Freeze/ BIG DADDY G: Big Berry/ RICHIE DERAN: Girl & A Hot Rod/ Little Willie/ RAY DOGGETT: No Doubt About It/ FERRELL DUNCAN: Flying Saucer Rocket/ Little Susie/ BILLY FRIZZELL: Out Of The Clear Blue Sky/ RONNIE HANSON: Teen Age Partner/ JESSIE LEE KING: Nervous Wreck/ Rock And Roll Rover/ THE SCAVENGERS: Curfue/ THE SHUT DOWNS: Four In The Floor/ CARL SMITH & THE JIVE KINGS: Johnny Machine/ Preacher Man/ EDDIE VINEYARD: Bo Peep Rock/ THE VISCOS: Stompin'

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4460 Rockin' & Boppin' Billy In Philly ● CD $16.98
31 tracks including several unissued songs and alternate takes.
THE ASCOTS,VCL. BOB SAVAR: Bony Moronie/ Suzie Q/ J. AYRES: Need Your Lovin'/ JOHNNY BARNETTE & BOB & THE VETS: Stomp,shake & Twist/ THE BIG BOYS: Rock-rock-rock-a-bye Baby/ DANNY CARL & NICK NASTOS & COMBO: Long Tall Sally/ THE COLE BROTHERS: Betty,betty,betty/ TOMMY DAY: Stop Telling Those Lies/ Tampico Rave(inst.)/ RONNIE DOVE: Party Doll/ LITTLE GRACIE: 16 Teens/ Tarzan/ Yummy Yummy Feeling/ THE LITTLE INDIANS: Wait A Minute/ SHORTY LONG: I Got It/ FRANK MARSHALL: Four Alarm Boogie/ THE PRO TEENS: Charmaine/ ROSCOE & HIS LITTLE GREEN MEN: Bye Bye Blues/ Roll Over Beethoven/ Walkin'(take 2)/ BOB SCALE: Bandstand Rock/ LEN STARK: Maybe I'm Just Foolish/ RUTH SWAGER: Rockin' The Boat/ THE THUNDER ROCKS: Johnny Sax(inst.)/ What's The Word(inst.)/ FRANK VIRTUE & THE VIRTUES: I Think You're Lying/ REX ZARIO: Everybody Rockin'/ Hard Headed Woman/ Jukebox Roll/ Rockin' All The Time/ Rockin' All The Time

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4469 Rockabilly Hoodlums ● CD $16.98
30 sides, two previously unissued - Keith Huggard & The Night Hawks, Jay McCoy, Robert Butner & The Nashville Sounds, Mabel Williams & Buddy Barnett, Johnny Waatson, Lloyd Arnold, Jeff Johnson & The Lonely Ones, Big Bill Johnson, Linda Manning, The Four Ekkos, etc.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4458 Rockabilly Hoodlums Go Maximum ● CD $16.98
30 tracks, 65 mins, recommended. 30 rockabilly rarities including an unreleased demo from the 1950s by an unknown performer. No real classics here but I do like Al Sims country flavored and bluesy Hard Working Man and the storming instrumental Panic In The Powerplant by Don Love & His Heartbeats but it's all pretty good and includes a lot of good rockabilly and rock 'n' roll from Jimmy Bankston, Winnie Starr & The Omaha Kid, Little Johnny Poole, Lonnie Barron, Ralph Arnold, Joe Therrien Jr., Joe L. White, P.Jay & the Haystackers, Bill Davenport & His Circle D. Ranch Hands and others. (FS)
RALPH ARNOLD: Hound Dog Boogie/ JIMMY BANKSTON: I Come From Louisiana/ LONNIE BARRON: Teenage Queen/ NORM CHILDS & FLAT TOP'S RAMBLE ROUSERS: Coverup/ L. CURNUTT & THE RAMBLERS: Buzzin'bee/ BILL DAVENPORT & CIRCLE D RANCH HANDS: Rock & Roll With Mon & Dad/ CLAY EAGER: Helen Jo/ JAY EARLS & THE HOLSTON RIVER BOYS: Baby,i'm Lonesome/ THE ECHOES: My Baby/ JAMES GALLAGHER: Are You The One/ Ford And Shaker/ BEY IRELAND & THE STARDUSTERS: Snap,crackle & Rock/ P. JAY & THE HAYSTACKERS: Little Heart Attacks/ JACK KITCHEN & THE ROCK-A-BILLIES: Hot Rod Boogie/ DAN KUNIAK & THE SOUND WAVES: Finding You/ CLETIS LILLY: Southland Boogie/ GARY LINK & THE ROCK-A-FELLAS: Rhythm Rock/ DON LOVE & HIS HEARTBEATS: Panic In The Powerplant(inst.)/ THE PARAGONS: Scramble(inst.)/ LITTLE JOHNNY POOLE: Bare Footed Baby/ PETE RONSTADT & THE NIGHTBEATS: Lonesome Road Roack/ AL SIMS: Hard Working Man/ DAYTOM SMITH & THE ROVING WARRIORS: What Will The Answer Be/ JIMMY STARR: It's Me/ WINNIE STARR & THE OKLAHOMA KID: Baby By Rock/ JIMMY STEVENS & DELA MCCARTHY: Scramble/ JOE THERRIEN JR. & THE RHYTHM FOUR: Siam/ THE THREE HONEYDROPS: Rockin' Satellite/ UNKNOWN DEMO: Rock Pretty Baby/ JOE L. WHITE: Staying Home Tonight

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4443 Rural Rockin' Hicks ● CD $16.98
30 rockin' obscurities - often with a country flavor. Includes the strange Duck Call Boogie complete with duck sound effects and hot guitar and the even stranger Baby Don't by Williams Teller And The Wild Ones. What does he want his baby not to do? "Get Pregnant"! Also tracks by Blackie Jenkins & The Satellites, Charly Woods & The Chordsmen, Skip Graves and many more.
THE COBRA BROS: Everybody's Looking/ VINNIE DI SANO / R. THOMPSON AND THE CLIFFSIDER: Wild Desire/ THE FOUR SPARKS: Kim/ SKIP GRAVES: Indian Giver/ BLACKIE JENKINS & THE SATELITES: Spaceship Life/ THE JET TONES: Henry/ Twangy (Instr.)/ JERRY KERLEE & EARL KELLY AND THE ROYAL RHYTHM: Lovey Dovey/ LITTLE MOOSE AND THE HUNTERS: Granny Rock/ PAT LOGSDON & THE ROYAL NOTES: Come Dance With Me/ SONNY LaMAY: I'll Get Lovin'/ CHARLEY MAYBEE: Little Judy/ JlMMY NELIS & THE COUNTS: Rockin' Rocket/ CHRIS PAGE: Mine Mine Mine/ LES PARKER: We're Gonna Dance All Night/ PERCY AND THE ROCKIN' ACES: Dizzee (instr.)/ GENE PRICE & THE CHORDSMEN: Duck Call Boogie/ WAYNE PRINCE WITH PERCY AND THE ROCKIN' ACES: She Don't Cry In Vain/ COOKIE ROBERTS: Draggin' The Drive Inn's/ GARY SHELTON & THE TONE BLENDERS: Kissin' At The Drive-In/ JOE SPARKS & THE STRING BREAKERS: Big City/ WILLIAM TELLER & THE WILD ONES: Baby Don't Go With Me/ Seven Years/ Sh-h-h-h (Instr.)/ You Can Fool All The Guys/ THE THREE CLICKS: 38 Slug/ Rockin'Along/ KEN WILLIAMS: Jane/ RON WILLIAMS: I Garontee You Baby/ CHARLEY WOOD & THE CHORDSMEN: Charley's (Instr.)

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4413 Sarg Rockers Vol. 1 ● CD $16.98
25 tracks, 59 minutes, recommended. Sarg Records was another one of those small 50's labels that wound up having a big impact on rockabilly collectors if not for the public at the time. Located in a small town 40 miles from San Antonio, Texas, Sarg was started by former Air Force sargeant Charlie Fitch in 1954 to record hillbilly, but by 1956 he was kneedeep in the nascent rockabilly craze releasing numerous records. If you like hard driving rockabilly you'll love this CD. Just about everything here is decent and many are downright classic like the three Al Urban cuts, Lookin' For Money/ Won't Tell You Her Name/ Gonna Be Better Times , Dick Fagan's I Got A Ticket and I Gotta Learn , Glen Bland's When My Baby Passes By , Jeff Stone's Everybody Rock , Harmon Boazman's No Love In You and any of the 7 Cecil Moore selections. (AE)
BIG FOOT WALLACE: Little Alice/ GLENN BLAND: When My Baby Passes By/ HARMON BOAZEMAN: No Love In You/ EDDY DUGOSH: Don't You Realize/ Strange Kinda Feeling/ DICK FAGAN: I Got A Ticket/ I Gotta Learn/ Love Is Like The Sun/ Nothing Really Shakes Me/ Rain, Rain/ ADOLPH HOFNER: Pistol Packin' Mama/ THE MEDALLIONS: Home Town/ THE MOODS: Easy Going/ CECIL MOORE: I Got It Bad/ I Lost My Little Baby/ Kathy/ Moonshine/ Stormy/ Trapped/ Walkin' Fever/ JEFF STONE: Everybody Rock/ AL URBAN: Gonna Be Better Times/ Lookin' For Money/ Lookin' For Money (alternate take)/ Won't Tell You Her Name

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4414 Sarg Records Vol. 2 ● CD $16.98
25 tracks, 59 minutes, recommended. The second volume of Sarg rockers isn't quite as good as the first but that's just because the classics by Al Urban, Jeff Stone, etc. were already on volume one. I'd still call this one a 'must have' because there are so many wonderful rockin' tracks. Jimmy Bazar & the Moods blast off on the saxy Let Me Have Your Love , Clyde Allen gets in the Xmas spirit with Rockin' Santa Claus , Cecil Moore is back with 4 more excellent rockers, the Medallions shake it on the instro Cross Country , Charles Lightheard and the Downbeats do a pair of fantastic R&B numbers, Come On Over Baby & Oh Please . Not only was Cecil Moore a great deep-voiced singer, he was also an ace guitar slinger as he proves on the wicked instro Diamond Back (with maracas making the rattler sound). Like Moore, Link Davis was also all over the Sarg recordings playing fiddle and sax. He's heard here on the stomper Cockroach . Lots more too. (AE)
NORMAN BARRON & THE MEDALLIONS: I Love You True/ BIG FOOT WALLACE: Rockin' Santa Claus/ GLENN BLAND: Mean Gene/ EDDIE BOWERS: Rockin' And A Boppin'/ LINK DAVIS: Cockroach/ JIMMY FARMER: Long Black Train/ BILL GAIDA: Rockin' Romance/ Take A Massage Darlin'/ Yes Baby, I'm Scared/ ADOLPH HOFNER: Pipeliner Blues/ BILL HORNY: Patterned After You/ CHARLES LIGHTEARD & THE DOWNBEATS: Come On Over You/ Oh Please/ THE MEDALLIONS: Cross Country/ THE MIDNIGHTERS: Grubby Guitar/ Now How You Gonna Act/ Now How You Gonna Act (alternate take)/ THE MOODS: On the Move/ CECIL MOORE: Diamond Back/ G I Blues/ My Money's Gone/ Rise And Shine/ CHESTER McINTYRE: I'm Gonna Rock With My Baby Tonight/ JIMMY PAYNE & THE MIDNIGHTERS: I Get The Blues/ CLYDE WALLACE & THE MOODS: Let Me Have Your Love

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4450 Savage Rockin' Girls ● CD $16.98
35 rarities from the 50s by 34 rockin' & rollin' and rockabilly gals..
TERRY ANN & THE LAFFERTY-FURTH GANG: Motorcycle Jack/ SHARON ARNOLD & THE AMBASSADORS: I Walk/ THE AUSTIN SISTERS: It Happened At The Hop/ BEVERLY BEA: Sugar Plum/ JUDY CAPS & PAT KINGERY & THE KENTUCKIANS: You Can Have My Love/ WENDY COLBY & THE BONNEVILLES: Don't You Dare Let Me Down/ TONI DEE: June,july And August/ MARGIE DEE & THE RAMBLERS: Waitress/ BECKY DURNING & THE ARDEE'S: Jimmy Boone/ PATTI FAY & SMIL MIMS: Memory Mountain/ MARIE FLYNT: Let Me Know/ LAUNA GUNTER & QUEEN CITY RAMBLERS: He's My Man/ JOAN & JOY: My Lover Has Left Me/ PAMELA LAW: When The Band Plays The Blues/ LINDA & THE EPICS: Gonna Be Loved/ DONNA LOU: White Cadillac/ NORMA LYN: Whole Lot Of Shakin'/ KATHY LYNN & THE PLAYBOYS: Rock City(inst.)/ PATTI MACK: Handy Andy/ MAMIE MARTIN & THE SHARPS: Dallas Chiggers/ CAROLYN PENLEY & THE SHANTONES: That's All You Gotta Do/ The Twist/ NEDRA PRICE & THE MOONGLOWS: Let's Have A Party/ NONA RAE & B.COLLINS BAND: You Can't Get Away From Me/ FAYE REIS: Don't Break My Heart/ JAN ROBIN: Honey Doll/ CARRIE THACQUER & DON WAN & TROUBADOURS: Tennessee Mama/ HELEN THOMAS & THE RHYTHM HEIRS: Chattanooga Drummer Man/ DOLORES TOLBERT: Working Wife/ THE (ALL GIRL) TREMOLONS: Whole Lot Of Shaking Going On/ THE TURTLE SISTERS: Middle Of The Night/ UNKNOWN VOCAL & BAND: That Regal Feeling/ ANITA VEAL & BOB HOOKS BAND: Daddy Let Me Go/ KATHY ZEE: Buzzin'/ Cracker Jack

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4465 Second Time Rockin' ● CD $16.98
32 tracks, 72 mins, very good
A diverse selection of obscurities with a high proportion of indifferent material. Among the highlights are the exciting It Makes No Difference by Billy Mache & The Starfire, the Buddy Holly flavored I'll Be There by Rick Tucker & The Turks, Johnny Laury's stripped down cover of Johnny Horton's Honky Tonk Man, some unissued demos by Billy Lee and a few others. Much of the rest is fairly forgettable and some are downright bad - You Rock Me Jean by Bobby Dino & Buddy Lucas & His Dynatones has a fine band and one of the worst vocals I've ever heard! There are also some straight ahead bluegrass and country songs which are fine but out of place in a collection like this. (FS)
BOBBY ALLEN & THE SOUTHERN COMFORTS: C.b. Baby/ MERLIN ANDREW & THE CHAPARRAL'S: Hunk Of A Man/ BABETTE BAIN & RENE HALL ORCH.: That's It/ BOB & THE CREATIONS: One Day/ JIM BOSS & THE SUNDOWNERS: G-stringer/ TONY CHICK & ROCKY CHIRCHIGLIA ORCH.: A Car/ BOBBY CLANTON & THE CITATIONS: Beat Back Baby/ D.C.: Trial Run/ BOBBY DINO & BUDDY LUCAS & HIS DYNATONES: You Rock Me Jean/ TOMMY DISHAW: We're Gonna Rock/ DOUG & THE INN-TRUDERS: What's Up Doug?/ GIG DRY & WESTERN STRING BAND: Specialist/ CHARLIE HERMAN & THE KEYTONES: La-do-da-da/ JOHNNIE HONEYCUTT: Blue Songs Of Love/ JERRY & THE SILVERTONES: Ce'ny/ JOHNNY LAURY: Honky Tonk Man/ BILLY LEE: Down And Broke/ Hey Now Baby/ VERNIA LEE: Louisiana Boogie/ BILLY LEE & THE RUGBEATERS: Won't You Take Me Back/ DARRELL LEE & THE ROCK-ITS: Really Do You Care?/ LES AND HIS WESTERN PLAYBOYS: It's Rough/ BILLY MACHE & THE STARFIRE: It Makes No Difference/ THE MALAINE SISTERS: Teenage Lovers/ JOHNNY NELMS: Mr Freight Train/ JOYCE PAUL & THE SKYROCKETS: I Love My Baby/ DON RENO, BILL HARRELL & THE TENN. CUTUPS: Ex Missus Jones/ THE RON-DE-VOO'S: Pipeline/ The Maid/ SID SILVER & BILL WOODS & JOHNNY CUVIELLO TR: Bumble Rumble/ RICK TUCKER & THE TURKS: I'll Be There/ JOY WHITAKER & THE SOUTHERNEERS: Toe Tappin' Rhythm

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4452 Slow ... Boogie ... Rockin' ● CD $16.98
31 tracks, 71 mins, recommended. Delightful and intriguing collection concentrating on "medium tempo boppers" from the 50s and early 60s which means we are in for a lot of hillbilly flavored material with a strong blues flavor. In addition to the expected Elvis influences we also hear the influences of Jimmy Rodgers (Why Don't You Change Your Ways by Tex Holland) and Muddy Waters (a great and unexpected country flavored version of Muddy's Hootchie Kootchie Man by Gaylon Christie & the Down beats). Lots of other goodies from Lloyd Harp & His Hoosier Rhythm Boys, Bink Burns, The Wild Childs, Joey rand, Don Turman & The Vibrasonics and many more. (FS)
STEVE BLEDSOE & THE BLUE JAYS: Cool Steppin' Baby/ BINK BURNS: Muddy River/ GAYLON CHRISTIE & THE DOWNBEATS: Hootchi Cootchi Man/ If You See My Julie/ MIKE CLAY: It's Money/ THE CROWE BROTHERS: Borderline/ Jane/ FREDDY & LONIE: Allen's Way/ JACK GILLEN & THE INTERNATIONALS: Don't Treat Me This Way/ CHANCE HALLADAY: Home Run/ LLOYD HARP & HIS HOOSIER RHYTHM BOYS: Slow Boogie Rock/ TEX HOLLAND: Why Don't You Change Your Ways/ REBERT HOWELL & RAY GUYCE: I Don't Want To Chy Over You/ SHAMMI LEROY & LARRY & THE NUTRONS: Lonely Lovin'/ RICKEY MARLOW: She's Gone/ JOHNNY MCCOLLUM & STRING BAND: Long Lonesome Road/ TOMMY MCCONNELL & BOBBY MIZZELL: Cry,cry,cry/ JOE NORRIS: Rock Out Of This World/ MALCOLM PARKER & THE ROADRUNNERS: The Years You Saved/ JOEY RAND: The Long Blond Curls/ RAY SALTER: Truck Drivers Dream/ BOB SMITH & THE BOBCATS: Honky Tonkin' Baby/ EBE SNEEZER & HIS EPIDEMICS: That's All I've Got/ THE SUNSHINE TWINS: Borderline/ Picture/ FRANKLIN THOMASON & THE HI-ROLLERS: Skip/ FRANKLIN' THOMASON & THE HI-ROLLERS: Til She Returns/ DON TURMAN & THE VIBRA-SONICS: Lee Bella/ DON TURMAN & THE VIBRA SONICS: Rock & Roll Blues/ DICKIE VANN: The Girl Next Door/ THE WILD CHILDS: I'm Leaving Town Baby

VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4476 Slow ... Boogie ... Rockin', Vol. 3 ● CD $16.98
32 tracks, recommended
The third collection in this series is another enjoyable collection of 32 tracks concentrating on "medium tempo boppers" from the 50s and early 60s which means a lot of hillbilly flavored material with a strong blues flavor. There are several hard driving instrumentals including Rock Guitar Rock by Bernie Moore & The Rockets, Panic by The Palais Royals, The Growl by Alan Pierce & The Tonekings and others. Johnny Guidry does a nice swampy cover of Larry Williams' High School Dance and The Fabulous Jokers cover Gene Vincent's Wear My Ring. I also really like Luke Askew's blues Bells. Other artists include Eldon Bryson, Tony Senn, George Garrish & The J.B. Combo, Johnny & The Shadows, The Sharps, John Kreischer (a chaotic version of the Lefty Frizzell favorite Smoking Cigarettes & Drinking Coffee Blues), Billy Taylor, The D&S Wildcats, Billy Nettles & His Dixie Blue Boys, Art Gunn & The Playboys, Kenny Dale, Noel Stookey & His Corsairs (could this be Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary?), Tommy Collins (a nice version of Heartbreak Hotel - I don't think this is the Bakersfield singer), Vince Warner & The PIke County, and others. (FS)

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4454 Solid Original Rock ● CD $16.98
30 rockin' rarities from the 50s.
SANDY BEELER: Carry Me Down/ RONNIE BRANAM: Puppy Dog Love/ JIM CLIMER: Little Twister/ THE COUNTRY FOUR: Up,up,up & Down,down,down/ 'DOC' COUTY: Bow Wow/ VILAS CRAIG & THE VI-COUNTS: Little Miss Mary/ LEE DRESSER & THE KRAZY KATS: Beat Out My Love/ Thinkin' Bout Your Love/ THE FOUR EL-MOROCCOS: To-bango/ BOBBIE FUSSELL & THE JIVES: Too High Class/ EVERETT GATES & THE JOKERS: Mean Machine/ THE GLENRAYS: When The Saints Go Marching In/ THE JADES: Little Marlene/ Shake Baby Shake/ THE JESTERS: The Big T/ STU NORTH & THE MULESKINNERS: Muleskinner Blues/ THE PASSIONS: Merci Little Baby/ RONNIE PEARSON: Flippin'over You/ Hot Shot/ I Dig That Gal The Most/ She Bops A Lot/ WALTER PERKINS & THE TURFS: Solid Rock/ You Hook Me Baby/ JOHNNY PERRIN: You Don't Give It Back/ GEORGE RICHARDSON: Close To You/ THE RIVIERES: Knock On Wood (inst.)/ THE ROYAL TONES: Royal Shuffle (inst.)/ JACK SCALESE & THE ESCORTS: Lucky Man/ Make Love To Me/ CHRIS TYLER & MIZZELL BAND: As Long As I'm Moving

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4440 The Rockin' Reed Recordings ● CD $16.98
33 rockabilly & rock 'n roll cuts from the late 50s and early 60s cut for the Birningham, Alabama based Reed label.
PAUL BALLENGER & FLARES: I Hear Thunder/ I Told My Baby/ Pig/ September Love/ Seven Times Heaven/ LEON BOWMAN & JERRY PARKER BAND: Black Widow Spider/ Go Cat Go/ Racking The Blues/ GENE COLE & CLYDE'S STRING MA: Coal Miner's Blues/ COUNTRY BOY EDDIE & SHOW BAND: Hang In There Like A Rusty Fish Hook/ MASON DIXON: Hello Memphis/ I Want My Baby Back/ TOMMY FOWLER & COEDS: My Pretty Baby/ JOHNNY GORE & JESTERS: Fi-Fi (inst.)/ MALON HURST: Love Ain't Nothing But Sorrow/ LARRY & THE LOAFERS: Panama City Blues/ ABBY LEE & JESTERS: Waitin'/ BOBBY MIZZELL & ROCKIN' PIANO: Heart And Soul/ Same Things/ BILL PERRY & MELVIN CARTER: Hit The Nail On The Head/ BILL PERRY AND MELVIN CARTER AND BAND: Go Fly A Kite/ PAT RILEY & ROCKETS: Little Bop-A-Little/ WEBB ROBBINS & JACKETS: Why Was I Blue/ LAWRENCE SHAUL & ARISTOCATS: Hey Little Mama/ Tutti Frutti/ EDDY ARNOLD SMITH & NOTATIONS: Barbara Allen/ THE STARLINERS: Static (inst.)/ Thunder/ JIM WILSON & FLARES: Have A Tear On Me/ RONNIE WILSON & JERRY WOODARD: Let's Make History/ You Love That Guitar Better Than Me/ JERRY WOODARD & CAVALEERS: Downbeat/ JERRY WOODARD & THE CO'S: Who's Gonna Rack My Baby

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4471 We're Gonna Rock ● CD $16.98
30 rockin' rarities including some unissued demos and home recordings - Billy Wayne & The Jackson Boys, Von Star, Bill Parker, Rod Jamison & The Country Travelers, Jimmy Lawrence & Bill Willis Family, Price Leggs, Steve Bledsoe, Jerry Hammond, Ken Darrow, Lee Harmon & The Circle C. Band, Johnny & The Volumes, etc.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4447 West Tennessee & Arkansas Rockin' ● CD $16.98
33 rockin' sides - all not originally issued and most making their first appearance including two cuts from a paper recording! 
SAMMY BARR: A Little Bigger Rig/ CHARLES DEAN & THE RONDELLS: Baby Sweet Lovin'/ Big Boss Man/ High School Confidential/ I Got A Woman/ Itchy/ Mary's Swingin'lamb/ Parking In The Dark/ Parking In The Dark/ Rockin'tennesee/ She Knows How To Rock/ Train Whistle Boogie/ What'd I Say/ You Win Again/ BILLY HANBLIN & THE BOBCATS: Be Mine/ Voodoo Girl/ RON & ELLIE JAYE: Road Runner/ THE ODDS & ENDS & GARY GOURD: Vicious Circle/ GENE PRESLEY & THE INVADERS: Cupid Shot Atiger/ TEDDY REDELL: John Henry Blues/ LUKE ROYER & THE ROUNDERS: One's All The Law Will Allow/ THE SWING RAYES: Don't Be Cruel/ Matchbox/ Nite Ride/ Ramrod/ Rhythm King Rock/ Shake Rattle & Roll/ Trouble/ Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin'on/ THE THUNDERBIRDS: Blue Moon Of Kentucky/ T Bird Rock/ Ubangi Stomp/ Walking Down The Road

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4442 Wild & Excellent Instros ● CD $16.98
32 instrumental obscurities from such labels as Casa Blanco, Jazz Annie, Merlon, Ultracon, Mopic and others I've never heard of.
THE 990'S: Cecil/ The KTRM Rock/ THE ALLEY CATS: Lori-Ann/ BIG MAN & PHARAOSH: I Don't Know/ KENNY BIGGS: It Wasn't Easy/ THE BOPPIN' BILLIES: Greens Rock/ THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: Echo Express/ THE CHALLENGERS: Deadline/ D-Y & MOTIVATIONS: Hold It/ GEORGE DARRO & VI-KINGS: The Viking Twist/ NED DAVIS: Organtar/ FLASH & BLUE SKY RAMBLERS: Milwaukee Stomp/ A. FONTENOT & COUNTRY CAJUNS: Cajun Honky Tonk/ THE IRRIDESCENTS: Swamp Surfer/ JEUJENE & JAYBOPS: Arroongah/ THE LIFEGUARDS: Everybody Out'Ta The Pool/ LITTLE BOB: Rock That Uke/ THE METROPOLITANS: Lonely Guitar Blues/ Screaming (part 1)/ THE NIGHT OWLS: Stompin'/ THE NIGHT RIDERS: Hit & Run/ THE RHYTHM KINGS: Boppin' Guitar/ THE SQUARES: Square Rock (part 3 )/ THE STARLIN ERS: Kooknik/ JIMMY SWAGGART: Meeting In The Air/ THE TEEN BEATS: Nightspot/ THE TORQUAYS: The Other Side/ THE TREASURES: Minor Chaos/ THE TREMOLOS: Wild Weekend/ THE VALIENTS: Backlash/ THE VELVETEENS: Dog Patch Creeper/ Johnny's Jump

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4418 Wild Rock & Roll Instrumentals ● CD $16.98
White Label/ Collector always has done a fine job uncovering the scads of instrumentals made in the 50's for small labels. A 30 track collection of all instros might be a bit much for some but for the hardcore guitar (and sax) fan this is heaven. Although everything here isn't totally "wild" but there are plenty that fit the bill like the oh-so-cool Ghost Train by the Swanks, the aptly named Rampage by the Thunderrocks, the Night Caps' dangerous Wild Cat , the Sting Rays' tremelo-laiden Mad Surfer , Bill Duzan & the Corvettes' wild Shaften , etc. Most are merely really good pickin' romps, which ain't bad partner. Other groups include P.J.& his Headliners (doing a rockin' version of Anchor's Away ), the Rockets, the Tornados, the Checkers, the Devrons, the Royaltones, etc. (AE)
THE ABOOTAY'S: Pig Bone/ THE CHECKERS: Blue Saturday/ THE CORVETTES: Shaften/ DAVE'S TRAVELERS: Traveler Rock/ THE DEVRONS: Brand/ THE FENDERMEN: Fas-Nacht-Kuechel/ EL GASSAWAY: The Big Gass/ SKIP HASTON: Skip's Boogie/ AL HENDRIX & JOLLY JODY: Go, Daddy, Go/ JORRIS HENNESSEE: Jorris Boogie/ THE LIGENDS: Lariat/ BILL LOGSDON: Spitfire/ THE NITE CAPS: Wildcat/ P.J.& HEADLINERS: Anchor Rock/ CHARLIE PHILLIPS: Roy's Romp/ THE RENEGADES: Line Drive/ THE ROCKETS: Moovin' 'N' Groovin'/ JOHNNY ROGERS: Ramrod/ ROY & ROYALS: The Royal '''/ THE ROYAL TEENS: Mad Gass/ THE ROYALTONES: Clip Clop/ X DEAN SCOTT: The Trance/ THE STARFIRES: Space Needle/ THE STING RAYS: Mad Surfer/ THE SWANKS: Ghost Train/ THE THUNDERROCKS: Rampage/ Shadow/ THE TORNADOS: Scalping Party/ DENNIS VOLK: Dennis Boogie/ ROBERT & GENE WILSON: Jamboree Rock

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Collector 4423 Wild Rockin' ● CD $16.98
30 tracks, 70 minutes, recommended. One of the best of the Collector/White Label sets I've heard in quite awhile! The wild rockin' & rockabilly outnumbers the rockin' country stuff, & the sound quality is great, often from original tapes! The set starts off with 6 by Gene Nelson, with The Rockets & the Bellboys, including 2 takes of his My Rockin' Baby & covers of Whole Lotta Shakin' & School Days. Next there's 5 originals by Bob Calloway with both The Spiro Hepcats & The Clicks including What's The Matter With Me. The rest includes multiple tracks by the likes of Clyde Owens, with the Tunesetters & the Moonlight Ramblers (Right & Ready), a couple great ones from Benny Cliff (Shake Um Up Rock), Don Coates & the Playbacks (Jiggedy Wiggedy Wolly, & more ! No liner notes, but plenty of pics of the bands & the original 45s! (GM)
BOB CALLAWAY & THE CLICKS: Could It Be Love/ Lookout For The Clothesline/ BOB CALLAWAY & THE SPIRO HEPCATS: Tick Tock/ BOB CALLAWAY & THE CLICKS: Wake Up Little Boy Blue/ BOB CALLAWAY & THE SPIRO HEPCATS: What's The Matter With Me/ BENNY CLIFF: Crazy Mama/ Shake Um Up Rock/ DON COATES & THE PLAYBACKS: Jiggedy Wiggedy Wolly/ Spinnin' My Wheels/ KIMBLE & WANDA JANES & GENE PARSON'S BAN: Night Club Rock And Roll/ DORSE LEWIS (THE SCARED COAL MINER): Mexican Twist/ CURTIS LONG & THE RHYTHM ROCKERS: Hootchey Cootchey/ FRED NETHERTON & THE WILDWOOD PLAYBOYS: Matchbox/ JACKIE O'NEAL & THE REBEL ROCKERS: You Broke My Heart/ KENNY OWENS: Frog Man Hop/ CLYDE OWENS & THE TUNESTERS: Right And Ready/ Rock My Baby/ CLYDE OWENS & THE MOONLIGHT RAMBLERS: Swing It, Little Katy/ PETE & JIMMY & THE RHYTHM KNIGHTS: So Wild/ LARRY TERRY: Hep Cat/ TENNESSEE THOMPSON: Saturday Ball/ Slippin' & Slidin'/ DENNIS VOLK: You Are The One/ WALLACE WATERS: Holiday Hill/ GENE WATSON & THE ROCKETS: Drummer Boy Rock/ GENE WATSON & THE BELL BOYS: Interplanetary Rock/ GENE WATSON & THE ROCKETS: My Rockin' Baby #1/ My Rockin' Baby #2/ GENE WATSON & THE BELL BOYS: School Day/ Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

 

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