Rockin’ Bones – Double Vinyl

Various Artists
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FORMAT: Audio CD - 2 Disc
£16.99
Release date: 16 Sep 2013

Close to three hours of prime vintage bop in another of those big value collections compiled and annotated by Lucky Parker...it’s a mighty attractive package” Now Dig This

“Few rockabilly compilations mix classics, obscurities and everything in between as well as this 75-track goldmine...a steal for hardcore fans and toe dippers alike” Vintage Rock

"75 absolute killer tracks" Vive Le Rock 7/10

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CAT No: FVDV173UPC TEXT: 5055311071732

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Red Hot Rockabilly

 When Elvis Presley lit the blue touch paper, the exciting fusion of white Country music and black Rhythm & Blues which erupted across the US in the mid-50s made household names of many, producing a wealth of recordings rarely equalled for their unbridled energy and wild rebellion. The Rockabilly revival of the 1970s found a new audience for this music which endures to this day, creating stars of its more obscure exponents twenty years after the event.  Raw, rough and ready, Rockabilly paved the way for Pop music as we know it.

At a time when music was not only divided along racial lines but also by age and locality, Rockabilly represented pure menace, the anthem of denim-clad juvenile delinquents.  When it did manage to break out of its regional confines, its lascivious lyrics and dangerous rhythms, driven by a chunking, percussive bass and pared down, primitive sound was deemed by some to be a threat to the fabric of society. Even so, there was no shortage of eager beavers willing to try their hand, often with varying degrees of success.

Drawn from across the rockin’ spectrum, Rockin’ Bones serves up a sizzling selection of some of the finest Rockabilly from the years 1956-61. Compiled and annotated by Lucky Parker, Rockin’ Bones is the long-awaited sequel to Fantastic Voyage’s best-selling 2009 compilation Good Rockin’ Tonight. This double LP collectors edition features 32 of the most sought-after tracks from the 75-track 3CD set. Alongside the well-known sit the more obscure whose recordings are now regarded as classics. Comprising lesser-heard gems and genre-defining cuts from the Johnny Burnette Trio, Pat Cupp, the Louvin Brothers, Jesse James, Johnny Powers, Hank Mizell and Ronnie Dawson, this is even more Rockabilly at its red hot rockin’est best.

The soundtrack to good times spent dancing and drinking in dimly-lit dives with sticky floors, dog-house bass thumpin’, guitars twangin’, beer spilling, this is music to lose your blues to, to forget your workaday cares, the precursor to a thousand sore-head Sunday mornings spent wondering where all your money went and just who slapped John. From the also-rans to those who hit the big time, Rockin’ Bones serves up 32 good reasons why Rockabilly is here to stay.

Tracklist

CD1

  1. Rock Around With Ollie Vee (Buddy Holly)
  2. Barefoot Baby (Janis Martin)
  3. Rock It On Down To My House (Justin Tubb)
  4. Full-Grown Cat (The McCoys)
  5. Flip, Flop And Fly (Johnny Bell)
  6. Rock’n’Roll Ruby (Warren Smith)
  7. Please Give Me Something (Bill Allen)
  8. Red Hen Hop (The Louvin Brothers)

CD2

  1. Forty Days (Ronnie Hawkins)
  2. Curfew (Steve Carl)
  3. Shake Baby Shake (Wayne Raney)
  4. It Ain’t Me (Ray Campi)
  5. Drinkin’ Scotch (Gene Simmons)
  6. White Lightning (George Jones)
  7. Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor (Johnny Horton)
  8. Honey Hush (The Johnny Burnette Trio)

CD3

  1. Drive In Movie (Ron Hargrave)
  2. Long Blond Hair, Red Rose Lips (Johnny Powers)
  3. Born To Love One Woman (Don Johnston)
  4. New Shoes (Lee Denson)
  5. Put Your Cat Clothes On (Carl Perkins)
  6. South’s Gonna Rise Again (Jesse James)
  7. Love Me (The Phantom)
  8. Funnel Of Love (Wanda Jackson)

CD4

  1. Jungle Rock (Hank Mizell)
  2. High School Blues (Mack Vickery)
  3. Jello Sal (Benny Ingram)
  4. Is That All To The Ball (Mr Hall) (Billy Riley)
  5. Long Gone Daddy (Pat Cupp)
  6. It’ll Be Me (Jerry Lee Lewis)
  7. Save It (Mel Robbins)
  8. Rockin’ Bones (Ronnie Dawson)