Rockin’ Bones

Various Artists
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FORMAT: Audio CD - 3 Disc
£9.99
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

 

CAT No: FVTD173UPC TEXT: 5055311001739

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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. 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, Jack Earls 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 75 good reasons why Rockabilly is here to stay.

Tracklist

CD1

  1. Rock Around With Ollie Vee (Buddy Holly)
  2. Bluejean Bop (Gene Vincent)
  3. Twenty Flight Rock (Eddie Cochran)
  4. Crazy Love (Dick Glasser)
  5. Solid Sender (Billy Mize)
  6. Big Fool (Ronnie Self)
  7. Barefoot Baby (Janis Martin)
  8. Rock It On Down To My House (Justin Tubb)
  9. Full-Grown Cat (The McCoys)
  10. You Oughta See Grandma Rock (Skeets McDonald)
  11. Flip, Flop And Fly (Johnny Bell)
  12. Rock’n’Roll Ruby (Warren Smith)
  13. Bop Bop Baby (Wade and Dick)
  14. Please Give Me Something (Bill Allen)
  15. Rock And Roll Fever (Cecil Campbell)
  16. Cool Off Baby (Billy Barrix)
  17. Red Hen Hop (The Louvin Brothers)
  18. Curfew (Steve Carl)
  19. Ubangi Stomp (Jerry Lee Lewis)
  20. Forty Days (Ronnie Hawkins)
  21. Shake Baby Shake (Wayne Raney)
  22. It Ain’t Me (Ray Campi)
  23. Drinkin’ Scotch (Gene Simmons)
  24. White Lightning (George Jones)
  25. Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor (Johnny Horton)

CD2

  1. Honey Hush (The Johnny Burnette Trio)
  2. Bird-Dog (Don Woody)
  3. My Baby Done Left Me (The Farmer Boys)
  4. Drive In Movie (Ron Hargrave)
  5. Long Blond Hair, Red Rose Lips (Johnny Powers)
  6. Born To Love One Woman (Don Johnston)
  7. The Woman I Need (Honky Tonk Mind) (Johnny Horton)
  8. Juke Joint Johnny (Red Sovine)
  9. Let’s Bop (Jack Earls)
  10. My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It (Sonny Burgess)
  11. Hep Cat (Larry Terry)
  12. Janis Will Rock (The Rock-A-Teens)
  13. Break Up (Charlie Rich)
  14. New Shoes (Lee Denson)
  15. Put Your Cat Clothes On (Carl Perkins)
  16. I Viberate (From My Head To My Feet) (Conway Twitty)
  17. Rock The Bop (Brenda Lee)
  18. Real Wild Child (Ivan)
  19. Turn Me Loose (Sleepy LaBeff)
  20. Let’s Get It On (Hershel Almond)
  21. South’s Gonna Rise Again (Jesse James)
  22. Down The Line (Jerry Lee Lewis)
  23. Trouble Bound (Billy Riley)
  24. Love Me (The Phantom)
  25. Funnel Of Love (Wanda Jackson)

CD3

  1. Jungle Rock (Hank Mizell)
  2. Domino (Roy Orbison)
  3. My Babe (Narvel Felts)
  4. You’re So Wild (Pat Shannon)
  5. High School Blues (Mack Vickery)
  6. My Pink Cadillac (Hal Willis)
  7. Sputnik (Satellite Girl) (Jerry Engler)
  8. Hypnotized (Terry Noland)
  9. Little Bit (Janis Martin)
  10. You Made A Hit (Ray Smith)
  11. Completely Sweet (Eddie Cochran)
  12. Rock Your Baby (Wanda Jackson)
  13. Hoy Hoy (The Collins Kids)
  14. Jello Sal (Benny Ingram)
  15. Yes I Do (Royce Porter)
  16. Why Did You Leave Me (Lou Josie)
  17. Is That All To The Ball (Mr Hall) (Billy Riley)
  18. Big Blon’ Baby (Ronnie Self)
  19. Glad All Over (Carl Perkins)
  20. How Come It (Thumper Jones)
  21. Way Out There (Chuck and Bill)
  22. Long Gone Daddy (Pat Cupp)
  23. It’ll Be Me (Jerry Lee Lewis)
  24. Save It (Mel Robbins)
  25. Rockin’ Bones (Ronnie Dawson)