Texas Tornados DOUBLE VINYL

Various Artists
FORMAT: Audio CD - 2 Disc
Release date: 11 Mar 2013


"This is a tip top collection of some of the finest rockin' sounds to ever emerge from the Lone Star state"  NOW DIG THIS

"A Sparkling Compilation"  HIFI WORLD


CAT No: FVDV142 UPC TEXT: 5055311071428

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Rock ‘n’ Roll From The Lone Star State

Having loaded up the station wagon and filled the gas tank, Fantastic Voyage continues its exciting musical travelogue exploring some of the rockin’est recordings from across the USA.

Indicative of its independent spirit, rarely has a state offered more musical originality than Texas.  From steel-laden Western Swing and dusty, downhome C&W, to flat out Rockabilly and proto-Tex Mex Rock, Texas Tornados is a whirlwind of hot tamale talent; high-steppers, hep cats and hipsters all, whose wild waxings helped make the Lone Star state sparkle on Rock’n’Roll’s map.

Featuring Big Beat pioneers The Crickets and Jape Richardson (aka The Big Bopper) alongside the good time honky tonk of Bash Hofner, Texas Tornados samples the diverse delights of local labels Sarg, Starday and D, all of which helped define the regional sound. With contributions from Ronnie Dawson, Jett Powers and Trini Lopez, this 2LP set also includes gems from Doug Sahm, Thumper Jones and Bob Luman.

Carefully compiled by Lucky Parker in conjunction with the Wild Wax Show’s deejay “Jailhouse” John Alexander, Texas Tornados offers an authentic selection sure to appeal to both avid collectors and those just beginning their journey of discovery.



  1. I’m Lookin' For Someone To Love (The Crickets)
  2. If I Had Me A Woman (Mac Curtis)
  3. You're My Baby (Roy Orbison)
  4. I Can't Find The Door Knob (Jimmie and Johnny)
  5. Move Around (Joe Poovey)
  6. Cockroach (Link Davis)
  7. Cattin' Around (Charlie Adams)
  8. Mama Don't Allow No Boppin' (Vern Pullens)


  1. Sag, Drag And Fall (Sid King)
  2. Lookin' (Royce Porter)
  3. No Love In You (Harmon Boazeman)
  4. Crazy Blues (Jape Richardson and The Japetts)
  5. Whenever You're Ready (Bob Luman)
  6. Centipede (Lew Williams)
  7. Rockin' And A-Bopin' (Bash Hofner)
  8. Rockin' Daddy (Sonny Fisher)


  1. Wild Wild Women (Johnny Carroll and His Hot Rocks)
  2. Rockin', Rollin' Stone (Andy Starr)
  3. Yes You Do (Trini Lopez)
  4. White Lightning (Big Bopper)
  5. How Come It (Thumper Jones)
  6. I'm Through (Sleepy LaBeff)
  7. Catapillar (Ray Campi)
  8. Sleep, Rock-A-Roll Rock-A-Baby (Alvis Wayne)


  1. Rockin' Bones (Ronnie Dawson)
  2. Straight Skirt (Gene Summers and His Rebels)
  3. Yes I Do (Royce Porter)
  4. Go, Girl, Go (Jett Powers)
  5. Crazy Daisy (Doug Sahm)
  6. Rock Me My Baby (The Crickets)
  7. Rock-Tick-Tock (Jimmy Dee)
  8. Teen Twist (Buddy Miller)