Three Months To Kill: West Coast Rock ‘n’ Roll [Double Vinyl]

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

"A browse through the titles contained on this double dynamite package should be enough to tempt any discerning rock n roller."  NOW DIG THIS

"This release was compiled the Wild Wax deejay 'Jailhouse' John Alexander, I take my hat off to him for assembling a truly sparkling collection of various shades of quality rockin' music."  AMERICAN MUSIC MAGAZINE


CAT No: FVDV113UPC TEXT: 5055311071138

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Having loaded up the station wagon and filled the gas tank, Fantastic Voyage continues its exciting series of regional Rock’n’Roll, a musical travelogue exploring some of the rockin’est recordings from across the US.

Combining the glitz’n’glamour of the world’s entertainment epicentre with a freewheeling spirit that harks back to the pioneering days of old, the “Golden State” offers a wealth of rockin’ recordings as diverse and enduring as its endless summer image.  From the C&W honky-tonk circuit to the hit-making hubs of Hollywood and Bakersfield, Three Months To Kill charts the A-listers, the also-rans and the lesser-heard whose wild waxings helped put California on the musical map.

From Rock’n’Roll hero Eddie Cochran to Chicano teen star Ritchie Valens, this dynamic 2-LP set motors along the musical highways and byways, pausing en route to pop a nickel in the jukebox and sample the audio delights of local labels such as Challenge, Crest, and Del-Fi, all of which helped define the regional sound.

Carefully compiled by Lucky Parker in conjunction with the legendary Wild Wax Show’s deejay “Jailhouse” John Alexander, Three Months To Kill offers a dazzling selection sure to appeal to both avid collectors and those just beginning their journey of discovery.



  1. Twenty Flight Rock (Eddie Cochran)
  2. Life Begins At Four O’clock (Bobby Milano)
  3. Midnighter (The Champs)
  4. King Kong (Big T Tyler)
  5. Skinny Minnie (Bob Denton)
  6. Walk My Way Back Home (Whitey Pullen)
  7. Hoy Hoy (The Collins Kids)
  8. I’m Walkin’ (Ricky Nelson)


  1. Red Hot (Bob Luman)
  2. Ballin’ Keen (Bobby and Terry Caraway)
  3. Snake Eyes Mama (Don Cole)
  4. Blue Jean Shuffle (Plas Johnson)
  5. Bim Bam (Sam Butera and The Witnesses)
  6. Pity Me (Jackie Lee Cochran)
  7. Chicken Rock (Fat Daddy Holmes)
  8. Let’s Go (Bonnie Blue Bell with Chic Adams Band)


  1. Three Months To Kill (Huelyn Duvall)
  2. Bertha Lou (Dorsey Burnette)
  3. He Will Come Back (Alis Lesley)
  4. Cherrystone (The Addrisi Brothers)
  5. Jessie Pearl (Dick Dale)
  6. Blue Jeans And A Boy’s Shirt (Glen Glenn)
  7. Long Tall Sally (Wanda Jackson)
  8. Lotta Lovin’ (Gene Vincent)


  1. The Hippy Hippy Shake (Chan Romero)
  2. Willie And The Hand Jive (Johnny Otis Show)
  3. Aladdin Boogie (Amos Milburn)
  4. Robinson Crusoe Bop (Sonny Cole and The Rhythm Roamers)
  5. Shot Rod Lincoln (Chris Clay and His Virginia Buckle Busters)
  6. Rockin’ This Joint Tonight (Kid Thomas)
  7. Good For Nothin’ (Scott Engel)
  8. La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)