Primitivo American Rock 'N' Roll & Rockabilly

Primitivo American Rock 'N' Roll & Rockabilly

     
 

24 rockabilly tracks recorded in Nashville between 1956 and 1964 under the direction of Murray Nash, who ran the small Do-Ra-Me label. The title doesn't lie. This is raw, and rare; about half of the selections weren't even issued until this CD compilation. Mel Robbins is the most recognizable name here, as someSee more details below

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24 rockabilly tracks recorded in Nashville between 1956 and 1964 under the direction of Murray Nash, who ran the small Do-Ra-Me label. The title doesn't lie. This is raw, and rare; about half of the selections weren't even issued until this CD compilation. Mel Robbins is the most recognizable name here, as some of tracks were picked up for distribution by Chess, although you'd have a hard time finding anyone familiar with his work other than diehard rockabilly collectors. Mick Farren's liner notes give the impression that you're about to hear a rockabilly Gong Show of sorts, but although the performances are more on the level of inspired amateurism than old Gene Vincent sides, it's rather enjoyable, rarely crossing into ineptitude. You shouldn't get these Elvis-Eddie Cochran-Carl Perkins-et al. derivations unless rockabilly's your main dish, but not everything has to be classic to be good clean fun. That's what's on tap here, offering infectious enthusiasm (if not much originality) and occasional bursts of memorability (as in the Imps' instrumental "Uh Oh," with fuzzy chords reminiscent of vintage Link Wray).

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/1994
Label:
Ace Records Uk
UPC:
0029667147323
catalogNumber:
473

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Tracks

  1. Save It  - Mel Robbins
  2. Oh Yeah  - Wally Jeffrey
  3. I Wanna Dance All Night  - Chuck Wiley
  4. It's Love  - Chuck Wiley
  5. Bandstand  - Cliff Nash
  6. Times Is Tough  - Chuck Wiley
  7. Are You With Me?  - Mel Robbins
  8. I Wanna Shake It  - Curtis Hobock
  9. Thump!  -  Embers
  10. I Love You Dearly  -  Del Rios
  11. Baby Moon  - Herbie Smith
  12. Best Dressed Beggar in Town  -  Dixielanders
  13. Door to Door  - Chuck Wiley
  14. Uh Oh  -  Imps
  15. I Walked All Night  -  Embers
  16. Explosion  - Cliff Nash
  17. Out of Gas  - Chuck Howard
  18. Tell Me Baby  - Cliff Nash
  19. Why Worry About Me  - Chuck Wiley
  20. Bandstand  - Cliff Nash
  21. That'll Get It  -  Imps
  22. No Time for Sister  - Cliff Nash
  23. I Love You So Much  - Chuck Wiley
  24. Jenny Lou  - Cliff Nash

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