El Primitivo American Rock 'N' Roll & Rockabilly

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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: 3/1/1994
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667147323
  • Catalog Number: 473
  • Sales rank: 383,071

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Save It - Mel Robbins (2:05)
  2. 2 Oh Yeah - Wally Jeffrey (2:19)
  3. 3 I Wanna Dance All Night - Chuck Wiley (1:13)
  4. 4 It's Love - Chuck Wiley (1:57)
  5. 5 Bandstand - Cliff Nash (2:05)
  6. 6 Times Is Tough - Chuck Wiley (2:42)
  7. 7 Are You With Me? - Mel Robbins (2:09)
  8. 8 I Wanna Shake It - Curtis Hobock (2:43)
  9. 9 Thump! - The Embers (2:16)
  10. 10 I Love You Dearly - The Del Rios (2:29)
  11. 11 Baby Moon - Herbie Smith (2:22)
  12. 12 Best Dressed Beggar in Town - The Dixielanders (2:20)
  13. 13 Door to Door - Chuck Wiley (2:15)
  14. 14 Uh Oh - The Imps (2:10)
  15. 15 I Walked All Night - The Embers (2:20)
  16. 16 Explosion - Cliff Nash (1:57)
  17. 17 Out of Gas - Chuck Howard (2:04)
  18. 18 Tell Me Baby - Cliff Nash (2:05)
  19. 19 Why Worry About Me - Chuck Wiley (1:39)
  20. 20 Bandstand - Cliff Nash (1:56)
  21. 21 That'll Get It - The Imps (2:14)
  22. 22 No Time for Sister - Cliff Nash (2:20)
  23. 23 I Love You So Much - Chuck Wiley (2:30)
  24. 24 Jenny Lou - Cliff Nash (2:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Embers Track Performer
Mel Robbins Track Performer
Cliff Nash Track Performer
Technical Credits
Murray Nash Producer
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