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Let's Get Wild [Bear Family]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
A born showman and singer, Rudy Grayzell came out of San Antonio in the early '50s with a killer blend of R&B and country that was a seamless fit with the growing rock & roll boom. (He also gave a brief place in his band to a pre-teenaged Doug Sahm.) Bear Family's lengthy Grayzell compilation, Let's Get Wild, rounds up nearly three-dozen sides from his short stints with a host of labels (including Capitol, Starday and Sun). Grayzell's performances were wooly and wild, a great balance of naturally unhinged Louisiana rock (like Jerry Lee Lewis or Link Davis) and the crisp sounds of fellow Texan Buddy Holly. After a short, unsuccessful time with Capitol (led by Ken ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
A born showman and singer, Rudy Grayzell came out of San Antonio in the early '50s with a killer blend of R&B and country that was a seamless fit with the growing rock & roll boom. (He also gave a brief place in his band to a pre-teenaged Doug Sahm.) Bear Family's lengthy Grayzell compilation, Let's Get Wild, rounds up nearly three-dozen sides from his short stints with a host of labels (including Capitol, Starday and Sun). Grayzell's performances were wooly and wild, a great balance of naturally unhinged Louisiana rock (like Jerry Lee Lewis or Link Davis) and the crisp sounds of fellow Texan Buddy Holly. After a short, unsuccessful time with Capitol (led by Ken Nelson), he moved to Pappy Daily's Starday and issued a trio of early rock classics: "Let's Get Wild," "Duck Tail," and "Jig-Ga-Lee-Ga." His version of "Duck Tail" isn't as good as Joe Clay's (Grayzell actually wrote the song), but "Let's Go Wild" is one of the best rockabilly chestnuts of the '50s, with Grayzell easily equaling both the frenzied excitement as well as the relaxed charm of Elvis Presley (who was reportedly the one who christened him Rudy "Tutti" Grayzell). Further tracks for Sun and others saw him able to croon or rock. Most rockabilly fans will be content with finding "Let's Go Wild" as a single track, but the entire compilation paints an intriguing portrait of a great singer emerging from the South who was able to emulate both Ernest Tubb and Clyde McPhatter.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2010
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127168375
  • Catalog Number: 2716837
  • Sales rank: 167,136

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let's Get Wild (2:50)
  2. 2 I Love You So (2:11)
  3. 3 You're Gone (2:02)
  4. 4 Duck Tail (2:34)
  5. 5 Jag-Ga-Lee-Ga (2:19)
  6. 6 You Hurt Me So (2:56)
  7. 7 Please Big Mama (3:03)
  8. 8 Yes Daddy Yes (2:28)
  9. 9 There's Gonna Be a Ball (2:48)
  10. 10 You Better Believe It (2:21)
  11. 11 Ca-razy! (2:37)
  12. 12 My Spirit Is Willing (2:41)
  13. 13 Hearts Made of Stone (2:58)
  14. 14 Be Mine Forever (3:04)
  15. 15 Judy (2:17)
  16. 16 Remember When (2:05)
  17. 17 Judy (2:10)
  18. 18 I Won't Be the Fool (2:04)
  19. 19 Judy (2:06)
  20. 20 I Think of You (2:34)
  21. 21 You'll Be Mine - Rudy Grayzell & His Thunderbirds (2:31)
  22. 22 It Ain't My Baby (And I Ain't Gonna Rock It) (2:43)
  23. 23 The Moon Is Up (The Stars Are Out) (3:01)
  24. 24 Ocean Paradise (2:48)
  25. 25 Bonita Chiquita (2:34)
  26. 26 I'm Gone Again (2:58)
  27. 27 The Heart That Once Was Mine (2:42)
  28. 28 Looking at the Moon and Wishing on a Star (2:55)
  29. 29 Day by Day (2:20)
  30. 30 Should I Ever Love Again - Rudy Grayzell & His Thunderbirds (2:35)
  31. 31 Jag-Ga-Lee-Ga (2:16)
  32. 32 F.B.I. Story - Rudy Grayzell & His Thunderbirds (3:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rudy Grayzell Primary Artist, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Floyd Cramer Piano
Jim Reeves Rhythm Guitar
Charlie Harris Guitar
Herb Remington Steel Guitar
Wayne Wood Steel Guitar
Ernie Hunter Fiddle
Otis Jett Drums
Earl Caruthers Fiddle
Roland James Guitar
Rusty Hornbeak Fiddle
Tommy Bishop Guitar
Kenneth Allen "Little Red" Hayes Fiddle
Gerald Carnes Drums
Greg Nanus Piano
Tony Kay Piano
Harold F. "Hal" Harris Guitar
Ernie Cortez Saxophone
James Clayton Day Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Rudy Grayzell Composer, Illustrations
Pappy Daily Producer
Colin Escott Biographical Notes
Rudy Jackson Composer
Bill Quinn Engineer
Bob Sullivan Engineer
Diethold Leu Illustrations
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Stefan Kohne Reissue Producer
Fabor Robison Producer
Jim Leisy Composer
Edward Lisbona Composer
Jack Rhodes Composer
Lucille Dean Composer
Ted Varnick Composer
Christian Zwarg Mastering
Eddy Ray Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Klaus Kettner Illustrations
Nico Feuerbach Illustrations
Johnny Hicks Composer
Harold W. "Pappy" Daily Producer
Horst Zimmermann Photo Scanning
Tom Jennings Composer
Billy Miller Illustrations
Norma Grimm Composer
Ken Sloan Composer
Joe Grayzell Composer
Charlie Aldrich Composer
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