Rockin' Decade

Rockin' Decade

by Sleepy LaBeef
     
 

Sleepy LaBeef is a giant of a man, with a booming baritone voice and a deep, rumbling guitar tone to match his size, and his live shows are legendary, non-stop country rockabilly romps, full of good-humored energy. Unfortunately, a good deal of that energy gets bottled up when it's unleashed in the studio, and LaBeef's recording legacy pales next to his live shows.… See more details below

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Sleepy LaBeef is a giant of a man, with a booming baritone voice and a deep, rumbling guitar tone to match his size, and his live shows are legendary, non-stop country rockabilly romps, full of good-humored energy. Unfortunately, a good deal of that energy gets bottled up when it's unleashed in the studio, and LaBeef's recording legacy pales next to his live shows. That said, the recordings he did for a reconstituted Sun Records in the 1970s, the best of which are collected here, come as close as we're likely to get to capturing the hurricane force and feel of one of his shows. Track after track catches fire and roars off, and there are plenty of highlights here, like Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business," a rampaging run through of Carl Perkins' "Matchbox," an exploding, kinetic take on Junior Parker's "Mystery Train," and a wonderful version of Kokomo Arnold's "Milk Cow Blues," although everything included here shares the same territory. Again, the best way to really get this guy is to catch a live show, but failing that, this is the set you need.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/28/2009
Label:
Snapper Uk
UPC:
0636551081825
catalogNumber:
818
Rank:
124132

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sleepy LaBeef   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jimmy Dempsey   Guitar
Jimmy Capps   Guitar
Clete Chapman   Drums
Chip Young   Guitar
Bob Dean   Drums
Terry Duncan   Piano
Bobby Dyson   Bass
Joe Gillingham   Piano
Karl Himmel   Drums
Bill Humble   Bass
Bucky Meadows   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Roger Morris   Piano
Cliff Parker   Guitar
John Probst   Piano,Background Vocals
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Lonnie Seabolt   Bass
Dale Sellers   Rhythm Guitar
Bobby Seymour   Steel Guitar
Jerry Shook   Guitar
Howard Tibble   Drums,Background Vocals
David Travis   Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Nicholson   Bass,Background Vocals
William Whitney Pursell   Piano
Bob Moore   Bass
Kenny Krumbholtz   Electric Bass
Steve S. Singleton   Guitar
Hal Higgins   Electric Bass,Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Big Joe Turner   Composer
Billy Lee Riley   Composer
Sam Phillips   Composer
Ray Scott   Composer
Adam Komorowski   Liner Notes
Joop Visser   Producer

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