Roots of Rockabilly, Vol. 1: 1950

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Rockabilly didn't spontaneously leap into being in 1954 when Elvis Presley entered Sam Phillips' Sun Studios in Memphis, it only seemed that way to most of the world. A hybrid of blues, country, honky tonk, Western swing, and gospel that became rock & roll when the beat simplified and got heavier, rockabilly emerged from amped-up country hillbilly bands bent on energizing the neighborhood bars and dancehalls on a Saturday night. That said, little on Acrobat Records' Roots of Rockabilly, Vol. 1 sounds much like early rock & roll, although all the combustible ingredients are present, including the attitude Jimmie Skinner's "You Don't Know My Mind", the blues base ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Rockabilly didn't spontaneously leap into being in 1954 when Elvis Presley entered Sam Phillips' Sun Studios in Memphis, it only seemed that way to most of the world. A hybrid of blues, country, honky tonk, Western swing, and gospel that became rock & roll when the beat simplified and got heavier, rockabilly emerged from amped-up country hillbilly bands bent on energizing the neighborhood bars and dancehalls on a Saturday night. That said, little on Acrobat Records' Roots of Rockabilly, Vol. 1 sounds much like early rock & roll, although all the combustible ingredients are present, including the attitude Jimmie Skinner's "You Don't Know My Mind", the blues base "Six White Horses" by Clyde Moody, the aggressive guitar "Bryant's Boogie" by Jimmy Bryant, the love of motion and a certain impatience with staying put "I'm Movin' On" by Hank Snow, and a wry, goofy wisdom "Dry Bread" by Merle Travis. More honky tonk than anything, this first installment in a series of releases documenting the year-by-year build to rockabilly from 1950 to 1954 doesn't seem particularly revelatory at first listen, but there's a slow burn going on nonetheless, and when it bursts into full flame, the world would be unable to ignore it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2005
  • Label: Acrobat
  • UPC: 824046403324
  • Catalog Number: 4033
  • Sales rank: 170,054

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blues Stay Away from Me (2:51)
  2. 2 I'm a Lone Wolf (2:26)
  3. 3 My Bucket's Got a Hole in It - T. Texas Tyler (3:03)
  4. 4 You Don't Know My Mind - Jimmie Skinner (2:45)
  5. 5 Six White Horses (3:05)
  6. 6 Humpty Dumpty Boogie (2:50)
  7. 7 Water Baby Blues (2:08)
  8. 8 Cuddle Buggin' Baby - Eddy Arnold (2:24)
  9. 9 I'm Movin' On (2:51)
  10. 10 Feudin' Boogie - Cowboy Copas (3:10)
  11. 11 Ida Red Likes to Boogie (2:42)
  12. 12 Sugarfoot Rag (2:45)
  13. 13 Birmingham Bounce - Red Foley (3:03)
  14. 14 Gonna Dance All Night - Hardrock Gunter (2:38)
  15. 15 Moon's Tune - Moon Mullican (2:44)
  16. 16 Dry Bread (2:38)
  17. 17 Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own - Kay Starr (2:42)
  18. 18 Bryant's Boogie - Jimmy Bryant (2:36)
  19. 19 Birthday Cake Boogie - Benny Walker (3:08)
  20. 20 Motor City Boogie (2:54)
  21. 21 Lose Your Blues - Red Kirk (2:50)
  22. 22 Groovy Boogie Woogie Boy - Webb Pierce (2:53)
  23. 23 Hot Rod Race - Arkie Shibley (2:32)
  24. 24 All Star Boogie - Tommy Duncan (2:15)
  25. 25 Hillbilly Fever - Little Jimmy Dickens (2:57)
  26. 26 If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time) (2:55)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Lefty Frizzell Composer
Hank Garland Composer
Hank Snow Composer
Hank Thompson Composer
Merle Travis Composer
Hardrock Gunter Composer
Clyde Moody Composer
Leon Payne Composer
Jimmie Skinner Composer
Jimmy Bryant Composer
Jimmy Beck Composer
Henry Bernard Composer
Tommy Duncan Composer
Henry Glover Composer
Mark Lindsay Composer
Dave Penny Liner Notes
Wayne Raney Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
George Wilson Composer
Alton Delmore Composer
Syd Nathan Composer
Red Rowe Composer
Irving Taylor Composer
Morry Burns Composer
George Vaughn Composer
Traditional Composer
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