That'll Flat Git It!, Vol. 26

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
4 Star Records was one of the less scrupulous music companies to operate on the West Coast during the '50s and '60s, and Bill McCall, the owner of the label, is better remembered for his ability to get unsuspecting songwriters to sign over their publishing rights rather than his gift for finding top-notch acts. But McCall somehow managed to attract some worthwhile artists to 4 Star despite his abysmal business practices, and Bear Family Records have collected 30 rockabilly and hillbilly boogie sides from the 4 Star archives for this volume in their ongoing That'll Flat Git It! series. T. Texas Tyler was 4 Star's first major star, and he's represented with the rollicking ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
4 Star Records was one of the less scrupulous music companies to operate on the West Coast during the '50s and '60s, and Bill McCall, the owner of the label, is better remembered for his ability to get unsuspecting songwriters to sign over their publishing rights rather than his gift for finding top-notch acts. But McCall somehow managed to attract some worthwhile artists to 4 Star despite his abysmal business practices, and Bear Family Records have collected 30 rockabilly and hillbilly boogie sides from the 4 Star archives for this volume in their ongoing That'll Flat Git It! series. T. Texas Tyler was 4 Star's first major star, and he's represented with the rollicking "Shake 'Em Up Rock," but most of the highlights of this disc come from lesser known acts. Arkie Shibley contributes "Pick Pick Pickin' (My Guitar)," a very funny tale of a hillbilly turned singing cowboy, as well as "Hot Rod Race," a gearhead's saga that was a precursor to Charlie Ryan's hit "Hot Rod Lincoln," which was also released by 4 Star and appears on this set. Carl Belew shows a real knack for moody rockers on "24 Hour Night" and "No Love Tonight," while Sammy Masters gets the party hopping with "Pink Cadillac." "Whop-T-Bop," and "Some Like It Hot." Tommy Scott delivers some revved-up Western swing sides, including "Cat Music," "Dig Me Little Mama," and a gender-switch cover of "Dance with Me Henry." And Jimmy Wolford asserts his identity with the closer "My Name Is Jimmy," and cites Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, and Gene Vincent as his peers, even if he spoils his list by name-checking Pat Boone. As is usually the case with Bear Family's releases, the remastering sounds great and the liner notes are both extensive and well-written: it's hard to say how much more obscure rockabilly and hillbilly music remains to be uncovered, but Bear Family hasn't stopped finding good stuff yet, and fans of first-generation rock will find plenty to jive to here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051687625
  • Catalog Number: 16876

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pink Cadillac - Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm (2:21)
  2. 2 I Just Learned to Rock - Jack King (2:18)
  3. 3 Play Boy (1:57)
  4. 4 Hot Rod Race - Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys (2:29)
  5. 5 Some Like It Hot - Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm (2:01)
  6. 6 24 Hour Night (2:18)
  7. 7 Loco Choo Choo - The Miller Brothers (2:16)
  8. 8 Cat Music - Tommy Scott & His Ramblers (2:07)
  9. 9 New Step It Up and Go - The Maddox Brothers & Rose (2:26)
  10. 10 Whop-T-Bop - Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm (2:12)
  11. 11 Pick Pick Pickin' (My Guitar) - Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys (1:51)
  12. 12 Sugar Plum Boogie - Frank Simon (2:23)
  13. 13 Come Sundown - Slim Willet & His Hired Hands (2:05)
  14. 14 Dig Me Little Mama - Tommy Scott & His Ramblers (2:05)
  15. 15 2-Rock-A-4 - Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm (2:10)
  16. 16 Teeney Weeney Man - Jimmy Wolford (2:26)
  17. 17 Two Ruby Lips - Jack King (2:23)
  18. 18 Little Lover (2:05)
  19. 19 I'm a Poor Okie (2:31)
  20. 20 Flat Feet - Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm (2:07)
  21. 21 No Love Tonight (2:07)
  22. 22 Hey Pretty Baby - The Miller Brothers (2:03)
  23. 23 Dance with Her, Henry - Tommy Scott & His Ramblers (2:03)
  24. 24 Patty Cake Man - Eddie Miller & His Band (2:13)
  25. 25 Big Door - Jack Tucker & His Band (2:33)
  26. 26 Hot Rod Race No. 2 - Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys (2:18)
  27. 27 Shake 'Em Up Rock (1:57)
  28. 28 Hot Rod Lincoln (2:32)
  29. 29 Jumpin' from 6 to 6 - Tommy Scott & His Ramblers (2:08)
  30. 30 My Name Is Jimmy - Jimmy Wolford (2:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Don Maddox Vocals
Lee Thomas Miller Vocals
Technical Credits
T. Texas Tyler Composer
Tommy Coe Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Milton Okun Composer
Tex Atchison Composer
Slim Willet Composer
Bill Millar Reissue Producer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Dave Sax Illustrations
Frank Simon Illustrations
Jurgen Crasser Mastering
Jurgen Koop Illustrations
W.S. Stevenson Composer
Sammy Masters Composer
Wayne Russell Illustrations
Wayland Chandler Composer, Illustrations
Arkie Shibley Composer
Erich Hülsenbeck Photo Scanning
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Gene Brown Composer
Harry Glenn Composer
Leonard B Miller Composer
Jack & Chris Bradshaw Composer
Jimmy Wolford Composer
Jimmy McGraw Composer
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