You Mostest Girl

You Mostest Girl

by Bobby Lee Trammell
     
 

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If Bobby Lee Trammell is to be believed, he was a rock & roll wildman beyond compare, outpacing even Jerry Lee Lewis in the field of crazed hooliganism. His recordings don't provide much evidence of it, although the energetic "Shirley Lee" is a rockabilly classic. So, too, is "You Mostest Girl," which rewrites …  See more details below

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If Bobby Lee Trammell is to be believed, he was a rock & roll wildman beyond compare, outpacing even Jerry Lee Lewis in the field of crazed hooliganism. His recordings don't provide much evidence of it, although the energetic "Shirley Lee" is a rockabilly classic. So, too, is "You Mostest Girl," which rewrites Buddy Holly's "(You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care." Trammell never had any great success at selling records, though, which is reflected in the hodgepodge of labels for which he recorded. You Mostest Girl, a 25-track anthology, collects sides Trammell originally cut for Fabor, Radio, Sims, Capitol, and Sun (the reconstituted Sun Records of the '70s, that is, not Sam Phillips' baby). No particular style or musical identity emerges over the course of the program -- Trammell sounds like Buddy Holly on helium on "Uh Oh," and then an odd pair of fake live recordings reminiscent of Johnny Rivers hails Trammell as "the very first American Beatle." Later he affects an exaggerated Ray Stevens-style voice on "Come on and Love Me." In the mid-'60s Trammell turned toward horn-driven country-soul and, in the '70s, straight country, remaking "You Mostest Girl" as a country song. The sense of stylistic anarchy is only exacerbated by inexplicable sequencing that drops all of the '70s country recordings between the late-'50s and early-'60s rockers. Ian Wallis' liner notes offer an unflattering portrayal of Trammell as a self-destructive, egocentric performer who comes to a humiliating end. As a result, collectors who prize Trammell's early rockabilly classics may come away from You Mostest Girl feeling a little disenchanted.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/1995
Label:
Imports
UPC:
4000127158871
catalogNumber:
15887
Rank:
319384

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Tracks

  1. Shirley Lee
  2. I Sure Do Love You Baby
  3. You Mostest Girl
  4. Uh Oh
  5. Should I Make Amends
  6. My Susie J-My Susie Jane
  7. Martha Jane
  8. Jenny Lee
  9. It's All Your Fault
  10. You Mostest Girl
  11. I Couldn't Believe My Eyes
  12. You Stand a Chance or Losing What You've Got
  13. Love Don't Let Me Down
  14. Twenty Four Hours
  15. Martha Jane
  16. Am I Satisfying You
  17. I Tried
  18. Just Let Me Love You One More Time
  19. Come on and Love Me
  20. If You Don't Wanna You Don't Have To
  21. Give Me That Good Lovin'
  22. New Dance in France
  23. Long Tall Sally
  24. When the Saints Go Marchin' In
  25. Come on and Love Me

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Lee Trammell   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Jeremy Spencer   Composer
Bobby Lee Trammell   Producer
Brownie McGhee   Composer
Colin Escott   Illustrations
Bill Rice   Producer
Shelby Singleton   Producer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer
Sylke Holtrop   Artwork
Gerd Weiler   Artwork
Adam Komorowski   Artwork,Illustrations
Fabor Robison   Producer
Hans Peter Zdrenka   Illustrations
Russell Sims   Producer
Jess Klein   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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