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Classic Rockabilly
     

Classic Rockabilly

 
Proper's four-disc, budget-priced but hardly shoddy box Classic Rockabilly can't quite be called a proper introduction to rockabilly -- there are too many classic singles missing for that. What it can be called is a great second rockabilly box to get (probably after Rhino's crash-course introduction Rockin' Bones, a

Overview

Proper's four-disc, budget-priced but hardly shoddy box Classic Rockabilly can't quite be called a proper introduction to rockabilly -- there are too many classic singles missing for that. What it can be called is a great second rockabilly box to get (probably after Rhino's crash-course introduction Rockin' Bones, a master's course in cat clothes and rockin' rhythms). Which isn't to say all 120 of these songs are obscure. Many of the best and biggest Sun sides from Elvis, Carl Perkins, and Roy Orbison are here, along with Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-A-Lula" -- songs that are pretty close to very first rockabilly anybody ever hears -- and there is even a decent share of good second-tier rockabilly that isn't exactly uncommon (including cuts from that aforementioned Rhino box). But there is also much more high-quality music that warrants further exploration by rockabilly fans of all stripes. Plus, there is a certain joy to the sequencing -- where all the songs about rockin' are followed by songs with "cat" in the titles, then a bunch of tunes about Cadillacs and bops and boogies, then finally nearly a whole disc of songs with "baby" in the titles -- which helps make this already fun set just a bit more of a gas.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/10/2007
Label:
Proper Box Uk
UPC:
0805520021227
catalogNumber:
122

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Hot Rock
  2. Good Rockin' Tonight
  3. Everybody's Rockin'
  4. Everybody's Rockin' But Me
  5. Rock'n'roll Ruby
  6. Rockin' Daddy
  7. Daddy-O Rock
  8. Grandaddy's Rockin'
  9. You Oughta See Grandma Rock
  10. Rockin' Country Style
  11. Good Rockin' Baby
  12. Rock with Me Baby
  13. Rockhouse
  14. Drugstro Rock'n'roll
  15. Rockin' Rollin' Stone
  16. Rock, Roll and Rhythm
  17. I'm Gonna Rock Some Too
  18. Rock and Roll Blues
  19. I Won't Be Rockin' Tonight
  20. Rock-Ola Ruby
  21. Rock to the Music
  22. Rollin' and a-Rockin'
  23. Rockin' and Reelin'
  24. Rock It
  25. 2 Rock-A-4
  26. Tennessee Rock
  27. Rock and Roll Baby
  28. Guitar Rock'n'roll
  29. Sweet Rockin' Baby
  30. The Death of Rock'n'roll

Disc 2

  1. Cool Cat
  2. Cat Talk
  3. Cat Music
  4. Real Cool Cat
  5. Cat Just Got into Town
  6. Granpaw's a Cat
  7. Cat Daddy
  8. Country Cattin'
  9. Tom Catin' Around
  10. Go Cat Go
  11. Catty Town
  12. Tom Cat Boogie
  13. Ducktail
  14. Peg Pants
  15. Blue Suede Shoes
  16. What'cha Say Honey?
  17. One Eyed Sam
  18. Pink and Black
  19. Pink Cadillac
  20. My Pink Cadillac
  21. Bring My Cadillac Back
  22. 55 Chevy
  23. Sixteen Chicks
  24. Hang Loose
  25. Wild Wild Women
  26. Crazy Chicken
  27. Cool Down Mame
  28. My Gal Dottie
  29. Tongue Tied Jill
  30. Teenage Queen

Disc 3

  1. Be-Bop-a-Lua
  2. Bop Man Bop
  3. Bop-a-Dee, Bop-a-Doo
  4. Be-Bop Baby
  5. Bop Crazy Baby
  6. Boppin' the Blues
  7. Onie's Bop
  8. Boppin' Bonnie
  9. Bop Baby Bop
  10. Rock-A-Bop
  11. Be-Boppin' Dady
  12. Bop Bop Ba Doo Bop
  13. Fiddle Bop
  14. Beetle-Bug-Bop
  15. Chicken Bop
  16. Bop Cat Bop
  17. Be Bop Blues
  18. Bop
  19. Swing Bop Boogie
  20. Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight
  21. Whop-T-Bop
  22. Blue Jean Bop
  23. Tear It Up
  24. Dig Boy Dig
  25. Jitterbug Drag
  26. We Wanna Boogie
  27. Teenage Boogie
  28. Romp Stompin Boogie
  29. Swinging Boogie
  30. Koolit

Disc 4

  1. How About Me Pretty Baby
  2. Rockin' with My Baby
  3. Oh Baby Babe
  4. Shadow My Baby
  5. Let's Elope Baby
  6. Don't Cry Baby
  7. My Baby Left Me
  8. You're My Big Baby Now
  9. USTA Be My Baby
  10. You're My Baby
  11. Barefoot Baby
  12. Don't Go Baby (Don't Go)
  13. Ballroom Baby
  14. No No Baby
  15. Mama's Little Baby
  16. Baby Come Back
  17. Gone Baby Gone
  18. Lie to Me Baby
  19. Don't Shoot Me Baby
  20. Everybody's Lovin' My Baby
  21. I Gotta Go Get My Baby
  22. My Baby Is Gone
  23. My Baby Done Gone Away
  24. My Baby Done Left Me
  25. Bottle to the Baby
  26. Slep Rock-a-Roll Rock-a-Baby
  27. Moo Mama
  28. Come on Little Mama
  29. Hop Shakin' Mama
  30. Hot Hot Mama

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dick Lory   Vocals

Technical Credits

Roy Brown   Composer
Johnny Cash   Composer
George Jones   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Charlie Feathers   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Gene Vincent   Composer
Joe Turner   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Onie Wheeler   Composer
Johnny Carroll   Composer
Jackie Lee Cochran   Composer
Sonny Fisher   Composer
Lee Hazlewood   Composer
Janis Martin   Composer
Bill Woods   Composer
Sid King   Composer
Nick Boldi   Composer
Naomi Ford   Composer
Dick Glasser   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Webb Pierce   Composer
Ray Smith   Composer
Paul Burlison   Composer
Autry Inman   Composer
Adam Komorowski   Annotation,Photo Courtesy
Russell Sims   Composer
Sammy Masters   Composer
Tex Davis   Composer
Hal Levy   Composer
Jimmy Selph   Composer
Tommy Spurlin   Composer
Carl Stutz   Composer
Geraldine Coker   Composer
Cindy Davis   Composer
Ruckus Tyler   Composer
Barbara Morgan   Composer
Robert McGinnis   Composer
Adelman   Composer
Lester Bihari   Composer
Lew Williams   Composer
Jerry Williams   Composer
Jerry Huffman   Composer
Johnny Baggett   Composer
J. Thompson   Composer
James Gallagher   Composer
Denver Duke   Composer
Kaliff   Composer
Jimmy Skinner   Composer
Yelvington   Composer
C. Veale   Composer
Maphis   Composer
J. Burnette   Composer
J. Carroll   Composer
S. Masters   Composer
Carl Barefoot   Composer
H. Baker   Composer
Joe Montgomery   Composer
J. Murphy   Composer
T. Green   Composer
Ken Rogers   Composer
Joe Drew   Composer
H. Willis   Composer
J. Frost   Composer
M. Banks   Composer
Bill Beach   Composer
McGill   Composer
S. Burns   Composer
Garlow   Composer
W. Walker   Composer
F. Smith   Composer
D. Burnette   Composer
T. Scott   Composer
Bobbie Carroll   Composer
Jeffery Null   Composer
Hoyt Stevens   Composer
Billie Johnson   Composer
A.C. "Buck" Griffin   Composer
Joe Chastain   Composer
Hook Brown   Composer
Jimmie O'Neal   Composer
Glynn Hipp   Composer
Frank Gulledge   Composer
Ruth Thompson   Composer
Tony Wayne   Composer
J.G. Tiger   Composer
W.J. Bowen   Composer
W.D. Patty   Composer
Bill Hicks   Composer
Jimmy Johnson   Composer

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