From Boppin Hillbilly to Red Hot Rockabilly

From Boppin Hillbilly to Red Hot Rockabilly


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From Boppin Hillbilly to Red Hot Rockabilly

This delightful and valuable set collects 120 tracks of vintage amped-up honky tonk and country boogie, beginning with releases from 1951 and stretching through to Elvis Presley's Sun years and the rockabilly explosion of 1955, effectively sketching out how what Carl Perkins called "country music with a beat" evolved and shifted into the monster known as rock & roll. Most of these sides are quite rare and many have never been anthologized before, so this box is sure to delight collectors, but the four discs also have a natural flow to them that keeps things from being too academic and makes this release a natural for a long road trip. What's apparent after only a few tracks is how much the blues was a part of hillbilly country, as was jazz via western swing, and the melting pot formation of popular American musical styles is demonstrated clearly here, even though few of these records were hits. Highlights include Forest Rye's "Wild Cat Boogie," Chuck Murphy's barrel house piano romp "They Raided the Joint," Charlie Adams' loose and fun "Cattin' Around," Rudy Gaddis' truly odd "Uranium Fever," as well as more familiar sides like Elvis Presley's "Mystery Train" and Johnny Cash's "Hey Porter." A wonderful collection that shows once again that no new musical style comes out of nowhere.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/21/2006
Label: Proper Box Uk
UPC: 0805520021036
catalogNumber: 103


Disc 1

  1. Kiss Me Like Crazy
  2. Whoa Boy
  3. The Hot Guitar
  4. Wild Cat Boogie
  5. Strut My Stuff
  6. Run 'Em Off
  7. Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor
  8. Hound Dog
  9. Hesitation Boogie
  10. Rock Me
  11. I'm a Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas)
  12. Beatin' out the Boogie on the Mississippi Mud
  13. Looking at the Moon Wishing on a Star
  14. Who Put the Turtle in Myrtle's Girdle
  15. Is Zat You Myrtle
  16. Rock Me
  17. Uh-Huh-Honey
  18. Dog-Gone It Baby I'm in Love
  19. I Heard About You
  20. Wild Man Boogie
  21. Bawlin' Baby
  22. Whoopie Baby
  23. Pull Down the Blinds
  24. You're Not the First Girl
  25. Music Makin' Mama from Memphis
  26. Get Your Kicks (From the Country Hicks)
  27. Cat Music
  28. You All Come
  29. I Want Some Lovin' Baby
  30. Hepcat Baby

Disc 2

  1. I'm Building a ?? (On the Moon)
  2. Busy Body Boogie
  3. Hey Where Ya Goin'
  4. Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So)
  5. I'm Playin' It Cool
  6. Watch That Girl
  7. When Hillbilly Willie Met Kitty from the City
  8. They Raided the Joint
  9. Ding Dong Mama from Tennessee
  10. Hillbilly Fever
  11. Hillbilly Jive with a Boogie Beat
  12. Movie Magg
  13. Rockin' and Rollin'
  14. Long Gone Daddy
  15. Sag Drag & Fall
  16. Pretty Mama
  17. Mean Mama Blues
  18. There's No Right Way to Do Me Wrong
  19. Here Kitty Kitty
  20. Sweet Singing Daddy
  21. Please Big Mama
  22. Diggin' and Datin'
  23. My Kind of Carryin' On
  24. Gone Gone Gone
  25. Rockin' Baby
  26. Hey Porter
  27. Mean Mean Mama
  28. Rock-A-Bye Baby
  29. Flip Flop and Fly
  30. Hold Me Baby

Disc 3

  1. Cattin' Around
  2. It Ain't My Baby (And I Ain't Gonna Rock It)
  3. Play My Boogie
  4. Meadowlark Boogie
  5. Seein' Double Feelin' Single
  6. Rockin' and a Knockin'
  7. Rhythm Hall
  8. I Gotta Go Get My Baby
  9. Drinkin' Wine Spo Dee O Dee
  10. Just Rollin' Along
  11. That's All Right
  12. Milkcow Blues Boogie
  13. You're a Heartbreaker
  14. Go Boy Go
  15. Whoa Boy
  16. Sure Fire Kisses
  17. Have You Heard the Gossip
  18. I'm Left You're Right She's Gone
  19. Baby Let's Play House
  20. Baby He's a Wolf
  21. Good Deal Lucille
  22. I Like It
  23. Drinkin' Wine Spoli Oli
  24. Don't Fix Up the Doghouse
  25. One Day After Pay Day
  26. Put Something in the Pot Boy
  27. Now Is the Time for Love
  28. If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')
  29. Let the Jukebox Keep on Playin'

Disc 4

  1. Much Too Young for Love
  2. Double Duty Lovin'
  3. That's What I Like
  4. You're a Humdinger
  5. Rocking Daddy
  6. Mystery Train
  7. All Messed Up
  8. Sleep Time Blues
  9. I Forgot to Remember to Forget
  10. Love Me
  11. Can't Steal My Way Around
  12. Maybelline
  13. I'm Gonna Roll & Rock
  14. Purr Kitty Purr
  15. Yakety Yak
  16. A Gal Named Joe
  17. I Gotta Go Get My Baby
  18. Hey Mama
  19. Uranium Fever
  20. Ice Water
  21. Ocean Paradise
  22. I Guess I'm Crazy (For Loving You)
  23. It Pays to Advertise
  24. Rockin' and a Rollin'
  25. Them Squeaky Shoes
  26. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
  27. Hearts Made of Stone
  28. I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine
  29. We're Gonna Bop

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddy Arnold   Guitar,Vocals
Chet Atkins   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Johnny Cash   Guitar,Vocals
Roy Clark   Bass
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Little Jimmy Dickens   Guitar,Vocals
Hank Garland   Guitar
Hawkshaw Hawkins   Vocals
Johnny Horton   Vocals
Sonny James   Fiddle,Guitar
Maddox Brothers & Rose   Choir, Chorus
Marty Robbins   Guitar,Vocals
Faron Young   Vocals
Duane Eddy   Vocals
Bill Haley   Rhythm Guitar
Frankie Miller   Guitar,Vocals
Elvis Presley   Guitar,Vocals
Onie Wheeler   Harmonica,Vocals
Bill Black   Bass
Eddie Bond   Vocals
Tommy Bruce   Guitar
Thumbs Carllile   Piano,Steel Guitar
Sonny Fisher   Guitar,Vocals
Hardrock Gunter   Guitar,Vocals
Roy Hall   Piano,Vocals
Scotty Moore   Guitar
Eddie Noack   Vocals
Justin Tubb   Vocals
Bill Carlisle   Guitar,Vocals
Jimmy Day   Steel Guitar
Don Helms   Steel Guitar
Goldie Hill   Vocals
Grady Martin   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Lattie Moore   Guitar,Vocals
Marvin Rainwater   Guitar,Vocals
Cliffie Stone   Bass
Speedy West   Steel Guitar
Rudy Grayzell   Guitar,Vocals
Charline Arthur   Vocals
Jimmy Murphy   Guitar
Red Smith   Vocals
Bill Woods   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Sid King   Fiddle
Glenn Barber   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Ray Batts   Vocals
Johnny Bernero   Drums
Bobby Black   Steel Guitar
Harold Bradley   Rhythm Guitar
Owen Bradley   Piano
Paul Buskirk   Fiddle,Mandolin
Hillous Butrum   Bass
Bill Cantrell   Fiddle
Harold Cavallero   Steel Guitar
Floyd Chance   Bass
Johnny Cuviello   Drums
William Diehl   Bass
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Jimmy Lee Fautheree   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Terry Fell   Vocals
Lavern Fleming   Piano
Bob Foster   Steel Guitar
Marshall Grant   Bass
Charles Randolph Grean   Bass
Buddy Harman   Drums
Charlie Harris   Guitar
Eddie Hill   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Tommy Jackson   Fiddle
Stan Kesler   Steel Guitar
Douglas Kirkham   Drums
Bill Mack   Vocals
Cal Maddox   Rhythm Guitar
Don Maddox   Fiddle
Fred Maddox   Bass
Henry Maddox   Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Rose Maddox   Guitar,Vocals
Bob McNett   Guitar
Woody Murray   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Ernie Newton   Bass
Roy Nichols   Electric Guitar
Johnny Pace   Piano
Jay B. Perkins   Rhythm Guitar
Clayton Perkins   Bass
Luther Perkins   Guitar
Cedric Rainwater   Bass
Leon Rhodes   Electric Guitar
Jerry Rivers   Bass,Fiddle
Jack Ryles   Bass,Vocals
Gordon Stoker   Piano
Lewis Talley   Rhythm Guitar
Tommy Vaden   Fiddle
Billy Joe Walker   Guitar
Wayne Walker   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Miles Bubba Winn   Steel Guitar
Malcolm Yelvington   Guitar,Vocals
Reggie Young   Guitar
Cecil Brower   Fiddle
James Farmer   Steel Guitar
W.S. Holland   Drums
Bill Massey   Fiddle
Tommy Seals   Fiddle
Muddy Berry   Drums
Jerry Byrd   Steel Guitar
Fred Cantu   Drums
Harold Carmack   Piano
Terry Carraway   Piano
Farris Coursey   Drums
Bill Erwin   Guitar
Johnny Grande   Piano
Marvin Hughes   Piano
Keith Kolby   Bass
Buddy Long & The Western Melody Boys   Rhythm Guitar,Track Performer
Marshall Lytle   Bass
Elsie Joe Miller   Vocals
Roy Miller   Guitar
Doug Poindexter   Guitar,Vocals
Dale Potter   Fiddle
Jimmy Rollins   Guitar
Clyde Rush   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Jake Ryles   Bass
Jimmy Stockman   Guitar
Mildred Wages   Vocals
Larry Walmer   Drums
Billy Williamson   Steel Guitar
Bobby Williamson   Guitar
Millard Yeow   Steel Guitar
Earnest Thompson   Drums
Jimmy Dell   Vocals
Joel Price   Bass
Sam Pruett   Guitar
Jack Shook   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Buddy Brady   Fiddle
Blackie Crawford   Guitar
Slim Harbert   Bass
Harold Hensley   Fiddle
Autry Inman   Guitar,Vocals
Jimmy Kelly   Steel Guitar
Eddie Kirk   Guitar
George McCoy   Steel Guitar
Jelly Sanders   Fiddle
Bill Simmons   Piano
Vic Davis   Piano
Arlie Duff   Vocals
Tillman Franks   Bass
Merle Kilgore   Guitar,Vocals
Jimmy Lott   Drums
Luther Nallie   Rhythm Guitar
Floyd Robinson   Rhythm Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Franky Tolle   Piano
Zeke Turner   Rhythm Guitar
Bob Moore & His Orchestra   Bass
Roy Wiggins   Guitar
Werly Fairburn   Guitar,Vocals
Buck Griffin   Guitar,Vocals
Joey Long   Guitar
Jimmy Self   Rhythm Guitar
Sidney Erwin   Guitar,Vocals
Lynn Fautheree   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Bob Kornegay   Trumpet
Ralph "Lefty" Nason   Steel Guitar
William F. Pecchi   Drums
Tom Pritchard   Bass
Johnny Sibert   Steel Guitar
Donald Slayman   Fiddle
Bobby Adamson   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
"Papa" John Gordy   Piano
Weldon Rogers   Guitar,Vocals
Doug Cox   Guitar
Jabbo Arrington   Electric Guitar
James "Jimmy" Atkins   Vocals
George W. McCormick   Guitar,Vocals
Bonnie McCullough   Guitar
Luke McDaniel   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Red Taylor   Fiddle
Horace Rollins   Bass
Betty Amos   Vocals
Donnie Bowshier   Vocals
Tibby Edwards   Vocals
Robert Foster   Steel Guitar
Walter Wilson   Steel Guitar
Eddie Zack   Vocals
Sonny Burnette   Steel Guitar
Alden J. Nelson   Guitar
Johnny Lee Johnson   Rhythm Guitar
Leonard Curry   Bass
Darrell Newsome   Drums
Lou Graham   Vocals
Charlie Adams   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Martin   Bass
Frank C. Starr   Guitar,Vocals
Douglas Johnson   Fiddle
Charlie Brown Jr.   Vocals
Jessie Hooper   Vocals
Kenneth Herman   Steel Guitar
Paul Hopkins   Guitar
Mickey Woodward   Steel Guitar
Cowboy Bill Martin   Steel Guitar
Bernie Harkness   Piano
Eddie Hall   Rhythm Guitar
Skeeter Bonn   Guitar,Vocals
Barney Burcham   Vocals
Dood Deckelman   Rhythm Guitar
Charlie Linville   Fiddle
Robert Allen Parker   Drums
Marvin Monoban   Fiddle
Kermit Baca   Drums
Chuck Carrell   Drums
Dana Chambers   Bass
Price Self   Piano
Billy Mayo   Clarinet
Cindy Parks   Vocals
Marvin Pace   Bass
Junior Huskey   Bass
Rob Baker   Bass
David Dean White   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Billy "Hillbilly" Barton   Vocals
Carl "The Truth" Smith   Guitar,Vocals
Coy Crank   Steel Guitar
Alfie Joe "Jody" McCauley   Steel Guitar
Aubrey Leon Richardson   Electric Guitar
Betty Lorene Riley   Piano
Kenneth David Massey   Bass
Tani Allen   Steel Guitar
Jimmy Smith   Guitar
Gene Henslee   Vocals
Reece Shipley   Guitar,Vocals
Rudy Gaddis   Vocals
Lucky Joe Almond   Guitar,Vocals
Rudy Gray   Guitar,Vocals
Johnny Barrentine   Drums
Chuck Murphy   Piano,Vocals
Roger Bowshier   Bass
Burleson Sisters   Choir, Chorus
Tommy Chance   Fiddle
Homer Zeke Clemons   Bass
Cokers   Choir, Chorus
Gayle Griffith   Vocals
Albert Giddings   Guitar
Hilton Giger   Bass
Chester Goode   Bass
Larry Helm   Steel Guitar
Bob Heppler   Fiddle
Kenny Hill   Bass,Vocals
Neal Jones   Vocals
Frank Kilgo   Kettle Drums
Louisiana Hayride Band   Musician
George Mashburn   Guitar
Gilbert Mickle   Fiddle
Doyal Nelson   Rhythm Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Elaine Nix   Piano

Technical Credits

Hoyt Axton   Composer
Mac Davis   Composer
Johnny Horton   Composer
Marty Robbins   Composer
Hank Snow   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Louis Jordan   Composer
Onie Wheeler   Composer
Hardrock Gunter   Composer
Tommy Collins   Composer
Marvin Rainwater   Composer
Rudy Grayzell   Composer
Dan Burley   Composer
Glenn Barber   Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Stan Kesler   Composer
Stan Lewis   Composer
Bill Mack   Composer
Junior Parker   Composer
Lewis Talley   Composer
Wayne Walker   Composer
Fuzzy Owen   Composer
Sam Phillips   Composer
Blackie Crawford   Composer
Merle Kilgore   Composer
Werly Fairburn   Composer
M. Robinson   Composer
Adam Komorowski   Annotation,Photo Courtesy
Weldon Rogers   Composer
Kay Adelman   Composer
Jack Amway   Composer
Ted Brooks   Composer
Cy Coben   Composer
Geraldine Coker   Composer
George Vaughn   Composer
Bob Baker   Composer
A.C."Eddie" Griffin   Composer
Skeeter Bonn   Composer
Bob Gazzaway   Composer
T. Lee   Composer
Jim Murphy   Composer
Gene Henslee   Composer
Lonnie Barron   Composer

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