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Rock On [Ace]
     

Rock On [Ace]

 
Not many record shops get their own widely available compilation CD, but not many record shops meant as much to as many people as London's Rock On. (The fact that its owners also founded Ace Records obviously helped the disc find a good home and caring representatives.) Rock On originated as a market stall in Portobello Road and later Soho, then gained its first real

Overview

Not many record shops get their own widely available compilation CD, but not many record shops meant as much to as many people as London's Rock On. (The fact that its owners also founded Ace Records obviously helped the disc find a good home and caring representatives.) Rock On originated as a market stall in Portobello Road and later Soho, then gained its first real storefront in Camden Town; any other contenders for the crown of the first collectors' record shop devoted to rock & roll are very difficult to find. It developed a steady clientele throughout the '70s, and became the store of choice for rock & roll inheritors to find some original sources for the material they were about to cover or become influenced by. (Picturesque impressions conveyed in the liner notes include Elvis Costello with armfuls of soul 45s as he was recording Get Happy!!, and Bobby Gillespie scoring a rare Doug Sahm LP.) From the evidence of this store sampler, staff-members Ted Carroll and Roger Armstrong loved souped-up American rock and R&B, whether that included original sources or such '60s/'70s inheritors as Dr. Feelgood, the Flamin' Groovies, Roky Erickson, and Peter Holsapple (all of whom make appearances). Rarities abound, and the Ace compilers (pun intended) present a good balance between favorites that are always good to hear (Amos Milburn's "Chicken Shack Boogie," Huey "Piano" Smith's "Don't You Just Know It") and plenty of deeper rarities.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/2008
Label:
Ace Records Uk
UPC:
0029667030526
catalogNumber:
1172
Rank:
117927

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Willie Dixon   Composer
Amos Milburn   Composer
Waylon Jennings   Composer
Roky Erickson   Composer
Charlie Feathers   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Link Wray   Composer
Kim Fowley   Composer
Wilko Johnson   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Link Davis   Composer
Peter Holsapple   Composer
Ike Turner   Composer
Cyril Jordan   Composer
Roy Loney   Composer
James Moore   Composer
George "Shadow" Morton   Composer
Jim Scott   Composer
Billy Wright   Composer
Dr. John   Composer
Ray Sharpe   Composer
Arlester "Dyke" Christian   Composer
Ron Holden   Composer
Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns   Composer
Patrick McCauley   Composer
Billy "The Kid" Emerson   Composer
Kenny McCloud   Composer
Jody Chastain   Composer
Seth David   Composer
Erskin Watts   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Joe Weaver   Composer
Jerry Huffman   Composer
Anne Marie Cullum   Composer

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