Quite possibly the ugliest album/CD covers I've seen in a long long time,but the music inside it makes up for it. It's mostly made up of the mid to late 50's very early 60's rockabilly/ rock from Imperial Records, Capitol, and Liberty Records Stable-o-Stars. It's not a bad batch of stuff,either. Well, not as good as the out pouring of love for Wanda Jackson, you guys loved her in the last post, and I'm glad. I could not stop playing her music, and I think I actually forced at least 10 people to go out and find her music. I guess that was the point. This new set of rockabilly 3 volumes worth should also spin in your players just as much. There's a good bunch of tunes, that aren't the most obvious choices for compilations, and that's what I really like, these are a little more obscure songs, and I have to admit, I actually prefer hearing the artists more obscure works. I don't wanna hear Buddy Knox's "Party Doll", or the big hits of Ricky Nelson, or Eddie Cochran's massive hits, I think the lesser known tracks are never played on radio,and are always a sweet surprise. The idea is to dig for the other music, and not just get off on the radio played hit. These artists are not one trick ponies, and there's no such thing as over night success. So if your ears are open, to this, you're going to be a happy camper with this series of Red Hot Rockabilly 1,2,3. Enjoy 'em!
Happy Mother's Day Fujiyama Mama. This is the real shit! This release contains her strongest tracks, and all 18 of them will convert your miserable soul to rockabilly music, and those good girls gone bad. Never mind that sleepy old timey album cover, what's inside is where it's at mister. She's a real rockabilly/country shouter and make sure you listen to these tracks or else! Rock Your Baby, You're The One For Me, Cool Love, Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad, Mean Mean Man, Baby Loves Him, and of course, Dona 'a Wan 'a. Oh sorry I've been a bad blogger lately. I had a computer virus take out 2 terabytes of my life. I'm sure I'll be back soon with more Buffalo Bops(when I find them again) but surely more Rockabilly,Doo Wop and good Rock and Roll. I just wish them kids would get a real job instead of planting viruses making our lives difficult and costly. I know, I know it's time to get a Mac, don't tell me,I already know it. After listening to this wonderful release drop me a line, and tell me what you think. Link in the comments,hipsters.
18 tracks of Wanda's country-rock album from 1958,and has the making of things to come,when she delivers the real shouter "Rockin' With Wanda" less than a couple of years later, and makes cool rock and roll history by combing rockabilly and country, sung "by a girl". Boy it was time to put her into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame so people would appreciate her finally. At least her name's out there,and the regular folks who don't know her might just buy her records, and give it a chance. This is long overdue,so listen to the music that made her the coolest chick! There's nothing as cool as her voice, it's as unique as say, Howlin' Wolf's incredible untrained voice, and it's unmistakeably Wanda Jackson. It's highly addictive and there's no one really like her! And dig the 6 extra bonus tracks. Whoo hoo! Link in the usual places.