Press Archive - That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 33 - Vive Le Rock

VARIOUS ARTISTS THAT'LL FLAT GET IT VOL 33 (Bear Family) From the vaults of Renown Records. 8/10

It's astonishing that over 60 years after they were recorded and the fact the rockabilly and rock n roll from the 1950's has been voraciously collected in Europe pretty much since then that so much quality music is still being discovered and recovered for release on compilations like this. This time it's the Renown label of Durham North Carolina that gets the spotlight.

Almost a third of these tracks are previously unreleased the rest lifted from super-rare singles spanning 1957 to 1969 though it's often hard to spot the join. The youngest track, Harold Pope's `Stop Walking All Over Me' would have been a real throwback even then with ringing steel guitar, but it's a proper earwig, another standout is The Hi-Lit-ers raucous piano battering 'Dance Me To Death'.

There are 35 tracks in this collection, no filler, complete with rare photos, interviews and information packed into the booklet.
Simon Nott


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