Article successfully added.

Roland Janes Guitarville (Vinyl)

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!
Please inform me as soon as the product is available again.

  • BFX15340
  • 0.21
(Bear Family Records) 15 tracks - very rare LP Roland Janes has been a shadowy figure, not... more

Roland Janes: Guitarville (Vinyl)

(Bear Family Records) 15 tracks - very rare LP

Roland Janes has been a shadowy figure, not least because his gifts as a producer, engineer and supremely adaptable studio musician outrank his gift for self promotion. Virtually anyone who knows anything about '50s rock music knows the solo that Roland con-ceived, executed and forgot in less than a minute on Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On. Almost as many know the delightful little solo he took in the middle of Raunchy and the interplay with Jerry Lee Lewis on High School Confidential. And then there was his pre-psychedelic intro to Billy Riley's Flying Saucer Rock & Roll which a multitude of garage bands have sought to emulate. Roland also played on Harold Dorman's 1960 smash MountainOf Lave, recorded for a label that he co-owned. As a producer, Roland was responsible for Travis Wammack's Scratchy, Matt Lucas's I'm Moving On and Jerry Jaye's Hello Josephine, which were among the best records to emerge from Memphis in the transitional period of the early '60s. Roland was born on August 20, 1933, the second youngest in a family of seven. His family lived in north east Arkansas where his father was a lumberman whose work kept the family on the move during the Depression. When Roland was ten, his parents divorced and his mother moved to St. Louis, eventually bringing her children with her. Roland's father was an amateur picker and his cousins, Lloyd and Lonnie Snider, worked in a semi pro band in Corning, Arkansas. Roland's rust instrument was the mandolin al-though he had taken up the guitar by the time he enlisted in the Marines in 1953. He had also moved to Memphis shortly before he entered the service and he returned there after his discharge in 1956. He went to school under the GI Bill and worked briefly as a laundryman and even more briefly in a paint factory before finding his niche in music. Shortly after returning to Memphis, Roland saw a want ad placed in the local paper by Doc McQueen, a pianist who ran a small demo studio from his home. He was looking for a picker.

Through Mc-Queen, Roland met steel guitarist Kenneth Herman who in turn in-troduced him to Jack Clement. At that time, Clement and a local truckdriver, Slim Wallace, were on the point of launching the Femwood studio and label from Wallace's garage. Their first artist was to be Billy Riley, also from north east Arkansas, who was working up Trouble Bound and Think Before You Go for the debut Femwood single. Clement took the two cuts to Sam Phillips at Sun for mastering. Phillips liked what he heard and Riley's first efforts were parlayed into an engineering job at Sun for Clement, a con-tract for Riley and steady work for his backing group as session-men.

Riley's group soon became one of the hottest working bands in the Mid South. In late 1956 they were looking for material for their second Sun single and Roland remembered some demos he had heard by a local musician, Ray Scott. One of them was a novelty i number called Flying Saucer Rock & Roll. Phillips thought it might click and the group worked up an arrangement featuring Roland's piercing intro, Riley's rasping vocal and a thunderous rhythm track led by Jerry Lee Lewis. It stands as a working defini-tion of rockabilly music; much emulated - rarely bettered. The song also gave Phillips the impetus to name Riley's group the Lit-tle Green Men. IRoland and the Green Men's underage drummer, J.M. Van Eaton, played on Jerry Lee Lewis's first sessions. In 1957 Roland quit Riley to work on the road with Lewis. A subsequent dispute with Lewis led to a short spell with Bill Justis, riding the crest of the wave that began and ended with Raunchy. Roland then returned to work with Lewis shortly before the singer embarked on his ill-fated tour of England in May 1958.

They continued to work together until 1959 when Roland returned to Riley's group. By that point he had begun to question whether he wanted to spend thereat of his days playing on the road and in the studio. He and Riley came up with an idea that would enable them to move into produc-tion. "When Sam (Phillips) put in the new studio on Madison Avenue," recalled Roland, "Bill and I went to Sam and asked him to let us retain the old studio and record there with the product going to Sun. However, we never actually resolved the question and just drifted into doing our own thing." By that point Roland and Riley had already made one or two ges-tures in that direction. They leased an instrumental version of Fireball Mail to Jarofrop Rank via Bill Justis. it had been recorded under the pseudonym of the Spitfires to sidestep Riley's contrac-tual obligation to Sun. Before that, Roland had cut an instrumental single that coupled Patriotic Guitar with the menacing Guitarville.

 The single was originally conceived at Sun during the time that Roland was working for Jerry Lee Lewis. By this point, Jud Phil-lips had resurfaced to take over Lewis's management after the fias-co in England and he went on to form his own Judd label after a falling-out with Sam. There was some ill feeling between Sam and Roland over the single because it had originally been cut at Sun and Sam had refused to free up the tape. However, the record was...

Article properties: Roland Janes: Guitarville (Vinyl)

  • Interpret: Roland Janes

  • Album titlle: Guitarville (Vinyl)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Year of publication 1988
  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl record size LP (12 Inch)
  • Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 4000127153401

  • weight in Kg 0.21
Janes, Roland - Guitarville (Vinyl) LP 1
01 Guitarville Roland Janes
02 Patriotic Guitar Roland Janes
03 Rolando (take 2) Roland Janes
04 Roland's Groove/Guitarville (2) Roland Janes
05 Patriotic Guitar (2) Roland Janes
06 Rolando (take 1) Roland Janes
07 Red Sails In The Sunset Roland Janes
08 Impact Roland Janes
09 Sincerely Yours Roland Janes
10 Roland Slidin' Home Roland Janes
11 My Kind Of People Roland Janes
12 The Story Of My Downfall Roland Janes
13 Don't Push Me Around Roland Janes
14 It's No Sin Roland Janes
Review 0
Read, write and discuss reviews... more
Customer evaluation for "Guitarville (Vinyl)"
Write an evaluation
Evaluations will be activated after verification.
Please enter the digits and letters in the following text field.

The fields marked with * are required.

A Celebration - The Official Story Of 40 Years In Show Business (HB)
Cliff Riochard: A Celebration - The Official Story Of 40 Years... Art-Nr.: 0018027

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$35.56 $47.44
Hit Parade Heroes - Hit Parade Heroes - British Beat Before The Beatles (Dave McAleer)
Hit Parade Heroes: Hit Parade Heroes - Hit Parade Heroes - British... Art-Nr.: 0041216

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$35.56 $59.31
Nr.19 - Magazin & limited Single
Dynamite - Magazin: Nr.19 - Magazin & limited Single Art-Nr.: 0041319

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$7.72
Nr.24 - Magazin & limited Single
Dynamite - Magazin: Nr.24 - Magazin & limited Single Art-Nr.: 0041324

the very last 2 available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$7.72
Nr.27 - Magazin & limited Single
Dynamite - Magazin: Nr.27 - Magazin & limited Single Art-Nr.: 0041327

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$7.72
My Dancing Shoes (Vinyl)
Arnie Derksen: My Dancing Shoes (Vinyl) Art-Nr.: BF15362WP

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$35.56
Hillbilly Ramblers And Sugar Bees (2-CD)
Cleveland Crochet: Hillbilly Ramblers And Sugar Bees (2-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17598

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$20.13
NEW
Vol.38 - Rockabilly & Rock 'n' Roll From The Vaults Of Liberty and Freedom Records (CD)
Various - That'll Flat Git It: Vol.38 - Rockabilly & Rock 'n' Roll From The... Art-Nr.: BCD17613

This product will be released at 8 October 2021

$20.13
NEW
The Drugstore's Rockin' - I'm A Man (CD)
Fabian: The Drugstore's Rockin' - I'm A Man (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17637

This product will be released at 8 October 2021

$18.94
Hint!
NEW
Latest Shade Of Blue - Columbia Recording 1973 - 1976 (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Connie Smith: Latest Shade Of Blue - Columbia Recording 1973... Art-Nr.: BCD17609

This product will be released at 6 November 2021

$94.93 $112.74
NEW
Laissez Les Bon-Ta-Ru-La (Let The Good Times Roll) (LP & CD, 10inch, 45rpm)
Link Davis: Laissez Les Bon-Ta-Ru-La (Let The Good Times... Art-Nr.: BAF14020

This product will be released at 8 October 2021

$29.63
We Sure Miss You - Commemorative Album (LP, 10inch & CD, Ltd.)
Gene Vincent: We Sure Miss You - Commemorative Album (LP,... Art-Nr.: BAF14019

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$29.63