(2015/Fairlane) 12 tracks - The vinyl edition of this fantastic swingin' Country & Hillbilly Bop album by Charlie Thompson, recorded in Pasadena, CA! Thompson is backed up by Carl Sonny Leyland, Bobby Furgo, TK Smith, Jeremy Wakefield, Wally hersom and Dave Stuckey! Highly recommended! nf-Bear Family Records
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Call it honky-tonk, call it Ameripolitan, call it rockabilly or hillbilly… whatever it is that the UK's Charlie Thompson sings, he does it it with a true country soul.
Here is what others have said about the UK’s Charlie Thompson:
“Charlie Thompson is the real deal - true vintage Hillbilly Music - you'll find yourself in disbelief that the voice you're listening to is a young vocal maestro from England recording in this style 50 years later! He perfectly recreates the great songs of hillbilly and country from the 40s and 50s.” Rockabilly Roots Roundup
“Charlie Thompson, a young country cat, is the true musical son of Webb Pierce, George Jones, Faron Young, Dave Rich or Jimmy and Johnny. His recording of "Got The World by The Tail" is even more Hillbilly than Claude's new one. Don't miss him if he ever plays a gig in your area.” Rockabilly Hall of Fame
"...The Hillbilly and Honky Tonk side of Charlie Thompson is a fine recording! He not only sings great Rockabilly, but he's a great Country singer as well. I know you'll love it!..." Glen Glenn
"This English fellow makes some of the finest, most authentic-sounding hillbilly and hillbilly bop records around. Here he lets loose and it’s PERFECT. Here is a man who understands the subtleties of sound and rhythm and has applied those concepts to achieve his vision. His records fool me every time. I think they’re some weird, original, regional ’50s records I’ve never heard." JD McPherson via CMJ.com