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Bob Luman & Others: Carnival Rock - Original 1957 Soundtrack (CD)

(And More Bears) 10 tracks (22:21) The original master recordings plus special bonus track from 'Teenage Thunder'. Real nice 28 page color booklet.!*****

The cult Rock 'n' Roll movie 'Carnival Rock' went out with 'Teen Age Thunder.'
Both were low-budget teen flicks for the drive-in crowd, but while the plot was skimpy, the music was top class. It’s a rare opportunity to savor Bob Luman, The Shadows (James Burton and James Kirkland) , The Platters, David Houston, The Blockbusters, and Susan Cabot.

As a bonus we’ve added David Houston's Teen Age Kisses from 'Teen Age Thunder.'

The 28-page booklet contains many rare pictures.

Christy's Place, a rundown nightclub operated in conjunction with a carnival, is located on an ocean pier. Christy Christtakos, a middle aged carney and former burlesque comedian, is having a hard time breaking even. He decides to put a couple of good rock 'n' roll bands in the club to bolster business. He runs across Natalie Cooke, a young and beautiful waitress, who has a terrific singing voice and engages her to sing and dance with the rock 'n' roll bands.

After a few months, Christy falls hopelessly in love with Natalie despite the difference in their ages. Natalie realizes that Christy has taken her out of a cheap restaurant and developed her into a first rate rock 'n' roll singer. She plays along with him so as not to hurt his feelings, although she is not in love with him.

Meanwhile, she meets Stanley, a handsome young guy whose only means of support seems to be gambling. Celia, a hardfaced bitter woman in her late thirties, resents the fact that Natalie has taken her job in the club and loses no time in telling Christy about Natalie and Stanley. Christy is furious and pleads with Natalie to no avail. Meanwhile, Christy's creditors are bearing down on him. Christy's loyal friend and assistant, Ben, tries to reason with him. He knows that Christy's only thoughts are towards winning Natalie and that his business is suffering. Natalie has her hands full with her work and the rock 'a' roll fans are flocking to the club.

Whenever she has a free moment she and Stanley are together which thoroughly frustrates Christy. One night, Stanley and Christy get into a discussion about Natalie, and Stanley suggests that they cut high cards, the stakes being Christy's club against getting rid of Stanley.

Natalie tries to stop them but with her intercession Christy has to show off in front of her and as a result loses the club. By this time, Natalie and Stanley have fallen in love and Natalie, who is now sorry for Christy, talks to Stanley into giving him a job as a burlesque tramp comedian in the rock 'n' roll show. Christy takes the job as it is the only way he can be near Natalie now that he has gambled away his ownership in the club. The two young people decide to elope. Christy learns of their plans and waits for Natalie late that night in the deserted club. She comes through on her way to meet Stanley in her wedding dress. Christy tells her that she will always belong to him and sets fire to the club.

Stanley rushes in and rescues Natalie and then, risking his own life, goes back for Christy. Ben ministers to Christy's burns as Natalie and Stanley go off to keep their date with the preacher...

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  • Album titlle: Carnival Rock - Original 1957 Soundtrack (CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Price code AF
  • Year of publication 2003
  • Label And More Bears

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  • weight in Kg 0.115
Luman, Bob - Carnival Rock - Original 1957 Soundtrack (CD) CD 1
01 The Creep Shadows
02 This Is The Night Luman, Bob
03 All Night Long Luman, Bob
04 One And Only Houston, David
05 Teen Age Frankie And Johnny Houston, David
06 O-Shoo-Bla-D (Teen Age Bop) Cabot, Susan & The Blockbusters
07 There's No Place To Go Cabot, Susan
08 Carnival Rock Blockbusters
09 Remember When Platters
10 Teen Age Kisses (from Teen Age Thunder) Houston, David
Bob Luman It's a classic American story. It almost sounds mythic, and it sure as hell would... more
"Bob Luman & Others"

Bob Luman

It's a classic American story. It almost sounds mythic, and it sure as hell would make a great movie. And nobody could have played the part better than Bob Luman.

Here's this dirt-poor kid from east Texas, born in 1937 and growing up in the boring, strait-laced days of the early 1950s. He's sleep-walking his way through high school, trying to decide between his two loves: baseball and music. He's too wired to do well in school. It's hard to sit still, and concentrating on American history and practical math is out of the question. Sometimes his thoughts take him to the baseball diamond. He's hitting for power or making the kind of catches you see on highlight reels, robbing someone else of a hit. Sometimes he thinks about performing on stage with his guitar, fronting his own band and sounding like Lefty Frizzell or Webb Pierce or whoever happens to be on the charts.

But somewhere deep down, at a level he can't even describe, the music isn't quite what he's looking for. Something is missing. The performing is OK; he loves to be up on stage working the audience. It's the music itself that isn't quite satisfying. But where else can he take it? What options are there for a teenage white boy in Texas around 1954? If not country music, then what? Surely not the horrible pop music that some adults listen to. That's not the kind of singer he is. And he's not black, which rules out the kind of music he sometimes hears late at night on stations like WLAC in Nashville. But, boy, there's something really appealing about those blues and R&B sounds he's been hearing more and more.

And then it happens like in some sort of Hollywood movie script. It's very sudden and almost from that moment there's no turning back. What Bob Luman doesn't know is that he's not the only one it's happening to. But none of that matters right at the moment. The point is that Luman is almost immediately a changed man. Suddenly he knows what he wants to do. Baseball will slip into the background and become something to do in his spare time. Music, this new kind of music, will define who he is and what he does.

His story will be told and embellished many times over the years, by press agents, music journalists, and by Bob, himself. The official version goes like this: Bobby Glynn Luman was born on April 15, 1937 in Blackjack, a small community near the east Texas town of Nacogdoches. He went to high school in Kilgore and learned to play guitar from his father, who was also proficient on fiddle and harmonica. J. C. 'Coot' Luman was, in the words of Bob's wife Barbara, "a real John Wayne type." A tough uncompromising guy who nevertheless had a real soft spot for his son.

Bob was fronting a fairly traditional country band. In August, 1955, all of that changed. Elvis Presley, flush with the success of a few Sun Records, came through Texas. One story has it that Luman's girl saw or heard about the show first, reporting the events to Bob the next day. He wasn't sure what to make of her story, but he sensed that something was happening and he had to check it out. That evening they both went to see the strange looking young man with sideburns and swivelling hips. That was, to borrow a cliché, the first day of the rest of Bob Luman's life.

 

from booklet BCD16985 -- Bob Luman Bob Luman - Bob Rocks
Read more at: https://www.bear-family.de/luman-bob-bob-luman-bob-rocks.html
Copyright © Bear Family Records 

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Tracklist
Luman, Bob - Carnival Rock - Original 1957 Soundtrack (CD) CD 1
01 The Creep
02 This Is The Night
03 All Night Long
04 One And Only
05 Teen Age Frankie And Johnny
06 O-Shoo-Bla-D (Teen Age Bop)
07 There's No Place To Go
08 Carnival Rock
09 Remember When
10 Teen Age Kisses (from Teen Age Thunder)