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It's racket time again, kiddies. Here's the third volume of rare and classy (ahem) rock'n'roll... more

Various: Rockin' From Coast To Coast Vol.3 (CD)

It's racket time again, kiddies. Here's the third volume of rare and classy (ahem) rock'n'roll spanning a wide range of styles with the emphasis on WILD.

Of the 26 selections, more than half are new to CD including the recently discovered Texan rockabilly gem Too Much Loving Going On, Danny Dell's deranged Froggy Went A-Courting, Flash Terry's frantic Cool It, Bobby Verne's rare Red Hot Car (off tape for the first time), Elroy Dietzel's Rock-N-Bones (again, off tape for the first time), not to mention Mary Petti's quite uncanny Brenda Lee imitation, Hey, Lawdy Lawdy. Then there's Jamie Coe's Summertime Symphony, written and produced by Bobby Darin back in 1959. 

 That one came out in the UK on the old red Parlophone label and is presented here in super-fi sound. British fans of 50s rock have always held an affection for Big Bob's Your Line Was Busy, a New York recording which slipped out virtually unnoticed in Britain on the ill-fated Top Rank label in the late 50s. That's here too. But even that bows in deference to Kid Thomas' demented Rockin' This Joint To-Nite, a disc so wild that tone arms on record decks were known to perspire after each play. 

In 1958, the American R&B vocalist Bertice Reading came over to the UK and belted out the powerful Rock Baby, Rock It at Abbey Road, battering the tweedy British studio musicians into submission with the power of her voice. This rare example of an American artist showing the British how to rock on their own turf was released exclusively in the UK on Parlophone. It is the only non-US recording heard here. 

There's more: Shirley Cadell's The Big Bounce was a huge record on the rockabilly scene of the early 1980s and this is the first time it has appeared legitimately on CD. Wild Child Gipson's Uncle John and Strollie Bun by the Blonde Bomber owe more than a nod in Little Richard's direction. These are not the names their mothers knew them by. 

Of major interest is the original version of the Fendermen's Muleskinner Blues which came out on the tiny Cuca label of Wisconsin. The Fendermen had a major hit with this song in 1960 but not in this form - the hit version was a subsequent re-record for another label. Here's the original earlier cut which few outside rural Wisconsin ever got to hear. It has a fuller sound and a slightly rougher edge. 

In common with the previous editions, Volume 3 of "Rockin' From Coast To Coast" comes with a fully illustrated, action packed booklet with annotation by Rob Finnis. They're wild, they're woolly and they're willing - these 26 rockers will leave you breathless.

by LOGAN GOURLAY

Article properties: Various: Rockin' From Coast To Coast Vol.3 (CD)

  • Interpret: Various

  • Album titlle: Rockin' From Coast To Coast Vol.3 (CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 2004
  • Label Ace Records

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0029667198523

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Various - Rockin' From Coast To Coast Vol.3 (CD) CD 1
01 Froggy Went A Courting DELL, Danny & THE TRENDS
02 Strollie Bun BLONDE BOMBER
03 Cool It FLASH TERRY
04 Rock 'N' Bones DIETZEL, Elroy & RHYTHM BAND.
05 Summertime Symphony COE, Jamie
06 The Big Bounce CADELL, Shirley
07 No Good Lover MICKEY & SYLVIA
08 I'm Gonna Tell FLEMING, George
09 Sunglasses After Dark PULLEN, Dwight
10 Too Much Loving (Going On) (unknown rockabilly artist)
11 Hey Doll Baby KELLY, Pat & THE SHAMROCKS
12 Big Fat Sally RONNIE & ROY
13 Rock Baby, Rock READING, Bertice
14 Believe It Or Not COVAY, Don
15 Rockin' This Joint To-Nite THOMAS, Kid
16 Uncle John WILD CHILD GIPSON
17 Shake Baby Shake O'KEEFE, Johnny & THE DEEJAYS
18 Shook Shake (Like A Big Mix Cake) DAVIS, Ken
19 I'm Ready MIZELL, Hank
20 Your Line Was Busy BIG BOB
21 My Baby Loves To Rock REEVES, Del
22 Hey, Lawdy Lawdy PETTI, Mary
23 Every I Go TAYLOR, Ted
24 Rockin' Blues DEL-TONES
25 Red Hot Car VERNE, Bobby
26 Muleskinner Blues FENDERMEN
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