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1-CD (trifold Digipak) with 36-page booklet, 33 tracks. Total playing time approx. 76 min....more

Frank Virtue And The Virtues: Frank Virtue And The Virtues - Rock (CD)

1-CD (trifold Digipak) with 36-page booklet, 33 tracks. Total playing time approx. 76 min.

  • Famous as the 'Guitar Boogie Shuffle' man and reduced to this top 10 hit, Bear Family’s compilation shows how Frank Virtue and his Virtues could really rock and roll back then (1953 - 1965) !
  • This CD describes Frank's evolution from R&B and Northern band sound to an instrumental virtuoso.
  • Rare early recordings with the Esquire Boys and hits like 'Guitar Boogie Shuffle' or titles like 'Guitar In Orbit' and 'Flippin' In'.
  • Rarities like his cover versions recorded under pseudonyms for Waldorf Music Hall and other budget labels and recordings for small labels like his version of 'Rebel Rouser' on the General American Label!
  • The 36-page color booklet reveals details about Frank Virtue's career, written by the well-known Chicago music journalist Bill Dahl, as well as rare photos, illustrations and discographical information.                                   
Philadelphia Sound
Frank Virtue is a significant name when it comes to the history of the Philadelphia sound. The state of Pennsylvania with its metropolis Philadelphia, affectionately known as Philly by Americans, was a true melting pot of musical virtuosos during the rock 'n' roll era. Of course, one immediately thinks of Bill Haley, Charlie Gracie and Chubby Checker. The name Frank Virtue fits in seamlessly here. Not only did his studio work until the 1970s provide a solid foundation for Northern Soul, but years earlier he had already caused a stir with various rock 'n' roll formations. This is impressively demonstrated here on 33 tracks. Starting in the early 1950s, when Virtue was bassist with the Esquire Boys, up to instrumental recordings of the 1960s, this CD deals with the career of Frank Virtue in chronological order.  

Guitar Boogie Shuffle
Frank Virtue and The Virtues are still associated with their only top 10 hit, 'Guitar Boogie Shuffle' from 1959. In addition to this rock 'n' roll classic, we have included two more 'Guitar Boogie' recordings: an early version with the Esquire Boys (1953) and the 'Guitar Boogie Twist' (1960). 

Virtue, who sometimes called himself Frank Virtuoso, was indeed virtuosic. This is particularly evident in his arrangements of cover versions of famous classics such as Carl Perkins' 'Boppin' The Blues', Haley's 'Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie' or Chuck Berry's 'Roll Over Beethoven', all in the typical style of the Philadelphia Northern band sound, which, as a further development of Lindy Hop, is absolutely amazing. This also applies to numerous original compositions. The overall picture is rounded off by instrumental numbers and twist songs from the early sixties.  

Included is a 36-page booklet in color with the Frank Virtue biography, which contains many previously unknown details and was written by the well-known music journalist Bill Dahl from Chicago, as well as rare photos and illustrations, plus discographical information on his releases from 1953 to 1969! Frank Virtue rocks, and The Virtues, too!

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Virtue, Frank & The Virtues - Frank Virtue And The Virtues - Rock (CD) CD 1
01Guitar Boogie ShuffleThe Esquire Boys
02Rock-A-Beatin' BoogieThe Esquire Boys
03Rollin' And A Rockin'Frank Virtuoso & The Virtues
04Toodle-Oo KangarooFrank Virtuoso & The Virtues
05Good Bye MamboFrank Virtuoso & The Virtues
06Stranded In The JungleThe Rhythm Rockets
07Hallelujah, I Love Her SoTom Friday & The Rhythm Rockets
08Corinne, CorinnaFrank Virtuoso
09FeverFrank Virtuoso
10Roll Over BeethovenJoe Fortunato & The Rhythm Rockets
11Rattle My BonesFrank Virtuoso
12Boppin' The BluesThe Rhythm Rockets
13Mambo RockFrank Virtuoso
14Rip It UpThe Rhythm Rockets
15Go Joe GoFrank Virtuoso Quintet
16Hop, Skip, Jump And MamboFrank Virtuoso & The Virtues
17Straighten Up And Fly RightFrank Virtuoso
18Let's Have A PartyFrank Virtuoso
19My Constant LoveFrank Virtuoso & His Men Of Virtue
20I'm Going HomeFrank Virtuoso & His Men Of Virtue
21Guitar In OrbitThe Virtues
22Guitar Boogie ShuffleThe Virtues
23Flippin' InThe Virtues
24Shufflin' AlongThe Virtues
25Virtue's Boogie WoogieThe Virtues
26Pickin' The StrollThe Virtues
27Highland GuitarFrank Virtue & The Virtues
28Marching GuitarsFrank Virtue & The Virtues
29Guitar Boogie TwistThe Virtues
30Guitar ShimmyThe Virtues
31Guitars In-The-RoundFrank Virtue & The Virtues
32ManhuntThe Frank Virtue Combo
33Rebel RouserThe Twangy Rebels
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Tracklist
Virtue, Frank & The Virtues - Frank Virtue And The Virtues - Rock (CD) CD 1
01 Guitar Boogie Shuffle
02 Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie
03 Rollin' And A Rockin'
04 Toodle-Oo Kangaroo
05 Good Bye Mambo
06 Stranded In The Jungle
07 Hallelujah, I Love Her So
08 Corinne, Corinna
09 Fever
10 Roll Over Beethoven
11 Rattle My Bones
12 Boppin' The Blues
13 Mambo Rock
14 Rip It Up
15 Go Joe Go
16 Hop, Skip, Jump And Mambo
17 Straighten Up And Fly Right
18 Let's Have A Party
19 My Constant Love
20 I'm Going Home
21 Guitar In Orbit
22 Guitar Boogie Shuffle
23 Flippin' In
24 Shufflin' Along
25 Virtue's Boogie Woogie
26 Pickin' The Stroll
27 Highland Guitar
28 Marching Guitars
29 Guitar Boogie Twist
30 Guitar Shimmy
31 Guitars In-The-Round
32 Manhunt
33 Rebel Rouser