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

Frank Virtue And The Virtues - Rock (CD)
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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
01 Guitar Boogie Shuffle Frank Virtue And The Virtues
02 Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie Frank Virtue And The Virtues
03 Rollin' And A-Rockin' Frank Virtue And The Virtues
04 Toodle-Oo Kangaroo Frank Virtue And The Virtues
05 Good Bye Mambo Frank Virtue And The Virtues
06 Stranded In The Jungle Frank Virtue And The Virtues
07 Hallelujah, I Love Her So Frank Virtue And The Virtues
08 Corinne, Corinna Frank Virtue And The Virtues
09 Fever Frank Virtue And The Virtues
10 Roll Over Beethoven Frank Virtue And The Virtues
11 Rattle My Bones Frank Virtue And The Virtues
12 Boppin' The Blues Frank Virtue And The Virtues
13 Mambo Rock Frank Virtue And The Virtues
14 Rip It Up Frank Virtue And The Virtues
15 Go Joe Go Frank Virtue And The Virtues
16 Hop, Skip, Jump And Mambo Frank Virtue And The Virtues
17 Straighten Up And Gly Right Frank Virtue And The Virtues
18 Let's Have A Party Frank Virtue And The Virtues
19 My Constant Love Frank Virtue And The Virtues
20 I'm Going Home Frank Virtue And The Virtues
21 Guitar In Orbit Frank Virtue And The Virtues
22 Guitar Boogie Shuffle Frank Virtue And The Virtues
23 Flippin' In Frank Virtue And The Virtues
24 Shufflin' Along Frank Virtue And The Virtues
25 Virtue's Boogie Woogie Frank Virtue And The Virtues
26 Pickin' The Stroll Frank Virtue And The Virtues
27 Highland Guitar Frank Virtue And The Virtues
28 Marching Guitars Frank Virtue And The Virtues
29 Guitar Boogie Twist Frank Virtue And The Virtues
30 Guitar Shimmy Frank Virtue And The Virtues
31 Guitars In-The-Round Frank Virtue And The Virtues
32 Manhunt Frank Virtue And The Virtues
33 Rebel Rouser '65' Frank Virtue And The Virtues
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