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