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All American Rock 'n' Roll from Fraternity Records Vol.1 CD

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  • Audio CD (29 July 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B0000009GB
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 373,617 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Rock-A-Bop - Sparkle Moore/Dan Belloc & His Orchestra
  2. Flower Of My Heart - Sparkle Moore/Dan Belloc & His Orchestra
  3. Killer - Sparkle Moore/Dan Belloc & His Orchestra
  4. She's Neat - Dale Wright And The Rock-It's
  5. Take Hold Of My Hand - Carl Dobkins Jr/Lew Douglas His Orchestra & Chorus
  6. Makin' Love With My Baby - Richard Turley/The All American Boys' Orchestra
  7. That's My Girl - Jesse Lee Turner/Luther Brandon & His All American Boys' Orchestra
  8. Absolutely Nothin' - Bill Parsons
  9. Try It No More - Gene Marcum
  10. That's Showbiz - Dale Wright And The Wright Guys
  11. That's Why I'm Asking - Carl Dobkins Jr/Lew Douglas His Orchestra & Chorus
  12. Dance Dance Dance - Bill Parsons
  13. You're The Answer - Dale Wright And The Wright Guys
  14. Dis A Itty Bit! - Robin Hood Brians/Lew Douglas His Orchestra & Chorus
  15. Buddies With The Blues - Bobby Bare/The All American Boys' Orchestra
  16. Hand Me Down My Rockin' Shoes - Bill Parsons
  17. Teardrops From My Eyes - Jimmy Jeffers & The Jokers
  18. Jungle Bandstand - Bill Parsons
  19. Rubber Dolly - Bobby Bare
  20. The All American Boy - Bobby Bare

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Fraternity was founded by one Harry Carlson who had come from the world of 40s dance bands but was shrewd enough to realise changes were in the air.
The early release reflected his background and local girl Cathy Carr-a stunning blonde who'd sung with territorial bands-recorded the label's first hit Ivory Tower which made No 2 having fought off the cover versions by Otis Williams and the Charms and Porter Wagoner.It was her only hit but Cathy survived to the mid 60s at least recording for other labels and mainly high school pop.She made Fraternity's first album which was mainly of standards and is now on CD with a singles collection which is most likely a CD ROM as its not on the catalog
Following her hit came the next one by the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra with So Rare and to make a hat trick of No 2s All American Boy as by Bill Parsons-who was a real person but the voice on this hit was by his friend Bobby Bare who would carve out his own hitmaking career on RCA.
Which is the same label another early signing Carl Dobkins Junior would end up after 2 flop singles.
Fraternity leased a track by one Jackie Shannon who would shortly become Jackie de Shannon and it was coupled with an instrumental by Rusty York who was on another Cincinatti label-King- and had recorded in the early 50s with Bonnie Lou also on the same label.She made a comeback single on Fraternity called Friction Heat.
Another hot boppin' girl was Sparkle Moore who cut 3 singles which have been anthologised many times on CDs of hot boppin' girls.
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HASH(0x8f94272c) out of 5 stars OK not too bad 12 May 2006
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I like getting CD's from indie labels who put their butts on the line for the new sound of the 50's Rockabilly and Rock n' Roll. Its hit and miss though, some of the labels have out right awful music and others have a golden roster of rebels and spontaneous individualism. Others may have artists both good and bad. This CD is one of them. You probably wonder why I give 3, 4 or 5 star reviews alot of the time its because I make sure to research and listen to what I want before purchasing the item unless somebody gives me a CD for a gift that is garbage. This CD is one that is a hit and a miss. Yes there is good tracks like Sparkle Moore a awesome female Rockabilly that is rare during those times. She does the awesome songs "Rock-A-Bop" and "Killer". The best of hers is "Flower of my Heart" a errie song with strange singing. "Making Love with my Baby" by Richard Turley is a great song about a guy getting what we'd call in our modern parlance a "booty call" to go and ease his girl's "pain". "Absolutely" by Bill Parsons is a great story telling song about a guys guitar that is going on the fritz. "That's Showbiz" is a cool song about a kid who is trying to break into the biz but the record company guys always tell him "sorry kid thats showbiz" in a menacing mobster movie type way the guitars are gnarly in this song. "Thats my girl" is a goofy song about annoying love noises couples make to shut out the rest of the world the song's comic effect is right on. The all time best song in lyrical content is "Rubber Dolly" in my research I've seen this song was traditonal but I wonder how much of the song's lyrics had been tweaked. The song is done by Bobby Bare future country artist doing a rock n'roll song about a guy who says if he his mom sees him with a chick she won't buy him a rubber dolly?! Maybe I have gutter mind but did they have rubber inflatable sex dolls in the 50's? Lord only knows. The song sounds nasty.

Then Bobby sings another song called All American boy about a guy who gets famous like Elvis and gets drafted like Elvis. The end of the song is chilling almost a anti-war statement "give me that guitar boy I'll hand you this here rifle you ain't gonna rock n' roll no more." Although this CD has some good cuts on it, over all most of the songs are mediocre to awful. When I turn on the CD I skip to these songs. I wouldn't recommend this to somebody who is just starting to listen Rockabilly but if you are a collecter of the bizarre and rare by all means get this CD.
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