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Rockabilly Kings CD


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  • Audio CD (4 July 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B0009OBYZW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,972 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. One Hand Loose
2. Nobody’s Woman
3. I Can’t Hardly Stand It
4. Too Much Alike
5. When You Come Around
6. When You Decide
7. Everybody’s Lovin’ My Baby
8. Bottle To The Baby
9. Grandaddy’s Rockin’
10. Goose Bumps
11. Just So You Call Me
12. That Ain’t Nothin’ But Right
13. What You Want
14. Half Hearted Love
15. You Ain’t Treatin’ Me Right
16. If I Had Me A Woman
17. The Low Road
18. Don’t You Love Me
19. Say So
20. Little Miss Linda
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Product Description

Rockabilly legends do not come much bigger than Mac Curtis and the late Charlie Feathers. Here is the best of their combined King Records output, presented in their best-ever sound from newly-made transfers of the original King master and session tapes.

The original Rockabilly Kings album was released on vinyl over 30 years ago. A landmark release by collector consensus, its reputation has never tarnished and never will.

This CD adds a further 10 masters and alternates to the vinyl’s original 16 – which, in the interests of authenticity, are presented here in the same running order as the original album.

Ace has also retained any relevant between-song session chat and false starts, putting the listener on the studio floor with the musicians at these epochal 1950s sessions...

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Thomas A. Woodford on 10 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is a great starting point for the budding rockabilly fan. Charlie Feathers was recommended to me by a friend as "the Robert Johnson of Rockabilly" and I bought this album on the strength of that. I'd never heard of Mac Curtis but the material here absolutely blew me away. If you like rock and roll then you should buy this straight away. There are no weak songs here and all the recordings date from the rockabilly golden era of the mid to late 50s. When you think that Mac Curtis was only 17 when this was recorded it is a phenomenal achievement. This is pure genius and I can't praise it highly enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dangerous Dave TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 Dec. 2011
Format: Audio CD
In 1974 UK Polydor issued the eight tracks that cult rockabilly man Charlie Feathers recorded for the King label together with eight tracks from fellow rockabilly artist Mac Curtis which were also recorded for King. Hence the punning title. At that time none of these tracks had been released anywhere other than in their original King single format which records were fetching tidy sums on the second hand market. This album is an expansion of the Polydor set with bonus tracks from Curtis and alternate takes from Feathers. It just had to be Ace Records that put this reissue together.

In many respects this album can be regarded as a cornerstone of any good rockabilly collection. The Feathers tracks are essential. There's no other word for it. Some of them do crop up in comps - mainly "One Hand Loose" and "Bottle to the baby" - but you really need the lot. To put it simply, Charlie's talents were better recognised and more sympathetically recorded whilst he was at King than anywhere else during that key period of the `50's. For anyone who's stumbled on this review but hasn't heard Charlie yet, give yourself a treat and listen to him. I know there aren't any previews but you can find plenty of the man on Youtube. He has to be one of the key innovators of the genre.

Whilst the late Charlie Feathers was unconventional, Texan Mac Curtis was much more of a typical rockabilly artist with all the attributes, the slap bass, a lead guitarist who`d clearly listened to Scotty Moore, and loads of echo, all fully present and correct. Unlike Feathers he had no history of recording before he was signed by King and his first single, the excellent "If I had me a Woman / Just so you call me", was released. Though I have to add that it doesn't sound as if this is the first single of a 17 year old!
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i have the original lp but the sound quality on this cd is amazing if you like rockabilly get it now or dont and pay a big price for a copy when its deleted
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By john k. on 23 Oct. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This CD is with out doubt one of my favorites!!!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Machinetta on 19 Mar. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I'd never heard of these guys before, but this is cracking rockabilly which I have listened to over and over again! If you like Buddy, Eddie and early Elvis then you'll like this.
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