Rockabilly is the sound of rock'n'roll in its rawest, most primitive form. It's the rebel yell... it's the soul of the American South... it's the roar of Robert Mitchum's 1951 two-door Ford sedan hot-rod racing the backroads of a hot Tennessee night, delivering illicit moonshine in the movie Thunder Roar. This compilation brings together performances by some of rockabilly's best-known exponents Presley, Perkins, Johnny Burnette, Charlie Feathers and Sleepy La Beef together with others worthy of your attention. This 2CD set delivers the sweaty, greasy excitement of rock at its most primal and irresistible.
Two CDs that take in Sleepy LaBeef, Johnny Burnette, Charlie Feathers, Carl Perkins, Hal Harris, Charlie Ryan, Ray Scott, Elvis... One Day have laid out a fine rockabilly menu here. A rounded selection of classics from all above rubs shoulders with lesser-known thoroughbreds, in particular Vernon Taylor's unstoppable attack on 'Mystery Train', Sonny Hall & The Echoes' 'My Big Fat Baby', Les Cole's slinkin' 'Be Boppin' Daddy', Ralph Pruitt's 12-bar 'Hey Mr Porter' and Huelyn Duvall's jittering 'Friday Night On A Dollar Bill'. --Vintage Rock