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Sun singles Vol 1 ~ Sun Singles (Series)
Sun singles Vol 1 ~ Sun Singles (Series)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Rockin Tonight, 14 Sep 2012
Over the years past 40+ years there have been many reissues of SUN R&B / Rockabilly / Rock N Roll including the actual releases and the unissued material all of which appeared for all our benefit on the Charly label - however this is the first to chronogically present the actual singles in their release order. For this Bear Family deserve a big thank you and this is without doubt a quality product worth every penny of anyone's money.

For me the big wake up call having listened to this set (volume 1) many times is that Elvis was way ahead of his time; taking nearly 2 years before any artist (including SUN stablemates) took up the gauntlet to record anything which would today be… Read more
Warrior Kings: The South London Gang Wars 1976-198&hellip by Razor Smith
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cast Iron Arm, 5 Aug 2012
I came across this book by accident when looking for books on Rockabilly and Amazon came up with the suggestion. Read the synopsis and thought this has gotta be interesting and fortunately it wasn't wrong.It's a thoroughly compelling read. All I can conclude is I've led a very sheltered life ! and 30+ years of being on or close to the Rockin scene I've never met anyone who would even come close to Mr Smith and his antics.

It would be pointless me regurgitating the contents of the book and at any rate you should read it yourself; so I will close by saying 5 stars to Noel for writing this and 5 to the mavericks at Apex for putting this out.
Drums A-Go-Go ~ Hollywood Persuaders
Drums A-Go-Go ~ Hollywood Persuaders
My title for this review is a rework of a statement allegedly made by Frank Zappa regarding his view on Doo Wop. Why is this relevent you may ask ? Well, Mr zappa in one way or another was involved with the Persauders and wrote one of the tracks on this fine CD. Any more than that I cannot add as the sleeve notes are in Japanese. If you are really interested then google.

I first became aware of this band via the title track and assumed wrongly that this CD would be 12 or so variations on a theme. How wrong I was , each track unique in it's own right and equally as good as 'drums'.

Sylistically my take is that the sound is somewhere between Bill Doggett and Booker T -… Read more