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Cruisin' Rockabilly [3CD Box Set]
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
It's back to the heyday of the mid 70's once again. If you're of a certain age and of a particular musical bent (?), you'll be reminded of what the term 'rockabilly' meant to many back then. Exciting times, VINYL times, something of a golden age for devotees of the music. Legit UK compilations came thick and fast, not to forget the ever-popular bootleg sets and repro 45's, all of which contributed mightily to keeping me in business!

That was then, here we are some 40 years on and still these comps keep appearing, although nowadays they're probably comps-of-comps, on the 'new' digital format and not as pulse-quickening as of yore, 'cos we're all a lot wiser now, more knowledgable, may very well own a great deal of the content (perhaps several times over) and as such, we've become somewhat blasé and/or dismissive. Lemme tell you, back when, any one of these three 25 track CDs, as vinyl albums, would've had us drooling and I would've sold boxfuls of 'em!

So what's on offer? Well, get the 'pop' out of the way - Elvis, Gene Vincent, Roy Orbison Carl Perkins (tho 'Movie Magg' is stone country) and you're left with a whole raft of primo rockabilly. As a stand alone r'billy comp, it's as good as many, better than some, familiarity with the content notwithstanding. If you're new to the breed, you could hardly do better than to start here. And it's only my familiarity with it all that costs it a star.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Rockabilly of course started before any of the tracks on this three disc CD collection were written, but it was in the Fifties that arguably this particular style of music gained its major success. Ultimately a combination of different styles came together to make this music what it became, and it was in the Fifties that we first find the word rockabilly come into general use.

Here we have seventy five tracks from the Fifties and Sixties which give us a vast collection of this style of music. One thing that you have to remember about Rockabilly as such, is that some of the tracks on here most would call Rock’n’Roll, but are really Rockabilly, and this is due to how this music style progressed and altered over the years. Sounds got louder, and more instruments came into use to alter this style of music from its roots, which makes this an ideal album not only for those who are into Rockabilly, but anyone who is into Rock’n’Roll.

What is good about this compilation is that it isn’t just full of the most well known tracks. Some may think this is a disadvantage, but for others it means that they may not necessarily own versions of some of these tracks, and of course any music genre is made up of more than a few popular songs.

This is ideal to download on to a MP3 player, or just to play on your system. I personally love playing this in the background whilst I am doing some work on my computer at home.
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on 6 May 2015
yeah really do like the tracks on these cds.although like a lot of cds their are always some tracks that you skip and there are a few here for me.
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on 2 January 2015
Bought this for a specific couple of tracks but was VERY pleasantly surprised at the quality of the rest of the tracks on the 3 cd's
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on 15 March 2015
A very good selection,some unusual of rockabilly.
Great for driving!
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on 13 June 2015
keep on playing these, over and over again
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on 17 January 2015
Very good, excellent price for 3 CD's!
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on 10 November 2014
A great selection of early Rockabilly.
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on 2 March 2015
Well received Christmas present
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on 18 December 2014
Great rockabilly album.
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