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Primo rockabilly set
on 21 July 2014
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.