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I don't think so,
This review is from: Rarest Rockabilly Album In The World Ever! (Audio CD)
The title is absurd and loses a star.The other loss is because of the sleeve-photos of Teddy Boys which turn the music into comedy.It ought to have shown labels of some of these singles.
If you use as a yardstick the number of times some of these titles have been anthologised then you begin to realise its hardly even the 10th rarest rockabilly comp.Thus the title would only have made sense if this had been issued in the 90s
You get the impression that by using the name "rockabilly" is because it makes money and is actually short on what has been defined as rockabilly.
Charles Senns for example was from 1962
However anyone new to rockabilly would find this super rare and Chrome Dreams are to be congratulated for making this available
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Initial post: 2 Jan 2013 12:27:13 GMT
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Joe Bloggs says:
I'm not sure why using Teddy boys on the sleeve turns it into comedy - unless you mean because they predate both rockabilly and rock n roll, and adopted the latter when it arrived on our shores. I love rockabilly, but I do recognise that rock n roll was far more successful, hence rockabilly's rather short life in its original 50s incarnation. The rock revolution was kick-started by Elvis' Sun recordings, yet I can't think of many rockabilly records that made it to No.1 on the national charts. Wonderful music but limited to a short span of the 1950s (not counting the present day revival). I say this as someone who is part of the modern day rockabilly scene - though I think there are too many lines drawn, i.e. a lot of Teds won't listen to rockabilly, Rockabillies won't listen to rock n roll, and clubs are set up to cater for these divisions. For my own part I just enjoy 50s music. I can't for the life of me think why people are so hung up on what it's called. I love it all. People in the 1950's enjoyed it all without any of these false divisions, so if it's good enough for the people who were there to witness the originals then it's certainly good enough for those on the scene today, be it rockabilly or rock n roll. Maybe it's because those in the 1950's just enjoyed it because it was part of the times they lived in, while those who are part of the modern rockabilly scene have to make a conscience decision to be part of it in a world which has moved on (not for the better in regards to music and a lot more besides in my opinion).
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