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  • Audio CD (3 Jan. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B006GDKW9E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Don't Treat Me This Way- Dale Hawkins - Dale Hawkins
  2. Boo Hoo- Marvin Rainwater - Marvin Rainwater
  3. Ballroom Baby- Dick Lory - Dick Lory
  4. Boogie Woogie Bill- Billy Joe Tucker - Billy Joe Tucker
  5. Rockin' Little Angel- Ray Smith - Ray Smith
  6. Tootsie- Carl McVoy - Carl McVoy
  7. Lonesome For A Letter- Sanford Clark - Sanford Clark
  8. She's Neat- Dale Wright & The Rock-Its - Dale Wright & The Rock-Its
  9. Feelin' Low- Ernie Chaffin - Ernie Chaffin
  10. Glad All Over- Carl Perkins - Carl Perkins
  11. Stockin's & Shoes- Eddie Cochran - Eddie Cochran
  12. Little Pigeon- Chuck Sims - Chuck Sims
  13. Roc-A-Chicka- Jim Lowe - Jim Lowe
  14. Midgie- Jack Scott - Jack Scott
  15. Lonely Weekends- Charlie Rich - Charlie Rich
  16. Down The Line- Jerry Lee Lewis - Jerry Lee Lewis
  17. Hot Rod Jalopy- Johnny Bond - Johnny Bond
  18. We're Gonna Bop- Alvadean Coker - Alvadean Coker
  19. I'm Comin' Home- Carl Mann - Carl Mann
  20. Rakin' And Scrapin'- Dean Beard - Dean Beard
  21. Save It- Mel Robbins - Mel Robbins
  22. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It- Ricky Nelson - Ricky Nelson
  23. Say Yeah- Wayne Handy With Jim Thornton And His Band - Wayne Handy with Jim Thornton and His Band
  24. Matchbox- Carl Perkins - Carl Perkins
  25. Mystery Train- Vernon Taylor - Vernon Taylor

Disc: 2

  1. Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Trees)- Eddie Fontaine - Eddie Fontaine
  2. Step It Up And Go- Mac Wiseman - Mac Wiseman
  3. Only Teenagers Allowed- Jackie Walker - Jackie Walker
  4. Rockin' Love- Carl Mann - Carl Mann
  5. Big Blon' Baby- Jerry Lee Lewis - Jerry Lee Lewis
  6. Lindu Lu- Ray Sharpe - Ray Sharpe
  7. The Fool- Sanford Clark - Sanford Clark
  8. Honey Don't- Carl Perkins - Carl Perkins
  9. Completely Sweet- Eddie Cochran - Eddie Cochran
  10. Cool It Baby- Dick Lory - Dick Lory
  11. Big River- Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash
  12. Sadie's Back In Town- Sonny Burgess - Sonny Burgess
  13. Shake Baby Shake- Jesse Lee Turner - Jesse Lee Turner
  14. Believe What You Say- Ricky Nelson - Ricky Nelson
  15. Sweetie-Pie- Eddie Cochran - Eddie Cochran
  16. Susie-Q- Dale Hawkins - Dale Hawkins
  17. Geraldine- Jack Scott - Jack Scott
  18. If You Don't Know- George Hamilton IV - George Hamilton IV
  19. Your True Love- Carl Perkins - Carl Perkins
  20. Till The Law Says Stop- Johnny Faire - Johnny Faire
  21. Cool Baby- Charlie Gracie - Charlie Grace
  22. Ernie- Merle Kilgore - Merle Kilgore
  23. Endless Sleep- Jody Reynolds - Jody Reynolds
  24. Mona Lisa- Carl Mann - Carl Mann
  25. Honky Tonk Rock- Betty Johnson - Betty Johnson

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If it wasn't for the London American label, it's conceivable that there might have been no Joe Strummer. The link between the legendary label that, for many years from the late Forties to early Sixties, brought authentic American sounds into the United Kingdom and the Clash's iconic frontman isn't as far-fetched as you'd think. And because Strummer was a major rockabilly aficionado, it's relevant to this compilation. The link is genial Irishman Ted Carroll, who founded the Rock On record stall in a market at the top of London's Portobello Road at the start of the Seventies, and made a livelihood out of selling singles from the London American label he'd bought in Dublin. Carroll went on to found his own label in the mid Seventies. Called Chiswick, it is remembered for such releases as 'Keys To Your Heart' by the 101ers, that gave a crucial first taste of fame to the previously mentioned Joe Strummer. There is little doubt the late, great Clash frontman would approve of our collection here 50 tracks all exhibiting the rough edge punk would happily inherit.

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OneDay have released this off shoot from their London American Story series. The intent, I assume, is to give a broad overview of the rockabilly that came out on the label. Given the resources that London American had - access to independents like Imperial, Chess, Dot, Atlantic, Specialty, Fraternity and of course, Sun - you would expect the content of this set to be pretty strong. And it is. I'm sure there's enough for another set too.

The problem is that it's up against a crowded field of entries in the rockabilly release stakes. Wisely the compiler has at least partially avoided many of the more obvious inclusions and often gone for lesser known tracks from several of the bigger names At the same time there are still plenty of classics in here - what are "Honey Don't", "Matchbox", "The Fool", "Believe what you say", "Down the Line", Susie Q" and "Lonely Weekends" if not classics? Maybe not all strictly rockabilly but great rock'n'roll just the same.

In terms of lesser known tracks from "names" we get "Don't Treat me this way" from Dale Hawkins, "My Bucket's got a hole in it" from Ricky Nelson and "Lonesome for a Letter" from Sanford Clark which are the B sides respectively of "Susie Q", "Believe what you say" and "The Fool". Great tracks all of them and plenty of guitar from James Burton and Al Casey. We also get a couple of nice Jack Scott tracks rather than the usual "Leroy".

There are three tracks from Eddie Cochran, all from his early time at Liberty before he'd really broken through. All are second generation rock'n'roll with vocal chorus rather than straight rockabilly, but since this was Cochran they're imaginatively done and well worth having. We get a couple from Jerry Lee, both great, but in his Sun days everything he touched was great.
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Theseo Albums are o.k for a lover of 50s Music, however l don,t like any 50s Rock n Roll or Rockabilly Records done in Stereo as this really Spoils these Records, none of these Records were Originally put out in Stereo, l can,t remember buying a Stereo 78rpm of which l used to buy in the 50s!
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Excellent 2 CD set of London releases. Some obvious inclusions such as "Stockin's and shoes" from Eddie Cochran and "Geraldine" from Jack Scott but also some rarities. Good buy if you like 50's rockabilly.
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Not all the tracks on here are true Rockabilly as you might expect from the title but some cracking tracks just the same. For less than a fiver don't waste time thinking just buy it. You won't be disappointed if you bare in mind that it's a mix of Rockabilly and Rock and Roll. Enjoy. Happy Days
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great cd well worth the money just think how much it would cost to get all these as singles and that's if you could find them, also good sevice and price
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As a standalone set this is fine but there are too many repeats from the other One Day collections of London American to take this seriously so you don't need both.
Many of these recordings are hardly rockabilly as its been defined nowadays.Jody Reynolds' Endless Sleep is high school pop and out of place here yet my penfriend Ginny Wright made duets with Tom Tall who is regarded as rockabilly-Boom Boom Boomerang is as good as anything here and certainly should have been included.
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By Sid Nuncius #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 15 Mar. 2014
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Dangerous Dave has written a superb review of this box, with which I wholeheartedly agree. I have almost nothing to add except to say that I think it's a terrific box, packed with gems from the well-known to the downright obscure. For me, the box is worth it for Eddie Fontaine's Ain't Nothin' Shakin' alone. It's one of my all-time favourite tracks, but there's tons more to enjoy here.

If you like Rockabilly (or any Rock & Roll, really) don't hesitate. Just read Dangerous Dave's review and then snap this box up. It's a gem.
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