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on 12 March 2013
First track on this fabulous double CD rather sets the manic tone for the rest of the offerings .Love Me by The Phantom [Jerry or was it Marty Lott] cut this piece of mayhem in 1958 ,mayhem reined in the studio with band members going somewhat berserk. during the recording but then after his manager had done nothing with it for about a year ,Mr Lott managed to get the record released on Dot of all labels and with the assistance of croon king Pat Boone of all people..
Lots of pretty obscure no hit wonders on here and I wonder if the compilers recognising this thought they would throw in a few old favourites to help garner sales .Most collectors of Rockabilly which most of this is will already have Whoo Hoo ,,Rock A Teens ,Ghost Riders in the Sky,The Ramrods and Mule Skinner Blues ,The Fendermen but what the heck they are great to listen to and even dare I say somewhat sedate to other tracks here
Vocal tracks alternate with instrumentals ., Screams and yells pervade and we even have a Bo Diddley beat on Jungle Hop.by Kip Tyler and the Flips,and when listening to Shombalor by Sheriff and the Ravels one wonders at what kind of marketing ,if any occurred when the disc was released.We even have, I Put a Spell on You ,Screaming Jay Hawkins which must have been pure R&B on it's release but who cares , what's in a name
If you are a serious collector or just someone who wants to go back and sample a time when not all Rock n Roll records made the charts then this is for you A great listen ,, remember Geffers told you so
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on 22 February 2015
Pure Rock and Roll. This compilation has mainly one release artists and a scattering of known artists but is well worth it for great listening. 50 tracks ranging from instrumentals to raw garage rock 'n' roll in it's purest form. Hard to pick out individual tracks as they are all worthy of mention - however there is a bunch of Link Wray and his Raymen instros from late fifties which capture the mood spot on. My best track was Marlene by The Sonics. Play it at the driver who just cut you up and he'll be blown away.
Recommended.
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on 29 January 2014
50 tracks no fillers just like its sister album, real raw rockabilly, but I think this is even better! has a raw edge that you can just imagine the poor parents at the time yelling at their kids 4 listening 2 the devils music ha ha!! some gr8 original classics that if you tried 2 buy individually on 7" vinyl you would be looking at a voyage 2 the bottom of your overdraft!! but not only that , there are sum gr8 covers her 2 , at least I think they are covers , 4 all I know these guys did the tracks 1st & then more popular artists at that time got the nod 4 commercial purposes. buy & enjoy this very well thought out & clever twin disc set
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on 13 April 2016
This is a fabulous collection pulling together 50 original Rockabilly gems from a treasured era.

Many are very familiar. However, there are a few odd gems here which rarely surface on these collections.

A great compilation and worthy intro to this era and genre.
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VINE VOICEon 17 November 2013
But in a good way.

Also in an often amateurish way too. But there's a loony enthusiasm pervading the mostly frenetic numbers. There are even some which are actually musically accomplished such as Storm Warning by Mac Rebennack (who would reinvent himself in the 60s as Dr. John, as if you didn't know). This is largely fun dumb music and, hey don't get me wrong, that's praise.
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on 20 April 2017
Okay, I am trying to wreck on crutches in the kitchen...its fun
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on 27 April 2018
A great cd and such good a good price. Very happy with purchase.
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on 2 November 2013
A mixture of good , bad & indifferent tracks , but enough good ones to make this album good value ..happily recommend
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on 5 August 2016
Worth a punt.
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on 20 January 2015
Great. Bought it for someone who loves punk & they really enjoyed the livelyness of these tracks.
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