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Real Rare Rockabilly- The title speaks for itself!
on 22 February 2013
This CD collection is ideal for fans of Rockabilly music, especially to those wanting to find those recordings that don't seem to pop up on many other compilations.
In total, there are 75 songs spread across 3 CD's. There are none of the so called 'big names' of Rockabilly featured here- so there's no recordings by the likes of Elvis Presley, Wanda Jackson, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins etc. Instead of those names, you'll be getting the likes of Ray Smith with the swingin' 'Gone Baby Gone', Daryl Britt with boppin' 'Lover Lover' and Don Willis' thumpin' 'Boppin' High School Baby' (Probably not as rare, however it's still a great track to have in your collection!)
In addition, the sound quality is very good and there are a few inner sleeve notes. One small thing I should point out is that the sleeve notes talk about Ray Smith. The Ray Smith these notes are talking about is NOT for the Ray Smith featured in this CD collection, but the notes are talking about the Ray Smith that recorded for Sun Records. However, I'm just being picky here and can't seem to fault what is an excellent product.
One Day Music have done a great job in picking out these songs and for making an album like this- it makes a change from the Rockabilly albums that are released that feature the same old 'Blue Suede Shoes', 'That's All Right', 'Ooby Dooby' etc.
So, if you're looking for a Rockabilly album full of rockin' obscurities, get this album now! You won't be disappointed!