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4.4 out of 5 stars

on 29 May 2013
Two bona fide rockabillies - Charlie Feathers and Mac Curtis - plus, arguably, Bill Beachs 'Peg Pants' , do not warrant the "Essential" tag. OK, so I'm being picky, but overall you've got an excellent 50's period Rock'n'Roll set, from a label noted for its country, hillbilly, r&b, r&r and proto-soul - see James Brown - output. Much of the content here can be found on an Ace CD, "King Rockabillies", of a dozen years past. Check also the two Ace volumes of similar vintage, "King Rock & Roll". If you've got it, dust off your 1974 vintage Polydor LP, "Rockabilly Kings", a side each for Feathers and Curtis, just about definitive. Had this set been titled "Essential ROCK & ROLL", I might have been persuaded to give an extra star, but excellent sound quality (? the mastering source) and cheapo price helped a lot, as didn't minimal liner note in teeny weeny print (then again, I can read the book).
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on 17 February 2013
With the original vinyl 45's costing an arm and a leg nowdays i found this album a god send. Having loved Rockabilly since my youth and been a collector ever since this great album contains many well known boppers and its fair share of King classics and a few ultra rare surprises too. Whether you are just discovering Rockabilly for the first time or looking to reclaim your long gone record collection this is a neat and cool starter. Packaged as ever in a smart gatefold sleeve with Disks made to resemble Singles and good liner notes and pics for this price it's a no brainer. Highly recommended.......
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on 22 March 2018
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on 11 November 2012
Again great music from a well loved era it bring back lots of happy memories and sad ones( losing certain singers) but good value and will buy more of the same Thamks to Amazon
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on 10 March 2016
I like it.
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on 17 July 2014
A very good collection of oldies, which is good to reminisce with. Good value for money.
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on 27 January 2015
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on 26 August 2012
The Essential Rockabilly Series of CDs of which l have purchased are really Superb and now this Latest CD in this Series, The King Story is absolutely Great!
This really is a CD of which l would certainly Recommend to people for Superb Listening!
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on 10 August 2012
This so much value for money,as it`s only a £5.oo.These are so much more of an early reminder of days gone by.Akll great rockin tunes ie mac Curtis,Charlie Feathers.Then again who can not remember Jungle Rock by Hank Mizel etc etc.
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