Bawdy and vaudeville-inspired light-hearted songs and routines make up the thrust of the fine performances found in this compilation. Despite the tongue-in-cheek attitude of these selections, there is no sacrifice of musical quality as both country (Bo Carter, Memphis Minnie) and urban (Buddie Burton, Butterbean and Susie) artists contribute such tunes as Banana Man, You Put It In I'll Take It Out, Adam And Eve and The Coldest Stuff In Town.– by Yazoo
This is a pretty uneven collection, which is not surprising given the fact that the title track by Reggie Perkins is one of the coolest things here and it's from a juvenile delinquency B-movie of the same name. The Jays' "Panic Stricken" is pretty fair rock & roll, but "Jitterbug Joe" is one of those minor embarrassments of the genre, a silly novelty tune.
Red Hot Rockabilly is a 50's Rockabilly Records compilation, was released in 1990 on the Magnum Force label. Red Hot Rockabilly CD music contains a single disc with 12 songs.
The central theme here was apparently at some point motorcycle songs, although only about half of the 31 songs here ended up being motorcycle songs. Those tracks alone, however, make this collection very unusual to start with. And the lineup of songs and players includes a name that was to become famous a few years later – Paul Simon in his Brill Building period working under the moniker Tico & the Triumphs, doing "Motorcycle," and an original credited to J. Landis…
Surf Fiction album was released Jul 12, 2001 on the ZYX label. It's that time of year again: boards, bikinis and beach parties! No party would be complete without The Beach Boys, Dick Dale & His Del-Tones, The Surfaris and more!! Includes the 'Pulp Fiction' hits 'Miserlou' and 'Bustin Surfboards.
The Best Of Sun Rockabilly Compilation was released in 1986 on the Charly label. Best Of Sun Rockabilly CD music contains a single disc with 22 songs.
Rockabilly's rough image can be traced to both Sam Phillips' lo-fi production ethic at Sun Records and the dangerous look of the many Elvis wannabes on the label's roster; it continued as a symbol of defiance thanks to the nouveau rockabilly look British teddy-boys sported in the '60s (greased hair, rolled-up pant leg) and the makeshift music the reconfigured teddies of punk rock made in the late '70s.
During the last quarter of the 20th century, and thanks largely to Eric Clapton's remarkable devotion to his memory, Robert Leroy Johnson posthumously became the most celebrated Delta blues musician of the pre-WWII era. Among numerous editions of his complete works and various anthologies that combine his recordings with those of his contemporaries and followers, J.S.P.'s The Road to Robert Johnson and Beyond combines many of his essential performances with those by dozens of other blues artists from Blind Lemon Jefferson and Henry Thomas to Muddy Waters and Elmore James. 105 tracks fill four CDs with several decades' worth of strongly steeped blues that trace the African American migration from the deep south on up into Chicago. This is a fine way to savor the recorded evidence, as primary examples from Blind Blake, Charley Patton, Son House, Charlie McCoy, Walter Vincson, Skip James, Ma Rainey, Tampa Red, Kokomo Arnold, Scrapper Blackwell, Leroy Carr, Lonnie Johnson, and Peetie Wheatstraw lead directly to early modern masters like Big Joe Williams, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Bill Broonzy, Johnny Temple, Leroy Foster, Johnny Shines, Homesick James Williamson, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Snooky Pryor, Little Walter, and David Honeyboy Edwards, among many others.