Label: Carrere - 66955,Carrere - 66 955 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: France • Genre: Rock •
Whenever possible all tracks are remastered from original label master tapes by some of Britain's finest remastering engineers. When available, reissues frequently include unissued tracks and alternate takes. The accompanying booklets have extensive documentation on the performers, the music and the background to the recordings and frequently have rare and unpublished photos. When you buy an Ace release you can feel confident that you are getting the best.
We can forget about the lousy ballad unearthed for this CD though. Carl Dobkins, Jr. Oh, did I mention that the gorgeous Sparkle Moore is heard here too? I thought so, but check out the photos anyway.
What a gal. Fine 26 track collection of rockabilly and upbeat country from Eddie Schuler's pioneering Goldband label.
This collection is the first time that the first pressings of many of original singles have been reissued since later pressings of singles often used alternate takes or overdubbed versions and these were the versions often reissued. The hillbilly element is very strong on these sides and even the most rockin' sides usually have a fiddle, steel guitar or both. Great sound and interesting notes, in tiny type by Dave Sax. This fantastic collection features 22 rockabilly tunes from Eddie Shuler's Goldband Studio in Lake Charles, Louisiana, done between and Wild and rockin' 'billy music at its best, although I do have a quibble with the takes used here.
Larry Hart isn't a very good singer but some of his tunes are interesting. Things pick up considerably with the last 6 tunes.
This could've been essential with a little more effort on Ace's part, but it's darned close as it is. Ace's second collection of U. This is included here with 19 other tracks by them including two under their original name of The Spades, two backing Joyce Webb, one backing powerhouse vocalist Joyce Harris on an answer to You Cheated called, yes you guessed it, I Cheated and six songs from a previously unissued rehearsal tape.
There are four more tough tracks by Harris Ooby Dooby - Various - Le Top Du Rock & Roll a previously Ooby Dooby - Various - Le Top Du Rock & Roll version of Got My Mojo Workingtwo blues tracks from The Daylighters featuring a young Sonny Rhodes and two by rockabilly favorite Ray Campi. An all-star line-up of stars sell them hits! In short, the early girl sound here does not require the usual insulin injections associated with the more"mature" sound of immaturity.
A pleasure. Fine collection of Ooby Dooby - Various - Le Top Du Rock & Roll 'n' roll and swamp pop recorded for Floyd Soileau's Jin label between and Booklet includes comments on the artists and tracks by Floyd Soileau himself. Ernie Maresca - The Original Wanderer. All 30 songs in this collection are pre-British Invasion era, Ooby Dooby - Various - Le Top Du Rock & Roll earliest from and the latest from You get over 78 minutes of great music, without having to change 45's every other minute.
Liner notes are excellent, and provide the US and UK labels, numbers and peak chart position for every cut. This is a collection put together by people who love the music, on a CD that looks like a 45! Nice touch, no? And this one's a good one. A generous slice of mostly top 40 material recorded between andand the companion piece to the earlier issued Volume 1 of the same name Ace The focus is clearly on the fifties.
Sound quality, cover art, and notes are up to Ace's usual high standards. It's mostly solid, vintage rock 'n' roll. For my money the only real clunker here is the wimpy Sugar Shack by Jimmy Gilmer. Otherwise, the sound quality, graphics, and notes are all first rate. As with all the volumes in this series the sound is superb, mostly mastered from original master tapes, and comes with a 16 page booklet crammed full of song and artist info, photos, ads and other memorabilia.
A winner. Fifth volume in this great series features 月のしずく - 村岡建とボサ•ノヴァ•グループ - 心 more great slabs of American rock 'n' roll that charted between and in finest sound ever. Like its predecessors, this volume offers a program that mixes single artist and vocal group cuts, as well as jumps and ballads. A lot of great music, put together once again with Ace's usual stellar production values and definitive liner notes.
The seventh volume in this acclaimed series featuring U. Erwin, Jr. As with the complete series, most tracks come from the master tapes, with each track completely itemized by CD notes writer extraordinary Rob Finnis.
The latest in this great series of pre-Beatle rock 'n' roll Ran It In The Ground - Bloodstone - Natural High 30 more tracks that reached the U. As always the sound quality is unbeatable and the enclosed 28 page illustrated booklet give extensive annotation on the performers and the songs.
The latest in this great series features another 30 hot hits from the pre-Beatles era, immaculately remastered from the best possible sources and including a fully illustrated 28 page Robert R. Hardy - Moments In The Summer (Remix Edition). The most famous artist to come from this collection is Ray Sawyer, heard here on Rockin' Satellitewho much later found fame as lead singer of Dr.
Complete liner notes with rare pics. A collection of 30 rock 'n' roll dance hits from the late 50s and early 60s. But there's also a fair amount of expendable stuff like Pat Cupp's dire ballads, the mediocre previously unissued demos by Jesse James and Danny Flores' forgettable update of You Are My Sunshine. Mercy Dee was a great blues artist but his rock 'n' roll song Come Back Maybelline is pretty pathetic. I guess Ace were determined to fill up a whole CD of rockers from the Modern group of labels even if what was available only warranted half a CD!
Still it does have a nice booklet. There aren't any big hits here or even much in the way of local hits but there's some great music all the same. Goldband recorded most of the various Southern styles but this collection mostly sticks to what was called rock'n'roll. A Ive Never Been In Love Before - Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings of the ballads are sophomoric but the surprises here more than make up for a few duds, especially the lowdown, funky talkin' blues of Devil Made Me Say That by Danny James.
A tribute to one of the all time greatest rock 'n' roll songs that has been performed over the years by thousands of artists and recorded by hundreds and even provided the basis for a book by Dave Marsh. Includes 20 page booklet with introduction by Dave Marsh and incredibly detailed notes from Alec Palao with interviews and loads of photos and other Ooby Dooby - Various - Le Top Du Rock & Roll ephemera.
Get Up Stand Up - Various - Duck Dance V/s China Town, Dancing With The Goddess (Part 2) - Atman - Eternal Dance II, No Mental Effort - Napalm Death - Death By Manipulation, Lonesome Soul - The Color Morale - Desolate Divine