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New Stock & New Releases May 2018

Sunday, 20 May 2018 13:36:24 Europe/London

New Stock & New Releases at Raucous Records - May 2018

 

Contemporary Rockabilly & Rock 'n' Roll CDs: 

Charlie Hightone & Carlos Slap Two Cats and The Bass CDJD and Dynamite CDReal Gone Tones Backseat Bingo CD

Stargazers Carry On Jiving CDPat Winn Combo CDBo Diddley Blew My Mind CD

Charlie Hightone & Carlos Slap - Two Cats and The Bass CD - £10.99 + p&p
Carlos Lopez is an essential double bassist on the Rockabilly scene, and Charlie Hightone needs no introduction!
They recently teamed up to gather a bunch of great songs composed by Carlos with the help of some prominent names from the cream of the crop yje Spanish scene.  The result is album - with no fillers and no covers - just great originals!

JD and Dynamite CD - £8.99 + p&p
The killer debut album from young British rockin' trio JD & Dynamite.

Real Gone Tones - Backseat Bingo CD - £10.99 + p&p
A fantastic rockin' mix of rockabilly, rhythm’n’blues, swing and country.
Back Seat Bingo is The Real Gone Tones' superb second album.

The Stargazers - Carry On Jiving CD - £10.99 + p&p
At last! A brand new studio album from the swinginest, jivinest Rock 'n' Roll band of them all - The Stargazers!
Carry On Jiving brings you a wealth of brand new Stargazers originals.

Pat Winn Combo - New Boots CD - £8.99 + p&p
Great Rock 'n' Roll from The Pat Winn Combo - a British band boasts a real pedigree including ex-Darts bass player Thump Thomson of The Darts and piano man Cliff Hall who has played with Lonnie Donnegan, The Shadows and many others.

Various Artists - Bo Diddley Blew My Mind CD - £8.99 + p&p
Bo Diddley recorded for the Chess label from the mid 1950s and cooked up a distinct signature rhythm of African-style beats, often laced with maracas.  Now, a decade after his death, Bo Diddley's legacy can still be heard in these 23 tracks in tribute to or inspired by Bo's beat, performed by some of the finest bands on the rockin' scene including The Bullets, Jack Rabbit Slim, Pat Winn, Rusti Steel & The Star Tones, Lew Lewis & The Twilight Trio, Delta 88, El Camino, Bob Butfoy, Devils Deuce, The Cheaterslicks, Roadhouse Roosters and many others.

 

Psychobilly CDs:

Caravans Gasoline and Gunfire CDGuana Batz Back To The Jungle CDSurf Rats Strange Things CD

The Caravans - Gasoline and Gunfire CD - £8.99 + p&p
A fantastic new album from longstanding British Neo-Rockabilly/Psychobilly band The Caravans who emerged from the 1980s Klub Foot scene, and this release shows them still very much on top of their game today.

Guana Batz - Back To The Jungle CD - £8.99 + p&p
At last - the brand new album from psychobilly scene legends The Guana Batz!  The Guana Batz are celebrating their 35 years on tour - and after 22 years of silence, they now have a brand new album.  Top notch Old School Psychobilly, lots of newly written songs - Back To The Jungle is a Guana Batz masterpiece.

Surf Rats : Strange Things CD - £8.99
British psychobilly band The Surf Rats release their 4th studio album - 30 years on since their debut album Trouble.

 

Rockabilly Vinyl: 

Ray Black Big Boy RockGraham Fenton Jungle Tigers vinyl EPCeline Lee and Dale Watson Sayonara Sucka vinyl LP

Restless Ice Cold vinyl singleRockabilly Mafia LPWild Ones Feelin' Good vinyl single

Ray Black and the Flying Carpets - Big Boy Rock 7" EP vinyl - £5.99 + p&p
Superb Rockabilly from the deepest south of Germany.  Ray Black & his Flying Carpets are a four piece outfit from the Black Forest that has been rockin' around for a while and built up a solid fanbase with their own brand of '50s style Rockabilly and Rock 'n' Roll.  Picture sleeve vinyl - limited to 500 copies!

Graham Fenton & The Jungle Tigers - Fastest Cadillac In Town 7" EP (red vinyl) - £5.99 + p&p
Matchbox frontman Graham Fenton joins forces with rebel greasers The Jungle Tigers for a great 4 track EP of solid rockabilly - in limited edition coloured vinyl and a cool picture sleeve!

Celine Lee & Dale Watson - Sayonara Sucka 10" vinyl LP - £12.99 + p&p
Celine Lee was born in Florida in the 1980s, but grew up listening to the music of the '40s and '50s thanks to her grandparents.  Growing up being influenced by such music, there was little surprise when she started her first band, Celine and the Hellbillies - the rebellious streak was no doubt inspired by her Punk Rock music-loving parents.  She moved to New York where she starting singing with a few local Rockabilly bands and getting to know the big city's many great artists, and some national touring artists - and one such meeting was with Texas honky-tonker Dale Watson...

Restless - Ice Cold / Long Black Shiny Car 7" Single (vinyl) - £5.99 + p&p
Don't miss out on your copy of the limited edition vinyl single coupling two of the greatest tracks from Neo-Rockabilly legends Restless!

Rockabilly Mafia - Signature In Blood LP (vinyl) - £12.99 + p&p
The brand new album from Germany's legendary trio The Rockabilly Mafia!
The trio from Elmshorn already delivered their best record for decades on its 30th anniversary in 2015 with Row!, but two years later they better themselves once more.

The Wild Ones - Feelin' Good 7" Single (vinyl) - £5.99
The Wild Ones are back - and to say they are back with a bang is a understatement.
Nearly 30 years after their last releases Still Untamed and Sound Like Gene Vincent the Belgian kingpins of rockabilly and rockin' blues are back with a hell of a single.

 

Psychobilly Vinyl: 

Tales From Thee Creepfreaks LP vinylThe Gruffs 7" EP vinylGuana Batz Back To The Jungle vinyl LP

King Kurt Ooh Wallah Wallah LPReverend Horton Heat vinyl singleSurf Rats Strange Things vinyl LP

Thee Creepfreaks - Tales From Thee Creepfreaks LP (vinyl) - £12.99 + p&p
Limited Edition vinyl LP from psychobilly three-piece Thee Creepfreaks.

The Gruffs - Esmeralda - 7" EP (coloured vinyl) - £5.99 + p&p
Hot on the heels of their debut CD release, UK psychobilly band The Gruffs release an EP for the vinyl collectors - including tracks which are not on the CD.
Limited edition in coloured vinyl!

Guana Batz - Back To The Jungle LP (vinyl) - £12.99 + p&p
At last - the brand new album from psychobilly scene legends The Guana Batz!  The Guana Batz are celebrating their 35 years on tour - and after 22 years of silence, they now have a brand new album.  Top notch Old School Psychobilly, lots of newly written songs - Back To The Jungle is a Guana Batz masterpiece.

King Kurt - Ooh Wallah Wallah LP (yellow vinyl - limited edition) - £15.99 + p&p
King Kurt release a 35th anniversary edition of their debut 'Ooh Wallah Wallah' LP in transparent yellow vinyl for Record Store Day 2018.  King Kurt first appeared on Thin Sliced Records in 1982 with the ‘Zulu Beat’ 7” in twenty different vinyl editions.  Signed to Stiff Records in 1983 they hit the Top 40 with ‘Destination Zululand’.  The album Ooh Wallah Wallah, was produced by Dave Edmunds at Rockfield and entered the UK top 100.

Reverend Horton Heat - Hardscrabble Woman 7" single (coloured vinyl) - £5.99 + p&p
Reverend Horton Heat's limited edition coloured vinyl single Hardscrabble Woman is backed with Lying To Myself - presented in a cool picture sleeve

Surf Rats : Strange Things vinyl LP - £12.99 + p&p
British psychobilly band The Surf Rats release their 4th studio album - 30 years on since their debut album Trouble.

 

Rock 'n' Roll CDs:

Champion Jack Dupree Essential Recordsings 2CDWee Willie Harris I Go Ape CDGeorge Jones Live In Texas CD

Brenda Lee 3CDMickey and Sylvia 2CDDance Til You Drop CD

Champion Jack Dupree - Essential Recordings 2CD - £4.99 + p&p
There was perhaps no other artist more entitled to sing the Blues than Champion Jack Dupree, the American Blues pianist and singer who overcame all the hardships that life could throw at him to become a pivotal and highly influential Blues artists.
This superb double-disc set presents all if The Champ’s key recordings, dating from 1941 through to 1961.

Wee Willie Harris - I Go Ape - Rockin' With Wee Willie Harris CD - £10.99 + p&p
Go Ape with the very best of British Rock 'n' Roller Wee Willie Harris!  30 rockin' blasters including his early demos, his classic 1950s recordings and previously unreleased material too!

George Jones and the Jones Boys - Live In Texas 1965 CD - £10.99 + p&p
“Live In Texas 1965” remains one of the most authentic examples of a working country musician plying his trade in front of a hometown crowd.  As well as energetic and committed performances of some of Jones’ greatest hits – frequently shouted for by the very boisterous crowd – you will hear extended solo showcases for various band musicians, singers and guests. There’s even a rare performance of rock’n’roll classic Bony Moronie.

Brenda Lee - Absolutely Essential Collection 3CD - £5.99 + p&p
Brenda Lee was an incredibly versatile singer, and one who bears comparison with the Rock ‘n’ Roll greats with her Rockabilly sides, while her fusion of Country and R&B give her ballads an extra soulful feel.  This 3 disc set presents 60 examples that bear this out, featuring all of her biggest hits and key tracks.

Mickey and Sylvia - Love Is Strange - All The Hit Singles 1950-1962 2CD - £9.99 + p&p
Double CD with 56 tracks by rock 'n' roll's greatest duo, Mickey & Sylvia, including every one of their US chart hits. Their biggest hit Love Is Strange has become one of the most enduring anthems of the Rock 'n' Roll era, and has been recorded by hundreds of artists over the years - including writer Bo Diddley (1956) Buddy Holly (1958) and The Everly Brothers (1965).

Dance Till You Drop - Jivers Edition CD - £8.99 + p&p
20 essential jivers - featuring tracks from Ronnie Baxter, Moon Mullican, Jackie Wilson, Ersel Hickey, Frankie Sardo, Ella Mae Morse, Troyce Key, Leon McAuliffe, Mabel King and many others.

Rock 'n' Roll Vinyl:

Johnny Sandon Lies vinyl singleLink Wray Rumble vinyl singleOnly Way Is British Volume 4 7" EP vinyl

Johnny Sandon & The Remo Four - Lies / Peter Gunn 7" Single (vinyl) - £5.99 + p&p
Early 1960s British Rock 'n' Beat floor-filler on the A-side, with the great instrumental "Peter Gunn" by the Remo Four on the flip.

Link Wray & his Wray Men - Rumble 7" Single (vinyl)
Classic growling guitar from the legendary Link Wray - real Rock 'n' Roll vinyl in a great picture sleeve, featuring "The Swag" on the flip.

The Only Way Is British Volume 3 7" EP (vinyl) - £5.99 + p&p
Picture Sleeve vinyl EP featuring four great tracks of British Rock 'n' Roll from Desmond Lane, Mike and Bernie Winters, Red Price and His Rockin Rhythm and Ray Ellington.

The Only Way Is British Volume 4 - 7" EP (vinyl) - £5.99 + p&p
Picture Sleeve vinyl EP featuring four great tracks of British Rock 'n' Roll from Jim Dale, The Tunettes, Johnny Webb and Johnny Luck.

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Gigs

Friday, 16 March 2018 14:22:42 Europe/London

Gigs... Gigs... Gigs...

Thursday 6th September
BILLY CHILDISH - Koko, Camden, LONDON NW1 7JE

Sat 8th September
KING PLEASURE & THE BISCUIT BOYS - Public Hall, WITHAM CM8 2DY

Friday 2nd November
THE POLECATS - 100 Club, LONDON W1D 1LL

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Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart February 2018

Sunday, 21 January 2018 06:31:41 Europe/London

ROCKABILLY:

1 - HAL PETERS & HIS TRIO : CRAZY MIXED UP BLUES
Finest authentic rockabilly music from Finland's The Hal Peters Trio who have been rockin' since 1984!
2 - GO GETTERS : LOVE AND HATE
New studio album from the Swedish rockabilly trio - their first in almost a decade - now also on vinyl.
3 - THE POLECATS : RARITIES - THE LEGEND & THE TRUTH CD
Previously unissued tracks and rockin' rarities from one of the leading bands of the 1980s Rockabilly revival.
4 - LITTLE LESLEY & THE BLOODSHOTS : HEARTBEAT CD
Female-fronted American rockabilly trio from New York City follow up last year's vinyl EP release with a killer full-length album.
5 - RAY COLLINS HOT CLUB : 1 TO 5 JIVE
Eighth album from the fantastic swingin' Rhythm & Blues outfit that never fails to impress.
6 - SCOTTY BAKER : LADY KILLER
Third and best album to date from Australian rockabilly singer Scotty Baker with 14 all original tracks.
7 - SAINT DOM & THE SINFUL : HOLYWELL DENE
The long awaited debut album from 1980s UK Neo-Rockabilly trio Sinful - a mystery band of the 1980s.
8 - THE LINCOLNS : HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL
16 superb tracks of finest high energy '50s inspired Teddyboy Rock 'n' Roll - melodic, atmospheric and totally rockin'!
9 - MEE KATS : LET'S GO BOPPIN'
New album from the UK rockabilly trio led by ex-Sureshots and Skip Rats Colin Mee.
10 - REBEL DEAN : WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN'
Rebel Dean takes his Shakin' Stevens tribute show on the road, performing the hits of the UKs biggest selling male artist of the 1980s.

ROCK 'N' ROLL:

1 - V.A. - TEENAGE REBEL PARTY 3CD
Three discs packed with absolute classic 1950s Rock 'n' Roll & Rockabilly inc Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Little Richard, Carl Perkins etc.
2 - V.A. - ROCKABILLY RED HOT & RARE Volume 4 4CD
Fourth collection in the series with 100 rare rockin' 1950s rockabilly originals from Don Willis, Rudy Grayzell, Sammy Masters, Alvis Wayne etc
3 - V.A. - MAMBO AMERICANO 2CD
Double disc set charting the mind 1950s Mambo craze. 63 tracks inc Chuck Higgins, The Robins, The Harptones, Wynonie Harris, Ruth Brown etc
4 - V.A. - LIVIN' LOVIN' & LYIN' CD
6th helping of Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou with 28 rarities - 14 previously unissued! Inc. Guitar Jr, Lonesome Sundown, Little Victor etc
5 - V.A. - TEEN BEAT Volume 6 CD
6th volume mixing Rock 'n' Roll instrumental classics & rarities. 26 tracks inc Duane Eddy, Johnny & The Hurricanes, The Rondels, The Busters etc
6 - IKE TURNER : SESSIONOGRAPHY 4CD
Four disc set gathering the early work of Ike Turner, featuring Kings Of Rhythm, Jackie Brenston, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Ace, Rosco Gordon etc.
7 - V.A. - DOO WOP VOLUME 2 4CD
Four disc sent presenting 100 of the greatest Doo-Wop recordings from 1958 to 1962 inc. The Olympics, The Flamingos, The Skyliners, The Mystics etc
8 - V.A. - SURF - THE EARLY YEARS 4CD
Four disc set packed with early essentials from the original Surf wave including The Surfmen, The Scarlets, The Lively Ones, The Bel-Airs etc.
9 - BILL BLACK COMBO : RETURN OF BILL BLACK'S COMBO CD
Two complete original Bill Black Combo albums from 1962 - "Movin'" and "Bill Black's Record Hop" plus bonus tracks from non-album 45s.
10 - V.A. - SKIFFLE PARTY 3CD
Three disc set packed with the essential original recordings of the 1950s skiffle era inc Lonnie Donegan, Johnny Duncan, Ken Colyer, The Vipers & more.

PSYCHOBILLY:

1 - THE CRAMPS : BELTED BUCKLED & BARE
Limited Edition 10" vinyl only release capturing The Cramps live on stage in Sweden in 1991. Excellent sound quality - recorded for radio broadcast.
2 - THE METEORS : F**K THE BOOTLEGGERS
Double CD collection of reclaimed bootleg material given official release by the psychobilly originators, remastered for improved sound quality.
3 - HENRY & THE BLEEDERS : LOOKING BACKWARDS
Henry and The Bleeders are back with a vengeance with their third and best album to date.
4 - THE NEVROTIX : ALIVE
The Nevrotix with their own take on psychobilly music. 13 brand songs, each with it's own short story influenced by horror & crime noir.
5 - THE WRECK : SAILOR'S GRAVE
new psychobilly sensations The Wreck unleash their debut album. Featuring members of The Astro-Zombies along with Matt Voodoo (Bamboula).
6 - DEMON RAID : UGLY DIRTY & ROTTEN
Blood thirsty slap-bass psychobilly trio from Finland, Demon Raid unleash their demonic debut album.
7 - PSYCHWARD BREAKOUTS : PSYCHWARD BREAKOUTS
Five socially depressed and mentally unstable band members playing psychobilly with a ruthless, deadly edge.
8 - CP CATS : PSYCHOBILLY IS HERE TO STAY
CP Cats was founded in 1992, and now, at last, here is their first CD release - an overview of those 23 years!
The songs are brought to you the only way these five Psychobilly evangelists know how... taking you over to the dark side just to double slap your face!
9 - THE METEORS : ATTACK OF THE CHAINSAW MUTANTS CD + DVD
Double-disc set from the psychobilly genre originators gathering 1980s live performances and promo videos.
10 - MEMPHIS MORTICIANS : DIAL M FOR MORTICIAN
Stompin’ Trashbilly Psychosis with ten fantastic originals covers of Johnny Fallin’s "Wild Streak" and The Tall Boys' "Final Kick".

Hal Peters and his Trio are of of the finest authentic rockabilly bands to come out of Europe in recent years.
Founded in 1984 as the Hal Peters Trio, their repertoire includes both self penned material and carefully chosen covers from the songbook of rockabilly legends such as Sid King, George "Thumper" Jones, Carl Perkins and Mac Curtis.
The band became popular pretty fast and today they are an established and highly acclaimed act within rockabilly circles.
Their debut album "Snatch It and Grab It" was released in in 1986 and it soon gained wider exposure and international distribution.
More albums and singles followed and somewhere down the line the band expended from a trio to a quartet to include a drummer.
Many gigs in Europe and the U.S.A. followed and Hal Peters and His Trio also backed 1950s legends such as Ray Campi, Joe Clay, Curtis Gordon, Mac Curtis and Hayden Thompson and also the Swedish Hank Edwards.
In the late 1980's the band expanded to a six piece combo and leaned more towards Western Swing, changing their name to Hal Peters & His String Dusters.
Now they are back in four piece line-up, and playing pure authentic rockabilly once again.
Hal Peters and His Trio's new album Crazy Mixed Up Blues showcases the band's the deep knowledge of the musical genre that they are devoted to.

A band called Sinful has been something of a mystery to Neo-Rockabilly and 1980s psychobilly fans - with interest stirred by a popular Youtube clip which captures a television appearance dating from 1983.
Apart from that song "Holywell Dene" on Youtube, little else was known about the band - until now.
The Sinful are back - now called Saint Dom & The Sinful - to put the pieces in place with this new album which takes the title from the song in that much viewed video clip.
It is brimming with excellent Neo-Rockabilly, touching on rockin' psychobilly - with superb original songs, enhanced by great production and performance.
Three decades on, the Sinful sound is finally captured on this truly top-notch Neo-Rockabilly release.

 

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Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart January 2018

Friday, 29 December 2017 08:48:14 Europe/London

ROCKABILLY:

1 - THE POLECATS : RARITIES - THE LEGEND & THE TRUTH CD
Previously unissued tracks and rockin' rarities from one of the leading bands of the 1980s Rockabilly revival.
2 - GO GETTERS : LOVE AND HATE
New studio album from the Swedish rockabilly trio - their first in almost a decade.
3 - RAY COLLINS HOT CLUB : 1 TO 5 JIVE
Eighth album from the fantastic swingin' Rhythm & Blues outfit that never fails to impress.
4 - SCOTTY BAKER : LADY KILLER
Third and best album to date from Australian rockabilly singer Scotty Baker with 14 all original tracks.
5 - THE LINCOLNS : HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL
16 superb tracks of finest high energy '50s inspired Teddyboy Rock 'n' Roll - melodic, atmospheric and totally rockin'!
6 - JD MCPHERSON : UNDIVIDED HEART AND SOUL
JD McPherson's third album develops his sound further, mixing influences of Link Wray and The Sonics into his Rock 'n' Roll 'n' Rhythm & Blues cocktail.
7 - MEE KATS : LET'S GO BOPPIN'
New album from the UK rockabilly trio led by ex-Sureshots and Skip Rats Colin Mee.
8 - REBEL DEAN : WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN'
Rebel Dean takes his Shakin' Stevens tribute show on the road, performing the hits of the UKs biggest selling male artist of the 1980s.
9 - DARREL HIGHAM : ONE FOR THE ROAD
New studio album from the rockabilly guitar man with lots of great rockin' originals and a cool Jack Scott cover too.
10 - ROCKABILLY MAFIA - SIGNATURE IN BLOOD CD
Brand new album from Germany's legendary trio - even better than their 30th anniversary from 2015 "Row!".

ROCK 'N' ROLL:

1 - V.A. - TEENAGE REBEL PARTY 3CD
Three discs packed with absolute classic 1950s Rock 'n' Roll & Rockabilly inc Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Little Richard, Carl Perkins etc.
2 - V.A. - ROCKABILLY RED HOT & RARE Volume 4 4CD
Fourth collection in the series with 100 rare rockin' 1950s rockabilly originals from Don Willis, Rudy Grayzell, Sammy Masters, Alvis Wayne etc
3 - IKE TURNER : SESSIONOGRAPHY 4CD
Four disc set gathering the early work of Ike Turner, featuring Kings Of Rhythm, Jackie Brenston, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Ace, Rosco Gordon etc.
4 - V.A. - DOO WOP VOLUME 2 4CD
Four disc sent presenting 100 of the greatest Doo-Wop recordings from 1958 to 1962 inc. The Olympics, The Flamingos, The Skyliners, The Mystics etc
5 - V.A. - SURF - THE EARLY YEARS 4CD
Four disc set packed with early essentials from the original Surf wave including The Surfmen, The Scarlets, The Lively Ones, The Bel-Airs etc.
6 - BILL BLACK COMBO : RETURN OF BILL BLACK'S COMBO CD
Two complete original Bill Black Combo albums from 1962 - "Movin'" and "Bill Black's Record Hop" plus bonus tracks from non-album 45s.
7 - V.A. - SKIFFLE PARTY 3CD
Three disc set packed with the essential original recordings of the 1950s skiffle era inc Lonnie Donegan, Johnny Duncan, Ken Colyer, The Vipers & more.
8 - V.A. - JOE MEEK AT THE CONTROLS Volume 2 4CD
Four disc set presenting the early work of legendary record producer Joe Meek. Featuring John Leyton, Emile Ford, Marty Wilde, Ricky Wayne etc
9 - ROY ORBISON : 60 ESSENTIAL RECORDINGS 3CD
60 track three-disc set from The Big O, packed with the original early essentials from one of the greatest performers of the late 1950s and early '60s.
10 - V.A. - ROCKABILLY RED HOT & RARE Volume 3 (4CD)
- 100 rare and rockin' 1950s rockabilly originals inc Jackie Lee Cochran, The Jiants, Werly Fairburn, Hank Mizell, Alvis Wayne, Curtis Gordon and others.

PSYCHOBILLY:

1 - THE METEORS : F**K THE BOOTLEGGERS
Double CD collection of reclaimed bootleg material given official release by the psychobilly originators, remastered for improved sound quality.
2 - THE NEVROTIX : ALIVE
The Nevrotix with their own take on psychobilly music. 13 brand songs, each with it's own short story influenced by horror & crime noir.
3 - THE WRECK : SAILOR'S GRAVE
new psychobilly sensations The Wreck unleash their debut album. Featuring members of The Astro-Zombies along with Matt Voodoo (Bamboula).
4 - THE CRAMPS : HANKY PANKY
Recordings from two superb performances, both originally live FM broadcasts. The Cramps love on stage in Belgium in April 1996, and Amsterdam from March 1990.
5 - PSYCHOWARD BREAKOUTS : PSYCHOWARD BREAKOUTS
Five socially depressed and mentally unstable band members playing psychobilly with a ruthless, deadly edge.
6 - THE CARAVANS : IF IT AIN'T BROKE
Ten inch coloured vinyl LP with brand new studio recordings from one of the UK's most consistent Neo-Rockabilly/Psychobilly bands.
7 - THE METEORS : ATTACK OF THE CHAINSAW MUTANTS CD + DVD
Double-disc set from the psychobilly genre originators gathering 1980s live performances and promo videos.
8 - MEMPHIS MORTICIANS : DIAL M FOR MORTICIAN
Stompin’ Trashbilly Psychosis with ten fantastic originals covers of Johnny Fallin’s "Wild Streak" and The Tall Boys' "Final Kick".
9 - SIX SILVER BULLETS : SIX SILVER BULLETS
Debut album from a psychobilly trio hailing from the darkest depths of Hell-A (Los Angeles, California) that formed in 2011.
10 - VINCE RIPPER & THE RODENT SHOW : PLANET SHOCKORAMA
Psycho-Trash rock 'n' roll sounds influenced by The Cramps and Alien Sex Fiend, emanating from the deep, dark cosmos!

The end of the year means less new releases, and therefore not much change in our best sellers charts.
Once again the Rockabilly chart is headed by The Polecats recently released rarities collection "The Legend & The Truth", with competition coming from Swedish rockabilly trio The Go-Getters and German Rhythm & Blues aces Ray Collins' Hot Club.
New release making an impact come from UK trio The Mee Kats, led by the prolific Colin Mee who is well known as an ex-member of The Sureshots, his releases with The Skip Rats, and more recently he has also been releasing solo material.
Also new is Signature In Blood by longstanding German trio the Rockabilly Mafia who celebrated 30 years of rockin' in 2015 with their excellent "Row" album, and this follow-up is every bit as good. Rockabilly Mafia has a unique style of Neo-Rockabilly which has made them a cult band in their home country.
The psychobilly chart sees no change at Number One as genre originators The Meteors hold on to the top spot.
There are several new releases entering the top ten though, with Sweden's Nevrotix proving popular with their second album Alive. They stamped there mark on the scene a couple of years ago with their debut album "Paranoid", and they power onwards in their style of psychobilly which is firmly rooted in the Neo-Rockabilly tradition.
Also from Sweden are The Psychoward Breakouts, and from California, USA are Six Silver Bullets, two bands ready to make an impression on the international scene with their first CD releases.
And for vinyl Psychobilly collectors, Memphis Morticians and Vince Ripper's Rodent Show will appeal to fans of the Garage Trash side of the genre, both with new limited edition LP releases.
Heading the Rock 'n' Roll chart is an excellent low-price 3-disc set chock full of 1950s rockin' classics! "Teenage Rebel Party" gathers the biggest hitters of the Rock 'n' Roll era - Vincent, Berry, Cochran, Holly, Presley etc, punctuated with some lesser-known rockabilly gems from the likes of Don Willis, Joyce Green, Curtis Gordon and Jackie Morningstar. Perhaps the perfect introduction for someone new to Rock 'n' Roll - but also the ideal soundtrack to a road trip or a rockin' party.

Rockabilly MafiaMemphis MorticiansTeenage Rebel Party

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Posted in Chart By Nik Nik

Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart December 2017

Saturday, 2 December 2017 09:24:49 Europe/London

ROCKABILLY:

1 - THE POLECATS : RARITIES - THE LEGEND & THE TRUTH CD
Previously unissued tracks and rockin' rarities from one of the leading bands of the 1980s Rockabilly revival.
2 - GO GETTERS : LOVE AND HATE
New studio album from the Swedish rockabilly trio - their first in almost a decade.
3 - SCOTTY BAKER : LADY KILLER
Third and best album to date from Australian rockabilly singer Scotty Baker with 14 all original tracks.
4 - RAY COLLINS HOT CLUB : 1 TO 5 JIVE
Eighth album from the fantastic swingin' Rhythm & Blues outfit that never fails to impress.
5 - THE LINCOLNS : HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL
16 superb tracks of finest high energy '50s inspired Teddyboy Rock 'n' Roll - melodic, atmospheric and totally rockin'!
6 - JD MCPHERSON : UNDIVIDED HEART AND SOUL
JD McPherson's third album develops his sound further, mixing influences of Link Wray and The Sonics into his Rock 'n' Roll 'n' Rhythm & Blues cocktail.
7- REBEL DEAN : WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN'
Rebel Dean takes his Shakin' Stevens tribute show on the road, performing the hits of the UKs biggest selling male artist of the 1980s.
8 - DARREL HIGHAM : ONE FOR THE ROAD
New studio album from the rockabilly guitar man with lots of great rockin' originals and a cool Jack Scott cover too.
9 - LINDA GAIL LEWIS - A FAMILY AFFAIR CD
A rockin' show recorded live on stage in France 2016 featuring daughter Annie Marie Lewis and rockabilly guitar man Danny B Harvey.
10 - TEN BOB MILLIONAIRES : WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU CD
Excellent debut release from one of the hottest new bands on the UK scene. Straight ahead rockabilly with superb delivery.

ROCK 'N' ROLL:

1 - BAKER KNIGHT - BIPPIN' & BOPPIN' CD
A songwriter who wrote for Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Cochran proves himself as a fine 1950s rock 'n' roll singer too.
2 - DAVE BARTHOLOMEW - JUMP CHILDREN 2CD
Double CD with 57 superb slices of early New Orleans R&B from the singer, writer and producer best known for his work with Fats Domino.
3 - ROCKABILLY RED HOT & RARE Volume 4 4CD
Fourth collection in the series with 100 rare rockin' 1950s rockabilly originals from Don Willis, Rudy Grayzell, Sammy Masters, Alvis Wayne etc
4 - IKE TURNER : SESSIONOGRAPHY 4CD
Four disc set gathering the early work of Ike Turner, featuring Kings Of Rhythm, Jackie Brenston, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Ace, Rosco Gordon etc.
5 - DOO WOP VOLUME 2 4CD
Four disc sent presenting 100 of the greatest Doo-Wop recordings from 1958 to 1962 inc. The Olympics, The Flamingos, The Skyliners, The Mystics etc
6 - SURF - THE EARLY YEARS 4CD
Four disc set packed with early essentials from the original Surf wave including The Surfmen, The Scarlets, The Lively Ones, The Bel-Airs etc.
7 - BILL BLACK COMBO : RETURN OF BILL BLACK'S COMBO CD
Two complete original Bill Black Combo albums from 1962 - "Movin'" and "Bill Black's Record Hop" plus bonus tracks from non-album 45s.
8 - SKIFFLE PARTY 3CD
Three disc set packed with the essential original recordings of the 1950s skiffle era inc Lonnie Donegan, Johnny Duncan, Ken Colyer, The Vipers & more.
9 - RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUESIN’ BY THE BAYOU - LIVIN' LOVIN' AND LYIN' CD
A return to the bayou for a sixth helping of downhome R&B, sourced from the finest indie labels found in Louisiana and East Texas.
10 - MARK WYNTER - KICKIN UP THE LEAVES CD
Complete recordings from 1960 to 1962 from one the popular UK singer whose covers of US hits frequently outperformed the original versions.

PSYCHOBILLY:

1 - THE METEORS : F**K THE BOOTLEGGERS
Double CD collection of reclaimed bootleg material given official release by the psychobilly originators, remastered for improved sound quality.
2 - THE WRECK : SAILOR'S GRAVE
new psychobilly sensations The Wreck unleash their debut album. Featuring members of The Astro-Zombies along with Matt Voodoo (Bamboula).
3 - THE CRAMPS : HANKY PANKY
Recordings from two superb performances, both originally live FM broadcasts. The Cramps love on stage in Belgium in April 1996, and Amsterdam from March 1990.
4 - THE CARAVANS : IF IT AIN'T BROKE
Ten inch coloured vinyl LP with brand new studio recordings from one of the UK's most consistent Neo-Rockabilly/Psychobilly bands.
5 - THE METEORS : ATTACK OF THE CHAINSAW MUTANTS CD + DVD
Double-disc set from the psychobilly genre originators gathering 1980s live performances and promo videos.
6 - THE CREEPSHOW : DEATH AT MY DOOR
A raging, bloodcurdling and raucously rebellious showcase from Canada's road-harderned group of psychobilly misfits, The Creepshow.
7 - KITTY IN A CASKET : RISE
Kitty In A Casket take a firm stand, radical and undaunted on their new album "Rise", their most diverse release to date.
8 - THE HIGHLINERS : ACTION MAN
New album from the Psychobilly Rock 'n' Roll band, rockin' for over 30 years, but still retaining their sense of fun, packed with a powerful punch.
9 - STAGE FRITE : SCARIER THAN SWANS CD
Newly reformed 1980s British psychobillies with a strong album of new recordings combining up to date sounds with their trademark old-school psychobilly feel.
10 - THE CRAMPS : UGH! A MUSIC WAR
In 1981 the Cramps appeared on the IRS film Urgh! A Music War with the track Tear It Up. This is the full Cramps concert on limited edition pink vinyl.

The Polecats top the rockabilly chart for the second consecutive month with "Rarities - The Legend and The Truth", a collection of rare and unreleased recordings from one of the major bands of the 1980s rockabilly revival - but there is lots of competition for the top spot with great new releases from The Go Getters (Sweden), Scotty Baker (Australia), Ray Collins' Hot Club (Germany) and Rebel Dean (UK) all selling well.
The new Go Getters album "Love & Hate" is released just as the Swedish trio is nominated for the best rockabilly band at Ameripolitan Music Award 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee.
It is almost a decade since their previous album "Hot Rod Roadeo" appeared in 2008, and Love & Hate brings a mix of Peter Sandberg originals such as "Rattlesnake", "Song Get Me Started" and the title track, along with cover songs given the Go Getters rockabilly makeover.
To Go Getters continue to be a major force on the rockin' scene, regularly appearing at the major festivals all over Europe and beyond.
Scotty Baker's third album "Lady Killer" is his best release to date - once again showing off his songwriting talents via 14 all-original compositions, as well as a fine voice that excels on every track from Country to straight ahead Rock 'n' Roll and everything in between.
This new release was recorded in the UK with some of the finest rockin' musicians including David Doel (guitar and bass), Darrel Higham (guitar), Stephane Swervy (saxophone) and Ezra Lee (piano).
Ray Collins' Hot Club bring some powerful swinging Rhythm & Blues to the chart. "1 to 5 Jive" is their eighth album, but even this far into their career they still manages to surprise and impress with their talent and the quality of their output.
Rebel Dene's new album "Whole Lotta Shakin'" captures his acclaimed tribute to the biggest selling UK male artist of the 1980s. It is packed with hit after hit that rocketed Shakin' Stevens to the top of the national singles chart, making him an international star.

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Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart November 2017

Sunday, 29 October 2017 07:55:43 Europe/London

ROCKABILLY:

1 - THE POLECATS : RARITIES - THE LEGEND & THE TRUTH CD
Previously unissued tracks and rockin' rarities from one of the leading bands of the 1980s Rockabilly revival.
2 - JD MCPHERSON : UNDIVIDED HEART AND SOUL
JD McPherson's third album develops his sound further, mixing influences of Link Wray and The Sonics into his Rock 'n' Roll 'n' Rhythm & Blues cocktail.
3 - THE LINCOLNS : HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL
16 superb tracks of finest high energy '50s inspired Teddyboy Rock 'n' Roll - melodic, atmospheric and totally rockin'!
4 - DARREL HIGHAM : ONE FOR THE ROAD
New studio album from the rockabilly guitar man with lots of great rockin' originals and a cool Jack Scott cover too.
5 - LINDA GAIL LEWIS - A FAMILY AFFAIR CD
A rockin' show recorded live on stage in France 2016 featuring daughter Annie Marie Lewis and rockabilly guitar man Danny B Harvey.
6 - BOB BUTFOY : DELIVERANCE
First solo album from Bob Butfoy - frontman of rockabilly favourites Jack Rabbit Slim and formerly of Bob & The Bearcats.
7 - DANNY B HARVEY & ANNIE MARIE LEWIS : RECKLESS WILD AND CRAZY CD
Superb second album from rockabilly duo Danny B Harvey (Rockats, Headcats) & Annie Marie Lewis, niece of Jerry Lee and daughter of Linda Gail.
8 - TEN BOB MILLIONAIRES : WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU CD
Excellent debut release from one of the hottest new bands on the UK scene. Straight ahead rockabilly with superb delivery.
9 - EL CAMINO : 8 DAYS & DUSTED CD
Second album of hard edged rockabilly from an excellent British band that is crosses over both the rockabilly and psychobilly scenes.
10 - VARIOUS ARTISTS : STOMPIN' BY THE SEA CD
Rockabilly craziness from Jack Rabbit Slim, The Bullets, Sharna Mae & The Mayhems, The Retrobaits, Delta 88, Hicksville Bombers and more.

ROCK 'N' ROLL:

1 - ROCKABILLY RED HOT & RARE Volume 4 4CD
Fourth collection in the series with 100 rare rockin' 1950s rockabilly originals from Don Willis, Rudy Grayzell, Sammy Masters, Alvis Wayne etc
2 - IKE TURNER : SESSIONOGRAPHY 4CD
Four disc set gathering the early work of Ike Turner, featuring Kings Of Rhythm, Jackie Brenston, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Ace, Rosco Gordon etc.
3 - DOO WOP VOLUME 2 4CD
Four disc sent presenting 100 of the greatest Doo-Wop recordings from 1958 to 1962 inc. The Olympics, The Flamingos, The Skyliners, The Mystics etc
4 - SURF - THE EARLY YEARS 4CD
Four disc set packed with early essentials from the original Surf wave including The Surfmen, The Scarlets, The Lively Ones, The Bel-Airs etc.
5 - BILL BLACK COMBO : RETURN OF BILL BLACK'S COMBO CD
- Two complete original Bill Black Combo albums from 1962 - "Movin'" and "Bill Black's Record Hop" plus bonus tracks from non-album 45s.
6 - SKIFFLE PARTY 3CD
Three disc set packed with the essential original recordings of the 1950s skiffle era inc Lonnie Donegan, Johnny Duncan, Ken Colyer, The Vipers & more.
7 - THE FIREBALLS : QUITE A PARTY - THE EARLY YEARS CD
36 track anthology of The Fireballs instro singles from 1959 to 1962, as well as recordings with vocalists Jimmy Gilmer and Chuck Tharp.
8 - JOE MEEK AT THE CONTROLS Volume 2 4CD
Four disc set presenting the early work of legendary record producer Joe Meek. Featuring John Leyton, Emile Ford, Marty Wilde, Ricky Wayne etc
9 - ROY ORBISON : 60 ESSENTIAL RECORDINGS 3CD
60 track three-disc set from The Big O, packed with the original early essentials from one of the greatest performers of the late 1950s and early '60s.
10 - ROCKABILLY RED HOT & RARE Volume 3 (4CD)
- 100 rare and rockin' 1950s rockabilly originals inc Jackie Lee Cochran, The Jiants, Werly Fairburn, Hank Mizell, Alvis Wayne, Curtis Gordon and many others.

PSYCHOBILLY:

1 - THE METEORS : F**K THE BOOTLEGGERS
Double CD collection of reclaimed bootleg material given official release by the psychobilly originators, remastered for improved sound quality.
2 - THE CRAMPS : HANKY PANKY
Recordings from two superb performances, both originally live FM broadcasts. The Cramps love on stage in Belgium in April 1996, and Amsterdam from March 1990.
3 - THE CARAVANS : IF IT AIN'T BROKE
Ten inch coloured vinyl LP with brand new studio recordings from one of the UK's most consistent Neo-Rockabilly/Psychobilly bands.
4 - THE METEORS : ATTACK OF THE CHAINSAW MUTANTS CD + DVD
Double-disc set from the psychobilly genre originators gathering 1980s live performances and promo videos.
5 - THE CREEPSHOW : DEATH AT MY DOOR
A raging, bloodcurdling and raucously rebellious showcase from Canada's road-harderned group of psychobilly misfits, The Creepshow.
6 - KITTY IN A CASKET : RISE
Kitty In A Casket take a firm stand, radical and undaunted on their new album "Rise", their most diverse release to date.
7 - THE HIGHLINERS : ACTION MAN
New album from the Psychobilly Rock 'n' Roll band, rockin' for over 30 years, but still retaining their sense of fun, packed with a powerful punch.
8 - STAGE FRITE : SCARIER THAN SWANS CD
Newly reformed 1980s British psychobillies with a strong album of new recordings combining up to date sounds with their trademark old-school psychobilly feel.
9 - SURFIN' WOMBATZ : MENAGERIE OF ABONIATIONS
Ten inch coloured vinyl LP with brand new studio recordings from one of the UK psychobilly bands to emerge out of the 1980s London scene.
10 - THE CRAMPS : UGH! A MUSIC WAR
In 1981 the Cramps appeared on the IRS film Urgh! A Music War with the track Tear It Up. This is the full Cramps concert on limited edition pink vinyl.

The Polecats' "Rarities - The Legend & The Truth" CD is a collection of previously unissued tracks and rockin' rarities from one of the leading bands of the 1980s Rockabilly revival.
With Rockabilly music attracting a huge, young, international following, the major record companies invested in youthful bands that brought new energy and freshness to the genre.
Arista signed the Stray Cats, EMI signed the Jets, Virgin signed The Shakin' Pyramids and Mercury snapped up London 4-piece The Polecats - and with the input of ace producer Dave Edmunds, released on of the best rockabilly albums of the genre with "Polecats Are Go".
Hit singles and TV appearances capitalized on their success, with John I'm Only Dancing, Rockabilly Guy, Marie Celeste and Make A Circuit With Me climbing the charts.
This release gathers rarities from several different sessions, with highlights including Double Life, Keep Ringing You and Little By Little.
The accompanying booklet includes rare photos and new liner notes by Polecats guitarist Boz Boorer.
The pick of this month's psychobilly releases comes from genre originators The Meteors.
F**k The Bootleggers captures the band live and raw - a double CD collection of reclaimed bootleg material, given an official release, remastered for improved sound quality.
The set is brimming with pure psychobilly classics including fan favourites such as Shout So Loud, When A Stranger Calls, Graveyard Stomp, Mutant Rock, Rockabilly Psychosis, Chainsaw Boogie, Wreckin' Crew and many others.

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Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart October 2017

Monday, 2 October 2017 06:05:38 Europe/London

ROCKABILLY:

1 - JD MCPHERSON : UNDIVIDED HEART AND SOUL
JD McPherson's third album develops his sound further, mixing influences of Link Wray and The Sonics into his Rock 'n' Roll 'n' Rhythm & Blues cocktail.
2 - THE LINCOLNS : HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL
16 superb tracks of finest high energy '50s inspired Teddyboy Rock 'n' Roll - melodic, atmospheric and totally rockin'!
3 - DARREL HIGHAM : ONE FOR THE ROAD
New studio album from the rockabilly guitar man with lots of great rockin' originals and a cool Jack Scott cover too.
4 - BOB BUTFOY : DELIVERANCE
First solo album from Bob Butfoy - frontman of rockabilly favourites Jack Rabbit Slim and formerly of Bob & The Bearcats.
5 - DANNY B HARVEY & ANNIE MARIE LEWIS : RECKLESS WILD AND CRAZY CD
Superb second album from rockabilly duo Danny B Harvey (Rockats, Headcats) & Annie Marie Lewis, niece of Jerry Lee and daughter of Linda Gail.
6 - TEN BOB MILLIONAIRES : WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU CD
Excellent debut release from one of the hottest new bands on the UK scene. Straight ahead rockabilly with superb delivery.
7 - GLENN DORAN & THE PRAIRIE ECHOES : WILD ABOUT YOUR LOVIN'
Authentic Hillbilly and Country Rockabilly with a great mix of originals and well performed vintage cover songs.
8 - SIROCCO BROS. : COME ON IN
- Second full-length from the Siroccos - raw authentic Rockabilly and Blues Bop with dark undertones and Charlie Feathers influences.
9 - JACKIE LEE COCHRAN : ROLLIN' ROCK RECORDINGS
- Two original albums - Swamp Fox and Rockabilly Legend - together on one CD. 24 original Rollin' Rock recordings by a true rockabilly legend.
10 - DARREL HIGHAM : HELL'S HOTEL
- Rockabilly guitar man Higham presents a superb collection of songs that capture the cathartic essence of his moving forward in life.

ROCK 'N' ROLL:

1 - ROCKABILLY RED HOT & RARE Volume 4 4CD
Fourth collection in the series with 100 rare rockin' 1950s rockabilly originals from Don Willis, Rudy Grayzell, Sammy Masters, Alvis Wayne etc
2 - IKE TURNER : SESSIONOGRAPHY 4CD
Four disc set gathering the early work of Ike Turner, featuring Kings Of Rhythm, Jackie Brenston, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Ace, Rosco Gordon etc.
3 - DOO WOP VOLUME 2 4CD
Four disc sent presenting 100 of the greatest Doo-Wop recordings from 1958 to 1962 inc. The Olympics, The Flamingos, The Skyliners, The Mystics etc
4 - SURF - THE EARLY YEARS 4CD
Four disc set packed with early essentials from the original Surf wave including The Surfmen, The Scarlets, The Lively Ones, The Bel-Airs etc.
5 - THE FIREBALLS : QUITE A PARTY - THE EARLY YEARS CD
36 track anthology of The Fireballs instro singles from 1959 to 1962, as well as recordings with vocalists Jimmy Gilmer and Chuck Tharp.
6 - JOE MEEK AT THE CONTROLS Volume 2 4CD
Four disc set presenting the early work of legendary record producer Joe Meek. Featuring John Leyton, Emile Ford, Marty Wilde, Ricky Wayne etc
7 - RITCHIE VALENS : ESSENTIAL RECORDINGS 2CD
Double disc presenting all of the known recordings from Ritchie Valens who tragically died in the plane crash that also killed Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper.
8 - CAR SONGS PARTY - ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL COLLECTION 3CD
Three disc set with 60 car themed gems by Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Vince Taylor, Bo Diddley, Eddie Cochran, along with many more obscure Rockabilly sides.
9 - ROCK 'N' ROLL Volume 2 (4CD)
- 100 more of the greatest original Rock 'n' Rollers from Gene Vincent, Larry Williams, Gene Summers, Link Wray, Chuck Berry and many many more.
10 - ROCKABILLY RED HOT & RARE Volume 3 (4CD)
- 100 rare and rockin' 1950s rockabilly originals inc Jackie Lee Cochran, The Jiants, Werly Fairburn, Hank Mizell, Alvis Wayne, Curtis Gordon and many others.

PSYCHOBILLY:

1 - THE CRAMPS : HANKY PANKY
Recordings from two superb performances, both originally live FM broadcasts. The Cramps love on stage in Belgium in April 1996, and Amsterdam from March 1990.
2 - THE CARAVANS : IF IT AIN'T BROKE
Ten inch coloured vinyl LP with brand new studio recordings from one of the UK's most consistent Neo-Rockabilly/Psychobilly bands.
3 - THE METEORS : ATTACK OF THE CHAINSAW MUTANTS CD + DVD
Double-disc set from the psychobilly genre originators gathering 1980s live performances and promo videos.
4 - THE CREEPSHOW : DEATH AT MY DOOR
A raging, bloodcurdling and raucously rebellious showcase from Canada's road-harderned group of psychobilly misfits, The Creepshow.
5 - KITTY IN A CASKET : RISE
Kitty In A Casket take a firm stand, radical and undaunted on their new album "Rise", their most diverse release to date.
6 - THE HIGHLINERS : ACTION MAN
New album from the Psychobilly Rock 'n' Roll band, rockin' for over 30 years, but still retaining their sense of fun, packed with a powerful punch.
7 - STAGE FRITE : SCARIER THAN SWANS CD
Newly reformed 1980s British psychobillies with a strong album of new recordings combining up to date sounds with their trademark old-school psychobilly feel.
8 - SURFIN' WOMBATZ : MENAGERIE OF ABONIATIONS
Ten inch coloured vinyl LP with brand new studio recordings from one of the UK psychobilly bands to emerge out of the 1980s London scene.
9 - THE CRAMPS : UGH! A MUSIC WAR
In 1981 the Cramps appeared on the IRS film Urgh! A Music War with the track Tear It Up. This is the full Cramps concert on limited edition pink vinyl.
10 - PRISON OF BLUES : GRAVEYARD PARTY CD
Fast furious Psychobilly from Indonesia! Formed as a Punk band in 2007, they soon discovered psychobilly and replaced their electric bass with a double bass.

This month's Rock 'n' Roll chart is once again dominated by the 4-CD sets that offer so much classic original material for just a little money.
The fourth volume in the "Rockabilly Red Hot & Rare" series delivers another 100 vintage stompers and shakers by an incredible list of rockabilly originals including Don Willis, Rudy Grayzell, Sammy Masters, Alvis Wayne, Jackie Lee Cochran, Larry Donn, The Recalls, Jeff Daniels, Jay Chevalier, Jackie Morningstar, Ronnie Self, Herbie Duncan, Sonny Cole, Don Woody, Eddie Bond, Royce Porter, Pat Cupp, Benny Joy, Charlie Feathers and to name but a few.
Another various artists set recently issued is the second volume in the "Doo Wop" series - this one focuses on 1958 to 1962 with tracks from The Olympics, The Flamingos, The Elegants, Danny & the Juniors, Dion & the Belmonts, The Skyliners, The Mystics, The Clovers, The Crests, The Cadillacs, The Moonglows, The Five Satins, The Regents, The Jive Five, The Marcels, Curtis Lee and many others.
The first volume in the "Surf - The Early Years" has also emerged, and among it's huge track listing you will find gems from The Surfmen, The Scarlets, The Lively Ones, The Wailers, The Bel-Airs, The Rumblers, Bruce Johnston, The Astronauts, Dick Dale, Gary Usher, The Tornadoes, The Fireballs and many more.
Also of interest is "Sessionography - Volume One" presenting four discs of early work from Ike Turner, featuring the recordings that he made with The Kings Of Rhythm, Jackie Brenston, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Ace, Rosco Gordon, Little Milton, Elmore James, Billy Emerson, BB King, Jesse Knight, Bobby Bland The Prisonaires and many others.
There is also a second set of "Joe Meek At The Controls" gathering the early work of the legendary British record producer - featuring has recordings with John Leyton, Emile Ford and the Checkmates, The Flee-Rekkers, Marty Wilde, Ricky Wayne, Lance Fortune and more.
The pick of the release from contemporary artists comes from JD McPherson with his third album "Undivided Heart and Soul" CD which sees him develop a tougher sound inspired by Link Wray and The Sonics, "Reckless Wild & Crazy"- the superb second album from rockabilly duo Danny B Harvey & Annie Marie Lewis which sees the Neo-Rockabilly guitar slinger hook up with the niece of Jerry Lee and daughter of Linda Gail, and the debut album from The Ten Bob Millionaires, where one of the UK rockin' scene's most exciting bands deliver some classy straight-ahead Rockabilly music.

 

 

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Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart September 2017

Saturday, 2 September 2017 11:06:10 Europe/London

ROCKABILLY:

1 - THE LINCOLNS : HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL
16 superb tracks of finest high energy '50s inspired Teddyboy Rock 'n' Roll - melodic, atmospheric and totally rockin'!
2 - DARREL HIGHAM : ONE FOR THE ROAD
New studio album from the rockabilly guitar man with lots of great rockin' originals and a cool Jack Scott cover too.
3 - BOB BUTFOY : DELIVERANCE
First solo album from Bob Butfoy - frontman of rockabilly favourites Jack Rabbit Slim and formerly of Bob & The Bearcats.
4 - GLENN DORAN & THE PRAIRIE ECHOES : WILD ABOUT YOUR LOVIN'
Authentic Hillbilly and Country Rockabilly with a great mix of originals and well performed vintage cover songs.
5 - SIROCCO BROS. : COME ON IN
- Second full-length from the Siroccos - raw authentic Rockabilly and Blues Bop with dark undertones and Charlie Feathers influences.
6 - JACKIE LEE COCHRAN : ROLLIN' ROCK RECORDINGS
- Two original albums - Swamp Fox and Rockabilly Legend - together on one CD. 24 original Rollin' Rock recordings by a true rockabilly legend.
7 - DARREL HIGHAM : HELL'S HOTEL
- Rockabilly guitar man Higham presents a superb collection of songs that capture the cathartic essence of his moving forward in life.
8 - BO WALTON - BREAK ON OUT
- First class Rock 'n' Roll music which combines Rockabilly rhythms, pop melodies and Country twang.
9 - DIME STORE DUKES : CAN'T STOP ME FROM DREAMIN’
15 rockabilly scorchers of the debut release from a new UK band featuring ex-members of Black Cat Trio, Del Rio Ramblers and The Rhythmaires.
10 - HOT WHEELS : UNCHAINED MELODIES
Neo-Rockabilly with strong rockin '80s influences, with the addition of harmonica on some tracks. A great mix of originals and cover songs.

ROCK 'N' ROLL:

1 - VARIOUS : ROCK 'N' ROLL Volume 2 (4CD)
- 100 more of the greatest original Rock 'n' Rollers from Gene Vincent, Larry Williams, Gene Summers, Link Wray, Chuck Berry and many many more.
2 - VARIOUS : DOO-WOP Volume 1 (4CD)
- 100 of the greatest original Doo-Wop recordings from 1953 to 1957 inc The Harptones, The Flamingos, The Crows, The Orioles, The Prisonaires, The Vocaleers etc
3 - VARIOUS : ROCKABILLY RED HOT & RARE Volume 3 (4CD)
- 100 rare and rockin' 1950s rockabilly originals inc Jackie Lee Cochran, The Jiants, Werly Fairburn, Hank Mizell, Alvis Wayne, Marvin Rainwater. Curtis Gordon and many others.
4 - UNSUNG HEROES OF BRITISH ROCK 'n' ROLL (2CD)
- 50 of the finest British tracks from the Rock 'n' Roll era inc. Terry Dene, Terry Wayne, Vince Eager, Wee Willie Harris, Johnny Kidd, Vince Taylor, Dickie Pride etc.
5 - MONSTERS VAMPIRES VOODOOS & SPOOKS
- 33 undead slabs of gruesome ghoulish Rock 'n' Roll from Johnny Fuller, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, John Zacherle, Jackie Morningstar, Screaming Lord Sutch & many others.
6 - SANTO & JOHNNY : FIVE CLASSIC ALBUMS PLUS SINGLES (4CD)
Four disc set presenting five original Santo & Johnny albums, plus the non-album tracks which were released as singles.
7 - BOBBY DARIN : SINGLES COLLECTION 1956-1962 (4CD)
Four disc set presenting the singles release by the legendary Bobby Darin between 1956 and 1962.
8 - LINK WRAY : JACK THE RIPPER
- 34 track collection of the early singles released between 1957 and 1962 - including the hits, the classics and lots of hard-to-find rockin' rarities.
9 - LINK WRAY : THE RUMBLE MAN CD + DVD
- Double disc CD & DVD recorded during Link Wray's UK tour of March 1996. The DVD is a mix of live footage and documentary, plus an extensive interview.
10 - BLUESIN' BY THE BAYOU - AIN'T BROKE AIN'T HUNGRY CD
- Rare blues from the Deep South – including unreleased tracks and takes. Inc. Lightnin' Slim, Lazy Lester, Slim Harpo, Barbara Lynn and many others.

PSYCHOBILLY:

1 - THE CRAMPS : HANKY PANKY
Recordings from two superb performances, both originally live FM broadcasts. The Cramps love on stage in Belgium in April 1996, and Amsterdam from March 1990.
2 - THE CARAVANS : IF IT AIN'T BROKE
Ten inch coloured vinyl LP with brand new studio recordings from one of the UK's most consistent Neo-Rockabilly/Psychobilly bands.
3 - THE METEORS : ATTACK OF THE CHAINSAW MUTANTS CD + DVD
Double-disc set from the psychobilly genre originators gathering 1980s live performances and promo videos.
4 - THE CREEPSHOW : DEATH AT MY DOOR
A raging, bloodcurdling and raucously rebellious showcase from Canada's road-harderned group of psychobilly misfits, The Creepshow.
5 - KITTY IN A CASKET : RISE
Kitty In A Casket take a firm stand, radical and undaunted on their new album "Rise", their most diverse release to date.
6 - THE HIGHLINERS : ACTION MAN
New album from the Psychobilly Rock 'n' Roll band, rockin' for over 30 years, but still retaining their sense of fun, packed with a powerful punch.
7 - STAGE FRITE : SCARIER THAN SWANS CD
Newly reformed 1980s British psychobillies with a strong album of new recordings combining up to date sounds with their trademark old-school psychobilly feel.
8 - SURFIN' WOMBATZ : MENAGERIE OF ABONIATIONS
Ten inch coloured vinyl LP with brand new studio recordings from one of the UK psychobilly bands to emerge out of the 1980s London scene.
9 - THE CRAMPS : UGH! A MUSIC WAR
In 1981 the Cramps appeared on the IRS film Urgh! A Music War with the track Tear It Up. This is the full Cramps concert on limited edition pink vinyl.
10 - LONG TALL TEXANS : HEADLESS
Limited Edition coloured vinyl ten-inch album with brand new recordings from the longstanding psychobilly scene favourites.

The pick of this month's new releases come from the stars of the current Rock 'n' Roll and Rockabilly scene, with the top 4 albums of the Rockabilly chart coming from British artists Darrel Higham, Bob Butfoy, Glenn Doran and the Prairie Echoes and Australian band The Lincolns.
The Lincolns, from Adelaide, have become one of the top names on the Rock 'n' Roll scene - propelled by some superb album releases and regular visits to Europe where they are now held in very high esteem. Their two previous albums were released in the UK, but Hundred Dollar Bill is an imported Australian release which presents sixteen superb tracks of finest high energy 1950s inspired Teddyboy Rock 'n' Roll. It is melodic, atmospheric and totally rockin' throughout. The Lincolns have everything going for them - not only do they sound great, but they also capture the Teddy Boy look in a very cool way.
Darrel Higham has been very prolific for the last two decades, not only releasing his own material, but appearing as a band member or session musician for countless other artists. Most notable was his contribution in the success of his ex-wife Imelda May, and since their split Higham has added another two solo albums to his ever expanding body of work.
Higham is also featured on the debut album "Deliverance" by Jack Rabbit Slim frontman Bob Butfoy, which notably also features ace rockabilly drummer Rob Tyler who is known for his work with Restless and Dave Phillips among others.
The Rockabilly/Hillbilly crossover sound is currently enjoying something of a revival, and one of the best bands to come out of it are Glenn Doran and the Prairie Echoes. They have been busy with festival appearances and already made their mark with two vinyl singles. "Wild About Your Lovin'" is the much anticipated debut album which perfectly captured their blend of authentic Hillbilly and Country Rockabilly with a great mix of originals and well performed vintage cover songs. The superb vocals and harmonies are augmented by excellent steel guitar and fiddle.
For 1950s Rock 'n' Roll fans, the series of great value 4-CD sets continues with new releases from Bobby Darin and Santo & Johnny, as well as a second "Rock 'n' Roll" volumes which gathers 100 more absolute classics of the era.
New Psychobilly releases come from Canada's Creepshow, British funsters The Highliners, and the full set from The Cramps 1981 show which produced the recording of "Tear It Up" which was used is the film "Urgh! A Music War".


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Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart August 2017

Monday, 31 July 2017 04:57:28 Europe/London

ROCKABILLY:

1 - SIROCCO BROS. : COME ON IN
- Second full-length from the Siroccos - raw authentic Rockabilly and Blues Bop with dark undertones and Charlie Feathers influences.
2 - JACKIE LEE COCHRAN : ROLLIN' ROCK RECORDINGS
- Two original albums - Swamp Fox and Rockabilly Legend - together on one CD. 24 original Rollin' Rock recordings by a true rockabilly legend.
3 - V.A. : IT'S A ROCKABILLY RIOT Volume 2
- 26 tracks from some of the rockin' scene's best bands inc The Retrobaits, Jack Rabbit Slim, The Bullets, Devil's Deuce, Darrel Higham, Sharna Mae etc
4 - DARREL HIGHAM : HELL'S HOTEL
- Rockabilly guitar man Higham presents a superb collection of songs that capture the cathartic essence of his moving forward in life.
5 - BO WALTON - BREAK ON OUT
- First class Rock 'n' Roll music which combines Rockabilly rhythms, pop melodies and Country twang.
6 - DIME STORE DUKES : CAN'T STOP ME FROM DREAMIN’ CD
15 rockabilly scorchers of the debut release from a new UK band featuring ex-members of Black Cat Trio, Del Rio Ramblers and The Rhythmaires.
7 - THE DISCOVERIES : THE DISCOVERIES
- The debut album from an exciting young band bringing their fresh Rockabilly and Rock ‘n’ Roll sounds to the scene.
8 - MR BREATHLESS : CAN'T STOP ROCKIN' CD
- Solid Rock 'n' Roll from the piano pounding wild man marking his return to the label that released his debut album no less than 20 years ago.
9 - ALICE JAYNE : INSIDE THE COVER
- A stunning mix of Rockabilly, Blues and Soul delivered with infectious passion, authenticity and stylish flair.
10 - JOHNNY KNIFE & HIS RIPPERS : SHARP AS A RAZOR CD
- Greasy rebel rockin' trio fronted by John Sindre Lynhaug of Rebels Revenge, with members of The Town Rebels and Foggy Mountain Rockers.

ROCK 'N' ROLL:

1 - VARIOUS : DOO-WOP Volume 1 (4CD)
- 100 of the greatest original Doo-Wop recordings from 1953 to 1957 inc The Harptones, The Flamingos, The Crows, The Orioles, The Prisonaires, The Vocaleers etc
2 - VARIOUS : ROCKABILLY RED HOT & RARE Volume 3 (4CD)
- 100 rare and rockin' 1950s rockabilly originals inc Jackie Lee Cochran, The Jiants, Werly Fairburn, Hank Mizell, Alvis Wayne, Marvin Rainwater. Curtis Gordon and many others.
3 - UNSUNG HEROES OF BRITISH ROCK 'n' ROLL (2CD)
- 50 of the finest British tracks from the Rock 'n' Roll era inc. Terry Dene, Terry Wayne, Vince Eager, Wee Willie Harris, Johnny Kidd, Vince Taylor, Dickie Pride etc.
4 - MONSTERS VAMPIRES VOODOOS & SPOOKS
- 33 undead slabs of gruesome ghoulish Rock 'n' Roll from Johnny Fuller, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, John Zacherle, Jackie Morningstar, Screaming Lord Sutch & many others.
5 - ELVIS PRESLEY : AT THE MOVIES Volume 2 (4CD)
- Four disc collection gathering the music from Elvis Presley's movies Wild in the Country, Blue Hawaii, Follow That Dream, Kid Galahad and Girls Girls Girls.
6 - VARIOUS ARTISTS : ROCKABILLY REVOLUTION 3CD
- Three disc set with 60 original rockabilly essentials from Johnny Burnette, Charlie Feathers, Janis Martin, Joe Clay, Dale Hawkins and many others.
7 - LINK WRAY : THE RUMBLE MAN CD + DVD
- Double disc CD & DVD recorded during Link Wray's UK tour of March 1996. The DVD is a mix of live footage and documentary, plus an extensive interview.
8 - HMV 1962 (4CD)
- Four disc set gathering 100 tracks released on HMV label 1962 inc Dion, Johnny Kidd, Mike Berry, The Outlaws, Jamie Coe, Jo Ann Campbell, Mike Pedicin and many others.
9 - ESQUERITA : WILDCAT SHAKEOUT REVISITED
- 24 of the greatest recordings from one of the most flamboyant artist of the Rock 'n' Roll era who cut some of the wildest, craziest records of the 1950s.
10 - THE SPOTNICKS : SURFIN' IN OUTER SPACE
- The complete 1961-'62 releases from the legendary Scandinavian instrumental band inc their complete first two albums and rare bonus tracks.

PSYCHOBILLY:

1 - THE CRAMPS : HANKY PANKY
- Recordings from two superb performances, both originally live FM broadcasts. The Cramps love on stage in Belgium in April 1996, and Amsterdam from March 1990.
2 - THE CARAVANS : IF IT AIN'T BROKE
- Ten inch coloured vinyl LP with brand new studio recordings from one of the UK's most consistent Neo-Rockabilly/Psychobilly bands.
3 - THE METEORS : ATTACK OF THE CHAINSAW MUTANTS CD + DVD
Double-disc set from the psychobilly genre originators gathering 1980s live performances and promo videos.
4 - KITTY IN A CASKET : RISE
- Kitty In A Casket take a firm stand, radical and undaunted on their new album "Rise", their most diverse release to date.
5 - STAGE FRITE : SCARIER THAN SWANS CD
- Newly reformed 1980s British psychobillies with a strong album of new recordings combining up to date sounds with their trademark old-school psychobilly feel.
6 - SURFIN' WOMBATZ : MENAGERIE OF ABONIATIONS
- Ten inch coloured vinyl LP with brand new studio recordings from one of the UK psychobilly bands to emerge out of the 1980s London scene.
7 - BEST OF BRITISH PSYCHOBILLY
- UK psychobilly from Long Tall Texans, The Caravans, Epileptic Hillbillys, Surfin’ Wombatz, Norm & The Nightmarez, Mad Dog Cole, Devil's Deuce and many others.
8 - LONG TALL TEXANS : HEADLESS 10" LP​ VINYL
Limited Edition coloured vinyl ten-inch album with brand new recordings from the longstanding psychobilly scene favourites.
9 - BATMOBILE : BRAND NEW BLISTERS
- Dutch psychobilly legends, still with their original line-up, return the the scene with their first new studio album in 20 years!
10 - HORST WITH NO NAME ORCHESTRA : BLACK SOULS IN BLUE JEANS CD
Rowdy rockin' Garage Rock 'n' Roll as Horst expands from a one man band to a duo, adding Orchestra to the name.

With Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent and even some R&B acts like Little Richard and Fats Domino gaining popularity in the 1950s, it was obvious that Britain could no longer rely on ageing pop singers to service the young rock 'n' roll audience and the search for home grown talent began.
"Unsung Heroes Of British Rock 'n' Roll" is an excellent 2CD set which turns the spotlight onto some of the lesser known Rock 'n' Roll acts that surfaced on our shores.
Although Tommy Steele can't quite be labelled as unsung, he was the first British teenage star to perform Rock 'n' Roll and scored the first home grown hit with the original song "Rock With The Caveman".
The journey rocks on with 50 tracks including Terry Dene's cracking "Baby She's Gone", Wee Willie Harris' "Riot in Cell Block No.9", Dickie Pride's "Slippin 'n' Slidin'" and Vince Taylor's Brand New Cadillac - perhaps the UK's greatest rock and roll record.
This is a remarkable trip down memory lane which will no doubt remind the fans and jukebox junkies of the era's underrated or forgotten gems.

The 1950s saw a huge renaissance of Horror, Monster and Vampire movies, TV shows and comics in the United States, which coincided with the arrival of Rock 'n' Roll.
This led to the appearance of a plethora of novelty discs, often on tiny, mysterious, local record labels, some of which crossed over to become major hits.
"Monsters Vampires Voodoos and Spooks" is a 33-track celebration of such recordings, ranging from the obscure to multi-million-sellers.
It includes hits like John Zacherle's ghoulish "Dinner With Drac", Sheb Wooley's high octane "Purple People Eater" and the genre's biggest success, Bobby Boris Pickett & The Crypt Kickers' perennial "Monster Mash".
Then there are serious collectors' items from Carl Bonafede, Kip Tyler, Jackie Morningstar, Scottie Stuart, Leroy Bowman & The Arrows, Earl Patterson with The Darts, Frank N. Stein & The Tombstones and Jimmy Dee & The Meteors.
Also featured are such diverse names as Screamin' Jay Hawkins, LaVern Baker, Bo Diddley, The Big Bopper, The Hollywood Flames, Bert Convy, Johnny Fuller and Screaming Lord Sutch with many of the rarer tracks unavailable elsewhere on CD.

Rock 'n' Roll wild man Mr. Breathless has been hammering his piano all since the mid 1990s... and there's no stopping him - as the title of his new album "Can't Stop Rockin'" indicates.
This solid set also marks the return of the artist to Bluelight Records, the label that released his debut album no less than 20 years ago.
The track listing reveals what the album is all about: straightforward rock 'n' roll killers with no fillers, drawn from the catalog of Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, Gene Summers, Little Richard... and Crazy Cavan 'n' the Rhythm Rockers.


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Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart July 2017

Saturday, 24 June 2017 12:10:47 Europe/London

ROCKABILLY:

1 - SIROCCO BROS. : COME ON IN
- Second full-length from the Siroccos - raw authentic Rockabilly and Blues Bop with dark undertones and Charlie Feathers influences.
2 - DARREL HIGHAM : HELL'S HOTEL
- Rockabilly guitar man Higham presents a superb collection of songs that capture the cathartic essence of his moving forward in life.
3 - BO WALTON - BREAK ON OUT
- First class Rock 'n' Roll music which combines Rockabilly rhythms, pop melodies and Country twang.
4 - THE DISCOVERIES - THE DISCOVERIES
The debut album from an exciting young band bringing their fresh Rockabilly and Rock ‘n’ Roll sounds to the scene.
5 - BULLETS - SOMETHIN' REAL GOOD
- More wild rockin' action from The Bullets! Superb third album the UK rockabilly trio - now with new bass player Darren Richards.
6 - ALICE JAYNE - INSIDE THE COVER
A stunning mix of Rockabilly, Blues and Soul delivered with infectious passion, authenticity and stylish flair.
7 - RUSTI STEEL & THE STARTONES - DON'T TAKE THE RHYTHM FROM THE BLUES
Rusti Steel has been rockin' the hillbilly music for many years - and this new album is one of his very best and most diverse to date.
8 - BERNIE WOODS & THE FOREST FIRES : 7 ULTIMATE GUITARS
- UK Rock 'n' Roll favourites release their new album with guest appearances from some of the rockin' scene's top guitarists including Darrel Higham, John O'Malley and Bill Crittenden.
9 - MOUSE ZINN : EMBASSY RECORDINGS
- Brand new rockabilly recordings from Mouse Zinn -  frontman of Red Hot 'n' Blue and The Space Cadets - with rockin' guitar man Darrel Higham. 
10 - DEVIL'S DEUCE - SUPERCHARGED
- After causing a stir with their "Passion Pit" EP, Cornwall's Devil's Deuce unleash 15 power-packed blasts of full throttle High-Octane rockabilly!

ROCK 'N' ROLL:

1 - VARIOUS : ROCKABILLY RED HOT & RARE Volume 3 (4CD)
- 100 rare and rockin' 1950s rockabilly originals inc Jackie Lee Cochran, The Jiants, Werly Fairburn, Hank Mizell, Alvis Wayne, Marvin Rainwater. Curtis Gordon and many others.
2 - ELVIS PRESLEY : AT THE MOVIES Volume 2 (4CD)
- Four disc collection gathering the music from Elvis Presley's movies Wild in the Country, Blue Hawaii, Follow That Dream, Kid Galahad and Girls Girls Girls.
3 - VARIOUS ARTISTS : ROCKABILLY REVOLUTION 3CD
- Three disc set with 60 original rockabilly essentials from Johnny Burnette, Charlie Feathers, Janis Martin, Joe Clay, Dale Hawkins and many others.
4 - LINK WRAY : THE RUMBLE MAN CD + DVD
- Double disc CD & DVD recorded during Link Wray's UK tour of March 1996. The DVD is a mix of live footage and documentary, plus an extensive interview.
5 - HMV 1962 (4CD)
- Four disc set gathering 100 tracks released on HMV label 1962 inc Dion, Johnny Kidd, Mike Berry, The Outlaws, Jamie Coe, Jo Ann Campbell, Mike Pedicin and many others.
6 - VARIOUS : SKIFFLE VOLUME 1 4CD
- Four discs presenting 100 original recordings from the Skiffle era inc. Ken Colyer, The Vipers, Bob Cort, Lonnie Donegan, Johnny Duncan, Don Lang & many others.
7 - VARIOUS : DECCA 1962 4CD
Four discs presenting 100 tracks released as singles on the Decca label in 1962 inc The Tornados, Billy Fury, Jet Harris, Don Lang, Mark Wynter, Joe Brown & many mores.
8 - SANTO & JOHNNY : 5 ORIGINAL LPs 3CD
- Five original albums, plus bonus tracks - from Santo and Johnny Farina, the rock 'n' roll guitar duo from Brooklyn, New York best for their classic hit Sleepwalk.
9 - ROY ORBISON : OOBY DOOBY - THE SUN YEARS
- The early rockabilly recordings Roy Orbison made between 1956 and 1958, at the Memphis Recording Service prior to signing with the RCA-Victor and Monument labels.
10 - DON GIBSON - COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1952-1962 4CD
Four disc set presenting Don Gibson's complete recordings from 1952 to 1962.

PSYCHOBILLY:

1 - THE CRAMPS : HANKY PANKY
- Recordings from two superb performances, both originally live FM broadcasts. The Cramps love on stage in Belgium in April 1996, and Amsterdam from March 1990.
2 - THE METEORS : ATTACK OF THE CHAINSAW MUTANTS CD + DVD
Double-disc set from the psychobilly genre originators gathering 1980s live performances and promo videos.
3 - THE CARAVANS : IF IT AIN'T BROKE
- Ten inch coloured vinyl LP with brand new studio recordings from one of the UK's most consistent Neo-Rockabilly/Psychobilly bands.
4 - SURFIN' WOMBATZ : MENAGERIE OF ABONIATIONS
- Ten inch coloured vinyl LP with brand new studio recordings from the UK psychobilly bands which emerged out of the 1980s London scene.
5 - LONG TALL TEXANS : HEADLESS 10" LP​ VINYL
Limited Edition coloured vinyl ten-inch album with brand new recordings from the longstanding psychobilly scene favourites.
6 - BATMOBILE : BRAND NEW BLISTERS
- Dutch psychobilly legends, still with their original line-up, return the the scene with their first new studio album in 20 years!
7 - THE GRUMPYNATORS : CITY OF SIN ​​​​​​​CD
Genre-defying undergound rockers mixing Rockabilly, Punk & Hard Rock, drawing comparisons with Volbeat, Dropkick Murphys & Nekromantix.
8 - GO GO CULT : WE COME FROM PLANET GOO
CD release of the complete Headhunter sessions from the unique and Hypnotic Psycho-delic Garage Punkabilly band.
9 - LONG TALL TEXANS : FIVE BEANS IN THE WHEEL
Limited Edition coloured vinyl reissue of psychobilly scene favourites The Long Tall Texans album from 1989.
10 - SNAKERATTLERS : THIS IS RATTLEROCK
Stripped back and raw, the Snakerattlers carve their sound from trashy rockabilly, garage, surf and all things wrong in Rock 'n' Roll.

Trash Rock & Roll duo The Snakerattlers release their debut album "This Is Rattlerock!".
Stripped back and raw, the album draws on trashy rockabilly, garage, surf and all things wrong as Snakerattlers carve their own sound, while giving nods to the dark and obscure influences that drive them.
This Is Rattlerock was recorded on reel-to-reel tape by Adam Richards of Leeds rockabilly trio X Ray Cat Trio and has a fetishistic, trashy sound evoking the sounds of the cult 1960s Pebbles Compilations.
Like Lux and Ivy before them, Dan and Naomi Gott will enthrall you with this exciting new band, an evolution from their former garage punk three-piece The Franceens, which left their many fans dismayed when the band came to an end last year.
The Snakerattlers went public the week before the pair's wedding, with a self-organised gig in their hometown of York.
The band is inescapably entwined with Dan and Naomi's matrimony as they spend most weekends travelling the UK to satiate a hot appetite for their live Rock & Roll show.

Other highlights of the new releases come from The Sirocco Bros with their second full-length album of raw and rockin' Rockabilly and Blues Bop.
Their sound retains authenticity, with dark undertones and Charlie Feathers influences. Alice Jayne guests on two tracks.
50s Rock 'n' Roll collectors are treated to a third volume in the Rockabilly Red Hot and Rare series, delivering another 100 of the finest 1950s rockin' obscurities.
Other multi-disc sets come in the form of a second collection of movie songs from Elvis Presley, a 100 song set of tracks released on the HMV label in 1962, and a fine three-disc set compiling five original albums and more from guitar duo Santo and Johnny.
For psychobillies there is brand new material from scene stalwarts The Caravans and The Surfin' Wombatz.

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