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Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart September 2019

Monday, 2 September 2019 05:35:14 Europe/London

1 : The Meteors : When Guitars Attack - Mental Instrumentals #2
Long awaited second all-instrumental album - a lethal overdose of Paul Fenech's spine-bending Psychobilly guitar backed by The Meteors' pulsating Voodoo-Billy beat.
2 : Stray Cats : 40
40 years since they formed in 1979 and 26 years since their last studio album (1993's Original Cool), The Stray Cats are back with a brand new release.
3: The Hyperjax : Bringing The Bad Back Home
Punk Rockabilly mayhem since 1996, The Hyperjax release their fifth studio album presenting their strongest material to date.
4: Darrel Higham & The Enforcers : Bop Machine
Mostly uptempo rockabilly from Darrel Higham's rockin' trio, strongly weighted with rockin' originals punctuated with well chosen cover songs.
5 : Hillbilly Moon Explosion : The Sparky Sessions
A complete album of duets with Hillbilly Moon Explosion and Mark ‘Sparky’ Phillips of Demented Are Go.
6 : The Trashmen : Surfin’ Bird - Very Best Of The Trashmen
The very best of The Trashmen, including the classic title track, all of the tracks from their 1964 debut album, along with their other finest moments.
7: Johnny Earl : Rockin' Mo
Superb diverse rock 'n' roll album from one of the genre's best current singers - backed by some of the rock 'n' roll scene's finest musicians.
8 : Good Rockin’ Tonight : How Beautiful Was That!
Original compositions and rockin' cover songs from one of the UK rock 'n' roll scene's most established and versatile bands, led by Mark Keeley and featuring guitar ace John O'Malley.
9: Lennebrothers Band : Rocking Live Around the Fire Station
From the ashes of German rock ’n’ roll band Lennerockers rises the LenneBrothers Band with a mix of Rock ’n’ Roll, Country, Blues and other kinds of Roots Music.
10: Big Six : Don't Stop... Rock!
25 track "Best Of" CD from the all-star Rock 'n' Roll featuring members of The Stargazers, Big Town Playboys and Sugar Ray Ford & The Hot Shots.
11: Bo Diddley : Say Man, Back Again
28 original recordings from one of the most influential artists of the Rock 'n' Roll era, featuring singles released between 1959 and 1962
12: Marty Wilde : Marty ~ A Lifetime In Music 1957-2019 (Boxed Set)
A unique celebration of Marty’s long and illustrious career - 4 discs including all the hits and many rare and previously unheard recordings.
13: The Strays : Drop Out Zone
UK band with enough appeal to make it big both on and beyond the rockabilly/psychobilly scenes, mixing influences from the Stray Cats and Imelda May to No Doubt and White Stripes.
14: Lee Rocker : The Low Road
Double CD/DVD set with the original Stray Cat and his band rockin' through a storming set of the most important songs of his 40 year career.
15: Jimmy Nolen : Strollin' With Nolen
55 track double disc from one of the most influential guitarists of the 20th Century. His 1950s recordings released under his own name and as a session guitarist with Monte Easter, Johnny Otis, Chuck Higgins, Rudy Ray Moore etc.
16: Wanda Jackson : Funnel Of Love
Double disc set Featuring two complete albums - Lovin' Country Style and Wonderful Wanda, along with 27 non-album A & B sides released between 1954 and 1962.
17: Link Wray : Link Sings Elvis
Best known for his growling guitar instrumentals, Link was also a fine singer and an enormous Elvis Presley fan, as shown on this 10" vinyl LP
18 : The Empires : Swingin' Rhymes and Sky Lines
First class swingin' Rock 'n' Roll featuring ex-members of The Intelligents, guitar ace John O'Malley of (Good Rockin' Tonight/The Nitros) and saxophonist Pete Cook.
19: Catfish Kings : Fish Are Jumpin'
1950s style Rock ’n’ Roll, boogie woogie and rockin’ rhythm & blues with influences from Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis.
20: Joe Brown : Darktown Strutters Crazy Worlds and Pictures Of You
34 track collection gathering everything that Joe Brown recorded between 1959 and 1962 for the Decca, Pye and Piccadilly labels.
21: Mr Breathless : The Wild One - Ultimate Collection
Piano pounding Rock 'n' Roll inspired by Jerry Lee Lewis and Crazy Cavan - 20 tracks with the best cuts from his rare albums plus 4 new recordings.
22: Johnny Carroll : Rock 'n' Roll Ruby
29 tracks including all the singles cut at the peak of his career Decca, Warner Bros, Duchess, and Sun Records' subsidiary label Phillips International.
23: John Barry Seven : Hits, Misses Beat Girls & 007s
Prior to his successful movie themes, John Barry fronted The John Barry Seven. 36 track collection of his early recordings including all the hit singles up until 1962.
24: Isley Brothers : Just One Mo' Time
25 tracks including the singles from 1960 to 1962 showing The Isley's were moulding the sound of Rhythm & Blues, including the undeniably classic Twist & Shout.
25: Lucky Devils : News From Earth
The seventh album from French trio The Lucky Devils, marking 20 years of hard rockin' psychobilly!

The Hyperjax have been dishing out their explosive brand of Punk Rockabilly mayhem since they were formed in North West Engand in the Summer of 1996.
Originally a "rockin' scene" trio of Sam Woods on guitar and vocals, double bassist Bob Corner and drummer Martin Cox, The Hyperjax found that they had a shared interest in psychobilly, and were soon no longer a comfortable fit in the rockin' clubs.
They began to develop their own material and sound, and were welcomed by the Psychobilly scene, and found soon found themselves sharing a stage with the likes of The Nekromantix, Batmobile and The Quakes in the USA at the New Jersey Big Rumble Weekender - before they had even released an album!
By 2001 the band was playing around mainland Europe as well as up and down the UK, gaining momentum with the release of their debut album "Generation X-Rated".
Since then the band has toured hard, with several line-up changes, and a handful of fine albums. 2019 sees them sounding stronger than ever, with a solid line-up of Dan Woods on upright bass and Neil Holden on drums - of course still fronted by Sam Woods on guitar and vocals. "Bringing The Bad Back Home" is their fifth album and sees them deliver their strongest material to date.

John Barry is chiefly remembered for his memorable movie themes, but before his composing successes he fronted the UK's finest Rock and Roll band, The John Barry Seven.
Apart from Barry (on trumpet) their most celebrated member was legendary guitarist Vick Flick, whose elegant twanging graces almost all of these recordings.
This 36 track collection presents the very best of the John Barry Seven's recordings for EMI's Parlophone and Columbia labels between 1957 and 1962.
In 1960 alone The John Barry Seven scored no less than six chart hit singles.
This set includes the hits "Hit and Miss" (#10 1960), "Beat For Beatniks" (#40 1960), "Never Let Go" (#49 1960), "Blueberry Hill" (#34 1960), "Walk Don't Run" (#11 1960), "Black Stockings" (#27 1960), "The Magnificent Seven" (#45 1961), "Cutty Sark" (#35 1962) and the career-defining "James Bond Theme" (#13 1962).
Also included are a couple of fearsome rarities, "Saturday's Child" from a Saturday Club LP, and "Rocco's Theme" which was released under the pseudonym Michael Angelo & His Orchestra.

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Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart August 2019

Sunday, 4 August 2019 10:15:06 Europe/London

1 : The Meteors : When Guitars Attack - Mental Instrumentals #2
Long awaited second all-instrumental album - a lethal overdose of Paul Fenech's spine-bending Psychobilly guitar backed by The Meteors' pulsating Voodoo-Billy beat.
2 : Stray Cats : 40
40 years since they formed in 1979 and 26 years since their last studio album (1993's Original Cool), The Stray Cats are back with a brand new release.
3: Darrel Higham & The Enforcers : Bop Machine
Mostly uptempo rockabilly from Darrel Higham's rockin' trio, strongly weighted with rockin' originals punctuated with well chosen cover songs.
4 : Hillbilly Moon Explosion : The Sparky Sessions
A complete album of duets with Hillbilly Moon Explosion and Mark ‘Sparky’ Phillips of Demented Are Go.
5 : The Trashmen : Surfin’ Bird - Very Best Of The Trashmen
The very best of The Trashmen, including the classic title track, all of the tracks from their 1964 debut album, along with their other finest moments.
6: Johnny Earl : Rockin' Mo
Superb diverse rock 'n' roll album from one of the genre's best current singers - backed by some of the rock 'n' roll scene's finest musicians.
7 : Good Rockin’ Tonight : How Beautiful Was That!
Original compositions and rockin' cover songs from one of the UK rock 'n' roll scene's most established and versatile bands, led by Mark Keeley and featuring guitar ace John O'Malley.
8: Big Six : Don't Stop... Rock!
25 track "Best Of" CD from the all-star Rock 'n' Roll featuring members of The Stargazers, Big Town Playboys and Sugar Ray Ford & The Hot Shots.
9: Marty Wilde : Marty ~ A Lifetime In Music 1957-2019 (Boxed Set)
A unique celebration of Marty’s long and illustrious career - 4 discs including all the hits and many rare and previously unheard recordings.
10: The Strays : Drop Out Zone
UK band with enough appeal to make it big both on and beyond the rockabilly/psychobilly scenes, mixing influences from the Stray Cats and Imelda May to No Doubt and White Stripes.
11: Lee Rocker : The Low Road
Double CD/DVD set with the original Stray Cat and his band rockin' through a storming set of the most important songs of his 40 year career.
12: Wanda Jackson : Funnel Of Love
Double disc set Featuring two complete albums - Lovin' Country Style and Wonderful Wanda, along with 27 non-album A & B sides released between 1954 and 1962.
13: Link Wray : Link Sings Elvis
Best known for his growling guitar instrumenals, Link was also a fine singer and an enormous Elvis Presley fan, as shown on this 10" vinyl LP
14: Joe Brown : Darktown Strutters Crazy Worlds and Pictures Of You
34 track collection gathering everything that Joe Brown recorded between 1959 and 1962 for the Decca, Pye and Piccadilly labels.
15: Mr Breathless : The Wild One - Ultimate Collection
Piano pounding Rock 'n' Roll inspired by Jerry Lee Lewis and Crazy Cavan - 20 tracks with the best cuts from his rare albums plus 4 new recordings.
16: Johnny Carroll : Rock 'n' Roll Ruby
29 tracks including all the singles cut at the peak of his career Decca, Warner Bros, Duchess, and Sun Records' subsidiary label Phillips International.
17: Ray Smith : Travelin' With Ray
Ray Smith's original Judd Records album, featuring his big hit Rockin' Little Angel, packed out with bonus cuts to make a magnificent 32 track CD release.
18 : The Empires : Swingin' Rhymes and Sky Lines
First class swingin' Rock 'n' Roll featuring ex-members of The Intelligents, guitar ace John O'Malley of (Good Rockin' Tonight/The Nitros) and saxophonist Pete Cook.
19: Catfish Kings : Fish Are Jumpin'
1950s style Rock ’n’ Roll, boogie woogie and rockin’ rhythm & blues with influences from Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis.
20: Warren Smith : So Long I'm Gone - Complete Singles 1956-1962
33 tracks including the A & B side of every single that he released between 1956 & '62, along with all the non-single tracks from his first album and more!
21: Louvin Brothers : Runnin’ Wild
Widely viewed as spiritual forefathers of The Everly Brothers with their close harmony vocal style, this 31 track collection gathers their Capitol Records singles 1954-’62.
22: Lucky Devils : News From Earth
The seventh album from French trio The Lucky Devils, marking 20 years of hard rockin' psychobilly!
23: Dion DiMucci : Ruby Baby + Donna The Prima Donna
Dion’s two 1963 original Columbia albums making their CD debut - coupled together for a must-have release.
24: Big Walter Horton : From Memphis To Chicago
Influentialblues harmonica player, here are his own recordings 1951 to 1956 along with his session work for Willie Nix, Joe Hill Louis, Tampa Red, Sunnyland Slim etc
25: Ralph Willis : Hop On Down The Line
Double disc set with 47 tracks including his best known recording Gonna Hop On Down the Line from 1953.

Instrumental recordings were always during the 1950s Rock 'n' Roll years, perhaps peaking the following decade with the Surf boom.
The Meteors found that surf and rock 'n' roll instrumentals perfectly mutated into the psychobilly style that they developed in the early 1980s.
They often opened live shows with the surf classic "Wipe Out" and have featured other vintage instros in their set over the years, as well as recording many original psychobilly instrumental stompers over their 40 year career.
"When Guitars Attack - Mental Instrumental #2" is the second all-instrumental Meteors collection, although founder member and guitar slinger P Paul Fenech has delivered two more sets with his Psycho-Surf side-project The Surfin' Dead.
Here is a lethal overdose of Fenech's spine-bending Psychobilly guitar backed by The Meteors' pulsating Voodoo-Billy beat with 16 pure psychobilly instrumental stompers.

"Surfin' Bird - The Very Best of The Trashmen", released on both CD and vinyl, features the classic title track and includes all of the tracks from their 1964 debut album, along with their other finest moments.
The ostentatiously self-proclaimed "Surfin' sound of the mid-west" the Trashmen shot back into public consciousness when the single "Surfin' Bird" narrowly missed the number one slot in the UK singles chart in 2010 after a massively successful online movement which arose from the use of the song in an episode of "Family Guy".
"Surfin' Bird" has also been recorded by numerous artists including The Ramones and The Cramps, as well as being used in several movies and television shows.
Proving that The Trashmen were so much more than a one-hit act, this collection features an ace cover of Dick Dale's "Misirlou", a cool selection of well-executed surf instrumentals, surf-inflected covers of "It's So Easy" and "Money", and several other surf and hot-rod greats.

Good Rockin’ Tonight have long been established as one of the top names on the UK Rock 'n' Roll scene.
Fronted by the dynamic Mark Keeley, they have built up a strong reputation which includes national TV appearances and 16 CD releases to date.
The classy four-piece group also features John O’Malley who is widely regarded as one of the finest rock 'n' roll and rockabilly guitarists around today, Kurt Simms on double bass and Daz Leggatt on drums - making up a versatile band that mixes classic style rock ‘n’ roll together with rockabilly and Doo Wop vocal harmonies.
They deliver a great 17 track selection of rockin' cover songs and original compositions on their latest album How Beautiful Was That!

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Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart July 2019

Monday, 1 July 2019 08:27:03 Europe/London

1 : Stray Cats : 40
40 years since they formed in 1979 and 26 years since their last studio album (1993's Original Cool), The Stray Cats are back with a brand new release.
2 : Hillbilly Moon Explosion : The Sparky Sessions
A complete album of duets with Hillbilly Moon Explosion and Mark ‘Sparky’ Phillips of Demented Are Go.
3: Darrel Higham & The Enforcers : Bop Machine CD
Mostly uptempo rockabilly from Darrel Higham's rockin' trio, strongly weighted with rockin' originals punctuated with well chosen cover songs.
4: The Deltas : Boogie Train
Limited edition 10" coloured vinyl EP/mini-album from The Deltas - recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee!
5: Big Six : Don't Stop... Rock!
25 track "Best Of" CD from the all-star Rock 'n' Roll featuring members of The Stargazers, Big Town Playboys and Sugar Ray Ford & The Hot Shots.
6: Johnny Earl : Rockin' Mo CD
Superb diverse rock 'n' roll album from one of the genre's best current singers - backed by some of the rock 'n' roll scene's finest musicians.
7: Marty Wilde : Marty ~ A Lifetime In Music 4CD 1957-2019 (Boxed Set)
A unique celebration of Marty’s long and illustrious career - 4 discs including all the hits and many rare and previously unheard recordings.
8: Lee Rocker : The Low Road
Double CD/DVD set with the original Stray Cat and his band rockin' through a storming set of the most important songs of his 40 year career.
9: Johnny Carroll : Rock 'n' Roll Ruby CD
29 tracks including all the singles cut at the peak of his career Decca, Warner Bros, Duchess, and Sun Records' subsidiary label Phillips International.
10: Mr Breathless : The Wild One – Ultimate Collection CD
Piano pounding Rock 'n' Roll inspired by Jerry Lee Lewis and Crazy Cavan - 20 tracks with the best cuts from his rare albums plus 4 brand new recordings.
11: Ray Smith : Travelin' With Ray CD
Ray Smith's original Judd Records album, featuring his big hit Rockin' Little Angel, packed out with bonus cuts to make a magnificent 32 track CD release.
12: Warren Smith : So Long I'm Gone - Complete Singles 1956-1962 CD
33 tracks including the A & B side of every single that he released between 1956 & '62, along with all the non-single tracks from his first album and more!
13: Lucky Devils : News From Earth CD
The seventh album from French trio The Lucky Devils, marking 20 years of hard rockin' psychobilly!
14 : Hillbilly Moon Explosion : All Grown Up
Limited Edition vinyl re-release of the 2006 album recorded in San Diego, USA and featuring guitar ace Eddie Angel.
15: Dion DiMucci : Ruby Baby + Donna The Prima Donna CD
Dion’s two 1963 original Columbia albums making their CD debut - coupled together for a must-have release.
16: Big Mama Thornton - Story of My Blues CD
The first collection to feature the A & B sides of all the singles Big Mama Thornton released between 1951 and 1961 - 28 excellent R&B tracks!
17: Doctor Ross : Boogie Disease
26 killer cuts from a true one-man-band, his classic Cat Squirrel in 1959 brought him international fame and has been covered by several well-known artists.
18: The Strays : Drop Out Zone CD
UK band with enough appeal to make it big both on and beyond the rockabilly/psychobilly scenes, mixing influences from the Stray Cats and Imelda May to No Doubt and White Stripes.
19: Kim Lenz : Slowly Speeding
American roots music icon Kim Lenz returns with her fifth album - a culmination of some two decades of honing her songwriting and performing craft.
20: Billy Crash Craddock : Boom Boom Billy
29 track collection anthologizing his early Rock 'n' Roll career from 1957 to 1961, featuring his original 45s and collectors' rarities.
21: Lefty Frizzell - With You Always CD
Collection of 28 original Columbia recordings including all of the 1950s US Country Chart Hits from one of the most influential artists of the era.
22: The Retrobaits : All Systems Go
UK trio The Retrobaits successfully mix many styles of vintage rock 'n' roll, their originality and diversity setting them one step ahead of the pack.
23: Rose Maddox - Little Songs of Heartache CD
When The Maddox Bros & Rose disbanded in 1957 Rose carried on as a solo artists in much the same vein, becoming one of the era's most influential female Country Music performers.
24: James Brown - I've Got Money CD
Follow-up release to I've Got to Change - The Early Sessions 1956-1959, this release focuses on James Brown's single releases between 1959 and 1962.
25: Tommy Roe : Shelia / Sheila - The Early Years
His complete recordings 1960-62, plus his two earlier 45s recorded as a 17-year old with some tracks almost impossible to find elsewhere on CD.

Ray Smith's early Sun recordings such as "Right Behind You Baby", "You Made A Hit" and "Rockin' Bandit" may be regarded as genre classics, but they failed to chart and it wasn't until Ray switched labels to Judd Records that he scored his big hit record with "Rockin' Little Angel". The follow-up single "Put Your Arms Around Me Honey" however was only a minor hit, and Ray released a further couple of 45s on Judd, along with the album "Travellin' With Ray". 1961 saw him move briefly to Infinty Records before switching back to the Sun label the following year where two more singles were released.
The CD release of "Travelin' With Ray" is packed out with a mass of bonus cuts, resulting in a magnificent 32 track release.
As the rockabilly revival began to gather momentum in the late 1970s, forgotten '50s rockers were rediscovered and Ray began to play shows in Europe, one of which was recorded and released on the Dutch label Rockhouse Records. Ray Smith committed suicide in November 1979 aged 45, just before the resurgence of the rockabilly genre reached it's peak.
"Rock 'n' Roll Ruby" is a collector's edition CD which gathers together all of the sensational singles Johnny Carroll cut at the peak of his career for different labels such as Decca, Warner Bros, Duchess, and Sun Records' subsidiary label Phillips International.  An exciting singer and a talented songwriter, Johnny was one of those great rockabilly pioneers who never achieved the success and recognition he deserved.  Carroll shared band members with his friend Gene Vincent, and learned guitar, or at least was on some level mentored by Elvis Presley's legendary sideman Scotty Moore. Highlights on "Rock 'n' Roll Ruby" include explosive tracks like "Crazy Crazy Lovin'", "Hot Rock", "Wild Wild Women" and many others.
In addition, the four songs that Johnny performed in the 1957 Rock 'n' Roll movie "Rock Baby Rock It" have been included as bonus tracks.
"Rockin' Mo" by Johnny Earl is superb rock 'n' roll album from one of the genre's best current singers - backed by some of the rockin' scene's finest musicians.  There's a diverse selection of rockin' styles, switching from rock 'n' roll to rockin' rhythm & blues to rockabilly, along with other variations too. There's lots of original material - the self-penned songs are great and the covers are well chosen and perfectly performed.  Johnny's great vocals are supported by a strong cast of musicians including John O'Malley (guitar, bass, drums) along with Jim Hammond (piano), Pete Cook (saxophone) and Steve Lockwood (harmonica).

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Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart June 2019

Sunday, 2 June 2019 15:56:09 Europe/London

1 : Stray Cats : 40
40 years since they formed in 1979 and 26 years since their last studio album (1993's Original Cool), The Stray Cats are back with a brand new release.
2 : Hillbilly Moon Explosion : The Sparky Sessions
A complete album of duets with Hillbilly Moon Explosion and Mark ‘Sparky’ Phillips of Demented Are Go.
3: The Deltas : Boogie Train
Limited edition 10" coloured vinyl EP/mini-album from The Deltas - recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee!
4: Big Six : Don't Stop... Rock!
25 track "Best Of" CD from the all-star Rock 'n' Roll featuring members of The Stargazers, Big Town Playboys and Sugar Ray Ford & The Hot Shots. 
5: Marty Wilde : Marty ~ A Lifetime In Music 4CD 1957-2019 (Boxed Set)
A unique celebration of Marty’s long and illustrious career - 4 discs including all the hits and many rare and previously unheard recordings.
6: Lee Rocker : The Low Road
Double CD/DVD set with the original Stray Cat and his band rockin' through a storming set of the most important songs of his 40 year career.
7: Mr Breathless : The Wild One – Ultimate Collection CD
Piano pounding Rock 'n' Roll inspired by Jerry Lee Lewis and Crazy Cavan - 20 tracks with the best cuts from his rare albums plus 4 brand new recordings.
8: Warren Smith : So Long I'm Gone - Complete Singles 1956-1962 CD
33 tracks including the A & B side of every single that he released between 1956 & '62, along with all the non-single tracks from his first album and more!
9 : Hillbilly Moon Explosion : All Grown Up
Limited Edition re-release of the 2006 album recorded in San Diego, USA and featuring guitar ace Eddie Angel.
10: Dion DiMucci : Ruby Baby + Donna The Prima Donna CD
Dion’s two 1963 original Columbia albums making their CD debut - coupled together for a must-have release.
11: Doctor Ross : Boogie Disease
26 killer cuts from a true one-man-band, his classic Cat Squirrel in 1959 brought him international fame and has been covered by several well-known artists.
12: Kim Lenz : Slowly Speeding
American roots music icon Kim Lenz returns with her fifth album - a culmination of some two decades of honing her songwriting and performing craft.
13: Billy Crash Craddock : Boom Boom Billy
29 track collection anthologizing his early Rock 'n' Roll career from 1957 to 1961, featuring his original 45s amd collectors' rarities.
14: Tommy Roe : Shelia / Sheila - The Early Years
His complete recordings 1960-62, plus his two earlier 45s recorded as a 17-year old with some tracks almost impossible to find elsewhere on CD.
15: The Retrobaits : All Systems Go
UK trio The Retrobaits successfully mix many styles of vintage rock 'n' roll, their originality and diversity setting them one step ahead of the pack.
16: John Lewis : Where Would Rock 'n' Roll Be?
After 33 years pure rockin', this new album captures the true rockin' spirit of John Lewis with 13 tracks of top quality rockin' music - John Lewis style!
17: Clint Bradley : Soul Of The West
Solo album from the Blue Cats frontman consists entirely of his own songs influenced by his passion for Western music.
18: Dicky Doo : Madison + Teen Scene CD
33 track mixing quirky Rock 'n' Roll with Doo Wop vocals and chunky instrumentals. Their two original 1960 albums "Madison and Other Dances" & "Teen Scene".
19: Screamin' Rebel Angels : Heel Grinder
Fast, loud, full throttle rock 'n' roll attack - but then it also purrs and whispers thoughts you’ve never dared think. Unrelenting, high-energy & incendiary.
20: v.a. : Bop Cat Stomp - Rhythm ‘n’ Bluesin’ By The Bayou
28 R&B blasters with 11 previously unissued and others making their first ever appearance on CD. Inc Lester Robertson, Rockin' Sidney, Clifton Chenier etc.
21: Troy Shondell : Before This Time and After
21 tracks gathering his recordings on the Mercury, Liberty and Everest labels as well as those made between 1957 & 1960 under his real name Gary Shelton.
22: Jack Rabbit Slim - Live At The Hoochie Coochie Club
One of the most popular rockabilly bands of recent years with a great live performance captured with excellent sound quality.
23: Johnny Kidd & The Pirates : Quivers Down The Backbone
33 tracks from one of Britain's greatest rockers including the A&B sides of their singles from 1959 to 1962, plus a whole bunch of collectors' rarities.
24: Moon Mullican : I Done It
26 tracks focusing entirely on his uptempo recordings dating from 1949 to 1958, including the tracks he made with Boyd Bennett and his Rockets.
25: Johnnie & Jack : Ashes of Love - Greatest Recordings 1949-1962
Double disc set of Hillbilly Harmonies from their earliest classics and hits through to their final recordings as a duo in 1962.

One of the first generation of British rock’n’roll stars, Marty Wilde celebrates his 80th birthday in 2019 with a UK tour and a very personal quartet of discs from across a musical career which spans over six decades. During the late 1950s, Marty was one of the biggest UK rock 'n' roll stars, with a string of Top 10 hits on Philips Records, on which he was often backed by The Wildcats: Endless Sleep (No.4), Donna (No.3), A Teenager In Love (No.2), Sea Of Love (No.3) and Bad Boy (No.7). As the Sixties dawned, Marty continued to enjoy chart success while evolving his sound: Johnny Rocco (No.30), The Fight (No.47), Little Girl (No.16), Rubber Ball (No.9), Hide and Seek (No.47), Tomorrow’s Clown (No.33), Jezebel (No.19) and Ever Since You Said Goodbye (No.31).
In the mid-60s, he also recorded as a trio The Wilde Three with wife Joyce (ex-Vernons Girls) and Justin Hayward. In the late 1960s Marty became a hit songwriter for other artists, while his own performing career continued at pace throughout the 1970s. "Marty ~ A Lifetime In Music" is a unique celebration of Marty’s long and illustrious career. Discs One and Two are devoted to all of his early A and B sides including all the hits. Disc Three unveils a hitherto unissued Radio Luxembourg performance from 1959 while Disc Four boasts a whole CD of previously unheard demo recordings handpicked from Marty’s own archive.
Beautifully presented with remastered sound, detailed sleeve-notes and a booklet awash with images from across the years, this set perfectly commemorates the musical legacy of one of Britain’s most enduring talents who was awarded an MBE for his achievements.

Warren Smith has been revered for decades as one of the Kings of Memphis Rockabilly for the scintillating records he made for Sam Phillips' legendary Sun imprint. "So Long I'm Gone" presents the A and B of every single that Warren released between 1956 and 1962 - along with all the non-single tracks from his first album, plus some top quality 1950s cuts that inexplicably failed to get a release when they were originally recorded.
Sadly Warren's personal life was chaotic to say the least - he made some bad choices that impacted on his health and eventually landed him in prison for a spell.
He died in 1980 whilst on the verge of a comeback, before he had a chance to fully capitalise on the rockabilly revival.
Although he's been gone a long time now, appreciation for the great records that Warren made remains at a high level - rightly so as he cut some of the best recordings of the era.

Dion’s two 1963 original Columbia albums are coupled together to make their debut on CD.
Having parted company with the Belmonts in 1960, Dion DiMucci enjoyed a string of solo hits on Laurie Records, including the million-selling Runaround Sue, and two Top 20 albums before signing to Columbia Records in late ’62. By now a major star and with an uncompromising take on his own style – “I don’t sing white, I don’t sing black, I sing Bronx”, Dion’s arrival at the label heralded a significant sea change; A&R director Mitch Miller’s dislike of rock’n’roll was no secret while Dion himself was eager to break away from the “teen idol” tag.
His first Columbia single, a bluesy cover of Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller’s Ruby Baby, peaked at US #2 and spawned the first of two LPs in 1963.
Released in March ’63, “Ruby Baby” became his third Top 20 album. By contrast its follow-up, Donna The Prima Donna, fared less well – yet was more allied to Dion’s tastes.
Capitalising on the recent doo wop revival, alongside the self-penned title hit (US #6), the album included two Cleftones cover songs, Goffin & King’s overlooked This Little Girl (US #21) and a cover of Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw (US #31) which Dion had heard as a youngster by way of Hank Williams.

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Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart May 2019

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 11:34:46 Europe/London

1 : Stray Cats : 40
40 years since they formed in 1979 and 26 years since their last studio album (1993's Original Cool), The Stray Cats are back with a brand new release.
2 : Hillbilly Moon Explosion : The Sparky Sessions
A complete album of duets with Hillbilly Moon Explosion and Mark ‘Sparky’ Phillips of Demented Are Go.
3: Big Six : Don't Stop... Rock!
25 track "Best Of" CD from the all-star Rock 'n' Roll featuring members of The Stargazers, Big Town Playboys and Sugar Ray Ford & The Hot Shots.
4: Lee Rocker : The Low Road
Double CD/DVD set with the original Stray Cat and his band rockin' through a storming set of the most important songs of his 40 year career.
5: Hillbilly Moon Explosion : All Grown Up
Limited Edition re-release of the 2006 album recorded in San Diego, USA and featuring guitar ace Eddie Angel.
6: Kim Lenz : Slowly Speeding
American roots music icon Kim Lenz returns with her fifth album - a culmination of some two decades of honing her songwriting and performing craft.
7: Billy Crash Craddock : Boom Boom Billy
29 track collection anthologizing his early Rock 'n' Roll career from 1957 to 1961, featuring his original 45s amd collectors' rarities.
8: Clint Bradley : Soul Of The West
Solo album from the Blue Cats frontman consists entirely of his own songs influenced by his passion for Western music.
9: The Retrobaits : All Systems Go
UK trio The Retrobaits successfully mix many styles of vintage rock 'n' roll, their originality and diversity setting them one step ahead of the pack.
10: John Lewis : Where Would Rock 'n' Roll Be?
After 33 years pure rockin', this new album captures the true rockin' spirit of John Lewis with 13 tracks of top quality rockin' music - John Lewis style!
11: Screamin' Rebel Angels : Heel Grinder
Fast, loud, full throttle rock 'n' roll attack - but then it also purrs and whispers thoughts you’ve never dared think. Unrelenting, high-energy & incendiary.
12: Troy Shondell : Before This Time and After
21 tracks gathering his recordings on the Mercury, Liberty and Everest labels as well as those made between 1957 & 1960 under his real name Gary Shelton.
13: Jack Rabbit Slim - Live At The Hoochie Coochie Club
One of the most popular rockabilly bands of recent years with a great live performance captured with excellent sound quality.
14: Johnny Kidd & The Pirates : Quivers Down The Backbone
33 tracks from one of Britain's greatest rockers including the A&B sides of their singles from 1959 to 1962, plus a whole bunch of collectors' rarities.
15: Danny & The Juniors : Back At The Hop
Unfairly regarded one hit wonder, this 32 track collection includes all nine of their Hot 100 chart entries between 1957 and 1962.
16: Ronnie Self : Ain't I'm A Dog
One of the true 1950s rockabilly greats, this collection of his greatest recordings will generate a fresh wave of admiration for these stellar rockin' sides.
17: Rebel Dean : Rock 'n' Roll Heart
New album with lots of originals from one of the stars of the Rock 'n' Roll scene, Rebel Dene and his Star Cats - featuring PJ Proby.
18: Jets : 40 Rockin' Years
Unreleased gems and rarities from 1979 through to 2019 by one of the most successful rockin' rockabilly bands to come out of the UK.
19: Moon Mullican : I Done It
26 tracks focusing entirely on his uptempo recordings dating from 1949 to 1958, including the tracks he made with Boyd Bennett and his Rockets.
20: Tommy Sands : Sands Storm
CD release kicking off with the whole of his 1959 LP Sands Storm! followed by 16 singles including many of his hits recorded between 1957 and 1960.
21: Scatman Crothers : Rock 'n' Roll With Scat Man
The whole of his 1956 LP 17 bonus tracks! The most indepth overview of his singing career with several recordings never previously on CD.
22: Marvin Rainwater : Essential Recordings
Double disc set with 40 original recordings from the multi-talented Rockabilly Country singer who scored a string of hits in the late 1950s.
23: Million Dollar Tones : That's Right
7 piece band combining rockin' rhythm 'n' blues and 1950s black rock 'n' roll with New Orleans flavour into a gorgeous package.
24: Delta 88 : Firefly
Primitive '50's rockin' beats fused with a more contemporary edge to create an catchy and danceable rockabilly style.
25: Andy Starr : Rockin' Rollin' Stone
22 tracks - finest '50s rockabilly including "Rockin' Rollin' Stone", "She's A Going Jessie", "Dig Them Squeaky Shoes", "Give Me A Woman" etc

40 years since they first formed in 1979 - and 26 years since their last studio album (1993's Original Cool), The Stray Cats are back with a brand new release.
Brian Setzer, Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker mark 40 years of Stray Cats' Rockabilly with Cat Class and Cat Style with their new album studio album - simply titled 40. The Stray Cats will be touring through Europe in June and July to coincide with this landmark release, with UK dates at Birmingham O2 Acedemy (23rd June), Manchester O2 Apollo (25th June) and London Eventim Apollo (26th/27th June).
"Don't Stop... ROCK!" is the very best of The Big Six - a 25 track CD release which delivers 80 minutes of fantastic rockin' music. The Big Six is an all-star Rock 'n' Roll group conceived by Ricky Lee Brawn comprising musicians who had become well-known in other bands. Ricky and Anders Janes were both in The Stargazers in the early 1980s, Mike Sanchez was the front-man of the Big Town Playboys, Pat Reyford was the front-man of Sugar Ray Ford and the Hotshots and Al Nicholls and Nick Lunt were highly respected saxophone players on the rock 'n' roll, rhythm & blues and swing scenes. They released three albums between 1995 and 1999 - "Ready To Rock", "We The Boys Will Rock Ya" and "Get Off It and Rock It", which are all long deleted and difficult to find - so this collection is a welcome release which makes their finest moments available again.
Texas-born Moon Mullican started out singing and playing Western Swing and finished his career singing and playing unadulterated Honky Tonk Country.
In between he recorded everything from Hillbilly to highly convincing R&B and Rock 'n' Roll, always making room for the kind of music that kept dance floors full throughout the American south. He was known as the "King of the Hillbilly Piano Players" but in a career that spanned thirty years and four decades, there really were not too many types of music that Moon Mullican couldn't and didn't play with style and swagger.
"I Done It" is a 26 track collection which focuses entirely on Moon Mullican's uptempo recordings dating from 1949 to 1958.
All of his popular fast tunes are present, from his big hit "I'll Sail My Ship Alone" to his original version of "Jambalaya" to the classic Rock 'n' Roll tracks he made with Boyd Bennett and his Rockets as accompanists, including the original of the peerless "Seven Nights To Rock", along with "Rock 'n' Roll Mr. Bullfrog", "Honolulu Rock-A Roll-A" and "I'm Mad With You".

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Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart April 2019

Monday, 1 April 2019 06:08:37 Europe/London

1 : Hillbilly Moon Explosion : The Sparky Sessions
A complete album of duets with Hillbilly Moon Explosion and Mark ‘Sparky’ Phillips of Demented Are Go.
2: Lee Rocker : The Low Road
Double CD/DVD set with the original Stray Cat and his band rockin' through a storming set of the most important songs of his 40 year career.
3: Billy Crash Craddock : Boom Boom Billy
29 track collection anthologizing his early Rock 'n' Roll career from 1957 to 1961, featuring his original 45s amd collectors' rarities.
4: Clint Bradley : Soul Of The West
Solo album from the Blue Cats frontman consists entirely of his own songs influenced by his passion for Western music.
5: Danny & The Juniors : Back At The Hop
Unfairly regarded one hit wonder, this 32 track collection includes all nine of their Hot 100 chart entries between 1957 and 1962.
6: Screamin' Rebel Angels : Heel Grinder
Fast, loud, full throttle rock 'n' roll attack - but then it also purrs and whispers thoughts you’ve never dared think. Unrelenting, high-energy & incendiary.
7: The Retrobaits : All Systems Go
UK trio The Retrobaits successfully mix many styles of vintage rock 'n' roll, their originality and diversity setting them one step ahead of the pack.
8: John Lewis : Where Would Rock 'n' Roll Be?
After 33 years pure rockin', this new album captures the true rockin' spirit of John Lewis with 13 tracks of top quality rockin' music - John Lewis style!
9: Jack Rabbit Slim - Live At The Hoochie Coochie Club
One of the most popular rockabilly bands of recent years with a great live performance captured with excellent sound quality.
10: Johnny Kidd & The Pirates : Quivers Down The Backbone
33 tracks from one of Britain's greatest rockers including the A&B sides of their singles from 1959 to 1962, plus a whole bunch of collectors' rarities.
11: Ronnie Self : Ain't I'm A Dog
One of the true 1950s rockabilly greats, this collection of his greatest recordings will generate a fresh wave of admiration for these stellar rockin' sides.
12: Jets : 40 Rockin' Years
Unreleased gems and rarities from 1979 through to 2019 by one of the most successful rockin' rockabilly bands to come out of the UK.
13: Rebel Dean : Rock 'n' Roll Heart
New album with lots of originals from one of the stars of the Rock 'n' Roll scene, Rebel Dene and his Star Cats - featuring PJ Proby.
14: Marvin Rainwater : Essential Recordings
Double disc set with 40 original recordings from the multi-talented Rockabilly Country singer who scored a string of hits in the late 1950s.
15: Reverend Horton Heat : Whole New Life
Brand new studio album from The Rev - one of America's hardest working, hardest rockin' bands.
16: Cactus Blossoms - Easy Way
Minneapolis-based blood harmony brother duo The Cactus Blossoms return with Easy Way, a brand new album of all original songs.
17: Million Dollar Tones : That's Right
7 piece band combining rockin' rhythm 'n' blues and 1950s black rock 'n' roll with New Orleans flavour into a gorgeous package.
18: Delta 88 : Firefly
Primitive '50's rockin' beats fused with a more contemporary edge to create an catchy and danceable rockabilly style.
19: Andy Starr : Rockin' Rollin' Stone
22 tracks - finest '50s rockabilly including "Rockin' Rollin' Stone", "She's A Going Jessie", "Dig Them Squeaky Shoes", "Give Me A Woman" etc
20: Sam Price - Rockin’ The Joint
25 tracks of rockin' rhythm and blues, featuring guitarist Mickey Baker and sax-man King Curtis - a must have for fans of Blues, R&B and Rock 'n' Roll.
21: Wynn Stewart - Heartaches for a Dime
26 track collection featuring the A and B of every solo single that Wynn Stewart released between 1956 and 1962.
22: Dale Watson - Call Me Lucky
A fixture of the Austin, Texas music scene, Watson has a new base in Tennessee and recorded Call Me Lucky at Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis.
23: Sandy Ford's Flying Saucers : Out Of The Blue
Bona fide British Teddyboy Rock 'n' Roll legend presents 27 solid rockers and stompers, mixing together rockin' originals with vintage classics.
24: Warner Mack - Return of the Mack
32 tracks covering his early career, featuring his 1950s singles along with two complete albums that recorded in 1961 and 1962 on CD for the first time.
25: Various Artists - R&B Queens of New Orleans
32 original recordings from New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Queens Irma Thomas, Katie Webster, Barbaba George and Barbara Lynn.

The Hillbilly Moon Explosion's new release "The Sparky Sessions" is a complete album of duets with Mark ‘Sparky’ Phillips, frontman of psychobilly band Demented Are Go. It comprises mostly of brand new songs, although also features their four previous collaborations including the YouTube multi-million hits "Jackson" and "My Love For Evermore". The Hillbilly Moon Explosion is a modern rock’n’roll band with six albums under their belt. They tour the world with their authentic take on the roots of the wide genre of rock. The line-up comprises of two Englishmen abroad – Oliver Baroni (double bass & vocals) and Duncan James (guitar), French drummer Sylvain Pettitte, and their captivating Italian/Swiss chanteuse, Emanuela Hutter.
Building on their live gigs, in recent years they’ve become an online and vinyl phenomenon, with tens of millions of Youtube hits – in particular on their distinctive duets with Sparky.
Long before his hugely successful career as a Country artist with a run of forty hits on the US Country charts, Billy 'Crash' Craddock from North Carolina was a teenage Rockabilly and Rock 'n' Roll star. Between 1957 and 1961 he cut around a dozen great 45s for a variety of labels, all of which have long since become sought-after collectors' rarities. Several of these were US regional hits, and some were covered internationally, for example Adam Faith recorded "Ah Poor Little Baby" and Johnny Kidd covered "I Want That" in the UK. In an unlikely turn of events he became a massive star in Australia during 1960-61, registering two No.1 records - "Boom Boom Baby" and "One Last Kiss", along with another half-dozen Aussie hits. "Boom Boom Billy" is a 29 track collection which anthologizes Crash's early Rock 'n' Roll career from 1957 to 1961. It features all of his Australian hits, a couple of which were never released in the USA, along with a handful of other collectors' rarities which have never previously appeared on CD.
Rock 'n' Roll vocal group Danny & The Juniors from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are often unfairly labelled one hit wonders, but the 32 track collection "Back At The Hop" shows that they clearly were not. They actually scored a total of nine Hot 100 chart entries between 1957 and 1962. "At The Hop" was the first US No.1 single of 1958 and stayed on top of the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks. It also reached No.1 on the R&B charts, No.3 in the UK, and was a hit pretty much everywhere in the world. Other hits include the equally anthemic "Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay" which was a top 20 hit in 1958, "Dottie" which reached the top 40 the same year, and "Twistin' USA" which broke into the top 30 in 1960. "Back At The Hop" includes all of their US chart hits and several rarer tracks which are also superb examples of their affinity with the doowop sound.
Other new entries in this months chart come from current Rock 'n' Roll scene stars John Lewis and Rebel Dean, vintage Country-Rockabillies Warner Mack and Wynn Stewart, British Rock 'n' Roll legend Johnny Kidd, and some fantastic rockin' rhythm & blues from Sam Price which features '50s guitar ace Mickey Baker and sax-blaster King Curtis.


 

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Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart March 2019

Saturday, 2 March 2019 11:45:08 Europe/London

1: Lee Rocker : The Low Road
Double CD/DVD set with the original Stray Cat and his band rockin' through a storming set of the most important songs of his 40 year career.
2: Clint Bradley : Soul Of The West
Solo album from the Blue Cats frontman consists entirely of his own songs influenced by his passion for Western music.
3: Sid King and The Five Strings - Sag Drag and Fall
24 tracks including the A&B of every single that they released between 1954 & '61, plus more great rockin' songs that remained unissued.
4: Screamin' Rebel Angels - Heel Grinder
Fast, loud, full throttle rock 'n' roll attack - but then it also purrs and whispers thoughts you’ve never dared think. Unrelenting, high-energy & incendiary.
5: Jack Rabbit Slim - Live At The Hoochie Coochie Club
One of the most popular rockabilly bands of recent years with a great live performance captured with excellent sound quality.
6: Ronnie Self : Ain't I'm A Dog
One of the true 1950s rockabilly greats, this collection of his greatest recordings will generate a fresh wave of admiration for these stellar rockin' sides.
7: Jets : 40 Rockin' Years
Unreleased gems and rarities from 1979 through to 2019 by one of the most successful rockin' rockabilly bands to come out of the UK.
8: Marvin Rainwater : Essential Recordings
Double disc set with 40 original recordings from the multi-talented Rockabilly Country singer who scored a string of hits in the late 1950s.
9: Reverend Horton Heat : Whole New Life
Brand new studio album from The Rev - one of America's hardest working, hardest rockin' bands.
10: Cactus Blossoms - Easy Way
Minneapolis-based blood harmony brother duo The Cactus Blossoms return with Easy Way, a brand new album of all original songs.
11: Million Dollar Tones : That's Right
7 piece band combining rockin' rhythm 'n' blues and 1950s black rock 'n' roll with New Orleans flavour into a gorgeous package.
12: Delta 88 : Firefly
Primitive '50's rockin' beats fused with a more contemporary edge to create an catchy and danceable rockabilly style.
13: Andy Starr : Rockin' Rollin' Stone
22 tracks - finest '50s rockabilly including "Rockin' Rollin' Stone", "She's A Going Jessie", "Dig Them Squeaky Shoes", "Give Me A Woman" etc
14: Dale Watson - Call Me Lucky
A fixture of the Austin, Texas music scene, Watson has a new base in Tennessee and recorded Call Me Lucky at Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis.
15: Sandy Ford's Flying Saucers : Out Of The Blue
Bona fide British Teddyboy Rock 'n' Roll legend presents 27 solid rockers and stompers, mixing together rockin' originals with vintage classics.
16: Stage Frite : Swanabilly Kink
More great songs from UK psychobillies Stage Frite displaying a warped sense of humour and obsession with wildfowl.
17: The Deadshots : Wanted CD
The storming debut album from young British rockabilly band The Deadshots - wild 'n' rockin' stuff from start to finish!
18: Phil Alvin : Un-Sung Stories
Fantastically eclectic solo album by Phil Alvin, lead singer and co-founder of The Blasters, embracing blues, R&B, big band swing & gospel.
19: Rosie Flores : Simple Case Of The Blues CD
Rockabilly Filly Flores goes full circle, taking a square aim at the Blues genre that she has only touched on in her past releases.
20: Commander Cody & The Lost Planet Airmen - Live At Rockpalast 1980 CD + DVD
CD & DVD double disc set with a great performance from 1980 mixing Blues, Country, Boogie, Rockabilly & Tex-Mex, with the great Bill Kirchen on guitar.
21: Haney's Big House : Herding Cats CD
Five-piece rockin' Rhythm & Blues combo performing in the 1940s/50s style, on period-vintage instruments, looking the part as well as sounding great!
22: V.A. : Just A Bad Dream
3CD set gathering Garage Trash gems from the 1980s inc. The Tallboys, The Stingrays, Thee Milkshakes, The Escalators, The X-Men and more.
23: Bert Weedon : Essential Recordings
40 twangin' essential instrumentals from Britain's first guitar hero whose big 1959 hit "Guitar Boogie Shuffle" was followed by seven more chart entries.
24 Big Jay McNeely : King Of The Honkers
29 of the greatest original recordings from the R&B sax blaster including his hits "Wild Wig" and "The Deacon's Hop".
25: v.a. : Wreckin' At The Lost and Found
25 previously unissued psychobilly and neo-rockabilly gems from The Epileptic Hillbillys, Henry & The Bleeders, The Eyelids and many others.

Best known as bass player of the Stray Cats, Lee Rocker's latest release tops this month's chart. "The Low Road" is a superb CD and DVD double disc set which see's Lee and his band perform a storming set of songs, cherry picked by Lee, which take you through his 40 year career. There are great versions of the hit songs from his early days with the Stray Cats, from his time playing alongside Carl Perkins and Scotty Moore, through to highlights from his career as a solo artist. All these tracks are reworked by Lee and his fantastic band, featuring Hot Rod Lincoln guitar ace Buzz Campbell.  There is a limited edition coloured vinyl release for collectors too.
When the first Rockabilly Revival of the 1970s hit Europe, the exciting North Texas sound of Sid King and the Five Strings led the charge and kept the dance floors busy with sure shots like "Sag Drag and Fall", "Purr Kitty Purr" and "Blue Suede Shoes". Over 40 years later, those great 1950s singles are still keeping the dance floors busy everywhere that great rockabilly is played. They’re all featured on "Sag Drag and Fall", sounding just as fresh as the day they were recorded. The A and B of every single that Sid and the Strings released between 1954 and 1961 can be found on this disc, along with some equally strong tracks that inexplicably failed to make the cut when they were recorded in the 1950s.
"Heel Grinder" is an unrelenting full throttle rock 'n' roll attack from scorching New York based 4-piece the Screaming Rebel Angel. They rip up some Rockabilly raunch and deliver it with a Punkabilly sneer - Incendiary stuff!
Other notable new releases come from UK rockabilly scene favourites Jack Rabbit Slim with a killer live album, Minneapolis-based blood harmony brother duo The Cactus Blossoms returning with a brand new album of all original songs, Rockabilly Filly Rosie Flores delivering her first Blues themed album, and Texas Country legend Dale Watson marking his relocation to Tennessee with Call Me Lucky, and album recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis.

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Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart February 2019

Thursday, 31 January 2019 07:02:57 Europe/London

CONTEMPORARY ROCKABILLY:

1: Clint Bradley : Soul Of The West
Solo album from the Blue Cats frontman consists entirely of his own songs influenced by his passion for Western music.
2: Jets : 40 Rockin' Years
Unreleased gems and rarities from 1979 through to 2019 by one of the most successful rockin' rockabilly bands to come out of the UK.
3: Reverend Horton Heat : Whole New Life
Brand new studio album from The Rev - one of America's hardest working, hardest rockin' bands.
4: Million Dollar Tones : That's Right
7 piece band combining rockin' rhythm 'n' blues and 1950s black rock 'n' roll with New Orleans flavour into a gorgeous package.
5: Delta 88 : Firefly
Primitive '50's rockin' beats fused with a more contemporary edge to create an catchy and danceable rockabilly style.
6: The Dominos - It Don't Mean A Thing
Very Best Of The Domino's, the Rockabilly trio formed in Belgium 1989, led by singer & guitarist Patrick Ouchene later of Runnin' Wild.
7: Colton Turner : That Rocks!
A fine album of top notch rockabilly originals recorded at Fort Horton studio by Billy Horton.
8: Phil Alvin : Un-Sung Stories
Fantastically eclectic solo album by Phil Alvin, lead singer and co-founder of The Blasters, embracing blues, R&B, big band swing & gospel.
9: Rosie Flores : Simple Case Of The Blues CD
Rockabilly Filly Flores goes full circle, taking a square aim at the Blues genre that she has only touched on in her past releases.
10: Haney's Big House : Herding Cats CD
Five-piece rockin' Rhythm & Blues combo performing in the 1940s/50s style, on period-vintage instruments, looking the part as well as sounding great!


VINTAGE ROCK 'N' ROLL:

1: Ronnie Self : Ain't I'm A Dog
One of the true 1950s rockabilly greats, this collection of Self’s greatest recordings will generate a fresh wave of admiration for these stellar rockin' sides.
2: Marvin Rainwater : Essential Recordings
Double disc set with 40 original recordings from the multi-talented Rockabilly Country singer who scored a string of hits in the late 1950s.
3: Andy Starr : Rockin' Rollin' Stone
22 tracks - finest '50s rockabilly including "Rockin' Rollin' Stone", "She's A Going Jessie", "Dig Them Squeaky Shoes", "Give Me A Woman" etc
4: V.A. : Whole Lotta Shakin' - Sun Records 60 Essential Recordings 3CD
Three discs packed with Sun Records essentials inc. Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sonny Burgess, Little Milton, Charlie Feathers etc
5: V.A. : Kickin' Country
3 disc set packed with 60 uptempo Western Swing & Hillbilly classics inc. Lefty Frizzell, Onie Wheeler, Faron Young, Link Davis, Justin Tubb etc.
6: Big Jay McNeely : King Of The Honkers
29 of the greatest original recordings from the R&B sax blaster including his hits "Wild Wig" and "The Deacon's Hop".
7: v.a. - British Rock 'n' Roll Volume 2
Second 4-disc collection of original UK Rock 'n' Roll essentials inc. Marty Wilde, Jim Gunner, Johnny Kidd, Vince Taylor, Don Lang etc.
8: Bert Weedon : Essential Recordings
40 twangin' essential instrumentals from Britain's first guitar hero whose big 1959 hit "Guitar Boogie Shuffle" was followed by seven more chart entries.
9: Jimmy Jackson : Rock 'n' Skiffle
Original Rock 'n' Skiffle gathering the releases from one of the stars to emerge from Great Britain in the 1950s.
10: v.a. - The Girl Can't Help It
Music from the greatest Rock 'n' Roll movie - inc. Little Richard, Fats Domino, Eddie Cochran, The Treniers, Gene Vincent, Eddie Fontaine & more!

PSYCHOBILLY:

1: Reverend Horton Heat : Whole New Life
Brand new studio album from The Rev - one of America's hardest working, hardest rockin' bands.
2: Stage Frite : Swanabilly Kink
More great songs from UK psychobillies Stage Frite displaying a warped sense of humour and obsession with wildfowl.
3: V.A. : Just A Bad Dream
3CD set gathering Garage Trash gems from the 1980s inc. The Tallboys, The Stingrays, Thee Milkshakes, The Escalators, The X-Men and more.
4: v.a. : Wreckin' At The Lost and Found
25 previously unissued psychobilly and neo-rockabilly gems from The Epileptic Hillbillys, Henry & The Bleeders, The Eyelids and many others.
5: Gutter Demons : No God No Ghost No Saints
One of the pioneering bands of the Canadian Psychobilly scene present their fifth, and perhaps best album to date.
6: The Cramps : Hanky Panky
Now released as a double vinyl set as well as CD - two such magnificent performances, both the subject of live FM radio broadcasts.
7: Aloha Sluts : Let's Get Wild
Psycho Surf instrumental trio from The Netherlands mixing reverb-drenched surf guitar, fuzzy primal rock 'n' roll and powerful modern delivery.
8: Surfin' Wombatz : More Macabre Monstrosities
Brand new studio album from the Surfin Wombatz, formed in 1987 and peddling their brand of beer and voodoo influenced psychobilly ever since.
9: P Paul Fenech : The F-Files
Fendermaster, founder and frontman of The Meteors released his tenth solo album.
10: Guana Batz : Back To The Jungle
Brand new album from the psychobilly scene legends, their first studio album for 22 years!

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Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart January 2019

Tuesday, 1 January 2019 16:46:04 Europe/London

CONTEMPORARY ROCKABILLY:

1: Clint Bradley : Soul Of The West
Solo album from the Blue Cats frontman consists entirely of his own songs influenced by his passion for Western music.
2: Reverend Horton Heat : Whole New Life
Brand new studio album from The Rev - one of America's hardest working, hardest rockin' bands.
3: The Dominos - It Don't Mean A Thing
Very Best Of The Domino's, the Rockabilly trio formed in Belgium 1989, led by singer & guitarist Patrick Ouchene later of Runnin' Wild.
4: Colton Turner : That Rocks!
A fine album of top notch rockabilly originals recorded at Fort Horton studio by Billy Horton.
5: Phil Alvin : Un-Sung Stories
Fantastically eclectic solo album by Phil Alvin, lead singer and co-founder of The Blasters, embracing blues, R&B, big band swing & gospel.
6: Sleepy LaBeef : Tomorrow Never Comes
Reissue of the album originally released in 2000 by a truly legendary artists who mixes Rockabilly, Country, Blues and Gospel.
7: J D McPherson : Socks!
Superb Christmas album from JD McPherson - stunning stuff mixing sizzling Rock 'n' Roll and blasting Rhythm & Blues.
8: Los Straitjackets : Complete Christmas Songbook
Every seasonal track that the instrumental group has ever recorded including two full-length Christmas albums, singles & compilation tracks.
9: Dime Store Dukes : Look At That Moon
Brand new album from rockabilly 4-piece the Dime Store Dukes. Great stuff from one of the UK rock 'n' roll scene's busiest bands
10: The Hayriders : The Hayriders
Great vocals, ripping guitar and a punchy rhythm section, The Hayriders captures the essence of rockabilly... loud, wild and raw!


VINTAGE ROCK 'N' ROLL:

1: Marvin Rainwater : Essential Recordings
Double disc set with 40 original recordings from the multi-talented Rockabilly Country singer who scored a string of hits in the late 1950s.
2: V.A. : Whole Lotta Shakin' - Sun Records 60 Essential Recordings 3CD
Three discs packed with Sun Records essentials inc. Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sonny Burgess, Little Milton, Charlie Feathers etc
3: Andy Starr : Rockin' Rollin' Stone
22 tracks - finest '50s rockabilly including "Rockin' Rollin' Stone", "She's A Going Jessie", "Dig Them Squeaky Shoes", "Give Me A Woman" etc
4: v.a. - British Rock 'n' Roll Volume 2
Second 4-disc collection of original UK Rock 'n' Roll essentials inc. Marty Wilde, Jim Gunner, Johnny Kidd, Vince Taylor, Don Lang etc.
5: Big Jay McNeely : King Of The Honkers
29 of the greatest original recordings from the R&B sax blaster including his hits "Wild Wig" and "The Deacon's Hop".
6: Jimmy Jackson : Rock 'n' Skiffle
Original Rock 'n' Skiffle gathering the releases from one of the stars to emerge from Great Britain in the 1950s.
7: v.a. - The Girl Can't Help It
Music from the greatest Rock 'n' Roll movie - inc. Little Richard, Fats Domino, Eddie Cochran, The Treniers, Gene Vincent, Eddie Fontaine & more!
8: v.a. - Rockabilly Red Hot & Rare Volume 2
Ten disc set packed with 250 original 1950s rockin' tracks including Hank Mizell, Alvis Wayne, Marvin Rainwater, Johnny Carroll etc.
9: Collins Kids : Rockin' and Boppin'
35 original recordings from Lorrie and Larry Collins - 1950s teenage rockabillies who recorded prolifically for Columbia between 1955 & 1961.
10: Mac Curtis - Singles Collection 1956-1965
A massive 33 track collection which covers all of Mac Curtis' singles released between 1956 and 1965.


PSYCHOBILLY:

1: Reverend Horton Heat : Whole New Life
Brand new studio album from The Rev - one of America's hardest working, hardest rockin' bands.
2: Gutter Demons : No God No Ghost No Saints
One of the pioneering bands of the Canadian Psychobilly scene present their fifth, and perhaps best album to date.
3: The Cramps : Hanky Panky
Now released as a double vinyl set as well as CD - two such magnificent performances, both the subject of live FM radio broadcasts.
4: V.A. : Just A Bad Dream
3CD set gathering Garage Trash gems from the 1980s inc. The Tallboys, The Stingrays, Thee Milkshakes, The Escalators, The X-Men and more.
5: The Corsairs : Ignite Your Soul
Latest release from the longstanding UK Neo-Rockabilly/Psychobilly trio known for hard rockin' covers of songs from different genres.
6: Surfin' Wombatz : More Macabre Monstrosities
Brand new studio album from the Surfin Wombatz, formed in 1987 and peddling their brand of beer and voodoo influenced psychobilly ever since.
7: P Paul Fenech : The F-Files
Fendermaster, founder and frontman of The Meteors released his tenth solo album.
8: Guana Batz : Back To The Jungle
Brand new album from the psychobilly scene legends, their first studio album for 22 years!
9: Teenage Zombies : Smoke & Mirrors
The brand new album from The Teenage Zombies brings you 14 deadly cuts if sizzling psychobilly with gruesome garage influences.
10: The Sin Kings : Chelsea Smile
Ferocious, hard edged but totally rockin' UK psychobilly trio present their brand new album.

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

Saturday, 1 December 2018 15:36:59 Europe/London

CONTEMPORARY ROCKABILLY:

1: Reverend Horton Heat : Whole New Life
Brand new studio album from The Rev - one of America's hardest working, hardest rockin' bands.
2: J D McPherson : Socks!
Superb Christmas album from JD McPherson - stunning stuff mixing sizzling Rock 'n' Roll and blasting Rhythm & Blues.
3: The Dominos - It Don't Mean A Thing
Very Best Of The Domino's, the Rockabilly trio formed in Belgium 1989, led by singer & guitarist Patrick Ouchene later of Runnin' Wild.
4: Colton Turner : That Rocks!
A fine album of top notch rockabilly originals recorded at Fort Horton studio by Billy Horton.
5: Phil Alvin : Un-Sung Stories
Fantastically eclectic solo album by Phil Alvin, lead singer and co-founder of The Blasters, embracing blues, R&B, big band swing & gospel.
6: Los Straitjackets : Complete Christmas Songbook
Every seasonal track that the instrumental group has ever recorded including two full-length Christmas albums, singles & compilation tracks.
7: The Hayriders : The Hayriders
Great vocals, ripping guitar and a punchy rhythm section, The Hayriders captures the essence of rockabilly... loud, wild and raw!
8: The Bullets : Boppin' & Screamin'
One of the UK scene's finest rockabilly bands with a CD release gathering all the tracks from their recent vinyl-only EPs.
9: Hickville Bombers : Danger Road
Fantastic new album capturing the Bombers sounding better than ever, recorded using vintage equipment and techniques.
10: v.a. : Teds & Arse Volume 3
28 rarities from the Rock 'n' Roll revival inc. Sunstroke, Matchbox, Memphis Bend, Blackcat, Shotgun, The Cruisers, Vernon & The GI’s etc.

 

VINTAGE ROCK 'N' ROLL:

1: v.a. : Whole Lotta Shakin' - Sun Records 60 Essential Recordings 3CD
Three discs packed with Sun Records essentials inc. Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sonny Burgess, Little Milton, Charlie Feathers etc
2: Andy Starr : Rockin' Rollin' Stone
22 tracks - finest '50s rockabilly including "Rockin' Rollin' Stone", "She's A Going Jessie", "Dig Them Squeaky Shoes", "Give Me A Woman" etc
3: v.a. - British Rock 'n' Roll Volume 2 (4 CD set)
Second 4-disc collection of original UK Rock 'n' Roll essentials inc. Marty Wilde, Jim Gunner, Johnny Kidd, Vince Taylor, Don Lang etc.
4: Jimmy Jackson : Rock 'n' Skiffle
Original Rock 'n' Skiffle gathering the releases from one of the stars to emerge from Great Britain in the 1950s.
5: v.a. - The Girl Can't Help It
Music from the greatest Rock 'n' Roll movie - inc. Little Richard, Fats Domino, Eddie Cochran, The Treniers, Gene Vincent, Eddie Fontaine & more!
6: v.a. - Rockabilly Red Hot & Rare Volume 2 (10 CD set)
Ten disc set packed with 250 original 1950s rockin' tracks including Hank Mizell, Alvis Wayne, Marvin Rainwater, Johnny Carroll etc.
7: Collins Kids : Rockin' and Boppin'
35 original recordings from Lorrie and Larry Collins - 1950s teenage rockabillies who recorded prolifically for Columbia between 1955 & 1961.
8: Mac Curtis - Singles Collection 1956-1965
A massive 33 track collection which covers all of Mac Curtis' singles released between 1956 and 1965.
9: v.a. - Gulf Coast Girls - Swamp Pop Revisited 1958-1962
30 tracks from female singers who contributed strongly to the Swamp Pop, inc Miss LaVell, Berna Dean, Barbara Lynn, Irma Thomas & more.
10: Betty Everett : Killer Diller
Early Blues recordings dating from 1957 to '62, cut prior to her achieving pop mainstream success with "The Shoop Shoop Song".

 

PSYCHOBILLY:

1: Reverend Horton Heat : Whole New Life
Brand new studio album from The Rev - one of America's hardest working, hardest rockin' bands.
2: Gutter Demons : No God No Ghost No Saints
One of the pioneering bands of the Canadian Psychobilly scene present their fifth, and perhaps best album to date.
3: The Cramps : Hanky Panky
Now released as a double vinyl set as well as CD - two such magnificent performances, both the subject of live FM radio broadcasts.
4: Surfin' Wombatz : More Macabre Monstrosities
Brand new studio album from the Surfin Wombatz, formed in 1987 and peddling their brand of beer and voodoo influenced psychobilly ever since.
5: The Cramps : Hot Pearl Radio Broadcast
Limited edition vinyl LP. Live in Zurich, Switzerland in 1986 - originally recorded for radio broadcast.
6: P Paul Fenech : The F-Files
Fendermaster, founder and frontman of The Meteors released his tenth solo album.
7: Guana Batz : Back To The Jungle
Brand new album from the psychobilly scene legends, their first studio album for 22 years!
8: Teenage Zombies : Smoke & Mirrors
The brand new album from The Teenage Zombies brings you 14 deadly cuts if sizzling psychobilly with gruesome garage influences.
9: The Sin Kings : Chelsea Smile
Ferocious, hard edged but totally rockin' UK psychobilly trio present their brand new album.
10: The Caravans : Gasoline and Gunfire
Fantastic new album from longstanding British Neo-Rockabilly/Psychobilly still very much on top of their game today.

Andy Starr

Jimmy Jackson

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