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