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