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