Those Rockabilly Days CD
Born in Keiser, Arkansas in 1938, Narvel Felts began beating out time on a worn out Gene Autry guitar whilst picking cotton to earn extra pocket money.
His family moved to Missouri, when he was 14 and the sounds of rural Country music and Rockabilly were heard regularly on radio and TV and at local dance halls.
Aged 17, Narvel entered a talent contest and was soon beaming out his music weekly on local radio.
Many of the original studio tapes have miraculously survived from 1956 and several of these gems can be heard on this collection.
Narvel then tried his luck with Sam Phillips at Sun Records laying down two sessions in early 1957 but there would be no yellow label 45s for Narvel and he was finally offered a contract with Mercury in 1957.
Narvel stayed with Mercury for a year having four singles released and then moved to Pink Records, which was part of Hi in Memphis, where Narvel would taste his first hit record – Three Thousand Miles.
This 30 track CD collects together for the first time, the best of Narvel Felts' rockin' recordings from over his career.