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Good Rockin Tonight - Rockabilly

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Genre: Rock
Sub-Genre: Rock, Oldies y retro, Rock and roll, CDs y vinilos
Label: Fantastic Voyage
Number of Discs: 1

They called it Rockabilly long before they called it Rock n Roll. so sings the undisputed Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson on her 2006 album Remember Elvis. And whilst the Hillbilly Cat was undeniably the genre s most famous protagonist, the exciting fusion of white Country music and black Rhythm & Blues that erupted across the US in the mid-50s made household names of many, and produced a wealth of recordings rarely equalled for unbridled energy and wild rebellion. The Rockabilly revival which took hold in the 1970s found a new audience for this music which endures to this day, making stars of the more obscure exponents twenty years after the event. Raw, rough and ready, Rockabilly paved the way for Pop music as we know it. If the South was the birthplace of Rockabilly, then Sun Records in Memphis was its cradle. In the wake of Elvis Presley, hopefuls flocked to the tiny independent from all over the southern US and beyond, keen to replicate his success. With groundbreaking producer Sam Phillips at the controls, Sun was undoubtedly the epicentre of this new music and helped launch the careers of Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison, to name but three. However, following Elvis breakthrough and subsequent move to RCA for an unprecedented $35,000, other indies and major labels alike were determined to get in on the act. At a time when music was not only divided along racial lines but also by age and local tastes, in some eyes Rockabilly represented pure menace, the anthem of denim-clad juvenile delinquents. When it did manage to break out of its regional confines, it threatened to undermine the nation s youth with its lascivious lyrics and dangerous rhythms, driven by a chunking, percussive bass and pared down, primitive sound. Even so, there was no shortage of eager beavers willing to commit to wax, often with varying degrees of commercial success. Jockeying for position alongside the newcomers were the old hands, established artists sensing a career boost as moon, June, spoon lyrics and corny Country twang began to pall. From across the gamut, this carefully compiled set offers a sizzling selection of some of the finest Rockabilly recordings from the period 1954-58. Alongside the household names sit the more obscure, and whilst their stars may not have burned for long, they burned no less brightly thanks to records that are now regarded as classics. Including genre-defining cuts from the likes of proto-punks the Johnny Burnette Trio, Janis Martin The Female Elvis , Billy Riley, Charlie Feathers, Ronnie Self, and Bob Luman, as well as lesser-heard gems, this is Rockabilly at its red hot rockin est best.