Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
All of Bobby's legendary singles for the labels Yucca, Exeter, Eastwood & Todd, including two versions of 'I Fought The Law' (Original & Alternate), the original single versions of 14 cuts and previously unreleased alter... more »
All of Bobby's legendary singles for the labels Yucca, Exeter, Eastwood & Todd, including two versions of 'I Fought The Law' (Original & Alternate), the original single versions of 14 cuts and previously unreleased alternate versions of nine more. 50 tracks total! Comes packaged in a 5 1/2' x 6' brilliant box replicating an old Scotch brand reel-to-reel tape. 1996 Del-Fi Records release's full title is 'Shakedown! The Texas Tapes Revisited'.
The Definitive Bobby Fuller
David Minton | El Paso, Texas USA | 02/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This your chance to hear the raw vibrant sound of Bobby Fuller. He reined supreme in El Paso, Texas for years as King of the bands. True fans know how much his music was influeced by the late great Buddy Holly, but he added his own distinctive style to the music of the sixties. The "Wolfman" was his tribute to Wolfman Jack, whom we all heard from a mexican radio station in the late evening all the way from Del Rio Texas. I was thrilled to get this when it came out and have bought several copies for my friends. Enjoy this rock album as it embodies the early sixties sound. Bobby was a friend to all that ever met him."
Shakedown is a rock and roll classic
Art Terpe | Easton, Pa United States | 04/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up with Bobby Fuller's music in El Paso in the early 60's and this CD takes me back to younger more innocent times. The incredible sounds that come from the CD are even more awesome when you remember they were recorded in his 'studio/living room' on Album Street in the Scotsdale subdivision of east El Paso-just 2 blocks from Jimbo's restaurant and ice cream parlor which had the best bean burritos in the Eastwood area! Great sounds, great rock and roll. I listen to it all the time. I have seven Bobby Fuller CD's and this is one of my favorites. His later CD's on the Mustang label include a lot of the same tunes and one can see how the early works were refined into even better sounds. Had Bobby not met such an untimely and mysterious death he would have been a performer of longevity and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Great lyrics, great drums, great guitar licks makes you want to find a girl and fall in love!If you like rock an roll this is for you! Love songs, surf instrumentals, progressive country sounds, sixty's rock, it's all here. No disapointments here!"
Lee J. Davito | 04/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I discovered Bobby Fuller in the late 70s when I spotted an reissue LP of hits and rarities....I was hooked...(I remembered his I fought the law hit from 1966...when I was a teenager addicted to listening to the radio)...shortly afterwards...several more compilation LP's submerged...I grabbed those as well.
My Bobby Fuller collection consists of:
Shakedown-Texas tapes revisited
Never To Be Forgotten-box set plus LIVE cd
Best of Bobby Fuller Four
I fought the law/KRLA king of the wheels (2 on 1 cd)
El Paso Rock Vol 1
El Paso Rock Vol 2
Each of these cd's is remarkable in sound quality and loaded with gems...I also noticed....alternate versions of songs varies from cd to cd....Bobby sure liked to record alternate takes and he saved everything, it appears.....lucky for us....If you acquire all 6 of these cd's...I think you might possibly have everything that exists in his entire catalogue...
Here it is 2005...and I still get the same enthusiasm whenever I listen to these songs....
Had Bobby not perished so mysteriously, back in 1966....he may possibly have been Americas next Elvis or Buddy Holly....here's a last thought to leave you with.....did you realize that he recorded and composed these songs from this cd set....when he was a mere teenager????? He wasn't even 18 yet.....also....consider the maturity and lyrical content.....I am referring to his original material....not the covers.
Makes you wonder what really happened to Bobby and why....I have spent endless hours considering possibilities of the "whodunnit" theory.
NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN"