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Rarest Rockabilly & Hillbilly Boogie: The Best of Ace Rockabilly
Rarest Rockabilly & Hillbilly Boogie: The Best of Ace Rockabilly
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Rockabilly
Title: Rarest Rockabilly & Hillbilly Boogie: The Best of Ace Rockabilly
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ace Records UK
Release Date: 8/5/1991
Album Type: Import
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: By Decade, 1950s, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 029667131124

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Rockabilly rocks!!
neat tunes | musicland | 03/04/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This compact disc combines two Ace Records vinyl compilations of choice 1950s material. Rarest Rockabilly & Hillbilly Boogie anthologizes rockabilly history through the prism of the vanity pressing. For a hundred dollars or so, an Elvis wannabe could cut a couple songs and get back a small pressing for their efforts. Once copies were distributed to nearby radio stations, promoters, and juke box operators, the remaining stash was given away to fans and relatives or sold at dances. Texas-based Starday Records was a hotbed for this; in a period of six years, they issued over 500 titles on their Dixie label or vanity labels, and these are this basis for this compilation. As primitive as some of these are, the music is just fine. Most of the artists collected here are just names on labels of a phonograph record company, yet the inclusion of two early rockin' sides from Jimmie Dale Gilmore are most illuminating. This compilation errs on the side of hillbilly boogie but if cowboy boots stand in for blue suede shoes, there's still pep aplenty in selections like Bill Mack's "It's Saturday Night" and Buddy Shaw's "Don't Sweep That Dirt on Me." Best of Ace Rockabilly returns to the classic sound and is loaded with collector's prizes. Sonny Fisher's "Rockin' Daddy" and "Sneaky Pete" are raw Texas style rockabilly at its best, while Louisiana is represented by Link Davis' "Trucker From Tennessee" and Jimmy Johnny's "I Can't Find the Doorknob." The big ticket items are two of George Jones' rare excursions into the deep waters of the big beat, "Rock It" and "How Come It." All in all, a superlative compilation that truly gives a sense of rock & roll's ground-floor incarnation in the wake of Elvis. ~ Cub Koda

albums Rarest Rockabilly & Hillbilly Boogie and The Best Of Ace Rockabilly on one CD. 28 tracks w. Rock Rogers, George Jones, Jimmie Dale +

Contains 28 tracks from the mid to late 50's.

Liner Note Author: Ray Topping.

neat tunes here- I really like this album. It's jam packed with song after song of early rock'n'roll. The singing and playing is all very high level. It's amazing that one guy after another came in and knocked a single out and they are of such high quality. It blows my mind. Highly recommended! 28 tracks! I've been listening to this compilation on repeat for several days now and still can't get enough, so many catchy, raw songs and heartfelt lyrics. That Cub Koda review says it best. Just get it. You'll love it if you're into '50s rock."