Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Johnny Burnette Trio, the link provided is Flatt and Scrugs, one bad review as well|
Genres: Pop, Rock
To Golden Age aficionados, this Memphis combo, comprised of brothers Johnny and Dorsey Burnette and visionary lead guitarist Paul Burlison, are the great lost rockabilly group of all time. Contemporaries of Elvis, the Burn... more »
To Golden Age aficionados, this Memphis combo, comprised of brothers Johnny and Dorsey Burnette and visionary lead guitarist Paul Burlison, are the great lost rockabilly group of all time. Contemporaries of Elvis, the Burnettes scored a record contract after going to New York and winning top prize on the Ted Mack's Amateur Hour TV show (the Star Search of its day). This collection of their 1956 recordings contains the rawest, purest rockabilly ever made. In addition to such out-of-control classics as the title track and "Tear It Up," there are such influential recordings as "Train Kept A-Rollin'" (later covered by the Yardbirds and Areosmith), and "Lonesome Tears in My Eyes" (an early Beatles favorite). --Billy Altman
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COMPUTERJAZZMAN | Cliffside Park, New Jersey United States | 09/24/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am reading some of the other reviews written here, and I can't understand why anybody would rate this stuff less than 4 stars. If you like Rockabilly music, the real stuff, then how can you not like this? I don't care if some people think this is not as good as say, Elvis, or Gene Vincent, but so what? Why does it have to be that? It's got the beat, nice guritar riffs, the rock-a-billy vocals, and it's great stuff."
D'oh! Hello, more than Elvis here
Katherine McCarthy | Forest Hills, NY United States | 09/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Nick Tosches gave me the vinyl version of this collection for a birthday present in the late '70's. If you've read Nick's books about the unsung heroes of Rock & Roll & Country, you know he knows from whence he speaks. If you haven't you're not as serious about the genre as you pretend. The Burnette Trio have laid a solid bedrock for rockabilly. Their sides are seminal, and the influences are deep. "Train Kept A Rollin'" alone would be enough. Enjoy the collection for what it is - solid rockabilly and ground breaking rock & roll. No one is taking anything away from Elvis, but he wasn't alone. Others were traveling his path. The Burnettes were on the same road. Open your mind and see."
Rockabilly Burnette Trio
The Mean Eyed Cat | KNON Dallas, Texas | 02/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you like Rock-A-Billy you'll love this album. The Johnny Burnette Trio Rockabilly Boogie album will leave you searching for more of Johnny's work. We get lots of request for his music during the rock-a-billy review show at the station. Still a favorite to many.
The Mean Eyed Cat