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Ronnie Self
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Ronnie Self
Title: Bop-A-Lena
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bear Family
Original Release Date: 1/1/1999
Re-Release Date: 7/13/1990
Album Type: Import
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Vocal Pop, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Grandpa Rock N Rolled
dallas | Springfield MO | 02/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hello yall! My names Dallas Self and im Ronnie Self's grandson. Thought I'd write a little review here about my Granddad. I might mention that it is an unbiased review, i really do love his music and i get no royalties from sales.(As my dad took off and left me and my mom about 17 years back) My grandad was a good man and a better preformer. So check out the album and Rock N Roll cats!"
This Must Be The Record! A True Lost Genius
Karma de la Reya | Texxxas | 01/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard Ronnie Self years ago after reading about him in the long-lost Kicks magazine. The praise Miriam Linna & Billy Miller heaped on him was totally deserved. Self was an incredible song writer with a fabulous voice, that effortlessly went all the way from pop crooner to country howler to rockabilly growler. "Three Hearts Later", "Ain't I'm A Dog", "This Must Be The Place" and the mind-blowing "Bop-A-Lena" by themselves make this compilation worth the price of admission. A couple of these songs may be pop trifles (like "Houdini"), but even those are so well-done they are still quite tasty. The production values are high, the sound quality good, the material great, and Self's performances are top-of-the-line. If you think you've heard all the great early Rock 'n' Roll there is to hear, think again, at least until you've heard Ronnie Self.

Self really lived the life too. He would come out on stage with his Martin guitar slung over his shoulder, grab the microphone stand, and drop all the way to the stage with a howl to tear into his opening number. Once, while Self was touring with Johnny Cash, the pair had a little too much to drink, took off their clothes and threw them out the window of their hotel room, then, wrapped in sheets, invited some girls up from the street below to party with them. Rock on!

If you are into Rockabilly, vintage country, or early rock 'n' roll at all, I highly recommend this album. I've heard a jukebox or three's worth of vintage Rockabilly records, and for my money, Ronnie Self leaves all but a tiny handful of early rockers in the shade. He definitely deserves a great rediscovery."
Karma de la Reya | 07/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ronnie Self was one of a kind. His music makes you want to get up and move. It's nice to know that his music is still available for many to hear and in great demand. For all his fans, there is a big surprise coming! His son, Roman Self(Dallas's uncle)has just finished up his 1st promo CD with a new song "2002 Year Blues" written by his father Ronnie Self, never before released to the public. BOP-A-LENA is a must for anyone who is serious about rocking music!!!"