Worth every Penny!
J. F Kopeck | Parkville, Maryland United States | 11/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While in High School (1969)I was at a friends house going through his LPs and ran across this very album that opened like a book. Being a huge Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs fan I asked him how much he would want to sell the record for. He told me to just take it because it belonged to his older brother and nobody listeded to that stuff anymore (wrong answer)! Next to Western Swing ane Bluegrass this old rock stuff along with all the treasures from the 50's was all I wanted to hear. Keep in mind that this was during the dawning of groups like Crosby,Stills,Nash and Young,Led Zepplen and the Who. I was no more interested in that garbage hippie trash then the man in the moon. I almost wore this album out. In 1979 my wife and I had a flood in the basement of our first apartment and the record jacket was ruined but the record was still playable. What a break to find this on a CD. Everysong is "Great"!If you were around when these songs first came out in the mid 60's like I was then you can really apperciate this collection or if your younger and just discovering Sam the Sham from Texas your in for a real treat. Sam was the first Rock n Roller to introduce the Tex-Mex sound (I know those of you who are right now saying,"But what about Lydia Mendosa"? well I'm now talking about Rock n Roll).It was 40 years ago when I heard "Little Red Riding Hood" on the old WCAO AM radio station in Baltimore, man, that was when they really knew how to spin them tunes!
"Enjoy" Joe Kopeck / Parkville,MD"