VARIOUS ARTIST 'Virginia Rocks'

VARIOUS ARTIST 'Virginia Rocks'

  • $22.50


While most of us don’t think of Virginia as a hot bed of Rockabilly music, this new 2-CD set from the British JSP label is an eye-opener. Produced in cooperation with the Blue Ridge Institute of Ferrum, Va., it includes a marvelous 72-page booklet of notes and photos, and there are 61 tracks that document an important—if brief --period in the history of country music. Did you know that Gene Vincent, Janis Martin, Wayne Newton and Joe Maphis were all native Virginians? There are cuts here by them as well as others like Patsy Cline and Mac Wiseman who made their names in the country and Bluegrass fields but dabbled in the rockabilly sound when it was sweeping the country, inspired by Bill Haley, Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley. Then there are the totally obscure groups that appeared on odd label 45s, like the Downbeats, Leon & Carlos, Hender Saul , and the Rock-A-Teens. The general quality of the music here is quite good, and anyone who likes the rockabilly style will have much to enjoy and appreciate here. The quality of the re-mastering is excellent, and as usual with the JSP label, the package is good value (the equivalent of or 5 regular CDs). Songs include INDIAN BOOGIE, BLUEJEAN BOP, HARD HEADED WOMAN, GRANDPA’S ROCK, ROCK EVERYBODY, SWEET WILLIE, AIN’T GONNA ROCK TONIGHT, HEP CAT BABY, SUNSET BLUES, etc.

Artists:

  • BUSTER PACK & THE LONESOME PINE BOYS
  • ROY HALL
  • PHIL GRAY & THE GO BOYS
  • JANIS MARTIN
  • GENE VINCENT & THE BLUE CAPS
  • PATSY CLINE
  • JIMMY HUFTON
  • HENDER SAUL
  • JAY CHEVALIER
  • JERRY & WAYNE NEWTON
  • LUCKY WRAY WITH LINK AND DOUG WRAY
  • GENE CRISS & THE HEP CATS
  • TONY & JACKIE LAMIE W. THE SWING KINGS
  • MAC WISEMAN
  • CLINT MILLER
  • BARBARA ALLEN
  • JEANIE LEE WITH ROY ELLIS & THE EAST ROCKERS
  • LEON & CARLOS
  • GENE SIMPSON & THE ROCKBILLIES
  • WARREN MILLER
  • DOUG POWELL
  • LINK WARY & HIS RAY MEN
  • THE DAZZLERS
  • RANDY SPANGLER & THE COUNTRY CATS
  • ROY CLARK
  • THE TRAILBLAZERS
  • MOON MULLINS & THE NIGHT RAIDERS
  • ROCK A TEENS
  • NAT ROBERTSON
  • BOB HARMAN’S COMBO
  • ROBERT WILLIAMS & THE GROOVERS
  • BARRY DARVELL
  • JOE MAPHIS
  • RONNIE DOVE & THE BELL TONES
  • ALDEN HOLLOWAY & HIS TRI-CITY BOYS
  • DARNELL MILLER
  • THE DOWNBEATS
  • THE AMBITIONS W. LES KING & HIS BEATNIKS
  • SPORTSTERS
  • BUDDY WATSON WITH THE TOMMY RIDDLE BAND
  • THE HI-TOMBS
  • EARL CRAIG & THE DOWNBEATS
  • DON DAY & THE KNIGHTS
  • JUDY LAYNE & THE RUMBLERS
  • BILLY BARNETTE
  • THE MILLER BROTHERS
  • THE LANCERS
  • CARL TYNDALL

Track Listing:

  • DISC A:
  • INDIAN BOOGIE
  • WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’ GOIN’ ON
  • BLUEST BOY IN TOWN
  • DRUGSTORE ROCK N’ ROLL
  • BE-BOP-A-LULA
  • PEPPER HOT BABY
  • STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN
  • SHIVER AND SHAKE
  • I AIN’T GONNA ROCK TONIGHT
  • LET’S ELOPE BABY
  • ROCKIN’ ROLL ANGEL
  • BABY, BABY, BABY
  • WORE TO A FRAZZEL
  • STEP IT UP & GO
  • BERTHA LOU
  • SWEET WILLIE
  • I DON’T KNOW
  • TIC-TOC-A-BOOGIE
  • SUNSET BLUES
  • ROCK EVERYBODY
  • BLUE BABY BOOGIE
  • EVERYBODY’S GOT A BABY BUT ME
  • JEANNIE WITH THE DARK BLUE EYES
  • RUMBLE
  • GEE WHIZ
  • ROCK ‘N ROLL BABY
  • LORD MADE A WOMAN
  • PLEASE MR. MAYOR
  • GRANDPA’S ROCK
  • DISC B:
  • BLUEJEAN BOP
  • BIP BOP
  • WOO-HOO
  • SOMETHIN’ BABY
  • PUDDIN’
  • COUNTRY BOY
  • DO YOU EVER THINK OF ME ROCK
  • LOUD MUFFLERS
  • GERONIMO STOMP
  • GOTTA LOT OF RHYTHM IN MY SOUL
  • GUITAR ROCK & ROLL
  • LOVER BOY
  • CRANBERRY BLUES
  • BLAST OFF
  • ROYAL BABY
  • CRAIG’S CRAZY BOOGIE
  • THAT’S MY BABY
  • JANIS WILL ROCK
  • JOHNNY’S RIP
  • IF I HAD A WOMAN
  • SWEET ROCKIN’ MAMA
  • SAKI PT. 2
  • WEEPIN’ WILLOW ROCK
  • MEXICALI ROLL
  • LITTLE JUKEBOX
  • HARD HEADED WOMAN
  • STOMP, SHAKE AND TWIST
  • DON’T BREAK MY HEART
  • MY LITTLE GIRL
  • HILBILLY ROCK