Well. Rockabilly Pop was the best tag I could make up for this set of tunes. In fact, it’s between Rockabilly (tho’ not the usual stripped to the bone versions of RnR standards) and Pop (tho’ not like 16 Candles or California Dreamin’). Time range is 1958 to 1966, so you have to set your mind back some years before the British Invasion swept America, and you will find out, there was a fertile ground and many kickin’ sounds were already around indeed. Half of it played and sung by black musicians, the other ones by whities. No big differences I reckon, and I love it just like that .
All tracks were posted on Rockin’ Chick’s youtube channel, and I picked the ones I liked the most. I hope you’ll dig the Popabilly Rock sounds!
01/ Freddy Cannon It's Been Nice (I Gotta Get Up Early In The Morning) US, MI
02/ Strikes I Don´t Want To Cry Over You US, TX
03/ Strikes Rockin' US, TX
04/ Aquatones She's The One For Me US, NY
05/ Aquatones The Drive In US, NY
06/ Bell Notes Real Wild Child US, NY
07/ Bell Notes Be Mine US, NY
08/ Bell Notes I've Had It US, NY
09/ Bell Notes She Went That A Way US, NY
10/ Bell Notes Don't Ask Me Why US, NY
11/ Bell Notes White Buckskin Sneakers US, NY
12/ Blue Belles I've Got To Let Him Know US, IL
13/ Bobbie Smith Mr Fine US, M
14/ Boulevards Chop Chop Hole In The Wall US, OH
15/ Capri Sisters I Want You To Be My Boy US, NY
16/ Casals 8 O'Clock Scene US, NY
17/ Casals Teacher Crush US, NY
18/ Corvettes Corvette US, CA
19/ Crescendos Let's Take A Walk US, TN
20/ Dave Atkins & Offbeats Shake Kum Down US, TX
21/ Dave Stadler Boney Moronie US, ?
22/ Delroys Bermuda Shorts US, NY
23/ Duals Bye Bye US, NJ
24/ Dwayne Hickman School Dance US, CA
25/ Ernie Maresca Mary Jane US, NY
26/ Huelyn Duvall Hum Dinger US, TX
27/ Hugh Barrett & Victors Got The Bull By The Horns% US, IL
28/ Infernos Goin' Crusin' US, ?
29/ Jackie Burns Hey Then, There Now US, CA
30/ Jackie Walker Only Teenagers Allowed US, CA
31/ Jimmy Carroll Jr. Snake In The Grass US, ?
01/ Jimmy Elledge Bo Diddley US, LA
02/ Jimmy Johnson Cool Cool School US, CA
03/ Joey Castle That Ain't Nothing' But Right US, NY
04/ Johnny Angel All Night Party US, CA
05/ Johnny Ray Gomez & U Neeks Our Love Is Over US, NE
06/ Joy Mann Empty Pages US, ?
07/ Jules Blattner & Teen Tones Teen Town US, MO
08/ June August Hip Kitty To Bopper US, ?
09/ Larry Heaberlin Honda US, IA
10/ Lee Pickett & Screamers Fatty Patty US, CO
11/ Legends Temptation US, WI
12/ Mar Vells How Do I Keep The Girls Away US, ?
13/ Mark Valentino This Little World US, PA
14/ Nu-Coachmen She doesn’t love me anymore US, PA
15/ Olympics Dance With The Teacher US, CA
16/ Paris Sisters All Through The Night US, CA
17/ Red Berry & Bel Ravers What A Dolly US, IA
18/ Renowns Wild One US, MA
19/ Ronny Douglas Run Run Run US, ?
20/ Routers Stamp And Shake US, CA
21/ Rusty & Doug Sweet Sweet Girl To Me US, LA
22/ Sevilles Charlena US, CA
23/ Sevilles Louella US, CA
24/ Sheppards Elevator Operator US, IL
25/ Teddy & Twilights Woman Is A Man's Best Friend US, PA
26/ Tico & Triumphs Express Train US, NY
27/ Tico & Triumphs Wild Flower US, NY
28/ Tom & Jerry Dancin' Wild US, NY
29/ Tony Casanova When I Say Bye Bye US, TX
30/ Vic Pagan Mary Lou US, ?
31/ Titans Don't You Just Know It US, CA
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