Rockabilly is music that is made from a variety of genres – bits of Blues, Country, Western Swing, Old School R&B, and Pop. It is music that occasionally percolates up into the mainstream and has sounded an influential chord that echoes down the years in the work of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, even Morrissey. Much of The Beatles early repertoire included versions of songs by Carl Perkins amongst others, and on into the seventies, the likes of Dave Edmunds, The Cramps, Elvis Costello, The Stray Cats, and scores of others were influenced by rockabilly to a greater or lesser degree.
This incredible value box set features the likes of Carl Perkins, whose songs ‘Matchbox’ and ‘Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby’ were covered by The Beatles, along with Johnny Burnette who started his career fronting his powerhouse rock and roll trio, cutting many classics in the rockabilly genre (including his definitive ‘Rockabilly Boogie’), before finding mainstream pop success.
It also features Conway Twitty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Stevens, Ray Campi, Roy Orbison, Gene Vincent, The Stripes, Sleepy Labeef, George Jones, Hal Willis, Jack Kitchen, Rudy Owen, Lonesome Long John Roller, Dale Hawkins, Eddie Cash, David Starr, Curly Jim, The Lonesome Drifter, Ray McCoy, Eddie Fontaine, Delbert Barker, The Dazzlers, and many more.
PACKAGED IN CLAM SHELL BOX WITH FULL COLOUR BOOKLET AND LINER NOTES BY ALAN ROBINSON