Category Archives: Rockabilly and Rock n Roll

BOBBY DARIN – Something Special – (Atlantic) – 1967

Bobby Darin is a legend. I get tired starting comments with the so and so is a legend. But I have to. I find it easy to put it out there from the start and then work backwards. Which is … Continue reading

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DON EVERLY – Don Everly – (Ode) – 1971

  The Everly Brothers are legends. Just about all of their albums are worthwhile whilst some are brilliant. Unfortunately they, like so many of their era, are considered to be a singles act. This is unfortunate because their albums hold … Continue reading

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ROBERT GORDON (with Link Wray) – Fresh Fish Special – (Private Stock) – 1978

I had this years ago and I missed some its greatness. I thought, at the time, that Gordon sounded too much like Elvis Presley to warrant me investing in him when I already had the Elvis music.   Though the … Continue reading

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DAVE EDMUNDS – Repeat When Necessary – (Swan Song) – 1979

I have said this about Dave on another comment: “What may be surprising is that he is English. Normally, I think it pointless to listen to English variations on these most American of the rock ‘n’ roll variations. And that … Continue reading

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BOBBY VEE – A Bobby Vee Recording Session – (Liberty) – 1962

I have said in the past “I have commented on some of Vee’s later albums which I find quite endearing and much underrated”.   That statement goes someway to explaining why I keep listening to new Bobby Vee albums. They … Continue reading

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DION – Love Came to Me – (Laurie) – 1963

I’ve waxed lyrical about Dion before. Read my other posts in relation to biographical detail on Dion Francis DiMucci (his bio makes an interesting read). He was a relaxed rocker, a convincing doo wopper, a surprisingly gifted white bluesman, a … Continue reading

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JOHNNY BURNETTE – Sings – (Liberty) – 1960

Of all the native Memphis singers to follow the Elvis tsunami out of Memphis Johnny Burnette probably had the most talent.   And he wasn’t even signed to Sun.   Johnny, like a lot of early rock n rollers has … Continue reading

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DAVE EDMUNDS – Information – (Arista) – 1983

Check other entries on this blog for biographical details on Edmunds.   Edmunds is a English (or rather Welsh) rock and roll purist obsessed by 1950s and early 1960s rock. Accordingly, his records from the late 1950s to the 1980s … Continue reading

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PHIL EVERLY – Star Spangled Springer – (RCA) – 1973

what Frank is listening to #218 – PHIL EVERLY – Star Spangled Springer – (RCA) – 1973 Read the other posts for details on the Everly Brothers background.   It is safe to say the Everly Brothers were getting on … Continue reading

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JERRY LEE LEWIS – Sometimes A Memory Ain’t Enough – (Mercury) – 1973

what Frank is listening to #210 –  JERRY LEE LEWIS – Sometimes A Memory Ain't Enough – (Mercury) – 1973   The Killer.   I'm not sure where to start with any discussion on Jerry Lee Lewis.   So I'll start … Continue reading

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