Kicksville Vol #3 - LP

Kicksville Vol #3 - LP

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Norton Records has been attempting to prove that there are still great rockin' sides from the 1950s left to be unearthed with their Kicksville series, and there are 18 good-to-great vintage rockers awaiting inspection in the third edition.

Compiled from studio acetates that were never released back in the day, Kicksville, Vol. 3 includes unissued material from Elvis-esque crooner Ral Donner, rockabilly powerhouse Benny Joy, and Gary Usher, who would later go on to a distinguished career as a producer and songwriter.

But most of the artists on this collection are thoroughly obscure, which makes the consistent quality of this disc all the more impressive. From the whacked-out guitar sound of Danny Dell's "Fun Lovin' Baby" and the hard-stompin' menace of "My Love Is Gone" by Ray Pate & the Rhythm Rockers to the frantic boogie of Kenny Parton & the Jones Boys' "Jump, Wiggle and Shake" and the R&B-accented stroll of "This Feeling Is Killing Me" by Eddie McCall & the Three Shades, this is a solid collection of first-era rock & roll, and while the audio quality is uneven (as you might expect given the age and format of the source materials), most of this sounds strong enough to qualify as a pleasant surprise, with plenty of dynamic range and minimal surface noise.


    Artist: V/A
    Engineered  by: V/A
    Originally Released in: 2005
    Number of Discs: 1
    Label: Norton Records
    Condition: New/ Sealed


Track Listing:

A1     Eddie McCall And The Three Shades –     Lucky Lucky Me        
A2     Danny Dell –     Fun Lovin' Baby        
A3     Johnny Clark And The Four Playboys –     I Need A Woman        
A4     Benny Joy –     Little Girl Little Girl        
A5     Ray Pate And Rhythm Rockets* –     My Love Is Gone        
A6     Jimmy Reagan And The Rhythm Rockers* –     Just One Time        
A7     Jerry Arnold And Rhythm Captains, The –     Slewfoot Sue        
A8     Flip Johnson And The Choppers –     Jaqueline        
A9     Kenny Parton And The Jones Boys –     Jump, Wiggle And Skake

       
B1     Joe Gibson –     Evil Evie        
B2     Benny Joy –     You're A Bundle Of Love        
B3     Johnny Clark And The Four Playboys –     Be-Bop-A-Lula        
B4     Gary Usher And The Twisters –     Blue Blue Dream        
B5     Eddie McCall And The Three Shades –     This Feeling Is Killing Me        
B6     Ray Pate And Rhythm Rockets* –     The Slide        
B7     Danny Dell –     I Want To Know        
B8     John Strickland And The Rebels –     Cry Some More        
B9     Ralph Donner And the Rockin Five –     Miss Ann

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