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Roots Of Rockabilly Volume 1 1950
Roots Of Rockabilly Volume 1 1950

Various Artists
Styles: Country
Catalogue Number: ACMCD4033
As the years pass it becomes more difficult to disentangle truth from myth, but even as the half century is now upon us it is important to reassert the fact that rockabilly ? southern hillbilly rock ?n? roll ? didn?t fall out of a clear blue sky in July 1954 into a small Memphis recording studio. Elvis didn?t invent rockabilly any more than Louis Armstrong invented jazz or Hank Williams invented honky-tonk country music, but like them his charisma and innate showmanship allowed him to be the catalyst that introduced a previously unaware general public to a musical style that had been fermenting for several years. This new series from Acrobat Records has been devised to reveal the very sounds, both hits and obscurities, which served to fuel the Big Bang that occurred at Sam Phillips? Sun Studio in 1954-55 and will take us year-by-year to the birth of rockabilly and its acceptance by the mainstream in 1955 when Elvis was sold to RCA Victor and every label, both major and independent, scrambled to find their own local answer to the Presley phenomenon.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Blues Stay Away From Me The Delmore Brothers
2 I'm A Lone Wolf Leon Payne
3 My Bucket's Got A Whole In It T Texas Tyler & His Oklahoma Melody Boys
4 You Don't Know My Mind Jimmie Skinner
5 Six White Horses Clyde Moody
6 HumPt..y DumPt..y Boogie Hank Thomas & His Brazos Valley Boys
7 Water Baby Blues The Maddox Brothers & Rose
8 Cuddle Buggin' Baby Eddy Arnold
9 I'm Movin' On Hank Snow & His Rainbow Ranch Boys
10 Feudin' Boogie Cowboy Copas & Grandpa Jones
11 Ida Red Likes The Boogie Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
12 Sugarfoot Rag Hank Garland
13 Birmingham Bounce Red Foley
14 Gonna Dance All Night Hardrock Gunter & The Pebbles
15 Moon's Tune Moon Mullican
16 Dry Bread Merle Travis
17 Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own Tennessee Ernie & Kay Starr
18 Bryant's Boogie Jimmy Bryant & Speedy West
19 Birthday Cake Boogie Skeets McDonald & Benny Walker
20 Motor City Boogie The York Brothers
21 Lose Your Blues Red Kirk
22 Groovy Boogie Woogie Boy Webb Pierce & His Southern Valley Boys
23 Hot Rod Race Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys
24 All Star Boogie Tommy Duncan's All Stars
25 Hillbilly Fever Jimmy Dickens
26 If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time Lefty Frizzell
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