Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Here be some pre-Beatles rawk slabs!

Recently arrived reissues from thee original Rock n Roll era!

Clockwise from top left:

The Chantels: We are the Chantels
* features the original title and oddly controversial album cover.
In 1957, the Chantels recorded their massive hit "Maybe" which immediately infiltrated the white dominated pop charts as a superior slab of the popular teenage heartbreak craze. The group would unwittingly cause uproar once parents began seeing five young black women on the cover of their first LP released just a year later in 1958. Consequently, subsequent pressings were simply titled "The Chantels," and featured a white teenage couple on the cover. Thanks to Rumble records, we have a proper reissue of one of the all time great girl-group albums, up there with the Ronettes and the Shangri-la's. Get it!

Carl Perkins: Whole Lotta Shakin'
It's 1958 again! We got the original "Blue Suede Shoe" rocker's first slab on Columbia records. Stompin' Rockabilly sides that will make you tougher than nails.

Crystals: He's A Rebel
Three words: Phil Mothereffin Specter! An all time killer example of thee Wall o' sound brought to you by Sundazed recs.

Hasil Adkins: Peanut Butter Rock and Roll
The original hillbilly one man band! Superior cuts by the most deranged rocker of the 1950's and beyond.

The Shirelles & King Curtis: Give a Twist Party
More deeelightful girl group sounds, this time from the infamous Shirelles! Don't stop at "Mama Said," there are plenty more classics that will infest your soul and infect your dancin' bones.

Link Wray: Hillbilly Wolf (Missing Links Vol. 1)
Get down with the Punk Rock godfather and Surf axe wielder extroidinaire's rockabilly roots thanks to the mighty Norton records!

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