The Early Hits Of Rock 'n' Roll The Early Hits Of Rock 'n' Roll : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
Wonderful double CD featuring all the early BIG rock 'n' Roll hits in all their glory
Part Code:  GVC2014
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD


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The Sound And The Fury The Sound And The Fury : BILLY FURY : 2CD
The Sound Of Fury would prove to be one of the very last times that Billy had any real artistic control. His next A-side was an American song, 'Wondrous Place', originally recorded by Jimmy 'Good Timin' Jones - and whilst it has, of course, gone on to achieve iconic status in Billy's pantheon (indeed, it became a minor hit all over again in 1999, after being featured in a TV commercial for Toyota Yaris cars), it surprisingly struggled to make the Top 30 the first time around. Billy's final release of 1960 was a cover of an American R&B hit, 'A Thousand Stars', by Kathy Young & The Innocents, which restored him to the Top 20. Presumably, Bill must have sourced this one himself as it was a song with which he retained a great affection, even reprising it in his tongue-in-cheek role of 'Stormy Tempest' in the 1973 David Essex/Ringo Starr movie, That'll Be The Day. So, by the end of 1960, Billy's Rockabilly adventure was firmly behind him and he was about to undergo a major shift in musical direction. Within a few months he'd be recording 'Halfway To Paradise - a song he never cared for - and would go on to undreamed-of adulation and stardom. But it d£s seem more than mildly ironic that although he still had his biggest commercial successes in front of him, Bill had already recorded a body of work which towered head and shoulders above that of his peer group, much of it self-penned.
Part Code:  GVC2028
Artist:  BILLY FURY
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD


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Totally Cool - The Shag, And How To Do It-Dance Crazes Of The Rock 'n' Roll Era Totally Cool - The Shag, And How To Do It-Dance Crazes Of The Rock 'n' Roll Era : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
The Shag is the official state dance of Carolina. Although nowadays contemporaneous R&B beach music - as it has been, for the past four or five decades - it has its roots in a number of eight-count 1930s Swing dances, notably the Flea Hop and the Carolina Jitterbug. Billy Graves' monumental (sic) homage to the The Shag, which he rightly identifies as being 'Totally Cool!', takes it deep into areas of R'n'R and teen angst! But this compilation ain't just about shagging, no siree!... Let's face it, Dance has been inextricably linked with Popular Music since the advent of recorded sound. Dance music itself reached its apogee in terms of popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, following the initial impact/arrival of both radio and 78 rpm records'but by the dawn of the R&R era musical tastes had changed radically, and the first post-WWII generation of teenagers wanted to dance to far less polite and/or formal sounds. Consequently, between the mid 1950s and early 1960s - i.e. between the arrival of Rock'n'Roll and the British Invasion - the US Pop charts were all a-shimmy with Dance Craze discs whose very exuberance, diversity and sheer silliness took unselfconsciousness into a new dimension.
Part Code:  GVC2034
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD


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Vim Vam Vamoose Vim Vam Vamoose : CHUCK MILLER : CD
Great Boogie Woogie stylist from the 1950s. Hits and hard to find rare sides from the Mercury and Capitol labels. This Boogie-Woogie piano player had a huge U.S. hit in 1955 with 'The House Of Blue Lights', a rocking version of an Andrews Sisters song that had previously been a hit in 1946 for it's co-auther Frank Slack. His only other chart hit was 'The Auctioneer' a country song that became a hit in 1959 and is probably his best remembered song. Anothther gap in the availability of some classic sides from the rock 'n' roll era. 35 fine tracks most of which have been out of print for years and never available on CD untill now!
Part Code:  GVC1003
Artist:  CHUCK MILLER
Label:  GVC
Format:  CD


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Walkin' My Baby Back Home Walkin' My Baby Back Home : JO STAFFORD : 2CD
Jo Stafford enjoyed immense popularity during WWII and the years that followed it. Between 1944 & 1950 she scored an impressive 50 hits as a solo singer, and another 10 in duet with Gordon MacRae. This double CD features many of her most popular songs.
Part Code:  GVC2003
Artist:  JO STAFFORD
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD


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Wimoweh Wimoweh : KARL DENVER : CD
Karl's peak years were 1961-62, during which he kicked off his recording career with five consecutive Top 20 singles and a series of hugely-popular hit EPs and LPs. He even managed to survive the first onslaught of the Beat Boom before graduating to a career spent largely in the Northern clubs, cabaret, summer seasons and ultimately, the Folk circuit. This compilation comprises his first two LPs, an EP and four non-album singles, and includes most of his significant hits.
Part Code:  GVC1013
Artist:  KARL DENVER
Label:  GVC
Format:  CD


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Windy City Bop - Chicago Rockabilly 1954 - 1958 Windy City Bop - Chicago Rockabilly 1954 - 1958 : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
60 Rockabilly Greats - The cradle of the mid 1950s rockabilly sound was, of course, the deep southern states like Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas but, in parallel with the Delta blues, rural Rockabilly migrated with its poor audience seeking a better life in the northern and western cities of the USA.It wasn't just black country folk who migrated north in the 40s & 50s, many rural white southerners left their homes too and, like their African-American counterparts, they wanted to hear the music from down home on the jukeboxes of the bars and honky-tonks of their newly-adopted hometowns.
Part Code:  GVC2023
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD


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