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Roots of Rockabilly, Vol. 1: 1950

  • 1. Blues Stay Away from Me - The Delmore Brothers
    2. I'm a Lone Wolf - Leon Payne
    3. My Bucket's Got a Hole in It - T. Texas Tyler
    4. You Don't Know My Mind - Jimmie Skinner
    5. Six White Horses - Clyde Moody
    6. Humpty Dumpty Boogie - Hank Thompson & 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 to Boogie - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
    12. Sugarfoot Rag - Hank Garland
    13. Birmingham Bounce - Red Foley
    14. Gonna Dance All Night - Hardrock Gunter
    15. Moon's Tune - Moon Mullican
    16. Dry Bread - Merle Travis
    17. Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own - Kay Starr/Tennessee Ernie Ford
    18. Bryant's Boogie - Jimmy Bryant/Speedy West
    19. Birthday Cake Boogie - Benny Walker/Skeets McDonald
    20. Motor City Boogie - York Brothers
    21. Lose Your Blues - Red Kirk
    22. Groovy Boogie Woogie Boy - Webb Pierce
    23. Hot Rod Race - Arkie Shibley
    24. All Star Boogie - Tommy Duncan
    25. Hillbilly Fever - Little Jimmy Dickens
    26. If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time) - Lefty Frizzell
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4033

  • Credits

    Liner Note Author: Dave Penny.
    Arranger: Wills.
    Rockabilly didn't spontaneously leap into being in 1954 when Elvis Presley entered Sam Phillips' Sun Studios in Memphis, it only seemed that way to most of the world. A hybrid of blues, country, honky tonk, Western swing, and gospel that became rock & roll when the beat simplified and got heavier, rockabilly emerged from amped-up country hillbilly bands bent on energizing the neighborhood bars and dancehalls on a Saturday night. That said, little on Acrobat Records' Roots of Rockabilly, Vol. 1 sounds much like early rock & roll, although all the combustible ingredients are present, including the attitude (Jimmie Skinner's "You Don't Know My Mind"), the blues base ("Six White Horses" by Clyde Moody), the aggressive guitar ("Bryant's Boogie" by Jimmy Bryant), the love of motion and a certain impatience with staying put ("I'm Movin' On" by Hank Snow), and a wry, goofy wisdom ("Dry Bread" by Merle Travis). More honky tonk than anything, this first installment in a series of releases documenting the year-by-year build to rockabilly from 1950 to 1954 doesn't seem particularly revelatory at first listen, but there's a slow burn going on nonetheless, and when it bursts into full flame, the world would be unable to ignore it. ~ Steve Leggett

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