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Glen Rocks

  • 1. Everybody's Movin' - (Take 8)
    2. If I Had Me a Woman
    3. Don't You Love Me
    4. I'm Glad My Baby's Gone Away - (Take 6)
    5. Baby, Let's Play House
    6. One Cup of Coffee and a Cigarette - (Take 6)
    7. Hold Me Baby
    8. Laurie Ann - (Take 7)
    9. Kitty Cat
    10. Blue Jeans and a Boys Shirt - (Take 5)
    11. Be-Bop-A-Lula
    12. Jack and Jill Boogie
    13. Would Ya - (Take 4)
    14. It Rains Rain
    15. That's All Right
    16. Kathaleen - (Take 7)
    17. John Henry
    18. One Cup of Coffee and a Cigarette - (Take 1, alternate take)
    19. Would Ya - (Take 6, alternate take)
    20. Everybody's Movin' - (Take 1, alternate take)
    21. Blue Jeans and a Boys Shirt - (Take 3, alternate take)
    22. Goofin' Around
    23. Suzie Green from Abilene
    24. I Didn't Have the Sense to Go - (Take 1)
    25. I'll Never Stop Loving You - (Take 1)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 16671

  • Credits

    Personnel: Glen Glenn (vocals, guitar); Henry Maddox, Jerry Cole, Gary Lambert (guitar); Chuck Gilette, Ralph Mooney (steel guitar); Plas Johnson (saxophone); Ernie Freeman Combo (piano); Joe ODell, Helen "Peaches" Price, Richard Frost, Gene Lombardo (drums).
    Liner Note Author: Deke Dickerson.
    Recording information: Black Jack Wayne Studio, San Francisco, CA (01/??/1955-07/14/1964); Garrison Studio, Long Beach, CA (01/??/1955-07/14/1964); Gary Lambert Studio, Laverne, CA (01/??/1955-07/14/1964); Gold Star Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/??/1955-07/14/1964); KXLA Radio Studio, Pasadena, CA (01/??/1955-07/14/1964); Webley Edwards Studio, Honolulu, Ha (01/??/1955-07/14/1964); Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA (01/??/1955-07/14/1964).
    One of California's original rockabilly rebels, Glen Glenn (born Glen Troutman) was a Missouri-born kid who moved to the West Coast with his family when he was 14. Glenn grew up on jumpin' country sounds and R&B, and learned to make with the bop after Elvis Presley and Eddie Cochran's early hits pointed the way. While the hillbilly side of Glenn's musical heritage never entirely escaped him, his twang-infused rock & roll sides have become prized items among rockabilly fanatics, and with good reason -- he had a great voice, an attitude that suggested he was a nice guy who also knew how to have a hepcat's good time (not unlike Ricky Nelson with the wild factor upped a few points), and his guitar-pickin' pal Gary Lambert sure knew his way around a fretboard. Glen Rocks is a typically well-assembled collection from Bear Family that pulls together most of Glenn's best vintage sides along with some rare demos and radio sessions, including the coolly stripped-down rockabilly of "Everybody's Movin'," the proto-teen idol stylings of "Kathleen," the high-attitude boogie of "If I Had Me a Woman," a prescient county-rock recording in "I Didn't Have the Sense to Go," and covers of "Be-Bop-A-Lula" and "That's Alright Mama" (the former with a hot pedal steel solo), which prove Glenn had the stuff to stand up to the competition. While Glenn has recorded some latter-day albums after he was rediscovered by British rockabilly fans, Glen Rocks has his prime original recordings in one handy package along with a fact-filled and richly illustrated 68-page booklet (featuring a biographical essay by guitarist Deke Dickerson), and if you want to hear the man at his best, this is definitely the place to go. ~ Mark Deming

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