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That'll Flat Git It!, Vol. 23 
1. You're So Right for Me - Ronnie Self
2. Hot Rod - The Collins Kids
3. Respectfully Miss Brooks - Marty Robbins
4. I'm Gonna Roll and Rock - Eddie Zack
5. Little Forty Ford - Leon Smith
6. Romp Stompin' Boogie - Jay Cee Hill
7. Goodbye Lonesome, Hello Baby Doll - Johnny Horton
8. High Voltage
9. Well Don't You Know - Billy "Crash" Craddock
10. Flip Out - Billy Brown
11. Love So Fine, A - Jay Cee Hill
12. Big Deal - The Skee Brothers
13. Rhythm Hall - Chuck Murphy
14. Leavin' on My Mind - Billy Walker
15. Rockin' Down the Mississippi - Jimmy Boyd
16. She's Gone - Jay Cee Hill
17. Big Blon' Baby - Ronnie Self
18. Move a Little Closer - The Collins Kids
19. Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Marty Robbins
20. Susie's House - John D. Loudermilk
21. Bump! - Jay Cee Hill
22. Cherokee Boogie - Johnny Horton
23. What a Line - Carl Story
24. Boom Boom Baby - Billy "Crash" Craddock
25. Meet Me in the Alley, Sally - Billy Brown
26. Since My Baby Left Me - Jay Cee Hill
27. That's All She Wrote - The Skee Brothers
28. Mercy - The Collins Kids
29. Teen Age Wedding - Mel Tillis
30. Crazy Mixed-Up Blues - Jimmy Boyd
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 16723
Don Law; Joe Sherman; Bill Millar (Reissue)
Personnel: Harold Bradley (guitar, banjo, electric bass); Chet Atkins, Danny Perri, Gerald Tomlinson, Floyd Robinson, Aubrey Leon Richardson, George Barnes, Hillous Butrum, Grady Martin, Leon M. Silby, Ron Wise, Hank Garland, Jerry Reed Hubbard, Joe Maphis, Johnny Bond, Ray Edenton (guitar); Marianne Hall, James Farmer, Buddy Emmons (steel guitar); Ray "Duck" Atkins (dobro); Dale Potter, Donald Slayman (fiddle); Andrew L. Goodrich, Elbert Raymond "Dutch" McMillin (saxophone); Floyd Cramer (piano, organ); William A. Wardle, Dudley Brooks, Harold R. "Ray Stevens" Ragsdale, Frank Slay, Marvin H. Hughes, Owen Bradley (piano); Jimmy Gossett, Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams, Milton Curtis "Muddy" Berry, Panama Francis, Farris Coursey (drums).
Liner Note Author: Colin Escott.
Recording information: Audio Recording Studio, Cleveland, OH (03/21/1954-08/03/1959); Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (03/21/1954-08/03/1959); Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN (03/21/1954-08/03/1959); Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (03/21/1954-08/03/1959); Music City Recording, Nashville, TN (03/21/1954-08/03/1959); New York, NY (03/21/1954-08/03/1959); Radio Recorder, Hollywood, CA (03/21/1954-08/03/1959).
Illustrators: Colin Escott; R.A. Andreas; Wayne Russell.
Photographers: Colin Escott; R.A. Andreas; Wayne Russell.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Roy Horton; Lawrence Carroll.
It's been widely reported that Mitch Miller, Columbia Records' pop music chief in the '50s, was no friend of rock & roll, but thankfully the folks at the label's Nashville offices (in particular producer Don Law) had a higher hip factor, and this installment in Bear Family's ongoing That'll Flat Git It! series unearths thirty quality rockabilly and rockin' country sides from Columbia's vaults. Ronnie Self's feral "You're So Right for Me" kicks things off in frantic style, and while that's easily the wildest side here, there's plenty more solid rock action, including Self's "Big Blon' Baby," three numbers from the Collins Kids, Billy Brown's "Flip Out" and "Meet Me in the Alley Sally," Bobby Lord's "High Voltage" and the hilarious "Bump!" from Jay Cee Hill. Bear Family have also included some up-tempo hillbilly action here, including a pair of outstanding Johnny Horton cuts, two from Marty Robbins, Carl Story's defiant "What a Line" and Mel Tillis' rare stab at the rockin' stuff, "Teenage Wedding." The set also features the rollicking "Susie's House" from John D. Loudermilk, who would later become a top songwriter, and "Boom Boom Baby" and "Well, Don't You Know" from Billy "Crash" Craddock, who would bring rockabilly back to radio many years later. As usual, Bear Family has done a superb job of remastering this music, and the liner notes from Colin Escott are top-notch. Great music that should tickle the eardrums of anyone with a taste for early rock & roll. ~ Mark Deming
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