Sunday, July 15, 2018

VA - Sassy Sugar ~ The Essence Of Nashville Rock & Roll (2011)


Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, Rock'n'Roll | Mp3 320 kbps | 3 CD | 408 Mb

Long before the phrase ‘The Nashville Sound’ was coined, Music City USA was home to a great many rock & roll recordings. Week after week, record companies would dispatch their latest signings to strut their stuff at the RCA Studio on Hawkins Street and Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut on 16th Avenue South. These were the facilities where future legends such as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Gene Vincent would evince some of their finest recorded works. On hand to make sure the process went according to plan was a coterie of musicians whose country, R&B and gospel roots provided the ultimate alchemy. Hank Garland and Grady Martin fashioned some of the finest guitar riffs known to man, whilst piano maestros Floyd Cramer and Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins showed just what could be done with a well-tuned Steinway. At the same time Boots Randolph and ‘Dutch’ McMillan dispatched the kind of raucous tenor sax soloing that would normally be associated with New York or LA players, and Bob Moore and ‘Lightnin’ Chance were on hand to make up the game plan with their riding bass figures.
Stuart Colman, himself a one-time resident of Nashville, has cherry-picked a prime selection of sides recorded in Music City between 1956 and 1960, many of which are extremely rare and have certainly never been on CD before. The end result is a true eye-opener.


CD 1
1. Danny Wolfe - Pucker Paint (2:11)
2. Red Foley - Strike While The Iron Is Hot (2:42)
3. Frankie Miller - Rain Rain (2:18)
4. Ray Melton - Boppin' Guitar (2:08)
5. The Browns - Ain t No Way In This World (1:58)
6. Wayne Walker - I'm Finally Free (1:59)
7. Lee Emerson - What A Night (1:58)
8. Bernard Hardison - Too Much (2:25)
9. Melvin Endsley - I Like Your Kind Of Love (2:03)
10. The Everly Brothers - Keep A Knockin' (2:19)
11. Billy Brown - Lost Weekend (2:29)
12. Billy Grammer - Bonapartes Retreat (2:05)
13. Jimmy Donley - Radio, Jukebox And TV (2:32)
14. Conway Twitty - What Am I Living For (2:40)
15. Buddy Holly - Ting-A-Ling (2:43)
16. Terry Noland - There Was A Fungus Among Us (2:13)
17. Huelyn Duvall - Comin Or Goin (1:59)
18. Benny Joy - Big John Taylor: - Ittie Bittie Everything (2:20)
19. Ray Smith - Makes Me Feel Good (2:26)
20. Andy Anderson & The Rolling Stones - Johnny Valentine (2:05)
21. Wilburn Brothers (Doyle And Teddy) - Oo Bop Sha Boom (2:12)
22. Brenda Lee - If Im Dreamin' Just Let Me Dream (2:52)
23. Narvel Felts - Rocket Ride (2:29)
24. Johnny Jay - Sugar Doll (2:01)
25. Boots Randolph - Red Light (2:25)

CD 2
1. Jimmy Isle - Billy Boy (2:13)
2. Joe Griffith - Annabelle Lee (2:10)
3. Johnny Cash - Loading Coal (2:20)
4. Carl Perkins - L-o-v-e-v-i-l-l-e (2:20)
5. Marvin Rainwater - So You Think You've Got Troubles (1:58)
6. Freddy Robinson - Not Like Now (2:44)
7. Chuck Wiley - Door To Door (2:17)
8. Webb Pierce - Who Wouldn't Love You (2:26)
9. Mel Tillis - Juke Box Man (2:00)
10. Rusty & Doug - Dream Queen (2:26)
11. Eddie Fontaine - Fun Lovin' (2:22)
12. Ronnie Self - Black Night Blues (2:19)
13. Roger Miller - Jason Fleming (2:02)
14. Johnnie Strickland - You've Got What It Takes (2:20)
15. Sammy Salvo - Afraid (2:05)
16. Eddy Arnold - Tennessee Stud (3:07)
17. Joe Fuller - You Made A Hit (2:33)
18. Don Gibson - Sweet, Sweet Girl (1:50)
19. Johnny Preston - Chief Heartbreak (2:03)
20. James O'Gwynn - Easy Money (2:07)
21. George Jones - Maybe Little Baby (2:05)
22. Johnny Jay - I'm Gonna Keep It (1:55)
23. Elvis Presley - It Feels So Right (2:12)
24. Al Henderson - Mary Jane (2:08)
25. Bob Luman - I Love You Because (2:03)

CD 3
1. Lloyd Copas - Won't You Ride in My Little Red Wagon (2:13)
2. Bob Perry - Weary Blues, Goodbye (2:08)
3. Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps - Gonna Back Up Baby (2:28)
4. Bobby Helms - Love My Lady (2:41)
5. Bobby Darin - Million Dollar Baby (2:05)
6. Joe Melson - Barbara (1:56)
7. Johnny Tillotson - Princess, Princess (2:11)
8. Kenny Lee Martin - The Shape I'm In (2:00)
9. Big John Taylor - Benny Joy - Money Money (2:27)
10. Patsy Cline - Walking Dream (2:20)
11. Justin Tubb - Sugar Lips (2:20)
12. Al Terry - Good Deal, Lucille (2:21)
13. Donnie Bowser - I Love You Baby (2:12)
14. Dick Glasser - Heartaches Over You (2:17)
15. Faron Young - I Hear You Talkin' (2:10)
16. Johnny Horton - All Grown Up (1:56)
17. Warner Mack - Is It Wrong (For Loving You) (2:41)
18. Vernon Taylor - I've Got The Blues (1:55)
19. Glenn Reeves - Tarzan (2:40)
20. Carl Belew - Cool Gator Shoes (2:02)
21. Chuck Bowers - Till My Baby Comes Home (2:54)
22. Crash Craddock - Don't Destroy Me (2:49)
23. Carl Dobkins Jr - My Pledge To You (2:39)
24. Mack Owen - Walkin' And Talkin' (2:12)
25. Billy Graves - Mount Fujiyama (2:39)


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