Sunday, July 15, 2018

VA - Snazzy Sugar ~ The Pure Essence Of Rock & Roll From West Texas And Beyond (2012)


Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, Rock'n'Roll | Mp3 320 kbps | 3 CD | 399 Mb

Legendary British rock ’n’ roll dynamo Stuart Colman revisits Texas in the latest instalment of his spectacular Sugar series. Along with the recent Fantastic Voyage compilations Texas Tornados and It’s Saturday Night!, Snazzy Sugar continues highlighting the Lone Star State’s pivotal role in the birth of rock ’n’ roll, its 75 incendiary tracks demonstrating how, when the music was in its multi-hued infancy across the US, West Texas was rearing up with the real call of the wild.The eruptions which burst out of Memphis, Cleveland and New York in the fifties are well-documented but, over three CDs, Colman has excelled himself with this astutely-picked and exhaustively annotated selection, showing the crucial role of western swing in rock ’n’ roll’s development, timeless rebel yell energy, uniquely idiosyncratic personality and a dash of Southern romance.
Disc 1 (Right To Rock) gets the vibrant mix of future stars and intriguing obscurities under way with immortal Fender Stratocaster-toting pioneer Buddy Holly’s ‘I’m Gonna Love You Too’ and the young Roy Orbison’s ‘Ooby Dooby’ before traversing gems by the likes of Link Davis, Trini Lopez, Waylon Jennings, Sonny Curtis, the Crickets, Lelan Rogers, the Fireballs, the Five Bops, the Click-Clacks and the Leen Teens.
The good rocking continues through CD2 (Play it Cool), thrusting forth such names as Chuck Tharp, Sid King, Ray Campi, Link Davis, Mickey Gilley, Buddy Knox, the Tu-Tones, the Champs and Dean Beard with the Crew Cuts. The Cowtown heavy-hitters continue their rampage on Disc 3 (aptly-titled Turn Me Loose), corralling names including Jimmy Dee & the Offbeats, Joe Clay, Sleepy La Beef, Al Urban, Hal Goodson & the Raiders, Teen Kings, Alvis Wayne, Tooter Boatman & the Chaparrals, the String-a-Lings, the Fireballs, Earl Henry and an early Kenny Rogers outing called ‘That Crazy Feeling’, before Buddy Holly returns with ‘Well…Alright’, winding up this glorious new artefact for the rock ’n’ roll hall of infame.


CD 1
1. Buddy Holly - I'm Gonna Love You Too (2:16)
2. The Teen Kings (Vocal Roy Orbison) - Ooby Dooby (2:19)
3. Link Davis & The Cajuns - Permit Blues (2:19)
4. Dee & Patty - Sweet Lovin' Baby (2:06)
5. Joe Clay - Slippin' Out And Sneakin' In (2:08)
6. Ken Copeland - Fanny Brown (2:08)
7. Trini Lopez - The Right To Rock (2:31)
8. The Five Bops - Jitterbuggin' (2:25)
9. Wayton Jennings - When Sin Stops (2:11)
10. The Fireballs - Gunshot (1:57)
11. Jack Arnold & The Chalecos - Pistol Packin' Mama (2:25)
12. Sonny Curtis - Talk About My Baby (1:59)
13. Don Webb - Little Ditty Baby (2:01)
14. The Leen Teens - So Shy (2:06)
15. The Click-Clacks - Pretty Little Pearly (2:19)
16. The Crickets - Love's Made A Fool Of You (2:02)
17. Walter Brown & His Band - Alley Cat (1:54)
18. Al Urban - Gonna Be Better Times (2:24)
19. Rick Tucker & The Turks - I'll Be There (1:56)
20. Bobby Jackson - Wow, Man! (2:17)
21. Hal Goodson & The Raiders - Who's Gonna Be The Next One Honey (2:06)
22. Danny Reeves - I'm A Hobo (2:24)
23. Terry Noland - Hypnotized (2:22)
24. Myron Lee - Baby Sittin' (2:14)
25. Lelan Rogers & Friends - Hold It (Part 1) (1:45)

CD 2
1. Chuck Tharp & The Fireballs - Long Long Ponytail (2:06)
2. Buddy Holly - Baby, Won't You Come Out Tonight (1:57)
3. Sid King - Hello There Rockin' Chair (1:52)
4. The Wink Westerners - Hey! Miss Fannie (2:36)
5. Ray Campi with John & Henry - Play It Cool (2:06)
6. Ramona Locke - No Minors Allowed (2:09)
7. Bill Parsons - Hot Rod Volkswagen (2:30)
8. Cecil Moore - Moonshine (2:10)
9. The Tu-Tones - Saccharin Sally (2:26)
10. The Nighthawks - All 'A Your Love (2:13)
11. The Commodores - Who Dat (2:01)
12. Jim Robinson - A Whole Lot Of Lovin' (2:11)
13. Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats - You're Late Miss Kate (2:13)
14. Joe Clay - Doggone It (2:22)
15. Lew Williams - Cat Talk (2:13)
16. Dean Beard & The Crew Cats - Rakin' And Scrapin' (2:19)
17. The Champs - Panic Button (2:13)
18. Link Davis - Bon-Ta-Ru-La (Let The Good Times Roll) (2:20)
19. Eddy Dugosh & The Ah-Ha Playboys - Don't You Realize (2:46)
20. The Four Mints - Busy Body Rock (3:00)
21. Jape Richardson - Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me) (2:15)
22. Buddy Knox - I Ain't Sharin' Sharon (2:01)
23. Mickey Gilley - My Baby's Been Cheatin' Again (2:01)
24. Tommy Wood - Can't Play Hookey (2:22)
25. The Crickets - Tell Me How (2:00)

CD 3
1. Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats - Henrietta (2:42)
2. Joe Clay - Goodbye Goodbye (2:20)
3. The Champs - Alley Cat (2:43)
4. Elroy Dietzel & The Rhythm Bandits - Rock-N-Bones (1:58)
5. Sleepy La Beff And His Versatiles - Turn Me Loose (2:16)
6. The Traits - Live It Up (2:16)
7. Al Urban - Won't Tell You Her Name (2:02)
8. Buddy Knox - I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself (2:03)
9. Hal Goodson And The Raiders - Later Baby (2:08)
10. Terry Noland - Patty Baby (2:20)
11. Mickey Gilley - Tell Me Why (2:31)
12. Pat Carter - Tell Me (1:56)
13. The Teen Kings - Cat Called Domino (2:07)
14. Alvis Wayne - Don't Mean Maybe, Baby (2:28)
15. Tooter Boatman & The Chaparrals - The Will Of Love (2:04)
16. Jimmy Craig - Oh! Little Girl! (2:10)
17. The String-A-Longs - Am I Asking Too Much (2:13)
18. The Fireballs - Chief Whoopin-Koff (1:55)
19. Ivan - Real Wild Child (2:20)
20. Earl Henry - My Suzanne (1:51)
21. The Commodores - Riding On A Train (2:35)
22. Ace Ball - I've Lost Again (1:48)
23. The Crickets - Someone, Someone (2:51)
24. Kenny Rogers - That Crazy Feeling (2:17)
25. Buddy Holly - Well, All Right (2:14)


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