Sound of the Day

Buddy Holly – Rave On!

Fév 3rd, 2016 | By
Buddy Holly

On this day in 1959 we lost Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens in a place crash. A sad day for Rock’n’roll!

Crazy Cavan and the Rhythm Rockers – Rita

Jan 25th, 2016 | By

Don Kinsella, former bassist of Crazy Cavan and the Rhythm Rockers passed away this week. This is a very sad news indeed. He played on the first two studio albums of the band and can also be heard on the excellent Live At the Picketts Lock and some old recordings later resurfaced on The Way…

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Hal Peters Trio – Love Charms

Jan 11th, 2016 | By

Hal Peters Trio are one of the best bands of the eighties and one of the very few to capture not only the sound but the feel of the Rockabilly bands of the 50’s. This song is taken from their debut album « Snatch It and Grab It » on Mondogs in 1986.

Leah and her J-Walkers – Catch Me If You Can

Déc 31st, 2015 | By
Leah and her J-Walkers

Leah and her J-Walkers, a Boston based rockabilly and honky tonk trio, released their first self-titled debut album, offering a variety of Rockabilly, Blues, and Classic Country influenced songs. The album was recorded and engineered by Brian Charles of Zippah Studios.

Lucky 13 – In the Bar

Déc 29th, 2015 | By

Ani Romance, bass player of this German trio, sings lead on this very good song taken from « Come Back Home » released last year on Part record.

The Crazy Tones – Rhythm

Oct 25th, 2015 | By

Great neo-rockabilly track by the Crazy Tones, taken from their album She’s Got What It Takes released in 1989. The Crazy Tones took form when Remi Groot met Jacco Buchholz in 1985 during a concert of The Keytones. They got along well and decided to form a Rock’n’roll band. Buccholz knew a drummer, “Beerke”, and…

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Brian Setzer – Ignition

Oct 15th, 2015 | By
Brian Setzer's 68 Comeback Special (Brian Setzer, Mark Winchest

In 2001, Brian Setzer returned to the trio format with the rhythm section of the Brian Setzer Orchestra (Mark Winchester and Bernie Dresel) and recorded Ignition. Not only Ignition was one of his best album ever (with the first Stray Cats album) but one of the very best modern rockabilly album ever.

Eddie Cochran – Cut Across Shorty

Oct 13th, 2015 | By

Here at the Rockabilly Chronicle we love that Eddie Cochran song. Co-written by Wayne Walker, Cochran recorded it in January 8, 1960 at Goldstar Studio – Hollywood, California with Sonny Curtis on guitar, Conrad ‘Guybo’ Smith on bass and Jerry Allison on drums. It was issued in March 1960 as a B-side of Three Steps…

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Stray Cats – Broken Man

Oct 8th, 2015 | By

Brian setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom briefly reunited in 1986 to record « Rock Therapy« . Next to classic Rockabilly covers like Gene Vincent’s Race With the Devil stood some bands originals like the banjo led « Broken Man ». The lyrics reflect Setzer’s preocupation of the day that one can find on his solo album « the…

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Marti Brom – Stop, Look and Listen

Juil 12th, 2015 | By

A non album song issued in 1995 on Rock-A-Billy Compilation album vol. 1 (R-3001), later available on The Best of R-3001 and R-3002 Co mbined (R-9002-CD) in 2007.