Preston Records

Preston Rockabilly – Vol. 2 – Out Of The Valley

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Preston Rockabilly - Vol. 2 - Out Of The Valley
Preston Rockabilly – Vol. 2 – Out Of The Valley
Vol. 2 – Out Of The Valley
Press-Tone Music PCD 13
Pat Capocci, Ezra Lee and Danny Wegrzyn (Danny & the Cosmic Tremors) are three Australian cats who play in each other bands. For this album they went to Graeme Thomas’ Preston studio with Cal Robinson on bass, Paul Hainey on drums and Dave Cantrell (the Wildcats, Toni & the Tomcats) on steel.
Pat Capocci performs six songs, all self penned. Full Grown Woman is one of his wildest track, almost garage, Second Best is a traditionnal rockabilly, Burnin’ the Candle is a solid rocker. He also performs a country shuffle (Try To Forget Me), a Jerry Lee type of number (Til I Get to You) and a superb instrumental (After Hours) that has shades of T-Bone Walker and Johnny Guitar Watson.
Danny & the Cosmic Tremors perform five songs (four origiuals and one cover) including two classic rockabillies (my Baby Wants to Rock’n’Roll, So Long). Much wilder is the cover of Bill Johnson’s You Better Dig It. Little Darling, as its title indicates, is a smooth ballad and Feel Allright With You is a hot bopper that reminds me the style of Rip Carson.
Last but not least, Ezra Lee, the piano pumpin’ man, is present here with two rockers (Abby Jane and Goodbye Astrid Goodbye), a strong Rockabilly number (Werris creek Devil). I’m Gonna Kill Your Daddy sees Capocci playing a mean slide guitar that evokes Elmore James and Coalfire Man is more in the style of memphis Slim.
Without a doubt this trio counts among today’s hottest rockabilly/rock’n’roll acts

Fred “Virgil” Turgis

The Salt Flat Trio

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Salt Flat Trio - Flat Out West
Salt Flat Trio – Flat Out West

The Salt Flat Trio – Flat Out West

Press Tone PCD04 [2004]
Georgia On A Fast Train – Goodbye Farewell – All Night Long – You’ve Had Your Chance – Salt Flat Racers – Do It Everytime – Livin’ Out Of My Trunk – Two Left Feet – Get Along – Country Life – Moanin’ The Blues – Be Bop Baby – Willin’ And Ready – Bop Pills – Sugar-Coated Baby
The Salt Flat Trio were a taditionnal drummerless rockabilly trio from Perth, Australia. With great musicians and a singer who sounded a bit like a hillbilly Eddie Cochran. The future looked bright and promising for them, sadly the untimely death of Tyson Feifer their lead singer stopped them in full rise. This album features 16 solid rockin’ songs, half are from the pen of the band’s double bassist Jay MvIvor and the remaining tracks are covers of Billy Joe Shaver, Hank Williams, Rocky Burnette, Bob Luman, Johnny Horton and Macy Skipper.
Two songs feature a steel guitar for a more a more rural bop feel and a piano can be heard on the frantic Be Bop Baby. Recommended if you like High Noon and Wayne Hancock.

Fred “Virgil” Turgis