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Al Holden – C’mon Over

MCG1020082
Golden rocket – My baby left me – Sweet love – My happiness – C’mon over – Little darlin – Tomorrow night – Don’t come knockin’ – Leavin’ it all up to you – Just walking in the rain – Little cabin on the hill – Train train – Fool fool fool – I’m beginning to forget you – My heart will be true
An excellent album of Sun inspired Rockabilly (mostly Elvis but also Carl Perkins) featuring members of the Crawdads and Chris Cumings (Riverside Trio) on bass, steel and guitar. Half of the songs are Holden originals, the other half are covers of Arthur Crudup, Elvis, the Prisonnaires, Bill Monroe and Jim Reeves.

Fred “Virgil” Turgis

Killer Brew – s/t

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killer-brewVampirella MCG1020028 [1998]
Do Me Like You Do Me – All Night Rock – Shattered Dreams – Victory Roll – Trouble Bound – Wore Me To A Frazzle – That’s The Way – Special Brew – Who’s Been Sitting In My Chair – I Fell In Love – My Little Baby – One Track Mind – The Other Side – Shooting Star

All star rockabilly band featuring Darrel Higham, Ricky Lee Brawn (Stargazers, Big Six, Space Cadets) Helen Shadow (Queen B’s, Johnson Family), Anders Janes (Stargazers, Ray Gelato, Big Six, Space Cadets) and Pat Reyford (Sugar Ray Ford). If we are used to hear Higham and Shadow sing, it’s more surprising to hear Brawn but he does a great job too. Recorded at Ricky’s Valvemobile studio it has a raw sound and shows a strong Sun records influence with a couple of hillbilly bopper too, featuring Pat Reyford on steel.

Fred “Virgil” Turgis

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