-Another great compilation in our CD series with label portraits! -Just like all it's forerunners, this album works as a perfect rockabilly and rock & roll jukebox. -Once again in focus: Mercury Records' high-quality catalog, first introduced in parts as 'That'll Flat Git It! Vol.11' (BCD16101) by Bear Family in the '90s. -Unbridled classics of the '50s by a young Conway Twitty, Eddie Bond and Narvel Felts as well as rare gems by Curtis Gordon, Orville Couch, Royce Porter or James O'Gwynn. -Comprehensive booklet with biographies of each artist - written by Bill Dahl from Mercury's hometown Chicago - and rare photos and illustrations. Founded in 1945, Chicago's Mercury Records rapidly accrued major label status and grew into a full-service label, it's massive roster encompassing everything from blues and R&B to country and jazz and a wealth of pop (the logo was a leader in covering R&B hits for the pop market). Mercury also signed a small army of quality rockabilly and rock and roll artists during the mid-to-late 1950s, and they're the focus of this bountiful collection. Blistering classics by a pre-fame Conway Twitty, Memphis mainstay Eddie Bond, and the still-active Narvel Felts are on board, along with rare gems by Curtis Gordon (his torrid 'Draggin' appears without the usual startling reverb effects), Orville Couch, Royce Porter, James O'Gwynn, Charlie Walker, leather-lunged George Young, and swamp pop greats Rod Bernard, Jerry Raines, and Roy Perkins (Mercury had excellent contacts in southern Louisiana). Eddy Bell & The Bel-Aires' rollicking 'The Masked Man (Hi Yo Silver)' hailed from the label's Windy City backyard, but the label spared no expense in bringing in sizzling rockers from all over the country - as this compilation excitingly attests!
-Another great compilation in our CD series with label portraits! -Just like all it's forerunners, this album works as a perfect rockabilly and rock & roll jukebox. -Once again in focus: Mercury Records' high-quality catalog, first introduced in parts as 'That'll Flat Git It! Vol.11' (BCD16101) by Bear Family in the '90s. -Unbridled classics of the '50s by a young Conway Twitty, Eddie Bond and Narvel Felts as well as rare gems by Curtis Gordon, Orville Couch, Royce Porter or James O'Gwynn. -Comprehensive booklet with biographies of each artist - written by Bill Dahl from Mercury's hometown Chicago - and rare photos and illustrations. Founded in 1945, Chicago's Mercury Records rapidly accrued major label status and grew into a full-service label, it's massive roster encompassing everything from blues and R&B to country and jazz and a wealth of pop (the logo was a leader in covering R&B hits for the pop market). Mercury also signed a small army of quality rockabilly and rock and roll artists during the mid-to-late 1950s, and they're the focus of this bountiful collection. Blistering classics by a pre-fame Conway Twitty, Memphis mainstay Eddie Bond, and the still-active Narvel Felts are on board, along with rare gems by Curtis Gordon (his torrid 'Draggin' appears without the usual startling reverb effects), Orville Couch, Royce Porter, James O'Gwynn, Charlie Walker, leather-lunged George Young, and swamp pop greats Rod Bernard, Jerry Raines, and Roy Perkins (Mercury had excellent contacts in southern Louisiana). Eddy Bell & The Bel-Aires' rollicking 'The Masked Man (Hi Yo Silver)' hailed from the label's Windy City backyard, but the label spared no expense in bringing in sizzling rockers from all over the country - as this compilation excitingly attests!
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Format: CD
Label: BEAR FAMILY
Rel. Date: 12/11/2020
UPC: 5397102176043

That'll Flat Git It 35: Rockabilly & Rock / Var
Artist: Thatll Flat Git It 35 Rockabilly & Rock / Var
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1. Conway Twitty - Shake It Up
2. George Young - Can't Stop Me
3. Eddie Bond ; The Stompers - Baby, Baby, Baby (What Am I Gonna Do)
4. Johnny Jay - I'm Gonna Keep It
5. Ben Hewitt - My Search
6. James O'Gwynn - Easy Money
7. Curtis Gordon - Rock, Roll, Jump And Jive
8. The LaDell Sisters - Rockin' Robert
9. Jape Richardson ; The Japetts - Crazy Blues
10. Royce Porter with The Kounts - Good Time
11. The Voxpoppers - Ping Pong Baby
12. Gary Shelton - Maybe Later, Baby
13. Conway Twitty - I Need Your Lovin'
14. The Playboys - Don't Do Me Wrong
15. Roy Perkins - Drop Top
16. Dave 'Diddle' Day - Blue Moon Baby
17. Eddie Bond ; The Stompers - I've Got A Woman
18. Curtis Gordon - Sittin' On Top
19. Tommy Mitchell - Juke Box, Help Me Find My Baby
20. Jimmy Edwards - My Honey
21. Charlie Walker with The Four Pals - I'll Never Let It Show
22. Narvel Felts - Cry, Baby, Cry
23. Jackie Cray - I Want You Baby
24. The Counts - Shake This Town
25. Curtis Gordon - Draggin' (without echo)
26. Jerry Raines - Dangerous Redhead
27. Rod Bernard - Let's Get Together Tonight
28. Ray Ethier - Slave Girl
29. Orville Couch - Downtown
30. Conway Twitty - Maybe Baby
31. Freddy Robinson - Five Feet Of Lovin'
32. Eddy Bell ; The Bel-Aires - The Masked Man (Hi Yo Silver)
33. The Half Brothers - My Foolish Fling
34. Frank Dalton ; The Dalton Gang - Cruised
35. The Voxpoppers - The Last Drag

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-Another great compilation in our CD series with label portraits! -Just like all it's forerunners, this album works as a perfect rockabilly and rock & roll jukebox. -Once again in focus: Mercury Records' high-quality catalog, first introduced in parts as 'That'll Flat Git It! Vol.11' (BCD16101) by Bear Family in the '90s. -Unbridled classics of the '50s by a young Conway Twitty, Eddie Bond and Narvel Felts as well as rare gems by Curtis Gordon, Orville Couch, Royce Porter or James O'Gwynn. -Comprehensive booklet with biographies of each artist - written by Bill Dahl from Mercury's hometown Chicago - and rare photos and illustrations. Founded in 1945, Chicago's Mercury Records rapidly accrued major label status and grew into a full-service label, it's massive roster encompassing everything from blues and R&B to country and jazz and a wealth of pop (the logo was a leader in covering R&B hits for the pop market). Mercury also signed a small army of quality rockabilly and rock and roll artists during the mid-to-late 1950s, and they're the focus of this bountiful collection. Blistering classics by a pre-fame Conway Twitty, Memphis mainstay Eddie Bond, and the still-active Narvel Felts are on board, along with rare gems by Curtis Gordon (his torrid 'Draggin' appears without the usual startling reverb effects), Orville Couch, Royce Porter, James O'Gwynn, Charlie Walker, leather-lunged George Young, and swamp pop greats Rod Bernard, Jerry Raines, and Roy Perkins (Mercury had excellent contacts in southern Louisiana). Eddy Bell & The Bel-Aires' rollicking 'The Masked Man (Hi Yo Silver)' hailed from the label's Windy City backyard, but the label spared no expense in bringing in sizzling rockers from all over the country - as this compilation excitingly attests!