Various ‎– Roots Of Psychobilly

Not Now Music ‎– NOT2CD424
2 × CD, Compilation

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1-1 The Phantom (3) Love Me
1-2 Link Wray And His Ray Men Rumble
1-3 Dick Dale Jessie Pearl
1-4 Ron Thompson (4) Switchblade
1-5 Jackie Morningstar Rockin' In The Graveyard
1-6 Mac Rebennack Storm Warning
1-7 Dwight Pullens* Sunglasses After Dark
1-8 The Shades (2) Strollin' After Dark
1-9 The Imps Uh Oh
1-10 The Scarlets (3) Stampede
1-11 The Gamblers (2) Moon Dawg
1-12 The Rockin' R's Nameless
1-13 The Ramrods Ghost Riders In The Sky
Written-By – Stanley Davis Jones
1-14 Link Wray And His Ray Men Right Turn
1-15 Rock-A-Teens* Woo Hoo
1-16 Ray Ethier President's Walk
1-17 Kip Tyler And The Flips* Jungle Hop
1-18 Freddie & The Hitch Hikers* Sinners
1-19 The Riptides Machine Gun
1-20 Jett Powers Go Girl Go
1-21 Sheriff & The Ravels Shombalor
1-22 Bill Allen & The Backbeats Please Give Me Something
1-23 Dale Hawkins Tornado
1-24 The Frantics Werewolf
1-25 Johnny Burnette The Train Kept A Rollin
2-1 Johnny Burnette Rock Billy Boogie
2-2 The Kingsmen (2) Weekend
2-3 Keith Courvale Trapped Love
2-4 The Rhythm Rockers* Madness
2-5 The Playboys (32) Jungle Fever
2-6 Link Wray And His Ray Men Comanche
2-7 The Fendermen Mule Skinner Blues
2-8 Mickey Hawks & The Night Raiders Bip Bop Boom
2-9 Ronnie Dawson Rockin' Bones
2-10 Gene Summers And His Rebels School Of Rock N' Roll
2-11 Don Willis (2) Warrior Sam
2-12 Jim McDonald (3) Let's Have A Ball
2-13 Dave 'Diddle' Day Blue Moon Baby
2-14 Kai Ray I Want Some Of That
2-15 Willie Joe And His Unitar Unitar Rock
2-16 Walter Brown & His Band Jelly Roll Rock
2-17 Carl Perkins Her Love Rubbed Off
2-18 The Scotty Moore Trio* Have Guitar, Will Travel
2-19 Eddie Bond Slip, Slip, Slippin' In
2-20 Mickey Hawks & The Night Raiders Cotton' Pickin'
2-21 Screamin' Jay Hawkins I Put A Spell On You
2-22 Ray Harris (3) Come On Little Mama
2-23 Junior Thompson How Come You Do Me
2-24 Don Willis (2) Boppin' High School Baby
2-25 Link Wray & His Raymen* Rawhide

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5060143494246
  • Barcode (As Printed): 5 060143 494246
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): NOT2CD424 CD1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): NOT2CD424 CD2

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NOT2LP152 Various Roots Of Psychobilly(2xLP, Comp) Not Now Music NOT2LP152 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version



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June 12, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
This is a pretty decent collection of stuff, in my opinion, and it also gives some insight into the music of The Cramps, who covered some of these songs outright but also used them as their "inspiration" for certain tracks, although I can't say "inspiration" is exactly the word since The Cramps seem to have liberally "borrowed" parts of the songs on this compilation. I love instrumentals & there are some really great ones on here,"Uh Oh" by The Imps being one of my favorites, with its raw, grungy rhythm/bass and its addictive lead guitar lines...this song just begs to be covered by Los Straitjackets. Also I love "Werewolf" by The Frantics. This collection definitely shows some of the darker side of early rock & roll. There are a few things on here that I wouldn't exactly call "rockabilly", and there's a few songs I didn't care for, but overall this is a nice collection for the price, which is actually pretty cheap if you happen to live near a Half Price Books store. Worth checking out.