VARIOUS ARTISTS
A ROCKET IN MY POCKET

Compact Disc

VARIOUS ARTISTS
A ROCKET IN MY POCKET

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ACE RECORDS(CDCHD1268)

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Here are a couple of fistfuls of tracks from the wild side of rockabilly. Over the years many 50s cuts have been issued under the rockabilly banner that would have been better described as country or hillbilly. These, however, are the real deal: hopped-up, whiskey-fuelled songs of teenage rebellion, sung by untamed rockers who probably never expected their careers to last the week. Alongside acknowledged classics of the genre such as ‘Put Your Cat Clothes On’ by Carl Perkins, there are rare rockin’ one-offs such as the frantic bass-slapping ‘Don’t Be Gone Long’ by Bob Doss or the remarkable ‘Wash Machine Boogie’ by the Echo Valley Boys – the world’s finest rockin’ hymn to the romantic joys of household appliances. Tied-in with this release is the publication of a 300-page book, also called A Rocket In My Pocket – the Hipster’s Guide To Rockabilly by Max Décharné (Serpent’s Tail), the first comprehensive history of the entire rockabilly genre to appear for twenty years. Max has compiled the Ace CD to complement the book, and has also written the sleevenotes. Reviews are expected in all major newspapers and magazines, in addition to radio interviews with the author. This is the first time on CD for some of these tracks, many of them favourites at rockin’ clubs in the UK and around the world. The CD’s title comes from Jimmy Lloyd’s 1958 classic ‘I Got A Rocket In My Pocket’, included here alongside frantic movers such as ‘The Raging Sea’ by Gene Maltais or the gutbucket hill-country sounds Rocky Bill Ford’s ‘Mad Dog In Town’. There’s also a track from the cat who started it all, Elvis Presley – whose ‘Mystery Train’ inspired a whole regiment of young musicians to find a cheap studio and get down and wail.

TRACK LIST

1. SHE'S THE ONE THAT'S GOT IT - Allen Page
2. JELLO SAL - Benny Ingram
3. DON'T BE GONE LONG - Bob Doss
4. PUT YOUR CAT CLOTHES ON - Carl Perkins
5. GET WITH IT - Charlie Feathers with Jody & Jerry
6. HOW CAN YOU BE MEAN TO ME - Dale Vaughn
7. SNAKE EYED MAMA - Don Cole
8. WASH MACHINE BOOGIE - Echo Valley Boys (w Bill Browning)
9. MYSTERY TRAIN - Elvis Presley
10. EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE BABY - Freddie Franks
11. THE RAGING SEA - Gene Maltais
12. JITTERBOP BABY - Hal Harris
13. ROCKIN' IN THE GRAVEYARD - Jackie Morningstar
14. I CAN'T FIND THE DOORKNOB - Jimmy & Johnny
15. BIG GREEN CAR - Jimmy Carroll aka Billy Carroll
16. I GOT A ROCKET IN MY POCKET - Jimmy Lloyd
17. TRAIN KEPT A-ROLLIN' - Johnny Burnette & Rock'n'Roll Trio
18. BOPPIN' HIGH SCHOOL BABY - Don Willis
19. MAMA'S LITTLE BABY - Junior Thompson with the Meteors
20. SAVE IT - Mel Robbins
21. COME ON LITTLE MAMA - Ray Harris
22. SCRATCHING ON MY SCREEN - Ric Cartey
23. MAD DOG IN TOWN - Rocky Bill Ford
24. BOP-A-LENA - Ronnie Self
25. PINK AND BLACK - Sonny Fisher
26. THE SLIDE - The Rhythm Rockers
27. MEAN MEAN MAN - Wanda Jackson
28. ROCK TO THE BOOGIE - Roy Burk & Bell Bottoms
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Item no. : CDCHD1268
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