Glen Rocks

Glen Rocks

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One of California's original rockabilly rebels, Glen Glenn (born Glen Troutman) was a Missouri-born kid who moved to the West Coast with his family when he was 14. Glenn grew up on jumpin' country sounds and R&B, and learned to make with the bop after Elvis Presley and Eddie Cochran's early hits pointed the way. While the hillbilly side of Glenn's musical heritage never entirely escaped him, his twang-infused rock & roll sides have become prized items among rockabilly fanatics, and with good reason -- he had a great voice, an attitude that suggested he was a nice guy who also knew how to have a hepcat's good time (not unlike Ricky Nelson with the wild factor upped a few points), and his guitar-pickin' pal Gary Lambert sure knew his way around a fretboard. Glen Rocks is a typically well-assembled collection from Bear Family that pulls together most of Glenn's best vintage sides along with some rare demos and radio sessions, including the coolly stripped-down rockabilly of "Everybody's Movin'," the proto-teen idol stylings of "Kathleen," the high-attitude boogie of "If I Had Me a Woman," a prescient county-rock recording in "I Didn't Have the Sense to Go," and covers of "Be-Bop-A-Lula" and "That's Alright Mama" (the former with a hot pedal steel solo), which prove Glenn had the stuff to stand up to the competition. While Glenn has recorded some latter-day albums after he was rediscovered by British rockabilly fans, Glen Rocks has his prime original recordings in one handy package along with a fact-filled and richly illustrated 68-page booklet (featuring a biographical essay by guitarist Deke Dickerson), and if you want to hear the man at his best, this is definitely the place to go.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/27/2004
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127166715
catalogNumber: 16671
Rank: 87574


  1. Everybody's Movin'
  2. If I Had Me a Woman
  3. Don't You Love Me
  4. I'm Glad My Baby's Gone Away
  5. Baby, Let's Play House
  6. One Cup of Coffee and a Cigarette
  7. Hold Me Baby
  8. Laurie Ann
  9. Kitty Cat
  10. Blue Jeans and a Boys Shirt
  11. Be-Bop-A-Lula
  12. Jack and Jill Boogie
  13. Would Ya
  14. It Rains Rain
  15. That's All Right
  16. Kathaleen
  17. John Henry
  18. One Cup of Coffee and a Cigarette
  19. Would Ya
  20. Everybody's Movin'
  21. Blue Jeans and a Boys Shirt
  22. Goofin' Around
  23. Suzie Green from Abilene
  24. I Didn't Have the Sense to Go
  25. I'll Never Stop Loving You

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Glen Glenn   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Connie Smith   Bass
Plas Johnson   Saxophone,Group Member
Jerry Cole   Guitar
Bob Campbell   Bass
Richard Frost   Drums
Carol Kaye   Bass
Fred Maddox   Bass
Henry Maddox   Guitar
Ralph Mooney   Steel Guitar
Wynn Stewart   Rhythm Guitar
Gary Lambert   Guitar
Helen "Peaches" Price   Drums
Johnny Mosby   Bass
Jean Smith   Choir, Chorus
Beverly Stewart   Choir, Chorus
Ernie Freeman Combo   Piano,Group Member
Chuck Gilette   Steel Guitar
Gene Lombardo   Drums
Joe ODell   Drums

Technical Credits

Gene Vincent   Composer
Mac Curtis   Composer
Sonny Fisher   Composer
Arthur Neal Gunter   Composer
Bonnie Guitar   Composer
Ned Miller   Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Wayne Raney   Composer
Deke Dickerson   Liner Notes
Tex Davis   Composer
Jim Shell   Composer
Pete Stamper   Composer
Bobby George   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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