That'll Flat Git It, Vol. 29: Rockabilly & Rock 'n' Roll From the Vaults of Crest Recor

That'll Flat Git It, Vol. 29: Rockabilly & Rock 'n' Roll From the Vaults of Crest Recor

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Overview

The 29th installment of Bear Family's long-running rockabilly series That'll Flat Git It! shines a spotlight on Crest Records, a Hollywood-based imprint that opened its doors in 1954 and shuttered in 1963. Its lifespan ran the length of the big boom of rockabilly, but that didn't mean that Crest wound up scoring any big hits, but they did claim early recordings by Eddie Cochran and Glen Campbell. Cochran made his solo debut with "Skinny Jim," the best-known side here by a country mile, while Campbell plays lead guitar on "Rockin' and a Rollin'," a bit of a lark sung by his uncle Dick Bills. A fair amount of the compilation is devoted to country boogie, ranging from Tom Wilson's reconstituted Western swing "Can You Bop?" and the lightning steels of the Desert Stars' "Ridin' the Frets" to Tom Tall & His Tom Kats, who have a pair of terrific backwoods rockers in "Stack-A-Records" and "Mary Jo." Sitting alongside these country numbers is splashy Hollywood exploitation along the lines of Johnny Donn & the Jazz Rockers' "What Happened Last Night," and when these two sides combine, they offer a portrait of how wild and fun the early days of rock & roll were: fly-by-night labels like Crest were ready to try anything, and that sense of adventure is something to be prized.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2018
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 5397102175640
catalogNumber: 17564

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Eddie Cochran   Composer
Phil Baugh   Composer
Marty Cooper   Composer
Jerry Capehart   Composer
Jerry Greene   Composer
Glen Garrison   Composer
Tom Tall   Composer
Rob Finnis   Liner Notes
Richard Weize   Executive Producer
Cyd Mosteller   Composer
Bo Berglind   Illustrations
Ray Stanley   Composer
Vern Stovall   Composer
Dale Fitzsimmons   Composer
Bobby George   Composer
Cal Veale   Composer
Tony Casanova   Composer
Tommy Scott   Composer
Fred Horton   Composer
Sven T. Uhrmann   Artwork,Photo Restoration
Dick Bills   Composer
Bobby Caraway   Composer
Bo Davis   Composer
Johnny Donn   Composer
Bill Skidmore   Composer
Norm Skylar   Composer
Terry Caraway   Composer
Antoon Van Olderen   Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Hal Jackson   Composer
Buddy Lowe   Composer
Scott B. Bomar   Illustrations
Norman Hamlet   Composer
John Mangiagli   Composer
Dorothea Hahn   Composer
Jerry Maness   Composer

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