Various Artists

A Capitol Rockabilly, Pt. 1

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The first of at least three volumes in this series, Capitol Rockabilly Party Part 1 is a budget-priced import that provides incredible value for the dollar. Packed with 31 tracks from the Capitol label, this collection serves up a number of rockabilly recordings by rockabillies as well as country artists or artists who would later become identified with country music, including Faron Young, Del Reeves, Bob Luman, Jerry Reed and Ferlin Husky's alter ego Simon Crum. Many of the cuts here are not rockabilly, such as the Louvin Brothers "Cash on the Barrelhead" and Hank Thompson's "A Six Pack to Go," but the variety, quantity and quality of the music -- not to mention the delightful obscurities -- can't be faulted as long as the title isn't taken too seriously.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:02
2 2:09
3 1:54
4 2:08
5 2:26
6 1:44
7 2:22
8 2:11
9 2:28
10 2:31
11 2:35
12 2:15
13 2:13
14 2:40
15 1:53
16 2:38
17 2:11
18
2:12
19 1:58
20 2:06
21
2:34
22 2:06
23 2:27
24 2:38
25 2:41
26
2:15
27 2:43
28 2:38
29 2:45
30 2:12
31 2:07
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