Werly Fairburn was a country artist who made a handful of rockabilly cuts early in the rock era. Those recordings, which include "Everybody's Rockin'" and "I'm a Fool About Your Love," are the reason Fairburn is remembered today. Everybody's Rockin' has 29 of Fairburn's rockabilly and country recordings made between 1954-1959 for a variety of labels. All but a few cuts were expensively cross-licensed and carefully mastered from the original tapes; only the three Milestone label recordings from 1959 are mastered from vinyl, presumably because the tapes have been lost. The unfortunate truth is that, although Fairburn considered himself a country singer and disliked his rockabilly recordings, his country sides are thoroughly unremarkable and the rockabilly cuts tower above them in terms of quality. Rockabilly cats will enjoy several of the sides here, but even serious followers of '50s country music will find the rest pretty tedious. Everybody's Rockin' is an admirably detailed and thorough anthology of this obscure artist, but is recommended only to fanatics with money to burn.
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AllMusic Review by Greg Adams