Various Artists

Great Rockabilly: Just About as Good as It Gets!, Vol.4

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Essentially, this series by the Netherlands’ Smith & Co. imprint is all classic rockabilly by its biggest names, compiled in seemingly random order -- though with great gusto when it comes to licensing material across labels and corporations. The music here is great. There isn’t a weak track in the 70 included on these two discs. That said, there isn’t anything hardcore fans of the music don’t already have many times over. The price of this set is attractive no matter where you are in the world. The recommendation is for newcomers: if you've just walked inside the rockabilly door and have begun delving into this wild American music form, this set and the three volumes that precede it cannot be beaten for decent sound, great song selection, and legendary performances.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:03
2
2:33
3 1:57
4 2:11
5
1:47
6
1:37
7
2:15
8
2:09
9
2:19
10
2:12
11 1:58
12
2:46
13
2:09
14 2:27
15 1:56
16
2:32
17
2:14
18 2:38
19
2:25
20
2:23
21
2:10
22
2:13
23 1:59
24
2:18
25
2:12
26
2:16
27
2:08
28
2:24
29
2:20
30
2:27
31
2:24
32
1:58
33
2:16
34
1:54
35
1:52

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
1:55
2 2:03
3
2:05
4
2:32
5
2:34
6
1:50
7 1:52
8
2:20
9
2:03
10
2:50
11
2:20
12
2:18
13 1:51
14
1:59
15
1:58
16
2:13
17
2:37
18
2:01
19
2:23
20
1:36
21 2:15
22
2:26
23
2:05
24
2:10
25
1:44
26
2:02
27 2:09
28
2:30
29 2:17
30
3:08
31 2:03
32
2:05
33
2:52
34
2:19
35
2:44
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