Tony Maserati

Rock & Roll No. 3

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Austin record collector and rockabilly maven extraordinaire Tony Maserati comes up to the plate with a perfectly realized set of rockabilly classics. Except for a trio of tunes that were recorded in Florida in the 1980s and early '90s, the bulk of the recording was done in Austin and features the always wonderful Mike Buck on drums on eight cuts, with Buck making an ultra-rare appearance on guitar on "Blue Moon Baby." Maserati keeps the energy level raw, basic, and simple throughout, putting plenty of energy into tunes like "Call Your Daddy Baby," "200 Miles," "Boppin' High School Baby," and "Aw! Poor Little Baby." Tony is surrounded by a gaggle of Austin true believers and the fun they put behind tunes like "Woman Love," "Real Gone Daddy," "Rock and Roll Guitar," and "Crawl Up and Die" make this one cool little CD that rocks right along. Unlike some retro sessions that are pure posing and little else, you can flat out tell they had a good time doing this one.

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