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That'll Flat Git It!, Vol. 4

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That'll Flat Git It!, Vol. 4 Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Like the previous three volumes of Bear Family's That'll Flat Git It, the fourth installment contains a welath of obscure, and frequently bizarre, rockabilly. For Vol. 4, Bear Family reached into the vaults of Festival Records, a label that had no stars or hit singles to speak of (although songwriter Otis Blackwell did record a handful of singles for the label). Almost all of this disc is solely of interest to fetishists -- after all, it features seven tracks from Billy Barry, five cuts by Charlie Starr, two songs by Ronnie Dio, and "Motorcycle" from one Billy Balls -- and even then, much of this music is only of passing interest. While That'll Flat Git It, Vol. 4 does have a handful of good cuts (Barry's "The Wild One," Starr's "You Ain't My Number One," and Blackwell's "One Broken Heart for Sale"), it remains a lesser entry in the series.

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