Ray Scott

You Drive Me Crazy

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Early Memphis rock & roller Ray Scott is a figure of some interest to serious rockabilly collectors. Apart from cutting a couple of rockabilly classics -- the frequently anthologized "Bopping Wig Wam Willie" and "You Drive Me Crazy" -- Scott recorded for Eddie Bond's Stomper Time label and wrote Billy Lee Riley's "Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll." You Drive Me Crazy collects all but two sides from Scott's late-'50s/early-'60s singles, plus a number of previously unreleased recordings, most of which were made for Sun Records in the '60s or as demos in the '70s. The sound quality is spotty and the sequencing random, but the booklet contains an informative, if brief, biography of Scott and reproductions of some rare photos and memorabilia. Scott was a talented songwriter (his early-'60s single "I'll Never Be a Dreamer" is particularly good) and was in the right place at the right time but never quite managed to break through as a recording artist or songwriter.

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