Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Elvis Presley - (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame

I couldn't decide which Elvis track to post first, there's so many I want to post.
So I've gone back to 1961 for (Maria's the Name) His Latest Flame. 
The song reached UK no 1 and US No2
It was originally recorded by none other than Del Shannon.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Friday, 9 December 2011

Johnny Kidd and the Pirates - Shakin' all Over

In my opinion the best Rock'n'Roll song from the UK, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, Shakin' all over reached the UK No1 spot.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Gene Vincent and his Bluecaps - Race with the Devil

Released in 1956 as the follow up to Gene's first 45 Be-Bop-A-Lula,  reached US No 96!, but faired better in the UK reaching No 28.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Ella Mae Morse - The House of Blue Lights

The earliest track so far on my blog, Ella Mae Morse and Freddie Slack, "The House of Blue Lights"
Reached No 8 in the US R&B chart in 1946!!!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Wanda Jackson - I Gotta Know

Great song from the Queen of Rockabilly. I gotta Know reached No15 in the US Country chart in 1956.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away + Alternate version


Another of my favourite Holly tracks, but this ones an alternative take, all Holly fan will here the difference. Not Fade Away was the B-side to Oh Boy and was released in 1957.



And now the original, Not Fade Away it was the B-side to Oh Boy and was released in 1957.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Eddie Cochran - Little Lou

Another one of my favourite Cochran tracks, the lesser known Little Lou. Recorded in January 1958, but not released until 1964, on Eddis "My Way" album.

The Crickets - I Fought The Law

A great post Holly track by the Cricket's, written by Sonny Curtis and sung by Earl Sinks, recorded in 1959, released in the UK in 1960,on their album, "In Style with The Crickets". Failed to chart in the UK and US.
Evreyone seems to think the original was by The Bobby Fuller Four in 1965, how wrong they all are!!!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Buddy Holly - Loves made a fool of you

My favourite Holly track!! 
Released on 45 in 1964 reaching No 39  in the UK chart, recorded in 1958 as a demo for The Everly Brothers.

The Cochran Brothers - I'm Ready

Yes that's Eddie Cochran on the left, one of my all time favourites.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Ritchie Valens - Come On Lets Go

Only 17 when he was killed, a great Rock'n'Roll track. Failed to chart in the UK, but covered by Tommy Steele?? Reached US No 42.

Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue

Buddy Holly's the other of my two all time greats, Peggy Sue's not my favourite Holly track of all time but there's not much footage of him. UK No 6 & US No 3 in 1957.

Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues

Eddie Cochran's one of my two favourite artists, this is one of his most well known tracks, it reached No 18 in the UK and No 8 in the US.

Miles Kane - Rearrange

Excellent offering from Miles Kane, reminds me of The Jam. How the hell did this track fail to chart, What the hell's wrong with the youth of today UK No 149???????


Friendly Fires - Hawaiian Air

Once again, first heard on XFM, strange but a very catchy track. Love it, only reached No 92, in the UK.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martin

Love this track, just been re-released! Only reached No 79 in the UK chart, hope it gets a little higher this time round.

Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work

How does this guy sing so fast??? Great track!!! Its a travesty this track only reached  No 56 in the UK chart!







The Drums - Let's go Sufing

Great song, very Beach Boy orientated, Brian Wilson would be proud, first heard on XFM. Reached UK No 63 in 2010.