This flyer is to let you know that something that was definitely not going to be repressed has been repressed.
The black vinyl first press of this fantastic album sold out in record time and when Orange Vinyl saw copies being sold on at hugely inflated prices, they recognised a further pressing was needed to ensure every Ronnie fan could get a copy of this great record. This even more limited press on Orange Vinyl was created to meet that need.
Hopefully, everyone should be able to get a copy of this fantastic album now, but they thought there would be plenty for all last time, so do not leave this on the ‘I will get it later’ list. This is what I wrote about the album when it first came out:
‘A new Ronnie Dawson album. Let the fanfares blow.
Ronnie is pretty much a god to most No Hitters so I am going to take it as read you know about him and ensure you have everything he recorded in your collection.
Here is something you don’t have, yet – two John Peel sessions recorded in 1993 and 1994. As a teenager, Ronnie recorded some great 45s in the 50s then as styles changed moved on to other music. In the 80s he was found by Barney Koumis and steered back onto the path of wild Rock n Roll and Rockabilly. Ronnie was unlike just about every other 50s rocker who re-emerged decades later. His voice had changed but the deeper, rougher sound perfectly suited Rock n Roll and he could hold his own in guitar duels with the best players around. He also still had all the youthful energy, aggression and passion that are so important to the music. On top of all that he could write songs that became modern classics.
On these cuts, Ronnie is in top form and is havin’ an absolute ball with his friends. His sound and energy are perfectly captured and he is backed by the sort of talent he deserves. Guitar slingers extraordinaire Eddie Angel, Boz Boorer and Malcolm Chapman each take turns ably backed by the rock-solid rhythm section of Matt Radford and Brian Nevill.
This album is a limited edition. It has been mastered for vinyl and has not been issued on CD. The sleeve is fully laminated and could be framed as a work of art in its own right.’
Apologies for the quality of the YouTube but hey I am a record seller, not a movie maker. Honesty it sounds so much better on vinyl and through a decent system
- Up Jumped The Devil
- Action Packed
- Rock The Blues
- Down In Mexica
- Wham Bam Jam
- The Cats Were Jumping
- Yum Yum
- Party Time/Knock Down Drag Out
- Ghost Riders In The Sky
Now I’ll draw to your attention this 45 which has been getting a lot of attention lately and shoehorn in a Halloween reference here because Fallout Filly is a fabulous Rock n Roll record about a monster and nuclear annihilation. It’s just like something from a Universal or Hammer Horror film. On the flip side, Penguin is a wild addition to the dance craze genre that was still going strong in 1961 when this record came out. The record was the brainchild of Chris and other students at the prestigious Harvard University. It was done as a joke about Rock n Roll but the joke is on them because they accidently created two great sides. Ha take that and stuff it in your PhD. But we hold nothing against Chris who went on to be instrumental in Sesame Street for many decades. So if we ever come across a wild rockin’ un-issued cut of Rubber Ducky we will know who to credit.
Speaking of Halloween, this ghostly going-on comes from Gene McKown best known for the record Rock-a-Billy Rhythm on Aggie issued in 1958 which was reissued on Ronnie Wieser’s Rollin’ Rock label in the 1970s. This track is from six years later but shows the Rockabilly rhythm was still alive in Gene. It is a super country bopper with a lovely spooky ambience. The bass and guitar power the tune along and Gene really sells it with vocal quivers and wails. There is even a ghostly chain adding to the beat. Just great but it seems to have passed a lot of people by.
Tricks n treats!
If you love monsters, ghosts and all that crazy rock n roll stuff then we’ve got this spooky pic n mix of records in stock right now.
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