SCOTTY McKAY – …ROCKS – BEAR FAMILY CD

1-CD with 24-page booklet, 32 tracks. Total playing time about 79 minutes.

  • For this compilation Bear Family has collected all the rockers of Scotty McKay from the years 1956-1967.
  • During this time he released on Event, Swan, Lawn, Ace, Squire, Philips, Capri, Savannah Sound and Falcon.
  • Scotty was a member of Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps for a while and performed with this formation at the Ed Sullivan Show on November 17, 1957!
  • Between 1959 and 1962 Scotty McKay was the singer with Tommy & The Tom Toms, whose rockers were not released at that time.
  • And he recorded some songs under his real name Max K. Lipscomb.
  • Extensive booklet with bio and further information by Bill Dahl.

Maybe Scotty McKay will never appear in the list of the ‘100 best musicians of all times’. As a pianist and guitarist he left only a few traces in the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll – even though he was a member of Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps for a while around 1957 and appeared on the ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ on November 17th 1957. He also sang background vocals and played piano and rhythm guitar on Baby Blue and can be heard on the LP album ‘Gene Vincent Rocks & The Blue Caps Roll’.
As a convincing genuine rocker and strong lead singer, however, Scotty McKay belongs to that group of authentic masters of the genre who deserved to make it big, but mostly made excellent recordings in the shadow of the big names and performed regularly.
We believe that Scotty McKay simply belongs in our unique ROCKS! series.

For the first comprehensive compilation, Bear Family has gathered all his rockers from the years 1959 to 1966. Recordings that were made for labels like Event, Swan, Lawn, Ace, Squire, Philips, Capri, Savannah Sound and Falcon. Many of these titles are hereby released on CD for the first time! In addition to his own rockers (and those under his birth name Max K. Lipscomb), McKay was a singer with Tommy & The Tom Toms between 1959 and 1962, but their rock recordings were initially not released as singles or on LP.

The accompanying book was written by our Chicago expert Bill Dahl. We here at Bear Family are absolutely sure: Scotty McKay’s rockers like Evenin’ Time’, Midnight Cryin’ Time, Baby Let’s Play House, Don’t Wait and many others will surely blow you away!

1. Rollin’ Dynamite
  2. Baby Let’s Play House – Tommy & The Tom Toms
  3. The Girl Next Door
  4. Bad Times (Acetate)
  5. I’ve Got My Eyes On You
  6. You’re So Square
  7. I’ve Been Thinkin’
  8. Little Miss Blue
  9. Be-Bop-A-Lula
  10. Let It Rock
  11. Evening Time (Acetate)
  12. Midnight Cryin’ Time
  13. Somebody Help Me – Tommy & The Tom Toms
  14. Don’t Wait
  15. So Tough – Tommy & The Tom Toms
  16. Pull Down The Sky
  17. Who Do You Love
  18. All Around The World – Tommy & The Tom Toms
  19. Waikiki Beach
  20. Cry Me A River
  21. Little Lump Of Sugar
  22. Sea Cruise
  23. You Can’t Catch Me
  24. Dixie Doodle Dandy
  25. Jambalaya
  26. Evenin’ Time – Tommy & The Tom Toms
  27. The Train Kept-A-Rollin
  28. Don’t Wait – Tommy & The Tom Toms
  29. It’s Too Late
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