TOMMY BLAKE – KOOLIT PLUS THREE – SLEAZY EP

The name of Tommy Blake is inevitably associated in the history of
rockabilly by the two singles he recorded for Sun Records, with songs like
Flat Foot Sam and Sweetie Pie, although in the scarce 12 months that he
remained with the company he recorded about 15 songs that would take more
than 25 years to get out of the can. But before and after Sun Tommy also
recorded good tracks, like the ones on this EP.

Koolit, placed the side one of his very first single, was released on Buddy
Records in 1956, being a great example of raw and gutted rockabilly, the
same style that we find in $ F-olding Money $, released by Recco just a year
after leaving Sun. The flip side opens with Cool Alligator, a wild and
frantic cut that was recorded as acetate in 1958 and would remain unreleased
until the mid-1980s. We complete the selection with the instrumental Mister
Hoody, from his only session for RCA shortly before joining Sun, and where
Carl Bailey Adams, regular guitarist of his band The Rhythm Rebels, really
hits the bell.

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