1 vinyl LP (10″) with bonus CD and 16-page booklet. 13 tracks (LP), 34 tracks (CD). Total playing time: approx. 28 min. (LP), approx. 79 min. (CD). Limited deluxe-edition, pressed on orange vinyl with photo postcard.
The obscure Felsted label, founded in 1954 in the U.K. and three years later in the U.S., was known primarily for its pop and crooner recordings.
But Felsted has released a considerable number of great rockers.
Bear Family Records® is the first label to make an effort to detail the history of rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll of the 1950s and early 1960s on Felsted, a mix of rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop rockers and rockin’ instrumentals!
Included are the extremely rare singles by Vince Maloy with the real version of ‘Soda Pop’ (on Felsted), LaVern Stovall and by Frank and, Jack and The Nightwinds.
Three tracks are available on LP for the first time!
The CD comes with 21(!) bonus tracks, eight of which are on CD for the first time.
As always, Bill Dahl has collected a lot of background information for the booklet.
Felsted Records wasn’t your standard-issue rock and roll label. The imprint was a subsidiary of the London logo, itself an offshoot of the British Decca label founded way back in 1929. Felsted was launched in the U.K. in 1954 and in the U.S. in late 1957. American Felsted focused on capturing a younger pop audience than its parent company, primarily licensing in masters rather than producing its own.
A fair amount of its output was exciting rock and roll that for the most part didn’t sell all that well despite having some real fire. This fascinating collection boasts more than its share of blazing rockers by Vince Maloy, Andy Anderson, Ritchie Hart, Charlie Gracie, Bobby Russell, Myron Lee and The Caddies, Bill Taylor, The Jiv-A-Tones, The Casualteens, The Spacemen, and plenty more, shedding new and welcome light on a vintage label overlooked by reissuers for much too long!
TEN INCH ALBUM TRACKS
1 Hey, Hey Pretty Baby The Admiral Tones
2 Be My Baby David Orrell
3 Draggin’ All Night Vince Maloy
4 Slight Case Of Love The Five Fleets
5 Flirty Gertie The Jiv-A-Tones
6 The Mohawk D. C. Washington
1 Johnny Valentine Andy Anderson & The Rolling Stones
2 The Great Duane Ritchie Hart
3 Doin’ The Surf Bob Vaught & The Wheels
4 W-Wow Charlie Gracie
5 Soda Pop Vince Maloy
6 Koffee Shop Rock Mickey Michaels & The Forrestals
7 Left Behind LaVerne Stovall
01 Hey, Hey Pretty Baby The Admiral Tones
02 Be My Baby David Orrell
03 Draggin’ All Night Vince Maloy
04 Slight Case Of Love The Five Fleets
05 Flirty Gertie The Jiv-A-Tones
06 The Mohawk D. C. Washington
07 Johnny Valentine Andy Anderson & The Rolling Stones
08 The Great Duane Ritchie Hart
09 Doin’ The Surf Bob Vaught & The Wheels
10 W-Wow Charlie Gracie
11 Soda Pop Vince Maloy
12 Koffee Shop Rock Mickey Michaels & The Forrestals
13 Left Behind LaVerne Stovall
14 Oh What A Feeling The Five Fleets
15 Chicken Hop The Roosters
16 (My) Hifi Baby The Castaleers
17 Fire Engine Baby The Jiv-A-Tones
18 Dum Diddle Bobby Russell
19 Makin’ Whopee Charlie Gracie
20 Too Blue To Cry Steve Schulte
21 Blast Off The Spacemen
22 Rona Baby Myron Lee & The Caddies
23 Buddy Boy Buddy Miller
24 She’s Gonna Be Sorry Bobby Russell & The Impollos
25 Pretty Betty Jean Frank And Jack & The Nightwinds
26 She’s Swinging The Casualteens
27 You’re The One David Orrell
28 Funny This Thing Called Love Tommy Mara
29 (I’ve Been) Thinking It Over Buddy Miller
30 Blue Skies The Biscaines
31 I’m Hypnotized Ritchie Hart
32 Bandstand Baby Bill Taylor
33 The Raven Bobby Russell & The Impollos
34 Road Runnah The Road Runners
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