Bear Family’s look back at the history of the Texan TNT label in our unique CD series ‘That’ll Flat Git It!’ let’s focus on the rockers that Robert Tanner produced in the 1950s.
Outstanding recordings of country legends, rockabilly greats and successful rock ‘n’ rollers were released on what was then the most important label from southwest Texas.
Bill Anderson , Ray Campi , Glenn Reeves , Roy Head – just to throw a few names into the ring.
Detailed liner notes from music historian Bill Dahl with the history of TNT Records and detailed notes on each individual recording in the extensive, illustrated and illustrated booklet, which is supplied with a high-quality 6-page digipak.
The vast Texas musical heritage of Houston and Dallas has been celebrated for more than half a century, and rightly so – the vast musical offerings of the Lone Star State are as impressive and diverse as any other state in America. But what about San Antonio, currently the seventh largest metropolis in America? It’s high time to pay tribute to San Antonio’s top 1950s label, Robert Tanner’s TNT Records – and that is exactly what Bear Family is doing with the latest project in their acclaimed ‘ That’ll Flat Git It ‘ series.
It’s packed with country legends ( Leon Payne , Bill Anderson), fast-paced rockabilly (Ray Campi, Lonnie Lillie, Bill Morrison, Sandy Ford , Jerry Dove) and thunderous, R&B-influenced rock ‘n’ roll (Glenn Reeves, Ray Liberto , The Blue Notes , Jimmy Dee , Johnny Olenn and The Jokers and Roy Heads Gruppe, The Traits), almost all of them damn rare. Tanner had the recording scene in San Antonio firmly under control from 1953 to the early 1960s – and his TNT label was a real gem!
01 Here I Come – Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats
02 Catapillar – Ray Campi with John And Henry
03 Pink Bow Rie – Jerry Dove & His String Dusters
04 Honey Honey – Dottie Jones
05 You’re Late Miss Kate – Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats
06 Wicked, Wicked Woman – Ray Liberto
07 I Love Her – The Blue Notes 08 Little Jeannie – The Delatones
09 Set Me Free – Bill Morrison & His Band
10 One More Time – The Traits
11 I Feel Like Rockin’ – Jimmy Dee
12 I Ain’t Got Room To Rock – Glenn Reeves & His Town And Country Playboys
13 Baby Be Good – Bill Morrison
14 Play It Cool – Ray Campi with John And Henry
15 I Got It Bad – Cecil Moore & The Notes
16 Live It Up – The Traits
17 China Doll – Ray Stone
18 Living Myself To Death – Chuck Goddard
19 Henrietta – Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats
20 Trapped – Cecil Moore & The Notes
21 Don’t Cry No More – Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats
22 Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down – Johnny Olenn & The Jockers
23 I Want You To Love Me Tonight – Ray Liberto
24 Duck Tail Cat – Dan Virva & The Flying ‘D’ Ramblers
25 Pepinest, Pettinest Pappy – Betty Barnes with Doug And The Swingboys
26 Start, Step, Stop, Chop – Curley Lipham with Good Time Charlie And His Ramblin’ Playboys
27 Rock-Tick-Tock – Jimmy Dee
28 Don’t Be Blue – The Traits
29 Wild River – Jimmie Burton
30 Truck Drivers Special – Lonnie Lillie
31 Cat Man Boogie – Sandy Ford
32 My Ship Of Dreams – Leon Payne
33 No Song To Sing – Bill Anderson
34 Shut Your Big Fat Mouth – Joe B. & Charlie Davis
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