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Gordon, Robert - Rock Billy Boogie

Gordon, Robert - Rock Billy Boogie

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RCA PL 13294 made in Germany.

Vinyl NM. Cover NM.

Robert Gordon's first album without Link Wray showed no diminution of his appeal -- indeed, lead guitarist Chris Spedding's somewhat more polished approach to licks first explored 20 some years earlier by Scotty Moore or Cliff Gallup (of Gene Vincent's Blue Caps) come off well in the studio, and fit in with the somewhat more polished sound this album aimed at. The presence of a few slow ballads like "Wheel of Fortune," some with surprisingly restrained string accompaniment, put this on the sophisticated side of rockabilly, which doesn't mean that it's not exciting -- just that, in the musical timewarp of his work, some of Gordon's impulses had advanced to the place that Buddy Holly or Elvis Presley had gotten to around the middle of 1958.


1. Rock Billy Boogie
2. Love My Baby
3. I Just Found Out
4. All By Myself
5. Black Slacks
6. The Catman
7. It's Only Make Believe
8. Wheel Of Fortune
9. Am I Blue
10. Walk On By
11. I Just Met A Memory
12. Blue Christmas


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