Rock On began life in 1971 as a stall in Portobello Road Market run by Ted Carroll.
It eventually opened a second stall in Soho, before the Rock On shop was launched in Camden in 1975. Over the years hundreds of thousands of customers bought
quality used records from the time of the birth of rock'n'roll.
Carroll, who now works at Ace Records, felt it was time to compile an
album that truly served the music and memory of Rock On.
We here at Crossed Combs are jumping with joy from seeing a compilation containing both Back in the night by Dr Feelgood and Slow death by The Flamin' Groovies. Those two tracks alone should prompt you into getting a copy. And then there's Vince Taylor, Slim Harpo and Billy Lee Riley. Rock On indeed!
1. AMOS MILBURN - Chicken Shack Boogie
2. BILLY LEE RILEY - Red Hot 3. SLIM HARPO - Shake Your Hips
4. CHARLIE FEATHERS - Bottle To The Baby 5. VINCE TAYLOR - Brand New Cadillac 6. RAY SHARPE - Linda Lu 7. ROKY ERICKSON - Two Headed Dog 8. JOE WEAVER / DON JUANS - Baby, I Love You So 9. WAYLON JENNINGS - Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way 10. THE IKETTES - Camel Walk 11.
DR FEELGOOD - Back In The Night 12. DYKE & BLAZERS - So Sharp 13. THE FLAMIN' GROOVES - Slow Death
14. DON COVAY - It's Better To Have (And Don't Need)
15. FATS DOMINO - Honest Papas Love Their Mamas Better 16. JERRY BYRNE - Lights Out 17. JOE TEX - You Little Baby Faced Thing
18. AUSTIN PITRE & EVANGELINE PLAYBOYS - Flumes D'Enfer
19. THE BELFAST GYPSIES - Gloria's Dream 20. PETER HOLSAPPLE - Big Black Truck
21. HUEY PIANO SMITH - Don't You Just Know It
22. THE SHANGRI-LAS - Give Him A Great Big Kiss
23. LINK DAVIS - Slipping And Sliding Sometimes
24. PEANUTS WILSON - Cast Iron Arm
25. RON HOLDEN - My Babe
26. KOKO TAYLOR - What Came First - The Egg Or The Hen?
27. MERCY BABY (DEE) - Marked Deck
28. LINK WRAY - I'm So Glad, I'm So Proud
First recordings by the soul legend that set the style for the emergence of soul music! Solomon Burke, a legend of the classic soul era, began his musical life in the world of gospel as a boy preacher
in his home city of Philadelphia, featuring in his own Solomon's Temple
He was signed to Bess Berman's Apollo Records in New York's Harlem as a
teenager in 1955, and recorded sessions in New York from 1955 to 1957,
from which his singles released on the label comprise the contents of
this album. Given his church roots, some tracks have an inspirational
theme, but far from being a gospel album, the music is more notable in
displaying the birth of soul music, with Solomon's vocal delivery close
to the style of his future Atlantic hits...