Sign Up Now | Log In

Member Login


VA – All American Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Fraternity Story Vol. 2 (2013)

21-01-2014, 06:11
Rock | Oldies

VA – All American Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Fraternity Story Vol. 2 (2013)

Artist: VA
Title Of Album: All American Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Fraternity Story Vol. 2
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: AMG
Genre: Rock'N'Roll
Quality: MP3
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Total Time: 1:00:11
Total Size: 141 mb


1. Johnny Scoggins with the All American Boy's Orchestra & Chorus - Talk to Me Baby (2:02)
2. Max Falcon - Money Back Guarantee (2:31)
3. The Carnations - Casual (Instrumental) (2:13)
4. Donnie Bowser - I Love You Baby (2:10)
5. Bonnie Lou with Lew Douglas, His Orchestra & Chorus - Friction Heat (2:13)
6. Jackie Shannon with the Cajuns - Just Another Lie (2:10)
7. Johnny Scoggins - High Blood Pressure (2:27)
8. Cecil Mack aka Cecil McNabb - Lovin' Up a Storm (2:25)
9. Bobby Bare - All American Boy (Alt Take) (3:05)
10. The Jive-A-Tones - Wild Bird (2:24)
11. Unknown - Knock Me Out (2:36)
12. Johnny Scoggins with Luke Brandon & His Orchestra - You Say (2:31)
13. Sparkle Moore with Dan Belloc & His Orchestra - Skull & Crossbones (2:33)
14. Sparkle Moore with Dan Belloc & His Orchestra & the Dick Noel Singers - Tiger (2:38)
15. Glenn Mooney - Go Steady with Me (2:35)
16. Bill Parsons with the All American Boy's Orchestra - Sputnik No 2 (2:45)
17. Bill Parsons with the All American Boy's Orchestra & Chorus - Educated Rock'n'roll (2:27)
18. Bobby Bare - Whatcha' Gonna Do Now (2:35)
19. Cecil Mack aka Cecil McNabb - Old Black Joe (2:16)
20. Bing Day with Dan Belloc's Orchestra - Rain Silver Dollar (2:24)
21. Bill Parsons - A Trip Around the World (2:33)
22. Luther Brandon & His All American Boys Orchestra - Tuff-E-Nuff (Instrumental) (2:04)
23. Bob & Jimmy - The Stomp (2:08)
24. The Charmaines - Rockin' Old Man (2:27)
25. Bobby Bare with Johnny & the Jokers - I'm Hangin' Up My Rifle (1:59)

Compilations that dig into the vaults of relatively minor rock & roll independent labels are like digging your fist into a Halloween trick-or-treat bag. Whatever you come up with, you know that it’s going to be varied and that not all of it will be to your taste. If this 25-track assortment of 1957-1962 singles on the Fraternity label, with a half-dozen previously unissued tracks thrown in, doesn’t yield many delicacies, at least there aren’t any candy-coated razor blades. Just two names here made it big: Bobby Bare, who recorded the hit Elvis Presley satire “All American Boy” for Fraternity in 1958 (though Bill Parsons got the credit on the label), and Jackie DeShannon, who was going by the name Jackie Shannon when she recorded for the company. DeShannon’s 1959 single ”Just Another Lie,” done with the Cajuns when she was a teenager, is one of the best cuts, with a smoky sax and equally smoky, unmistakably DeShannon vocal on a reasonably gutsy, bluesy grinder. Bare is heard on a tamer, less-impressive previously unissued take of “All American Boy” and also via his 1959 single “I’m Hangin’ up My Rifle” (an unsuccessful sequel to “All American Boy,” following Elvis on his return from the army) and the previously unissued mediocre rocker “Whatcha’ Gonna Do,” complete with King Curtis-styled sax. There are issued and unissued cuts by Parsons — the real Parsons, not Bare under Parsons’ name — with more novelties that try to recapture the talking-rock & roll flair of “All American Boy” without success. Otherwise, this is a pretty generic cross section of early rock & roll, slanted toward instrumentals to rockabilly pop. Undoubtedly the best of the lot is Sparkle Moore’s 1957 single, “Skull & Crossbones,” whose exaggerated yelping vocal qualifies it as one of the best female rockabilly records. Oddly, one of the better cuts, the Elvis Presley-styled reverbed rockabilly of “Knock Me Out” is credited to “Unknown,” as it’s not known for sure who the singer was. — AMG

Tired of advertising and pop-ups? Join Now on IsraBox
Register on IsraBox allows you to access to the full resources. You can see torrent links, leave your comments, see hidden text, minimum advertising (no pop-ups), ask for supports and much more.

  • 20
1 voted


Users of are not allowed to comment this publication.