• Various Artists - The Unsung Heroes of British Rock and Roll

With Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent and even some R&B acts like Little Richard and Fats Domino gaining popularity it was obvious that Britain could no longer rely on ageing pop singers to service the rock and roll audience and the search for home grown talent began.

This excellent 2CD set from Jasmine turns the spotlight onto some of the lesser known rock and roll acts that surfaced on our shores. Although Tommy Steele can't quite be labelled as unsung, he was the first teenage star to perform rock and roll and scored the first home grown hit with the original song 'Rock With The Caveman'. The journey rocks on with, Terry Dene's cracking 'Baby She's Gone', Wee Willie Harris's 'Riot in Cell Block No 9', Dickie Pride's 'Slippin N Slidin' and Vince Taylor's 'Brand New Cadillac' which is a candidate for the UK's greatest rock and roll record.

This is a remarkable trip down memory lane which will no doubt remind the fans and jukebox junkies of the era of some underrated or forgotten gems that would've had you twitching and gyrating with a flip of your long gone quiffs.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. TOMMY STEELE - ROCK WITH THE CAVEMAN
2. TERRY DENE - BABY, SHE'S GONE
3. LAURIE LONDON - HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS
4. TERRY WAYNE - MATCHBOX
5. TERRY DENE - START MOVIN' (In My Direction)
6. TERRY WAYNE - YOUR TRUE LOVE
7. JACKIE DENNIS - LA DEE DAH
8. VINCE EAGER & THE VAGABONDS - YEA, YEA
9. THE MOST BROTHERS (Alex & Micki Most) - WHOLE LOTTA WOMAN
10. TERRY DENE - PRETTY LITTLE PEARLY
11. TERRY WAYNE - SLIM JIM TIE
12. VINCE EAGER & THE VAGABONDS - NO MORE
13. WEE WILLIE HARRIS - RIOT IN CELL BLOCK NUMBER NINE
14. TOMMY STEELE - COME ON, LET'S GO
15. TERRY DENE - STAIRWAY OF LOVE
16. VINCE EAGER & THE VAGABONDS - THIS SHOULD GO ON FOREVER
17. DICKIE PRIDE - SLIPPIN, 'N' SLIDIN'
18. SALLY KELLY - LITTLE CUTIE
19. DUFFY POWER - DREAM LOVER
20. TERRY WAYNE - SHE'S MINE
21. DICKIE PRIDE - PRIMROSE LANE
22. JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES - PLEASE DON'T TOUCH
23. VINCE TAYLOR & HIS PLAYBOYS - BRAND NEW CADILLAC
24. DEAN WEBB - HEY MISS FANNY
25. DICKIE PRIDE - FRANTIC

Disc 2

1. TOMMY STEELE - TALLAHASSEE LASSIE
2. JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES - SHAKIN' ALL OVER
3. VINCE EAGER & THE VAGABONDS - LONELY BLUE BOY
4. LANCE FORTUNE - BE MINE
5. NELSON KEENE - IMAGE OF A GIRL
6. KEITH KELLY - (Must You Always) TEASE ME
7. VINCE TAYLOR & HIS PLAYBOYS - JET BLACK MACHINE
8. TOMMY BRUCE & THE BRUISERS - AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
9. DICKIE PRIDE - BETTY BETTY (Go Steady with Me)
10. JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES - RESTLESS
11. LANCE FORTUNE - THIS LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU
12. JIMMY JUSTICE - BLOODSHOT EYES
13. TOMMY BRUCE & THE BRUISERS - BROKEN DOLL
14. KEITH KELLY - OOH-LA-LA
15. VINCE TAYLOR & HIS PLAYBOYS - I'LL BE YOUR HERO
16. DAVE SAMPSON & THE HUNTERS - SWEET DREAMS
17. JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES - YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES
18. KEITH KELLY - LISTEN LITTLE GIRL
19. THE BROOK BROTHERS - WARPAINT
20. DANNY STORM - HONEST I DO
21. JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES - PLEASE DON'T BRING ME DOWN
22. BOBBY ANGELO & THE TUXEDOS - BABY SITTIN'
23. THE BROOK BROTHERS - AIN'T GONNA WASH FOR A WEEK
24. HOWIE CASEY & THE SENIORS - TRUE FINE MAMA
25. JIMMY JUSTICE - WHEN MY LITTLE GIRL IS SMILING

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date May 12th 2017
UPC Bar Code No 604988 08332 3

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Various Artists - The Unsung Heroes of British Rock and Roll

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