• Various Artists - Grooving with the Grim Reaper

When 'Death Discs' controversially began to make their mark on mainstream pop music in the late '50s, they were initially viewed as being in bad taste and many suffered airplay bans.

Nonetheless, despite the lack of radio play, sides like: 'Moody River'; 'Teen Angel'; 'Tell Laura I Love Her'; 'Ebony Eyes'; 'Big Bad John'; 'El Paso' etc. were massive sellers. Conversely releases like: 'Susie Forgive Me'; 'The Ballad of Billy Brown'; 'A Thousand Feet Below; 'Jimmy Love'; 'The Rumour'; 'Girl on Death Row' failed to register but have become much sought-after collectors' items.

This 56 track 2CD set has been lovingly and carefully compiled. The juxtaposition of the genres popular hits alongside the collectors' rarities, and the fact that many of the latter are not available elsewhere on CD, simply makes this a compilation to die for.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. DEL SHANNON - THE PROM
2. PAT BOONE - MOODY RIVER
3. EDDIE COCHRAN - THREE STARS
4. JOHN LEYTON - JOHNNY REMEMBER ME
5. MARTY ROBBINS - EL PASO
6. BUDDY KNOX - I THINK I'M GONNA KILL MYSELF
7. THE EVERLY BROTHERS - EBONY EYES
8. THE MYSTICS - STAR-CROSSED LOVERS
9. PATTI PAGE - ONE OF US (Will Weep Tonight)
10. KENNY KAREN - SUSIE FORGIVE ME
11. MORT (DOC) DOWNEY JR (WITH HARVIE JUNE VAN) - THE BALLAD OF BILLY BROWN
12. BILLY FURY - DON'T JUMP
13. TERRY TYLER - A THOUSAND FEET BELOW
14. THE KINGSTON TRIO - EVERGLADES
15. GEORGE HAMILTON IV - TREMBLE
16. SONNY CURTIS - RED HEADED STRANGER
17. GENE VINCENT - BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN
18. MARK DINNING - TEEN ANGEL
19. CATHY CARROLL - JIMMY LOVE
20. JULIAN ROSE - THE RUMOUR
21. LEE HAZLEWOOD WITH DUANE EDDY - GIRL ON DEATH ROW
22. DONALD WOODS & THE VEL-AIRES - DEATH OF AN ANGEL
23. THE STANLEY BROTHERS - NO SCHOOL BUS IN HEAVEN
24. JIMMY DEAN - BIG BAD JOHN
25. JOHNNY PRESTON - RUNNING BEAR
26. JERRY LORDAN - MAN ON MY TRAIL
27. MARTY WILDE - ENDLESS SLEEP
28. RICKY VALANCE - TELL LAURA I LOVE HER

Disc 2

1. LAURA LEE - TELL TOMMY I MISS HIM
2. DICKEY LEE - PATCHES
3. MARK DINNING - THE PICKUP
4. KENNY ANCEL - TEENAGE HONEYMOON
5. MIKE BERRY & THE OUTLAWS - TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY
6. VARETTA DILLARD - I MISS YOU JIMMY
7. MARTY ROBBINS - BIG IRON
8. JERRY LEE LEWIS - THE BALLAD OF BILLY JOE
9. REX ALLEN - DON'T GO NEAR THE INDIANS
10. SANFORD CLARK - RUN BOY RUN
11. RICKY NELSON - GLOOMY SUNDAY
12. THE KINGSTON TRIO - TOM DOOLEY
13. VERN STOVALL - LONG BLACK LIMOUSINE
14. BILL HAYES - MESSAGE FROM JAMES DEAN
15. THE CADETS - CAR CRASH
16. WAYNE COCHRAN - LAST KISS
17. JOHNNY CYMBAL - THE WATER WAS RED
18. BOBBY SWANSON - JANIE'S FACE
19. TONY CASANOVA - THE GRAVE
20. JACKIE MORNINGSTAR - ROCKIN' IN THE GRAVEYARD
21. BOBBY MARCHAN - THERE'S SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND (Part 2)
22. PAT HARE - I'M GONNA MURDER MY BABY
23. EUGENE FOX - SINNER'S DREAM
24. FERLIN HUSKY - THE DRUNKEN DRIVER
25. LEFTY FRIZZELL - LONG BLACK VEIL
26. RALPH BOWMAN - TRAGEDY OF SCHOOL BUS 27
27. ROBERT MITCHUM - BALLAD OF THUNDER ROAD
28. BOB LUMAN - LET'S THINK ABOUT LIVING

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 10/05/2013
UPC Bar Code No 604988025620

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Various Artists - Grooving with the Grim Reaper

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