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Vintage Rock

Vintage Rock Sept/Oct 2019

VINTAGE ROCK celebrates a time when music changed the world - 45s, youth culture and the odd thrusting pelvis. Vintage Rock chronicles all the stellar artists and music, the enduring legacy of those early pioneers - and why it’s still the best way to live. Spanning the dawn of the 50s to early Beatles (pre Eastern mysticism!), Vintage Rock covers a time of Mods and Rockers, crinoline skirts and blue jeans, rock star movies and screaming-girl concerts. This special magazine rejoices in the music and verve of Elvis, The Shadows, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent and a host more, and speaks to a contemporary audience that relishes the vitality and flair of the era.

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She was just six when she first told her dad of her plans to become a singer and she meant it – Wanda Jackson would go on to completely redefine what it meant to be a woman in music. Despite what Capitol Records told her when she first approached them, she showed the industry that girls do sell records, lots of ’em. And she was happy to point out that girls could rock as hard as any man. Faced with a lack of material she could relate to, she vowed to create her own, and the likes of Mean Mean Man sparked off that nascent desire to sing songs from a woman’s perspective. While the mainstream media of the time presented women as kitchen-dwelling husband-pleasers, Jackson was the dichotomy of that…

5 min.
farewell mr big beat…

Dave Bartholomew, a true giant of R&B and one of the pioneers of rock’n’roll, passed away in New Orleans on 23 June at 100 years of age. Aside from writing over 4,000 songs in his lifetime including huge hits such as Ain’t That A Shame written alongside long-term collaborator Fats Domino – and being inducted into both the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, Bartholomew also provided Chuck Berry with his one and only No.1 hit, the novelty song My Ding-A-Ling. Born in Edgard, Louisiana, in 1918, Bartholomew followed in his musician father’s footsteps and picked up the trumpet aged five before progressing to become a sought-after trumpet player on the big band circuit, and later becoming a bandleader and arranger. After military service, he…

3 min.
celebrating 65 years of rock island line

Saturday 13 July marked the 65th anniversary of the day Lonnie Donegan and a band of musicians entered Studio 2 at the Decca recording complex in West Hampstead, London and cut a song that would alter the face of British music for good. ‘King Of Skiffle’ Donegan’s game-changing recording of American folk song Rock Island Line would set in motion a skiffle revolution that ushered in – and melded with – the rock’n’roll sound to give the Brit scene its own unique flavour and inspire a legion of musical greats to follow. It was the popularity of teen flick Blackboard Jungle and, in particular, its theme – Rock Around The Clock – that led to Rock Island Line being pushed as a single – and it captured the zeitgeist and shot…

1 min.
rare rock’n’roll records

WANDA JACKSON (US CAPITOL T 1041) WANDA JACKSON The debut LP from the Queen Of Rockabilly, these original US copies are getting increasingly difficult to find in top condition. MINT VALUE: £250 BE BOP BABY (EXCELLO 2044) THE PEACHEROS Described as the ‘holy grail’ for collectors in the R&B and doo-wop circles, good luck finding this top rarity from 1954… MINT VALUE: £2,500 BLUE SUEDE SHOES (SUN EP 115) CARL PERKINS It’s always hard to beat the original! Sun didn’t produce that many EPs from this period and as such you don’t see this cracker coming up for sale very often. MINT VALUE: £500 SLEEP WALK (CANADIAN 78RPM – CANADIAN AMERICAN RECORDS – 103) SANTO & JOHNNY This all-time classic from Santo & Johnny Farina was issued in Canada on a 78, a very late period for these recordings. MINT VALUE: £200 LONELY WEEKENDS (PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL PLP 1970) CHARLIE RICH The shakin’ debut…

5 min.
danny “o” & the astrotones

Music runs deep in the blood of Danny “O”, frontman of one of the hottest new acts on the British rockabilly scene. Taking his stage name from his father Paul Dawkins – of Paul “O” & His Big Guitar – Danny first drew attention with The Caezars and Thee DB3 before assembling The Astrotones last year. The quartet – featuring guitarist Sam French, drummer Curtis Doel and bassist Steve Neller – arrive with a bang on their debut album Introducing…, a reminder of the visceral power of rockabilly. You recorded your dad’s song Machine Gun on the album? He unfortunately had an accident in 2003 that left him wheelchair-bound and unable to play guitar. I started playing guitar a few years after that and I’ve always done at least one of his…

4 min.
art adams

Born in a log cabin in Locust, Kentucky in 1935, but based since his teens near Indianapolis, Indiana, Art Adams cut just two classic rockabilly singles in 1959 and 60, but what records they were! Released on the Scottsville, Kentucky label Cherry Records, Dancing Doll and Rock Crazy Baby may have received scant attention at the time but they were embraced by rockabilly revivalists in the 80s and have set dancefloors aflame ever since. When did you first get into music? I can’t remember a time when I didn’t sing. I used to get a broomstick and get up on the hayloft in the barn and pretend I was on the Grand Ole Opry. My mom bought me a banjo when I was about 10. I loved bluegrass, which we listened to…