HOO-145466

Janis Martin Bang! Bang! the Complete 1956-1960 Recordings

8,26 €

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THE FEMALE ELVIS

The only female rocker of the 1950s to blow Wanda Jackson out of the water, Virginia native Janis Martin earned her moniker as “the female Elvis”. Janis' sobriquet alone fostered great expectations for the young performer in the 1950s. As the fusion of R&B and country evolved into rockabilly, and a charge of primarily male artists heralded its arrival, she was a rarity – though her musicianship, charismatic stage persona and a series of memorable recordings meant the annals of history would not dismiss her as a novelty. This quintessential collector's edition includes 30 remastered studio tracks, consisting of the sensational recordings Janis Martin made for RCA-Victor and the Palette labels between 1956 and 1960. Her vocal abilities, witty lyrics, and all-star accompaniment (featuring the same Nashville session players that Elvis Presley used on some of his most famous hits) proved a stellar combination. The impressive guitar legend Chet Atkins is featured here, in addition to a virtual who's who of great sidemen including guitarist Grady Martin, bassist Bob Moore, pianist Floyd Cramer and Elvis' original backing group, The Jordanaires, among others. These underrated gems are widely regarded as the finest work of Martin's career and among the greatest hot numbers of rock & roll's golden era.

PERSONNEL:

JANIS MARTIN, lead vocals and guitar, plus:

Chet Atkins, Hank Garland, Grady Martin (g), Bob Moore (b),
Buddy Harman (d), Floyd Cramer (p), The Jordanaires (backing vocals),
George Berg (sax), among others.

Recorded in Nashville and New York, between 1956 and 1960.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

01. DRUGSTORE ROCK AND ROLL
02. MY BOY ELVIS
03. LOVE AND KISSES
04. WILL YOU, WILLYUM
05. HARD TIMES AHEAD
06. LET'S ELOPE BABY
07. LITTLE BIT
08. ONE MORE YEAR TO GO
09. BAREFOOT BABY
10. OOBY DOOBY
11. BANG BANG
12. TWO LONG YEARS
13. HALF LOVED
14. LOVE ME TO PIECES
15. ALL RIGHT, BABY
16. JUST SQUEEZE ME (BUT DON'T TEASE ME)
17. CRACKER JACK
18. LOVE ME, LOVE
19. I'LL NEVER BE FREE
20. BILLY BOY, BILLY BOY
21. I DON'T HURT ANYMORE
22. WILLIAM
23. PLEASE, BE MY LOVE
24. HERE TODAY AND GONE TOMORROW LOVE
25. CRY GUITAR
26. LOVE ME, LOVE (CHA-CHA)
27. BLUES KEEP CALLING
28. MY CONFESSION
29. TEEN STREET
30. GOOD LOVE

TOTAL TIME: 63:55

Reference: HOO-145466
Label: Hoo Doo Records
Label code: 263514
Format: CD
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436542019033