Everybody's Rockin' But Me!

Everybody's Rockin' But Me!

by Bobby Lord

CD(German Import)

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Overview

Bobby Lord slipped through the cracks. He was a regular on Nashville TV and he parlayed that into a recording career for Columbia, cutting a series of singles between 1956 and 1960, few of which made a real impact: "No More! No More! No More!" wound up acclaimed among rockabilly aficionados who were the only ones who paid any great attention to these sides. These singles remained preserved on vinyl until Bear Family put out Everybody's Rockin' But Me as part of their Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight series in 2011. There is some truth to the title: the 24 singles collected here aren't all rocking by any means, and not just because Lord's earliest sides found him walking the line between honky tonk and country boogie. Once his wilder rockabilly -- "No More! No More! No More!," "Hawk-Eye," "Everybody's Rockin' But Me'" -- failed to launch, Lord dabbled in all the sounds of the times, going for teeny-bopper ballads, bobby-sox 2-steps, and historical fables straight out of Johnny Horton's playbook. Lord handled these turns capably, even impressively, throwing himself into the sounds even when they didn't deserve much energy, which they certainly didn't when he had to sing dance-hop fluff like "Party Pooper." Such sickly sweet pop tunes weigh down Bear Family's comp to an extent -- particularly when they're included in favor of actual charting country singles like "Without Your Love" -- but taken from another angle, Everybody's Rockin' But Me is a pretty fun snapshot of what it meant to be a singer on the make in the back end of the '50s: you needed to try everything to get anywhere, and Lord certainly did. He was good enough to make the twists in fashion credible and fortunate to cut a handful of terrific little cult items that are strong enough to make this whole disc worth investigating.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/28/2011
Label: Bear Family Germany
UPC: 4000127165244
catalogNumber: 2716524
Rank: 111829

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Lord   Primary Artist,Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Pete Drake   Steel Guitar
Chester B. Atkins   Guitar
Harold Bradley   Guitar,Leader
D.J. Fontana   Drums
Harold Jackson   Steel Guitar
Ernest Ernie Newton   Bass,Leader
Jerry Rivers   Fiddle
Joe Zinkan   Bass
William Patton Black   Bass
Farris Coursey   Drums
Henry Newton "Tommy" Vaden   Fiddle
Marvin H. Hughes   Piano
"Papa" John Gordy   Piano
Walter L. "Hank Sugarfoot" Garland   Guitar
Jack Gregory   Saxophone
James Smith   Guitar
Thomas Grady Martin   Guitar,Leader
Floyd T. Lightnin' Chance   Bass
Bob L. Moore   Bass
Donald H. "Don" Helms   Steel Guitar
Harold Ray Bradley   Guitar,Leader
Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman   Drums
Edward "Eddie" Hill   Guitar

Technical Credits

Johnny Cash   Composer
Mel Tillis   Composer
Buddy Baker   Composer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Dave Burgess   Composer
Don Law   Producer
Jack Turner   Composer
Wayne Walker   Composer
Marijohn Wilkin   Composer
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes
Bobby Lord   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer
Sid Wayne   Composer
George Sherry   Composer
Fred Stryker   Composer
Rhoda Roberts   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Kenny Jacobson   Composer
Lew Porter   Composer
Doug Tubb   Composer
Dotty Broutt   Composer
Dick Goodman   Composer
Colleen May   Composer
Andy Boyett   Composer
Mozelle Lord   Composer

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