Ultimate School of Rock & Roll

Ultimate School of Rock & Roll

by Gene Summers



The perfect summation of Gene Summers' career, The Ultimate School of Rock & Roll offers 32 tracks spanning the years 1958-77, although the preponderance of the collection is devoted to his early rockabilly and rock'n'roll recordings. Summers was a regional artist, but his classic rockabilly sides are masterpieces of the genre. In the '60s Summers stuck with rock'n'roll instead of performing straight country like most former rockabilly artists, and his efforts from this period wouldn't sound out of place on the Nuggets box set. Also of interest is a topical song from 1968 about the theft of Bonnie (of Bonnie and Clyde fame) Parker's headstone, and a song Summers wrote for Elvis on which he approximates Elvis' vocal style. A lot of care obviously went into this package, which features excellent notes, session info, photos, and numerous previously unreleased tracks.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/26/1997
Label: Crystal Clear Sound
UPC: 0733792972322
catalogNumber: 9723

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gene Summers   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Sam Myers   Organ
James Clay   Saxophone
Plas Johnson   Saxophone
Little Joe Cook   Guitar
James Anderson   Guitar
Joe Adams   Background Vocals
Kevin Bailey   Background Vocals
Robert Clark   Guitar,12-string Guitar
Rene Hall   Guitar
Richard Hopkins   Piano
Bill Hudson   Acoustic Guitar
Lee Jones   Piano
Paul Kearney   Background Vocals
Glenn Keener   Guitar
Gary Mears   Guitar,Background Vocals
Dahrell Noris   Drums
Earl Palmer   Drums
Freddy Powers   Bass
Melvin Robinson   Saxophone
Sam Samuels   screams
David Stanley   Bass
James "Son" Thomas   Drums
Cal Valentine   Background Vocals
Ronnie Dawson   Drums
Marvin Montgomery   Banjo
Ray Hildebrand   Background Vocals
Art McNulty   Organ
Joe T. Cook   Guitar
Benny Williams   Bass
James McClung   Guitar,Piano
Robert Valentine   Background Vocals
Bragg   Background Vocals
Melissa Robinson   Saxophone
Gary L. Moon   Drums
William Brown   Piano
David Martin   Bass
Ernest Walker   Organ,Piano

Technical Credits

Dale Hawkins   Composer
Stan Lewis   Composer
Phil York   Liner Notes
Kit Carson   Composer
Frank Laudo   Art Direction
Robert Greeson   Illustrations,Digital Illustration
Ben Shaw   Composer
Sam Paulos   Executive Producer

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