Extensive liner notes, written by UK music critic and biographer David Gibsone. Rare photos and illustrations in the booklet. Tommy Steele was Britain's first pop star. The story of how Tommy fused the new energy of American rock 'n' roll with his own passion for music styles from all over the world is told in the first of a series from Bear Family Productions: 'Doomsday Rock - The Brits Are Rocking'. In the summer of 1956, London was throwing off the grey blanket of post war austerity. New coffee bars and clubs were thronged with young people looking for new fun and entertainment. That summer Tommy Hicks (Steele), Lionel Bart and Mike Pratt [Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)] met at a party in a beatnik commune called the 'Yellow Door. ' Just down the road, under the railway arches, was a café called 'The Cave. ' They decided to form a group, and call themselves The Cavemen - and the rest is Pop History. On the CD, Tommy's first chaotic recording session, the surreal Rock With The Cavemen keeps up the pace with his covers of Ritchie Valens' Come On Let's Go and Freddie Cannon's Tallahassie Lassie. More of Tommy's own songs are included - Teenage Party, The Trial, Hey You!, and an instrumental in which Tommy does a fair impression of a drunk, Drunken Guitar, plus many more!
Extensive liner notes, written by UK music critic and biographer David Gibsone. Rare photos and illustrations in the booklet. Tommy Steele was Britain's first pop star. The story of how Tommy fused the new energy of American rock 'n' roll with his own passion for music styles from all over the world is told in the first of a series from Bear Family Productions: 'Doomsday Rock - The Brits Are Rocking'. In the summer of 1956, London was throwing off the grey blanket of post war austerity. New coffee bars and clubs were thronged with young people looking for new fun and entertainment. That summer Tommy Hicks (Steele), Lionel Bart and Mike Pratt [Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)] met at a party in a beatnik commune called the 'Yellow Door. ' Just down the road, under the railway arches, was a café called 'The Cave. ' They decided to form a group, and call themselves The Cavemen - and the rest is Pop History. On the CD, Tommy's first chaotic recording session, the surreal Rock With The Cavemen keeps up the pace with his covers of Ritchie Valens' Come On Let's Go and Freddie Cannon's Tallahassie Lassie. More of Tommy's own songs are included - Teenage Party, The Trial, Hey You!, and an instrumental in which Tommy does a fair impression of a drunk, Drunken Guitar, plus many more!
5397102175817

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Format: CD
Label: BEAR FAMILY
Rel. Date: 06/07/2019
UPC: 5397102175817

Doomsday Rock: The Brits Are Rocking 1
Artist: Tommy Steele
Format: CD
New: Available In Store 15.99
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Rock Around the Town
2. Giddy-Up Ding Dong
3. Teenage Party (LP Version)
4. The Trial
5. Tallahassee Lassie
6. Give! Give! Give!
7. Build Up
8. Knee Deep in the Blues
9. Rock with the Caveman 1
10. Take Me Back, Baby 1
11. Time to Kill 1
12. Hair-Down Hoe-Down 1
13. Swaller Tail Coat 1
14. Drunken Guitar 1
15. Kaw-Liga 1
16. Elevator Rock 1
17. Grandad's Rock 1
18. I Puts the Lightie on 1
19. On the Move 2
20. Cannibal Pot 2
21. Hollerin' and Screamin' 2
22. (The Girl with the) Long Black Hair 2
23. Rebel Rock 2
24. Two Eyes 2
25. Hey You 2
26. Happy Go Lucky Blues 2
27. Singing the Blues 2
28. Butterfly 2
29. Doomsday Rock 3
30. Razzle Dazzle 3
31. Come on Let's Go 3
32. Honky Tonk Blues 3
33. Young Love 3
34. You Gotta Go

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Extensive liner notes, written by UK music critic and biographer David Gibsone. Rare photos and illustrations in the booklet. Tommy Steele was Britain's first pop star. The story of how Tommy fused the new energy of American rock 'n' roll with his own passion for music styles from all over the world is told in the first of a series from Bear Family Productions: 'Doomsday Rock - The Brits Are Rocking'. In the summer of 1956, London was throwing off the grey blanket of post war austerity. New coffee bars and clubs were thronged with young people looking for new fun and entertainment. That summer Tommy Hicks (Steele), Lionel Bart and Mike Pratt [Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)] met at a party in a beatnik commune called the 'Yellow Door. ' Just down the road, under the railway arches, was a café called 'The Cave. ' They decided to form a group, and call themselves The Cavemen - and the rest is Pop History. On the CD, Tommy's first chaotic recording session, the surreal Rock With The Cavemen keeps up the pace with his covers of Ritchie Valens' Come On Let's Go and Freddie Cannon's Tallahassie Lassie. More of Tommy's own songs are included - Teenage Party, The Trial, Hey You!, and an instrumental in which Tommy does a fair impression of a drunk, Drunken Guitar, plus many more!