Keb Darge Presents: The Best of Ace Rockabilly (Vinyl LP)

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Forget the kinds of 90s throwbacks that tried to tell you what rockabilly was, and listen in to this red hot selection from a DJ who knows a thing or two about a thing or two - Mr Keb Darge. A die-hard fanatic and generous selector, Keb has thrown together the greasiest greats, the jumpingest joints, and the rowdiest rockabilly rousers from the era, including the likes of Billy Barrix, Hal Harris, Glen Glenn, and other less alliterative acts. With cover art by legendary illustrator Robin Banks, and liner notes from Keb himself, there's nuthin' not to love right here, thanks to the good folks at Ace! - Flying Out

Legendary international DJ, Keb Darge, fell under the spell of this music when his girlfriend forced him to go down to a ‘Rockabilly’ night back in 1989. As soon as the DJ dropped the needle on Johnny Burnette’s Rockabilly Boogie Keb was mesmerized. He was soon hunting down the hideously rare top tunes and slipping thousands of pounds into specialist collectors like Boz Boorer’s back pocket, when the legendary guitarist was not recording or touring with Morrissey. Of course, Keb was then taking these records and introducing them to new audiences in his DJ sets worldwide.

Although it has taken an age to persuade him, Keb has now applied his perfectionist compiling skills to pick 14 killers to grace this fantastic collection. Ranging from the bopping Glen Glenn’s Blue Jeans and A Boy’s Shirt to the almost hillbilly Jimmy Johnson’s All Dressed Up. This is a must-have compilation not only for those who have been oiling their quiffs for decades, but also those wondering what this “rockabilly” is all about. Keb drops you in at the deep end with no easy-going fillers, and you’ll be glad he did.

Keb has written the sleeve notes and with cover art by the legendary Robin Banks – this album looks as good as it sounds


1. Blue Jeans And A Boy's Shirt - Glen Glenn
2. The Woman I Love - Gene Terry & His Kool Kats
3. Sweet Love - Orangie Ray Hubbard
4. Jello Sal - Benny Ingram
5. Lonesome Baby Blues - David Ray
6. Do Me No Wrong - Pat Cupp & The Flying Saucers
7. Cool Off Baby - Billy Barrix
8. Let's Go Bopping Tonight – Al Ferrier & His Bopping Billies
9. Jitterbop Baby - Hal Harris
10. Raw Deal - Junior Thompson With The Meteors
11. Nuthin' But A Nuthin' – Jimmy Stewart & His Nighthawks
12. I'm Doing All Right - Jerry Hanson
13. Where There's A Will (There's A Way) – Carl Trantham & The Rhythm All Stars
14. All Dressed Up – Jimmy Johnson