Keb Darge Presents The Best Of Ace Rockabilly Various Artists (Keb Darge)


Ace Records
Catalogue Id:
CHD 1637

Legendary international DJ, Keb Darge, fell under the spell of this music when his Japanese 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 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 Robin Banks – this album looks as good as it sounds.


Track listing


Side 1

  • 01 Preview Blue Jeans And A Boy's Shirt - Glen Glenn

  • 02 Preview The Woman I Love - Gene Terry & His Kool Kats

  • 03 Preview Sweet Love - Orangie Ray Hubbard

  • 04 Preview Jello Sal - Benny Ingram

  • 05 Preview Lonesome Baby Blues - David Ray

  • 06 Preview Do Me No Wrong - Pat Cupp & The Flying Saucers

  • 07 Preview Cool Off Baby - Billy Barrix

Side 2

  • 01 Preview Let's Go Bopping Tonight - Al Ferrier & His Bopping Billies

  • 02 Preview Jitterbop Baby - Hal Harris

  • 03 Preview Raw Deal - Junior Thompson with The Meteors

  • 04 Preview Nuthin' But A Nuthin' - Jimmy Stewart & His Nighthawks

  • 05 Preview I'm Doing All Right - Jerry Hanson

  • 06 Preview Where There's A Will (There's A Way) - Carl Trantham & The Rhythm All Stars

  • 07 Preview All Dressed Up - Jimmy Johnson

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