1-CD Digipak (6-plated) with 36-page booklet, 30 tracks. Playing time approx. 61 mns.
Located in the middle of a state known mostly for copper, citrus, cotton and the Grand Canyon, Phoenix, Arizona, was in a period of transition. In the 1950s, eletronics overtook its industry; Republicans swamped its politics and rock 'n' roll upturned its prodigious country and western scene. The small but fast-growing Phoenix was an unlikely candidate for status as the Memphis of the Southwest, but during the city's golden age of 1955-1961 a small but prolific group of local record labels and recording studios produced some of the most memorable and enduring music of all time.
'Rockin' And Boppin' In The Desert' brings the best records from that period together in one wild package, featuring rare and collectable tracks from Al Casey, Don Cole, Rusty Isabell, Gene Maltais,
Jack Lane, Loy Clingman, Jimmy Dell, Joe D. Johnson, Rio Rockers and many more. This is the first package of Phoenix rockers and boppers and a great introduction to Arizona's overlooked musical history.
30 songs by 30 singers, many on CD for the first time, make this Bear Family release a must for all you music fanatics out there.