1-CD with 36-page booklet, 26 tracks, playing time 65:13 mns.
The complete solo recordings of this influential, but obscure West Coast artist.
The 36-page-booklet contains rare and previously unpublished pictures. A feast for the eye.
It contains his recordings with Donn Reynolds, Rose Maddox, and Eddie Dean.
Eddie Cletro had one of the most unusual careers in western music. Based in Los Angeles, he had no hit records, but he did have a great voice and a great band – the Roundup Boys -- and several of his recordings have long been highly sought after among collectors, particularly the great, rocking double-sider from 1952, First Class, Second Hand Woman b/w Flying Saucer Boogie. Eddie Cletro achieved his greatest popularity in the early to mid-1950s, at a point when western music and western swing bands were generally out of favor, but he and the Roundup Boys went from strength to strength in this transitional era.
'Flying Saucer Boogie' gathers all of Eddie Cletro’s recordings for Lariat, Imperial, Sage and Sand, including the classic, First Class, Second Hand Woman, Daniel Boone and others. In addition, the set contains Eddie Cletro and the Roundup Boys ably supporting western star Eddie Dean on his 1956 Rock 'n' Roll Cowboy and several amazing tracks the band made backing California scene legend Rose Maddox, including the rocking classics Wild, Wild Young Men and Hey Little Dreamboat. Also heard is Eddie Cletro's 1952 session in support of the King Of Yodelers, Canadian Donn Reynolds, and even the Christmas disc that Eddie Cletro made with his daughter Diane in 1955, 'Santa Claus, Jr.'