1-CD-Album Digipak (4-plated) with 22-page booklet, 18 tracks. Playing time approx. 43 mns.
A rare chapter from the rockabilly vaults! A story untold until now!Includes the classic Hot 100 hit Love Bug Crawl!First time on CD for most of these recordings!In 1957, some guys at the Buick plant in Flint, Michigan, got together to make a record, Love Bug Crawl. It was heard by two other Buick employees, who took the lead singer, James Bullington, down to Nashville to re-do the song. The tapes were sold to Mercury and James Bullington became Jimmy Edwards, and Love Bug Crawl became a Hot 100 hit. Jimmy Edwards was whisked out on tour with Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers, Eddie Cochran, and others. He never found that elusive second hit, but the complete story of his recording career is here. This collection includes the later Mercury singles (one backed by Narvel Felts' band) and the previously un-reissued RCA singles, plus the unissued Mercury and RCA recordings, PLUS that ultra-rare first version of Love Bug Crawl -a record so rare that most collectors have never even seen it!
It's hard to believe that there is rare rockabilly and rock 'n' roll waiting to be reissued in 2010, but it's true. Previously unseen photos and a full biography by Colin Escott complete the package!