1-CD-Album with 36-page booklet, 30 tracks, playing time 69:52 minutes.
- Did they hate rock 'n' roll? Yeah, probably! Could they sing it like their lives depended on it? Sure!
- The all-time greatest rock 'n' roll and uptempo hillbilly recordings from the godfathers (and godmother!) of west coast hillbilly music!
- Their fans included Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Elvis, and many others.
One of the most important and influential groups in the "bawdy birthing" of rock 'n' roll, the Maddox Bros & Rose were a family band that ruled the West Coast in the 1940s and 1950s. Headed by Rose Maddox and featuring her feisty vocals, the Maddox Bros & Rose recorded everything from pure hillbilly to Western songs to wild rockabilly. The Maddox Bros & Rose counted among their fans Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, all of whom took lessons on flashy "rock star" behavior from the family group described as "the most colorful hillbilly band in America."
We have finally made the best compilation of the group for fans of rockabilly and uptempo hillbilly. All killer no filler! This collection of Columbia recordings from the 1950s includes their wildest rockabilly number The Death Of Rock And Roll
, along with hillbilly boogie classics like Ugly And Slouchy, Dig A Hole, Paul Bunyan Love
, and Rose Maddox solo recordings like Wild Wild Young Men
and I'll Go Steppin' Too
. If you like hillbilly music on the rough and rowdy side, this is a compilation you don’t dare miss!