1-CD with 32-page booklet, 30 tracks. Playing time approx. 71 mns.
Now here's an overdue release. Gene O'Quin was a Texas-born, California-based honky tonk singer who died before he could garner much acclaim for uptempo stomps like Pinball Millionaire, Too Hot To Handle, That Mobilin' Baby Of Mine, and many other sides that have become collector favorites over the years. Here, Bear Family has carefully selected Gene's best sides from his Capitol and Intro recordings (1950-1955). The 30 songs included not only feature some of the best west coast recordings from those years, but also the cream of jazz-oriented Capitol studio vets, Speedy West, Jimmy Bryant, Merle Travis,
Billy Liebert, Harold Hensley, and others. This is sharp, swinging, personable music that deserves a wider audience. Fans of rockabilly, west coast country and Texas honky tonk music should snap it up.