Sonny Burgess And The Legendary Pacers - Gijon Stomp (CD)

El Toro Records 2009

Sonny Burgess is one of the wildest rockers to record for the legendary Sun label in Memphis. He and his band the Pacers came out of Newport, Arkansas, with a hard-rocking style that, unlike that of most rockabillies, owed little to nothing in the way of a stylistic debt to country music.

With his red-dyed hair, matching stage suit and guitar, and wild stage performances, Burgess and the Pacers made mincemeat of the competition on many of the early-'50s rock & roll package tours. Though his Sun releases never brought him much in the way of commercial success, his recordings nonetheless remain landmarks of the early rockabilly style.

1. Treat Her Right
2. Cold Cold Heart
3. Honey Don't
4. Gijon Breakdown
5. Happy Birthday Baby
6. Baby Whatcha Want Me To Do In Virginia ?
7. Blue Suede Shoes
8. Release Me

15.00 €

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