From the shop that gave us Ace Records comes a compilation of their favourite vintage rock, blues and soul numbers.
Rock On began life in 1971 as a stall in Portobello Road Market run by Ted Carroll. It eventually opened a second stall in Soho, before a third emporium – an actual shop this time – was launched in Camden in 1975. There it served over the years hundreds of thousands of customers, providing quality used records from the time of the birth of rock’n’roll. Carroll, who still works at Ace Records, felt it was time to compile an album that truly served the music and memory of Rock On (he even took tracklisting suggestions from former customers).
The compilation, also entitled Rock On, is available now from Amazon for £9.98 here. The tracklisting is below.
1. AMOS MILBURN – Chicken Shack Boogie
2. BILLY LEE RILEY – Red Hot
3. SLIM HARPO – Shake Your Hips
4. CHARLIE FEATHERS – Bottle To The Baby
5. VINCE TAYLOR – Brand New Cadillac
6. RAY SHARPE – Linda Lu
7. ROKY ERICKSON – Two Headed Dog
8. JOE WEAVER / DON JUANS – Baby, I Love You So
9. WAYLON JENNINGS – Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
10. THE IKETTES – Camel Walk
DR FEELGOOD – Back In The Night
12. DYKE & BLAZERS – So Sharp
13. THE FLAMIN’ GROOVES – Slow Death
14. DON COVAY – It’s Better To Have (And Don’t Need)
15. FATS DOMINO – Honest Papas Love Their Mamas Better
16. JERRY BYRNE – Lights Out
17. JOE TEX – You Little Baby Faced Thing
18. AUSTIN PITRE & EVANGELINE PLAYBOYS – Flumes D’Enfer
19. THE BELFAST GYPSIES – Gloria’s Dream
20. PETER HOLSAPPLE – Big Black Truck
21. HUEY PIANO SMITH – Don’t You Just Know It
22. THE SHANGRI-LAS – Give Him A Great Big Kiss
23. LINK DAVIS – Slipping And Sliding Sometimes
24. PEANUTS WILSON – Cast Iron Arm
25. RON HOLDEN – My Babe
26. KOKO TAYLOR – What Came First – The Egg Or The Hen?
27. MERCY BABY (DEE) – Marked Deck
28. LINK WRAY – I’m So Glad, I’m So Proud