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CD/DVD Reviews » Johnny Burnette & The Rock'n'roll Trio - Shattered Dreams

Track List:

Disc: 1

Tear It Up / You're Undecided / Oh Baby Babe / Midnight Train / Shattered Dreams / Train Kept A-rollin' / Honey Hush / Lonesome Train (on A Lonesome Track) / I Just Found Out / Blues Stay Away From Me / All By Myself / Drinking Wine Spo-dee-o-dee / Chains Of Love / Lonesome Tears In My Eyes / Please Don't Leave Me / Rock Therapy / Rock Billy Boogie / Please Don't Leave Me [alternate Take] / I Love You So / Sweet Love On My Mind / My Love, You're A Stranger / Your Baby Blue Eyes / Lonesome Train [alternate Take] / I Love You So [alternate Take] / Tear It Up [live] / Oh Baby Babe [live] / Hound Dog [tv Soundtrack] / You're Undecided [von Version] / Go Along Mule

Disc: 2

Bonus Material [dvd]
Johnny Burnette & The Rock'n'roll Trio
Shattered Dreams
El Toro Records (2007)
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Possible Styles: rockabilly rock'n'roll
Submitted by: kitti.
Publication date - 05 March 2009
Copyrights: Rockabilly Bash

There is nothing to discuss about the music of Johnny Burnette and his Rock’n’Roll Trio, because everybody heard them thousands of times and knows that it is what we call a real rock’n’roll. I want just to mention why exactly this one cd is so special. First of all this El Toro Records release contains 29 songs - the Complete Rock’n’Roll Trio (Johnny and Dorsey Burnette with guitarist Paul Burlison) Recordings…. All of them are in chronical order, one by one, since their first single "Tear It Up" backed with "You're Undecided" (May 26, 1956).

For those who are interested, let’s walk some steps further together through the history of this legendary band. The first record was sold extremely well in many markets (but failed to make the national charts), so Coral rushed the two singers Johnny and Dorsey back into the studio (this time Owen Bradley’s Studio) teamed up with Bobby Moore on bass, Buddy Harman on drums and great Grady Martin on lead guitar. So as a result on August 4, 1956, Coral released a second single - "Midnight Train" backed with "Oh, Baby Babe". The same year on October 13 the third single followed "The Train Kept A-Rollin’" backed with "Honey Hush", but both singles again failed to make the national charts. Having used a drummer on their Nashville recording sessions, it was decided to add a drummer to their lineup. Carl Perkins recommended his cousin Tony Austin, which was approved by the band. In 1956 after fight Dorsey quit the group and Johnny Black (the brother of Elvis’s bassist Bill Black) was hired as a replacement for Dorsey. So with that lineup the fourth Coral single "Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome Track)" backed with "I Just Found Out" was released on January 5, 1957. Then…

Well, I think, it is time to stop with history and go on with reviewing cd I have in my hands. Besides studio recordings there are some alternative and live versions for a desert. Are you still “hungry”? In this case this small addition gonna make your day! A DVD with with a triumphant appearance of Johnny Burnette & the Rock 'n' Roll Trio's at Madison Square Garden for the final of Ted Mack's Amateur Hour One on September 9, 1956. El Toro Records brings you this iconic performance along with the rest of the show in DVD quality. As true Johnny Burnette fans you just must see it!

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12 March 2009
Comment by donkarlos

The holly bible of rockabilly music!

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