THUNDER: EL PASO ROCK VOLUME FOUR CD (371) VARIOUS ARTISTS -
(Norton 371) Also available on LP!
AL SIMS AND THE ALPINE TWO Party / MAX ALEXANDER AND THE HIFI COMBO Little Rome /DON GUESS AND THE ROCK KINGS Finders Keepers / BOB TAYLOR AND THE COUNTS Taylor’s Rock / BOB TAYLOR AND THE COUNTS Don’t Be Unfair / BOB TAYLOR AND THE COUNTS Child Of Fortune / BOB TAYLOR AND THE COUNTS Thunder / BOB TAYLOR AND THE COUNTS Jill* / JOHNNY GARMON AND THE SHADOWS You’re Wrong / JOHNNY GARMON AND THE SHADOWS The Shadows Dance / JOHNNY GARMON AND THE SHADOWS Since I Found You / DON ORR AND THE ORIGINAL ROCKETS Sarah Jane* / AL SIMS Green Gater Ater / ROCK KINGS Runaway / JERRY BRIGHT AND THE EMBERS Be Mine / JERRY BRIGHT AND THE EMBERS Jim’s Jive
(* = previously unissued)
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Posted by Chris Stigliano on 24th Aug 2015
Definite stars of this fourth volume in Norton's El Paso Rock series are Bob Taylor and the Counts, the same band that not only featured future Bobby Fuller member Jim Reese but the presence of group leader Taylor, a guy who was wearing his hair long and greasy long before the Beatles or even Che Guevara for that matter. Too bad there's no photographic evidence in the package to prove it, but I take the word of Billy and Miriam to heart and until some snaps do make their way to mine eyes I will not disagree faithful pooch that I am. The Counts do perfect late-fifties instrumental rock ("Taylor's Rock") as well as some down home Elvis-styled pounders that come off rather creepy in some strange inexplicable way, and a full album of their material would be a rather tasty experience so start digging into your drawers guys! The rest might be too country/rockabilly/late-fifties instrumental jive for your tastes, but then again you like listening to Beyonce so why should I expect you to think otherwise?