• Eddie Bond Rocks! 35-track CD on Bear Family Records® contains the very essence of Memphis rockabilly.
• • 14 recordings from Bond’s ‘50s career (recorded for Ekko, Mercury and Sun/PI), 15 tracks recorded for Millionaire, Stomper Time etc. in the ‘60s, and six songs from his rockabilly revival years of the 1970s.
• • The booklet contains a detailed biography by Martin Hawkins based on interviews with Eddie Bond a.o., full session details and phenomenal period photos.
• • Carefully re-mastered from original master copies and reliable sources.
Very few singers had a better rocking pedigree than Eddie Bond. He was born in Memphis, so when
he made his first discs in 1955 and 1956 he was at the epicenter of the new rockabilly sounds. He
became identified as the ‘rockin’ daddy from ding dong Tennessee’ described in his best-selling disc.
Through 1956 to 1959, Bond was hot stuff, playing shows with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny
Cash and all the other singers from Memphis whose music spoke to a whole new generation.
Eddie Bond (1933-2013) started and ended as a country singer, but his bands always contained
musicians who could play rockabilly with the best of them. From his first sessions to his last Eddie
always chose to record some rocking songs. His Mercury discs with Reggie Young on guitar were
classics of the rockabilly style. Later, Eddie became a Memphis disc jockey, night club owner, record
label owner, and more.
This rocking 35-track CD contains the very essence of Memphis rockabilly. Here are 14 recordings
from Eddie Bond’s 1950s career (recorded by Ekko, Mercury and Sun/PI), 15 tracks recorded for his
own and other local labels (Millionaire, Stomper Time etc.) in the 1960s, and 6 recordings from his
rockabilly revival years of the 1970s when he became a favorite visitor to Europe. These are all highquality rocking performances. The booklet contains a detailed biography by Martin Hawkins based on interviews with Eddie Bond and others, full session details and some phenomenal period photos.
His obituary in the ‘Memphis Commercial Appeal’ said: ‘Mr. Bond was many things: a sharp wheelerdealer with a silver tongue; a canny trend-watcher with a keen eye for talent, a slicked-back rockabilly cat with a country heart.’ So, in other words, Eddie Bond rocks!
Rockin’ Daddy Blue Suede Shoes Juke Joint Johnnie Boppin’ Bonnie Here Comes The Train Monkey Business Broke My Guitar Fool About You Look Like A Monkey Flip Flop Mama One Way Ticket Big Boss Man Candy Kisses No. 9 Train Running Drunk The Monkey And The Baboon Tore Up Over You Slip, Slip, Slippin’ In Talking Off The Wall I’ve Got A Woman Love Makes A Fool (Every Day) Hey Joe Love, Love, Love Baby, Baby, Baby (What Am I Gonna Do) This Old Heart Of Mine Long Tall Sally Memphis, Tennessee (feat. Cousin Bo-Jack) Gonna Rock My Baby Tonight Show Me (without sax) Satisfied When The Juke Box Plays (alt. Take) Boo Bop Da Caa Caa I Can’t Quit Let The Good Times Roll (feat. Cousin Bo-Jack) Rockin’ Daddy