Original Texas Rockabilly & Rock ‘n’ Roll From The Vaults Of TNT Records
1‐CD (Digipak) with 36‐page booklet, 34 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.
– Bear Family’s revisit to the history of the Texas TNT label in our unique CD series ‘That’ll Flat Git It!’ focuses on the rockers Robert Tanner produced in the 1950s.
– The most important label from Southwest Texas at the time released outstanding recordings by country legends, rockabilly greats and accomplished rock ‘n’ rollers.
– Bill Anderson, Ray Campi, Glenn Reeves, Roy Head ‐ just to throw a few names into the ring.
– Extensive liner notes by music historian Bill Dahl with the story of TNT Records and detailed notes on each recording in the comprehensive, fully illustrated booklet, which comes with a high‐quality 6‐page digipak.
The vast Texas recording legacies of Houston and Dallas have been celebrated for more than half a century, and rightly so—the Lone Star State’s expansive musical smorgasbord is as impressive and wide‐ranging as that of any state in America. But what of San Antonio, currently America’s seventh largest metropolis? It’s high time to pay tribute to San Antonio’s top label during the 1950s, Robert Tanner’s TNT Records—and that’s exactly what Bear Family is doing with the latest entry in its celebrated ‘That’ll Flat Git It’ series.
It’s jam‐packed with country legends (Leon Payne, Bill Anderson), raging rockabilly (Ray Campi, Lonnie Lillie, Bill Morrison, Sandy Ford, Jerry Dove), and thundering R&B‐laced rock and roll (Glenn Reeves, Ray Liberto, The Blue Notes, Jimmy Dee, Johnny Olenn and The Jokers, and Roy Head’s group, The Traits), nearly all of it sinfully rare. Tanner had the San Antonio recording scene all sewn up from 1953 into the early ‘60s—and his TNT label packed sonic dynamite!
01 Here I Come ‐ Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats
02 Catapillar ‐ Ray Campi with John And Henry
03 Pink Bow Rie ‐ Jerry Dove & His String Dusters
04 Honey Honey ‐ Dottie Jones
05 You’re Late Miss Kate ‐ Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats
06 Wicked, Wicked Woman ‐ Ray Liberto
07 I Love Her ‐ The Blue Notes
08 Little Jeannie ‐ The Delatones
09 Set Me Free ‐ Bill Morrison & His Band
10 One More Time ‐ The Traits
11 I Feel Like Rockin’ ‐ Jimmy Dee
12 I Ain’t Got Room To Rock ‐ Glenn Reeves & His Town And Country Playboys
13 Baby Be Good ‐ Bill Morrison
14 Play It Cool ‐ Ray Campi with John And Henry
15 I Got It Bad ‐ Cecil Moore & The Notes
16 Live It Up ‐ The Traits
17 China Doll ‐ Ray Stone
18 Living Myself To Death ‐ Chuck Goddard
19 Henrietta ‐ Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats
20 Trapped ‐ Cecil Moore & The Notes
21 Don’t Cry No More ‐ Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats
22 Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down ‐ Johnny Olenn & The Jockers
23 I Want You To Love Me Tonight ‐ Ray Liberto
24 Duck Tail Cat ‐ Dan Virva & The Flying ‘D’ Ramblers
25 Pepinest, Pettinest Pappy ‐ Betty Barnes with Doug And The Swingboys
26 Start, Step, Stop, Chop ‐ Curley Lipham with Good Time Charlie And His Ramblin’ Playboys
27 Rock‐Tick‐Tock ‐ Jimmy Dee
28 Don’t Be Blue ‐ The Traits
29 Wild River ‐ Jimmie Burton
30 Truck Drivers Special ‐ Lonnie Lillie
31 Cat Man Boogie ‐ Sandy Ford
32 My Ship Of Dreams ‐ Leon Payne
33 No Song To Sing ‐ Bill Anderson
34 Shut Your Big Fat Mouth ‐ Joe B. & Charlie Davis
GENRE: Rockabilly/Rock N Roll