- RUDY GRAYZELL -

''LET'S GET WILD'' 

Bear Family Records BCD 16837 AH

1 CD digipac with 40-page booklet
Genre: Rockabilly / Country
Tracks 32
Playing Time 82:55
 

 

The first comprehensive anthology of one of the original legendary rockabilly stars! Includes  the previously unissued complete version of ''Let's Get Wild'', plus four other unreleased  recordings. Includes the original hit version of ''Duck Tail'' now a rockabilly classic! Rudy's  story is told in extensive liner notes ''Don't You Mess With My Ducktail''. That was Rudy  Grayzell's hit song. But his story is longer and stranger than anyone knew. His first record, ''Looking At The Moon'' and ''Wishing On A Star'', was a big hit in 1953, and one year later he  recorded the first cover version of ''Hearts Of Stone''. After that, he joined the legendary  Starday label to record ''Duck Tail'', ''Let's Get Wild'', and several other classics. And then he  was on the legendary Sun label for one single. In the interviews accompanying this set, Rudy  talks about performing ''Duck Tail'' naked in a graveyard for several drunken women, and  talks about his many marriages, his brushes with Elvis Presley (Elvis gave him the nickname  Rudy Tutti), making love to a woman during a tornado, playing with Doug Sahm when Sahm  was nine years old, and much else. Among his other accomplishments, Rudy was the first  Hispanic rock and roller; he was born Rudolfo Jiminez in south Texas. This set includes his  complete recordings for Abbott, Capitol, Starday, Sun, and Award. It all adds up to the last  word on one of the first names in rockabilly. 

 

 Original Sun Recordings licensed from Sun Entertainment, Inc.
 
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