Charlie Gracie (USA)
Just Hangin' Around
© Rhythm Bomb Records 2009
Charlie is back to his roots again - rockabilly/early RnR/Rhythm and Blues recorded in the fabulous Lightning Recording Studios in Berlin, backed by europes finest roots/rockabilly musicians from Ike and the Capers, Jesse Al Tuscan and the Roundup Boys.
Its truly a european authenic production. Recorded live on 50s equipment, taped on a1962 tape recorder in MONO - thats true Rock and Roll !
Charlie Gracie is one of a diminishing number of rock-n-roll innovators, who continues to actively perform. A native of South Philadelphia, he became the first successful recording star of the "Rock Era" to emerge from that neighborhood. In 1957, Charlie's 'Butterfly' topped the American and British music charts, selling over 3 million copies. His other late fifties big sellers include: 'Fabulous', 'Ninety-Nine Ways', 'Wanderin Eyes' and 'I Love You So Much It Hurts'. These hits bankrolled Philly's famous Cameo-Parkway record label, making it a dominant force in the music industry for nearly a decade! At the height of his fame, Charlie frequently appeared on 'Dick Clark's American Bandstand', 'The Ed Sullivan Show', and 'Alan Freed's TV Specials'. Charlie's star burned even brighter in Great Britain where he became the second American artist to bring rock-n-roll to the English concert stage. Preceded only by Bill Haley, Charlie headlined the London Palladium and Hippodrome receiving outstanding receptions from the press and public. To this day, Charlie Gracie, is a much loved and respected performer the length and breadth of the United Kingdom.
Its another fantastic CD following the goal of Rhythm Bomb Records to produce new material with 50s artists and the best available musicians of today. See our catalogue for more great releases from Huelyn Duvall, Glenn Honeycutt and Rayburn Anthony.
Hope you dig this new release as much as we do.