The city of Miami wasn't just a hotbed of sand and surf back in the day – as when the sun went down, the town had a fair bit of rockabilly action going on – as you'll hear in this great set of rare tracks from the end of the 50s! The music here is far less familiar than rockabilly sounds from Louisiana, Tennessee, and other points south – mostly recorded by very small labels, who hardly ever circulated the sounds outside the south of Florida – and who usually kept their productions to a pretty stripped-down level! Yet it's that quality that also makes these recordings pretty unique – as most don't have the flash and polish of farther-north sounds – and instead almost take off direction from an acoustic hillbilly aesthetic – rocking things up on the rhythms, electrifying one of the guitars in the group, but still presenting a relatively live, spontaneous performance overall. The package features 32 gems from this overlooked scene – singles originally issue don the AFS, Perfect, Trail, Gulfstream, and Art labels – with titles that include "Any Way" by Wesley Hardin with The Roxters, "Baby Rock" by Ross Minmi, "Donny's Boogie" by Don Pete & The Rhythm Rockets, "Honky Tonk On Second Street" by Buck Trail & The Dead Enders, "Rock N Roll Itch" by Curley Jim & The Billey Rocks, "I'm Tellin Ya Baby" by Wally Deane & The Flips, "Dandy Sandy" by Jimmy Gale's Imperials, "Kitty
Kat Rock" by Art Law, "Blues Keep Knocking" by Buck Trail, and "TV Mama" by The Frantics Four.