Wanting them to “go to a good home” rather than get swindled by some dealer, a friend gifted me a large collection (numbering in the high hundreds) of Lps, singles and CD box sets originally belonging to her deceased brother. The brother was a proper collector, had his pet niches (northern soul, punk, Motown, etc., etc.) and a week doesn’t go by when I don’t play one of these records and think warmly of this very kind gesture.
Among the collection was Charly’s estimable 13 volume Roots of Rock series chronicling Sun Records. The present item (being originally released on Eko [!] Records) was not a part of that anthology, but, as it was on Charly, I was more than willing to fork over forty-nine pennies for this revived rockabilly single–recorded in ’56 and a UK no. 3 hit in ’76– at the Folkestone Age UK. Glad I did, too.