(2011) That'll Flat Git It, Vol. 8 (Fabor)

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... read moreThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 8 is comprised of off-beat and obscure rockabilly from the Columbia vaults. Unlike their major label peers RCA, Decca and MGM, Columbia didn't push many of their country artists toward rockabilly, so the majority of the compilation is devoted to arcane vocalists like Bolean...

01:07′:24″ 32 Songs

1
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You Mostest Girl
2:03
2
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Cool Cat
1:53
3
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Let's Fall In Love
2:14
4
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Meadowlark Boogie
2:01
5
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Bawlin' Baby
2:19
6
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Long Sideburns
2:11
7
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Shirley Lee
1:47
8
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I Sure Do Love You Baby
2:38
9
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Stop The Clock Rock
2:10
10
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Shotgun Boogie
2:32
11
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I Love You Girl
2:10
12
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That's Alright With Me
1:50
13
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No Use In Lying (Incomplete)
0:54
14
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Hello Baby
1:57
15
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We're Gonna Bop
2:15
16
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Hot Rod Is Her Name
2:35
17
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Salt And Pepper
2:17
18
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Rockin' Maraccas
2:03
19
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Hula Rock
2:03
20
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Klondike
2:32
21
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Love Is Over, Love Is Done
2:03
22
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Frantic Party
2:02
23
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Stop Talkin', Start Lovin'
1:44
24
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Love Whatcha' Doin' To Me
1:56
25
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Jumping With The Shadows
1:55
26
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Shadow Rock
1:10
27
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The Creep
1:41
28
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Don't You Know
2:21
29
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Whose Little Pigeon Are You
2:52
30
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Rock Town Rock
2:33
31
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Rollin' And Rockin'
2:31
32
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We're Gonna Bop (Alt.)
2:12
Released 19 August 2011, ℗ Bear Family Records GmbH

Review

That'll Flat Git It, Vol. 8 is comprised of off-beat and obscure rockabilly from the Columbia vaults. Unlike their major label peers RCA, Decca and MGM, Columbia didn't push many of their country artists toward rockabilly, so the majority of the compilation is devoted to arcane vocalists like Bolean Barry ("Long Sideburns"), Bobby Lee Trammell ("You Mostest Girl"), Bonnie Guitar ("Frantic Party"), Alvadean Coker ("We're Gonna Bop"), Tom Tall ("That's Alright With Me"), Dickie Podolor ("I Love You Girl"), and Dusty Rose ("Rockin' Maraccas," "Hula Rock"). For the most part, this is the kind of twisted rockabilly that is fun in small doses, unless you're a fetishist, of course. Out of all the songs on Vol. 8, only Johnny Horton's pair of songs ("Bawlin' Baby," "Shotgun Boogie") are particularly strong musically -- the rest is judged by a different scale, one where rarity and novelty are of greater value than musical worth. For any collector of arcane rockabilly, Vol. 8 is just as enjoyable as the rest of the discs in the That'll Flat Git It series, yet it doesn't offer any truly great rock & roll, which means that it will only appeal to that cult. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine