(Norton 372) El Paso sits on the state line between Texas and New Mexico, home of the hallowed Yucca Records, which is now a star in the Norton constellation of able labels. Yucca’s output in the 1950’s and 1960’s was equaled by the number of recordings that sat in the can for fifty years. Available now for the first time ever, from the master tapes, comes the motherlode, selectively scattered throughout the Norton Southwest series called EL PASO ROCK. Featured in this fifth edition is are the moody, broody sounds of Frank Thayer, whose heart-searing sounds mimic the loneliness and danger of desert nights. Southwest sounds deliver a taste of the exotic, a dollop of attitude and a night train loaded with mayhem. Norton’s EL PASO ROCK series is available on LP and CD. Collect them all!
DON ORR AND THE ORIGINAL ROCKETS Sarah Jane* / NIGHT PEOPLE The Troubled Streets / FRANK THAYER AND THE LYONALS Long Grey Highway / FRANK THAYER The Glory Of Her Love* / FORTUNES Lonely Teardrops / FRANK THAYER AND THE LYONALS Evening Shadows / FRANK THAYER Yes I’ll Be Blue* / JERRY BELL AND THE ORIGINAL ROCKETS Bacardi / SONNY WALLACE Black Cadillac / JOE RICHIE Across The Bay / NIGHT PEOPLE Lonely Before Dawn / RAVONS I Love You Baby* / RHYTHM HEIRS Cradle Rock / DON ORR AND THE ORIGINAL ROCKETS Sarah Jane* / BILL TAYLOR AND THE SHERWOODS You Hold My Letters (Not Me) (demo version)* / JERRY BELL AND THE ORIGINAL ROCKETS Jungle Bunny
(* = previously unissued)
Pick up all 9 volumes of our El Paso Rock vinyl series!