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Artist: Jackson, Roddy
Title: Central Valley Fireball
Format: CD
Label: ACE - UK
Catalog Number:1161
Barcode:029667028929 itemnumber=1000026439
Price: $16.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Release Date: 8/3/2007
Availability: Not Currently In Stock
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Despite a brace of novelty-tinged Specialty 45s like Hiccups, Roddy Jackson was in actual fact a raw, piano-pounding screamer whose most rocking material was banished to the vault. Central Valley Fireball aims to correct that injustice by compiling for the first time Roddy's complete 1950s recordings. Much of what is heard here is unissued and far fiercer than Jackson's three sought-after Specialty singles. The singer was groomed as a white Little Richard, but only on throat-tearing gems like Juke Box Baby and I Love Her Just The Same can we hear the true Roddy in action. Taken as a whole, Central Valley Fireball archives the small but perfectly formed legacy of a quintessential 50s wildman.

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