Vintage Rock Instrumentals: #17 "The Beat" The Rockin R's (1958)

@JohnRoberts (57396)
Los Angeles, California
May 11, 2017 8:52am CST
The Rockin R’s began as a basement trio from Peoria, Illinois comprised of teenagers Ron Volz, Ron Wernsman and Ted Minar. A sax player was later added. Tempus Records signed them and the Rockin’ R’s were regional though “The Beat” did crack Billboard and get them an appearance on American Bandstand. The Rockin R’s lived up to their name. They sound good with a strong rockabilly feel on “The Beat” and another single titled “Nameless.” There is not too much information on the Rockin R’s who were done by 1962.
Record: Tempus 7541 ... Recorded 1958 ... Entered Billboard Hot 100 March 23, 1959 ... This was recorded from my record collection.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 May 17
Some groovy old school rockabilly.
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@FourWalls (13807)
• United States
12 May 17
Love that "low string" guitar playing! Nice combination of the "boogie woogie" and "rock and roll" styles.
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• United States
11 May 17
They were excellent John. Really like this tune.
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