The COLLINS KIDS - Rockin' and Boppin'

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Lorrie and Larry Collins - aka The Collins Kids - were teenage Rockabilly royalty, stars of the prestigious 1950s US TV show Town Hall Party.

Child prodigy Larry was already a red hot guitarist at the age of 11, famous for playing a twin-necked Mosrite guitar which was very nearly as big as him, while elder sister Lorrie handled lead vocals and accompanied him on rhythm guitar.

They recorded prolifically for the Columbia label between 1955-61.

This compilation features their best-known songs, e.g. 'The Rockaway Rock', 'I'm In My Teens', 'Hop, Skip And Jump', 'Party', 'Hoy Hoy', 'Just Because', 'Mercy', 'Rock Boppin' Baby' and 'Whistle Bait', alongside collectors' rarities like 'Hot Rod', 'Soda Poppin' Around', 'What'cha Gonna Do Now' and 'Ain't You Ever'.

Also included as a bonus track is 'Just Because', a previously unreleased a Lorrie Collins duet with Ricky Nelson, from the Ozzie & Harriett TV show in January 1958.

This is by far the most comprehensive and intriguing Collins Kids compilation available.

Track Listing

1. HUSH MONEY
2. BEETLE-BUG-BOP
3. THE CUCKOO ROCK
4. WALKIN' THE FLOOR OVER YOU
5. THE ROCKAWAY ROCK
6. MAKE HIM BEHAVE
7. I'M IN MY TEENS
8. THEY'RE STILL IN LOVE
9. ROCK AND ROLL POLKA
10. MY FIRST LOVE
11. GO AWAY, DON'T BOTHER ME
12. MOVE A LITTLE CLOSER
13. YOUNG HEART
14. HOP, SKIP AND JUMP
15. SHORTNIN' BREAD ROCK
16. PARTY
17. HEARTBEAT
18. HOY HOY
19. MAMA WORRIES
20. JUST BECAUSE
21. HOT ROD
22. SODA POPPIN' AROUND (version 2)
23. MERCY
24. SWEET TALK
25. ROCK BOPPIN' BABY
26. WHISTLE BAIT
27. SUGAR PLUM
28. KINDA LIKE LOVE
29. THE LONESOME ROAD (Lorrie & Larry Collins)
30. THERE'LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE (Lorrie & Larry Collins)
31. HOME OF THE BLUES (Lorrie Collins)
32. WAITIN' AND WATCHIN' (Lorrie Collins)
33. WHAT'CHA GONNA DO NOW (Lorrie & Larry Collins)
34. AIN'T YOU EVER (Lorrie & Larry Collins)
35. JUST BECAUSE (live) (Lorrie Collins & Ricky Nelson)

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
September 14th, 2018
UPC Bar Code No
604988 37092 8