Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Bobby Vee and the Shadows - Suzie Baby c/w Flyin' High
|Bobby Vee and the Shadows' first single had a rockin' instro b-side called "Flyin' High." This 1959 single was originally issued on the legendary Soma label, did well enough to launch his career with Liberty Records. Bobby was topping the charts under his own power.|
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Track by Track Review
This is a very cool twangster from 1959. Great drums, a genuine rock'n'roll recording, and a cool melody riff. While somewhat jammy, "Flyin' High" is a solid instro with string swipes, the grit of Fargo of the period, and the clarity of Minneapolis' Kaybank studio. Mighty nice. This was originally issued in 1959 on Soma 1110 as the b-side to "Suzie Baby," later picked up for national distribution on Liberty. Incidentally, this song was later covered by The Thundermen, also on the Soma label.