Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Bobby Vee - The Singles Collection
|This is a mid priced 3 CD set of pop single Bobby Vee's singles on Liberty. His backing band, The Shadows were a very strong instrumental band, and contributed some fine tracks to the upper Midwest legacy. This set includes the very cool "Flyin' High."|
Picks: Flyin' High
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.