-Famous as the 'Guitar Boogie Shuffle' man and reduced to this top 10 hit, Bear Family's compilation shows how Frank Virtue and his Virtues could really rock and roll back then (1953 - 1965) ! -This CD describes Frank's evolution from R&B and Northern band sound to an instrumental virtuoso. -Rare early recordings with the Esquire Boys and hits like 'Guitar Boogie Shuffle' or titles like 'Guitar In Orbit' and 'Flippin' In'. -Rarities like his cover versions recorded under pseudonyms for Waldorf Music Hall and other budget labels and recordings for small labels like his version of 'Rebel Rouser' on the General American Label! -The 36-page color booklet reveals details about Frank Virtue's career, written by the well-known Chicago music journalist Bill Dahl, as well as rare photos, illustrations and discographical information. Frank Virtue is a significant name when it comes to the history of the Philadelphia sound. The state of Pennsylvania with it's metropolis Philadelphia, affectionately known as Philly by Americans, was a true melting pot of musical virtuosos during the rock 'n' roll era. Of course, one immediately thinks of Bill Haley, Charlie Gracie and Chubby Checker. The name Frank Virtue fits in seamlessly here. Not only did his studio work until the 1970s provide a solid foundation for Northern Soul, but years earlier he had already caused a stir with various rock 'n' roll formations. This is impressively demonstrated here on 33 tracks. Starting in the early 1950s, when Virtue was bassist with the Esquire Boys, up to instrumental recordings of the 1960s, this CD deals with the career of Frank Virtue in chronological order. Frank Virtue and The Virtues are still associated with their only top 10 hit, 'Guitar Boogie Shuffle' from 1959. In addition to this rock 'n' roll classic, we have included two more 'Guitar Boogie' recordings: an early version with the Esquire Boys (1953) and the 'Guitar Boogie Twist' (1960).
-Famous as the 'Guitar Boogie Shuffle' man and reduced to this top 10 hit, Bear Family's compilation shows how Frank Virtue and his Virtues could really rock and roll back then (1953 - 1965) ! -This CD describes Frank's evolution from R&B and Northern band sound to an instrumental virtuoso. -Rare early recordings with the Esquire Boys and hits like 'Guitar Boogie Shuffle' or titles like 'Guitar In Orbit' and 'Flippin' In'. -Rarities like his cover versions recorded under pseudonyms for Waldorf Music Hall and other budget labels and recordings for small labels like his version of 'Rebel Rouser' on the General American Label! -The 36-page color booklet reveals details about Frank Virtue's career, written by the well-known Chicago music journalist Bill Dahl, as well as rare photos, illustrations and discographical information. Frank Virtue is a significant name when it comes to the history of the Philadelphia sound. The state of Pennsylvania with it's metropolis Philadelphia, affectionately known as Philly by Americans, was a true melting pot of musical virtuosos during the rock 'n' roll era. Of course, one immediately thinks of Bill Haley, Charlie Gracie and Chubby Checker. The name Frank Virtue fits in seamlessly here. Not only did his studio work until the 1970s provide a solid foundation for Northern Soul, but years earlier he had already caused a stir with various rock 'n' roll formations. This is impressively demonstrated here on 33 tracks. Starting in the early 1950s, when Virtue was bassist with the Esquire Boys, up to instrumental recordings of the 1960s, this CD deals with the career of Frank Virtue in chronological order. Frank Virtue and The Virtues are still associated with their only top 10 hit, 'Guitar Boogie Shuffle' from 1959. In addition to this rock 'n' roll classic, we have included two more 'Guitar Boogie' recordings: an early version with the Esquire Boys (1953) and the 'Guitar Boogie Twist' (1960).
5397102175336

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Format: CD
Label: BEAR FAMILY
Rel. Date: 12/11/2020
UPC: 5397102175336

Rock (Wb) (Dig)
Artist: Frank Virtue & The Virtues
Format: CD
New: Available 20.99
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DISC: 1

1. Guitar Boogie Shuffle
2. Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie
3. Rollin' And A Rockin'
4. Toodle-Oo Kangaroo
5. Good Bye Mambo
6. Stranded In The Jungle
7. Hallelujah, I Love Her So
8. Corinne, Corinna
9. Fever
10. Roll Over Beethoven
11. Rattle My Bones
12. Boppin' The Blues
13. Mambo Rock
14. Rip It Up
15. Go Joe Go
16. Hop, Skip, Jump And Mambo
17. Straighten Up And Fly Right
18. Let's Have A Party
19. My Constant Love
20. I'm Going Home
21. Guitar In Orbit
22. Guitar Boogie Shuffle
23. Flippin' In
24. Shufflin' Along
25. Virtue's Boogie Woogie
26. Pickin' The Stroll
27. Highland Guitar
28. Marching Guitars
29. Guitar Boogie Twist
30. Guitar Shimmy
31. Guitars In-The-Round
32. Manhunt
33. Rebel Rouser "65"

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-Famous as the 'Guitar Boogie Shuffle' man and reduced to this top 10 hit, Bear Family's compilation shows how Frank Virtue and his Virtues could really rock and roll back then (1953 - 1965) ! -This CD describes Frank's evolution from R&B and Northern band sound to an instrumental virtuoso. -Rare early recordings with the Esquire Boys and hits like 'Guitar Boogie Shuffle' or titles like 'Guitar In Orbit' and 'Flippin' In'. -Rarities like his cover versions recorded under pseudonyms for Waldorf Music Hall and other budget labels and recordings for small labels like his version of 'Rebel Rouser' on the General American Label! -The 36-page color booklet reveals details about Frank Virtue's career, written by the well-known Chicago music journalist Bill Dahl, as well as rare photos, illustrations and discographical information. Frank Virtue is a significant name when it comes to the history of the Philadelphia sound. The state of Pennsylvania with it's metropolis Philadelphia, affectionately known as Philly by Americans, was a true melting pot of musical virtuosos during the rock 'n' roll era. Of course, one immediately thinks of Bill Haley, Charlie Gracie and Chubby Checker. The name Frank Virtue fits in seamlessly here. Not only did his studio work until the 1970s provide a solid foundation for Northern Soul, but years earlier he had already caused a stir with various rock 'n' roll formations. This is impressively demonstrated here on 33 tracks. Starting in the early 1950s, when Virtue was bassist with the Esquire Boys, up to instrumental recordings of the 1960s, this CD deals with the career of Frank Virtue in chronological order. Frank Virtue and The Virtues are still associated with their only top 10 hit, 'Guitar Boogie Shuffle' from 1959. In addition to this rock 'n' roll classic, we have included two more 'Guitar Boogie' recordings: an early version with the Esquire Boys (1953) and the 'Guitar Boogie Twist' (1960).