Who is crazy enough to come up with a concept of finding a new single to release digitally each week?
Lanark Records not only embraces this lunacy but does it with style. Their critically acclaimed 52 Singles In 52 Weeks series continues to pick up steam like a locomotive coming down the tracks. This is a good description of the latest single in the series from Quentin Jones’ Rock & Roll Revue and the cover of “Train Kept A Rollin’”. Tiny Bradshaw recorded the first version of “Train Kept A Rollin'” in 1951 in a jump-blues style but it was Johnny Burnette & The Rock & Roll Trio that blew the door off the hinges with their version in 1956.
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Since then it’s become a staple of garage, punk, rockabilly and rock & roll bands ever since. One thing is for certain, you have to have the chops to conquer this rockin’ number. Quentin Jones’ Rock and Roll Revue captures that Johnny & Dorsey Burnette feel with their loud and sweaty take on this classic. Pull the pin and run for cover as they manage to kick the energy level up higher than anyone else that has dared cover this one. Look for more singles and shows in 2016 from critically acclaimed producer and artist, Quentin Jones and his Rock and Roll Revue!
Also, Doug C & The Blacklisted recently released their offering to the series the previous week. They bring their traditional western swing, rockabilly, hillbilly hybrid style with their single, “Things I Could Do With You”. They’re part Hank Williams, The Cramps and Elvis rolled up into one great sound. This shows the diversity of songs coming out in the series. Recent releases include Halloween treats from both The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns and The BurliQ’s as well as neo-rockabilly favorites Jimmy & The Mustangs and guitar legend, Eddie Angel. Look for upcoming releases from Chris Casello and Linda Gail Lewis soon! Find all of the singles in the series here:
The Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival of Music happens yearly in the historic Lancaster, PA. It’s the only city in the United States that has the entire city designated as a National Historic District. The festival occurs February 26th-28th with over 50 artists at 10 venues with 11 stages within a few blocks of each other. On Friday evening of the festival, February 26th, Quentin Jones’ Rock & Roll Revival will hearken back to the days of the great rock & roll package shows of the 50’s and early 60’s. Performing at this year’s show will be Linda Gail Lewis, Eddie Angel, Kenley Collins (from Project Runway and recording her debut album for Lanark now), Annie Marie Lewis & Danny B. Harvey (album coming soon from Lanark) and The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns This is one night you don’t want to miss!
About Lanark Records: Lanark Records’ goal is to produce new music from established veterans and young artists alike. Their signature sound is to put a fresh spin on the classic sounds of Rockabilly, Rock ’n Roll, Blues, old school Country and Western, Sixties Pop, British Invasion, Girl Groups, Surf Music, Americana, Folk and Roots music. Great music transcends eras and Lanark Records makes recordings that are relevant in the new century.