Sweet Mikey C Rock ‘N Roll Time Capsule

April 1, 2010

gp0410_Depts_rants_MC_nrDanny Gatton recorded and produced 11 oldschool rockers with vocalist Sweet Mikey C (a.k.a. Michael Campbell) in the early ’90s, but the Telemaster passed before the album could be completed, and the tracks languished until Campbell decided to spruce them up and release them along with a second disc of new material. Campbell sings like a cross between Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, and he and Gatton (backed by drummer Shannon Ford, bassist John Previtti, and piano/sax man Bill Holloman) tear it up on covers such as “She’s About a Mover,” “Well, All Right,” and Be Bop A Lula,” and originals such as “Killer on the Loose.” The second disc features the same backing band with various guests, including master pickers Arlen Roth, Scotty Moore, and Johnny Hiland getting’ their Gatton on. This redhot disc exudes more authentic rockabilly vibe than an East Texas jalopy race. Sweet Mikey C Music.

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