Big Jim Sullivan - Trambone - The Early Groups and Sessions
Cat. no: JASCD1090
Release Date: 30th April 2021
Genre: Rock & Roll
The mighty Big Jim Sullivan was by far the most innovative, influential guitarist of the first generation of British Rock & Rollers. He carved out a big reputation leading Marty Wilde’s celebrated Wildcats at the age of only seventeen, and was established as the UK’s first-choice session guitarist before he was twenty-one.
This unique compilation presents thirty-three killer sides recorded between 1960-62, on which Jim played lead guitar, either as an ensemble group member or session player.
Groups include the Big Jim Sullivan Combo, The Krew Kats, The Tom Cats and The Nashville Five, while some of the big names he can be found backing include the aforementioned Wilde, Billy Fury, Johnny Kidd, Gene Vincent, Adam Faith, Eden Kane, Alexis Korner, Shane Fenton, Mike Berry, Michael Cox, Danny Rivers and The Allisons. Also included is an exceptionally rare live solo instrumental, taken from a “Saturday Club” broadcast.
Several of these will be a surprise to collectors who are not fully au fait with Big Jim’s extra-curricular career.
Tracks: The Big Jim Sullivan Combo - You Don’t Know What You’ve Got / The Krew Kats - Trambone / Billy Fury - Collette / The Tom Cats - Tom Tom Cat / Marty Wilde - Tomorrow’s Clown / The Fabulous Flee-Rakkers - Green Jeans / Jimmy Powell - Sugar Babe (Part 2) / The Krew Kats - Samovar / Eden Kane - I Don’t Know Why / Jet Harris & Tony Meehan - Diamonds / Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Please Don’t Bring Me Down / Tony Hatch - Out Of This World / Michael Cox - Sweet Little Sixteen / The Krew Kats - Peak Hour / Gerry Temple - No More Tomorrows / The Nashville Five - More Like Nashville / Marty Wilde - Jezebel / The Krew Kats - The Bat / Mike Berry & The Outlaws - Tribute To Buddy Holly / The Nashville Five - Like Nashville / Danny Rivers - Can’t You Hear My Heart / The Krew Kats - Jack’s Good / Adam Faith - Lonesome / Jet Harris - Besame Mucho / Gene Vincent & The Wildcats - Summertime (Live) / Big Jim Sullivan - Big Guitar (Live) / Shane Fenton & The Fentones - It’s All Over Now / The Nashville Five - Stand Up And Say That / The Allisons - Lessons In Love / Johnny Keating - Theme From Z Cars / Craig Douglas - Oh Lonesome Me / Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated - Gotta Move / The Big Jim Sullivan Combo Featuring Jackie Atom - Hot Hiss Of Steam