Johnny Burnette - 25 Greatest Hits (1998)
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A contemporary of Elvis Presley in the Memphis scene of the mid-50s, Johnny
Burnette played a similar brand of fiery, spare wildman rockabilly. With his brother Dorsey (on bass) and guitarist Paul Burlison forming his Rock & Roll Trio, he recorded a clutch of singles for Decca in 1956 and 1957 that achieved nothing more than regional success. Featuring the groundbreaking fuzzy tone of Burlisons guitar, Johnny
s energetic vocals, and Dorseys slapping bass, these recordings -- highlighted by the first rock & roll version of Train Kept A-Rollin -- compare well to the classic Sun rockabilly of the same era. The trio disbanded in 1957, and Johnny
found pop success as a teen idol in the early 60s with hits like Youre Sixteen and Dreamin. Burnette died in a boating accident in 1964. His brother Dorsey achieved modest success as a solo act in the early 60s, and Burlison resurfaced as a member of the Sun Rhythm Section.