Monday, January 02, 2012

Let's All Have a Love-a-Rama

From the Alabama Music Hall of Fame:
Leon Bass learned to play the guitar and sing when he was 14 years old. Around 1955 or 1956 he traveled to Florence, Alabama and worked with James Joiner's Tune Records recording a couple of songs he had written - "Love-a-Rama" and "Come On Baby." The record never did much on the charts but later became a collector's item and is listed at #250 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 1000 Collector Records Chart. "Love-a-Rama" has been covered by The Country Rockers and Southern Culture on the Skids and was used in the Paramount Pictures movie, Varsity Blue.
50's kink lives!  Long live 50's kink!

Leon Bass & The Keystones - Love-a-Rama  (mp3 download on 4shared)

From the Oxford American Southern Music CD, "Mississippi," free with the December issue.  Also free: For Further Listening, which has a Leon Bass cover of Jerry Lee Lewis.

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