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CD/DVD Reviews » The Starline Rhythm Boys - Masquerade For Heartache

Track List:

Masquerade For Heartache
Jive After Five
Trucker From Tennesse
Workin' Man Blues
Honky Tonk Gal
Red's Place
Goodbye Train
I'm Fed Up Drinking Here
Ubangi Stomp
The Starline Rhythm Boys
Masquerade For Heartache
Cow Island (2009)
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Possible Styles: rockabilly, honky tonk
Submitted by: rockinev.
Publication date - 30 April 2012
Copyrights: Rockin Nev / Rockabilly Bash

These guys play rockabilly in the style that the world first heard it well over 50 years ago, 3 guys 2 guitars and a stand up bass and it still sounds invigorating and edgy when played as well as this.

This is rockabilly with vocal harmony and acoustic styling of the time when people like Carl Perkins and Elvis were busy tearing the established country music world apart.

A nice live recording this, capturing the energy and passion of the band well, something not all live records manage to do, you could almost be in the juke joint with them, all you need is a cold beer and a dance floor and a girl to twirl around.

There’s not a bad track on here, a good mix of originals and cover versions blend well. The afore mentioned Mr Perkins is represented with Jive After Five, and Honky Tonk Gal, Merle Haggard, Warren Smith, Elvis are also on the guest list for this set.

Listen to their Goodbye Train and a touch of Everley’s creeps in, their own track Fed Up Drinking Here is honky tonk bar room song of such traditional qualities you’d think it was from the ‘50’s. The closing Ubangi Stomp is rousing and full throttle.

A good album this, excellently played and produced, the production team has Sean Mencher of High Noon at the helm so I need to say no more about the quality there.

Overall a good album, I’d have liked a couple more tracks, but will look for further releases by this group.

Rockin Nev

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