Charlie Feathers

One Hand Loose / Can't Hardly Stand It + 6

  • LP-SEP-174
  • $17.99

Crazy, coveted sounds from legendary wildman Charlie Feathers! Includes all eight of his King sides as originally issued in ‘56 & ‘57—now rare and pricey 45s and 78s—with new notes from Colin Escott. The complete King Feathers singles, right from the original mono masters! Charlie Feathers was a genius—from hillbilly music, bluegrass, gospel, and blues he alchemized a new art-form: rockabilly, and followed in no one’s footsteps getting there! “One Hand Loose,” for instance, celebrates this new sound and its liberating zeal, with him studding his music with hiccups and glottal shrieks—Feathers’ trademark sound! These recordings are among the music’s iridescent high watermarks, masters that capture the essence of a man and the sounds in his mind, as realized on record with the help of guitarist Jerry Huffman, bassist Jody Chastain and drummer Jimmy Swords. Presented as a 10" EP designed in the style of King's collections of the era, this platter contains an extra-special feature hidden inside the jacket...vintage white DJ labels with a short Feathers bio, just like the diskery’s original promo records! Definitive, darting, daunting sounds from rockabilly’s regal man, Charlie Feathers! "One more Sundazed gem for your attention this month from the voluminous King archives: a 10” album on coloured vinyl by the incomparable Charlie Feathers that contains all eight sides the rockabilly wildman waxed in 1956-'57 for Syd Nathan’s prolific company. Each tune is a true classic of the genre, Feathers panting his way through the delightfully unhinged One Hand Loose, Bottle To The Baby and Everybody’s Lovin’ My Baby at his first King session (his Musical Warriors, guitarist Jerry Huffman and bassist Jody Chastain, were the hard-hitting equivalent of Scotty Moore and Bill Black) and the only slightly more under control Nobody’s Woman, Too Much Alike, and When You Come Around at his encore date. Every track a winner!" -Vintage Rock Magazine