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Viv, Apro, Aster, Double A, Elko, Flag Pole, Peaceful Livin'. Ford. J-Ree, Juno, Lubee, Malapi, Mentor, Pins Pyro, Reed, Rimrock, Sola, Toltec, Torque, Tube, Yolo

Lee Hazlewood (1929 – 2007) was one of the most creative authors and producers in the rock and pop scene. Who doesn't know Duane Eddy's Rebel-Rouser, Sanford Clark's The Fool and These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ by Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra, which were all produced by him? But of course he also started off small – with Viv Records in a garage in Arizona. The results can be heard here.

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This label didn't score any big hits – and yet it was pioneering. For rockabilly and other related sounds, there's no getting around 311 East Indian School Road in Phoenix, Arizona. This was the headquarters of Viv, the label founded by Lee Hazlewood. It was the place where he made his first recordings. Also Mirriam Johnson made here her first recordings. She was first married to Duane Eddy and then to Waylon Jennings. Later on she became renowned as Jessi 'I'm Not Lisa' Colter. Her early songs can be heard here.

As money was in short supply from the start, the recordings were made under very poor conditions at the garage in Indian School Road – with very impressive results, though. Soon after this Hazlewood sold the label to Loy Clingman from Williams, Arizona, who originally had been under contract as an artist.

In any case, the label produced a number of raw uncut rockabilly songs, which are now exclusively available to the fans through the big download platforms in the best digital quality. Here's some songs which are worth discovering: Benny Banta's Cry Little Girlie, a nice weird teenage drama, Loy Clingman's Rockin' Down Mexico Way, which remained largely unnoticed as a B-side in 1958, or Jimmy Johnson's cool rockabilly masterpiece Cat Daddy.

However to fit with the changing trends within the music scene the music will be available on-line as downloads or streaming.

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  • Bad Boy

    Various Artists
      Genre:
    • Rock'n'Roll
    Katalog-Nr.: VIV 55003
    EAN: 4001043550039
  • Rock'n Roll Riot

    Various Artists
      Genre:
    • Rock'n'Roll
    Katalog-Nr.: VIV 55004
    EAN: 4001043550046
  • Hot Rod Gang

    Various Artists
      Genre:
    • Rock'n'Roll
    Katalog-Nr.: VIV 55005
    EAN: 4001043550053
  • Cool and the Crazy

    Various Artists
      Genre:
    • Rock'n'Roll
    Katalog-Nr.: VIV 55006
    EAN: 4001043550060
  • A Ball Tonight

    Various Artists
      Genre:
    • Rock'n'Roll
    Katalog-Nr.: VIV 55007
    EAN: 4001043550077
  • Motorcycle Gang

    Various Artists
      Genre:
    • Rock'n'Roll
    Katalog-Nr.: VIV 55008
    EAN: 4001043550084
  • Hang Loose

    Various Artists
      Genre:
    • Rock'n'Roll
    Katalog-Nr.: VIV 55009
    EAN: 4001043550091
  • Teenage Doll!

    Various Artists
      Genre:
    • Rock'n'Roll
    Katalog-Nr.: Bb-CD 55010
    EAN: 4001043550107
  • Dry Run

    Various Artists
      Genre:
    • Rock'n'Roll
    Katalog-Nr.: VIV 55077
    EAN: 4001043550770
  • Tuff-E-Nuff

    Various Artists
      Genre:
    • Rock'n'Roll
    Katalog-Nr.: VIV 55078
    EAN: 4001043550787
  • Teen-Age Mafia

    Various Artists
      Genre:
    • Rock'n'Roll
    Katalog-Nr.: VIV 55079
    EAN: 4001043550794
  • Rockabilly Rock

    Various Artists
      Genre:
    • Rock'n'Roll
    Katalog-Nr.: VIV 55080
    EAN: 4001043550800
  • Party Crasher

    Various Artists
      Genre:
    • Rock'n'Roll
    Katalog-Nr.: VIV 55081
    EAN: 4001043550817
  • Shake It Up

    Various Artists
      Genre:
    • Rock'n'Roll
    Katalog-Nr.: VIV 55082
    EAN: 4001043550824
  • Hot Rod Hop

    Various Artists
      Genre:
    • Rock'n'Roll
    Katalog-Nr.: VIV 55083
    EAN: 4001043550831
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