Various - Sassy Sugar: The Pure Essence of Nashville Rock & Roll

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2LP vinyl set in gatefold sleeveåÊ

32 prime slices of Nashville rock & roll, selected from the popular 75-track 3CD setåÊ

Features a satisfying blend of familiar (Bob Luman, Gene Vincent, Don Gibson) and less familiar artists,åÊoften represented by collectable titlesåÊ

Compiled and annotated by record producer and music historian Stuart ColmanåÊ

During 2015 limited editions of all of the regionalåÊSugaråÊseries will be released on 2LP vinylåÊ

Fantastic Voyage continues to bring theåÊSugaråÊseries to vinyl, with 32 standout tracks selected by Stuart Colman fromåÊthe 75-track 3CD setåÊSassy Sugar. åÊ

Sassy SugaråÊis the successor to the thoroughly-recommended Fantastic Voyage compilations,åÊHeavy SugaråÊ(FVDV051) andåÊSavvy SugaråÊ(FVDV059). Whereas those releases were devoted to New Orleans and the West CoaståÊrespectively,åÊSassy SugaråÊfocuses on Music City, Nashville.åÊ

Yes, Nashville will always be thought of as Music City. Prior to this grand-sounding title coming into play, Nashville wasåÊa modest recording hub with just a handful of studios. The short list included the Brown Brothers‰۪ Transcription Service,åÊthe Castle Studio, the Methodist Television and Radio Film Commission, and Owen Bradley‰۪s Quonset hut on 16thåÊAvenue South. When RCA-Victor opened their own facility in the fall of 1957, Nashville joined the likes of New York,åÊLos Angeles and Chicago as a force to be reckoned with. Best of all it became an A-1 venue for recording, as evincedåÊby the delights gathered here.åÊ

Compiled by Stuart Colman, and housed in an annotated gatefold sleeve,åÊSassy SugaråÊcontains a wealth of musicalåÊnuggets, truly representingåÊThe Pure Essence Of Nashville Rock & Roll.åÊ