Australian-EPs-EP.1 Whole Lotta‘ Shakin‘ & Rock Time
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A fill-in of sorts for this week's episode; the first in the Australian EPs series. This episode features two very early Australian EPs; Johnny O'Keefe & The Dee Jays with Whole Lotta' Shakin', their first EP, 1957, and The Crescents with their first EP, Rock Time, 1960. The two EPs are connected through Johnny O'Keefe because in his alias as "Johnny Cash Jnr.", he arranged and produced the Rock Time EP for The Crescents. The two EPs also share an unusual trait in that none of the tracks were released on an original 45 in Australia. The EP had a chequered lifespan in Australia, actually first appearing in 1954. At times, the EP became a cash-in, recycling songs that first appeared on a 45. These two EPs are not of that type!

I hope to have the next episode in the Charts Series ready for next week. I'm missing one song but the 45 is in the mail. Fingers crossed!

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