Artist: LUCKY MARCELL & THE RAMBLIN' THREE
Title: SPEED KING
The secret is out! And it spreads like a wild fire! It`s certainly not exaggerated to say that the first release of Lucky Marcell & the Ramblin` Three is a rockabilly A-bomb and it`s now out on the El Toro Records! Lucky Marcell holds all the cards! One of the best singers at the moment, with pure 50`s style and row energy that will blow your mind no matter if it`s a wild rocker or a slow pace. After 12 years of living in London, Lucky Marcell came back to Belgrade, Sebia, with only one thing on his mind- to put up together an authentic rockabilly band that will make a difference! And he succeeded- Big Time! No wonder he was immediately asked to perform at the biggest festivals on the scene. You`ll hear a great rockin` rhythm and some virtuoso guitar notes from his band `The Ramblin` Three`. The CD is packed with terrific originals and some cool covers. It`s a 13 songs ride that will send you!
What if Johnny Burnette Rocknroll Trio had recorded one album at Meteor records ? Well maybe the result would have sounded like Lucky Marcell excellent debut album.
This amazing quartet comes from Serbia and have released with Speed King one of the best 50\'s sounding rockabilly album I\'ve heard in years. Straight, pure and raw rockabilly from start to finish with just two detours : one for an excellent country ballad (Mister Moon) and another for a hillbilly boogie number with steel guitar (Slow Down Brother).
They\'ve got everything, yes sir the whole package: solid originals, good choice of covers (Jimmy Johnson\'s How About Me Pretty Baby, Sammy Master\'s Pink Cadillac, Johnny Bond\'s Three or Four Nights), superb musicianship, a natural sense for rockabilly (it never sounds like they\'ve learnt it, you see what I mean, it comes naturally) and icing on the cake a great sound. If it wasn\'t on El Toro I could have swear it came from Wild Hare Records or Willie Lewis\' Rock-A-Billy Records.
I could sing their praise all day long, suffice to say that if you dig real rockabilly played at the right tempo (who said that rockabilly had to be super fast?) Lucky Marcell and the Ramblin\' Three are the band for you.
Fred Turgis - www.jumpingfrom6to6.com
From Belgrad /Serbia are these four guys with their 13 track album "Speed King". At first I must say that Lucky Marcell have a real goog voice even if he try to sing too American.
The backin band is solid and do an ace job. Musiclike we get a right mix of coverversions and self penned material, all in straight authentic Rockabilly mood, and very well recorded. Especially the lead guitarist is a real king pin on his instrument and pack the album with some real fine licks. Whilst the self penned material is more in mid tempo, the coverversions are well choosen from the big amount of vintage rockin' stuff and tunes like "Three Or Four Nights" , "How About Me, Pretty Baby" or "Pink Cadillac" are more than well done. My personal fave is "Speed King" a self penned tune!!! If ya' dig authentic Rockabilly in first class quality - this young band is your stuff.
Mad House Jump