Personnel: Johnny Horton (vocals, guitar); Harold Bradley (guitar, banjo); Grady Martin (guitar, electric bass); Gerald Tomlinson, Hank Garland, Johnny "Country" Mathis, Ray Edenton, Reggie Young (guitar); Floyd Cramer, Alan Harris, Marvin Hughes, Allen Harris (piano); Buddy Harman (drums).
Liner Note Author: Colin Escott.
Recording information: Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (01/11/1956-03/07/1960).
Illustrator: Diethold Leu.
Photographers: Colin Escott; Diethold Leu.
Although several of his hits are featured -- including "Honky Tonk Man," "The Woman I Need," and "All Grown Up" -- most of Rockin' Rollin' Johnny Horton is comprised of obscurities, culled from his early career. The album veers between is rockabilly experiments and honky tonk, and the entire CD is highly enjoyable compilation for fans of his harder-edged music, even though a handful of tracks haven't aged particularly well. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine