Monday, June 27, 2011

Dean Carter - Call Of The Wild (1959-69)

WHAT'S THAT? "Old School Rock'n'Roll" on MY Blog? A greasy Rockabilly Cat imitating Elvis the Pelvis? Neither nor! It's Arlie Neaville aka Arlie Nevil aka DEAN CARTER! And who's dat? Well, that's the loony guy from Champaign/Illinois who's responsible for the mayhem version of "Jail House Rock" and the Fuzz Garage classic "Rebel Woman". Both are included on the Ear-Piercing Punk compilation and exactly these two songs forced me to buy this CD (Big Beat CDWIKD 213 / 2003). Four tracks from the 45's plus tons of unreleased material this release proves that he has more to offer than the aforementioned double-sided 7-inch jewel from 1967. The first half of "Call Of The Wild" is simply excellent and a must for every garage aficionado. "Mary Sue", "Sizzlin' Hot" and especially "Call Of The Wild" (where he sounds pretty much like Sean Bonniwell's Music Machine) are among the best of '60s Garage Punk while his version of "Fever" is the wildest I've ever heard. Also notable is the cool "Love's A-Workin'" and the strange modulated "Midnight Sun". The second half of this CD is more in the classic Rock'n'Roll vein with the exception of the excellent "Good Side Of My Mind" and "Would You Believe", a crazed poundin' Rocker. Most of the material dates from 67/68 and the sleeve notes on the back cover puts his work in the right context: "Who was Dean Carter, the missing link between rockabilly's rebel yell and the snarl of garage punk?" That's exactly what it is!

- Jail House Rock
- Mary Sue
- I Got A Girl
- Rebel Woman
- Call Of The Wild
- Sizzlin' Hot
- Love's A-Workin'
- Don't Try To Change Me
- Fever
- I'm Leavin'
- Dr. Feelgood
- You Tear Me Up
- Run Rabbit Run
- Midnight Sun
- Sugaree
- Black Boots
- Love Eyes
- Dobro Pickin' Man
- The Lucky One
- Shadow Of Evil
- Boppin' The Bug
- Hannah Hannah
- Cry Blue
- Good Side Of My Mind
- Forty Days
- School Work
- Would You Believe
- Sock It To Me Baby

Dean Carter [real name Arlie Neaville]
(vcls, gtr, dobro, organ) [ABC]

Additional musicians:
Arlie Miller (gtr) [A]
Dave Marten (bs) [A]
Kookie Cook (drms) [A]
Jack Johnson (gtr) [B]
Tom Harrigan (piano) [B]
Dennis Elliott (drms) [B]
Ray Miller (ukulele) [B]
Rick Miller (accordion) [B]
Roy Miller (bs) [B]
Barbara Montgerard (clarinet) [B]
Jerry Merritt (lead gtr) [C]
Bud Green (bs) [C]
Lee Spires (drms) [C]
Christine Williams (back vcls)
Janice Rodgers (back vcls)

Champaign (Illinois/US)

 1. ( ) River Of Life/Angel Love (Ping 8001) 1961
 2. ( ) The Skip/Alone On A Star (Fraternity F-900) 1962
 3. (A) Sixteen Tons/The Lucky One (Limelight Y-3019) 1964
 4. (A) Fever/Number One Girl (Milky Way MW-003) 1965
 5. (A) Care/Rockin' Bandit (Milky Way MW-004) 1965
 6. ( ) Run, Rabbit, Run/Soul Feelin'
    (Milky Way MW-010) 1967
 7. (B) Jailhouse Rock/Rebel Woman (Milky Way MW-011) 1967
 8. (C) Mary Sue/Wanderin' Soul
    (Tell International 45-369) 1967
 9. (C) Good Side Of My Mind/Do I Need A Reason
    (Tell International 45-373) 1968
10. ( ) Drink My Wine/Tawney
    (Tell International 45-378) 1969
11. ( ) Indianapolis/Good Samaritan
    (Shout 'N' Shine 215) 19??
12. ( ) Don't Throw Any Stones/Brighter Days
    (Fraternity F-1202) 1972

[1., 10. + 11. as Arlie Neaville]
[2. + 12. as Arlie Nevil]
[8. + 9. as Dean Carter Sound]

Get it here (Artwork included)

Listen to Call Of The Wild


Anonymous said...

wow! pretty good... me too always considered that guy as one of the average greasers, but man, he's 60s dynamite way above the standard garage 2 chords riffing, and he can sing. Your Sean Bonniwell-comparison on "Call Of The Wild" hits the nail. Thanks for opening my eyes. Lolly P.

Woody said...

Thank you very much!! Fantastic!!

Pep Sonic said...

Fantastic rock and roll. Thank you very much for this music.

Anonymous said...

Hi from Cy
I've been visiting here over the last few days and d/l....well to say the 60's daze has flown over and through me with all the wonderful sounds you have posted here is an underwhelming statement....thank you so much for sharing these sounds.....I'm sure I found you a while back and it sure is good to know that your blog is still flowing....
Greetings from Scotland....
Cy at Pck

- O K A R - said...


Have never heard of this dude. It's right up my alley.

Thanks for diggin it up and delivering it to me. I owe you!

Robert Charbonnier said...

Wouldn't have been in your blog, I doubt I would have stopped on this record. Great album. Thank you very much.

francis jones said...

really wanna get hold of this, but the link is down I think.

Please help me out

Anonymous said...

Triple Mortal Fantastic!
Glorious Music!
Thanks A Lot!!!