BOBBY HELMS, JINGLE BELL ROCK (SPECIAL NASHVILLE EDITION) RELEASED BY COUNTRY REWIND RECORDS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 15, 2019) -- Bobby Helms Jingle Bell Rock (Special Nashville Edition) is the latest release by Country Rewind Records distributed by Select-O-Hits. The new music is available for streaming and download on all digital music platforms including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Pandora and more here.
If there’s one song that makes you think Christmas with just its ﬁrst few notes, that song is "Jingle Bell Rock." The original version of that song was recorded by Bobby Helms in 1957 and has not been absent from the radio airwaves ever since.
“I had the pleasure of managing and producing Bobby for years, shared Producer Charlie Ammerman. “He was a great person' and one of my best friends.He never realized the star he was,always real.”
The tracks on this album were originally recorded in the early 1980s at Doc’s Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and were produced by Charlie Ammerman, who at the time was also Helms’ manager. Ammerman is a veteran Nashville producer who headed up his Pretty World Records for around forty years.
In 2018, those original recordings were brought to Grammy-winning producer Robby Turner who worked with artists such as Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Frank Sinatra, Loretta Lynn and Chris Stapleton. Turner updated the original tracks bringing the audio quality up to twenty-ﬁrst century standards.
As long as there’s Christmas and Christmas music, Bobby will be with us every Holiday season with the sound of ‘Jingle Bell Rock.’
Track List - Bobby Helms Jingle Bell Rock (Special Nashville Edition) 1. Jingle Bell Rock (Special Nashville Edition) 2. Here Comes Santa Claus 3. Winter Wonderland 4. White Christmas 5. Another Christmas Without You 6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 7. Silver Bells 8. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer 9. I Want To Go To Santa Claus Land 10. Jingle Bells
These recordings are a follow up to Country Rewind Records previous releases of such greats as Conway Twitty, Waylon Jennings, Connie Smith, Jeannie C. Riley and more which have all received great reviews by music critics worldwide.
Country Rewind Records has dedicated itself to bring classic country with this contemporary feel to not only the past country fans but also to the new country listeners.
About Country Rewind Records: Country Rewind Records (CRR) was founded by Thomas Gramuglia of Hindsight Records in 2014, Gramuglia obtained a treasure chest of unreleased recordings from recruitment radio shows from the ‘60s and ‘70s. The superb CRR collection of original master recordings contains music from more than 100 country music legends and trendsetters (including intimate performances by country music greats such as Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Connie Smith, Faron Young, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty and many more). These recordings were never released for commercial use. After a diligent quest to collect appropriate and legal permissions from artists and/or their estates, CRR has now recorded and produced multiple, quintessential, “must-hear” projects. With the mission to transfer these never-heard-before tracks to a high quality, state-of-the-art recording; complemented by contemporary instrumentation and background vocals, Country Rewind Records will release this historical American music to America's music generations of the future. For more information visit countryrewindrecords.com
About Select-O-Hits: Select-O-Hits is owned by Sam W. Phillips and John Phillips, was co-founded in 1960 by their father, Tom Phillips, and uncle, Sam Phillips, the legendary founder of Sun Records. Tom Phillips began his career in music as Jerry Lee Lewis road manager for a number of years. He had invested all of his savings into an upcoming 1958 European tour when news of Lewis marriage to his 13 year-old cousin hit the front pages. Lewis career came to a sudden, although temporary, halt. The tour was cancelled, and Tom was broke. Sam helped him by giving him a job in the Sun Records warehouse and allowing Tom to live with him while his family stayed behind in Mobile, Alabama. Eventually, Tom saved enough money to send for his family in 1960. Tom was not satisfied with running the warehouse, so with the help of his wife, Lucille, he opened a small record store and one-stop that provided small, predominantly black-owned record stores with everything from phonograph needles to display racks. In the mid-1970s, Select-O-Hits began to concentrate more on distributing and less on retail and one-stops. The retail store closed in the mid-1980s, and the one-stop followed a few years later. Select-O-Hits has formed a number of successful record labels, such as Avenue, Icehouse, SOH, Brutal Records, Basix Music, Blues Works and Prophet Entertainment. In 1997 half of the company was sold to Malaco Records of Jackson, Mississippi. While all genres of music are represented in the family of labels Select-O-Hits distributes, Rap, Blues, Soul and Gospel are still the largest portion of the business. Today with sales offices and staff in Memphis, Atlanta, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Miami, Chicago, Houston and Seattle, Select-O-Hits is one of the largest independent record distributors in the country, providing services for over 300 independent vendors to all key US music traditional "brick and mortar" retailers and digital media sites. For more information visit selectohits.com