Johnny Burnette and the Rock ‘n Roll Trio is the 1956 debut album of the influential rockabilly band The Rock and Roll Trio, fronted by Johnny Burnette. Recorded over two separate sessions in 1956, the album includes a number of the band’s singles. 2008’s Icons of Rock calls the album “an all-time rockabilly classic”. Released as a 10″ LP in the UK by Vogue/Coral Records in December 1956, it was released again in 12″ format in its US debut by Coral Records in 1957 and in 1978 by Solid Smoke. A few years previously, there had also been an unauthorized reissue of the album which featured an exact reproduction of the cover and label, although differences in label and cover formatting noted by collectors reveal it as a reprint.[citation needed] In 1993, it was released on compact disc by Aris Records. 1998’s Go Cat Go!: Rockabilly Music and Its Makers characterizes the CD reissue as “legendary and essential.”

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