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Speaking of reissues, David Dennard has released a second disc in his Legends of the Big "D" Jamboree series, following his well-received Gene Vincent-does-Dallas disc of a few months ago. This time, the corpse being dug up and handled with care is Johnny Dollar, among the lesser-known local rockabilly heroes of the 1950s. Mr. Action Packed contains Dollar's revved-up rendition of a few songs made famous by Ronnie Dawson (including the Blond Bomber's signature songs "Action Packed" and "Rockin' Bones"), in addition to live renditions of "Jailhouse Rock" and "Great Balls of Fire" performed live on the Sportatorium stage. For a full review, see next week's Out Here; till then, just buy it.

--R.W.

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