A surprising absence until now of an appreciation of the rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll legends that were the Burnette brothers – Johnny and Dorsey – on the Atomicat label. Arriving in style via colourful and stylised artwork and housed in a threefold digipak complete with liner notes from the pen of Dee Jay Mark Armstrong, the “Song Book” in question here is not so much about what the Burnette brothers achieved when powering away as the Rock ‘N’ Roll Trio more that this collection of songs concerns their song writing skills and those numbers bequeathed to others. Whether contributing songs to other artists as a song writing duo or operating alone or with an additional writer, Johnny and Dorsey notched up an incredible number of songs with many included here. Naturally beginning with a joint Johnny & Dorsey Burnette composition ‘Kiss Me Sweet’, the rest is left to Johnny Garner to provide some fine rock ‘n’ roll. Equally convincing and another joint effort from the Burnette’s is Myron Lee’s take on ‘School’s Out’ where his vocal impresses greatly, in addition to a compelling rockin’ guitar break. The inclusion of Ricky (Rick) Nelson appearing on three occasions via the tail end of the 50’s duo ‘Don’t Leave Me’ and ‘One Of These Mornings’, to 60s era ‘Gypsy Woman’ sees Dorsey Burnette along with Joe Osborn responsible for song writing duties, with Dorsey going alone for ‘One Of These Mornings’, and in the first instance a Johnny Burnette solo effort. In fact, perusing down the track list for this current album is testament to the song writing skills of Johnny & Dorsey because many established artists of the periods in focus included Bob Luman, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, Frankie Lymon and Roy Brown all of whom applied their talents to recognised quality when they saw it. Leaving the finale to a momentary flurry of the Burnette brothers in action really was the right decision considering the glut of compilation albums available featuring their own music. Truly an album for all supporters of the greatest duo (trio) from the era of rockabilly and early rock ‘n’ roll simply for assuming a different angle to present their sublime song writing skills.