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Rockin' n' Rollin' Featuring Ella Johnson

  • 1. I Don't Want Nobody (To Have My Love But You)
    2. Doot Doot Dow
    3. Bring It Home to Me
    4. You Got It Made
    5. Pretty Girl, A (A Cadillac and Some Money)
    6. Any Day Now
    7. It's Obdacious
    8. Crazy 'Bout a Saxophone
    9. (Gotta Go) Upside Your Head
    10. Ain't But One
    11. A-12
    12. I'm Just Your Fool
    13. Well, Do It
    14. It Used to Hurt Me
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5664

  • Credits

    Personnel: Buddy Johnson (vocals); Ella Johnson (vocals).
    Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
    Four of Buddy Johnson's six R&B hits on Mercury can be found on this 14-song collection that is drawn in part from the album Rock 'n' Roll Stage Show. Several tracks feature vocals by Johnson's sassy sibling, Ella, whose no-nonsense personality comes through on songs like "(Gotta Go) Upside Your Head." These recordings from the mid-'50s tend toward brassy R&B rave-ups that range from the honking instrumental "A-12" to the near doo wop of "Bring It Home to Me." "I'm Just Your Fool" is Johnson's big hit here, but the comparably successful "Hittin' on Me" is omitted. Rockin' n' Rollin' isn't exactly a greatest-hits collection, but is a worthwhile reissue since Johnson's Mercury and Wing recordings are otherwise scarce on CD. ~ Greg Adams

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