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Baby Doll [Buffalo Bop]

  • 1. OK Doll, It's a Deal - Joannie King
    2. Lou Lou Knows - Fonda Wallace
    3. Rock, Baby, Rock - Barbara Tennant
    4. Give a Little, Take a Little - Orella Myers
    5. I'll Never Love Again - Betty Nickel
    6. I've Been Thinking It Over - Three Notes
    7. Teach Me How to Dance - Pinky Miller
    8. Sugar Doll - Dottie Mae
    9. Ask Lucille - Orella Myers
    10. Go Get the Shotgun Grand'Pa - Ann Castle
    11. Rockin' Lady, The - Penny Candy
    12. I'm in Love with Elvis - Virginia Lowe
    13. Gonn'a Be Loved - Linda & the Epics
    14. Love Me Love Me Honey Do - Patsy Cline
    15. Money Honey - Janece Morgan
    16. Breakin' Your Heart for Fun - Jackie Forrest
    17. Peace on Mind - Joyce Love
    18. I'm Your Slave - Jeannie Allen
    19. Rock Doc - Patti Casey
    20. Big Bounce, The - Shirley Caddell
    21. That's It - Babette Bain
    22. Roller Coaster - Janie Grant
    23. Pink Shoelaces - Dodie Stevens
    24. Just Wait - Dotty Frederick
    25. Paper Boy - Norma Lee
    26. Where's the Law - Dee-Dee Gaudet
    27. Who, Baby How - Jane Turzy
    28. Star Light, Star Bright - Jackie Johnson
    29. Rovin' Gal - Susan McCrory
    30. Chilli Dippin' Baby - Joyce Poynter
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 55053

  • Credits

    The cover art may be out of the movie of the title, but the sound is pure Wanda Jackson, and anyone who's kind of fond of Wanda is going to love "OK Doll, It's a Deal" by Joannie King -- she's a little throatier than the legendary Jackson, but she rocks. There are some familiar names here, too -- Patsy Cline ("Love Me Love Me Honey Do"), most obviously, and Dodie Stevens ("Pink Shoe Laces"), but the rest is rarer than hen's teeth. Fonda Wallace ought to have been a legend for the raucous "Lou Lou Knows," and Barbara Tennant's "Rock Baby Rock" is one of those bracing rock & roll anthems that just moves, honking saxes, sub-Jordanaires, chorus and all (dig her scream of ecstasy before the sax break). Joyce Poynter ("Chilli Dippin' Baby") is a hybrid country rocker, but Orella Myers has a lot more of a country twang in "Give a Little, Take a Little," and the song wouldn't have been out of place on a Grand Ole Opry program, but someone sure knew how to strum a hot guitar and coax some loud notes from an amplified axe. A few ballads ("I'll Never Love Again" by Betty Nickel, etc.) break up the mood, and not everything is up to the standard of the best rockers -- Penny Candy's "The Rockin' Lady") is predictably programmatic, although Virginia Lowe's "I'm in Love with Elvis" gets by on her soaring vocals; Myers' "Ask Lucille" is strictly backwoods; Dottie Mae's "Sugar Doll" isn't too much harder. But this is still a solid collection, if a bit more countrified (without a rockabilly beat to compensate) than most rock & roll fans necessarily want. On the other hand, "Go Get the Shotgun, Grand'Pa" by Ann Castle is a rural subject rendered in a solid rock & roll form, with a rhythm section that sounds like it was pulled from the nearest strip-joint band on a good night and a fiercely sexual performance from Castle. The real finds here are "Gonna Be Loved" by Linda & the Epics, which sounds like a sure bet for the A-Bones to cover if they ever hear it, with superb guitar and sax work, and "Money Honey" by Janece Morgan, who sounds like Gene Vincent reincarnated as a girl, with a band that deserved better than anonymity backing her up. ~ Bruce Eder

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