CD It's Rock 'N Roll (CD 1206807), Audio Other
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It's Rock 'N Roll

  • 1. It's Rock and Roll - Jack Winston
    2. Rock the Joint
    3. Pretty Baby
    4. Hot Hot Mama
    5. Hepcat - Larry Terry
    6. Rock That Rhythm - Ray Whisnant
    7. Honky Tonk on Second Street - Buck Trail
    8. Ice Cream Baby
    9. Beat out My Love - Lee Dresser
    10. Shoping Around
    11. Woman I Love - Gene Terry & His Kool Kats
    12. Baby Doll - Jimmy Dale
    13. Guitar Rock - Bill Flagg
    14. You Talk Too Much
    15. Rock and Roll Baby
    16. Let's Rock
    17. Grandma Rock and Roll
    18. Rock and Roll Boogie - Bobby Poe
    19. My Night Off - Glen Pace
    20. Pretty Little Woman
    21. Cut That Out - The Nighthawks
    22. Bitter Feeling - Larry Lee Phillipson & The Westerneers
    23. Little Bitty Mama
    24. Rock and Roll Baby
    25. Shake, Baby Shake - Jesse Lee Turner
    26. Rock and Roll Record Girl - Bobby Poe
    27. Love's No Game - Glenn Reffuse
    28. Rock Ya Baby - Jim McCrory
    29. Linda Lee
    30. Rock and Roll Joys
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 55019

  • Credits

    This collection's first song, "It's Rock & Roll" by Jack Winston, is pretty forgettable, but the second, "Rock the Joint" by Rocky Rhule, and its third, "Pretty Baby" by Jimmy Thurma, get things moving in the right direction, and fast. Jimmy Strayton's "Hot Hot Mama" turns up the temperature considerably; Larry Terry's "Hepcat" keeps the heat on, and even though Ray Whisnant's "Rock That Rhythm" moderates the tempo, it doesn't break the mood of teens with over-saturated hormones and lots of energy to expend on cars and girls. Buck Trail's "Honky Tonk on Second Street" is a lost rock & roll classic in the same mold as Merrill Moore's "House of Blue Lights." Don't ask how the Jerry Lee Lewis-influenced Frank Triolo ever got his "Ice Cream Baby" into ASCAP's roster -- it's as loud a piece of rock & roll as anyone was doing. Lee Dresser's "Beat Out My Love" is a raunchy, screaming sax-driven jewel that just misses classic status with a flat second half. Dwarless Fearsley's name had to be a joke, and "You Talk Too Much" is almost a parody of rock & roll conventions of the middle and late 1950s. "Grandma Rock & Roll" by Gene Sisco is pretty forgettable except as a country novelty tune, but Bobby Poe is a wailing, whooping stuttering lunatic on "Rock & Roll Boogie." Frank Triolo outdoes Jerry Lee Lewis at his own game on "Pretty Little Woman." Glenn Reffuse outdoes them all with "Love's No Game," a loud, raunchy paean to teenage lust. Donnie Bowshire's "Rock & Roll Joys" misses the reckless abandon of the music, and is a strange place to end this collection. ~ Bruce Eder

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