Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop, Vol. 2: More of the Great Songs From Early Rock 'n' Roll

Performers Various Artists

Rhino | December 20, 2001 | Compact Disc

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Audio Remasterer: Bob Fisher .
Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.
Recording information: 02/1956-09/1965.
The aptly titled Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop, Vol. 2: More of the Great Songs From Early Rock 'n' Roll is a limited-edition three-disc box set initially offered as a premium during the Festival 2001/2002 pledge drive for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). As with volume one, this collection offers a well-informed primer in the seminal sounds of the burgeoning rock & roll genre. There are notable distinctions between the two collections, however. This set delves deeper into and at times beyond the standard Top 40 hits, revealing some truly long-lost favorites. While there is no stated continuity to the selections on this compilation, one interesting motif running throughout includes a batch of classic tracks subsequently and notably covered by other artists. Always acknowledged as an early rock & roll nugget, the party anthem "Shout, Part 1" perhaps gained its largest audience nearly two decades after the Isley Brothers' original hit the charts. The call-and-response interaction became the perfect vehicle for Otis Day & the Knights in the film Animal House. The version heard here, however, was a Top Ten hit for Joey Dee & the Starliters in March of 1962. This original reading of "Betty Lou Got a New Pair of Shoes" was Bobby Freeman's follow-up to the smash "Do You Wanna Dance." It was covered to great effect in 1983 by none other than Neil Young backed by the Shocking Pinks. While stylistically somewhat left-of-field for Young, the album Everybody's Rockin' is regarded as his peon to the halcyon days of rock & roll. Others include "Iko Iko," which has been sonically sculpted to fit everyone from Dr. John to the Grateful Dead, whose regular performance repertoire featured lengthy and jammed-out versions lasting upwards of ten minutes. "Sally Go 'Round the Roses" was likewise covered as a psychedelic raga by Grace Slick's merry band of pranksters, the Great Society, prior to her indoctrination into Jefferson Airplane. The three discs in Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop, Vol. 2: More of the Great Songs From Early Rock 'n' Roll are individually housed in separate jewel boxes and accompanied by a 48-page liner note booklet crammed with vintage photos as well as an informative essay from musicologist Bill Dahl. This collection is limited to an edition of 3,000 and is available exclusively via the Rhino HandMade online music salon. Further information can be located at http://www.rhinohandmade.com/RHIP/7805/index.html. ~ Lindsay Planer

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 20, 2001

Genre: Doowop

Style: Oldies

Number of Discs: 3

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Label Name: Rhino

UPC: 603497780525

Found in: Doowop

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Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop, Vol. 2: More of the Great Songs From Early Rock 'n' Roll

Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop, Vol. 2: More of the Great Songs From Early Rock 'n' Roll

Performers Various Artists

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 20, 2001

Genre: Doowop

Style: Oldies

Number of Discs: 3

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Label Name: Rhino

UPC: 603497780525


Title Track Time
1.Shout, Pt. 1 --
2.Betty Lou Got a New Pair of Shoes --
3.Mary Lou --
4.Oo-Hoo --
5.Just One Look --
6.Raindrops --
7.Mountain of Love --
8.Thou Shalt Not Steal --
9.I'm Into Something Good --
10.For Sentimental Reasons --
11.Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby) --
12.I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) --
13.Snap Your Fingers --
14.Here I Stand --
15.I Count the Tears --
16.Moon River --
17.Swinging on a Star --
18.Walkin' Miracle --
19.Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) --
20.Iko Iko --
21.Her Royal Majesty --
22.Hey Little Girl --
1.Gone, Gone, Gone --
2.Cry to Me --
3.Little Bitty Pretty One --
4.Linda Lu --
5.I'm Stickin' With You --
6.From a Jack to a King --
7.Things --
8.If I Had a Hammer --
9.You're No Good --
10.Opportunity --
11.What Kind of Love Is This --
12.Oh-Oh, I'm Falling in Love Again --
13.Deep Purple --
14.Make Me Your Baby --
15.Have You Heard --
16.Party Lights --
17.Chains --
18.Cha-Hua-Hua --
19.Sally Go Round the Roses --
20.Kind of Boy You Can't Forget --
21.Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes) --
22.Walking the Dog --
1.Teenage Rock --
2.Rock and Roll Love --
3.Just a Little Bit --
4.Your Friends --
5.Stormy Weather --
6.Girl of My Best Friend --
7.Jo Jo --
8.Like I Love You --
9.Stick With Me Baby --
10.Baby Take Me Back --
11.My Pink Cadillac --
12.Run Red Run --
13.This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' --
14.I Got a Rocket in My Pocket --
15.Bim Bam Boom --
16.This Is the Night --
17.I'm Alright --
18.So Far Away --
19.Keep Your Hands off My Baby --
20.Runaround --
21.Love Roller Coaster --
22.Everybody's Gonna Rock N' Roll --

Editorial Notes

Audio Remasterer: Bob Fisher .
Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.
Recording information: 02/1956-09/1965.
The aptly titled Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop, Vol. 2: More of the Great Songs From Early Rock 'n' Roll is a limited-edition three-disc box set initially offered as a premium during the Festival 2001/2002 pledge drive for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). As with volume one, this collection offers a well-informed primer in the seminal sounds of the burgeoning rock & roll genre. There are notable distinctions between the two collections, however. This set delves deeper into and at times beyond the standard Top 40 hits, revealing some truly long-lost favorites. While there is no stated continuity to the selections on this compilation, one interesting motif running throughout includes a batch of classic tracks subsequently and notably covered by other artists. Always acknowledged as an early rock & roll nugget, the party anthem "Shout, Part 1" perhaps gained its largest audience nearly two decades after the Isley Brothers' original hit the charts. The call-and-response interaction became the perfect vehicle for Otis Day & the Knights in the film Animal House. The version heard here, however, was a Top Ten hit for Joey Dee & the Starliters in March of 1962. This original reading of "Betty Lou Got a New Pair of Shoes" was Bobby Freeman's follow-up to the smash "Do You Wanna Dance." It was covered to great effect in 1983 by none other than Neil Young backed by the Shocking Pinks. While stylistically somewhat left-of-field for Young, the album Everybody's Rockin' is regarded as his peon to the halcyon days of rock & roll. Others include "Iko Iko," which has been sonically sculpted to fit everyone from Dr. John to the Grateful Dead, whose regular performance repertoire featured lengthy and jammed-out versions lasting upwards of ten minutes. "Sally Go 'Round the Roses" was likewise covered as a psychedelic raga by Grace Slick's merry band of pranksters, the Great Society, prior to her indoctrination into Jefferson Airplane. The three discs in Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop, Vol. 2: More of the Great Songs From Early Rock 'n' Roll are individually housed in separate jewel boxes and accompanied by a 48-page liner note booklet crammed with vintage photos as well as an informative essay from musicologist Bill Dahl. This collection is limited to an edition of 3,000 and is available exclusively via the Rhino HandMade online music salon. Further information can be located at http://www.rhinohandmade.com/RHIP/7805/index.html. ~ Lindsay Planer
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