The Roots of John Lennon [26 Tracks] [Digipak]

Performers Various Artists

June 30, 2009 | Compact Disc

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Anyone who has ever studied the Beatles knows that John Lennon was the true rocker of the group. While all four members of the band loved early rock & roll; it was Lennon who continually referred to it throughout his career. This Snapper collection from the U.K. offers a killer array of original recordings by many of Lennon's early influences, and tears it up in the process. While many music fans will be familiar with tracks by Little Richard and Carl Perkins, fewer will have ever heard songs by Jimmy McCracklin and Bo Carter. There are a whopping 26 cuts here and each of them is a winner. The sound quality is quite good and so is the price. The bottom line is, Lennon himself would have been hard-pressed to put together a better collection of his own early inspirations. Caveat: Elvis is missing because of RCA's strict licensing policies. ~ Thom Jurek

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Released Date: June 30, 2009

Genre: Rock 'N' Roll

Style: Oldies

UPC: 636551007221

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The Roots of John Lennon [26 Tracks] [Digipak]

The Roots of John Lennon [26 Tracks] [Digipak]

Performers Various Artists

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 30, 2009

Genre: Rock 'N' Roll

Style: Oldies

UPC: 636551007221


Title Track Time
1.Rip It Up - Little Richard --
2.Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins --
3.Be-Bop-a-Lula - Gene Vincent --
4.Long Tall Sally - Little Richard --
5.Bony Moronie - Larry Williams --
6.Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry --
7.C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran --
8.Dizzy Miss Lizzy - Larry Williams --
9.Slippin' and Slidin - Little Richard --
10.You Can't Catch Me - Chuck Berry --
11.Short Fat Fannie - Larry Williams --
12.Ready Teddy - Little Richard --
13.30 Days - Chuck Berry --
14.Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly --
15.Oh! My Soul - Little Richard --
16.My Baby Left Me - Arthur Crudup --
17.That'Ll Be the Day - Buddy Holly & The Crickets --
18.Walk, The - Jimmy McCracklin --
19.Rumble - Link Wray --
20.Woman Love - Gene Vincent --
21.I'M a Man - Bo Diddley --
22.Do You Wanna Dance? - Bobby Freeman --
23.Ain't That a Shame - Fats Domino --
24.Just Because - Lloyd Price --
25.Baby Please Don'T Go - Big Joe Williams --

Editorial Notes

Anyone who has ever studied the Beatles knows that John Lennon was the true rocker of the group. While all four members of the band loved early rock & roll; it was Lennon who continually referred to it throughout his career. This Snapper collection from the U.K. offers a killer array of original recordings by many of Lennon's early influences, and tears it up in the process. While many music fans will be familiar with tracks by Little Richard and Carl Perkins, fewer will have ever heard songs by Jimmy McCracklin and Bo Carter. There are a whopping 26 cuts here and each of them is a winner. The sound quality is quite good and so is the price. The bottom line is, Lennon himself would have been hard-pressed to put together a better collection of his own early inspirations. Caveat: Elvis is missing because of RCA's strict licensing policies. ~ Thom Jurek
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