Rockin' Legends Pay Tribute to Jack White

Rockin' Legends Pay Tribute to Jack White

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Overview

The "legends" of Cleopatra Records' 2013 collection Rockin' Legends Pay Tribute to Jack White may not really qualify as legends, at least to the general public. Sure, some might recognize Wanda Jackson -- who has been produced by the man himself -- but Sonny Burgess, Robert Gordon, Johnny Powers, and Rosie Flores are big names only to hardcore rockabilly cats, while Gary U.S. Bonds and Bobby Vee are staples of oldies radio, not the kind of acts that carry a certain legendary mystique. These are recognizable names, though. The rest of the artists on the collection are obscure, reflecting both the budget and profile Cleopatra had to worth with here. This doesn't necessarily mean that the compilation is bad, but at times the enthusiasm contradicts the meaning of the songs: Burgess just raves it up through "Steady as She Goes," and there may be no other singer as characteristically ill-suited for the simmering spite of "Salute Your Solution" as Gary U.S. Bonds. Elsewhere, "I'm Shakin'" gets adopted as a Jack original, but Big Jay McNeely performs it like he only knows Little Willie John, and Vee sleepwalks through "We're Going to Be Friends," leaving such unknowns as Knox, Rejected Youth Nation, and the Dirt Daubers to deliver the most spirited moments here.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/2013
Label: Cleopatra
UPC: 0741157064728
catalogNumber: 647
Rank: 161003

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rosie Flores   Guitar,Vocals
Gary "U.S." Bonds   Vocals
Sonny Burgess   Guitar,Vocals
Wanda Jackson   Vocals
Bobby Vee   Vocals
Big Jay McNeely   Saxophone,Vocals
Chris Spedding   Guitar
Robert Gordon   Vocals
Knox   Vocals
Johnny Powers   Vocals
Joe Clay   Vocals
Jürgen Engler   Bass,Guitar
Jimmy Lester   Drums
Walter Lure   Guitar
Greg Townson   Guitar
Nik Turner   Saxophone
Peter Curry   Bass
W.S. Holland   Drums
Eddie Angel   Guitar
Jake Guralnick   Guitar
Bobby Crafford   Bass,Background Vocals
Brendan Ryan   Electric Bass
Patricia Vonne   Castanets,Background Vocals
Chris Casello   Guitar
Matt Pierce   Guitar
Nicky Garratt   Guitar
Johnny D'Artenay   Acoustic Bass
Colonel J.D. Wilkes   Harmonica,Vocals
Shooter Jennings   Guitar
Chris Sprague   Drums
Jessica Wilkes   Upright Bass
Eric C. Hughes   Drums
Kern Kennedy   Piano
Chris Lietz   Drums
Jason Willer   Drums
Jim Aldridge   Harp,Background Vocals
Rod Hamdallah   Guitar
Preston Corn   Drums
Jeff Piccinni   Bass

Technical Credits

Rosie Flores   Arranger,Producer
Robert Gordon   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Jürgen Engler   Producer
John Rainey   Producer
Rudy Toombs   Composer
Straitjackets   Producer
Jake Guralnick   Producer
Brendan Benson   Composer
John Lappen   Artist Relations
Omari Neville   Producer
Mindy Mitchell   Artist Relations
Dave Thompson   Liner Notes
Jack White   Composer
Shooter Jennings   Producer
Scott McEwen   Engineer
David Troia   Engineer
Jeff Knutson   Engineer
Wes Henley   Engineer
Chris Lietz   Producer
Candice Houley   Graphic Design,Layout
Eamonn Aitken   Engineer
Thomas Cabot   Engineer
Denver Broncos UK   Producer,Engineer

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