Teenage Rock'n Roll Party

Teenage Rock'n Roll Party

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Overview

This 30-track compilation draws the majority of its contents from 1950s-era West Coast and Southern labels both great and small, including selections from Specialty, Modern, Era, Excello, Goldband, and Johnny Otis' Dig label. While labeled a "rock'n'roll party," the majority of contents compiled here are straight-up rockin' R&B: "Old Folks' Boogie," by Al Simmons with Slim Green and the Cats From Fresno, takes John Lee Hooker's "Boogie Chillen" and Junior Parker's "Feelin' Good" and reduces them down to a single riff that's even more elemental than those two bare-bones boogies, if such an artistic notion is possible. Several artists right on the edge between rhythm and blues and rock & roll are featured here, including Little Richard, Larry Williams, Young Jessie, and Richard Berry, and blues artists with some rockin' in their blood get their due here as well with Slim Harpo, Johnny "Guitar" Watson ("Those Lonely Lonely Nights," with its famous one-note solo), and Hop Wilson all making appearances. Honking West Coast sax men Joe Houston and Chuck Higgins contribute a track apiece, while the doo wop side of the equation primarily comes from selections released by the East Coast-based Old Town Records, with the Harptones, Jive 5, and the Cleftones all contributing to the mix. This collection shows considerable depth and breadth, and brings together tracks that seldom make it onto packages like this. Well done.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/1994
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667155526
catalogNumber: 555
Rank: 121297

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Slim Harpo   Track Performer
Wynona Carr   Track Performer
Little Richard   Track Performer
Marvin & Johnny   Track Performer
Larry Williams   Track Performer
Donna Hightower   Track Performer
Richard Berry   Track Performer
Ferrier   Track Performer
Glen Glenn   Track Performer
Joe Houston   Track Performer
Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers   Track Performer
Chuck Higgins   Track Performer
Jeanette Baker   Track Performer
Hop Wilson   Track Performer
Simmons   Track Performer
Johnny "Guitar" Watson   Track Performer
Jimmy Witherspoon   Track Performer
Young Jessie   Track Performer
Tommy McLain   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Slim Harpo   Composer
Jay McShann   Composer
Richard Berry   Composer
Priscilla Bowman   Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Joe Josea   Composer

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