All Shook Up: A Reggae Tribute to the King

All Shook Up: A Reggae Tribute to the King

     
 

Elvis Presley has always been popular in Jamaica, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s when he was still an active presence on the international pop charts, so Trojan Records undoubtedly had little difficulty coming up with enough cover tracks of Presley songs in their vaults, and while not everything here works aside from its novelty appeal, there are enough little… See more details below

Overview

Elvis Presley has always been popular in Jamaica, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s when he was still an active presence on the international pop charts, so Trojan Records undoubtedly had little difficulty coming up with enough cover tracks of Presley songs in their vaults, and while not everything here works aside from its novelty appeal, there are enough little gems on All Shook Up to make it well worth a listen. Highlights include Sly & Robbie's clanging and chugging production of Chaka Demus & Pliers' take on "Don't Be Cruel," Slim Smith's intimate vocal on "Love Me Tender" (produced by Bunny Lee), Britain's Eugene Paul using his best Sam Cooke voice on "Frankie and Johnny" (which features an interesting rhythm track from producer Sydney Crooks), Lloyd Charmers' nuanced vocal on Kris Kristofferson's "For the Good Times" (Charmers also produced the track), and Junior Byles' magnificent version of "Fever" (produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry at Perry's famous Black Ark studio). Again, not everything here connects, but the tracks that do are pretty revelatory, bringing out new little rhythmic corners in these familiar songs.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/10/2006
Label:
Sanctuary Records
UPC:
0060768054929
catalogNumber:
80549

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Byron Lee   Producer
Elvis Presley   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Duke Reid   Producer
Tom Jans   Composer
Lloyd Campbell   Producer
Lloyd Charmers   Producer
Geoffrey Chung   Producer
Wally Gold   Composer
Neville Hinds   Producer
Bunny Lee   Producer
Willie Lindo   Producer
Lloyd Parks   Producer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Sonia Pottinger   Producer
Aaron Schroeder   Composer
John Davenport   Composer
Laurence Cane-Honeysett   Creative Coordinator
Eddie Cooley   Composer
Sydney Crooks   Producer
Anita Steiman   Composer
Eduardo DeCapua   Composer
Francis Zambon   Composer
Gary Gottleib   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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