Countdown to Love

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
If jazz musicians can honor the past and be called "classicist" instead of "dated," is there any reason why rock and R&B artists cannot do the same? Of course not. And Kenny Vance & the Planotones honor the past with consistently worthwhile results on Countdown to Love, a 49-minute CD that came out in 2007 but generally salutes '50s doo wop. Countdown to Love is not the work of doo wop purists; a few of the tracks are more '60s-sounding than '50s-sounding. Vance offers a big dose of doo wop (including performances of the Drifters' "There Goes My Baby" and Rosie & the Originals' "Angel Baby"), but he also embraces the Burt Bacharach/Hal David favorite "Anyone ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
If jazz musicians can honor the past and be called "classicist" instead of "dated," is there any reason why rock and R&B artists cannot do the same? Of course not. And Kenny Vance & the Planotones honor the past with consistently worthwhile results on Countdown to Love, a 49-minute CD that came out in 2007 but generally salutes '50s doo wop. Countdown to Love is not the work of doo wop purists; a few of the tracks are more '60s-sounding than '50s-sounding. Vance offers a big dose of doo wop (including performances of the Drifters' "There Goes My Baby" and Rosie & the Originals' "Angel Baby"), but he also embraces the Burt Bacharach/Hal David favorite "Anyone Who Had a Heart" (which was a major hit for Dionne Warwick in 1963). The alliance of Bacharach/David and Warwick became profitable a few years after the heyday of doo wop, not before. Nonetheless, doo wop is the album's primary focus -- and besides, "Anyone Who Had a Heart" climbed the charts at a time when the '60s still felt a lot like the '50s. Historians equate the '60s with social, political, and artistic upheaval, but it was during the late '60s (as opposed to the early to mid-'60s) that the most dramatic upheaval came about in the United States and Canada as well as Great Britain. The Beatles, let's not forget, started out performing Little Richard and Chuck Berry songs but ended up becoming major contributors to psychedelic rock, and Countdown to Love is an album that celebrates the pre-psychedelic days of rock and R&B. There is a lot to enjoy on Vance's inspired homage to the '50s and -- to a lesser degree -- the early to mid-'60s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2007
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431696521
  • Catalog Number: 6965
  • Sales rank: 61,466

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Really Love You (2:42)
  2. 2 You Cheated (2:33)
  3. 3 Jeannie (2:22)
  4. 4 Twilight (3:13)
  5. 5 Miss Annie (2:51)
  6. 6 Why Do You Have to Go (3:39)
  7. 7 Louie Louie (3:13)
  8. 8 Girl in My Dreams (3:41)
  9. 9 The Way You Look Tonight (3:30)
  10. 10 Anyone Who Had a Heart (4:08)
  11. 11 There Goes My Baby (2:33)
  12. 12 Angel Baby (3:35)
  13. 13 Darling Lorraine (3:02)
  14. 14 Countdown to Love (3:15)
  15. 15 Twilight (3:07)
  16. 16 My Girlfriend (1:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Vance & The Planotones Primary Artist
Kenny Vance Indexed Contributor, Background Vocals
Andy Burton Piano, Keyboards
James Campagnola Saxophone
Eddie Hokenson Background Vocals
Bobby Jay Bass (Vocal)
Jay Leslie Saxophone
Johnny Gale Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Bobby Jay and the Hawks Bass (Vocal)
Brian 'School Bus' Posner Hand Clapping
Jay Leslie Saxophone
Tony Gallino Drums
Technical Credits
Richard Berry Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Kenny Vance Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Jerome Kern Composer
Hal David Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Lou Gimenez Engineer
Kenny Martin Composer
Jesse Powell Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Marty Joe Kupersmith Composer
George Treadwell Composer
Don Burch Composer
Julius McMichael Composer
Esther Navarro Composer
Scott Hull Mastering
Johnny Gale Arranger, Producer, Audio Production, Duet
Steve Stanley Tray Photo
Joe Josea Composer
Jules Taub Composer
Sam Ling Composer
Leroy Swearingen Composer
Rosemary Gallagher Composer
Paul Winley Composer
Ben Frazier Composer
Donald Travis Composer
Lover Patterson Composer
Ricky Jackson Composer
Benjamin Nelson Composer
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