Crazy 'Bout an Automobile

Crazy 'Bout an Automobile

     
 
From Jackie Brenston's "Rocket 88" to the Beach Boys' "Little Deuce Coupe" to Prince's "Little Red Corvette" to R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)," the car song has for decades remained a staple of popular music. Both the literal and the metaphorical meanings

Overview

From Jackie Brenston's "Rocket 88" to the Beach Boys' "Little Deuce Coupe" to Prince's "Little Red Corvette" to R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)," the car song has for decades remained a staple of popular music. Both the literal and the metaphorical meanings of the automobile have proven remarkably adaptable and relevant over the years, remaining an iconic shorthand for themes of wealth, sex, and freedom whether the music in question is rockabilly or rap. Crazy 'Bout an Automobile casts its particular net over material dating from the late '50s and early '60s, and if the sheer volume of tracks and the overall quality of the set are accurate indicators, then the period in question was the car song's heyday -- virtually every make and model of auto seems celebrated via its own theme music, all of it wonderfully emblematic of the early rock & roll era. Highlights include Charlie Ryan and the Timberline Riders' "Hot Rod Lincoln," the Delicates' "Black and White Thunderbird," the Mar-Keys' "Hot Rod," and Gene Vincent's eerily prophetic "Why Don't You People Learn to Drive."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/2004
Label:
Ace Records Uk
UPC:
0029667199025
catalogNumber:
990
Rank:
53138

Tracks

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Vernon Green   Composer
Brian Wilson   Composer
Bill McAdoo   Composer
Scotty Mckay   Composer
Billy Mure   Composer
Jan Berry   Composer
Jackie Brenston   Composer
James Cason   Composer
George "Shadow" Morton   Composer
Nelson Riddle   Composer
Clyde Otis   Composer
Winfield Scott   Composer
Jackie Sharp   Composer
John "Bucky" Wilkin   Composer
Charlie Ryan   Composer
Peggy Santiglia   Composer
Arnie Ginsburg   Composer
Dean Torrence   Composer
Billy "The Kid" Emerson   Composer
Rob Finnis   Liner Notes
Phil Smee   Cover Design
Dootsie Williams   Composer
James Noble   Composer
Michael Love   Composer
Carol Connors   Composer
Elliot Carpenter   Composer
Vince Taylor   Composer
Roger Christian   Composer
John Kruse   Composer

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