Foot Stompin'

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Like many a one-hit early rock & roll vocal group, the Flares never came up with anything else to match their sole smash "Foot Stomping Pt. 1" creatively or commercially. So this 26-track collection of 1960-1963 material will be of interest almost solely to serious doo wop collectors, assembling most of the songs from the singles they did for the Felsted and Press labels including the Press single they did under the name the Peppers, adding a few tracks from their 1961 album and three previously unreleased cuts. The Flares were good singers and their records had solid R&B
ock & roll backing with shades of soul, blues, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Like many a one-hit early rock & roll vocal group, the Flares never came up with anything else to match their sole smash "Foot Stomping Pt. 1" creatively or commercially. So this 26-track collection of 1960-1963 material will be of interest almost solely to serious doo wop collectors, assembling most of the songs from the singles they did for the Felsted and Press labels including the Press single they did under the name the Peppers, adding a few tracks from their 1961 album and three previously unreleased cuts. The Flares were good singers and their records had solid R&B
ock & roll backing with shades of soul, blues, and jazz, but they came up against the limitations so common to many second-division groups of the era: their material wasn't that special and also stuck to a formula too often. In the Flares' case, that formula was up-tempo early soul records wedded to a type of dance, whether it was "Hand Clappin'," "Doing the Hully Gully," "Shimmy and Stomp," "The Monkey Walk," or covers of "The Stroll" and "Pony Time." Occasionally they broke away from that pattern, though not with astounding results, as on the contrived two-part novelty "Rock and Roll Heaven" or several cuts that find a female vocalist taking the lead part. Some of the later cuts edge toward a more modern sound akin to early Motown sides by groups like the Contours, though the songs and production weren't as good. The liner notes gamely make sense of the group's complicated and confusing evolution from the '50s doo wop act the Flairs into the related but different early-'60s aggregation of the Flares.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2002
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667184120
  • Catalog Number: 841
  • Sales rank: 276,372

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Foot Stomping, Pt. 1 (2:17)
  2. 2 Hotcha Cha-Cha Brown (2:35)
  3. 3 Loving You (2:50)
  4. 4 Jump and Bump (2:38)
  5. 5 What Do You Want If You Don't Want Love (2:26)
  6. 6 So Fine (2:17)
  7. 7 Dishes (1:58)
  8. 8 Rock and Roll Heaven, Pt. 1 (2:50)
  9. 9 Rock and Roll Heaven, Pt. 2 (2:43)
  10. 10 Doing the Hully Gully (2:03)
  11. 11 Yon He Go (2:35)
  12. 12 Hand Clappin' (2:08)
  13. 13 Shimmy and Stop (2:09)
  14. 14 Make It Be Me (2:49)
  15. 15 Mad House (2:33)
  16. 16 Do It With Me (2:19)
  17. 17 Do It If You Wanna (2:12)
  18. 18 It Wouldn't Be the Same - The Peppers (1:59)
  19. 19 A Little Piece of Paper - The Peppers (2:20)
  20. 20 I Didn't Lose a Doggone Thing - Cookie Jackson (2:22)
  21. 21 Sweets for My Sweet (2:23)
  22. 22 The Stroll (2:55)
  23. 23 Sock Hop (2:06)
  24. 24 Pony Time (AKA the Pony) (2:19)
  25. 25 The Hucklebuck (2:10)
  26. 26 The Monkey Walk (2:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Flares Primary Artist
Plas Johnson Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Red Callender Bass
Rene Hall Guitar
Earl Palmer Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Jeff Lynne Composer
John Berry Composer
Joey Belladonna Composer
Frank Bello Composer
Charlie Benante Composer
Scott Ian Composer
Dan Spitz Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Composer
Bill Millar Liner Notes
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Jerome Doc Pomus Composer
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