Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight: Juke Joint Johnny

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Red Sovine's 2012 installment in Bear Family's ongoing country boogie & rockabilly series is called Juke Joint Johnny after the 1957 single that may be the high-water mark for Sovine's wild side. The other 30 songs on this cracking little compilation usually follow this path, collecting jumping, swinging boogie he cut in the '50s for MGM and Decca, songs that are a far cry from the honky tonk and truck-driving anthems that brought Sovine fame in the late '60s and '70s (Ace's 2005 compilation of this period is called Honky Tonks, Truckers & Tears, which gives you an idea how these singles are perceived). There are a fair number of weepers and shuffles in ...
See more details below
CD
$33.24
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$34.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (2) from $13.21   
  • New (2) from $13.21   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Red Sovine's 2012 installment in Bear Family's ongoing country boogie & rockabilly series is called Juke Joint Johnny after the 1957 single that may be the high-water mark for Sovine's wild side. The other 30 songs on this cracking little compilation usually follow this path, collecting jumping, swinging boogie he cut in the '50s for MGM and Decca, songs that are a far cry from the honky tonk and truck-driving anthems that brought Sovine fame in the late '60s and '70s (Ace's 2005 compilation of this period is called Honky Tonks, Truckers & Tears, which gives you an idea how these singles are perceived). There are a fair number of weepers and shuffles in the vein of Hank Williams -- Sovine was an adept mimic of Hank's phrasing, something he played to his advantage later on his hits -- but a good chunk of the sides here are jubilant country boogie, Red riding the rhythm with an evident grin on his face. "Juke Joint Johnny" is the place where it gets wildest thanks in no small part to the crackling, kinetic guitar, but he sounds supremely sly lying back on the shuffle "Wild Beating Heart," exuberant on "Don't Drop It" and "How Do You Think I Feel" (later to be covered by Elvis Presley in a very similar arrangement), barrels through Gene & Eunice's R&B rocker "Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So)" and gets thick and swampy on "The Cajun Queen." Very little of this material has shown up on CD -- the breakthrough "Why Baby Why," which he cut with Webb Pierce just after George Jones released his original (the pair wound up besting Possum on the charts) often pops up -- so this is valuable historically but better still, this is simply thoroughly entertaining: Sovine may still have been finding his commercial niche but as he tried on different styles he not only demonstrated his diversity but he cut some of his most lasting music.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2012
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127172686
  • Catalog Number: 2717268
  • Sales rank: 365,539

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Red Sovine Primary Artist, Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Chet Atkins Guitar
Floyd Cramer Piano
Goldie Hill Vocals
Owen Bradley Piano
Ray Edenton Guitar
Hoyt Hawkins Vocals
Ernest Ernie Newton Bass
Webb Pierce Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Henry Strzelecki Bass
Farris Coursey Drums
Hugh Gordon Stoker Vocals
Thomas Lee Jackson Jr. Fiddle
Neal Matthews Jr. Vocals
Allen Dale Potter Fiddle
Walter L. "Hank Sugarfoot" Garland Guitar
Ike Inman Bass
Basil "Sonny" Burnette Jr. Steel Guitar
Thomas Grady Martin Guitar
Floyd T. Lightnin' Chance Bass
Charles R. "Charlie" McCoy Harmonica
Harold Ray Bradley Guitar
Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. Drums
Cecil Bailey Baritone Saxophone
Ted Rains Guitar
Raymond C. Walker Jr. Vocals
Technical Credits
Chet Atkins Producer
George Jones Composer
Buck Owens Composer
Red Sovine Composer
Merle Travis Composer
The Jordanaires Vocal Group
Roger Miller Composer
Lattie Moore Composer
Leon Payne Composer
Owen Bradley Producer
Terry Fell Composer
Webb Pierce Composer
Fred Rose Composer
Wayne Walker Composer
Hank Williams Composer
Benny Barnes Composer
Curly Kinsey Composer
Terry Shand Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Stefan Kohne Reissue Producer
Eunice Levy Composer
Dee Marais Composer
Robert Riley Composer
Ben Trace Composer
Jim Amadeo Composer
Buddy Dee Composer
Pat Twitty Composer
Clem Watts Composer
Forest Wilson Composer
Happy Wilson Composer
Christian Zwarg Mastering
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Don Grashey Composer
Jimmy Dale Composer
Ed Lay Composer
Myrna Petrunka Composer
Red Hayes Composer
Gabe Tucker Composer
Jake Porter Composer
Tommy Coley Composer
Fred Shoemaker Composer
Randy Fox Liner Notes, Biographical Information
Frank Decker Composer
Dick Spottwood Illustrations
Dave Miller Composer
Darrell Haden Composer
Kenny Manges Composer
Joseph Raffsale Jr. Composer
Joab Jones Composer
Jimmie Eaton Composer
Sam Martin Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously