Johnny Rivers Rocks the Folk/Meanwhile Back at the Whisky A-Go-Go

Johnny Rivers Rocks the Folk/Meanwhile Back at the Whisky A-Go-Go

by Johnny Rivers
     
 

Johnny Rivers' two 1965 albums have been released together in a double-disc package. Though neither Meanwhile Back at the Whisky A Go Go or Rockin' the Folk were commercial disappointments, they weren't the singer's most popular records, either. Rivers' first album was also recorded live at the Whisky, so Meanwhile represents something of a…  See more details below

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Johnny Rivers' two 1965 albums have been released together in a double-disc package. Though neither Meanwhile Back at the Whisky A Go Go or Rockin' the Folk were commercial disappointments, they weren't the singer's most popular records, either. Rivers' first album was also recorded live at the Whisky, so Meanwhile represents something of a homecoming. Since Rivers is essentially an interpretive singer, a live album suits his talents well -- it features a set list that isn't plagued by filler and a tight, energetic backing band. Because of this, Meanwhile is the better record of the pair. Rockin' the Folk has its moments, but many of these folk songs aren't as compelling as Rivers' rock and pop covers. It does have its moments -- such as the minor hit "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" -- but there are too many weak moments to make the record interesting for anyone but dedicated fans. Then again, only dedicated fans will have the need to purchase this double-disc set.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/1996
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261202994
catalogNumber:
299
Rank:
33785

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Rivers   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Joe Osborn   Bass
Mickey Jones   Drums

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
Donovan   Composer
Nat Adderley   Composer
Dale Hawkins   Composer
Oscar Brown   Composer
Alan Lomax   Arranger,Adaptation
Lou Adler   Producer,Liner Notes,Author
John Bahler   Arranger,Adaptation
Brian Holland   Composer
Bones Howe   Engineer
Stan Lewis   Composer
Johnny Rivers   Arranger,Adaptation
Guy Webster   Original Cover Photography
Andrew Wickham   Liner Notes,Author
John Tobler   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
Eleanor Broadwater   Composer

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