King Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Founded in Cincinnati in 1943 by one Syd Nathan, King Records originated as a vehicle for country music, but in the years following World War II the label moved into R&B and rock & roll. Classic hits like Wynonie Harris' "Good Rockin' Tonight," Billy Ward & the Dominoes' "Sixty-Minute Man," and Little Willie John's "Fever" not only established King among the dominant R&B labels in the nation, but also made it pivotal in the evolution of rock & roll. When James Brown signed to the Federal subsidiary in 1956, the company's towering position in American pop music history was assured, but the hits and the Hall-of-Famers tell only part of the King story. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Founded in Cincinnati in 1943 by one Syd Nathan, King Records originated as a vehicle for country music, but in the years following World War II the label moved into R&B and rock & roll. Classic hits like Wynonie Harris' "Good Rockin' Tonight," Billy Ward & the Dominoes' "Sixty-Minute Man," and Little Willie John's "Fever" not only established King among the dominant R&B labels in the nation, but also made it pivotal in the evolution of rock & roll. When James Brown signed to the Federal subsidiary in 1956, the company's towering position in American pop music history was assured, but the hits and the Hall-of-Famers tell only part of the King story. During the late '50s and early '60s, the label was a hotbed of raw, piledriving rock & roll, and although none of the singles on King Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2 enjoyed a commercial impact comparable to King's most legendary releases, their consistency and quality are typically top-notch. This second volume in Ace's superb King series compiles still more of these singles, many of them making their CD debut and at least one cut -- Little Willie John's "Leave My Kitten Alone" -- ranking among the certified classics of its time. Additional highlights include Bill Doggett's original "Honky Tonk," Donnie Elbert's "Let's Do the Stroll," and Hank Ballard's "Sugaree."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2005
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667009621
  • Catalog Number: 1051
  • Sales rank: 202,717

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rockin' Pheumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu - The Orchestra (2:21)
  2. 2 Let's Do the Stroll (2:12)
  3. 3 Itchy Twitchy Feeling - The Swallows (2:20)
  4. 4 Sugaree - The Midnighters (2:54)
  5. 5 Davy, You Upset My Home (2:38)
  6. 6 Have Mercy Baby (2:56)
  7. 7 Don' Wake Up the Kids - Otis Williams & the Charms (2:41)
  8. 8 So Good, So Fine, You're Mine - Roy & Gloria (2:03)
  9. 9 Leave My Kitten Alone (Take 3) - Little Willie John (2:35)
  10. 10 Daddy Rolling Stone - The Midnighters (2:49)
  11. 11 Walkin' With Mr. Lee (2:24)
  12. 12 Return of Stagolee (2:41)
  13. 13 Honky Tonk - Bill Doggett (2:27)
  14. 14 Leona (2:23)
  15. 15 Love Is Strange - Luther (2:46)
  16. 16 She's Mine (2:23)
  17. 17 Two Hearts '61 - Otis Williams & the Charms (2:39)
  18. 18 Red River Valley Rock - The Globetrotters (2:13)
  19. 19 Dance With Me Georgie (2:06)
  20. 20 Believe It or Not (2:02)
  21. 21 Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) - The Charms (2:32)
  22. 22 Honkey Tonk - Bill Doggett (2:47)
  23. 23 Let's Rock While the Rockin's Good - Little Willie John (2:16)
  24. 24 Broadway - The Midnighters (3:12)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Mickey Baker Composer
Donnie Elbert Composer
Ellas McDaniel Composer
Gene Redd Arranger
Sylvia Robinson Composer
Billy Ward Composer
Kelly Owens Composer
Tony Rounce Annotation
Eddie Cooley Composer
Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns Composer
Rose Marks Composer
Traditional Composer
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