Let the Boogie Woogie Rock'n Roll

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Atlantic was one of the most important labels in the slide from R&B to rock & roll, and this anthology presents 25 tracks, most of them rare and little-known, illustrating the process. A few cuts here and there will be well known to '50s rock fans, like Ray Charles' "Mess Around," the Clovers' "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' but Trash," and Clyde McPhatter's "Let the Boogie Woogie Roll." For the most part, however, even those with a bunch of Atlantic single-artist and multi-artist collections will be missing a bunch of these sides. Atlantic paid more attention to tight arrangements and song quality than even its bigger indie label competitors, insuring that rarity ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Atlantic was one of the most important labels in the slide from R&B to rock & roll, and this anthology presents 25 tracks, most of them rare and little-known, illustrating the process. A few cuts here and there will be well known to '50s rock fans, like Ray Charles' "Mess Around," the Clovers' "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' but Trash," and Clyde McPhatter's "Let the Boogie Woogie Roll." For the most part, however, even those with a bunch of Atlantic single-artist and multi-artist collections will be missing a bunch of these sides. Atlantic paid more attention to tight arrangements and song quality than even its bigger indie label competitors, insuring that rarity comps such as this sound better than ones documenting '50s R&B from other companies. Still, some hunger for variety will be aroused after getting through all of this in one sitting, with a certain predictability to the boogie-fat-backbeat base of the arrangements. There's considerable wit and swing to tracks like Willis "Gator Tail" Jackson & the 4 Gators' "Wine-o-Wine" and Odelle Turner's "Alarm Clock Boogie," though. Tommy Ridgley departs from the formula on "I'm Gonna Cross That River," a 1953 side that recalls early Fats Domino, and the late-'40s tracks by Joe Morris and Frank Culley reflect the jazzier roots of R&B. You also get to hear some little-peeked-into corners of some famous figures' work. LaVern Baker's "Hey Memphis" was an answer record to Elvis Presley's "Little Sister"; Pretty Boy's Little Richard-like "Bip Bop Bip" was actually a young Don Covay under a pseudonym; Young Jessie's "Shuffle in the Gravel" is an obscure Leiber & Stoller production; and "Shooty Booty" is one of Ivory Joe Hunter's shots at the teen rock & roll market. [This U.K. import is not available for sale in North America.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2007
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667171823
  • Catalog Number: 718
  • Sales rank: 127,710

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mess Around - Ray Charles (2:42)
  2. 2 Big Foot May - Hal Paige & the Wailers (2:46)
  3. 3 Alarm Clock Boogie - Odelle Turner (2:34)
  4. 4 Wine-O-Wine - Willis "Gator" Jackson (2:45)
  5. 5 Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash - The Clovers (2:58)
  6. 6 Ee-Til-Ya-Dee @@Tilters (2:41)
  7. 7 Big Mamou Daddy - Carmen Taylor (2:40)
  8. 8 Uh-Huh - George Jackson (2:31)
  9. 9 I'm Gonna Cross That River - Tommy Ridgley (2:55)
  10. 10 Got the Water Boiling - Regals (2:39)
  11. 11 Bump Miss Susie - Joe Turner (2:23)
  12. 12 Let the Boogie Woogie Roll - Clyde McPhatter (2:51)
  13. 13 My Beat Is a 125th Street - Eunice Davis (3:04)
  14. 14 Rhumboogie Jive - Frank Culley (3:18)
  15. 15 As Long as I'm Moving - Ruth Brown & Her Rhythm Makers (2:45)
  16. 16 Beans and Corn Bread (2:56)
  17. 17 Why Oh Why - Frankie Marshall (2:34)
  18. 18 Fanny Lou - Frankie Marshall (2:17)
  19. 19 (Wake Up) Miss Rip Van Winkle @@Tibbs Brothers (2:17)
  20. 20 I'm Going Crazy @@Tibbs Brothers (2:42)
  21. 21 Hey Memphis - LaVern Baker (2:31)
  22. 22 Shuffle in the Gravel - Young Jessie (2:29)
  23. 23 Shooty Booty - Ivory Joe Hunter (2:03)
  24. 24 Bip Bop Bip - Pretty Boy (1:56)
  25. 25 Rock 'N' Roll Espanole @@Taylor, Mad Man & His Piano (2:20)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Ivory Joe Hunter Composer
Mort Shuman Composer
Don Covay Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
George Jackson Composer
Herb Abramson Composer
Ahmet Ertegun Composer
Obie Jessie Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Jesse Stone Composer
Wayne Taylor Composer
Rudy Toombs Composer
Ray Topping Liner Notes
Van "Piano Man" Walls Composer
Hal Paige Composer
Charlie Gillett Liner Notes
Bert Russell Composer
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Carmen Taylor Composer
Willis Carroll Composer
Gerald Wexler Composer
Charles E. Calhoun Composer
Ahmet Nugetre Composer
Aaron Cornelius Composer
Frankie Marshall Composer
Bill Hegner Composer
Odelle Turner Composer
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