Mean Mean Daddy

Mean Mean Daddy

     
 
This collection is almost all golden, and what's not gold is purified silver. There are at least a half dozen lost classics here that should be in anyone's collection, beginning with Paul Carnes' "I'm a Mean Mean Daddy," a sleazy, lubricious account of one man's adventures with the opposite sex. Bobby Edwards' "I'm a Long Gone Daddy,"

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This collection is almost all golden, and what's not gold is purified silver. There are at least a half dozen lost classics here that should be in anyone's collection, beginning with Paul Carnes' "I'm a Mean Mean Daddy," a sleazy, lubricious account of one man's adventures with the opposite sex. Bobby Edwards' "I'm a Long Gone Daddy," originally on Ozark Records, almost qualifies as a yodel number. Lee Dorn's "Rockin' Daddy," issued by Ranger Records, by contrast, has an almost early-'60s feel, close in spirit to Bobby Fuller, leading one to wonder if Dorn was a Texas-based rocker and why he didn't keep going into the 1960s. Jack King's Four-Star single "I Just Learned to Rock" sounds exactly like that, and is one of the weaker links in this collection. The disc does sag slightly in the middle with "I Gotta Go" by Johnny Dove, which sounds like second-rate Johnny Horton, and Bobo Baxter's "Flea Circus," a silly number that at least has the virtue of some strong guitar and drum work. But then it picks up again with "Jump from 6 to 6," a supremely raunchy rocker by Al Barkle -- this sounds almost like a live recording, with a dance hall ambience and reverb that's nearly palpable. The only bummer here, Vic Thomas' "You're Gonna Change," is a country number without a lot to recommend it, and it's surrounded by cool rockers like Curley Griffin's "Got Rockin' on My Mind," and Bob Dingus' pure R&B "Somebody's Lovin' My Baby," which could almost pass muster as a lost Joe Turner number, plus Dallas Wilson's western swing flavored "Hi-Steppin' Daddy." Fully seven-eighths of what's here is worth the price of this CD, and it won't be found anywhere else. Just think, in some alternate universe, Elvis Presley is a truck dispatcher nearing retirement in the 1990s and one of these guys -- probably Al Barkle -- is king of rock & roll.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2000
Label:
Buffalo Bop
UPC:
4001043550268
catalogNumber:
55026

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Tracks

  1. I'm A Mean Mean Daddy
  2. I'm a Long Gone Daddy
  3. Wlaking Talking Baby Doll
  4. Rockin' Daddy
  5. Party Line
  6. Just Rockin'
  7. Rock and Roll Country Boy
  8. I Just Learned To Rock
  9. Bumble Rumble
  10. Honey Talk
  11. Sugar Mama (Daddy)
  12. I Gotta Go
  13. Flea Circus
  14. Jumpo from 6 to 6
  15. 55 Chevy
  16. You Gotta Play Fair
  17. Sinful Woman
  18. Fool About You
  19. I Can't Wait Till Saturday Night
  20. Moo Mama Myrick
  21. My Baby's Gone
  22. If You Call That Love
  23. You're Gonna Change
  24. Got Rockin' on My Mind
  25. I'm Gonna Rock Some Too
  26. Money Lovin' My Baby
  27. Somebody's Lovin' My Baby
  28. You'll Never Change Me
  29. Poor Me
  30. Hi-Steppin' Daddy

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