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Rock Baby Rock It: 1955-1960

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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Johnny Carroll's 1956 recording of "Wild Wild Women," with its lean rockabilly arrangement and exciting vocal performance that owes little debt to Elvis Presley, is one of the greatest early rock & roll singles. Unfortunately, the record wasn't a hit and Carroll bounced from label to label without much success, making a little rockabilly and several Gene Vincent-style rockers along the way. Rock Baby Rock It: 1955-1960 is a complete summary of Carroll's early career, beginning with a generous helping of hot but rough demos made in 1955 and continuing through his complete recordings for Decca, Warner Bros., and Sun Records. The collection wraps up with a novelty single ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Johnny Carroll's 1956 recording of "Wild Wild Women," with its lean rockabilly arrangement and exciting vocal performance that owes little debt to Elvis Presley, is one of the greatest early rock & roll singles. Unfortunately, the record wasn't a hit and Carroll bounced from label to label without much success, making a little rockabilly and several Gene Vincent-style rockers along the way. Rock Baby Rock It: 1955-1960 is a complete summary of Carroll's early career, beginning with a generous helping of hot but rough demos made in 1955 and continuing through his complete recordings for Decca, Warner Bros., and Sun Records. The collection wraps up with a novelty single recorded by his backing band, the Spinners; a pair of indie label waxings; and the four songs Carroll performed in the 1957 film Rock, Baby, Rock It. The half-dozen Decca recordings, including "Wild Wild Women," are the essential cuts and have been anthologized elsewhere, but exemplary rockers are scattered throughout the track list. It is a shame that Decca didn't record Carroll more, but the work he did in those two days has given him a reputation among rockabilly aficionados that has only grown.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1996
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051159283
  • Catalog Number: 15928

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hearts of Stone (1:38)
  2. 2 Why Cry (2:46)
  3. 3 Love Is A Merry Go Round (1:55)
  4. 4 Stingy Thing (2:07)
  5. 5 Crazy Little Mama (2:09)
  6. 6 Sexy Ways (1:58)
  7. 7 Cut Out (1:55)
  8. 8 You Two Timed Me Two Times Too Often (2:12)
  9. 9 You Made Me Love You (2:28)
  10. 10 Hot Rock (2:17)
  11. 11 Rock 'n' Roll Ruby (2:54)
  12. 12 Wild Wild Women (2:02)
  13. 13 Corrina Corrina (2:38)
  14. 14 Crazy Crazy Lovin' (2:17)
  15. 15 Trying To Get To You (2:35)
  16. 16 That's the Way I Love (2:36)
  17. 17 I'll Wait (2:29)
  18. 18 Rock Baby Rock It (2:23)
  19. 19 Swing (2:28)
  20. 20 The Bandstand Doll (2:33)
  21. 21 Sugar (2:16)
  22. 22 Lost Without You (2:23)
  23. 23 Rag Mop (2:17)
  24. 24 Little Otis (1:47)
  25. 25 Trudy (1:56)
  26. 26 Run Come See (2:07)
  27. 27 Sally Ann (1:34)
  28. 28 The Run Come See (2:09)
  29. 29 Crazy Crazy Lovin' (1:54)
  30. 30 Wild Wild Women (2:02)
  31. 31 You Made Me Love You (2:01)
  32. 32 Rockin' Maybelle (1:46)
  33. 33 Sugar Baby (3:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Carroll Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
George Jones Drums
Grady Martin Guitar
Harold Bradley Guitar
Owen Bradley Piano
Marvin Montgomery Mandolin
Artie Glenn Bass
Juvez Gomez Drums
Grady Owen Bass, Bass Guitar
Howard Reed Guitar
Dude Cohn Drums
Bill Hennen Piano
Billy Buntin Bass
Royce McAffe Drums
Jay Salem Guitar
Technical Credits
John Hicks Producer
Bob Jones Reissue Producer, Mastering, Metal Transfers
David Travis Illustrations, Tape Research
Bill Millar Contributor, Biographical Information, Biographical Notes
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer, Discographical Information
Adam Komorowski Discographical Information
Gady Maag Illustrations
Dave Travis Illustrations, Tape Research
Sven T. Uhrmann Artwork
Paul Cohen Producer
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