Rock On [Ace]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Not many record shops get their own widely available compilation CD, but not many record shops meant as much to as many people as London's Rock On. The fact that its owners also founded Ace Records obviously helped the disc find a good home and caring representatives. Rock On originated as a market stall in Portobello Road and later Soho, then gained its first real storefront in Camden Town; any other contenders for the crown of the first collectors' record shop devoted to rock & roll are very difficult to find. It developed a steady clientele throughout the '70s, and became the store of choice for rock & roll inheritors to find some original sources for the material ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Not many record shops get their own widely available compilation CD, but not many record shops meant as much to as many people as London's Rock On. The fact that its owners also founded Ace Records obviously helped the disc find a good home and caring representatives. Rock On originated as a market stall in Portobello Road and later Soho, then gained its first real storefront in Camden Town; any other contenders for the crown of the first collectors' record shop devoted to rock & roll are very difficult to find. It developed a steady clientele throughout the '70s, and became the store of choice for rock & roll inheritors to find some original sources for the material they were about to cover or become influenced by. Picturesque impressions conveyed in the liner notes include Elvis Costello with armfuls of soul 45s as he was recording Get Happy!!, and Bobby Gillespie scoring a rare Doug Sahm LP. From the evidence of this store sampler, staff-members Ted Carroll and Roger Armstrong loved souped-up American rock and R&B, whether that included original sources or such '60s/'70s inheritors as Dr. Feelgood, the Flamin' Groovies, Roky Erickson, and Peter Holsapple all of whom make appearances. Rarities abound, and the Ace compilers pun intended present a good balance between favorites that are always good to hear Amos Milburn's "Chicken Shack Boogie," Huey "Piano" Smith's "Don't You Just Know It" and plenty of deeper rarities.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2008
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667030526
  • Catalog Number: 1172
  • Sales rank: 274,730

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chicken Shack Boogie (2:31)
  2. 2 Red Hot - Billy Lee Riley (2:30)
  3. 3 Shake Your Hips (2:31)
  4. 4 Bottle to the Baby (2:21)
  5. 5 Brand New Cadillac - Vince Taylor (2:36)
  6. 6 Linda Lu (2:07)
  7. 7 Two Headed Dog - Roky Erickson (3:23)
  8. 8 Baby, I Love You So - Joe Weaver (3:04)
  9. 9 Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way - Waylon Jennings (2:52)
  10. 10 Camel Walk (2:39)
  11. 11 Back in the Night - Dr. Feelgood (3:15)
  12. 12 So Sharp (2:53)
  13. 13 Slow Death (4:20)
  14. 14 It's Better to Have (And Don't Need) - Don Covay (3:08)
  15. 15 Honest Papas Love Their Mamas Better - Fats Domino (2:35)
  16. 16 Lights Out (1:50)
  17. 17 You Little Baby Faced Thing (2:24)
  18. 18 Flumes d'Enfer - Austin Pitre (2:20)
  19. 19 Gloria's Dream (2:13)
  20. 20 Big Black Truck - Peter Holsapple (2:45)
  21. 21 Don't You Just Know It (2:32)
  22. 22 Give Him a Great Big Kiss - The Shangri-Las (2:11)
  23. 23 Slipping and Slidin Sometimes - Link Davis (2:46)
  24. 24 Cast Iron Arm (2:21)
  25. 25 My Babe (2:06)
  26. 26 What Came First - The Egg or the Hen? (2:27)
  27. 27 Marked Deck - Mercy Baby (2:23)
  28. 28 I'm So Glad, I'm So Proud - Link Wray (4:08)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Amos Milburn Composer
Waylon Jennings Composer
Roky Erickson Composer
Charlie Feathers Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
Link Wray Composer
Kim Fowley Composer
Wilko Johnson Composer
Norman Petty Composer
Link Davis Composer
Peter Holsapple Composer
Ike Turner Composer
Cyril Jordan Composer
Roy Loney Composer
James Moore Composer
George "Shadow" Morton Composer
Jim Scott Composer
Billy Wright Composer
Mac Rebennack Composer
Ray Sharpe Composer
Arlester "Dyke" Christian Composer
Ron Holden Composer
Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns Composer
Patrick McCauley Composer
Billy "The Kid" Emerson Composer
Kenny McCloud Composer
Jody Chastain Composer
Seth David Composer
Erskin Watts Composer
Traditional Composer
Joe Weaver Composer
Jerry Huffman Composer
Anne Marie Cullum Composer
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