Rockin' Daddy

Rockin' Daddy

by Eddie Bond
     
 

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Rockin' Daddy presents two discs of Eddie Bond's complete recordings from 1955 through 1962. The first disc includes Bond's ten classic rockabilly numbers surrounded by his early country sides, and makes a great extended album, capturing both sides of his work in the first flourish of his youth. But it's the second disc, which covers Bond's 1962-vintage…  See more details below

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Rockin' Daddy presents two discs of Eddie Bond's complete recordings from 1955 through 1962. The first disc includes Bond's ten classic rockabilly numbers surrounded by his early country sides, and makes a great extended album, capturing both sides of his work in the first flourish of his youth. But it's the second disc, which covers Bond's 1962-vintage recordings released by Sun, that is the surprise. This should be the less interesting and important disc, because he's slowed down as a maturing artist in his late twenties, and is doing an album's worth of gospel numbers -- but the music is as exciting as the earlier stuff, in a different way. His performances of the religious songs ("Just a Closer Walk With Thee," "Will I Be Lost or Will I Be Saved," etc.) are surprisingly straightforward and non-melodramatic, making it all exceptionally appealing when compared with the overwhelming seriousness of most country religious songs of the era. He does the most driving (really hard-rocking) version of "I Saw the Light" that anyone has ever heard, one that gets the listener not only wanting to sing along but tap his foot as well. Equally important, the playing on these numbers is as fresh as his best stuff from the '50s, only a little slower, which is why his remake of "Rockin' Daddy" is pretty cool, if not the groundbreaking effort that the 1956 version was. There are also surprises in the instrumentation throughout -- the late-'50s country stuff on disc one features some of the best, most understated saxophone you'll ever hear on a country session, and organist Jimmy Smith, playing on the religious stuff, manages to be both reverent and lively. Cool all the way through.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2008
Label:
Stompertime Uk
UPC:
5024620110111
catalogNumber:
1

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Double Duty Lovin'
  2. Talking Off The Wall
  3. Love Makes A Fool (Everyday)
  4. Your Eyes
  5. I Got A Woman
  6. Rockin' Daddy
  7. Slip, Slip, Slippin' In
  8. Baby, Baby, Baby (What Am I Gonna Do)
  9. Flip, Flop Mama
  10. Boppin' Bonnie
  11. You're Part Of Me
  12. King On Your Throne
  13. They Say We're Too Young
  14. Backslidin'
  15. Love, Love, Love
  16. Lovin' You, Lovin' You
  17. Hershey Bar
  18. One Step Closer To You
  19. Show Me
  20. Broke My Guitar
  21. This Old Heart Of Mine
  22. Show Me

Disc 2

  1. One More Memory
  2. I Can't Quit
  3. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
  4. (Back Home Again In) Indiana
  5. They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
  6. The Day I Found You
  7. Standing In The Window
  8. Back Street Affair
  9. Our Secret Rendezvous
  10. Your Eyes
  11. Double Duty Lovin'
  12. I'd Just Be Fool Enough (To Fall)
  13. You Nearly Lose Your Mind
  14. I Thought I Heard You Call My Name
  15. Big Boss Man
  16. Rockin' Daddy
  17. In My Solitude
  18. Most Of All I Want To See Jesus
  19. Where Could I Go But To The Lord
  20. Satisfied
  21. When They Ring Those Golden Bells
  22. If We Never Meet Again
  23. Will I Be Lost Or Will I Be Saved
  24. Just a Closer Walk With Thee
  25. Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour
  26. I Saw The Light
  27. Letter To God
  28. Precious Memories
  29. Hallelujah Way

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