Rockin' From Coast to Coast, Vol. 3

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Like the previous volumes in the Rockin' From Coast to Coast series, this is heavily populated by obscure, raucous, at times raw rockabilly and rock & roll from the late 1950s and early 1960s. There are 26 tracks here, in fact, and other than Mickey & Sylvia, the Fendermen, and Don Covay represented by a 1958 single on which he sounds like Little Richard, none of the artists are well-known, though those with deeper-than-average-'50s rock collections might know a little about Kid Thomas, Elroy Dietzel, Ted Taylor, and Hank Mizell. If it's the best early rock & roll you're after -- even if it's the best rare early rock & roll you're after -- you're ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Like the previous volumes in the Rockin' From Coast to Coast series, this is heavily populated by obscure, raucous, at times raw rockabilly and rock & roll from the late 1950s and early 1960s. There are 26 tracks here, in fact, and other than Mickey & Sylvia, the Fendermen, and Don Covay represented by a 1958 single on which he sounds like Little Richard, none of the artists are well-known, though those with deeper-than-average-'50s rock collections might know a little about Kid Thomas, Elroy Dietzel, Ted Taylor, and Hank Mizell. If it's the best early rock & roll you're after -- even if it's the best rare early rock & roll you're after -- you're better off with numerous other compilations. But this anthology isn't geared toward that kind of collector; it's more for fanatics who might admit that Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Chuck Berry really were better than the hordes of no-names who tried to ape them, but love the style so much that they want to get as much of it as they can. You'll find plenty of derivative cuts of hotfoot-strength intensity here, and the imitative qualities are sometimes blatant. Jamie Coe tries his damnedest to re-create Berry's "Sweet Little Sixteen" on the Bobby Darin-penned "Summer Symphony," for instance, but aside the fact that he's white he's no more a Chuck Berry than Dan Quayle was John F. Kennedy. And as is often the case in these groupings, it's the song by the most famous artist -- Mickey & Sylvia's torrid "No Good Lover," which has been easily available on Mickey & Sylvia compilations -- that makes by far the deepest impression. It's not all forgettable, though, particularly when it strays off the Presley-Little Richard path. Shirley Cadell sounds like a blend of Brenda Lee and Wanda Jackson on "The Big Bounce," for instance, and Mary Petti sounds like Brenda Lee going really wild on her 1962 single "Hey, Lawdy Lawdy" issued not on an independent, as so many such efforts were, but on the giant RCA. Flash Terry leads off "Cool It" with a truly hair-raising scream, and Bobby Verne's Gene Vincent-like "Red Hot Car" 1969 sounds better and more coolly menacing than most of the stuff Vincent himself was putting out by the early '60s. The disc even goes beyond the "Coast to Coast" boundaries to include a 1958 single cut in Britain by an African-American female singer, Bertice Reading, along with a pretty dispensable Jerry Lee Lewis knock-off "Shake Baby Shake" by Australian Johnny O'Keefe. The biggest find for collectors, though, is the Fendermen's original 1960 version of their hit "Muleskinner Blues" on the Cuca label the track that became the hit was a re-recording for another company, though as it happens, the original is extremely similar to their more famous Top Ten rendition. You'd have to pay a lot more for the original 45 than you will for this CD, though -- an observation that probably holds true for most or all of the rarities on this release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2004
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667198523
  • Catalog Number: 985
  • Sales rank: 203,779

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Froggy Went a Courting - Danny Dell (2:43)
  2. 2 Strollie Bun @@Blonde Bomber (2:20)
  3. 3 Cool It @@Flash Terry (1:40)
  4. 4 Rock'n'Bones - Elroy Dietzel & The Rhythm Bandits (1:58)
  5. 5 Summertime Symphony - Jamie Coe (2:20)
  6. 6 The Big Bounce @@Shirley Cadell (2:14)
  7. 7 No Good Lover - Mickey & Sylvia (2:55)
  8. 8 I'm Gonna Tell - George Fleming (2:16)
  9. 9 Sunglasses After Dark - Dwight "Whitey" Pullen (2:11)
  10. 10 Too Much Loving (Going On) (2:27)
  11. 11 Hey Doll Baby @@Pat Kelly (1:57)
  12. 12 Big Fat Sally @@Ronnie & Roy (2:14)
  13. 13 Rock Baby, Rock - Bertice Reading (2:20)
  14. 14 Believe It or Not - Don Covay (2:34)
  15. 15 Rockin' This Joint To-Nite - Kid Thomas (1:57)
  16. 16 Uncle John @@Tieken, Freddie & The Rockers (2:12)
  17. 17 Shake Baby Shake @@O'Keefe, Johnny & The Deejays (2:09)
  18. 18 Shook Shake (Like a Big Mix Cake) - Ken Davis (2:02)
  19. 19 I'm Ready - Hank Mizell (2:24)
  20. 20 Your Line Was Busy - Big Bob (1:52)
  21. 21 My Baby Loves to Rock - Del Reeves (1:57)
  22. 22 Hey Lawdy Lawdy @@Mary Petti (2:07)
  23. 23 Everywhere I Go - Ted Taylor (2:04)
  24. 24 Rockin' Blues @@Del-Tones (1:56)
  25. 25 Red Hot Car @@Bobby Verney (2:34)
  26. 26 Muleskinner Blues - The Fendermen (2:21)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Bobby Darin Composer
Mickey Baker Composer
Hank Mizell Composer
Ted Taylor Composer
Del Reeves Composer
Kenny Davis Composer
Don Carter Composer
George Fleming Composer
Don Randolph Composer
Doc Holiday Composer
David Clowney Composer
Ray Hutchinson Composer
Gilles Tailleur Composer
Sylvia Vanderpool Composer
Bobby Verne Composer
Bertice Reading Composer
Rob Finnis Annotation
Duncan Cowell Mastering
James Noble Composer
Jack Rhodes Composer
Walter Rhodes Composer
George Vaughn Composer
Traditional Composer
Stuart Wiener Composer
Jackie Leonard Composer
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