Ronnie McDowell with Bill Pinkney's Original Drifters

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Any project that finds a playful version of The Little Mermaid's "Kiss the Girl" appropriate is obviously something conceived in a tropical wonderland. Veteran country singer Ronnie McDowell takes a break from the honky tonkin' and teams up with the legendary doo wop-era group the Drifters to create a fun, reggae-influenced trip down to the islands that takes a few detours through the history of rock & roll. Classics include "Honey Love" and a moody rendering of "For Your Precious Love," while McDowell's own sense of novelty songwriting leads to the inspired "I Wanna Shag With You" and "Boardwalk Girl." The closing number, "Shama Lama Ding Dong," blends the best of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Any project that finds a playful version of The Little Mermaid's "Kiss the Girl" appropriate is obviously something conceived in a tropical wonderland. Veteran country singer Ronnie McDowell takes a break from the honky tonkin' and teams up with the legendary doo wop-era group the Drifters to create a fun, reggae-influenced trip down to the islands that takes a few detours through the history of rock & roll. Classics include "Honey Love" and a moody rendering of "For Your Precious Love," while McDowell's own sense of novelty songwriting leads to the inspired "I Wanna Shag With You" and "Boardwalk Girl." The closing number, "Shama Lama Ding Dong," blends the best of the two worlds together.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/17/2002
  • Label: Curb Mod Afw
  • UPC: 715187874923
  • Catalog Number: 78749
  • Sales rank: 85,575

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Honey Love - Bill Pinkney & the Original Drifters (2:34)
  2. 2 Don't Let Go - Bill Pinkney & the Original Drifters (2:53)
  3. 3 For Your Precious Love - Bill Pinkney & the Original Drifters (3:01)
  4. 4 Without Love - Bill Pinkney & the Original Drifters (3:08)
  5. 5 Smokey Places - Bill Pinkney & the Original Drifters (3:05)
  6. 6 Cry to Me - Bill Pinkney & the Original Drifters (3:08)
  7. 7 Lite Lunch - Bill Pinkney & the Original Drifters (2:56)
  8. 8 I Wanna Shag With You - Bill Pinkney & the Original Drifters (4:04)
  9. 9 There's Always Me - Bill Pinkney & the Original Drifters (3:34)
  10. 10 My Happiness Forever - Bill Pinkney & the Original Drifters (2:44)
  11. 11 Boardwalk Girl - Bill Pinkney & the Original Drifters (3:21)
  12. 12 Kiss the Girl - Bill Pinkney & the Original Drifters (2:55)
  13. 13 Picnic on the Beach - Bill Pinkney & the Original Drifters (4:14)
  14. 14 Shama Lama Ding Dong - Bill Pinkney & the Original Drifters (3:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ronnie McDowell Primary Artist, Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Wade Bernard Harmonica, Bass Guitar
Jackie Cook Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Mike Douchette Harmonica, Steel Guitar
Rob Hajacos Violin
Martin Kickliter Drums
Millie Kirkham Vocals
Greg Martin Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Joe Meador Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Doug Phelps Bass Guitar, Vocals
Steve Shepherd Keyboards
Chris Willis Vocals
Brian Zonn Bass Guitar, Viola
Ray C. Walker Vocals
Ronnie Dean McDowell Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Kevin Woods Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Bill Pinkney & the Original Drifters Vocals
Mike Foster Saxophone
David Roe Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Ronnie McDowell Producer
Mike Bradley Engineer
Mark Capps Engineer
Jackie Cook Engineer
Chad Hailey Engineer
Greg Martin Tic Tac
Ronnie Dean McDowell Producer
Wayne Fricks Executive Producer
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