Sandy Nelson's Big Sixties All-Nighter!

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Man, did Sandy Nelson record a lot of albums in the last half of the 1960s -- more than 15 between 1965 and 1969. This 24-track collection samples from most of them, the program dominated by instrumental covers of big '60s rock hits like "Good Lovin'," "Hey Joe," "Good Lovin'," "Wooly Bully," and "I Don't Need No Doctor." Thrown in are a few '60s oldies, some rocked-up non-rock tunes like "The Lion in Winter," and a few things that weren't hits for anyone. Nelson was inarguably overexposed during his time at Imperial Records, but this very selective pick of his 1965-1969 work is actually better than you'd expect, even if its appeal is primarily limited to hardcore ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Man, did Sandy Nelson record a lot of albums in the last half of the 1960s -- more than 15 between 1965 and 1969. This 24-track collection samples from most of them, the program dominated by instrumental covers of big '60s rock hits like "Good Lovin'," "Hey Joe," "Good Lovin'," "Wooly Bully," and "I Don't Need No Doctor." Thrown in are a few '60s oldies, some rocked-up non-rock tunes like "The Lion in Winter," and a few things that weren't hits for anyone. Nelson was inarguably overexposed during his time at Imperial Records, but this very selective pick of his 1965-1969 work is actually better than you'd expect, even if its appeal is primarily limited to hardcore instrumental rock fans. Nelson really does drive most of the tracks along with a supercharged snare-heavy beat, and it's not that much of a stretch to say that you can hear how he was probably an influence on Keith Moon, though Nelson didn't have anything like the context Moon did with the Who. He did, however, record with the cream of the Hollywood session players, including names like Barney Kessel, Carol Kaye, Larry Knechtel, Jim Gordon, Dr. John then known as Mac Rebennack, who funnily enough plays on "I Don't Need No Doctor", and Al Casey. It has a flashy mod rock production that makes some of these workouts -- like "Scratchy," "Whittier Boulevard," "Come on Let's Go," "I Don't Need No Doctor," "Good Lovin'" -- way-above-average incidental period go-go soundtrack music, though a few of the songs particularly some of the late-'60s cuts are routine drags. Note, too, that a young Jim Messina was the co-author of and plays on one of the filler instrumentals that was never a hit for anyone, "Boss Beat."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/6/2005
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667015523
  • Catalog Number: 1080
  • Sales rank: 130,584

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Come on Let's Go (2:15)
  2. 2 Good Lovin' (1:35)
  3. 3 Treat Her Right (1:49)
  4. 4 Whittier Boulevard (2:33)
  5. 5 Hey Joe (2:34)
  6. 6 Scratchy (2:35)
  7. 7 Sock It to 'Em J B (2:49)
  8. 8 Down in the Boondocks (2:44)
  9. 9 Boss Beat (1:58)
  10. 10 Wooly Bully (2:27)
  11. 11 Chop Chop (2:22)
  12. 12 Jenny Take a Ride! (3:09)
  13. 13 Drums Along the Strip (1:54)
  14. 14 Tossin' and Turnin' (2:24)
  15. 15 El Greco (1:55)
  16. 16 Slow Down (2:09)
  17. 17 The Lion in Winter (2:33)
  18. 18 Louie Louie (2:26)
  19. 19 Reach for a Star (2:28)
  20. 20 I Like It Like That (2:04)
  21. 21 Groovy Grubworm (2:39)
  22. 22 Going Up the Country (2:52)
  23. 23 I Didn't Need No Doctor (2:23)
  24. 24 Mendocino (2:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sandy Nelson Primary Artist, Drums
Bob Cooper Guitar
Victor Feldman Percussion
Barney Kessel Guitar
Bobby Bryant Trumpet
Pat Longo Saxophone
Lyle Ritz Bass
Julius Wechter Percussion
Mike Post Guitar
Don Abney Keyboards
John Audino Trumpet
Ron Brown Bass
Dennis Budimir Guitar
Red Callender Bass
Roy Caton Trumpet
Gary Coleman Percussion
Jewell L. Grant Saxophone
Rene Hall Guitar
Sharkey Hall Percussion
Jim Hobson Keyboards
Jim Horn Saxophone
Howard Roberts Guitar
Carol Kaye Bass
Jackie Kelso Saxophone
Larry Knechtel Bass, Keyboards
Lew McCreary Trombone
Mike Melvoin Keyboards
Ollie Mitchell Trumpet
Melvin Moore Trumpet
Larry Muhoberac Keyboards
Donald Peake Guitar
Bill Pitman Guitar
Michel Rubini Keyboards
Tommy Shepard Trombone
Tony Terran Trumpet
Lloyd Ulyate Trombone
Arthur Wright Guitar
Mac Rebennack Guitar
Mike Deasey Guitar
Gene Garf Keyboards
Gerry McGee Guitar
Ken Russell Keyboards
Lou Morrell Guitar
John Ewing Trombone
Fred Cook Percussion
Dennis "Mars Bonfire" McCrohan Guitar
Bob West Bass
Technical Credits
Chris Kenner Composer
Jim Messina Composer
Joe South Composer
Travis Wammack Composer
The Whispers Composer
Richard Berry Composer
Bob Crewe Composer
Roy Head Composer
Harlow Wilcox Composer
Marty Cooper Composer
Ritchie Adams Composer
Nick Ashford Composer
Dave Burke Liner Notes, Photo Courtesy
Gene Chrisman Composer
Rex Garvin Composer
Gene Kurtz Composer
Domingo "Sam" Samudio Composer
Joe Saraceno Composer
Valerie Simpson Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Scott Turner Composer
Ritchie Valens Composer
Bob Warren Composer
Richard Penniman Composer
Peter Holman Composer
Rudy Clark Composer
Enotris Johnson Composer
Clayton Dunn Composer
Russ Wapensky Liner Notes
Roy Marquez Composer
Clive Poole Liner Notes, Photo Courtesy
Billy Roberts Composer
Arthur Resnick Composer
Malou Rene Composer
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