Shake, Rattle & Roll [MCA] [Original TV Soundtrack]

Shake, Rattle & Roll [MCA] [Original TV Soundtrack]

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The CBS miniseries SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL follows the lovestruck members of a fictional band, the HartAches, as they conveniently mirror the evolution of rock 'n' roll from 1955 to 1963. This soundtrack of mostly new recordings juxtaposes classics recreated by current artists (the Mighty Mighty Bosstones' Dicky Barrett and See more details below

Overview

The CBS miniseries SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL follows the lovestruck members of a fictional band, the HartAches, as they conveniently mirror the evolution of rock 'n' roll from 1955 to 1963. This soundtrack of mostly new recordings juxtaposes classics recreated by current artists (the Mighty Mighty Bosstones' Dicky Barrett and Semisonic's Dan Wilson team up for the title track; Blink-182's Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge cover Jan & Dean's "Dead Man's Curve") with new originals, some of which were written by major songwriters of the early rock 'n' roll era. Lamont Dozier, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and Graham Nash all contribute to tracks for the HartAches; Carole King wrote a girl-group song that Chante Moore shines on; Bob Dylan's "Fur Slippers" -- a song he wrote for his album STREET LEGAL but never released -- becomes a blues showcase for B.B. King and winds up one of the album's highlights. As revisionist rock 'n' roll history, these "new" songs are fascinating studies. The HartAches as performers, however, aren't much different from the Stray Cats: Although enjoyable enough as a recreation, they can't equal the youthful abandon and joyous revelation of the bands they aim to mimic (for the real thing, you might go to Rhino's LOUD, FAST & OUT OF CONTROL box or even the AMERICAN GRAFFITI soundtrack). Still, it's fun to hear Terence Trent D'Arby channel Jackie Wilson, or K-Ci & JoJo, Jesse Powell, and Rahsaan Patterson sing doo-wop. Like B.B. King and Chante Moore, these artists appropriate the forms of the past without getting lost in the cliches.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to CBS TV's miniseries Shake Rattle and Roll celebrates rock & roll's multigenerational appeal. Modern-day artists like Blink 182, Terence Trent D'Arby, K-Ci & Jo-Jo, Chante Moore, Rashaan Patterson, and Dicky Barrett of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones perform early rock classics like "Long Tall Sally" and "Ain't That a Shame." The miniseries tells the story of the HartAches, and six of the group's songs are included on the album, including "Detour," "Side by Side," "One Bad Stud," and "Baby, Here I Am." Dicky Barrett performs the title track; Blink 182 covers "Dead Man's Curve"; and K-Ci & Jo-Jo, Jesse Powell, and Rashaan Patterson perform "Tears on My Pillow" as the Velvet 4. Original oldies like the Platters' "Only You" and the Chords' "Sh-Boom" add to the soundtrack's authenticity.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/1999
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731454508544
catalogNumber:
545085

Tracks

  1. Sh-Boom  -  Chords
  2. One Bad Stud  -  HartAches
  3. Baby, Here I Am  -  HartAches
  4. Shake, Rattle & Roll  - Dicky Barrett
  5. Fur Slippers  - B.B. King
  6. Ain't That a Shame  - Randy Jackson
  7. Tears on My Pillow  -  Velvet 4
  8. Side By Side  -  HartAches
  9. Wall Around My Heart  - Chanté Moore
  10. My Back Seat  -  HartAches
  11. Slippin' and Slidin'  -  HartAches
  12. Summertime Blues  - Gary Allan
  13. To Be Loved  - Terence Trent D'Arby
  14. Detour  -  HartAches
  15. Long Tall Sally  - Billy Porter
  16. A Touch of Heaven  -  HartAches
  17. Break Out  -  HartAches
  18. Just One Dance With You  -  HartAches
  19. Dead Man's Curve  -  blink-182
  20. Only You (And You Alone)  -  Platters
  21. Side By Side

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Graham Nash   Background Vocals
Platters   Track Performer
Steve Plunkett   Guitar,Background Vocals
Chords   Track Performer
Jim Keltner   Drums
Chanté Moore   Track Performer
Peter Beckett   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kim Bullard   Piano
Jim Cox   Piano
Terence Trent D'Arby   Track Performer
Lamont Dozier   Background Vocals
Randy Jackson   Track Performer
B.B. King   Track Performer
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Jesse Powell   Track Performer
Spencer Proffer   Guitar,Percussion
Boots Randolph   Saxophone
Jerry Scheff   Bass
Carmen Twillie   Background Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Dan Wilson   Track Performer
Michael Wright   Background Vocals
Dicky Barrett   Track Performer
Tom DeLonge   Track Performer
Mark Hoppus   Track Performer
Rahsaan Patterson   Track Performer
Julia Waters   Background Vocals
Gary Allan   Track Performer
K-Ci & JoJo   Track Performer
blink-182   Track Performer
Billy Porter   Track Performer
Andrew Rollins   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Velvet 4   Track Performer
Dave McKelvey   Harmonica
Gregg Shapiro   Background Vocals
Bonnie Somerville   Background Vocals
HartAches   Track Performer
Jeff Henderson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Brian Wilson   Composer
Albert Collins   Composer
Steve Plunkett   Arranger
David Foster   Composer
Jan Berry   Composer
Francis Buckley   Engineer
Lewis   Composer
Spencer Proffer   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Joey Spampinato   Composer
Michael Wright   Arranger
Artie Kornfeld   Composer
Chris Bellman   Mastering
Tim Stedman   Art Direction
Andrew Rollins   Performance Supervisor
Sylvester Bradford   Composer
Roger Christian   Composer
Jimmy Pankow   Composer
Robert Blackwell   Composer

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