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

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.

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:
0731454508520
catalogNumber:
545085

Tracks

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
Steve Plunkett   Arranger
Jan Berry   Composer
Francis Buckley   Engineer
Lewis   Composer
Spencer Proffer   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Michael Wright   Arranger
Artie Kornfeld   Composer
Tim Stedman   Art Direction
Andrew Rollins   Performance Supervisor
Sylvester Bradford   Composer
Roger Christian   Composer
Robert Blackwell   Composer

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Shake, Rattle & Roll [MCA] [Original TV Soundtrack] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Shake, Rattle, and Roll is the best soundtrack I have ever bought. I loved it more because the movie wuz' DA' BOMB'! My fav. song made the whole album seem intresting-