The Best of Freddy Cannon [Collectables]

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon is one of the truly underrated early rock & rollers. He operated in the dead period of the early '60s and recorded some great hopped-up rock & roll tunes that have become classics. "Tallahassee Lassie" and "Palisades Park" were his two biggest and best songs, and they are included along with 23 more great rockers on Collectables' The Best of Freddy Cannon. Tracks like "Action" the theme to Dick Clark's Where the Action Is TV show, "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans," and "Buzz Buzz A-Diddle-It" show off Cannon's energetic and humorous style in fine fashion. He seemingly never recorded a ballad; the whole disc is a headlong rush from one wild ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon is one of the truly underrated early rock & rollers. He operated in the dead period of the early '60s and recorded some great hopped-up rock & roll tunes that have become classics. "Tallahassee Lassie" and "Palisades Park" were his two biggest and best songs, and they are included along with 23 more great rockers on Collectables' The Best of Freddy Cannon. Tracks like "Action" the theme to Dick Clark's Where the Action Is TV show, "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans," and "Buzz Buzz A-Diddle-It" show off Cannon's energetic and humorous style in fine fashion. He seemingly never recorded a ballad; the whole disc is a headlong rush from one wild rocker to the next. This is a great collection, but it seems to be overkill on Collectables' part. There is already a very strong collection on Rhino, The Best of Freddy Boom Boom Cannon, that has practically the same track listing as this disc. It has five fewer songs, but also avoids going on for too long with too many songs that sound the same, which is the Collectables collection's only flaw. To further confuse things, there is a 20-track collection on Varese Vintage that covers Cannon's recordings made between 1960 and 1963 that has most of the same tracks as the other two. Varese also released a collection of Cannon's less-essential work from 1964 to 1981. For an underrated singer, those are a lot of compilations to choose from. Cannon fanatics will no doubt want to purchase both the Varese collections to get the full picture of his career. More casual fans will be well served by either the Rhino or Collectables releases.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/2003
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431753521
  • Catalog Number: 7535
  • Sales rank: 43,388

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Freddy Cannon Primary Artist
Technical Credits
J.J. Cale Composer
Kid Ory Composer
Bob Crewe Composer
Jerry Ross Composer
Ben Bernie Composer
Tommy Boyce Composer
Henry Creamer Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Bob Feldman Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Jerry Goldstein Composer
Richard Gottehrer Composer
Turner Layton Composer
Herbie Miller Composer
Frank Slay Composer
George Whiting Composer
Bill Dahl Liner Notes
Jack Stapp Composer
Harry Stone Composer
Russ Regan Composer
Bobby Crew Composer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Kenneth Casey Composer
Edgar Leslie Composer
Chuck Barris Composer
Manley Buchanan Composer
Steve Venet Composer
Mimi Picariello Composer
George W. Meyer Composer
Gerald Goldstein Composer
E. Ray Goetz Composer
Edward "Kid" Ory Composer
Jay Goodis Composer
Charles Barris Composer
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