Best of Freddy Cannon [Collectables]

Best of Freddy Cannon [Collectables]

by Freddy Cannon
     
 

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' See more details below

Overview

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:
03/18/2003
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431753521
catalogNumber:
7535
Rank:
1174

Tracks

  1. Palisades Park
  2. Buzz Buzz A-Diddle-It
  3. Action
  4. Tallahassee Lassie
  5. Patty Baby
  6. Abigail Beecher
  7. Boston My Home Town
  8. Happy Shades of Blue
  9. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
  10. If You Were a Rock and Roll Record
  11. My Blue Heaven
  12. Okefenokee
  13. Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
  14. Humdinger
  15. The Dedication Song
  16. Transistor Sister
  17. What's Gonna Happen When Summer's Done
  18. The Urge
  19. For Me and My Gal
  20. Jump Over
  21. Muskrat Ramble
  22. Everybody Monkey
  23. Teen Queen of the Week
  24. Sweet Georgia Brown
  25. Charged-Up, Turned-Up Rock-n-Roll Singer (Medley): Tallahassee Lassie

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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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