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Complete Josie Sessions

The Complete Josie Sessions

by The Cadillacs
     
 
This box is really the CD descendant of Murray Hill Records' early-'80s-era LP set, which included lots of outtakes. It seems like complete and absolute overkill to put out four CDs on a vocal quintet that only ever charted two songs ("Speedoo," "Peek-A-Boo") nationally, and, yet...it works. But, if you like '50s R&B, doo wop music, or generally just good singing,

Overview

This box is really the CD descendant of Murray Hill Records' early-'80s-era LP set, which included lots of outtakes. It seems like complete and absolute overkill to put out four CDs on a vocal quintet that only ever charted two songs ("Speedoo," "Peek-A-Boo") nationally, and, yet...it works. But, if you like '50s R&B, doo wop music, or generally just good singing, there's so much here to listen to that will delight you that the package suddenly seems reasonable. The Cadillacs' secret was the sheer variety of their music -- they started out working in a slow romantic vein, and eventually hit it big with one of the fastest-rocking vocal numbers of the period, but they also sang blues (with solid backing, including some fine guitar work) like "(That's) All I Need." Their last sides are still finely sung, but aren't romantic -- rather, they began moving toward comedic and satiric pieces such as "Please Mr. Johnson" and "Jaywalker." The diversity is entertaining in itself, and the only real objection that one could have is the presence of different versions of the same songs. Even these are very interesting, such as the slower alternate version of "Speedoo," which would never have been a hit but does reveal more about the song itself. The sessionography is also a big help in sorting out precisely who was in the group at any given moment after their early sides.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/02/1995
Label:
Imports
UPC:
4000127156488
catalogNumber:
15648
Rank:
153336

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Gloria
  2. I Wonder Why?
  3. Wishing Well
  4. Carelessly
  5. I Want to Know About Love
  6. No Chance
  7. No Chance
  8. Sympathy
  9. Sympathy
  10. Party for Two
  11. Party for Two
  12. Corn Whiskey
  13. Down the Road
  14. Window Lady
  15. Window Lady
  16. Speedoo
  17. Speedoo
  18. Zoom-Boom-Zing
  19. Let Me Explain
  20. Let Me Explain
  21. You Are
  22. Zoom
  23. Zoom
  24. Oh! Whatcha Do
  25. Shock-A-Doo

Disc 2

  1. Shock-A-Doo
  2. Zoom
  3. Zoom
  4. You Are
  5. Why
  6. Why
  7. (That's) All I Need
  8. (That's) All I Need
  9. Baby's Comin' Home to Me
  10. Baby's Comin' Home to Me
  11. The Girl I Love
  12. The Girl I Love
  13. Betty My Love
  14. Betty My Love
  15. Woe Is Me
  16. Woe Is Me
  17. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  18. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  19. Don't Take Your Love from Me
  20. If You Want to Be a Woman of Mine
  21. About That Girl Named Lou
  22. About That Girl Named Lou
  23. Sugar-Sugar
  24. Sugar-Sugar
  25. Broken Heart

Disc 3

  1. C'Mon Home Baby
  2. Hurry Home
  3. Lucy
  4. From This Day On
  5. My Girlfriend
  6. My Girlfriend
  7. Don't Be Mad with My Heart
  8. Buzz Buzz Buzz
  9. Yea Yea Baby
  10. Holy Smoke Baby
  11. I Want to Know
  12. Ain't You Gonna
  13. It's Spring
  14. Speedoo Is Back
  15. Speedoo Is Back
  16. A'Looka Here
  17. Great Googly Moo
  18. Copycat
  19. Oh, Oh, Lolita
  20. Peek-A-Boo
  21. Jelly Bean
  22. Please Mr. Johnson
  23. Please Mr. Johnson
  24. Your Heart Is So Blind
  25. Your Heart Is So Blind
  26. Cool It, Fool
  27. Cool It, Fool

Disc 4

  1. Jay Walker
  2. Who Ya Gonna Kiss
  3. The Vow
  4. Naggity Nag
  5. You're Not in Love with Me
  6. Bad Dan McGoon
  7. Romeo
  8. Romeo
  9. Always, My Darling
  10. Always, My Darling
  11. Dumbell
  12. Still You Left Me Baby
  13. Dum Dee Dum Dum
  14. Dum Dee Dum Dum
  15. Frankenstein
  16. I Want to Be Loved
  17. I'm in Love
  18. Tell Me Today
  19. Tell Me Today
  20. Let Me Down Easy
  21. It's Love
  22. That's Why
  23. Louise
  24. Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay
  25. The Boogie Man
  26. I'll Never Let You Go
  27. Wayward Wanderer

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cadillacs   Primary Artist
James Bailey   Vocals
Kirk Davis   Vocals
Ronnie Bright   Vocals
Laverne Drake   Vocals
Derek Martin   Vocals
Earl Wade   Vocals
Gus Willingham   Vocals
Rolando Martinez   Vocals
Champ Rollow   Vocals
Bobby Spencer   Vocals
Howard Guyton   Vocals
Bobby "Tasters" Phillips   Vocals
Bill Lindsay   Vocals
Charles Brooks   Vocals

Technical Credits

John Gray   Composer
Walter DeVenne   Producer,Tape Research
Bob Hyde   Producer,Illustrations
Peter Grendysa   Liner Notes
Robert Byrd   Composer
Esther Navarro   Producer,Illustrations
Michael Ochs   Illustrations
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Sylke Holtrop   Artwork
Gerd Weiler   Artwork
Charles Brooks   Composer

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