Drugstore's Rockin'

The Drugstore's Rockin'

by Pat Boone

In his nearly 60-year recording career, Pat Boone has tried on an astounding variety of styles and genres, and while no one would ever seriously accuse him of being a definitive or innovative artist in any of those genres, the sheer fact that he has affably tackled folk, bluegrass, R&B, rockabilly, gospel, country, and even metal, as well as his patented smooth,…  See more details below


In his nearly 60-year recording career, Pat Boone has tried on an astounding variety of styles and genres, and while no one would ever seriously accuse him of being a definitive or innovative artist in any of those genres, the sheer fact that he has affably tackled folk, bluegrass, R&B, rockabilly, gospel, country, and even metal, as well as his patented smooth, crooning pop, with a sort of steadfast professionalism is quite impressive, even if, again, he's hardly altered the musical history of any of those genres. This expansive 35-track sampler from Bear Family won't change anyone's position on Boone's critical status in the unofficial canon of popular music, but it may be revelatory for listeners unfamiliar with how varied he could actually be as a singer. Drawn from material Boone recorded between 1955 and 1969 for Randy Wood's Dot Records, this set has a good-natured flow to it, and sides like "Don't Forbid Me," the jazzy ballad "I Almost Lost My Mind," the jaunty "Johnny Will," the gently wistful "Gee But It's Lonely," and the pop rockabilly of "Rock Boll Weevil" are fun, well-recorded tracks that Boone seems to tackle with a slight, endearing wink in his eye.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:

Related Subjects


  1. Don't Forbid Me
  2. I'll Be Home
  3. Gee Whittakers
  4. I Almost Lost My Mind
  5. Love Letters in the Sand
  6. Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)
  7. Without My Love
  8. Why Baby Why
  9. Bernadine
  10. There's a Goldmine in the Sky
  11. From a Jack to a King
  12. A Wonderful Time Up There
  13. Remember You're Mine
  14. Beg Your Pardon
  15. April Love
  16. Johnny Will
  17. Keep Your Heart
  18. For My Good Fortune
  19. When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano
  20. Moody River
  21. Two Little Kisses
  22. Jimmie Brown the Newsboy
  23. Gee But it's Lonely
  24. Speedy Gonzales
  25. Lover's Lane
  26. Delia Gone
  27. Rock Boll Weevil
  28. For a Penny
  29. Walking the Floor Over You
  30. Twixt, Twelve and Twenty
  31. To the Center of the Earth
  32. A Thousand Years
  33. Tonight You're Mine
  34. The Locket
  35. July, You're a Woman

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pat Boone   Primary Artist,Vocals
Glen Campbell   Guitar
Paul Horn   Saxophone
Plas Johnson   Reeds,Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Dave Pell   Saxophone
Paul Smith   Piano
Irving Ashby   Guitar
Babe Russin   Saxophone
Justin Gordon   Reeds,Saxophone
Jack Marshall   Guitar
Tony Rizzi   Guitar
Billy Vaughn   Conductor,Leader
Felix Slatkin   Violin,Viola
Robert Barene   Violin
Frank Beach   Trumpet
Arnold Belnick   Violin
Benny Carter   Saxophone
Paul Bergstrom   Cello
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
Cy Bernard   Cello
Mel Blanc   Voices
Nick Bonney   Guitar
Red Callender   Bass
Walter Clark   Saxophone
Herman Clebanoff   Violin
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
John DeVoogdt   Violin
Harold Dicterow   Violin
Harold Diner   Trombone
Walter Edelstein   Violin
Jesse Ehrlich   Cello
Virgil Evans   Trumpet
Nick Fatool   Drums
George Fields   Harmonica
Elliott Fisher   Violin
Carl Fortina   Accordion
Ernie Freeman   Piano
Toxey French   Drums
David Frisina   Violin
Irving Geller   Violin
Chuck Gentry   Clarinet
James Getzoff   Violin
Bobby Gibbons   Guitar
James Gordon   Saxophone
Jewell L. Grant   Saxophone
Bill Green   Reeds
Rene Hall   Leader
Roy Harte   Drums
Jimmie Haskell   Leader
Cliff Hills   Bass
Jim Horn   Baritone Saxophone
Howard Roberts   Guitar
Ernie Hughes   Piano
Anatol Kaminsky   Violin
Carol Kaye   Guitar
Lou Klass   Violin
Larry Knechtel   Keyboards
Carl LaMagna   Violin
Marvin Limonick   Violin
Mort Lindsey   Conductor
Dan Lube   Violin,Viola
Alfred Lustgarten   Violin
Virginia Majewski   Viola
Leonard Malarsky   Violin
Hubert Myers   Saxophone
Dick Noel   Trombone
Gareth "Garry" Nuttycombe   Viola
Wilbert Nuttycombe   Violin,Viola
Earl Palmer   Drums
Herb Peterson   Banjo
John Pisano   Guitar
Bill Pittman   Guitar
Lou Raderman   Violin,Viola
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Emil Richards   Percussion
George Roberts   Trombone
Paul Robyn   Viola
Milt Rogers   Piano,Conductor,Leader,Hand Clapping
John Rotella   Clarinet,Saxophone
Mischa Russell   Violin
Jerry Scheff   Bass
Moe Schneider   Trombone
Dick Shanahan   Drums,Hand Clapping
Sid Sharp   Violin
Marshall Sosson   Violin
Albert Steinberg   Violin,Viola
Ann Mason Stockton   Harp
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Darrel Terwilliger   Violin
Gerald Vinci   Violin
Jackie Ward   Vocals
Tibor Zelig   Violin
Vincent DeRosa   Horn,French Horn
Larry Breen   Bass,Hand Clapping
Joseph DiFiore   Violin
Eleanor Slatkin   Cello
Anthony Terran   Trumpet
Victor Bay   Violin,Viola
Gene Garf   Piano
Joseph R. Gibbons   Guitar
Bill Kurasch   Violin
Irving Lipschultz   Cello
Richard L. Noel   Trombone
Eudice Shapiro   Violin
Spinoza Paeff   Viola
Nick Pisani   Violin
Albert Saparoff   Violin
Emil Briano   Violin
Elliot Fisher   Violin
Frank Leithner   Organ,Piano
Milton Norman   Hand Clapping
Ambrose Russo   Violin
Elmer Schmidt   Percussion
Jim Arkatov   Cello
Manuel Compinsky   Violin,Viola
Victor Gottlieb   Cello
Murray McEachem   Trombone
Alex Neimann   Viola
Frank Scott   Piano
Ryland Weston   Clarinet,Saxophone
Nicholas "Nick" Posani   Violin,Viola
Charles Blackwell   Drums
Walter P. "Pete" Candoli   Trumpet
John Peter DeVoogt   Violin
Joseph G. Joe Comfort   Bass
Francis L. "Joe" Howard   Trombone
Joe "Streamline" Ewing   Trombone
Robert V. "Bobby" Hammack   Piano
Richard C. Shanahan   Drums
Sidney Fagatt   Violin
Jacques Ray   Violin
Rosalie J. Randall   Harp
John J. Grass   French Horn
Rene Joseph Hall   Guitar
Ralph N. Harden   Trumpet
Irving Kluger   Drums
Alton R. "Al" Hendrickson   Guitar
Ben Gill   Violin
William K. Pitman   Guitar
Howard Mancel Roberts   Guitar
Bill Vaughn   Leader
Rowland "Rolly" Bundock   Bass
Richie Frost   Drums
John Joseph "Jackie Kelso" Kelson   Saxophone
Abe Weiss   Viola
Isreal Baker   Violin
Hrach Yakoubian   Violin
Gene Cipriani   Saxophone
Chuck Hurta   Violin
Marshall Cram   Trombone
John De Vooght   Violin
Sharky Hall   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
John Stewart   Composer
Pat Boone   Composer
Jack Marshall   Arranger
Billy Vaughn   Arranger,Composer,Orchestration,Orchestral Arrangements
Phil Everly   Composer
Billy Edd Wheeler   Composer
Paul Evans   Composer
Ned Miller   Composer
Ernest Tubb   Composer
George Greeley   Arranger
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Gary D. Bruce   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Todd Everett   Liner Notes
Sammy Fain   Composer
Buddy Kaye   Composer
Nick Kenny   Composer
Stan Lewis   Composer
Mort Lindsey   Orchestral Arrangements
Bernie Lowe   Composer
Kal Mann   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Leon René   Composer
Milt Rogers   Arranger
Aaron Schroeder   Composer
Winfield Scott   Composer
Frederick Tobias   Composer
Rudy Toombs   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Randy Wood   Producer
Zal Yanovsky   Producer
Jerry Yester   Producer
Francis Craig   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
David Hill   Composer
Howard Cockburn   Reissue Producer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Tape Research
Ethel Lee   Composer
Bobby Stevenson   Composer
Ferdinand Washington   Composer
Baker Knight   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Beasley Smith   Composer
Larry Harrison   Composer
Johnny Wood   Composer
Lee Roy Abernathy   Composer
Charles Singleton   Composer
Charles Kenny   Composer
Agoom Agooc   Producer
Fredda Gold   Composer
Donald Caperton Henley   Composer
Este   Photo Restoration
Red West   Composer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network


Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >