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Twistin' Knights at the Round Table
     

Twistin' Knights at the Round Table

by Bill Haley
 
This 1962 album, recorded live at the Roundtable Club in New York, came out of Bill Haley's involvement with Gone and Roulette Records, which also yielded some single sides. It's a twist album that shows the band making their way through this engaging if repetitive music, and evidently having a good time doing it. There's no real audience interaction here, but there

Overview

This 1962 album, recorded live at the Roundtable Club in New York, came out of Bill Haley's involvement with Gone and Roulette Records, which also yielded some single sides. It's a twist album that shows the band making their way through this engaging if repetitive music, and evidently having a good time doing it. There's no real audience interaction here, but there is decent, occasionally inspired sax and guitar playing (Rudy Pompili and Frannie Beecher were still aboard). The array of songs is entertaining, including a twist version of "Lullaby of Birdland" and other jazz/big-band standards, all stripped down for Haley's band to work with. Leader and group alike are a bit past their prime and sound it, but they're still tight and they still enjoy the work, and it's just possible to appreciate the remnants of what, seven years before, was one of the hottest rock & roll acts in the business.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/1999
Label:
Soundies Records
UPC:
0673477411329
catalogNumber:
4113
Rank:
146446

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Haley   Primary Artist,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Franny Beecher   Guitar
Joey Dee   Track Performer
Sticks Evans   African Drums
Rappa   Electric Bass
Johnny Grande   Piano
Rudy Pompilli   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Williamson   Steel Guitar,Vocals
Bill Haley & His Comets   Track Performer
Johnny Kay   Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Irving Mills   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Franny Beecher   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Henry Glover   Producer
Billy Moll   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Rudy Pompilli   Composer
Billy Williamson   Composer
Murray Mencher   Composer
Roy Alfred   Composer
Jellystone   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
Anthony Caruso   Composer
L. M. Jones   Composer

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