Mad Daddy's Maddest Spins - Rotatin', Motivatin' and Stimulatin' Rockin' and Reelin' an

Mad Daddy's Maddest Spins - Rotatin', Motivatin' and Stimulatin' Rockin' and Reelin' an


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Pete Myers was an actor and radio announcer who landed a job as a disc jockey on Cleveland's WJW-AM in 1958 and soon became a sensation in the Buckeye State. Using the air name the Mad Daddy, Myers attracted a huge audience of teenagers with his crazed, over the top, stream-of-consciousness patter, interspersed with nonsensical catch phrases like "mello jello" and "wavy gravy." The Mad Daddy was also celebrated for his taste in wild, lesser-known rock & roll and rhythm & blues sides, many reflecting Myers' offbeat sense of humor. Lux Interior of the Cramps often cited the Mad Daddy as an inspiration on the band's eccentric musical and lyrical outlook, and Norton Records even released an album of Myers' on-air monologues. Mad Daddy's Maddest Spins - Rotatin', Motivatin' and Stimulatin' Rockin' and Reelin' and Hangin' from the Ceiling: Vintage Late '50s Rock and Swing is a collection that features 29 vintage tunes drawn from Pete Myers' playlists, mixing comic novelty tunes and hopped-up rock & roll sides with classic blues numbers and even some polished romantic numbers. Selections include "The Greasy Chicken" by Andre Williams, "Apple Cider" by Doc Starks, "Pretty Plaid Skirt (And Long Black Sox)" by Mel Smith and the Night Riders, "Melvin" by Bobbi and the Beaus, "Slow Motion" by Wade Flemons, "Teen Age Machine Age" by the Travelers, "Rockin' in the Jungle" by the Eternals, and many more.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/12/2015
Label: Cleopatra
UPC: 0741157226720
catalogNumber: 2267
Rank: 78857

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Willie Dixon   Composer
Brook Benton   Composer
Cowboy Copas   Composer
Rene Hall   Composer
Dave Henderson   Liner Notes
Clyde Otis   Composer
Melvin Smith   Composer
Max Steiner   Composer
Carl Adams   Composer
Janet Vogel   Composer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
John Marascalco   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Wilfred McKinley   Composer
Joseph Rock   Composer
James Beaumont   Composer
Jean Branch   Composer
Lloyd Copas   Composer
Art Wander   Composer
John Taylor   Composer
Arthur Roberts   Composer
Doc Starkes   Composer
Milton Grant   Composer
Joseph Verscharen   Composer
Devora Brown   Composer
Lennie Martin   Composer
Walter Lester   Composer
Carl William Smith   Composer
Huey Smith   Composer
Salvatore Bono   Composer
James Starkes   Composer
Dwight Pullen   Composer
Willie Duncan   Composer
Fred Way   Composer

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