The Roots of John Lennon

The Roots of John Lennon

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The Roots of John Lennon

Anyone who has ever studied the Beatles knows that John Lennon was the true rocker of the group. While all four members of the band loved early rock & roll; it was Lennon who continually referred to it throughout his career. This Snapper collection from the U.K. offers a killer array of original recordings by many of Lennon's early influences, and tears it up in the process. While many music fans will be familiar with tracks by Little Richard and Carl Perkins, fewer will have ever heard songs by Jimmy McCracklin and Bo Carter. There are a whopping 26 cuts here and each of them is a winner. The sound quality is quite good and so is the price. The bottom line is, Lennon himself would have been hard-pressed to put together a better collection of his own early inspirations. Caveat: Elvis is missing because of RCA's strict licensing policies.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/2009
Label: Snapper Music
UPC: 0636551007221
catalogNumber: 5080753
Rank: 238214

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
Eddie Cochran   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Gene Vincent   Composer
Link Wray   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Domino   Composer
Jerry Allison   Composer
Jerry Capehart   Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Dave Henderson   Liner Notes
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Eddie Bocage   Composer
Richard Penniman   Composer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
Enotris Johnson   Composer
John Marascalco   Composer
Cliff Dane   Director
Williams   Composer
McCracklin   Composer
Grant   Composer
Freeman   Composer
Rhodes   Composer
Price   Composer
Sheriff Tex Davis   Composer

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