Roots Of The Beach Boys CD (2012)

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Label Snapper Records/ka
SKU 229914276
UPC 636551009027
UPC 14 00636551009027
Format CD
Release Date 5/8/2012
Author Various
Technical Info
CatalogID SBLUECD 090
Lable Name Snapper Music
Released 04/30/2012
Original Release n/a
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 67m : 47s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00636551009027
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Dave Henderson.
The Beach Boys' California sound was a joyful hybrid of Chuck Berry guitar riffs, Four Freshmen vocal harmonies, and a young man's fascination with fun and motion, which, in the case here, meant songs about cars, surfboards, and girls. That Brian Wilson and company cobbled all of this together into a soundtrack for an endless summer was either a stroke of genius or blind luck, and most likely a little of both. This set collects the originals of songs the Beach Boys either recorded or adapted, and the group's roots and influences are clear as sleigh bells. Chuck Berry is here ("Sweet Little Sixteen"), and so are the Four Freshmen ("Graduation Day"), as well as Ritchie Valens ("Bluebirds Over the Mountain") and Bobby Freeman ("Do You Wanna Dance"), and even Leadbelly ("Cotton Fields"), making this a fun playlist even without the Beach Boys angle. It's perfect for a long drive at the start of that endless summer. ~ Steve Leggett
Disc 1
1 Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry
2 Louie, Louie - Richard Berry
3 Do You Wanna Dance - Bobby Freeman
4 Moon Dawg! - The Gamblers
5 Hully Gully - The Hollywood Argyles
6 Riot In Cell Block Number 9 - The Robins
7 To Know Him is To Love Him - The Teddy Bears
8 Graduation Day - The Four Freshmen
9 I Don't Want To Cry Anymore - The Hi-Lo's
10 Hearts of Stone - Otis Williams & the Charms
11 Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
12 Devoted To You - The Everly Brothers
13 Bluebirds Over the Mountain - Ritchie Valens
14 Hushabye - The Mystics
15 I'm So Young - The Students
16 Deep Purple - Billy Ward & the Dominoes
17 Mountain of Love - Harold Dorman
18 Cindy Oh Cindy - Eddie Fisher
19 Summertime - George Gershwin
20 Put Your Head On My Shoulder - Paul Anka
21 Things We Did Last Summer, The - Jo Stafford
22 In the Still of the Night - The Five Satins
23 Ruby Baby - The Drifters
24 Casual Look, A - Six Teens
25 Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
26 Cotton Fields - Leadbelly
27 Wreck of The) "John B", (The - The Kingston Trio

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