Label: RCA International - NL 43894 • Series: Take Off! • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Rockabilly
Hmm, The Robert Gordon Story -- it sounds like the name of a movie they should have made But -- and this is a big qualifier -- Robert Gordon Story also contains the three live renditions of "Fire," "Red Hot," and "Black Slacks" off of the promotional-only Live at DJ Paradise Bostonbookending the back end of these 12 tracks while their studio equivalents brace the front end.
Although this selection of tracks isn't remotely a comprehensive look at Gordon 's career or recording history, it is a killer showcase for Summertime Blues - Robert Gordon - The Best Of talent and, particularly, the range and richness of his singing, from "Rock Billy Boogie" to the smoother but no less bracing "Someday, Someway" and "It's Only Make Believe," and also the raw power of his band.
The mix of sounds and songs is spellbinding, and the live tracks make this worthwhile owning even if you already have every domestic album Summertime Blues - Robert Gordon - The Best Of ever issued, on LP or CD. There are flaws, such as the absence of any real notes, or even credits indicating who's playing and from which sessions in what year, but none of that detracts from the sheer fun and enjoyment of this collection, which rivals the best work of the Flamin' Groovies or the Ramones for the joy of its music making.
The sound is killer, the price is right, and from the record label's point-of-view there would be only one flaw here, that this is the kind of record that, had it been done as an LP, almost The Locomotion - Ike & Tina Turner - Triple Treasures would have sold an ever-growing percentage of copies to people who'd worn out their old ones.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date March 18, Styles Rockabilly Revival. Hanging Out Late Night. Track Listing. Black Slacks. Robert Gordon. Red Hot. Bill Emerson. Bruce Springsteen. Someday, Someway. Marshall Crenshaw. Rock Billy Boogie. It's Only Make Believe.
Are You Gonna Be the One. Mark Johnson. Summertime Blues. Jimmy Denton. William Robert Emerson. Red Hot Bill Emerson. Tres Chouette - Jimmy Raney - Jimmy Raney Visits Paris Bruce Springsteen.
Someday, Someway Marshall Crenshaw. Black Slacks Jimmy Denton. Red Hot William Robert Emerson.
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