• Various Artists - Play It Again - R&B Answers, Copycats & Follow-Ups - Vol. 2

Back in the rockin' '50s, invariably chart-busting R&B records would inspire a slew of covers, follow-ups and some damn fine copy-cat wannabes.

Our second dip into the world of answers, copycats and follow-up songs presents us with Big John Green's sequel to Chuck Berry's first #1 smash of August 1955, "Maybelline," continuing the "chase" with "Come Back Maybelline". Louis Jordan's 1947 #2 chart topper, "Open The Door, Richard" is picked up by The Four Aces of Berkeley with "Richard Ain't Gonna Open That Door" from the same year. Little Eva's 1962 #1, "Loco-motion", is given an impressive match by Peggy Gaines, and Ray Charles' 1956 opus, "Lonely Avenue" is offered a sparkling rebirth six years on by Pearl Woods.

Johnny Otis, Mary Wells, The Bobbettes and Freddy King make stellar appearances plus 22 other worthy platters that will restoke your fondness for golden songs from R&B's heyday.

There's something for everyone on this 30-song collection. The Bop never stops.

Track Listing

1 HAND JIVE ONE MORE TIME - Johnny Otis
2 LOVER BOY - The Gailtones
3 COME BACK MAYBELLINE - Big John Greer
4 MY MEMORIES OF YOU - Yolanda & the Naturals
5 RICHARD AIN'T GONNA OPEN THAT DOOR - The Four Aces
6 IT'S ME KNOCKING - Jeanie & Her Boy Friends
7 LOOKING BACK - Jewel Brown
8 WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON - Dave Burgess
9 HEAVEN & PARADISE - Judy Brown & The Meadowlarks
10 SHOP AROUND - Mary Wells
11 RIOT IN CELL BLOCK NUMBER NINE - Vicki Young
12 I'M GONNA LEAVE YOU ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN - Louis Jordan & Tympany Five
13 HEY BABY, DON'T THROW YOUR LOVE ON ME SO STRONG - Camille La Vah & The Creations
14 WHEN IT HITS YOU - Prof. Harold Boggs & the Boggs Sgrs.
15 DANCE WITH ME GEORGIE - The Bobbettes
16 MISS K.C.'S FINE - Little Willie Littlefield
17 HEARTS CAN BE BROKEN - The Jewels
18 LOCO-MOTION - Peggy Gaines
19 BAD BOY - The Gleams
20 SNEAKING AROUND - The Lapels
21 SEE SEE BABY - Freddy King
22 FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE - The Hi-Lites
23 LONELY AVENUE - Pearl Woods & Group
24 HOW LONG (how long blues) - Johnny Fuller
25 HAVE MERCY BABY - The Bobbettes
26 GIRL OF MY DREAMS - The Innocents
27 EVERY NIGHT ABOUT THIS TIME - The Upsetters
28 DANCIN' DAN - The Cadets
29 THE RETURN OF STAGOLEE - Titus Turner
30 JIVIN' AROUND - Ernie Andrews

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date April 14th, 2020
UPC Bar Code No 604988 31452 6

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