For the uninitiated, Esquerita was a very flamboyant, outrageous, gay black man - not a great thing to be in early '50s America. However, the first 20 tracks of this CD are some of the wildest, craziest and out of control rock and roll records ever made and truly must be heard.
Esquerita is credited to teaching Little Richard to play piano, yet the insane and totally undisciplined sounds that you'll hear from your speakers as he attacks the piano like a man desperate to find the right chords makes Little Richard's recordings sound polite and refined.
The frantic organ led instrumental of the old pop hit 'Green Door' became something of a jukebox smash across the southern states of America and the rest of the tracks on this set really should have been hits as well!
So here then are the wildest rock and roll records ever made presented for your listening pleasure.
1. OH BABY
2. PLEASE COME HOME
3. ROCKIN' THE JOINT
4. ESQUERITA & THE VOOLA
5. SWEET SKINNY JENNY - PAUL PEEK
6. THE ROCK-A-ROUND - PAUL PEEK
7. LAID OFF
8. JUST ANOTHER LIE
9. HEY MISS LUCY
10. WHY DID IT TAKE YOU SO LONG?
11. SHE LEFT ME CRYING
12. CRAZY CRAZY FEELING
13. GET BACK BABY
14. HOLE IN MY HEART
15. I'M BATTIE OVER HATTIE
16. BABY, YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME
17. BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO STAY
18. I NEED YOU
19. MAYBE BABY
20. GETTIN' PLENTY LOVIN'
21. GREEN DOOR
22. I WAITED TOO LONG
23. NEVER AGAIN
24. WE HAD LOVE
|Release Date||11th August 2017|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988 09822 8|
ESQUERITA! - Wildcat Shakeout Revisited - Full Tilt Rock and Roll 1958-1962
- Product Code: JASCD 982
- Availability: In Stock