Between 1958-63, US private detective series 77 SUNSET STRIP, nominally starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Roger Smith, was one of the most popular shows on television.
A support character, Jive-talking, hair-combing Gerald Lloyd 'Kookie' Kookson III, played by EDD 'KOOKIE' BYRNES, became a cult figure overnight.
At the peak of the show's popularity, Byrnes was receiving more weekly fan mail than anyone else in the US, with the exception of Elvis and Ricky Nelson.
On the back of this he was persuaded to cut a record, 'Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb', with actress Connie Stevens, which became a surprise million-seller, following which he also charted with a couple of follow-ups and a cash-in LP, 'Kookie, Star Of 77 Sunset Strip'.
The show also span off a million-selling soundtrack LP, by Warren Barker.
This unique compilation features all of Byrnes' 45s and his hit album, plus Barker's soundtrack LP, and for good measure also includes Don Ralke's hit version of the show's TV theme and a further cash-in hit 45 by Roger Smith.
1. KOOKIE, KOOKIE (Lend Me Your Comb)
2. YOU'RE THE TOP
3. LIKE I LOVE YOU
4. KOOKIE'S MAD PAD
5. HOT ROD ROCK
6. I DON'T DIG YOU, KOOKIE
7. SATURDAY NIGHT ON THE SUNSET STRIP
8. THE KOOKIE CHA-CHA-CHA
9. KOOKIE'S CLOCK
10. SQUARE DANCE FOR ROUND CATS
11. 'A' YOU'RE ADORABLE
12. KOOKIE'S BOOGIE
13. KOOKIE'S LOVE SONG (While Dancing)
14. DO IT YOURSELF - SING WITH EDD BYRNES
16. LONELY CHRISTMAS
17. 77 SUNSET STRIP
18. LATE AT BAILEY'S PAD
19. I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU
20. CLEO'S THEME
21. CAPER AT THE COFFEE HOUSE
22. YOU TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ME
23. 77 SUNSET STRIP CHA-CHA
24. KOOKIE'S KAPER
25. THE STU BAILEY BLUES
26. LOVER COME BACK TO ME
27. BLUE NIGHT ON THE STRIP
28. IF I COULD BE WITH YOU
29. SWINGIN' ON THE STRIP
30. THE BIG SOUND OF DON RALKE - 77 SUNSET STRIP
31. ROGER SMITH - BEACH TIME
|Release Date||January 11th 2019|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988 26492 0|
Ed 'Kookie' BYRNES - Kookie @ 77 Sunset Strip
- Product Code: JASMCD 2649
- Availability: In Stock