• Various Artists - Play It Again - R&B Answers, Copycats and Follow-Ups, Volume 1

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.

"Play It Again," the first of two sets, kicks off with Jackie Brenston's "My Real Gone Rocket" a sequel to his big hit "Rocket 88," considered by many to be the first fully imagined Rock & Roll smash opus to hit the jukes in 1951, placing Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm at the head of the game.

Roy Brown's "Mr. Hound Dog's In Town" was one of many post hound-dog songs released after Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton's #1 chart-topper (backed by R&B pioneer Johnny Otis Orchestra).

From solo R&B singers we also highlight vocal groups like the Cadillacs and Monotones with spin-offs to their own hits "Speedo" and "Book of Love". Early soul-wailing is represented by the likes of Ann Cole and Joe Tex.

There's something for everyone on this 32-song collection. The Bop never stops.

Track Listing

1. MY REAL GONE ROCKET - Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats
2. WALKIN' & TALKIN' - Venus & Group
3. MR. HOUND DOG'S IN TOWN - Roy Brown
4. THOSE LONELY LONELY NIGHTS - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
5. BABY IT'S YOU (updated '58 version) - The Spaniels
6. ANNIE WAS A STROLLER - The Ideals
7. CHAINS OF LOVE HAVE DISAPPEARED - Little Caesar
8. HE'S SO FINE - The Corvells
9. FORGIVE ME, CLAWDY - Lloyd Price
10. YOU MUST COME IN AT THE DOOR - Ruth McFadden
11. MATHILDA HAS FINALLY COME BACK - Cookie & His Cupcakes
12. PAPPA - Benny Brown
13. PLAY IT AGAIN - Pat Lundy & Group
14. CALDONIA'S PARTY - Smiley Lewis
15. YES I WILL LOVE YOU TOMORROW - Jon E. Holiday & Group
16. YOU SAID YOU HAD A WOMAN - Geneva Vallier
17. MAMA DIDN'T LIE - The Fascinations
18. (Dee Dee) BE MY GIRL - Dee Dee Sharp
19. BOOK OF DANCE - The Monotones
20. OH WHAT A NIGHT - The Caprisians
21. I'M THE JIVIN' MR. LEE - Kenny Martin
22. I QUIT MY KNOCKIN' - Carol Fran & Group
23. JIM DANDY GOT MARRIED - La Vern Baker & The Gliders
24. BABALU'S WEDDING DAY - The Eternals
25. I FOUND OUT - The Du Droppers
26. SPEEDO IS BACK - The Cadillacs
27. DON'T STOP THE WEDDING - Ann Cole & Group
28. MOLLY B. GOOD - Bobby Hendricks & the Coasters
29. WE'RE GOIN' ROCKIN' TONIGHT - Roy Brown
30. ALL IN YOUR MIND - The Harptones
31. CHARLIE BROWN GOT EXPELLED - Joe Tex & His X Classmates
32. FLORENCE DON'T LEAVE ME - The Paragons

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date March 12th, 2020
UPC Bar Code No 604988 31262 1

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