• Scatman CROTHERS - Rock 'n' Roll with Scat Man

Although he is chiefly remembered as an actor and voice-over specialist, SCATMAN CROTHERS also enjoyed a parallel career in music, which actually predated his acting career by a couple of decades.

An experienced singer/drummer/guitarist, he'd been working since the early 1930s and was famously one of the first vocalists to improvise nonsense syllables to jazz tunes, hence the nickname 'Scat Man'.

This compilation features his collectable 1956 LP 'Rock 'n' Roll with Scat Man', plus seventeen 'bonus tracks'.

Included among the bonus sides are 'Dead Man's Blues' and 'Riff's Blues' (both recorded with Riff Charles), '(I Want To) Rock 'n' Roll' (with Wild Bill Moore), 'Beale Street On A Saturday Night' (with Calvin Boze) and 'Papa (I Don't Treat That Little Girl Mean)'.

However, the standout among these bonus sides is the controversial, collectable 'The Death of Emmett Till (parts 1 & 2)', which Crothers released under the pseudonym The Ramparts, and has never previously appeared on CD.

This is the first in-depth overview of Crothers' singing career and many of these sides have never previously appeared on CD.

Track Listing

Original LP
1. GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY
2. EXACTLY LIKE YOU
3. SEPTEMBER SONG
4. NOBODY KNOWS WHY
5. ST. JAMES INFIRMARY
6. MY BLUE HEAVEN
7. I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER
8. I GOT RHYTHM
9. THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE
10. THE GAL LOOKS GOOD
11. PLEASE DON'T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I'M GONE
12. BABY, WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME
Bonus Tracks
13. DEAD MAN'S BLUES
14. RIFF'S BLUES
15. (I Want To) ROCK'N'ROLL
16. BEALE STREET ON A SATURDAY NIGHT
17. PAPA (I Don't Treat That Little Girl Mean)
18. EASY MONEY
19. KEEP THAT COFFEE HOT
20. ROCK ISLAND LINE
21. I'M IN LOVE AGAIN
22. TRANSFUSION
23. BE BOP A-LULA
24. HOUND DOG
25. THE FOOL
26. BLUEBERRY HILL
27. SINCE I MET YOU BABY
28. THE DEATH OF EMMETT TILL (Part 1)
29. THE DEATH OF EMMETT TILL (Part 2)

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date May 10th, 2019
UPC Bar Code No 604988 10102 7

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Scatman CROTHERS - Rock 'n' Roll with Scat Man

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