Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock
When you get down to the serious history of guitar 'twanging', Al Casey is a name standing right at the very beginnings of the sound. A great rock guitarist (not to be confused with the equally great jazzman who played ... more »
When you get down to the serious history of guitar 'twanging', Al Casey is a name standing right at the very beginnings of the sound. A great rock guitarist (not to be confused with the equally great jazzman who played with Fats Waller), Casey was the musician who first took the high-school Duane Eddy under his wing & was right there with Lee Hazlewood & Eddy when they developed The Twang Heard Round The World in 1958. 'Jivin' Around' collects together Al's entire output of 26 tracks made for the Stacy label between 1961-1963. These recordings include the whole of the legendary 'Surfin' Hootenanny' LP plus three Hot 100 hits & two previously unreleased sides. The album features productions by the afore-mentioned hitmaker Lee Hazlewood. Ace. 1995.
A MEMORY MAKER
David E. Billeci | San Francisco, CA USA | 12/05/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album brings back great memories. In the San Francisco Bay Area, on Top 40 Radio it was "Surfin' Hootenanny" from June 1963. On the local R&B radio station during that time period "Jivin' Around" and "Cookin'" were heard. This album brings out Casey's suburb multiple styles in targeting both white and black audiences. "Guitars Guitars, Guitars" brought both white and black audiences together when that single was released in May 1963. It was heard on both Top 40 and R&B radio. This guitarist, organist, and producer from Phoenix Arizona came out with a goldmine of great and unique cuts on this album. "Jivin' Around" is definitely a thumbs up."