Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Live At The Whiskey A-Go-Go/Here We A-Go-Go Again [2 on 1]
Genres: Pop, Rock
Small Venue with a Tight Band and a Big Sound
dale caudwell | Comox B.C. Canada | 06/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard the latter of this compilation (Here We A-Go-Go Again)at a friends place back in 1969. His mom had the record and everytime I'd visit, she would let me blare the stereo as long as I'd have Johnny Rivers playing. Some years later I bought both albums for my own and still listen to them today although "Here We A-Go-GO Again" gets the nod. Johnnys crisp guitar and harmonica playing along with Jerry Rubins drums and Joe Osbournes bass gave this trio a great sound.
Great songs like Chuck Berrys "Maybelline" and Roger Millers "Dang Me" were spun out on Johnnys southern style of Rockabilly Blues. "High Heal Sneakers" has a great bottom line rhythym with Johnnys almost inert vocal style. The album is mostly all cover tunes but I really appreciated the way Rivers kept the tempo for the audience who on more than one occasion included themselves in on the show. It's a real simple concept with a small venue armed with talented musicians playing to a very receptive crowd. I still play these songs and although not a considered a classic by any means, it still remains one of my favorites."
More is Not Always Better
Nancy Sherburne | Tucson, Arizona, USA | 10/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My roommate and I had purchased Johnny Rivers' Whiskey A-Go-Go- on a record album long ago, so when I saw that plus his Here We A-Go-Go Again on a CD I bought it for her birthday. Both of us found we liked the first set of tracks better than the second, including Walkin' the Dog, Brown-Eyed Handsome Man and It Wouldn't Happen With Me. We found the tempo on the Whisky A-Go-Go was faster than on the Here We A-Go-Go. It still has the Rivers' sound and plenty of tracks to do some foot-stompin' to, just so long as you don't need to worry about turning the sound down."
Not what I remember
Ken Beaulieu | Syracuse, NY USA | 06/26/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"My mother had Johnny Rivers Live at the Whiskey A Go Go on album back in the mid sixties. It was completely different than what is offered here. I distinctly remember several songs that aren't on this collection. He did his own version of Suzy-Q. Also had Stop in the name of love, and Land of 1000 dances. If I thought about it long enough I'm sure I could think of others that aren't there as well. I was only 12 or 13 back then. I loved that album and wore it out completely. So where did these songs go? This being a two album set that's currently offered I have no way of knowing which songs are supposedly from which album? But I do know that this isn't right. I really wanted to buy that album again but this is so completely different and wrong!"