Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Totally Live at the Whiskey a Go Go
Genres: Pop, Rock
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Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 11/08/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a reissue of Johnny Rivers' first and second albums (At the Whiskey a Go Go and Here We a Go Go Again!). Both albums were recorded live at the Whiskey a Go Go, where Johnny and his sidemen were the "house band" at the time. Johnny Rivers may not have been the most original rocker around, but he played with an infecious enthusiasm that was quite enjoyable. It should be pointed out that all but two of the songs here are cover versions of other people's material. The two original songs here are Johnny's composition "John Lee Hooker" (mistitled "Whiskey a Go Go"), and "Walk Myself on Home" which was written by his bass player and his drummer. Although Johnny's cover versions are almost never as good as the original performers versions, the songs still have a fun, intimate, small club feel to them. Don't go looking for much originality in this CD, but if you are a fan of Johnny Rivers, you will enjoy it."
A little goes a long way...........
ttsxii | Jackson, Mi USA | 03/03/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As much as I like Johnny Rivers, (and I am a big fan), this is way too monotonous. This 2 fer was recorded before he hit his stride with "...AND I KNOW YOU WANNA DANCE" (which is still not out on CD! ). Of course the advantages of CD players is that most are programmable. This might be great for a party but it's too much of the same thing if you're listening to it on a long drive."
Live Rivers Rocks....
Fred & Sharey Ingman | Eugene, Oregon USA | 08/11/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not usually a fan of live rock performances, but Rivers club performances are much more fun and infectious than massive stadium concerts. There's not much here in the way original material. However, Johnny's treatments of Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and even Beatles standards are a great listen!"