Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Flip My Lid
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 09/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I felt fortunate to find this disc and Jubilee & Josie R&B Vocal Groups, Vol. 3 in a $2 sale that made me also pull out The Best of the Cadillacs. So I've been having a trip back to the 50s when I was watching Romper Room & Captain Kangaroo. Great Britain's Sequel Records have produced an excellent series pulling songs from these two legendary labels that were in the thick of the doo-wop era & early rock and roll. The Toppers pound the ivories on the double entendre "Baby Let Me Bang Your Box." The Cues' "Only You" may not have hit the charts, but it is a lovely, sentimental ballad, "You live in all of my dreams, You're my every prayer, There'll never be another love for me for I love only you." The flip side is an uptempo charmer, "I Fell for Your Lovin," "Humpty Dumpty sitting on the wall, Spied a chick & had a great fall; I felt the same way that Humpty did, When I first saw you, I flipped my lid." "Feeling Low" by the Orioles is another lovely track dramatically packed with heartbreak. "Ooh Baby" was a B-side by the Teardrops recorded in 1954 that rocks joyfully on a simple guitar riff. The Clicks' record "Peace & Contentment" dropped quickly out of sight after its release in 1955, but its gospel groove is a delight. This is another outstanding volume with some rare nuggets from the 50s. Enjoy!"
Allan J. Lueb | ISA | 01/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you really want to hear the roots of rock and roll than this CD is for you. It covers the R&B Doo Wop sounds of the early 50's and for the collector it is a must."