Back in the rockin' '50s, invariably chart-busting R&B records would inspire a slew of covers, follow-ups and some damn fine copy-cat wannabes. "Play It Again," the first of two sets, kicks off with Jackie Brenston's "My Real Gone Rocket" a sequel to his big hit "Rocket 88," considered by many to be the first fully imagined Rock & Roll smash opus to hit the jukes in 1951, placing Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm at the head of the game. Roy Brown's "Mr. Hound Dog's In Town" was one of many post hound-dog songs released after Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton's #1 chart-topper (backed by R&B pioneer Johnny Otis Orchestra). From solo R&B singers we also highlight vocal groups like the Cadillacs and Monotones with spin-offs to their own hits "Speedo" and "Book of Love". Early soul-wailing is represented by the likes of Ann Cole and Joe Tex. There's something for everyone on this 32-song collection. The Bop never stops.
Back in the rockin' '50s, invariably chart-busting R&B records would inspire a slew of covers, follow-ups and some damn fine copy-cat wannabes. "Play It Again," the first of two sets, kicks off with Jackie Brenston's "My Real Gone Rocket" a sequel to his big hit "Rocket 88," considered by many to be the first fully imagined Rock & Roll smash opus to hit the jukes in 1951, placing Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm at the head of the game. Roy Brown's "Mr. Hound Dog's In Town" was one of many post hound-dog songs released after Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton's #1 chart-topper (backed by R&B pioneer Johnny Otis Orchestra). From solo R&B singers we also highlight vocal groups like the Cadillacs and Monotones with spin-offs to their own hits "Speedo" and "Book of Love". Early soul-wailing is represented by the likes of Ann Cole and Joe Tex. There's something for everyone on this 32-song collection. The Bop never stops.
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Play It Again: R&B Answers Copycats & Follow-Ups
Artist: Play It Again R&B Answers Copycats & Follow-Ups
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1. My Real Gone Rocket - Jackie Brenston ; His Delta Cats
2. Walkin' ; Talkin' - Venus ; Group
3. Mr. Hound Dog's in Town - Roy Brown
4. Those Lonely Lonely Nights - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
5. Baby It's You (Updated '58 Version) - the Spaniels
6. Annie Was a Stroller - the Ideals
7. Chains of Love Have Disappeared - Little Caesar
8. He's So Fine - the Corvells
9. Forgive Me, Clawdy - Lloyd Price 1
10. You Must Come in at the Door - Ruth McFadden 1
11. Mathilda Has Finally Come Back - Cookie ; His Cupcakes 1
12. Pappa - Benny Brown 1
13. Play It Again - Pat Lundy ; Group 1
14. Caldonia's Party - Smiley Lewis 1
15. Yes I Will Love You Tomorrow - Jon E. Holiday ; Group 1
16. You Said You Had a Woman - Geneva Vallier 1
17. Mama Didn't Lie - the Fascinations 1
18. (Dee Dee) Be My Girl - Dee Dee Sharp 1
19. Book of Dance - the Monotones 2
20. Oh What a Night - the Caprisians 2
21. I'm the Jivin' Mr. Lee - Kenny Martin 2
22. I Quit My Knockin' - Carol Fran ; Group 2
23. Jim Dandy Got Married - la Vern Baker ; the Gliders 2
24. Babalu's Wedding Day - the Eternals 2
25. I Found Out - the Du Droppers 2
26. Speedo Is Back - the Cadillacs 2
27. Don't Stop the Wedding - Ann Cole ; Group 2
28. Molly B. Good - Bobby Hendricks ; the Coasters 2
29. We're Going Rocking Tonight - Roy Brown 3
30. All in Your Mind - the Harptones 3
31. Charlie Brown Got Expelled - Joe Tex ; His X Classmates 3
32. Florence Don't Leave Me - the Paragons

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Back in the rockin' '50s, invariably chart-busting R&B records would inspire a slew of covers, follow-ups and some damn fine copy-cat wannabes. "Play It Again," the first of two sets, kicks off with Jackie Brenston's "My Real Gone Rocket" a sequel to his big hit "Rocket 88," considered by many to be the first fully imagined Rock & Roll smash opus to hit the jukes in 1951, placing Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm at the head of the game. Roy Brown's "Mr. Hound Dog's In Town" was one of many post hound-dog songs released after Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton's #1 chart-topper (backed by R&B pioneer Johnny Otis Orchestra). From solo R&B singers we also highlight vocal groups like the Cadillacs and Monotones with spin-offs to their own hits "Speedo" and "Book of Love". Early soul-wailing is represented by the likes of Ann Cole and Joe Tex. There's something for everyone on this 32-song collection. The Bop never stops.