Saturday, December 05, 2009

1028 - Mojo 7. Johnny Burnette and The Rock and Roll Trio - Johnny Burnette and The Rock and Roll Trio (1956)

Track Listing

1. Honey Hush
2. Lonesome Train, On a Lonesome Track
3. Sweet Love On My Mind
4. Rock Billy Boogie
5. Lonesome Tears In My Eyes
6. All By Myself
7. The Train Kept a Rollin'
8. I Just Found Out
9. Your Baby Blue Eyes
10. Chains of Love
11. I Love You So
12. Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee


Next to Johnny Burnette Elvis sounds like a choirboy, with his Rockabilly yells, fuzzy guitar and hard driving rock, Burnette is endlessly more interesting than Elvis, even if in a couple of tracks he resembles the king slightly.

It is on the more innovative and aggressive tracks, however, that this album comes into its own. The Train Kept a Rollin' is just an example of what must have sounded almost like noise at the time.

Of course Burnette never had the projection of Elvis, but this is the result of making music which is much less directed to pleasing teenager than to simply rocking and ushering in the whole Rockabilly idea and sound... a great album yet again.

Track Highlights

1. The Train Kept a Rollin'
2. Rock Billy Boogie
3. Honey Hush
4. Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Johnny Burnette's name and song writing abilities gained prominence again when Ringo Starr released his version of “You’re Sixteen” in 1973 (although the song was written by Bob and Dick Sherman) and his pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. One of his songs, "Train Kept A-Rollin'" by Tiny Bradshaw, would later be recorded by The Yardbirds and Aerosmith.

Train Kept a Rollin':

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