Monday, March 13, 2006

Jack Scott

I first heard about Jack Scott via a cover of his "The Way I Walk" by Robert Gordon and Link Wray. The menace in the record must have been wonderful for those guys to dig into. But who was the writer? Scott. He had a bunch of hits in the late fifties and early sixties, but his records were harder to get than a 56 chevrolet for a teenager in england in the late seventies. I kept watching though. Then I found Leroy on the London label. HaOoom! you know from the outset that it's gonna groove, then the bass/drum jump in and it really takes off.

Buy yourself a Great album from RollerCoaster Records

This album also contains the Carlton version of Go Wild Little Sadie. I thought i was going to post the 1960 version which was released on Carlton's subsiduary label, Guaranteed in 1960. A closer look at the sleeve notes for the excellent but out of print double cd Baby She's Gone on Castle (CMEDD 669) says that the Guaranteed single is a re-release of the Carlton track and has the Carlton version there, but compare them for yourself at the RCS Discography

EDIT I was pleasantly surprised on hearing the Capitol tracks at RCS. They come across sounding more relaxed and sort of Ricky Nelson/Johnny Burnette influenced, rather than the BigBallad C&W sound that Top Rank seemed to want to put out.

For some anecdotes and background about Jack Scott check out the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame and then try and see him performing somewhere - he's still packing a great show by all accounts.

Leroy MP3
Go Wild Little Sadie MP3


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting "Leroy." I bought it when it came out and haven't heard it in at least thirty years. It's still in a box in my basement..the one with dust all over it.

5:24 AM  
Blogger The DoorKeeper said...

You're Welcome! I bet there's a lot of good times in those old boxes!

9:12 AM  

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