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Riot City: Rocking Northwest Instrumentals [CD]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 July 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B00005M08Q
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 434,788 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Riot City - Rocky & His Friends
2. Sticky - The Olympics
3. David's Mood* - Dave Lewis
4. Turn On - Don And The Goodtimes
5. Backfire - The Raymarks
6. Ages High* - Classics
7. Clyde, Clyde, The Cow's Outside - The Counts
8. Alki Point - The Jesters
9. Hitch Hiking Home - Johnny & The Velvetones
10. Quiet Riot* - The Good Guys
11. Backyard Compost - The Imperials
12. Mr Meadowlands* - The Chessmen
13. Sampan - The Billingham Accents
14. Somethin' Or Other - Sir Raleigh
15. Wop Sticks - Johnny & The Velvetones
16. I've Got A Woman* - The Juveniles
17. Work Song - The Raymarks
18. Fidget - Leroy & The Galahads
19. Purple Peanuts* - The Beachcombers
20. Excelsior* - The Adventurers
See all 31 tracks on this disc

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Musical Mayhem 25 May 2008
By Richard
Format:Audio CD
There's no Top 40 names here among a load of instrumentalists from Wailers country though Don & the Goodtimes made the Hot 100.Here is one of their pre fame tracks
Whats's here is as good as the stuff that made it.Dave Lewis for instance does the original version of David's Mood which is better known by the Kingsmen's cover.
Involved here is one Jerry Dennon,a Seattle based entreprenuer who operated the label named after him as Jerden.The label first recorded the Kingsmen.
The Jesters listed here with Aki Point are not the same ones who were on Sun and neither is Gentleman Jim anything to do with Jim Reeves!
Defintely good stuff here-even though its mainly regional breakouts and one offs.
A few would make it in the 70s in other bands eg the Chessmen was the earliest stop for Terry & Susan Jacks who had hits as the Poppy Family and solo ones by Terry Jacks.
The British Invasion made little difference as the music of the North West carried on as normal but Jerry Dennon DID try and create his own version via Sir Raleigh & the Cupons whose Something or other-a variant on Hot Pastrami- has a voice over which could very well be Ian Whitcomb the only non American on the label who charted in his own right with You turn me on. His accent becomes more Welsh than his native Irish one-probably a good Tom Jones impersonator!
The Raymarks put in a Louie Louie-inspired version of Cannonball Adderley's Work Song which is not entirely obvious.And from the same source comes the Imperials' rewrite of Sack O'Woe here called Backyard Compost!
Also not as obviously recognisable as Russ Comway's version is the the famous Chopsticks here done by Johnny & the Velvetones as Wop Sticks though what Chinese influences it's supposed to have were lost at the beginning!
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