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British rock�n�roll at its best
on 5 February 2005
Johnny Kidd and the Pirates had a string of UK hits between 1959 and 1964. Shaking all over (a UK number one hit) and I'll never get over you (a top five hit) were their only major hits but they also made the charts with Please don't touch, You got what it takes (a cover of the Brook Benton and Dinah Washington classic), Restless, Linda Lu, Shot of rhythm and blues, Hungry for love and Always and ever. These hits make up the first nine tracks, so if you just want to play the hits, it's quite simple.
The remainder of the collection contains a selection of covers of American songs that are ideally suited to the group's style including Oh boy (Buddy Holly), Whole lotta woman (Marvin Rainwater), a rocking version of Your cheating heart (Hank Williams), I know (Barbara George) and many others.
In the early sixties, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates were among the best rock'n'roll groups that Britain had to offer - perhaps even the best of the lot. This collection of their best music is a fitting reminder of their brilliance.