Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

January 18, 2021

Johnny Burnette, “Rock’n Roll” (Skyline LP, Sweden)

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A1 Oh Baby Babe
A2 Tear It Up
A3 Believe What You Say
A4 You’re Sixteen
A5 One-Sided Love Affair
A6 Touch Me
A7 Gumbo
B1 Rockin’ Johnny Home
B2 Kiss Me
B3 Me And The Bear
B4 Boppin’ Rosalie
B5 Do Baby Do
B6 Sweet Baby Doll
B7 Love Kept A-Rollin’

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One of my most-played LP’s of the mid-80’s, this Swedish LP (issued in 1983 on Skyline Records, a label that also had superb Johnny Carroll and Narvel Felts albums) compiled a number of rare Johnny Burnette sides (including songwriting demos) into one all-killer, no-filler collection, spanning 1956-60 (Johnny passed away in a boating accident in 1964) and showing Burnette’s unique talent as a songwriter and singer as well as the various eclectic styles in which he could work. I’d assume all or most of this eventually came out on the Bear Family box (which I’ve never been able to afford), but for now, settle back and enjoy a well-programmed selection of rarities from the master, JOHNNY BURNETTE.

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