“Whole Lotta Shakin’” by Carl Perkins - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1958Album Chart of the Decade: 1950s

TJR says

Bashed out in two recording sessions in June, the second Carl Perkins LP screams “no imagination”. The performances are enthusiastic and lively, but never grip me in the way that the originals do. Ultimately, if I want to listen to “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On” I’m going to want Jerry Lee. If I want “Tutti Frutti”, “Long Tall Sally” or “Ready Teddy” I’m going to dig out Little Richard. If I want “I Got A Woman” I’m going to listen to Ray Charles. If I want “Hey Good Lookin” I’ll play Hank Williams. Not that there’s bad renditions here; “That’s All Right” is particularly strong. Had I been a kid at the hop and Carl was playing I would have danced for sure. Whole Lotta Shakin’? Yep, it does what it says on the tin.

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A1 [03:00] 6.4.png Carl Perkins - Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On (Dave Williams, Roy Hall) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A2 [02:07] 6.2.png Carl Perkins - Tutti Frutti (Richard Penniman, Dorothy LaBostrie, Joe Lubin) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A3 [03:29] 6.0.png Carl Perkins - Shake, Rattle And Roll (Jesse Stone) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A4 [02:11] 6.1.png Carl Perkins - Sitting On Top Of The World (Lonnie Chatmon, Walter Vinson) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A5 [02:05] 6.0.png Carl Perkins - Ready Teddy (Robert Alexander Blackwell, John Marascalco) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A6 [03:00] 6.2.png Carl Perkins - Long Tall Sally (Richard Penniman, Robert Alexander Blackwell, Enotris Johnson) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B1 [03:36] 7.0.png Carl Perkins - That’s All Right (Arthur Crudup) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B2 [03:05] 6.4.png Carl Perkins - Where The Rio De Rosa Flows (Vic McAlpin, Jimmy Logsdon) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B3 [02:20] 6.2.png Carl Perkins - Good Rockin’ Tonight (Roy Brown) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B4 [03:13] 6.3.png Carl Perkins - I Got A Woman (Ray Charles Robinson, Renald J. Richard) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B5 [02:43] 5.4.png Carl Perkins - Hey, Good Lookin’ (Hank Williams) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B6 [02:11] 6.1.png Carl Perkins - Jenny, Jenny (Richard Penniman, Enotris Johnson) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

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