Benny Joy – Rocks – CDD


Band: Benny Joy

Label: Bear Family Records

Format: CDD

Catalogue Number: BCD17645


• For the first time ever, this R’n’R compilation combines his outstanding 1950s singles with a multitude of fantastic rocking band demos first released in the ’70s and ’80s!
• • In addition to classics like Miss Bobby Sox, Crash The Party, Spin The Bottle, Button Nose, Rollin’ The Juke Box Rock and Little Red Book, Bear Family also provides lesser-known gems like Wild Wild Lover, Gossip, Gossip, Gossip, I’m Gonna Move, Love Zone, two instrumental rockers Money, Money and Rebel Rock and and and …!
• • Carefully remastered edition; the beautifully illustrated booklet contains detailed liner notes by Roland Heinrich.

• Includes 36 page booklet

Benny Joy, who was born on November 5, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia and whose real name
was Benjamin Eidson, was an American rock & roll and rockabilly singer who released singles for Tri-
Dec, Dixie, Antler, Ram and Decca during his music career. In 1958, Joy managed to be one of the
first rockabilly singers to be part of a European tour, alongside the Platters, Barry DeVorzon and
numerous other artists. The tour went through Italy, France and Germany, among other countries.

Benny Joy unfortunately failed to achieve commercial musical success and his singles are
highly sought after in collector circles today, but he did have success as a songwriter under his civil
name Benny Eidson and wrote songs for Marty Robbins, Jackie Wilson, Charlie Rich, Johnny Cash
and Carl Smith, among others – and quite successfully! With the rock & roll and rockabilly revival of
the 1970s and 1980s, his recordings were made available to the rock & roll public and hit like a bomb!

Bear Family Records® focuses primarily on the rare demo recordings from 1957/’58
unearthed by Cees Kloop and White Label from the 1970s onwards, which are of incredibly good
quality and recorded with a full band.
Benny Joy died of cancer in October 1988 at the age of 52.

• Crash The Party I’m Gonna Move Ittie Bittie Everything Money Money ‘Hey’ … High School Baby Little Red Book
• Gossip, Gossip, Gossip Dark Angel Miss Bobby Sox I Need A Whole Lotta You Love Zone Nosey, Nosey Neighbors
• Cold Cold Woman Spin The Bottle (What’ll I Do) Call The Zoo Rebel Rock Little Girl, Little Girl Rollin’ The Juke Box Rock
• Bundle Of Love Steady With Betty Indian Giver Talking About It Touchdown Crash The Party (1978) Spin The Bottle (Tri-Dec) Button Nose In Study Hall Wild Wild Lover I’m Doubtful Of Your Love Come Back

GENRE: Rock N Roll
BARCODE: 4000127176455
RELEASE DATE: 26/01/2024

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg