In time for 2021’s post‐Covid19(?) spring season: latest CD release in our ‘Seasons Greetings’ series
1 CD with 16‐page booklet, 28 tracks. Total playing time approx. 67 minutes.
*The second edition on the subject of spring and Easter In Bear Family’s ‘Season’s Greetings’ CD series.
*This musical journey through time includes selected titles from four decades, springtime songs and popular hits from 1936 to 1963.
*Genre‐spanning, from jazz and pop to country and R&B to rock ‘n’ roll ‐ and always hard on the subject ‐ here the rooster and the hen go crazy, the eggs rock & roll and the Easter bunny dances!
*Rock with fiery guitars comes from Vilas Craig, Link Wray and Tina’s former husband, a.o.
*Also danceable teen rock can be heard! First and foremost Bobby Rydell with a rare number as well as some Doo Wop groups like The Pentagons and The Velvets.
*Speaking of rare, Bear Family also delivers some tracks on CD for the first time this time, including recordings by Ray Coleman, The Jaye Brothers, Al Allen, Jerry Duane and others!
*The full‐colour 16‐page booklet includes comments by the producer on each song and, as always, is richly illustrated!
Yes, the spring fever. Everyone feels it, as soon as the first warm sunbeams let nature awake to new life. Good keyword, this compilation also lets us awake to new life, even in Corona times! With these rhythms and the swinging sound, Easter eggs can be painted in no time. Or better yet, shake a leg! It’s Spring Fever!
The musical spring
This Bear Family CD has it all again. Once more we deliver a wide musical range from the years 1936 to 1963. But far from it, the oldest recording is not jazz, it comes from the Dixon Brothers and is pure original Country Blues. Country music in its traditional form is also provided by Bill Wimberly & The Country Rhythm Boys. But also jazz can be heard from such illustrious artists as Django Reinhardt, Ramsey Lewis and the Andrews Sisters. Along with hot rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly rhythms, there’s plenty to discover from pop to twist, including famous artists with rare recordings, such as Pat Boone’s classic ‘April Love’, here as a rare film version, or Ray Anthony with the Bookends and his rare twist version of ‘Bunny Hop’. With the CD comes a full‐colour 16‐page booklet with accompanying text on the individual songs and artists, written by the producer, as well as many photos and illustrations!
01 ’Springtime Fever Time’ Radio Commercial
02 Spring Fever ‐ Vilas Craig & The Kollege Kings
03 Hello Spring ‐ Craig Douglas
04 I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time ‐ The Andrews Sisters
05 Sound Of Spring ‐ Ramsey Lewis Trio
06 Chicken Reel ‐ Les Paul
07 Rock, Chicken, Rock ‐ Ray Coleman & His Skyrockets
08 One Fried Egg ‐ The Charioteers
09 Chicken Rock ‐ Fat Daddy Holmes
10 I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time ‐ Bill Haley & His Comets
11 Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens ‐ The Jaye Brothers
12 Egghead ‐ Al Allen
13 Run Chicken Run ‐ Link Wray & The Raymen
14 The Rooster ‐ Ike Turner’s Kings Of Rhythm
15 It’s Spring Again ‐ The Pentagons
16 Jungle Bunny ‐ The Fabulous Pearls
17 Bunny Hop Twist ‐ Ray Anthony & The Bookends
18 Swingtime In Springtime ‐ Django Reinhardt & Le Quintette Du Hot Club De France
19 April Love (Film Version) ‐ Shirley Jones & Pat Boone
20 Easter Day ‐ The Dixon Brothers
21 Easter Parade ‐ Judy Garland & Fred Astaire
22 Spring Fever ‐ The Velvets
23 April Showers ‐ Bobby Rydell
24 Spring Fever ‐ Ramsey Lewis Trio
25 It Might As Well Be Spring ‐ Jerry Duane with The Monarchs
26 Ole Mister Cottontail ‐ Bill Wimberly & The Country Rhythm Boys
27 Spring Time Rock ‐ Jimmy Volk with The Matched Aces
28 End Of Spring ‐ Les Baxter & His Orchestra
GENRE: Rock N Roll/Country/Jazz