Παρασκευή, 2 Νοεμβρίου 2012

The Honeydrippers

The Honeydrippers: Volume One ήταν το EP που κυκλοφόρησε στις 24 Σεπτεμβρίου του 1984, από μια μπάντα με αρχηγό τον Robert Plant. Βέβαια, και τα υπόλοιπα μέλη της μπάντας δεν ήταν καθόλου ευκαταφρόνητα. Ο Nile Rodgers, ο Jeff Beck και ο Jimmy Page
συμπλήρωναν το συγκρότημα που δημιουργήθηκε λόγω της επιθυμίας του αφεντικού της Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegün να ηχογραφήσει ένα άλμπουμ με τα αγαπημένα του τραγούδια της δεκαετίας του 1950.

Αυτό είναι το εξώφυλλο του δίσκου που ήταν ο πρώτος και ταυτόχρονα ο τελευταίος για το συγκρότημα.

To Tracklisting ακολουθεί:


1984 vinyl edition
Side one

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Get a Thrill"   Rudy Toombs 2:37
2. "Sea of Love"   George Khoury, Phil Phillips 3:01
3. "I Got a Woman"   Ray Charles, Renald Richard 2:55
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Young Boy Blues"   Doc Pomus, Phil Spector 3:28
2. "Rockin' at Midnight"   Roy Brown 5:55

Το γιατί δεν ηχογράφησαν άλλο άλμπουμ, το περιγράφει πολύ καλά η wikipedia:

To Plant's horror,[2] "Sea of Love" became Plant's biggest-selling single. According to Plant, the original single was "Rockin' at Midnight," with "Sea of Love" as the "B" side. The single was eventually "flipped" because radio stations were playing "Sea of Love" far more than Rockin' at Midnight. Plant feared his career would be ruined by this, and that people would think of him now as a "crooner", instead of the rock and roll singer he'd always been.[2] As a result, when he would be asked about The Honeydrippers in years to come, Plant would refer to The Honeydrippers as having been "put to sleep."[2] "Rockin at Midnight" is a remake of the 1949 recording by Roy Brown, the song's author, who wrote it as an answer record to his 1947 composition and recording, "Good Rockin' Tonight".
The album was re-released in a remastered edition in 2007 as part of a Robert Plant remaster series, with the live version of "Rockin' at Midnight" [previously released on the 12-inch single version of the studio recording] included as a bonus track. Plant and Ertegün discussed the possibility of doing another Honeydrippers album, but with the latter’s death in December 2006, the plan was shelved permanently.[2]

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