November 27, 2007

Bachman Cummings: Jukebox

First a little history. When Neil Young started out on his guitar, one of his heroes was Randy Bachman, a performer who could play the Shadows instrumentals really well. Bachman would later perform with the Guess Who and of course the heavy rock group Bachman Turner Overdrive. In his Guess Who days keyboard player Burton Cummings was his right hand man and a few years back they got back together again as Bachman Cummings.

The two seasoned veterans decided it would be a good idea to go back to their roots and cut an album with the songs they grew up with and were a heavy influence on their style. So you get an obscure Beatles track from A Hard Day's Night, a raging version of Who Do You Love with Not Fade Away thrown in to make sure you understand that Buddy Holly was a big Bo Diddley fan. Bachman can show off his Hank B. Marvin licks in two Shadows tracks, Burton Cummings finally gets to play the piano part of Little Queenie and the album ends with an update of one the big Guess Who hits American Woman.

Bachman Cummings: Jukebox

Buy Jukebox at their website. The deluxe version comes with a behind the scenes interview DVD where the two musicians explain how the album came into fruition.

Tracks:

  1. Baby Come Back - The Equals
    (Eddy Grant)
  2. Who Do You Love - Bo Diddley / Buddy Holly / The Rolling Stones
    (Ellas McDaniel)
  3. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You - The Beatles
    (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
  4. The Walk - Jimmy McCracklin
    (Jimmy McCracklin)
  5. Don't Talk To Him - Cliff Richard & The Shadows
    (Cliff Richard / Bruce Welch)
  6. Man Of Mystery - The Shadows
    (Michael Carr)
  7. Ain't That Just Like A Woman - Fats Domino
    (Claude Demetrius / Fleecie Moore)
  8. Little Queenie - Chuck Berry / Bobby Rydell
    (Chuck Berry)
  9. Good Times - Sam Cooke/The Rolling Stones
    (Sam Cooke)
  10. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
    (Bob Dylan)
  11. Judy In Disguise
    (With Glasses) - John Fred & The Playboy Band
    (Andrew Bernard / John Fred)
  12. Don't You Just Know It - Huey 'Piano' Smith & The Clowns
    (Huey P. Smith)
  13. Yeh, Yeh - Georgie Fame
    (Jon Hendricks / Rodgers Grant / Pat Patrick)
  14. Agent Double-O Soul - Edwin Starr
    (Charles Hatcher / Bill Sharpley)
  15. The Letter - The Box Tops
    (Wayne Carson Thompson)
  16. Ain't That Loving You Baby - Elvis
    (Ivory Joe Hunter / Clyde Otis)
  17. American Woman 2007 - The Guess Who
    (Randy Bachman / Burton Cummings / Jim Kale / Garry Peterson)

» bachmancummings.com

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