Boogie Chillen

Various Artists
GENRE: ,
FORMAT: Audio CD - 3 Disc
£9.99
Release date: 11 Mar 2013

'A great triple disc selection by first gen Mod Rob Nicolls' Record Collector 4/5

'The truest sound of the early 60s club scene' Mojo 4/5

'This is probably the most significant mod collection I’ve seen' 10/10 Soul Music

CAT No: FVTD156UPC TEXT: 5055311001562

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Early Mods’ First-Choice Vinyl

The most enlightening and informative mod collection yet to see issue, Boogie Chillen not only provides a fascinating history lesson, but also delivers a compelling 3 ½ hours of great music.

At the start of the sixties, Britain bore witness to a new, brash youth movement, which up until the onset of hippy-dom later that decade, dominated the country’s fashion and musical landscape. These young modernists embraced a smart, stylish look along with the coolest sounds emanating from the US, and later, Jamaica. While the subculture eventually faded from British mainstream consciousness, it has never disappeared altogether, attracting new followers worldwide with each new generation.

Yet despite its enduring popularity, the music that inspired the original mod stylists has remained largely undocumented.  Boogie Chillen sets to put the record straight, collecting 75 of the most popular and influential tracks on the burgeoning mod scene of the early sixties. Annotated and compiled by first generation mod, Rob Nicholls, the 3CD set takes a musical journey, highlighting an array of classic R&B, jazz and rock & roll classics that found favour among those considered Britain’s coolest youths.

Disc One features recordings from 1952 through to 1960, from the elemental electric blues of John Lee Hooker, Slim Harpo and Elmore James, to the jazz grooves of Cannonball Adderley, via the rock & roll of Link Wray and Dale Hawkins. There are R&B cuts of all shades, from the New Orleans sounds of Huey Smith and Frankie Ford to the polished sound of Lloyd Price. Discs Two and Three concentrates on the early 1960s, presenting sounds that were contemporaneous with the blossoming mod club scene. The net is cast wide to include James Brown, early Motown and Stax sides, the Latin jazz of Ray Barretto and the sophisticate vocals of Mel Torme. It’s this variety of styles that sets Boogie Chillen apart from other mod compilations: the early mod scene embraced all forms of popular music – from Neil Sedaka to Booker T & The MG’s – as long as it satisfied the discerning early mods’ taste for cool grooves and rocking rhythms.

Tracklist

CD1

  1. Walkin’ The Boogie (John Lee Hooker)
  2. I Just Want To Make Love To You (Muddy Waters)
  3. Dust My Blues (Elmore James)
  4. Ain’t Got No Home (Clarence “Frogman” Henry)
  5. Who Do You Love? (Bo Diddley)
  6. Susie-Q (Dale Hawkins)
  7. Reet Petite (Jackie Wilson)
  8. I’m A King Bee (Slim Harpo)
  9. Little Bitty Pretty One (Thurston Harris)
  10. Don’t You Just Know It (Huey “Piano” Smith and The Clowns)
  11. Willie And The Hand Jive (The Johnny Otis Show)
  12. I’m A Lover Not A Fighter (Lazy Lester)
  13. A Lover’s Question (Clyde McPhatter)
  14. Rumble (Link Wray)
  15. Parchman Farm (Mose Allison)
  16. Stagger Lee (Lloyd Price)
  17. Sea Cruise (Frankie Ford)
  18. Hey Little Girl (Dee Clark)
  19. So Fine (The Fiestas)
  20. Red River Rock (Johnny and The Hurricanes)
  21. One Way Ticket (Neil Sedaka)
  22. I’m A Hog For You (The Coasters)
  23. You Got What It Takes (Marv Johnson)
  24. Tell Me (Howlin’ Wolf)
  25. Work Song (The Cannonball Adderley Quintet)

CD2

  1. Fannie Mae (Buster Brown)
  2. Shop Around (The Miracles)
  3. Just a Little Bit (Rosco Gordon)
  4. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) (Carla Thomas)
  5. Kiddio (Brook Benton)
  6. Ooh Poo Pah Doo, Parts 1 and 2 (Jessie Hill)
  7. I’ll Go Crazy (James Brown and The Famous Flames)
  8. You Talk Too Much (Joe Jones)
  9. Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go (Hank Ballard and The Midnighters)
  10. My Girl Josephine (Bill Black’s Combo)
  11. Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed)
  12. One Mint Julep (Ray Charles)
  13. Mother-In-Law (Ernie K-Doe)
  14. Mama Said (The Shirelles)
  15. Pills (Bo Diddley)
  16. Turn On Your Love Light (Bobby Bland)
  17. Come On (Chuck Berry)
  18. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody (James Ray)
  19. Quarter To Three (Gary US Bonds)
  20. The Twist (Chubby Checker)
  21. Do-Re-Mi (Lee Dorsey)
  22. It’s Gonna Work Out Fine (Ike and Tina Turner)
  23. Gypsy Woman (The Impressions)
  24. Down In The Bottom (Howlin’ Wolf)
  25. It Will Stand (The Showmen)

CD3

  1. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (Don and Bob)
  2. Watch Your Step (Bobby Parker)
  3. You Better Move On (Arthur Alexander)
  4. Night Train (James Brown and The Famous Flames)
  5. Twist And Shout (The Isley Brothers)
  6. Hide And Go Seek, Part 1 (Bunker Hill)
  7. Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah (Bob B Soxx and The Blue Jeans)
  8. Let’s Stick Together (Wilbert Harrison)
  9. Lover Please (Clyde McPhatter)
  10. Chains (The Cookies)
  11. I Keep Forgettin’ (Chuck Jackson)
  12. Crossroads (Homesick James)
  13. I Need Your Loving (Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford)
  14. Land Of 1000 Dances (Chris Kenner)
  15. Green Onions (Booker T and The MG’s)
  16. You Beat Me To The Punch (Mary Wells)
  17. Mind Your Own Business (Lightnin’ Slim)
  18. When My Little Girl Is Smiling (The Drifters)
  19. Fortune Teller (Benny Spellman)
  20. Some Other Guy (Richie Barrett)
  21. Rhythm Of The Rain (The Cascades)
  22. Walk On The Wild Side (Jimmy Smith)
  23. Got To Have Some (Willie Mabon)
  24. El Watusi (Ray Barretto)
  25. Comin’ Home Baby (Mel Torme)