The Grill Can’t Help It: A Summer Smorgasbord Of 50 Rock ‘n’ Roll Treats

Various Artists
FORMAT: Audio CD - 2 Disc
Release date: 18 Jul 2011


"A very nice compilation of recordings...that range metophorically from freshly baked to stale bread."   RECORD COLLECTOR

"All fifty tracks have merit and range from good through excellent to superb."   ROCKABILLY HALL

CAT No: FVDD112UPC TEXT: 5055311001128

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Ah, the onset of summer and all the wonderments that the season can bring. With blue skies and balmy breezes on the horizon, there can be no better way of celebrating the gift of life than organizing a picnic, a barbecue or a day at the beach. In order to maximize the moment and intensify the flavour, Fantastic Voyage has cooked up a generous serving of rock & roll which will titillate the taste buds to perfection.

With apologies to 20th Century Fox and Jayne Mansfield’s bubbling bouillon in The Girl Can’t Help It, we have included some of the spiciest selections you could wish to find in The Grill Can’t Help It. Bearing in mind that food, drink and summer fun played a major role in the songs that satiated teenage appetites at the dawning of the big beat, Stuart Colman has drawn up the menu which is jammed with all the right ingredients. The bill of fare boasts such classic titles as ‘Saturday Night Fish Fry’, ‘Drinkin Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee’ and ‘Summertime’, all of which serve as an appetizer for even rarer cuts like The Danderliers’ ‘Chop, Chop Boom’ and ‘Phil Gray’s ‘Pepper Hot Baby’.

Needless to say, the 2xCD set also features a range of entrees that have been denied a visit to the digital format for far too long.What with the nation experiencing a Rock ‘n’ Royal wedding during the warmest spring in living memory, the prospect of a good-to-be-alive summer bodes extremely well for The Grill Can’t Help It.



  1. Let’s Have A Picnic (Mickey & Sylvia)
  2. French Fried Potatoes And Ketchup (Amos Milburn)
  3. Cool Shake (The Del Vikings)
  4. Three Little Pigs (Lloyd Price)
  5. Summertime, Summertime (The Jamies)
  6. Blue Plate Special (Freddy Cannon)
  7. Hot Dog (Dale Hawkins)
  8. Salt Pork, West Virginia (Louis Jordan)
  9. Crawfish (Elvis Presley)
  10. Jeannie’s Bikini (Dick Glasser)
  11. Good Gravy Baby (Varetta Dillard)
  12. Take It Easy Greasy (Bobby Charles)
  13. Saturday Night Fish Fry (Chuck Miller)
  14. Soda Pop Pop (Tommy Sands)
  15. Hambone (Red Saunders)
  16. Summertime Symphony (Jamie Coe)
  17. Peanuts (Little Joe & The Thrillers)
  18. Johnny’s Little Lamb (The Sputniks)
  19. Ice Water (Glenn Barber)
  20. Chop Chop Boom (The Danderliers)
  21. Puddin’ Pie (The Lockettes)
  22. One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer (Thurston Harris)
  23. Pepper Hot Baby (Phil Gray & His Go Boys)
  24. Catfish Boogie (Tennessee Ernie Ford)
  25. Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (Jerry Lee Lewis)


  1. Fried Onions (Lord Rockingham’s XI)
  2. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) (Ronnie Hawkins)
  3. Gumbo (Johnny Burnette)
  4. Little Pigeon (Chuck Sims)
  5. Summertime (Gene Vincent)
  6. Turtle Dovin’ (The Coasters)
  7. Cotton Candy (Lenny Capello & The Dots)
  8. El Pizza (Dudley)
  9. Chicken House (Dave Rich)
  10. Sun Glasses (The Shades)
  11. It Ain’t The Meat (The Swallows)
  12. Closest To The Bone (Louis Prima)
  13. Beachcomber (Jo-Ann Campbell)
  14. Duck Tail (Joe Clay)
  15. Summer's Love (Richard Barrett with The Chantels: )
  16. Bacon Fat (Andre Williams)
  17. Cherry Pie (Marvin & Johnny)
  18. Sugar Dumplin’ (Jerry Jaye)
  19. Apple Cider (Doc Starkes & His Nite Riders)
  20. Short’nin’ Bread Rock (Kay Cee Jones)
  21. The Sun Is Shining (Jimmy Reed)
  22. Git With The Grits (Wynonie Harris)
  23. Sunday Barbecue (Tennessee Ernie Ford)
  24. Chilli Beans (Felix & His Guitar)
  25. One Summer Night (The Danleers)