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  • Label JASMINE

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  • Genre Pop

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Ames Brothers, The - They Are The Ones - Early Hits & More 2-CD CD 1
01 A Tree In The Meadow
02 You, You, You Are The One
03 Cruising Down The River
04 Rag Mop
05 Sentimental Me
06 Music, Music, Music
07 Stars Are The Windows Of Heaven
08 Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)
09 Thirsty For Your Kisses
10 Oh Babe
11 The Thing
12 The Wang Wang Blues
13 Hawaiian War Chant
14 Undecided
15 Sentimental Journey
16 I Wanna Love You
17 I'll Still Love You
18 Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart
19 String Along
20 My Favourite Song
21 No Moon At All
22 Can't I?
23 My Love, My Life, My Happiness
24 I Can't Believe That You're In Love...
Ames Brothers, The - They Are The Ones - Early Hits & More 2-CD CD 2
01 Tell Me A Story
02 Sing Me A Song Of The Islands
03 Shadrack
04 I Love You Much Too Much
05 Only, Only You
06 Music By The Angels
07 Lovely Lady Dressed In Blue
08 Who'll Take My Place When I'm Gone
09 The Last Round-Up
10 Blue Hawaii
11 My Little Grass Shack
12 Stardust
13 If You Had All The World And Its Gold
14 My Love Serenade
15 Hoop Dee Doo
16 Dormi Dormi
17 Lorelei
18 To Think You've Chosen Me
19 You Are My Sunshine
20 Moon Of Manakoora
21 Lazy River
22 I Don't Mind Being All Alone
23 Wagon Wheels
24 Candy Bar Boogie (Eight Bites To The..)
25 Lingering Down The Lane
Ames Brothers Rockin' Shoes T he Ames Brothers were indeed brothers, though their actual... more
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Ames Brothers

Rockin' Shoes

The Ames Brothers were indeed brothers, though their actual family name was Urick. They were a successful and versatile quartet with a distinctive vocal blend and a very recognizable lead vocalist in Ed Ames. They started recording in the late 1940s and had several big hit records, first with Coral (such as the jivey Rag Mop in 1950) and then with RCA (such as the romantic You, You, You in 1953 and the Scottish march My Bonnie Lassie in 1956). They continued to have hit records, but Rockin' Shoes was the closest they got to rock 'n' roll. It was the B-side of their version of Tammy, the title song from a Debbie Reynolds movie (and Debbie's version far outsold theirs).

Rockin' Shoes is a good record. The brothers harmonize in their characteristic style, and they get good pop-rock backing from band leader Joe Reisman (whose work two years earlier on Bo Diddley, Track 19 of this collection, was not so good). The guitar work behind the vocals provides a vaguely Latin-sounding beat that's not exactly a cha-cha, often called a 'rock-a-cha' in those days.

Pop vocal groups of the early 50s usually sang as an ensemble, with an occasional moment of a solo by the lead singer. In the rock 'n' roll era it was more common to have a lead singer doing the tune and the other singers backing that up, sometimes with some repetitive 'doo-wop' figure. Reisman's arrangement on this record combines the two approaches, backing up the ensemble Ames Brothers with the Ray Charles singers.

The songwriters, Augustus Stevenson and 'David Hill' (about whom, more in a minute) had real rock 'n' roll credentials. Together, they wrote Frenzy, recorded by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and Elvis's hit I Got Stung. 'David Hill' had the original recording of All Shook Up (which was turned into a hit by Elvis) and as 'David Dante' had the original record of a song he co-wrote, Speedy Gonzales (which was turned into a hit by Pat Boone). His real name was David Hess. In addition to songwriting, Hess did some acting and appeared in numerous TV shows and movies.

The song's title and lyric borrow freely from Roy Brown's (and covered by many, including Elvis) Good Rockin' Tonight. Brown wrote, "I want you to bring along my rockin' shoes/'Cause tonight I'm gonna rock away all my blues." The Ames Brothers sing, "we're gonna dance away our blues." They, however, didn't seem to need anyone to deliver their shoes.

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Tracklist
Ames Brothers, The - They Are The Ones - Early Hits & More 2-CD CD 1
01 A Tree In The Meadow
02 You, You, You Are The One
03 Cruising Down The River
04 Rag Mop
05 Sentimental Me
06 Music, Music, Music
07 Stars Are The Windows Of Heaven
08 Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)
09 Thirsty For Your Kisses
10 Oh Babe
11 The Thing
12 The Wang Wang Blues
13 Hawaiian War Chant
14 Undecided
15 Sentimental Journey
16 I Wanna Love You
17 I'll Still Love You
18 Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart
19 String Along
20 My Favourite Song
21 No Moon At All
22 Can't I?
23 My Love, My Life, My Happiness
24 I Can't Believe That You're In Love...
Ames Brothers, The - They Are The Ones - Early Hits & More 2-CD CD 2
01 Tell Me A Story
02 Sing Me A Song Of The Islands
03 Shadrack
04 I Love You Much Too Much
05 Only, Only You
06 Music By The Angels
07 Lovely Lady Dressed In Blue
08 Who'll Take My Place When I'm Gone
09 The Last Round-Up
10 Blue Hawaii
11 My Little Grass Shack
12 Stardust
13 If You Had All The World And Its Gold
14 My Love Serenade
15 Hoop Dee Doo
16 Dormi Dormi
17 Lorelei
18 To Think You've Chosen Me
19 You Are My Sunshine
20 Moon Of Manakoora
21 Lazy River
22 I Don't Mind Being All Alone
23 Wagon Wheels
24 Candy Bar Boogie (Eight Bites To The..)
25 Lingering Down The Lane