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The Ames Brothers: Together 2-CD

CD on JASMINE RECORDS by AMES BROTHERS - Together 2-CD

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  • Interpret: The Ames Brothers

  • Album titlle: Together 2-CD

  • Label JASMINE

  • Price code JAS
  • Genre Pop

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0604988043426

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Ames Brothers, The - Together 2-CD CD 1
01 I'm Gonna Love You The Ames Brothers
02 It Only Hurts For A Little While The Ames Brothers
03 Wrong Again The Ames Brothers
04 The Cradle Song The Ames Brothers
05 My Bonnie Lassie The Ames Brothers
06 Southern Cross The Ames Brothers
07 So Will I The Ames Brothers
08 The Game Of Love The Ames Brothers
09 One More Time The Ames Brothers
10 The Next Time It Happens The Ames Brothers
11 The Man With The Banjo The Ames Brothers
12 Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral The Ames Brothers
13 Merci Beaucoup The Ames Brothers
14 Forever Darling The Ames Brothers
15 Once Upon A Tune The Ames Brothers
16 I Saw Esau The Ames Brothers
17 My Love, Your Love The Ames Brothers
18 Gotta Be This Or That The Ames Brothers
19 Let's Walk And Talk The Ames Brothers
20 I Got A Cold For Christmas The Ames Brothers
21 Time For Sleeping The Ames Brothers
22 If You Want My Heart The Ames Brothers
23 The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane The Ames Brothers
24 Sympathetic Eyes The Ames Brothers
25 That's The Way Love Goes The Ames Brothers
26 Autumn Leaves The Ames Brothers
27 Why Do I Keep Lovin' You? The Ames Brothers
28 You And I The Ames Brothers
29 Sweet Brown-Eyed Baby The Ames Brothers
30 I Hadn't Anyone Till You The Ames Brothers
31 Together The Ames Brothers
Ames Brothers, The - Together 2-CD CD 2
01 Everything's Gonna Be All Right The Ames Brothers
02 Lonely Wine The Ames Brothers
03 Too Many Women The Ames Brothers
04 Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder The Ames Brothers
05 Somewhere There Must Be Happiness The Ames Brothers
06 Break The Bonds That Bind Me The Ames Brothers
07 Blue Prelude The Ames Brothers
08 This Is Fiesta The Ames Brothers
09 Far Away Places The Ames Brothers
10 Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jerico The Ames Brothers
11 And So I Waited Around The Ames Brothers
12 Crazy 'cause I Love You The Ames Brothers
13 Tumblin' Tumbleweeds The Ames Brothers
14 Just A Dream Of You, Dear The Ames Brothers
15 Who Built The Ark? The Ames Brothers
16 White Christmas The Ames Brothers
17 Winter Wonderland The Ames Brothers
18 Sing A Song Of Santa Claus The Ames Brothers
19 Winter's Here Again The Ames Brothers
20 Jolly Old St. Nicholas The Ames Brothers
21 Ting-A-Ling-A-Jingle The Ames Brothers
22 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen The Ames Brothers
23 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing The Ames Brothers
24 O Little Town Of Bethlehem The Ames Brothers
25 Adeste Fideles The Ames Brothers
26 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear The Ames Brothers
27 Silent Night, Holy Night The Ames Brothers
28 Twelve Days Of Christmas The Ames Brothers
29 Wassail Song The Ames Brothers
Ames Brothers Rockin' Shoes T he Ames Brothers were indeed brothers, though their actual... more
"The Ames Brothers"

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.

Various The Popsters - They Tried To Rock Vol.3
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Tracklist
Ames Brothers, The - Together 2-CD CD 1
01 I'm Gonna Love You
02 It Only Hurts For A Little While
03 Wrong Again
04 The Cradle Song
05 My Bonnie Lassie
06 Southern Cross
07 So Will I
08 The Game Of Love
09 One More Time
10 The Next Time It Happens
11 The Man With The Banjo
12 Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral
13 Merci Beaucoup
14 Forever Darling
15 Once Upon A Tune
16 I Saw Esau
17 My Love, Your Love
18 Gotta Be This Or That
19 Let's Walk And Talk
20 I Got A Cold For Christmas
21 Time For Sleeping
22 If You Want My Heart
23 The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane
24 Sympathetic Eyes
25 That's The Way Love Goes
26 Autumn Leaves
27 Why Do I Keep Lovin' You?
28 You And I
29 Sweet Brown-Eyed Baby
30 I Hadn't Anyone Till You
31 Together
Ames Brothers, The - Together 2-CD CD 2
01 Everything's Gonna Be All Right
02 Lonely Wine
03 Too Many Women
04 Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
05 Somewhere There Must Be Happiness
06 Break The Bonds That Bind Me
07 Blue Prelude
08 This Is Fiesta
09 Far Away Places
10 Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jerico
11 And So I Waited Around
12 Crazy 'cause I Love You
13 Tumblin' Tumbleweeds
14 Just A Dream Of You, Dear
15 Who Built The Ark?
16 White Christmas
17 Winter Wonderland
18 Sing A Song Of Santa Claus
19 Winter's Here Again
20 Jolly Old St. Nicholas
21 Ting-A-Ling-A-Jingle
22 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
23 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
24 O Little Town Of Bethlehem
25 Adeste Fideles
26 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
27 Silent Night, Holy Night
28 Twelve Days Of Christmas
29 Wassail Song