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Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones: What The Heck! - The Complete Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones (CD)

1-CD (Digipak) with 32-page booklet, 38 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

  • With this CD album 'What The Heck!' by Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones, Bear Family Records® presents the complete recordings of the early rockers from Spartanburg, South Carolina, a decade later one of the strongholds of Southern Rock. 
  • They were all young teenagers when they made rock 'n' roll history in 1957 with Black Slacks, a true rock smash and chart success!
  • Bennett played a rousing lead guitar and sang in tandem with rhythm guitarist Howard 'Sparky' Childress; bassist Wayne Arthur and drummer Jimmy 'Sticks' Denton formed the powerful rhythm section.
  • The previously released 10"LP on Bear Family (BAF14013) features a selection of Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones' rockers - this CD now delivers everything, from their earliest recordings through the rare '65 ABC single and the recordings released on Spanish EPs in 1964, to an appearance on Nat 'King' Cole's TV program.
  • Carefully restored recordings; extensive liner notes by Chicago music journalist and historian Bill Dahl tell the story of this young band.

Only in their mid-teens and full of fire, Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones roared out of Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1957 with a rocking ditty extolling the classy virtues of Black Slacks. Bennett played sizzling lead guitar and sang in tandem with rhythm guitarist Howard ‘Sparky’ Childress, while bassist Wayne Arthur and drummer Jimmy ‘Sticks’ Denton laid down a mighty commotion behind the pair. Bear Family Records® pays tribute with new collections that underscore just how savage these cats’ rhythms were on Boppin’ Rock Boogie, their second hit Penny Loafers And Bobby Socks, Rocket, Cotton Pickin’ Rocker, and We’ve Had It. 

The 10-inch LP collects the very best of the group’s ABC-Paramount and Paris sides, while the CD follows Joe and the Sparkletones from their debut single through everything they ever cut and then some, including their hard-to-find ’65 ‘comeback’ single on ABC, the contents of several 1964 EPs that Joe waxed in Spain while he was in the Air Force, The Sparkletones’ historic ’57 appearance on Nat ‘King’ Cole’s TV program, and Billy and Eddie’s The King Is Coming Back, a 1959 rarity that Bennett co-wrote about Elvis’ impending return from the Army but didn’t sing. Curiosity on the side: the 1964 recordings feature drummer Mickey Hart, later one of the percussionists of the cult band The Grateful Dead.

Pull on your Black Slacks and commence to dancing with Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones!

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  • Album titlle: What The Heck! - The Complete Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones (CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Price code AR
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
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  • EAN: 4000127176325

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Bennett, Joe & The Sparkletones - What The Heck! - The Complete Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones (CD) CD 1
01Black SlacksJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
02Boppin' Rock BoogieJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
03Penny Loafers And Bobby SoxJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
04RocketJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
05Let's Go Rock And RollJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
06Number One On My Love ListJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
07Cotton Pickin' RockerJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
08I Dig You BabyJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
09Maybe BabyJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
10Little TurtleJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
11We've Had ItJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
12Do The StopJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
13Late AgainJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
14Late Again (alternate version)Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones
15Bayou RockJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
16Beautiful OneJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
17Boys Do CryJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
18Boys Do Cry (alternate version)Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones
19What The HeckJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
20Are You From DixieJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
21SoftlyJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
22No Esta Bien (She's A Fool)Karina Con Los Jaguars
23La Misma PlayaKarina Con Los Jaguars
24Hully Gully BoyKarina Con Los Jaguars
25Vaya Vaya (Lawdy, Lawdy)Karina Con Los Jaguars
26Si Tuviera Un Martillo (If I Had A Hammer)Joe & The Jaguars
27La HoraJoe & The Jaguars
28Kansas CityJoe & The Jaguars
29MemphisJoe & The Jaguars
30De NadaJoe Bennett
31La Cancion Del Gato Tom (The Tom Cat Song)Joe Bennett
32Toodle OoJoe Bennett
33Osito De Trapo (The Teddy Bear Song)Joe Bennett
34Run Rabbit, RunJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
35Well Dressed ManJoe Bennett & The Sparkletones
36The King Is Coming BackBilly & Eddie
37Rocket (Nat King Cole Show)Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones
38Black Slacks (Nat King Cole Show)Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones
Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones were only in their mid-teens... more
"Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones"

Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones

Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones were only in their mid-teens when they came blasting out of Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1957, chock full of vim and vigor and ready to conquer the pop hit parade. Their extreme youth was no deterrent to immediate success; when Black Slacks, the brash rockabilly quartet’s debut single for ABCParamount Records, took off up the charts that autumn, they were polished enough to knock the audience dead on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ CBSTV’s top-rated Sunday evening variety program. With Bennett (born February 21, 1940) on vocals and lead guitar, Howard Childress (born April 21, 1943) on vocals and rhythm guitar (the two sang in tandem on most of the group’s recordings, with Sparky’s high-pitched harmonies, hiccupping yelps, and fleet dancing feet onstage adding a singular weapon to their considerable arsenal), Wayne Arthur slapping upright bass, and harddriving drummer Jimmy Denton, Joe and The Sparkletones could heat any stage up to the boiling point.

The band formed in 1955, ranging in age from 12 to 16. “It originally started out as a group called The Jamborettes, which had several members,” says Denton. “Had some girls, dancers. It was just a little neighborhood gathering. They’d put on a show on Saturday night in their neighbor’s front yard, and people would drive up there in their cars, like the drive-in movies, and watch the performances. Which you can imagine what it was like, with a bunch of kids.” Bennett and Arthur grew up just down the road from one another. “We were always good friends in grammar school,” says Wayne. “We both went to Cannons Elementary.” He remembers Joe hosting “a Saturday night jamboree in his front yard. And I’d go down there and watch. And he asked me one time to sing, and I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll do that!’ So every Saturday night, a bunch of us kids would get together.

Cars would come by, stop on the side of the road. We’d pass around a hat and do that. And we did that for a couple of years. I think I was about nine when we started that. “Then we met up with Jimmy Denton and Howard Childress. We met Jimmy through school. And Howard was much younger than we were. We met him at a talent show here in Spartanburg, so he came with us. I didn’t play anything at the time, so we had two guitars and drums, and Joe told me, he said, ‘We need a bass man!’ So I told my dad, and my dad said, ‘Okay,’” he continues. “We went to a music store and he bought me a bass fiddle. And I went and took enough lessons to learn where everything was, and we started The Sparkletones.” “It was fun, and it just kind of morphed into the four of us,” says Jimmy. “Actually, I say five, because we had a female vocalist at one time. But when things got to where we were able to travel— back in those days, it was different than it is these days. So unfortunately, we had to let her stay home. Which was not the best thing that we wanted to do, but it was just a necessity.”

Bennett and Arthur grew up in a community near Spartanburg known as Cannons Campground. “During the Revolutionary War, Colonel Cannon had a camp out here in the area where I live. So when they started building homes and farms and doing stuff, they decided to call it Cannons Campground,” says Wayne. “It was less than a mile from my house to his house. We both went to Cannons Elementary.” Howard hailed from nearby Clifton. “It wasn’t a town, it was just a community,” explains Wayne. Jimmy came from neighboring Cowpens. “Cowpens is about five or six miles out of Spartanburg,” he notes. Everyone in the band went to Cowpens High School...


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Tracklist
Bennett, Joe & The Sparkletones - What The Heck! - The Complete Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones (CD) CD 1
01 Black Slacks
02 Boppin' Rock Boogie
03 Penny Loafers And Bobby Sox
04 Rocket
05 Let's Go Rock And Roll
06 Number One On My Love List
07 Cotton Pickin' Rocker
08 I Dig You Baby
09 Maybe Baby
10 Little Turtle
11 We've Had It
12 Do The Stop
13 Late Again
14 Late Again (alternate version)
15 Bayou Rock
16 Beautiful One
17 Boys Do Cry
18 Boys Do Cry (alternate version)
19 What The Heck
20 Are You From Dixie
21 Softly
22 No Esta Bien (She's A Fool)
23 La Misma Playa
24 Hully Gully Boy
25 Vaya Vaya (Lawdy, Lawdy)
26 Si Tuviera Un Martillo (If I Had A Hammer)
27 La Hora
28 Kansas City
29 Memphis
30 De Nada
31 La Cancion Del Gato Tom (The Tom Cat Song)
32 Toodle Oo
33 Osito De Trapo (The Teddy Bear Song)
34 Run Rabbit, Run
35 Well Dressed Man
36 The King Is Coming Back
37 Rocket (Nat King Cole Show)
38 Black Slacks (Nat King Cole Show)