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(Wild Records) 12 Tracks - Digisleeve - The 2017 album from Sonny West. A mixture of Surf,...more

Sonny West: Sonny West In Hollywood (CD)

(Wild Records) 12 Tracks - Digisleeve - The 2017 album from Sonny West. A mixture of Surf, Rock 'n' Roll and Rockabilly. Wild stuff!

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  • Interpret: Sonny West

  • Album titlle: Sonny West In Hollywood (CD)

  • Genre Rock

  • Label WILD RECORDS

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0715854710608

  • weight in Kg 0.035
West, Sonny - Sonny West In Hollywood (CD) CD 1
01Black HeartSonny West
02You Don't Talk To MeSonny West
03I'm On FireSonny West
04The Last TimeSonny West
0521 Different WaysSonny West
06Demon Dark LoveSonny West
07Anna LeeSonny West
08I Believe You're An AngelSonny West
09Stop Wasting TimeSonny West
10Gonna Love You All NightSonny West
11The MishkeeSonny West
12Down, Down, DownSonny West
SONNY WEST Joe aka Sonee aka Sonnee aka Sonny West was from Buddy Holly's hometown of Lubbock,... more
"Sonny West"

SONNY WEST

Joe aka Sonee aka Sonnee aka Sonny West was from Buddy Holly's hometown of Lubbock, Texas (born June 30, 1937), but he grew up homesteading in New Mexico, Texas, and California. "We've all heard stories of poor people being sharecroppers," he told Marc Bristol, "but my dad must have been a rung lower on the ladder." Along the way, Sonny acquired a guitar, learned a few chords, assembled a band, and gigged around west Texas. He drove to Memphis to audition for Sun, but Sam Phillips wouldn't even let him unpack his guitar, saying he had more artists than he could handle.

A few months later, in the summer of 1956, Sonny went to Buddy Holly's producer, Norman Petty, with Rock-Ola Ruby (a sort-of follow-up to Warren Smith's Rock 'n' Roll Ruby), and Petty issued it on Nor-Va-Jak Records. In the spring of '57, Sonny met Bill Tilghman. "I was driving through Levelland," he told Marc Bristol, "and here comes this guy walking out in the middle of the street calling me. He had some papers in his hip pocket and said he'd written some songs. He was tall and skinny, like a bean pole, with a slight limp from a car accident. Before I could answer him, he was humming some tune and doing a shuffle with his feet. He was in the zone I was in, and had a great desire to write." Tilghman and West cooperated first on Oh Boy, a song that ended up in the hands of Buddy Holly, of course.

Later, they worked up another song based on an exclamation, Rave On! Tilghman told John Goldrosen that he based it on the line "Rave on, children, I'm with you" in Carl Perkins' Dixie Fried. Sonny cut it with Trini Lopez's band, the Big Beats, in November 1957 (November 5, per John Ingman). As Sonny explained to John Stafford, "Norman Petty had contacted Jerry Wexler and told him of his idea for me and the Big Beats to record together. Wexler didn't like the idea, but owing to Norman's recent successes, he decided to try it. I didn't like the idea, either, but I felt I had to go with it." The session was done in Clovis, and Atlantic purchased the master on January 10, 1958. Wexler flew to Clovis to collect the tape, and released it in mid-February.

"I guess if my record would've sold, Buddy probably wouldn't have recorded it," Sonny told Derek Glenister,"but he and Norman liked the song and had a session lined up and needed some new material." Holly actually recorded Rave On! before Sonny's version was issued, although his record wasn't released until April 20. Holly's record wasn't even much of a hit in the USA (#37 in 'Billboard'), but Rave On! together with Oh Boy have probably funded Sonny's retirement. Wexler had an option on more Sonny West records, but didn't exercise it, and three years passed before Sonny recorded again.

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Tracklist
West, Sonny - Sonny West In Hollywood (CD) CD 1
01 Black Heart
02 You Don't Talk To Me
03 I'm On Fire
04 The Last Time
05 21 Different Ways
06 Demon Dark Love
07 Anna Lee
08 I Believe You're An Angel
09 Stop Wasting Time
10 Gonna Love You All Night
11 The Mishkee
12 Down, Down, Down