Charlie Rocks

Charlie Rocks

by Charlie Rich



Charlie Rich did so many things so well that it can be easy to overlook what a terrific rock & roller he was. Bear Family rectifies that wrong with their Charlie Rocks compilation, rounding up 31 of the best rockers he cut for Sun, Smash, and RCA during the '50s and '60s. A lot of his signature tunes are here -- including "Big Boss Man," "Mohair Sam," "I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water," "Break Up," and two takes of "Lonely Weekends," all sequenced roughly chronologically -- but this shouldn't be seen as a hits collection; but rather a way to hear some of Rich's music that may have been unfairly overlooked even by some dedicated fans. As useful as this is in gaining further appreciation for Rich, what really is important about Rocks is that the whole thing is just a flat-out party, rocking from beginning to end.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/02/2009
Label: Bear Family Germany
UPC: 4000127165138
catalogNumber: 2716513

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Rich   Primary Artist,Piano,Leader,Vocals
Ray Stevens   Leader
Scotty Moore   Guitar
Anita Kerr   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Will Ackerman   Organ
Brenton Banks   Violin
George Binkley   Viola
Floyd Chance   Bass
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Fred Ford   Tenor Saxophone
Solie Fott   Violin
Buddy Harman   Drums
Hoyt Hawkins   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Lillian Hunt   Violin
Roland Janes   Guitar
Wayne Moss   Guitar
Floyd Newman   Saxophone
Billy Lee Riley   Bass
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Brad Suggs   Guitar
J.M. Van Eaton   Drums
Cecil Brower   Violin
Dorothy Ann Dillard   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Hugh Gordon Stoker   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Martin Willis   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Kelton Herston   Guitar
Ray C. Walker   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Charles McCoy   Guitar,Harmonica
Neal Matthews   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
John W. Greubel   Drums
James Wilkerson   Drums
Alex Jackson   Drums
Robert "Shue" McGhee   Bass
William E. Justis   Vibes
Sidney Maker   Guitar
Cecil Lee Tanner   Violin

Technical Credits

Chet Atkins   Producer
Charlie Rich   Composer,Producer
Bill Justis   Composer,Producer
Scotty Moore   Producer
Jack Clement   Producer
Colin Escott   Illustrations
Dallas Frazier   Composer
Jerry Kennedy   Producer
Sam Phillips   Producer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Dale Fox   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Hank Davis   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Illustrations,Tape Research,Biographical Information

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