Rhythm Bound on an American Saturday Night

Rhythm Bound on an American Saturday Night

by Buzz Cason



Starting in the late 1950s, Buzz Cason had a long and varied career as a both a performer and songwriter. His most famous credits in the latter category include "Everlasting Love," a big soul-pop hit for Robert Knight in 1967; "Sandy," a mid-'60s hit for Ronny & the Daytonas; and "Soldier of Love," recorded by Arthur Alexander and then covered on the BBC by the Beatles. Rockabilly and pre-Beatles style rock & roll seems to be closest to his heart, however, on this 20-song set of material. Nowhere in the eight-page booklet (featuring liner notes by Cason himself) does it say when it was recorded, but it's a fair guess that the tracks are taken from two mid-'80s albums, An American Saturday Night and Rhythm Bound, though it's not spelled out whether this disc is simply a combination of those two releases. Whatever their origins, it's fair revivalist rock & roll with heavy debts to Sun Records, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, and Gene Vincent. Some covers are included, like Vincent's "Be Bop a Lula," Perkins' "Dixie Fried," Roy Orbison's "Ooby Dooby," and Johnny Cash's "Get Rhythm," which isn't the greatest idea since there's no way to come within shouting distance of the originals, let alone improve upon them. Much of it's competent neo-rockabilly, but it's missing the flair and personality of the giants on whom the music's obviously modeled. Some tracks go into a more modern style with nods to Creedence Clearwater Revival, contemporary bar bands, and more up-to-date technology, but make a similar lack of impression and are executed with less taste. There's also a remake of "Everlasting Love" which suffers from inappropriate synth-laden production.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2007
Label: Yellow
UPC: 0693723499628
catalogNumber: 49962

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buzz Cason   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Dickey Betts   Guitar,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Memphis Horns   Horn,Guest Appearance
Buddy Blackman   Acoustic Guitar,Guest Appearance
Jerry Carrigan   Drums
Ralph Childs   Bass,Bass Guitar,Guest Appearance
Wayne Jackson   Guest Appearance
Fred James   Guitar
Jeff Jones   Bass Guitar
Jana King   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Bob Kommersmith   Bass Guitar
Mike Lawler   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Guest Appearance
Bobby Whitlock   Piano
Glenn Worf   Bass Guitar
Mark Morton   Guitar
Richard E. Carpenter   Drums,Background Vocals
Carl 'Vip' Vipperman   Guitar
Morton Mark   Guitar
Dickie Brown   Drums

Technical Credits

Buzz Cason   Producer,Liner Notes,Author,Audio Production,Photo Courtesy
Rex Collier   Engineer
Joe Funderburk   Engineer
Chris Musto   Artwork

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