A budget-priced 10-track collection of favorites from Chuck Willis.
2.Betty & Dupree
3.Keep A Drivin'
5.Kansas City Woman
6.It's Too Late
7.What Am I Living For?
8.From The Bottom Of My Heart
10.Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes
This best-of gathers a variety of the great 1950s R&B singer Chuck Willis's recordings, made for Atlantic after he was dropped by Okeh in 1956. Included are a reworking of his signature "C.C. Rider," the song that led to his moniker "The King of Stroll," as well as the equally popular "Betty and Dupree" and his two posthumous hits, the poignantly titled "What Am I Living For?" and "Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes." Willis is one of the great forgotten performers of the early rock & roll era, and this collection is a fine introduction to his sensitive vocals and well-honed writing talents.