Buddy Johnson Go Ahead and Rock

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item number:  COL 5410
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CD Details

  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: Collectables Records

Description by OLDIES.com:

Buddy Johnson led one of the most popular jump blues orchestras of the '40s and '50s. He was also an extraordinary songwriter (his "Since I Fell For You" is now considered a standard). His sister Ella was the band's primary vocalist. This collection features this brother and sister at their best.


  • 1.Go Ahead And Rock
  • 2.Real Fine Frame
  • 3.Down Yonder
  • 4.Get On Down The Road
  • 5.Sliding Horns
  • 6.Don't Fail Me Baby
  • 7.Walk 'Em
  • 8.You Better Change Your Ways
  • 9.Small Taste
  • 10.I'm Tired Crying Over You
  • 11.Going To New York
  • 12.Baby Hear My Humble Plead

Product Description:

Personnel: Ella Johnson (vocals); Buddy Johnson (vocals); Lee Thomas, Lee C. Thomas (vocals).
Unknown Contributor Role: Buddy Johnson.
Buddy Johnson was one of the top R&B bandleaders and composers in the '50s, as well as being an above-average vocalist. This was prototype '50s material, an era when swing-derived R&B was being mixed with country and gospel and rock was emerging from the stew. The songs are either raw, stirring uptempo tunes or steamy ballads, and they're done at a powerhouse pace. Johnson, like most great R&B acts, was a singles artist, but the songs featured here are good at worst and often magical despite clearly being from another era. ~ Ron Wynn

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Very good swinging content Music Lover: from LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime FR -- February, 5, 2006

I did not know this band. It swings a lot, and although close to R&B, it has a lot to capture the interest of the Jazz Lover. Both vocalists and soloists are good and interesting, but the lack of discographical information is a real nuisance.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 49,095
  • UPC: 090431541029
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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