Various – Spring Fever: 28 Easter Nuggets For Your Spring Season
The second edition on the subject of spring and Easter In Bear Family's 'Season's Greetings' CD series.
This musical journey through time includes selected titles from four decades, springtime songs and popular hits from 1936 to 1963.
Genre-spanning, from jazz and pop to country and R&B to rock 'n' roll - and always hard on the subject - here the rooster and the hen go crazy, the eggs rock & roll and the Easter bunny dances! -Rock with fiery guitars comes from Vilas Craig, Link Wray and Tina's former husband, a.o. -Also danceable teen rock can be heard! First and foremost Bobby Rydell with a rare number as well as some Doo Wop groups like The Pentagons and The Velvets.
Speaking of rare, Bear Family also delivers some tracks on CD for the first time this time, including recordings by Ray Coleman, The Jaye Brothers, Al Allen, Jerry Duane and others! -The full-color 16-page booklet includes comments by the producer on each song and, as always, is richly illustrated! Yes, the spring fever. Everyone feels it, as soon as the first warm sunbeams let nature awake to new life. Good keyword, this compilation also lets us awake to new life, even in Corona times! With these rhythms and the swinging sound, Easter eggs can be painted in no time. Or better yet, shake a leg! It's Spring Fever!
This Bear Family CD has it all again. Once more we deliver a wide musical range from 1936 to 1963. But far from it, the oldest recording is not jazz, it comes from the Dixon Brothers and is pure original Country Blues. Country music in its traditional form is also provided by Bill Wimberly & The Country Rhythm Boys. But also jazz can be heard from such illustrious artists as Django Reinhardt, Ramsey Lewis and the Andrews Sisters. Along with hot rock 'n' roll and rockabilly rhythms, there's plenty to discover from pop to twist, including famous artists with rare recordings.
Unknown Artist: 1. Springtime Fever Time - 0:17 Vilas Craig & The Kollege Kings: 2. Spring Fever - 1:56 Craig Douglas: 3. Hello Spring - 2:22 The Andrews Sisters: 4. I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time - 2:52 Ramsey Lewis Trio: 5. Sound Of Spring - 2:28 Les Paul: 6. Chicken Reel - 2:06 Ray Coleman & His Skyrockets: 7. Rock, Chicken Rock - 2:37 The Charioteers: 8. One Fried Egg - 2:52 Fat Daddy Holmes: 9. Chicken Rock - 1:58 Bill Haley & His Comets: 10. I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time - 2:28 The Jaye Brothers: 11. Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens - 2:19 Al Allen: 12. Egghead - 1:47 Link Wray & The Raymen: 13. Run Chicken Run - 1:56 Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm: 14. The Rooster - 2:36 The Pentagons: 15. It’s Spring Again - 1:59 The Fabulous Pearls: 16. Jungle Bunny - 2:52 Ray Anthony & His Bookends: 17. Bunny Hop Twist - 2:11 Django Reinhardt & Le Quintette Du Hot Club De France: 18. Springtime In Springtime - 2:51 Shirley Jones & Pat Boone: 19. April Love (Film Version) - 1:54 The Dixon Brothers: 20. Easter Day - 3:01 Judy Garland & Fred Astaire: 21. Easter Parade (Movie Version) - 2:35 The Velvets: 22. Spring Fever - 2:34 Bobby Rydell: 23. April Showers - 2:24 Ramsey Lewis Trio: 24. Spring Fever - 2:35 Jerry Duane with The Monarchs: 25. It Might As Well Be Spring - 3:09 Bill Wimberly & The Country Rhythm Boys: 26. Ole Mister Cottontail - 2:19 Jimmy Volk with The Matched Aces: 27. Spring Time Rock - 2:10 Les Baxter & His Orchestra: 28. End Of Spring - 2:46