Thursday, June 05, 2008

The Rivieras - Let's Stomp With The Rivieras(1964)

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Review by Steve Leggett:
The Rivieras were a young garage/surf band from South Bend, IN, who scored a monster pop hit in 1964 with the absurdly infectious "California Sun," a remake of the Joe Jones tune. Never really a surf band in the classic sense, the group was nevertheless left without a niche when the Beatles and their wake swept the sun, surf, and car genre out to sea later that same year. Let's Stomp With the Rivieras is a collection of previously unreleased tracks from their banner year of mostly organ-led romps through classic R&B covers, including a run at Fats Domino's "Blueberry Hill" and an interesting version of the stop/start Isley Brothers' party pleaser "Shout." That the Rivieras were from Indiana and had no particular allegiance to the good state of California is made obvious on "Arizona Sun," a flat remake of their giant hit with the state of Arizona plugged in where California used to
1. : Arizona Sun 2. : I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love 3. : Comin' Back Home 4. : Sarah Lee 5. : Johnny B. Goode 6. : Rosie Lee 7. : When You Look At Me Like This 8. : I've Had It 9. : Blueberry Hill 10. : Let's Dance 11. : Surfin' Fun 12. : What'd I Say 13. : Mama Don't Allow 14. : Let's Stomp 15. : Peggy Sue 16. : Cherry Pie 17. : Lakeview Lane 18. : Do You Wanna Dance 19. : Wild Weekend 20. : Money 21. : Shout 22. : Let's Stomp

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