Although they're only remembered today for their 1964 hit "Hippy Hippy Shake," the Swinging Blue Jeans were actually one of the strongest of the Liverpool bands from the '60s British Invasion. "Hippy Hippy Shake" — a cover of an obscure '50s rocker that was actually done much better by the Beatles on tapes of their BBC performances — was their only Top 30 entry in the U.S. But the band enjoyed some other major and minor hits in the U.K., including a top-notch Merseyization of Betty Everett's (and later Linda Ronstadt's) "You're No Good," which they took into the British Top Five in 1964. They also wrote some catchy and energetic, if slightly sappy, originals in the purest Merseybeat style. While it doesn't add up to an enduring legacy, there's a lot to be said for the naive energy of the best of their early tunes.
01 - The Hippy Hippy Shake 02 - It's Too Late Now 03 - Save The Last Dance For Me 04 - That's The Way It Goes 05 - One Of These Days 06 - Shakin' All Over 07 - Crazy 'bout My Baby 08 - Shake Rattle And Roll 09 - Angie 10 - Good Golly Miss Molly 11 - Don't You Worry About Me 12 - Sandy 13 - You're No Good 14 - Do You Know 15 - Long Tall Sally 16 - Don't Make Me Over 17 - Now The Summer's Gone 18 - Promise You'll Tell Her 19 - It Isn't There 20 - Lawdy Miss Clawdy