Friday, December 20, 2019

Jack Hammer - The Twistin' King The Best of Jack Hammer (1958-1962)



Earl Solomon Burroughs - aka JACK HAMMER - was one of America's most enduring and versatile talents.

A multilingual singer, songwriter, poet, pianist, dancer, actor, comedian, impressionist, playwright and artist, he enjoyed success across all these fields in a long, rewarding life/career.

Although remembered rather more for songwriting ('Great Balls Of Fire', 'Peek-A-Boo') than singing, Jack also, nonetheless, enjoyed success as a mainstream Pop star in Europe during the early 60s, as 'The Twistin' King'!

This compilation presents the Very Best of his record releases between 1958-1962, including a trio of sides from his 1960 jazzy 'concept album', 'Rebellion', which is nowadays a huge collectors' item.

Also included are his European Twistin' successes, most notably his biggest sellers, 'The Kissin' Twist', 'Twist Talk', 'The Wiggle' and, of course, our title track.

Track Listing
1. GIRL, GIRL, GIRL
2. LITTLE-BITTY GOOSE PIMPLES
3. THE HAWKS AND THE CROWNS
4. CONCRETE DESERT
5. MEAN AND EVIL ME
6. GOOD GRAVY (as Tommy Hawke)
7. JULIETTE
8. THE KISSIN' TWIST
9. MELANCHOLY BOY
10. LET'S TWIST AGAIN
11 THE TWISTIN' KING
12. BOOGIE WOOGIE TWIST
13. TWIST TALK
14. CRAZY TWIST
15. DON'T LET BABY KNOW
16. THE WIGGLE
17. THE WIGGLING FOOL
18. STOP-SLOP
19. CAN'T YOU DO IT
20. ELECTRICITY
21. ESPANA TE QUIERO
22. ALI BEN GHAZI
23. SUGAR BOY
24. IT'S GOOD
25. FIRE BABY
26. NUMBER 2539
27. TWIST AND SHOUT
28. SPELLING TWIST
29. TWIST IN THE MORNING
30. TWIST TURN AND TWIRL
31. COME TWIST AROUND THE CLOCK
32. TWISTIN' BLUES


1 comment:

  1. Hi D&J Thanks for the album. Remembering Jack on his birthday (September 16, 1925 – April 8, 2016. Regards, Bob

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