Monday, 28 January 2008

California License (1970 studio album)



California License (1970)
Liberty / Stereo #LBS 83320
  1. Caledonia
  2. Daddy`s Home
  3. Bop Ting A Ling
  4. Linda Lu
  5. Hound Dog
  6. Stranded in the Jungle
  7. Tommorow Night
  8. Mio Amore‑I Am Yours‑My Love
  9. Stagger Lee
  10. Blue Moon/Cherry Pei/Silhouettes
  11. Forever My Darling
  12. Rockin Pneumonia

"This was Proby's last studio album before he finished his contract with Liberty Records. It found the Texan in a very reflective mood, reminiscing on his early years when he used the stage name "Jett Powers" (pre-P.J. Proby) and was just another unknown who performed to the club circuits of Los Angeles. This project provided Proby with a golden opportunity to now record some of his favourite "doo-wop" and "rock 'n' roll" classics which he had often included in his live shows of the 1950s/early '60s. The album's sessions were held at Abbey Road and featured Emile Ford and The Checkmates. These produced nine all-new recordings which were then topped up by three "previously released" numbers (i.e. "Linda Lu", "Stagger Lee" and "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu"). Standout tracks for me are Proby's up-tempo renditions of Shep & The Limelites #2 hit "Daddy's Home" and his wonderful take of The Flamingos' single "Mio Amore". "

3 comments:

Joep said...

Should have vote for this one, but I voted for "I am P.J.Proby"
Why voted for this one then, well because here you can hear P.J's voice in all his glory.

"I'll go crazy" by hearing songs like "Glory of love", "Cuttin'in" and "The masquerade is over"

31 January 2008 18:00

Joep said...

Should have vote for this one, but I voted for "I am P.J.Proby"
Why voted for this one then, well because here you can hear P.J's voice in all his glory.

"I'll go crazy" by hearing songs like "Glory of love", "Cuttin'in" and "The masquerade is over"

31 January 2008 18:00

BearGrove said...

I don´tunderstand why "Linda Lu",
"Stagger Lee"and"Rockin´Pneumonia"
had to be added to a vinyl using the name of Jett Powers !
As a record-collector I was a bit disappointed because of that,when it was released 1970.
Instead it would have been great to find more tracks like "Great Day In The Morning","Tonight",
"Loud Perfume","My Trouble" and "Go Girl Go"
The track I dislike is "Stranded In The Jungle".(Included on "Rough Velvet")
Jim´s version of "Hound Dog" should be found on the planned CD !

03 February 2008 13:31