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!
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!
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.
01 Radio Commercial – ‘Springtime Fever Time’ 00:19
02 Vilas Craig & The Kollege Kings – Spring Fever 01:57
03 Craig Douglas – Hello Spring 02:23
04 The Andrews Sisters – (I’ll Be With You In) Apple Blossom Time 02:53
05 Ramsey Lewis Trio – Sound Of Spring 02:28
06 Les Paul – Chicken Reel 02:08
07 Ray Coleman & His Skyrockets – Rock, Chicken, Rock 02:34
08 The Charioteers – One Fried Egg 02:53
09 Fat Daddy Holmes – Chicken Rock 01:57
10 Bill Haley & His Comets – (I’ll Be With You In) Apple Blossom Time 02:29
11 The Jaye Brothers – Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens 02:20
12 Al Allen – Egghead 01:48
13 Link Wray & The Raymen – Run Chicken Run 01:56
14 Ike Turner’s Kings Of Rhythm – The Rooster 02:36
15 The Pentagons – It’s Spring Again 02:01
16 The Fabulous Pearls – Jungle Bunny 02:53
17 Ray Anthony & His Bookends – Bunny Hop Twist 02:11
18 Django Reinhardt & Le Quintette Du Hot Club De France – Swingtime In Springtime 02:52
19 Shirley Jones & Pat Boone – April Love (Film Version) 01:56
20 The Dixon Brothers – Easter Day 03:00
21 Judy Garland & Fred Astaire – Easter Parade (Film Version) 02:37
22 The Velvets – Spring Fever 02:35
23 Bobby Rydell – April Showers 02:24
24 Ramsey Lewis Trio – Spring Fever 02:36
25 Jerry Duane With The Monarchs – It Might As Well Be Spring 03:10
26 Bill Wimberly & The Country Rhythm Boys W. Chuck Bowers Vcl. Ole Mister Cottontail 02:20
27 Jimmy Volk With The Matched Aces – Spring Time Rock 02:12
28 Les Baxter & His Orchestra – End Of Spring 02:48