"Juke Joint Saturday Night Vol. 1"
Ecko Records (1017)
"It's a Beach Thang and It's a Beach Thang Vol. 2"
Ecko Records (1012 and 1016)
by Matt Alcott
Review date: March 2000
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"Juke Joint Saturday Night" contains 12 juke box classics from the Memphis, Tenn.-based Ecko Records. With one of the humorous covers this writer has seen in quite some time and some even funnier song titles, this CD makes for a great spin during a house party or while preparing to go out for a night on the town.
Highlights include: Chuck Roberson's "A Whiskey Glass and a Woman's Ass,"; "Bill Coday's "Doctor Thrill Good"; Barbara Carr's "The Bo Hawg Grind"; Rufus Thomas' "Big Fine Hunk of Woman"; and Lee Shot Williams' "Make Me Holler."
It's a Beach Thang and It's a Beach Thang Vol. 2|
These two fine compilations contain some of Ecko Records' greatest shag hits. Both were released in late 1997 and do a decent job of setting the party groove. Making the cut is Ollie Nightingale, Bill Coday, Barbara Carr, Chuck Roberson, Lee Shot Williams, Charles Wilson and Rufus Thomas.
5242 Helene Cove, Memphis, Tenn., 38117, (901) 761-7197
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