“Play Good Old Rock N’ Roll” by The Dave Clark Five - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1971Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Having split the previous year, the UK LP “Play Good Old Rock N’ Roll” (EMI Starline SRS 5090) was a “final squeeze of the juice”, rounding up seven sides 1965-1970 with a couple of previously unreleased numbers, “Lucille” and “Loving You”. Only “Reelin’ And Rockin’” (Greatest Hits, 1967) had appeared on any previous albums and 8 of the 9 stem from the last couple of years, so the album manages to attain “A-list” status. The album is themed around the “Golden Age of Rock n Roll” and is probably The Dave Clark Five’s most cohesive album to date. Of the 9 covers, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and the aforementioned “Reelin’ And Rockin’” merit pass marks - the rest is a tedious chore, most especially the two proto-jive-bunny medleys. A sad effort…

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [03:37] 4.7.png The Dave Clark Five - Good Old Rock n Roll Medley: Good Old Rock ´N Roll / Sweet Little Sixteen / Long Tall Sally / Chantilly Lace / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Blue Suede Shoes (Bob Smith, Charlie Chin, Larry Packer, Michael Equine, Roy Michaels - Charles Berry - Richard Penniman, Robert Alexander Blackwell, Enotris Johnson - Jiles Perry Richardson - Dave Williams, Sunny David - Carl Perkins) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A2 [02:48] 3.3.png The Dave Clark Five - Raining In My Heart (Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) Pop Ballad
A3 [02:49] 4.0.png The Dave Clark Five - Lucille (Richard Penniman, Albert Collins) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A4 [02:50] 5.2.png The Dave Clark Five - Reelin’ And Rockin’ (Charles Berry) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B1 [03:01] 2.5.png The Dave Clark Five - More Good Old Rock n Roll Medley: Rock And Roll Music / Blueberry Hill / Good Golly Miss Molly / My Blue Heaven / Keep A-Knockin’ / Rock And Roll Music (Charles Berry - Al Lewis, Larry Stock, Vincent Rose - Robert Alexander Blackwell, John Marascalco - Walter Donaldson, George Whiting - Richard Penniman - Charles Berry) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B2 [02:31] 2.7.png The Dave Clark Five - Loving You (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) Pop Ballad
B3 [02:47] 3.6.png The Dave Clark Five - Memphis Tennessee (Charles Berry) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B4 [02:38] 3.2.png The Dave Clark Five - One Night (Anita Steiman, Pearl King, Dave Bartholomew) Rock n Roll Ballad
B5 [01:58] 5.5.png The Dave Clark Five - Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
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