VARIOUS - Shake-O-Rama Vol. 4 Lp + Cd
2016 saw the birth of the very first Shake-O-Rama, the first of a long series. Indeed, over twenty volumes of this fascinating musical adventure have already been released, assembling the very best of El Vidocq’s vintage 45-rpm singles under such ageless themes as the beach, the strip-tease, exoticism, monsters, dance. Fortunately, the recent lockdowns have failed to dampen the enthusiasm of our favorite Gascon selector. Quite the contrary! These past few months have allowed him to unearth a load of new nuggets and finally refire his engines with this Shake-O-Rama número quatro!
The new series’ design has been entrusted to the German jack-of-all-trades Marcel Bontempi, as talented musically (his group is cracking) as he is graphically (a fantastic illustrator). He’s duly imagined a fun, flamboyant and eminently fifties atmosphere to accompany these rediscovered tunes. Free of any lulls or repetitions, this latest compilation is to be savored, with the mixed musical styles forming a seamless, irresistible stream.
Dance rhythm ‘n’ blues with Don Julian, Young Jessie and Oscar Boyd, soul with Erma Franklin (Aretha’s sister), rock ‘n’ roll with Chris Kevin, doo wop with The Nuggets, rockabilly with Roddy Jackson, surf with The Fugitives... and even yé-yé latino with Miguel Cordoba!! An exciting, thrilling, goose-bumping cascade, a veritable Colorado River of rapid melodies to relish again and again!