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Dave APPELL & The Applejacks - Mexican Hat Rock, 1954-1962

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JASCD1102

A Philadelphia-born guitarist with a strong empathy for Jazz, whose career as a professional musician stretched back to the late 1930s, DAVE APPELL carved out an unlikely career in Rock'n'Roll as an arranger, bandleader, musical director and producer.

His name remains wholly synonymous with the Cameo-Parkway group of labels, for whom he wrote, arranged and produced countless hit records, for artists like Charlie Gracie, Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, The Dovells, Dee Dee Sharp, etc.

However, several of his own - predominately instrumental - 45s, on which he was billed in various guises of The Applejacks, enjoyed success in their own right.

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A Philadelphia-born guitarist with a strong empathy for Jazz, whose career as a professional musician stretched back to the late 1930s, DAVE APPELL carved out an unlikely career in Rock'n'Roll as an arranger, bandleader, musical director and producer.

His name remains wholly synonymous with the Cameo-Parkway group of labels, for whom he wrote, arranged and produced countless hit records, for artists like Charlie Gracie, Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, The Dovells, Dee Dee Sharp, etc.

However, several of his own - predominately instrumental - 45s, on which he was billed in various guises of The Applejacks, enjoyed success in their own right.

This compilation presents the very best of Appell's own releases between 1954-1962 and includes all his significant hits, most notably the million-selling 'Mexican Hat Rock' and its follow-ups, 'Rocka-Conga' and 'Bunny Hop'.

Many of these sides are rare collectors' items, and are impossible to find elsewhere on CD.

Track Listing

1. SMARTER
2. SWEET PATOOTIE PIE
3. OOKEY OOK
4. RING AROUND MY BABY
5. THE LOVE EXPRESS
6. TEENAGE MEETING (Gonna Rock It Up Right)
7. OOH, BABY, OOH
8. THE ROCK AND ROLL STORY
9. COUNTRY DANCE
10. APPLEJACK
11. LOVE IN THE JUNGLE
12. CHITTER CHATTER BABY
13. NO NAME THEME
14. DINNER WITH DRAC (Background Theme)
15. MEXICAN HAT ROCK
16. STOP! RED LIGHT!
17. ROCKA-CONGA
18. AM I BLUE
19. BUNNY HOP
20. NIGHT TRAIN STROLL
21. CIRCLE DANCE
22. LOVE SCENE
23. THEME FROM THE UNTOUCHABLES
24. MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS
25. THEME FROM THE YOUNG ONES
26. SEPTEMBER SONG
27. MEXICAN HAT TWIST
28. LET'S CONTINENTAL
29. CHERRY VALLEY
30. HAPPY JOSE
31. NOIVOUS
32. STRUTTIN' IN THE SUMMERTIME
33. ANY TIME

JASCD1102

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
May 14th, 2021
UPC Bar Code No
604988110227