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Various Artists ‎– The Big Itch Vol. 2 - LP

Various Artists ‎– The Big Itch Vol. 2 - LP

Record Notes:

Subtitled "The Joe E. Ross Memorial Album" with its cover done up to resemble and parody the Memorial Album of Johnny Ace, the compilation kicks off with Ross' tuneless novelty based on his catch phrase, "Ooh, Ooh." With that as an opening shot, the musical outrageousness stays high throughout, with the Rock Fellers' "Orange Peel," Archie Pier and the Rhythm Aires' "Tamales and Rock and Roll" (sort of like Desi Arnaz cutting a record for Sam Phillips) being head-shaking highlights. But pride of place goes to the set closer, as Ron Robbins' performance of "Heartbreak Hotel" (culled from a local Boston TV talent show, Community Audition) is utterly devoid of melody, predictable chord changes or tunefulness. As an added comic relief bonus (like this compilation really needs it), other talent hopefuls from Community Audition are interspersed between songs. Even nuttier than the first volume, lovers of rock & roll's wild and raw side will love to add this one to the collection.

Track listing:

A1 –Joe E. Ross Ooh Ooh

A2 –Rock-Fellers* Orange Peel

A3 –Bob Lee (7) Wanted For Questioning

A4 –Johnny Litrell A Hard Day's Night

A5 –Jimmy Knight* Crankshaft Sid

A6 –Vladimir And The Grave Diggers Vladimir Twist

A7 –Mike Fern (2) The Head Hunters

A8 –Metropolitans* Screaming Pt. 1

A9 –Tommy Hancock Tacos For Two

B1 –Tremolons* Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

B2 –Brother Zee And The Decades With The Mike Metko Combo Sha Boom Bang

B3 –Larry And The Loafers Panama City Blues '62

B4 –George Ross And The Red Tops Weirdsville

B5 –Slough Boys* Fried Chicken Baby

B6 –Tony And The Runaways Komm'Mal Her!

B7 –Bill James And The Hex-O-Tones Voodoo Queen And The Medicine Man

B8 –Archie Pier And The Rhythm Aires Tamales And Rock And Roll

B9 –Ron Robbins (2) Heartbreak Hotel

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