Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Frankie Ford

Frankie FordFrankie Ford, who is still alive and well and rocking New Orleans style, had a short career on the pop charts – 5 singles on the top 100 over 3 years (1969 – 1961), only one of which made it higher than 75 (it reached 14).

Frankie Ford:

Sea Cruise – New Orleans rock and roll at its finest. Frankie promises not just love forever and ever, but a major holiday to boot. He wants to boogie woogie, he says, like “a knife in the back.” Doesn’t sound like much fun to me, but then I’ve never been to New Orleans. Huey Smith’s presence is keenly felt; it’s no coincidence that Frankie yells “hhhuuuuueeeeyyy huey baby” on the chorus. From the spring of 1959. There is a rather anemic version by Herman’s Hermits.

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