Freddy Cannon

Freddy Cannon/Action!...Plus

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Freddy Cannon was one the most energetic performers of the teen idol era, and the vigor he displayed on-stage, whether live or lip-syncing, came across on his studio work as well. Taking no prisoners, Cannon blasts through these 28 tracks, which were recorded after his glory years of "Palisades Park," etc. Backed by a who's who of studio musicians, including Leon Russell on keyboards and James Burton on guitar, Cannon gives it up on the frantic upbeat material featuring Cannon-ized renditions of James Brown's "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business," the Beatles' "She Loves You," and Tommy Tucker's "High Heel Sneakers." Also included are a few of Cannon's hits from this era, such as "Let Me Show You Where It's At" and "Abigail Beecher." Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon -- the singer you didn't want to miss when Dick Clark announced he was going to perform on American Bandstand -- rises again on this CD.

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