Grandson of Frat Rock!, Vol. 3

Various Artists

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Grandson of Frat Rock!, Vol. 3 Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Like the first two volumes of Frat Rock!, Grandson of Frat Rock!, Vol. 3 contains 18 terrific rock & roll and R&B singles from the '60s. There are a few singles from major artists -- Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode," and Del Shannon's "Do You Want to Dance?," Ray Charles' "What'd I Say, Pt. 1," the Isley Brothers' "Twist and Shout," and "Shout, Pts. 1 & 2," and, inexplicably, Roger Miller's "Chug-a-Lug" -- but the primary value of the set is that it collects one-hit wonders like "Hang On Sloopy," "I Want Candy," "Surfin' Bird," "Tequila," "Liar, Liar," "Dirty Water," "Bread and Butter," "Gimme, Gimme Good Lovin'," and "Shake a Tail Feather," great singles by artists who never made great albums. And while this disc has its flaws, it's still one of the best ways to collect all of these songs at once.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Isley Brothers 02:29 SpotifyAmazon
2 The McCoys 03:53 SpotifyAmazon
3 The Strangeloves 02:34 SpotifyAmazon
4 The Trashmen 02:22 SpotifyAmazon
5 The Champs 02:11 SpotifyAmazon
6 The Guess Who 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
7 Del Shannon 02:12 SpotifyAmazon
8 The Castaways 01:52 SpotifyAmazon
9 The Standells 02:58 SpotifyAmazon
10 The Newbeats 01:57 SpotifyAmazon
11 Roger Miller 02:05 SpotifyAmazon
12 Crazy Elephant 02:03 SpotifyAmazon
13 Cat Mother & the All Night News Boys 03:12 SpotifyAmazon
14 Chuck Berry 02:38 SpotifyAmazon
15 Thee Midniters 02:29 SpotifyAmazon
16 Ray Charles 03:08 SpotifyAmazon
17 James & Bobby Purify 02:09 SpotifyAmazon
18 The Isley Brothers 04:39 SpotifyAmazon
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