Johnny Devlin

Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

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The biggest '50s rock & roll star to come out of New Zealand, Johnny Devlin was a major player in the early Australian rock & roll scene. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On is a 31-track Australian retrospective of his career, which largely consists of faithful covers of American hits like Jimmie Lloyd's "I Got a Rocket in My Pocket" and Eddie Cochran's "Twenty Flight Rock." Some of the most fascinating tracks marry rock & roll with a regional sensibility, resulting in the excellent "Koala Bear" and the impenetrably slangy "Got a Zack in the Back of My Pocket." There is plenty of exciting vintage rock & roll here alongside teen-oriented novelties and pop/rockers. The collection concludes with "Rock and Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life)," a late, nostalgic recording on which Devlin recalls his rockin' glory days.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:11 Spotify
2
2:08 Spotify
3 2:11 Spotify
4 2:31 Spotify
5 2:27 Spotify
6 1:52 Spotify
7 2:03 Spotify
8 2:43 Spotify
9 1:48 Spotify
10 2:17 Spotify
11 2:30 Spotify
12 1:40 Spotify
13 1:53 Spotify
14 3:14 Spotify
15 2:55 Spotify
16
2:13 Spotify
17 2:09 Spotify
18 2:08 Spotify
19 2:06 Spotify
20
2:11 Spotify
21 1:49
22 1:59 Spotify
23 2:05 Spotify
24 2:19 Spotify
25 1:49 Spotify
26 2:36 Spotify
27 2:18 Spotify
28 2:54 Spotify
29 2:25 Spotify
30 1:58 Spotify
31 4:54
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