Jesse Stone: Jesse Stone Alias Charles "Chuck" Calhoun Import CD 1996

Jesse Stone wrote some brilliant and enduring songs -- "Shake, Rattle and Roll," "Good Golly Miss Molly," "Lipstick, Powder and Paint" -- and has been inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame, but his name is generally unknown except to historians and collectors. This is a CD -Video clip is Jesse doing "Shake,Rattle and Roll" song in a movie clip.


Jesse Stone Alias Charles "Chuck" Calhoun documents the recording career of this talented songwriter, bandleader, and music industry figure, spanning the years 1949-1958 and following Stone's evolution through a variety of musical styles. Stone's late-'40s recordings, which comprise half the set, are jazzy vocal numbers with a pronounced novelty streak. Then there is an odd pop single from 1954 and a few vocal R&B cuts from 1955 that are the highlights of the set (even though Stone's vocals are merely adequate). The remaining tracks are mostly instrumental R&B/rock & roll sides. The original records were credited variously to Jesse Stone, the Stone Crushers, and Chuck Calhoun & the Atlantic All Stars, and were released on several different labels. There are many fascinating trivia facts and tidbits to be gleaned from the package, but it is primarily of historical rather than musical interest. ~ Greg Adams, Rovi

Track Listing

  Track # Title
1 An Ace in the Hole
2 Mister Jelly Fingers
3 Hey, Sister Lucy (What Makes Your Lips So...)
4 The Donkey and the Elephant
5 Keep Your Big Mouth Shut
6 Sneaky Pete
7 I Came Home Unexpectedly
8 Who's Zat
9 Bling-a-Ling-a-Ling
10 Don't Let It Get Away
11 Get It While You Can
12 Who Killed 'ER
13 Cole Slaw (Sorghum Switch)
14 Do It Now
15 Easy Walkin' (Instrumental)
16 Oh That'Ll Be Joyful
17 Runaway
18 Smack Dab in the Middle
19 (I Don't Know) Why the Car Won't Go
20 Come and Dance with Me
21 Hey Tiger
22 Night Life
23 Barrelhouse
24 The Rocket
25 My Pigeon's Gone
26 Jamboree
27 The Stash
28 Tall and Short
29 Crawfish
30 Tadpole Wiggle


Jesse Stone
Jesse Stone Alias Charles Calhoan
R&B & Soul
Soul / R & B
23 February 1996
IMPORT-EU ~ Discs:1 ~ Country:EU
Bear Family
Compact Disc


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