Shake-o-Rama vol. 2 (LP+CD)



Impatience peaked, the music-loving hordes could no longer wait. While the Beach ‘n’ Strip compilations had been followed up, the inaugural Shake-O-Rama remained sadly single. But today the sun shines again, with these 16 songs of pure unadulterated pleasure for dancefloor boogie bugs and groove-a-gogo grandees!
The thundering intro has Freddy Houston howling out “I Gotta Move”. Margaret Whiting’s “Pretty-Eyed Baby” is a famous twist steeped in blues. Next up, The Portraits forcefully implore us to “Keep On Dancin'” in their eminently festive “We’re Gonna Party”.


Yet again, in the space of a mere 40 mins, the hairy disc jockey from Bordeaux staggers listeners with the sheer variety of his tunes (Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, Soul, Rockabilly, Boogaloo… and of course good ol’ Rock n’ Roll, with The Dalmatians’ squeaky clean “Rock’n Time”), as well as the superb quality of these fabulous 45 rpms, with certain grands crus over 60 years young!