(2015) Elgart Au Go-Go

Les & Larry Elgart

... read moreThe hit track "Thunder Shake" is something of a signature tune for the Elgart "au go-go" period. The same approach, which seems to be to out power Warren Kime's brass impact on Command, makes for a very interesting interpretation of the Batman theme on the next album. After the always annoying...

31′:31″ 12 Songs

1
Les & Larry Elgart
Thunder Shake
2:46
2
Les & Larry Elgart
Downtown
2:49
3
Les & Larry Elgart
Meditation
2:52
4
Les & Larry Elgart
Come Rain Or Come Shine
2:03
5
Les & Larry Elgart
King Of The Road
2:48
6
Les & Larry Elgart
Jerkin' Around
3:27
7
Les & Larry Elgart
St. James Infirmary
2:37
8
Les & Larry Elgart
La Bostella (Viens Danser La Bostella)
2:52
9
Les & Larry Elgart
Willow Weep For Me
2:22
10
Les & Larry Elgart
G'won Train
2:10
11
Les & Larry Elgart
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
2:17
12
Les & Larry Elgart
The First Man's Theme
2:28
Released 31 July 2015, Originally released 1965. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Review

The hit track "Thunder Shake" is something of a signature tune for the Elgart "au go-go" period. The same approach, which seems to be to out power Warren Kime's brass impact on Command, makes for a very interesting interpretation of the Batman theme on the next album. After the always annoying "Downtown" and a nice cover of "Meditation" with solo by brother Larry, "Come Rain or Come Shine" combines all the previous elements in a soulful, catlike creeper. Banjo fails to save mod standard "King of the Road," and "Jerkin' Around" is more of a tiptoe. "G'Won Train," a hit for The Champs, shows how much more suitable a rock tune is than the older standards. "The First Man's Theme" is more banjo, Vaudeville nonsense arranged by Marty Manning. ~ Tony Wilds