(2012) Rockin' Daddy

Eddie Bond

... read moreRockin' Daddy presents two discs of Eddie Bond's complete recordings from 1955 through 1962. The first disc includes Bond's ten classic rockabilly numbers surrounded by his early country sides, and makes a great extended album, capturing both sides of his work in the first flourish of his youth. But...

01:57′:34″ 51 Songs

Disk 1

1
Eddie Bond
Double Duty Lovin'
2:12
2
Eddie Bond
Talking Off The Wall
2:33
3
Eddie Bond
Love Makes A Fool (Everyday)
2:10
4
Eddie Bond
Your Eyes
2:33
5
Eddie Bond
I Got A Woman
1:56
6
Eddie Bond
Rockin' Daddy
2:03
7
Eddie Bond
Slip, Slip Slippin' In
2:10
8
Eddie Bond
Baby, Baby, Baby (What Am I Gonna Do)
2:13
9
Eddie Bond
Flip Flop Mama
2:09
10
Eddie Bond
Boppin' Bonnie
2:06
11
Eddie Bond
You're Part Of Me
2:21
12
Eddie Bond
King On Your Throne
2:26
13
Eddie Bond
They Say We're Too Young
2:12
14
Eddie Bond
Backslidin'
2:38
15
Eddie Bond
Love, Love, Love
2:16
16
Eddie Bond
Lovin' You, Lovin' You
2:27
17
Eddie Bond
Hershey Bar
2:15
18
Eddie Bond
One Step Close To You
2:05
19
Eddie Bond
Show Me (Without Saxophone Version)
2:14
20
Eddie Bond
Broke My Guitar
2:08
21
Eddie Bond
This Old Heart Of Mine
1:58
22
Eddie Bond
Show Me (Saxophone Version)
2:10

Disk 2

1
Eddie Bond
One More Memory
2:05
2
Eddie Bond
I Can't Quit
1:48
3
Eddie Bond
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
1:51
4
Eddie Bond
Back Home In Indiana (Instrumental)
2:10
5
Eddie Bond
They'll Never Take Her Love From Mee
2:58
6
Eddie Bond
The Day I Found You
2:04
7
Eddie Bond
Standing In The Window
2:27
8
Eddie Bond
Back Street Affair
2:49
9
Eddie Bond
Our Secret Rendezvous
3:01
10
Eddie Bond
Your Eyes (Alternate Version)
2:38
11
Eddie Bond
Double Duty Lovin' (Alternate Version)
1:43
12
Eddie Bond
I'd Just Be Fool Enough
2:22
13
Eddie Bond
You Nearly Lose Your Mind
1:55
14
Eddie Bond
I Thought I Heard You Call My Name
2:58
15
Eddie Bond
Big Boss Man
2:17
16
Eddie Bond
Rockin' Daddy (Alternate Version)
2:03
17
Eddie Bond
In My Solitude
1:53
18
Eddie Bond
Most Of All I Want To See Jesus
2:44
19
Eddie Bond
Where Could I Go But To The Lord
2:27
20
Eddie Bond
Satisfied
1:43
21
Eddie Bond
When They Ring Those Golden Bells
2:59
22
Eddie Bond
If We Never Meet Again
2:23
23
Eddie Bond
Will I Be Lost Or Will I Be Saved
2:45
24
Eddie Bond
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
2:52
25
Eddie Bond
Pass Me Not, Oh Gentle Saviour
2:40
26
Eddie Bond
I Saw The Light
1:37
27
Eddie Bond
Letter To God
1:43
28
Eddie Bond
Precious Memories
2:44
29
Eddie Bond
Hallelujah Way
2:40
Released 29 June 2012, ℗ Bear Family Records GmbH

Review

Rockin' Daddy presents two discs of Eddie Bond's complete recordings from 1955 through 1962. The first disc includes Bond's ten classic rockabilly numbers surrounded by his early country sides, and makes a great extended album, capturing both sides of his work in the first flourish of his youth. But it's the second disc, which covers Bond's 1962-vintage recordings released by Sun, that is the surprise. This should be the less interesting and important disc, because he's slowed down as a maturing artist in his late twenties, and is doing an album's worth of gospel numbers -- but the music is as exciting as the earlier stuff, in a different way. His performances of the religious songs ("Just a Closer Walk With Thee," "Will I Be Lost or Will I Be Saved," etc.) are surprisingly straightforward and non-melodramatic, making it all exceptionally appealing when compared with the overwhelming seriousness of most country religious songs of the era. He does the most driving (really hard-rocking) version of "I Saw the Light" that anyone has ever heard, one that gets the listener not only wanting to sing along but tap his foot as well. Equally important, the playing on these numbers is as fresh as his best stuff from the '50s, only a little slower, which is why his remake of "Rockin' Daddy" is pretty cool, if not the groundbreaking effort that the 1956 version was. There are also surprises in the instrumentation throughout -- the late-'50s country stuff on disc one features some of the best, most understated saxophone you'll ever hear on a country session, and organist Jimmy Smith, playing on the religious stuff, manages to be both reverent and lively. Cool all the way through. ~ Bruce Eder