JOHNNY KIDD AND THE PIRATES – PLEASE DON’T TOUCH – BEAR FAMILY 10″ LP

The next 10″ vinyl series from Bear Family Records® – Brit rocker Johnny Kidd.

The album and bonus CD contain Johnny Kidd’s recordings from 1959 to 1962 focusing on his earliest work with the first Pirates group, recordings with classic ‘Mark 2’ Pirates Brian Gregg, Alan Caddy and drum legend Clem Cattini!

The bonus CD contains covers of his songs, but only those recorded in continental Europe and Great Britain, as well as recordings of other bands that included members of the Pirates and covers of his songs by European bands of the early 1960s!

Alongside Billy Fury, Tommy Steele and Cliff Richard, Kidd is one of the most important and influential musicians of the pre-Beatles era in Great Britain.

His Shakin ‘All Over is one of the greatest, worldwide popular rock anthems that every music lover knows, and was covered by countless bands and artists in the 1960s!

Bands like The Who and the Hollies refer to him and his backing band The Pirates as important musical role models.

In addition to the record and CD, the set also includes a Johnny Kidd promotion postcard.

Johnny Kidd and the Pirates were responsible for the number one hit Shakin ‘All Over in 1960, which is still considered one of the most important recordings in British pop music history. That record alone would warrant inclusion on the Bear Family Records® 10inch vinyl LP series, but the group produced a number of other excellent releases that undoubtedly earned them a place in the pantheon of British pop stars alongside Cliff Richard, The Shadows and Billy Fury from before the Beatles.

Unlike his contemporaries, Kidd’s exceptional voice showed no Presley influence, and he was also responsible for the writing or note taking of much of his early works. As a live act, the group was groundbreaking. Performing in full pirate gear in front of a 20 foot x 30 foot galleon backdrop, Kidd’s power trios influenced musicians across the country – The Who, The Hollies, and Wilko Johnson are just three of the artists open to their appreciation for the Chief Pirate known.

This compilation focuses on Kidd’s earliest work with the first pirate group, recordings with the classic ‘Mark 2′ Pirates Brian Gregg, Alan Caddy and drum legend Clem Cattini.

Ten inch vinyl tracks

01        Feelin’  Johnny Kidd

02        I Want That     Johnny Kidd

03        Growl  Johnny Kidd

04        Shakin’ All Over         Johnny Kidd

05        Linda Lu         Johnny Kidd

06        I Can Tell        Johnny Kidd

07        So What          Johnny Kidd

08        Hurry On Back To Love         Johnny Kidd

09        Restless           Johnny Kidd

10        Please Don’t Touch     Johnny Kidd

11        Longin’ Lips    Johnny Kidd

12        Please Don’t Bring Me Down Johnny Kidd

Free CD tracks

01        Feelin’  Johnny Kidd

02        I Want That     Johnny Kidd

03        Growl  Johnny Kidd

04        Shakin’ All Over         Johnny Kidd

05        Linda Lu         Johnny Kidd

06        I Can Tell        Johnny Kidd

07        So What          Johnny Kidd

08        Hurry On Back To Love         Johnny Kidd

09        Restless           Johnny Kidd

10        Please Don’t Touch     Johnny Kidd

11        Longin’ Lips    Johnny Kidd

12        Please Don’t Bring Me Down Johnny Kidd

13        Yes Sir, That’s My Baby         Johnny Kidd

14        Magic Of Love           Johnny Kidd

15        You Got What It Takes          Johnny Kidd

16        Let’s Talk About Us    Johnny Kidd

17        A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues           Johnny Kidd

18        Big Blon’ Baby           Johnny Kidd

19        Weep No More My Baby       Johnny Kidd

20        If You Were The Only Girl    Johnny Kidd

21        Brand New Cadillac   Vince Taylor & His Playboys

22        In The Hall Of The Mountain King    Nero & The Gladiators

23        Earthy The Tornados

24        Shakin’ All Over         Bobby Stevens

25        Shakin’ All Over         Vince Taylor & His Playboys

26        Shakin’ All Over         Tommy Bruce & The Bruisers

27        Le Diable En Personne (Shakin’ All Over)     Les Fantomes

28        Shakin’ All Over         Tino Serlet & The Blacks

29        You Got What It Takes          Little Tony & His Brothers

30        You Got What It Takes          Richard Anthony

31        You Got What It Takes          Little Gert & The Streaplers

32        Oui, Mon Cher (I Want That) Johnny Hallyday

33        Hurry On Back To Love         Otto Brandenburg

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