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Rivieras - Campus Party [1965, Vinyl]

Rivieras - Campus Party [1965, Vinyl]

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Album Info

A South Bend, IN, rock & roll band, the Rivieras' one big hit was one of the last great gasps of pure American rock & roll before the British Invasion took over the charts. Original members Otto Nuss (organ), Doug Gean (bass), Marty "Bo" Fortson (vocals and guitar), Joe Pennell (guitar), and Paul Dennert (drums) were local teen ballroom heroes. They recorded a supercharged version of the Joe Jones R&B semi-hit "California Sun" featuring a powerful drum intro and the now-famous signature guitar and organ riff. The song became a hit in the midst of the first flush of Beatlemania, only nudged out of the #1 spot on the national charts by "I Want to Hold Your Hand." Although several equally fine 45s and two albums followed, the band's relatively young ages, coupled with numerous personnel changes caused by the draft and the changing musical climate, caused the band to break up by 1966. Nuss, Gean, and Fortson reunited the Rivieras in the mid '80s, recording and doing local shows, sounding as great as ever. Though their time in the spotlight was brief, their one big hit continues to define for future generations everything that's pulsatingly great about American teen-band rock & roll.

About the album; Second album; classic frat-band sound. Out of print and impossibly rare but worth the search at any cost. [AMG]

Track list;
01 - california sun '65. 2:39
02 - hanky panky. 2:44
03 - tossin' and turnin'. 2:36
04 - somebody new. 2:16
05 - money honey. 2:16
06 - bug juice. 1:58
07 - fortune teller. 2:15
08 - doctor feelgood. 2:51
09 - comin' back home. 2:27
10 - church key (part 2). 2:20
11 - louie louie _ farmer john. 7:10

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The album code is : ODI163685

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