Saturday, March 16, 2024

Record #0659: Summertime Blues / Cut Across Shorty – EDDIE COCHRAN


United Artists 0014 (re-issue) USA, 1973
Words & Music by:  Side A – Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart; Side BMarijohn Wilkin, Wayne P. Walker
Musicians: Eddie Cochran (vocals, guitars, hand clapping on side A), Connie “Guybo” Smith (bass guitar), EarlPalmer (drums on side A), Sharon Sheeley (possibly hand clapping on side A), Sonny Curtis (guitar on side B), Jerry Allison (drums on side B)
Recording sessions: Gold Star Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; side A on 28. March 1958; side B on 8. January 1960
Highest chart positions:  this re-issue didn’t chart.

The original release of Summertime Blues was Cochran’s biggest hit in the US Charts (#8). It features the legendary Earl Palmer on drums.

Cut Across Shorty was the last song Cochran ever recorded - that is, if you don't count the BBC and live recordings done in the UK. Eddie and Guybo were joined by two Crickets to record it.

List price:  Very Good+ is $2 and Near Mint is $4

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