November 08, 2011
Chrome Dreams
Rhythm & Blues, Early R&B, Rock & Roll, Early Pop/Rock, New Orleans R&B

Album Review

One of the interesting phenomena of the 21st century’s media explosion is the number of rock stars like Bob Dylan, Steven Van Zandt, and Ronnie Wood who are doing regular radio shows and playing the sides and singles that influenced or intrigued them in one way or another. Aside from the rock star curiosity interest, these shows feature an amazing variety of rare tracks that one wouldn’t normally run across, and listening to these radio series is a bit like listening to a great free-form independent radio station three decades in the past. This two-disc, 50-track set collects from sides Wood spun on air through the first 50 episodes of his Ronnie Wood Show, and the artists include Slim Harpo, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Reed, Fats Waller, Louis Prima, John Lee Hooker, and a host of others, making for a fascinating tour of Wood's record collection, and more importantly, a great introduction to a lot of amazing music.
Steve Leggett, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
  2. I'm a King Bee
  3. Money Honey
  4. Shimmy, Shimmy Ko-Ko Bop
  5. Careless Love
  6. Solitude
  7. Reet Petite
  8. C'mon Everybody
  9. Splish Splash
  10. Gone Fishing
  11. Let the Good Times Roll
  12. The Sky Is Crying
  13. Flyin' Saucers Rock 'n' Roll
  14. Rip It Up
  15. Spoonful
  16. Money (That's What I Want)
  17. Honey Don't
  18. Big Boss Man
  19. Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
  20. Guitar Boogie
  21. Bad Boy
  22. Peggy Sue
  23. Rocket 88
  24. Jail Bait
  25. Belleville
  26. Work with Me, Annie
  27. You Send Me
  28. At the Hop
  29. Say Man
  30. Young Blood
  31. Flamingo
  32. Dimples
  33. Juke
  34. Walking by Myself
  35. What Am I Living For?
  36. The Great Pretender
  37. Lotta Lovin'
  38. Lonely Avenue
  39. Honey Hush
  40. House Rent Bogie
  41. Dinah
  42. Crackin' Up
  43. It's a Sin to Tell a Lie
  44. Mannish Boy
  45. Buona Sera
  46. Honey Love
  47. The Things That I Used to Do
  48. Milk Cow Blues Boogie
  49. Chuck Berry
  50. Wake Up Little Susie