Concert Vault

Leiber/Stoller Tunes

By: Concert Vault

16 songs / 1:07:41

  1. 1 The Paul Butterfield Blues Band / Kansas City 04:02
  2. 2 Maria Muldaur / I'm A Woman 04:37
  3. 3 Loudon Wainwright III / Smokey Joe's Cafe 04:05
  4. 4 Big Mama Mae Thornton / Hound Dog 03:12
  5. 5 And The Moneynotes / Poison Ivy 02:37
  6. 6 Gillian Welch & David Rawlings / Jackson 03:43
  7. 7 Commander Cody / Riot In Cell Block #9 03:59
  8. 8 Rockpile / Jailhouse Rock 02:43
  9. 9 Link Wray and Robert Gordon / (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care 02:20
  10. 10 Burton Cummings / Framed 05:56
  11. 11 Aretha Franklin / Spanish Harlem 03:34
  12. 12 Sha Na Na / Yakety Yak 01:58
  13. 13 Dave Edmunds' All Star Rock N' Roll Revue / Ruby Baby 04:43
  14. 14 John Prine / Treat Me Nice 02:15
  15. 15 Mink DeVille / Stand By Me 06:37
  16. 16 Grateful Dead / Searchin' 11:20
Description
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote some of the catchiest tunes of the 20th century, many of which helped usher in the era of rock and roll. Even if you're too young to remember when songs like "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog," "Stand By Me," or "Yakety-Yak" were originally topping the charts, chances are you still know the words. It may even be possible that humans have evolved slightly over the past 50 years and the Leiber/Stoller catalog is now hard-wired into our brains, giving us the innate ability to sing along. These are pretty straight-forward interpretations of their songs, but two notes are in order: 1 - That's Dion singing 'Ruby Baby,' a song he had a hit with 1962, six years after The Drifters first did. 2 - The 'Searchin' that ends the mix is a bit of a mess. This is the song from that night where the Grateful Dead invited the Beach Boys on stage to jam, so there's a lot of space where they're just tuning and putzing around. If you want to go straight to the meat of the song, skip ahead to around 3:45. And remember, before there was Classic Rock, there was classic Rock and Roll.
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Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote some of the catchiest tunes of the 20th century, many of which helped usher in the era of rock and roll. Even if you're too young to remember when songs like "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog," "Stand By Me," or "Yakety-Yak" were originally topping the charts, chances are you still know the words. It may even be possible that humans have evolved slightly over the past 50 years and the Leiber/Stoller catalog is now hard-wired into our brains, giving us the innate ability to sing along.

These are pretty straight-forward interpretations of their songs, but two notes are in order:
1 - That's Dion singing 'Ruby Baby,' a song he had a hit with 1962, six years after The Drifters first did.
2 - The 'Searchin' that ends the mix is a bit of a mess. This is the song from that night where the Grateful Dead invited the Beach Boys on stage to jam, so there's a lot of space where they're just tuning and putzing around. If you want to go straight to the meat of the song, skip ahead to around 3:45.

And remember, before there was Classic Rock, there was classic Rock and Roll.