John Lennon’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’

John Lennon’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ is his sixth studio album produced (in part) by Phil Spector and released on February 17, 1975 by Apple.

LISTEN

Track Listing : 1.Be-Bop-A-Lula (Tex Davis, Gene Vincent) – 02:39 . 2.Stand By Me (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ben E. King) – 03:26 . 3.Rip It Up / Ready Teddy (Robert ‘Bumps’ Blackwell, John Marascalco) – 01:33 . 4.You Can’T Catch Me (Chuck Berry) – 04:51 . 5.Ain’T That A Shame (Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew) – 02:38 . 6.Do You Wanna Dance? (Bobby Freeman) – 03:15 . 7.Sweet Little Sixteen (Chuck Berry) – 03:01 . 8.Slippin’ And Slidin’ (Eddie Bocage, Al Collins, Richard Wayne Penniman, James H. Smith) – 02:16 . 9.Peggy Sue (Jerry Allison, Norman Petty, Buddy Holly) – 02:06 . 10.Bring It On Home To Me / Send Me Some Lovin’ (Sam Cooke, John Marascalco, Leo Price) – 03:41 . 11.Bony Moronie (Larry Williams) – 03:47 . 12.Ya Ya (Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson, Morris Levy) – 02:17 . 13.Just Because (Lloyd Price) – 04:25

Musicians : John Lennon – Guitars, Vocals . Jesse Ed Davis – Guitar . Jim Calvert – Guitar . Eddie Mottau – Acoustic Guitar . José Feliciano – Acoustic Guitar . Michael Hazelwood – Acoustic Guitar . Steve Cropper – Guitar . Klaus Voormann – Bass Guitar, Answer Vocal On (10) . Leon Russell – Keyboards . Ken Ascher – Keyboards . Michael Lang – Keyboards . Jim Keltner – Drums . Hal Blaine – Drums . Gary Mallaber – Drums . Arthur Jenkins – Percussion . Nino Tempo – Saxophone . Jeff Barry – Horn . Barry Mann – Horn . Bobby Keys – Horn . Peter Jameson – Horn . Joseph Temperley – Horn . Dennis Morouse – Horn . Frank Vicari – Horn

Production : Produced By John Lennon, Phil Spector . Jim Iovine – Assistant Engineer . Lee Keifer – Engineer . Shelly Yakus – Engineer . Roy Cicala – Engineer . Greg Calbi – Mastering

Package : Roy Kohara – Art Direction . Yoko Ono – Art Direction . Astrid Kirchnerr – Photography . Jürgen Vollmer – Photography . Paul Du Noyer – Sleeve Notes . John Uomoto – Lettering

Recorded In October 1973 At A&M Studios & October 21–25, 1974 At Record Plant Studios.

Released On February 17, 1975 By Apple.

John Lennon

READ

GreilMarcus.net
…. and that trip back has produced a failure he should never have had to face—failure not as a seeker, or a saint, or a man, but as a rock ‘n’ roller. And that, for John Lennon, the truest rocker of his time, is the cruelest failure of all. […]

BBC
Though there is very little subtlety, there is evident affection throughout, excellent musicianship and some fun post-modern nods to the audience, including what seems a deliberate attempt to make You Can’t Catch Me resemble the swamp-rock of Come Together as much as possible. […]

Rolling Stone
You don’t do anything with a song like this except perform it — it speaks for itself. But here comes John, with a reggae twist and a new melody line, and the magic of a tune called “Do You Want to Dance” is gone. […]

BUY

John Lennon’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ M

AMAZON . ITUNES . CD UNIVERSE