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Saturday, May 26, 2012

VINYL CLASSICS - RONNIE & THE POMONA CASUALS - EVERYBODY JERK














Track Listing1. I Wanna Do the Jerk
2. Sloopy
3. Jerk, The
4. Land of a Thousand Dances
5. Do the Jerk
6. Slow Jerk
7. Everybody Jerk
8. Help Yourself
9. Ya Ya
10. Hi-Heel Sneakers
11. Dance What You Wanna
12. Out of Sight


Released in 1964 on the Donna label (Donna 2112) Ronnie & The Pomona Casuals' album "Everybody Jerk" is East L.A soul-pop and a fine dance album capitalizing on the mid-1960's dance craze "The Jerk"
A young Athur Lee later to become famous with the group, Love played a big part in this record and can be heard singing backing vocals especially on "Everybody Jerk" and "Slow Jerk" Arthur Lee co-wrote "I Wanna Do The Jerk" with The Casuals but is not credited.The lead vocalist, sixteen year old Charles Lett is fantastic, reminiscent of Curtis Mayfield and the band hits every beat.

Included on the album are cover versions of "Land Of A Thousand Dances", "Ya Ya", High Heel Sneakers" and "Out Of Sight". The album was produced by Billy Cardenas.

Original copies of the album are available if you look, but the album was released on CD on the Del-Fi label ( DFCD 72112-2) in 1995 and I highly recommend you pick up a copy.


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Soley for historical & educational purposes & for listening pleasure.

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