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  • Format: CD
  • SKU: LIB-5095
  • UPC: 089353509521
  • Street Date: 08/05/22
  • PreBook Date: 07/01/22
  • Label: Liberation Hall »
  • Genre: Pop/Rock
  • Run Time: 52:23 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Year of Production: 2005
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: WORLD
  • Language: English

 

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Sha Na Na - Woodstock: 20 Years After

23 songs from the 1950s revival group Sha Na Na recorded at the "Woodstock Twenty Years After" concert in August 1989

Sha Na Na - Woodstock: 20 Years After
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Sha Na Na, the popular 1950s revival group which has sold over 20 million records and starred in its own syndicated television series, was one of the performers at the original 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. Twenty years later, the band joined original fellow musicians for the "Woodstock: 20 Years After" concert held 3,000 miles away at Cal-State Dominguez Hills in Carson, California on August 20, 1989. Sha Na Na's appearance at Woodstock was only the band's eighth performance. Formed during the 1968-69 school year at Columbia University, the idea for the band was conceived by George Leonard, a humanities graduate student, who also became the group's choreographer. The original lineup featured a dozen members and performed a song-and-dance repertoire based on popular '50s rock and doo-wop hits. "Within two months we were the hottest rock act in New York, held over weekly at Steve Paul's Scene, where the stars themselves partied. One night Janis Joplin ran backstage to kiss us, reeking of Southern Comfort," recalled Leonard. According to the band's drummer, John Fair "Jocko" Marcellino, it was on the final night that Steve Paul's Scene was open that Jimi Hendrix personally introduced Sha Na Na to Woodstock's producers, Michael Lang and Artie Kornfeld. "We were booked that night," Marcellino told Yahoo Entertainment's Lyndsey Parker. "We got $350, the check bounced, and we got a dollar to be in the movie. But that was a good dollar." Their high energy presentation and set-closing rendition of "At the Hop" was a highlight of the concert and appeared in the documentary film. The movie helped make Sha Na Na a U.S. sensation and triggered a '50s nostalgia craze that inspired the Broadway musical Grease, American Graffiti, and the 1970s television series Happy Days. When the film adaptation of Grease arrived in 1978, the accompanying soundtrack included six songs by Sha Na Na, and the group performed two songs in the film as as Johnny Casino and the Gamblers.

Track Listing

  • Rock Around the Clock
  • Tossin' and Turnin'
  • The Stroll
  • Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
  • MEDLEY:High School Confidential/ At the Hop
  • Let's Dance
  • Queen of the Hop
  • Save the Last Dance for Me
  • Chantilly Lace
  • You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
  • You Can't Sit Down
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Tequila
  • Hit the Road Jack
  • Tonite, Tonite
  • In the Still of the Night
  • Get a Job
  • Oh Lonesome Me
  • Promised Land
  • Band Intro
  • Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay
  • Goodnight My Love
  • Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite

Sales Points

  • Contains 23 classic rock and doo-wop hits
  • They continue to tour and also do “Malt Shop Memories” cruises
  • Their appearance at Woodstock happened because Jimi Hendrix, a friend of the group, helped promote their act
  • Their appearance on the “Woodstock” film helped spark a craze for all things 1950’s, inspiring shows and films like “Grease” and “American graffiti” and TV series like “Happy Days”
  • Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin and Jay Leno all opened for Sha Na Na
  • The group taped 97 episodes of the Sha Na Na music variety shows from 1977 to 1981, insuring they were an integral part of American pop culture
  • “Grease: The Movie” became another significant building block in the Sha Na Na story. The group appeared in the 1979 musical, as Johnny Casino and the Gamblers, and contributed to the music score with six Sha Na Na versions of rock classics and one orig
  

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