Freddy Cannon : Boom Boom Rock ‘n Roll: The Best of Freddy Cannon

freddy_cannon_boom_boom.jpgFreddy “Boom Boom” Cannon is man whose contributions to the early days of rock-n-roll are greatly overlooked by many.  With the release of Boom Boom Rock ‘n Roll: The Best of Freddy Cannon, a collection his 24 songs to hit the Billboard charts, Cannon’s tale is set to reach an entire new generation of fans.

Cannon first debuted on the charts in 1959 with "Tallahassee Lassie,” a track that would inspire some of the biggest names in rock.  Mick Jagger has confirmed that the Rolling Stones were inspired to write “Brown Sugar” after listening to “Tallahassee Lassie,” while Led Zeppelin recorded a version of the song prior to releasing their debut record.  If that were not praise enough, even The King, Elvis Presley, was known to have a 45 of the song on his home jukebox at Graceland.

Other highlights include “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” and “Palisades Park,” one of many tracks that feature Cannon’s thundering guitar that was his trademark, from which his nickname “Boom Boom” was earned. The entire collection plays like the soundtrack of Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, a show on which Cannon was featured more than any other artist.


Boom Boom Rock ‘n Roll: The Best of Freddy Cannon is out now on Shout! Factory.