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The Del Shannon Tribute: Songwriter, Vol. 1


Download links and information about The Del Shannon Tribute: Songwriter, Vol. 1. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 48:52 minutes.

Release date: 2013
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 16
Duration: 48:52
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No. Title Length
1. Drop Down and Get Me (Kelley Ryan) 2:50
2. Runaway (Randy Bachman) 3:35
3. Sister Isabelle (Frank Black) 2:42
4. The House Where Nobody Lives (Marshall Crenshaw) 2:59
5. Restless (Dave Smalley) 2:49
6. You Still Live Here (Marti Jones) 3:32
7. Silver Birch (Nash Kato) 4:08
8. Keep Searchin' (Carla Olson, Peter Case) 2:30
9. I Got You (The Britannicas) 3:15
10. I Go To Pieces (The Drysdales) 3:22
11. Move It On Over (Stay Still Pills) 3:07
12. So Long Baby (The Zippity Doo Wop Band & Joe G.) 2:37
13. Over You (Richard Snow) 3:01
14. Hats Off To Larry (The Rubinoos) 2:18
15. Kelly (Overlord) 3:01
16. Distant Ghost (Don Dixon) 3:06



The popular myth is that it wasn’t until the British Invasion of 1964 that rock ’n’ roll music made it back to being the force it was during the early days of Elvis in 1956. The truth is that some artists bridged the gap; besides The Beach Boys, few that did as well as Del Shannon, the recipient of this diverse and unusual tribute. As its title makes clear, this album’s purpose is to illuminate the songs and the craft that Shannon brought to them. The artists included here take a number of routes to get inside the songs. Randy Bachman transforms Shannon’s huge 1961 hit “Runaway” into a slow, subliminal walk through time. The Pixies’ Frank Black slows the late-'60s obscurity “Sister Isabelle” until it’s a mystical tale with more than a hint of mystery. Marshall Crenshaw performs “The House Where Nobody Lives” as if he were The Beatles. Dave Smalley and Marti Jones turn their songs into country-infused music, with just as many heartaches. The Rubinoos’ performance is otherworldly. The beauty of these songs can't be denied.