The Best of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
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Concentrating on the highlights from Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes' late-'70s albums, Best of Southside Johnny offers a good introduction to the hard R&B-influenced rock of the New Jersey band.
Once Again an Incomplete Greatest Hits Collection.
Not to rain on the first reviewers parade but where is the song "Walk Away Renee"? I've not only looked for it on the couple of greatest hits collections of Southside Johnny but it's nowhere else to be found in every album he has up here on iTunes. I loved Southside Johnny's version of that classic song by The Left Banke, I thought they did a great job with their own take on the tune. But like I said Southside Johnny has a lot of albums here on iTunes and "Walk Away Renee" is nowhere to be found on any of them. You can say what you want, but the exclusion of that one song whether by accident or on purpose makes this album that much less worthy as a greatest hits album & to even consider buying.
Echo That Thought
Just wanted to join the frustration voiced by a previous individual, regarding the absence of Johnny's penultimate rendition of "Walk Away Renee." Given the talents who have recorded that old Left Banke tune -- and I like The Four Tops, I really do -- it's the one recording that decisively puts Southside Johnny in the Big Leagues and not just at the Jersey Shore. C'mon iTunes: The man has been a hard worker, toiling in a pretty big shadow most of his career. But on this one cut, he's the King, if only for a few minutes -- a few minutes I would love to have in my iTunes library.
Southside Johnny's Greatest Hits
This is an excellent compilation from the #2 band of The Jersey Shore from the 70's & 80's. (The best of the Bruce disciples). Johnny Lyon started off with Steve Van Zandt (Bruce ,The Sopranos, etc) and then turned into a great R & B / rocker on his own. Check out: Havin' A Party, and Got to Get You Off of My Mind. Both are classic R & B tunes. Also download The Fever, and I Dont Wanna Go Home, his 2 anthems. Also grab Talk to Me and This Time Its for Real. Enjoy the tunes.