Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs - Sugar Shack: The Best of Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs

Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs - Sugar Shack: The Best of Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs
Release Date:
April 9, 1996
Genre:
Duration:
33:01
Album:
Sugar Shack: The Best of Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs
Styles:
Rock & Roll

For a rock & roll band from the decidedly non-show biz area of New Mexico, the Fireballs had several careers. First in the late 50s/early 60s with such south of the border-flavored hit instrumentals as "Bulldog" and "Torquay," featuring the twangeriffic lead guitar work of George Tomsco. Then in the '60s with vocalist Jimmy Gilmer aboard with hits like the title track and the ultimate broken-down bum drinking anthem, "Bottle Of Wine." Then again in the late 60s overdubbing backing tracks onto posthumous Buddy Holly albums for producer Norman Petty, keeping Holly's name alive and bringing his remaining demos to an audience that would never had heard them otherwise. Sugar Shack devotes itself to the mid-period vocal sides with Gilmer fronting the band, including several Buddy Holly tunes that were album fodder and some interesting singles like the original "What I Am (Say I Am)," which would soon get its title switched around by Tommy James and turned into a monster hit followup to James' "Hanky Panky." Lots of crackling snare drum, twangy guitars and six string bass thumps galore on this collection, with a decidedly Tex-Mex atmosphere throughout and some great singin' and playin' every note of the way. In these icon infested times, one could do a whole lot worse. Hooray for the Fireballs!!

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Sugar Shack / Keith McCormack / Faye VossJimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs2:03
Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache / Lilly May / W. ThompsonJimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs2:34
Daisy Petal Pickin' / Keith McCormack / Glynn ThamesJimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs2:15
Lonesome Tears / Buddy HollyJimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs2:28
Ain't Gonna Tell Nobody / Ken DavisJimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs2:12
Think It Over / Jerry Allison / Buddy Holly / Norman PettyJimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs2:20
She Belongs to Me / Bob DylanJimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs2:31
Maybe Baby / Buddy Holly / Norman PettyJimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs2:04
What I Am (Say I Am) / Barbara Tomsco / George TomscoJimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs2:27
Shy Girl / Steve Dodge / Louis RidingsJimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs2:23
Bottle of Wine / Tom PaxtonJimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs2:12
Goin' Away / Barbara Tomsco / George TomscoJimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs2:30
Come on, React! / Steve DodgeJimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs2:10
Long Green / Lynn EastonJimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs2:52

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