|Choba B CCCP - Rear Cover||Choba B CCCP - Front Cover|
|Catalogue No.||CDPCSD 117 (C.D.) ... International number CDP 7 97615 2
TCPCSD 117 (Cassette)
A60 00415 006 (Vinyl, on Melodiya in Russia 31st October 1988)
|Release date||30th September 1991|
|Total time||50:57 (C.D. version)|
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :||
|Detail :||Paul's twenty-first "solo" release.
Paul McCartney - Vocals, guitar, bass.
Nick Garvey - Vocals, bass.
Mick Green - Guitar.
Mick Gallagher - Piano, keyboards.
Chris Whitten - Bass.
Henry Spinetti - Drums.
All of the songs on this album were recorded in two days of hectic jamming and recording ... 20th and 21st July 1987.
Only 40,000 copies were pressed and released of CHOBA B CCCP (Back In The U.S.S.R.) in it`s original Melodiya Russian
pressing. And it`s this version that most fans got their hands on long before the eventual U.K. release (which does not
include a vinyl version). This explains it's very poor showing in the album chart where it only reached no. 63 on it`s only
week of entry !
This recording is a powerful document of McCartney's life-long love affair with '50s rock & roll. Each tune here is a gem from rock's golden age, material of the kind that inspired a young Lennon & McCartney to begin their life's work of the type that can also be heard on Lennon's similar styled album "Rock 'n' Roll". Despite being labelled "the fluffy Beatle" by Lennon detractors, McCartney always had a gift for interpreting R&B-based tunes, particularly those of Little Richard with his emotive soulful voice, and the sound found on spirited versions of Fats Domino's "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday" and "Ain't That a Shame." Even non-rock diversions like the Gershwin classic "Summertime" is full of grit and passion.
The original album includes liner notes all in Russian, from original text by Roy Carr of the New Musical Express.
|Kansas City||Leiber-Stoller||Little Willie Littlefield 1952||4:01|
|Twenty Flight Rock||Faichild-Cochran||Eddie Cochran 1957||3:02|
|Lawdy Miss Clawdy||Price||Lloyd Price 1952||3:14|
|Bring It On Home To Me||Cooke||Sam Cooke 1962||3:11|
|Lucille||Penniman-Collins||Little Richard 1957||3:11|
|Don't Get Around Much Anymore||Ellington-Russell||Duke Ellington 195?||2:49|
|I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday||Bartholomew-Hayes-Domino||Fats Domino 1959||4:12|
|That's All Right (Mama)||Crudup||Arthur Crudup||3:45|
|Summertime||Gershwin||from "Porgy and Bess" 1940||4:55|
|Ain't That A Shame||Domino-Bartholomew||Fats Domino 1955||3:42|
|Crackin' Up||McDaniel||Bo Diddley 1958||3:53|
|Just Because||Shelton-Shelton-Robin||Lloyd Price 1957||3:33|
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