Goofin Records 2011
Johnny Spence is a 69 years old British rock'n'roll legend, who started his chorea
already in the early 60's as a bass player for Johnny Kidd & The Pirates. As a trio
the Pirates featuring Johnny also on vocals did their first recordings in 1964, and
the single ""My babe" has been considered a classic ever since. Along with guitarist
Mick Green and drummer Frank Farley they did some great albums especially in the
late 70's and early 80's, and they are considered of being the greatest rock'n'roll
Finland's finest and toughest rock'n'roll/rhythm & blues-trio Doctor's Order
features Grande-Archie Hämäläinen on guitar, Teddy Bear Nättilä on bass and Mighty
Man Oikarinen on drums. Besides the albums with Johnny Spence they have released six
albums as a trio, one album with the Pirates guitarist Mick Green
Johnny Spence & Doctor's Order did their first album "Full Throttle No Brakes"
(Goofin' Records) together two and a half years ago, it got raving reviews
everywhere, and went even to top20 on finnish charts.
The new album by Johnny & the doctors is "Hot And Rockin'". It is a stunning
sounding rock'n'roll/rhythm & blues-album, which was recorded in four days last
February at Äänistudio in Vantaa in Finland. It has now been released by legendary
finnish roots music label Goofin' Records. The album features Johnny and his finnish
fellow doctors in full action, and there is 15 hardhitting, tough sounding, rockin'
and rollin' tracks on the album. This time there is also some brand new songs; three
songs written by Johnny Spence and also a bunch of songs that have been previously
performed by Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, Hurriganes, Mungo Jerry,
Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Mose Allison, Lightin' Hopkins, Rufus Thomas and others.
Johnny Spence: vocals
Grande-Archie Hämäläinen, guitar
Teddy Bear Nättilä, bass
Mighty Man Oikarinen, drums & percussions
Mr. Breathless, piano (tracks 6, 9, 11, 15)
Ensio Takamäki, harmonica (tracks 3 & 15)
Elisa Korjus, backing vocals (tracks 5, 8, 12, 15)
Maria Hänninen, backing vocals (tracks 5, 8, 12, 15)
Juha Takanen (percussions)
Produced by Johnny Spence
Executive Producer: Teppo Nättilä
All arrangements by Spence, Hämäläinen, Nättilä, Oikarinen
Recorded in February 2011 at Äänistudio in Vantaa, Finland.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Juha Takanen.
Sleeve design & photos by J. Hauta-aho
Dedications by Johnny Spence:
"A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues" - first song I ever recorded with Johnny Kidd - a great
friend and a British rock'n'roll legend still missed.
"My Babe" - first song I ever recorded with The Pirates dedicated to Mick Green - a
good friend for over fifty years and a unique guitarist - sadly missed.
1. Stop Drinkin' (Lightin' Hopkins)
2. Oh Baby Doll (Aaltonen, Häkkinen, Kallio, Stanley)
3. Hot And Rockin' (music: Spence, Hämäläinen, Nättilä, Oikarinen, words: Spence)
4. Parchman Farm (Mose Allison)
5. A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues (Terry Thompson)
6. Mean Machine (Johnny Spence, Frank Farley)
7. Whole Lotta Woman (Marvin Rainwater)
8. A Little Bit Hurt (Jimmy Miller, Julian Covay)
9. Say Mama (Earl Meeks)
10. Break up (Charlie Rich)
11. Gone Gone Gone (Carl Perkins)
12. Meet Me With Your Hi-Heels On (Johnny Spence)
13. My Babe (Willie Dixon)
14. All Night Worker (Rufus Thomas)
15. Baby Jump (Ray Dorset)