The Honeydrippers: Volume One

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The Honeydrippers: Volume One
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Type Studio EP
Artist The Honeydrippers
Release Date 12 November 1984
Recorded March 1984 at Atlantic Studio A, New York.
Mixed at Atlantic Studios, New York.
Genre Rock, Rock 'n' roll, blues rock
Language English
Length 18 min 7 sec
Label Es Paranza Records
Catalogue Es Paranza 90220-1 (US), Es Paranza 790 220-1 (UK)
Producer Nugetre & the Fabulous Brill Brothers (Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Nile Rodgers, Phil Carson)
Engineer Adam Michael Yellin

The Honeydrippers: Volume One is an EP released on 12 November 1984, by a musical project organised by rock singer Robert Plant.

Overview

The project originated when Atlantic Records president Ahmet Ertegun wanted to record an album of his favourite songs from the 1950s. Plant was chosen because Ertegun had seen his pick-up band the Honeydrippers performing 1950s standards. Included in the band were former Yardbirds guitarists Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page—the latter was Plant's former band mate in Led Zeppelin. The EP was released without any credits bar Nugetre & the Fabulous Brill Brothers on the reverse sleeve. 'Sea of Love' became Plant's biggest-selling single.

The album was re-released in a remastered edition in 2007 as part of a Robert Plant remaster series, with a live version of 'Rockin' at Midnight' released as its bonus track. Plant and Ertegun discussed the possibility of doing a new Honeydrippers album, but with the latter’s death December 2006, the plan was shelved permanently.

EP information

1985 Track listing:

  • Side 1:
  1. 'I Get a Thrill' (Rudolph Toombs) – 2:37
  2. 'Sea of Love' (George Khoury, Phil Phillips) – 3:01
  3. 'I Got a Woman' (Ray Charles, Renald J Richard) – 2:55
  • Side 2:
  1. 'Young Boy Blues' (Doc Pomus, Philip Spector) – 3:28
  2. 'Rockin' at Midnight' (Roy Brown) – 5:55

1984 Compact disc edition
Same track listing and order as the vinyl release.

Chart positions

Album

Chart (1984) Peak Position
US Billboard The 200 Albums Chart[1] 4
Swedish Albums Chart[2] 44
UK Albums Chart[3] 56
Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart[4] 1
US Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart[5] 67
German Albums Chart[6] 40

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1984 'Rockin' at Midnight' US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart[7] 8
1985 'Rockin' at Midnight' US Billboard The Billboard Hot 100 Chart[8] 25
1985 'Rockin' at Midnight' US Cash Box Top 100 Singles Chart[9] 28
1985 'Rockin' at Midnight' Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart[10] 18
1985 'Rockin' at Midnight' Canadian CHUM 30 Chart[11] 17
1985 'Rockin' at Midnight' US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart[12] 24
1984 'Sea of Love' US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart[13] 11
1984 'Sea of Love' US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks Chart[14] 1
1984 'Sea of Love' Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart[15] 1
1985 'Sea of Love' US Billboard The Billboard Hot 100 Chart[16] 3
1985 'Sea of Love' Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Chart[17] 1
1985 'Sea of Love' Canadian CHUM 30 Chart[18] 1
1985 'Sea of Love' US Cash Box Top 100 Singles Chart[19] 3
1985 'Sea of Love' Dutch Singles Chart[20] 25
1985 'Sea of Love' Irish Singles Chart[21] 29
1985 'Sea of Love' German Singles Chart[22] 48
1985 'Sea of Love' UK Singles Chart[23] 56
1985 'Sea of Love' Swiss Singles Chart[24] 25

Sales certifications

Country Sales Certification
United States (RIAA) 1,000,000+ Platinum[25]
Canada (CRIA) 300,000+ 3× Platinum[26]
Personnel
  • Musicians:
    • Robert Plant – vocals, producer
    • Jimmy Page – lead guitar ('Sea of Love' and 'I Get a Thrill'), backing vocals, producer
    • Jeff Beck - lead guitar ('I Got a Woman', 'Rockin' at Midnight', and 'Young Boy Blues')
    • Wayne Pedziwiatr – bass guitar
    • Paul Shaffer - keyboards
    • Dave Weckl - drums
    • Nile Rodgers - rhythm guitar, producer
    • Dave Matthews - arranger
  • Production:
    • Ahmet Ertegun (Nugetre) - producer
    • Phil Carson (Fabulous Brill Brother) - producer
    • Adam Michael Yellin – engineer, mixing

Notes

  1. The Billboard 200 - 31 November 1984. Billboard. Retrieved on 17 January 2009.
  2. Top 60 Albums - 7 December 1984. swedishcharts.com. Retrieved on 17 January 2009.
  3. Top 100 Albums - 8 December 1984. chartstats.com. Retrieved on 17 January 2009.
  4. RPM Albums Chart - 22 December 1984. RPM. Retrieved on 17 January 2009.
  5. Top R&B Albums - 5 January 1985. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-01-17.
  6. Top 100 Albums - 4 February 1985. charts-surfer.de. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  7. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks - 27 October 1984. Billboard. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  8. Hot 100 Chart - 23 February 1985. Billboard. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  9. Top 100 Singles - 2 March 1985. Cash Box. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  10. RPM Singles Chart - 2 March 1985. RPM. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  11. CHUM Singles Chart - 16 March 1985. 1050chum.com. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  12. Hot Dance Club Play - 2 May 1985. Billboard. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  13. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks - 24 November 1984. Billboard. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  14. Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks - 15 December 1984. Billboard. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  15. RPM Singles Chart - 22 December 1984. RPM. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  16. Hot 100 Chart - 5 January 1985. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  17. RPM Adult Contemporary Chart - 5 January 1985. RPM. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  18. CHUM Singles Chart - 5 January 1985. 1050chum.com. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  19. Top 100 Singles - 12 January 1985. Cash Box. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  20. Top 100 Singles - 26 January 1985. dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  21. Top 50 Singles - 3 February 1985. irishcharts.ie. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  22. Top 100 Singles - 4 February 1985. charts-surfer.de. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  23. Top 100 Singles - 9 February 1985. chartstats.com. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  24. Top 100 Singles - 17 February 1985. hitparade.ch. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  25. RIAA.org Volume I - 13 December 1984. RIAA. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  26. CRIA THE HONEYDRIPPERS VOL. 1 - 1 April 1985. CRIA. Retrieved on 19 January 2009.