“Recorded for your dancing pleasure” is the new CD ‘Cherries On The Lose Volume 2’ from Atomicat. With this CD series focusing on “28 First Recordings”, the listener really gets to hear those first impressions of tracks recorded during a golden age of music. Included are the likes of Elvis Presley with ‘Mean Woman Blues’ and then two artists, including Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton (‘Hound Dog’) and Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup (‘My Baby Left Me’) who the King himself ended up covering with his interpretations of these two standards. What is interesting here is the variety of styles included from traditional rhythm and blues, doo wop and rock ‘n’ roll to name a few, but also the idea to plant the seeds of these original versions of well-known and some lesser-known songs in the minds of listeners where some, no doubt, will be hearing these for the first time. Take, for example, ‘Twist and Shout’ supplied by rhythm and blues combo Top Notes when many consider the Beatles to be the originators of this song. There is bonus too, and credit to both bands mentioned in conjunction with ‘Twist and Shout’ for stark differences in their presentations of this now famous track. Further plaudits are given to the second volume in this compilation series for “good taste” when selecting the likes of Smiley Lewis and excellent ‘One Night’ (again, Elvis springs to mind), to full strings version of classic ‘Mr. Sandman’ by Vaughan Monroe, and sure-fire pleaser for its inclusion ‘See You Later Alligator’ from Bobby Charles. For those wishing to hear the originals, and sometimes in a different light to others who have made these songs a tad more noticeable, then ‘Cherries On The Lose Volume 2’ is for you.