The Premiers' party rock 'n' roll hit "Farmer John" catapulted to No. 19 in the summer of 1964, the height of Beatlemania. Like Ramsay Lewis's "The In Crowd," the jubilant crowd noise was part of the recording's cachet.
"The garage rock styling and rag-tag vocal call-and-response chorus made it an apt predecessor to tracks such as 'Louie Louie.' The rest of the album retains the same loose party atmosphere and includes a bevy of timely cover tunes, including 'Don't You Just Know It,' 'Over the Mountains, Across the Sea,' and a pair of Johnny Ace tracks: 'Anymore' and 'Cross My Heart.' A majority of the material is suited for dancing, such as the up-tempo and swinging 'I Won't Be Back Next Year' and the appropriately titled 'Feel Like Dancing,' challenging even the fuddiest of duddies to keep their respective toes from tapping."—All Music Guide