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Child's Celebration of Rock 'n' Roll
     

A Child's Celebration of Rock 'n' Roll

 
Since the earliest novelty songs were recorded, they have become a recurrent pleasure. And, novelty songs being what they are -- silly, primarily -- they've long appealed to young children. A Child's Celebration of Rock 'n' roll collects some of the kid-pleasing-est novelty tunes ever recorded, most of them from rock's golden era, the '50s and '60s. Although

Overview

Since the earliest novelty songs were recorded, they have become a recurrent pleasure. And, novelty songs being what they are -- silly, primarily -- they've long appealed to young children. A Child's Celebration of Rock 'n' roll collects some of the kid-pleasing-est novelty tunes ever recorded, most of them from rock's golden era, the '50s and '60s. Although it's not a novelty tune, Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" sets the rollicking tone to follow. There are the nonsense-word songs (the Coasters' "Charlie Brown" and "Yakety Yak," the Silhouettes' "Get a Job," the Hollywood Argyles' "Alley Oop"), the strange-critter songs (Bobby "Boris" Pickett's "Monster Mash," Sheb Wooley's "Purple People Eater"), the sweet-as-pie tunes (the Chordettes' "Lollipop," Bobby Day's "Rockin' Robin"), and the clap-along ditties (Johnny Otis's "Willie and the Hand Jive," Shirley Ellis's "Name Game").

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ross Boissoneau
A Child's Celebration of Rock 'n' Roll is ostensibly for kids, but it is simply a collection of rockin' favorites from the '50s and '60s, done by the original artists. Not that there's anything inherently wrong with "Rock Around the Clock," "Yakety Yak," "Purple People Eater" and the others. Children's artists and labels like Joanie Bartels, Barney, Kidsongs and Walt Disney have tried their hand at kids' versions of such songs. And other recordings from this label have featured kids' artists or adults performing songs dressed up for kids, so it's hard to figure out the motivation for this recording. However, it's great for DJs who might have a hard time finding some of these tunes with such good sound quality.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/1996
Label:
Music Little People
UPC:
0093624258124
catalogNumber:
42581

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Performance Credits

Bobby "Boris" Pickett   Track Performer
Sheb Wooley   Track Performer
Johnny Otis   Track Performer
Coasters   Track Performer
Bobby Darin   Track Performer
Bobby Day   Track Performer
Bill Haley   Track Performer
Lonnie Donegan   Track Performer
Chordettes   Track Performer
Frankie Ford   Track Performer
Shirley Ellis   Track Performer
Silhouettes   Track Performer
Hollywood Argyles   Track Performer
Ritchie Valens   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bobby Darin   Composer
Marty Bloom   Composer
Leib Ostrow   Executive Producer
Huey "Piano" Smith   Composer
Jimmy Thomas   Composer
Warren Dennis Khan   Producer,Production Mastering
Kevin Bundy   Liner Notes
Amy Uyecki   Artwork,Illustrations
Ernest Breur   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Jean Murray   Composer
Murray "The K" Kaufman   Composer

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