Dot Rock 'N' Roll

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The Dot label recorded all kinds of pop in the 1950s; this 28-track compilation focuses on their hardest rocking sides, most of which are rockabilly or rockabilly-related. Dot didn't really have a "house" sound, and what you get here is a trail mix of obscure '50s, mostly White rock & roll, with only a couple of big hits Sanford Clark's "The Fool" and Nervous Norvus' insane novelty, "Transfusion". A number of these rarities will have considerable appeal to collectors, like the non-hits by one-hit wonders Robin Luke and Ray Sharpe; the raunchy White Little Richard sounds of Jimmie Dee's "Henrietta" which was a small hit; a single by Ray Campi who really didn't ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The Dot label recorded all kinds of pop in the 1950s; this 28-track compilation focuses on their hardest rocking sides, most of which are rockabilly or rockabilly-related. Dot didn't really have a "house" sound, and what you get here is a trail mix of obscure '50s, mostly White rock & roll, with only a couple of big hits Sanford Clark's "The Fool" and Nervous Norvus' insane novelty, "Transfusion". A number of these rarities will have considerable appeal to collectors, like the non-hits by one-hit wonders Robin Luke and Ray Sharpe; the raunchy White Little Richard sounds of Jimmie Dee's "Henrietta" which was a small hit; a single by Ray Campi who really didn't become well-known until he became a rockabilly revival artist decades later; a solo outing by ex-Cricket Niki Sullivan; a 1958 Jerry Lee Lewis-clone number by future country star Mickey Gilley; and a rockabilly cut by Mac Wiseman of the Foggy Mountain Boys. It's solid fodder for the most part, though rather middle-of-the-pack as far as vintage rockabilly goes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/1996
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667159227
  • Catalog Number: 592
  • Sales rank: 263,198

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Fool - Sanford Clark (2:47)
  2. 2 Chicken Shack - Leroy Van Dyke (1:54)
  3. 3 Step It up and Go - Mac Wiseman (1:46)
  4. 4 You're Late Miss Kate - Jimmy Dee & The Off-Beats (2:13)
  5. 5 Transfusion - Nervous Norvus (2:27)
  6. 6 It Ain't Me - Ray Campi (2:19)
  7. 7 Playboy - Bob Denton (1:59)
  8. 8 Ballroom Baby - Dick Lory (2:05)
  9. 9 I Like This Kind of Music - Jimmy Ringo (2:42)
  10. 10 Pucker Paint - Danny Wolfe (2:10)
  11. 11 Big Door - Gene Brown (2:28)
  12. 12 Trapped Love - Keith Courvale (2:04)
  13. 13 Johnny, Johnny, Johnny - Kay Cee Jones (2:22)
  14. 14 You Can't Stop Me from Dreaming - Robin Luke (1:57)
  15. 15 It's All Over - Niki Sullivan (1:45)
  16. 16 Oh My Baby's Gone - Ray Sharpe (2:08)
  17. 17 Let's Flat Git It - Danny Wolfe (1:52)
  18. 18 Stop! Let Me off the Bus - Snooky Lanson (2:01)
  19. 19 Oh Yeah - Tommy Danton (2:06)
  20. 20 Baby You've Had It - Joyce Paul (1:52)
  21. 21 Skinnie Minnie - Bob Denton (1:35)
  22. 22 Call Me Shorty - Mickey Gilley (2:09)
  23. 23 That's the Way I Feel - Ray Sharpe (1:54)
  24. 24 Carry On - Jimmy C. Newman (2:13)
  25. 25 Jitterbuggin' - The Five Bops (2:25)
  26. 26 Modern Romance - Sanford Clark (2:02)
  27. 27 You Heard Me Knocking - Billy Adams (2:47)
  28. 28 Henrietta - Jimmy Dee & The Off-Beats (2:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nervous Norvus Track Performer
Mac Wiseman Track Performer
Mickey Gilley Track Performer
Ray Campi Track Performer
Sanford Clark Track Performer
Robin Luke Track Performer
Leroy Van Dyke Track Performer
Billy Adams Track Performer
Snooky Lanson Track Performer
Niki Sullivan Track Performer
Ray Sharpe Track Performer
Joyce Paul Track Performer
Danny Wolfe Track Performer
Kay Cee Jones Track Performer
Technical Credits
Bill Haley Composer
Brownie McGhee Composer
Milt Gabler Composer
Yank Rachell Composer
Rusty Keefer Composer
Rob Finnis Graphic Design
Catherine Cafra Composer
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