Fender: The Golden Age 1950-1970

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
In the first 20 years or so that Fender electric guitars were available, they helped revolutionize the sound of popular music. This unusual, imaginative compilation illustrates just how it did so through a couple of dozen or so well-chosen examples of how Fenders made their imprint on rock, blues, country, and soul music. The Fender's identification with certain guitarists made it predictable that there would be selections by, for example, surf legend Dick Dale "Miserlou" and Eric Clapton heard here on the Yardbirds' "I Ain't Got You". But the remarkably eclectic song selection also features classics by Johnny Cash "Folsom Prison Blues", Dale Hawkins "Susie-Q", ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
In the first 20 years or so that Fender electric guitars were available, they helped revolutionize the sound of popular music. This unusual, imaginative compilation illustrates just how it did so through a couple of dozen or so well-chosen examples of how Fenders made their imprint on rock, blues, country, and soul music. The Fender's identification with certain guitarists made it predictable that there would be selections by, for example, surf legend Dick Dale "Miserlou" and Eric Clapton heard here on the Yardbirds' "I Ain't Got You". But the remarkably eclectic song selection also features classics by Johnny Cash "Folsom Prison Blues", Dale Hawkins "Susie-Q", Booker T. & the MG's "Green Onions", the Ventures "Walk, Don't Run" the Beach Boys "Fun, Fun, Fun", and all the way into the late '60s with the Velvet Underground's "Beginning to See the Light" and Donovan's "Barabajagal Love Is Hot" -- two artists of the kind not usually featured on Ace anthologies. There are also songs that aren't such big hits but are worth hearing, like Otis Rush's "All Your Love I Miss Loving," the Shadows' "Wonderful Land" a number one U.K. hit in 1962 unknown in the U.S., and Jack Nitzsche's "The Lonely Surfer." The sound of the Fender bass isn't neglected either, with Jet Harris' "Besame Mucho" acting as a showcase for the instrument, although the onetime Shadow's 1962 version won't be familiar to many Americans. Amply illustrated liner notes fill in the background on how Leo Fender developed his guitars and how they were used. There are even a few brief Fender radio ads by country stars Hank Snow, Faron Young, Barbara Mandrell, and Jan Howard. But whether or not you're a guitar player or Fender follower, it's a good compilation of guitar-grounded music by any standard, though one obvious guitar hero Jimi Hendrix is not represented due to licensing hurdles.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/6/2012
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667047029
  • Catalog Number: 6704702
  • Sales rank: 149,008

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Boot Heel Drag - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:44)
  2. 2 Catfish Boogie - Cliffie Stone's Band (2:18)
  3. 3 Feelin' Good/Please Love Me - Ike Turner (2:29)
  4. 4 Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash (2:49)
  5. 5 Fender Radio Ad - Faron Young (0:59)
  6. 6 I'm Looking For Someone To Love - The Crickets (1:57)
  7. 7 Susie-Q - Dale Hawkins (2:18)
  8. 8 All Your Love (I Miss Loving) - Otis Rush (2:37)
  9. 9 Walk, Don't Run - The Ventures (2:04)
  10. 10 Wonderful Land - The Shadows (2:09)
  11. 11 Besame Mucho - Jet Harris (2:17)
  12. 12 Fender Radio Ad - Hank Snow (0:59)
  13. 13 Green Onions - Booker T. & the MG's (2:52)
  14. 14 Miserlou (2:14)
  15. 15 The Lonely Surfer - Jack Nitzsche (2:34)
  16. 16 Louie, Louie - The Kingsmen (2:44)
  17. 17 Who Do You Love? - Ronnie Hawkins & the Hawks (2:41)
  18. 18 Fun, Fun, Fun - The Beach Boys (2:19)
  19. 19 I Fought the Law - The Bobby Fuller Four (2:19)
  20. 20 I Ain't Got You - The Yardbirds (2:00)
  21. 21 Rock Me Baby - Otis Redding (3:37)
  22. 22 Fender Radio Ad - Barbara Mandrell (0:55)
  23. 23 Buckaroo - Buck Owens & His Buckaroos (2:00)
  24. 24 Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis & the Kingpins (2:58)
  25. 25 Soul Serenade - Willie Mitchell (2:19)
  26. 26 Beginning To See The Light - The Velvet Underground (4:38)
  27. 27 Barabajagal (Love Is Hot) - Donovan (3:19)
  28. 28 Fender Radio Ad - Jan Howard (0:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buck Owens Acoustic Guitar
Jeff Beck Guitar
Steve Cropper Guitar
Dick Dale Guitar
Buddy Holly Guitar
Robbie Robertson Guitar
Brian Wilson Bass
Ron Wood Bass
James Burton Guitar
Nokie Edwards Bass
Jet Harris Bass, 6-string bass
Hank Marvin Guitar
Carl Wilson Guitar
Jimmy Bryant Guitar
Don Wilson Guitar
Bob Bogle Guitar
Eric Clapton Guitar
Donald "Duck" Dunn Bass
Bobby Fuller Guitar
Randy Fuller Bass
Leroy Hodges Bass
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges Guitar
Ike Turner Guitar
Al Jardine Guitar
Sterling Morrison 12-string Guitar
Luther Perkins Guitar
Ray Pohlman 6-string bass
Herb Remington Steel Guitar
Don Rich Guitar
Otis Rush Guitar
Lewis Steinberg Bass
Reggie Young Guitar
Jerry Jemmott Bass
Jack Ely Guitar
Doyle Holly Bass
Bob Nordby Fender Jazz Bass
Mike Mitchell Guitar
Nick O'Malley Guitar
Rick Rillera Bass
Technical Credits
Johnny Cash Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
Dick Dale Arranger
Buddy Holly Composer
Lou Reed Composer
Brian Wilson Composer
Richard Berry Composer
Sonny Curtis Composer
Dale Hawkins Composer
Mike Love Composer
Jack Nitzsche Composer
Norman Petty Composer
Johnny Smith Composer
Paul Kelly Cover Photo
Calvin Carter Composer
Ernest J. Ford Composer
Booker T. Jones Composer
Riley King Composer
Stan Lewis Composer
Jerry Lordan Composer
Ellas McDaniel Composer
Bob Morris Composer
Junior Parker Composer
Herb Remington Composer
Nick Robbins Mastering
Otis Rush Composer
Lewis Steinberg Composer
Bob Wills Composer
Al Jackson Jr. Composer
Luther Dixon Composer
Curtis Ousley Composer
Consuelo Velázquez Composer
Sam Ling Composer
Traditional Composer
Donovan Leitch Composer
Eleanor Broadwater Composer
Melvin Jackson Composer
Martin Kelly Liner Notes, Memorabilia
Martin Cooper Composer
Terry Foster Memorabilia
Tony Bacon Liner Notes
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