Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 1

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
For many years, Original Sound's Oldies but Goodies series was acknowledged as the best source for catching up on the many great early rock & roll hits by artists who had only one or two, or three, or even a few more classics to offer. Ace's Golden Age of American Rock'n'Roll series, however, has surpassed Oldies but Goodies as the series of choice in the CD age. Even at an import price, they offer better value with 30 songs each!; they use the best possible available source tapes for remastering; they also offer lengthy, intelligent liner notes and some photos, where Original Sound have historically offered none. Most important, they offer a wealth of great hits...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
For many years, Original Sound's Oldies but Goodies series was acknowledged as the best source for catching up on the many great early rock & roll hits by artists who had only one or two, or three, or even a few more classics to offer. Ace's Golden Age of American Rock'n'Roll series, however, has surpassed Oldies but Goodies as the series of choice in the CD age. Even at an import price, they offer better value with 30 songs each!; they use the best possible available source tapes for remastering; they also offer lengthy, intelligent liner notes and some photos, where Original Sound have historically offered none. Most important, they offer a wealth of great hits from rock & roll's first decade as a widespread phenomenon 1954-1963, some of which are very difficult to find on other recordings, CD or not. There are some huge hits represented, but an equal amount of attention is paid to lower-charting songs that have fallen out of rotation on oldies stations, as well as some slight and/or regional hits that you might not have heard even if you grew up during the era. Volume One, like each installment, reflects the incredible diversity and excitement of rock's first decade: doo wop, primitive rockabilly, girl groups, instrumental rock, proto- soul, pop
ock, and more, ranging from famous one-shots the Jaynetts' "Sally Go Round the Roses," the Penguins' "Earth Angel" to semi-forgotten treasures like the Fendermen's "Mule Skinner Blues" and Miss Toni Fisher's "The Big Hurt."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/20/1993
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667128926
  • Catalog Number: 289
  • Sales rank: 52,546

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Denise - Randy & the Rainbows (1:56)
  2. 2 Sally Go Round the Roses - The Jaynetts (3:13)
  3. 3 Mule Skinner Blues - The Fendermen (2:22)
  4. 4 Sixteen Candles - The Crests (2:49)
  5. 5 Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee (2:42)
  6. 6 I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters (2:04)
  7. 7 The Big Hurt - Toni Fisher (2:10)
  8. 8 A Thousand Stars - The Innocents (3:08)
  9. 9 Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day (2:33)
  10. 10 Earth Angel - The Penguins (2:55)
  11. 11 Bongo Rock - Preston Epps (2:05)
  12. 12 Tossin' and Turnin' - Bobby Lewis (2:19)
  13. 13 My True Story - The Jive Five (2:29)
  14. 14 Stranded in the Jungle - The Cadets (3:03)
  15. 15 Angel Baby - Rosie & the Originals (2:46)
  16. 16 Party Lights - Claudine Clark (2:21)
  17. 17 When We Get Married - The Dreamlovers (2:25)
  18. 18 Cindy's Birthday - Johnny Crawford (2:05)
  19. 19 Let's Dance - Chris Montez (2:24)
  20. 20 Who's That Knocking - The Genies (2:14)
  21. 21 Love You So - Ron Holden (3:24)
  22. 22 Cherry Pie - Skip & Flip (2:13)
  23. 23 Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners (2:35)
  24. 24 Louie, Louie - The Kingsmen (2:42)
  25. 25 Since I Fell for You - Lenny Welch (2:52)
  26. 26 Image of a Girl - The Safaris (2:37)
  27. 27 Smoky Places - The Corsairs (2:56)
  28. 28 Gee Whiz - The Innocents (2:28)
  29. 29 A Little Bit of Soap - The Jarmels (2:11)
  30. 30 Eddie, My Love - The Teen Queens (3:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Crests Track Performer
Bobby Day Track Performer
The Dreamlovers Track Performer
The Jarmels Track Performer
The Jive Five Track Performer
The Kingsmen Track Performer
Chris Montez Track Performer
The Penguins Track Performer
The Cadets Track Performer
Claudine Clark Track Performer
Preston Epps Track Performer
The Fendermen Track Performer
The Skyliners Track Performer
Kathy Young Track Performer
Johnny Crawford Track Performer
Toni Fisher Track Performer
Randy & the Rainbows Track Performer
Lenny Welch Track Performer
The Innocents Track Performer
Curtis Lee Track Performer
Rosie & the Originals Track Performer
The Safaris Track Performer
Bobby Lewis Track Performer
The Corsairs Track Performer
The Paris Sisters Track Performer
The Teen Queens Track Performer
The Genies Track Performer
Ron Holden Track Performer
The Jaynetts Track Performer
Skip & Flip Track Performer
Technical Credits
Abner Spector Composer
Hal Winn Composer
Joe Hooven Composer
Rob Finnis Liner Notes
Zell Sanders Composer
Ernestine Smith Composer
James Johnson Composer
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