Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 7

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 7 zig-zags inconsistently between classic oldies that are not hard to find on reissues the Monotones' "Book of Love," the Miracles' "Shop Around," Frankie Ford's "Sea Cruise", mid-level hits Lee Andrews' "Tear Drops," the Flares' "Foot Stomping," the Mystics' "Hushabye," Barrett Strong's "Money", and forgotten singles that only struggled up to the middle of the Top 100. Still, like the rest of the series, it's a worthwhile compilation of the gamut of rock sounds from rock's first decade, with a number of rarities, or even fairly big hits that don't get anthologized too often, like Barry & the Tamerlanes' "I Wonder What ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 7 zig-zags inconsistently between classic oldies that are not hard to find on reissues the Monotones' "Book of Love," the Miracles' "Shop Around," Frankie Ford's "Sea Cruise", mid-level hits Lee Andrews' "Tear Drops," the Flares' "Foot Stomping," the Mystics' "Hushabye," Barrett Strong's "Money", and forgotten singles that only struggled up to the middle of the Top 100. Still, like the rest of the series, it's a worthwhile compilation of the gamut of rock sounds from rock's first decade, with a number of rarities, or even fairly big hits that don't get anthologized too often, like Barry & the Tamerlanes' "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" and the Five Keys' 1954 doo wop lark "Ling, Ting, Tong," one of the first rock songs to crossover into the pop Top 30. The ace rarity is Bobby Parker's 1961 single "Watch Your Step," a must-hear for anyone interested in the birth of soul, with a brash guitar and exuberant vocal that pointed the way out of R&B and into a more assertive style, sounding two or three years ahead of its time. It was covered by the Spencer Davis Group during the British Invasion, and its dynamite riff was part of the inspiration for the guitar licks used by the Beatles in "I Feel Fine."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/24/1998
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667170024
  • Catalog Number: 700
  • Sales rank: 69,071

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Book of Love - The Monotones (2:21)
  2. 2 Susie-Q - Dale Hawkins (2:19)
  3. 3 C.C. Rider - Chuck Willis (2:29)
  4. 4 Echo - The Emotions (2:26)
  5. 5 Come On, Let's Go - Ritchie Valens (2:03)
  6. 6 Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe (2:35)
  7. 7 Ling-Ting-Tong - The Five Keys (2:09)
  8. 8 Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford (2:46)
  9. 9 Just a Dream - Jimmy Clanton (2:32)
  10. 10 The Caterpillar Crawl - The Strangers (2:19)
  11. 11 To Be Loved (Forever) - The Pentagons (2:28)
  12. 12 Cherrystone - Addrisi Brothers (2:30)
  13. 13 Unchained Melody - Vito & the Salutations (2:02)
  14. 14 Pretty Girls Everywhere - Eugene Church (2:59)
  15. 15 Confidential - Sonny Knight (2:35)
  16. 16 Watch Your Step - Bobby Parker (2:46)
  17. 17 Harlem Nocturne - The Viscounts (2:25)
  18. 18 I Like It Like That, Pt. 1 - Chris Kenner (1:55)
  19. 19 Foot Stomping, Pt. 1 - The Flares (2:18)
  20. 20 Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong (2:37)
  21. 21 Teardrops - Lee Andrews & the Hearts (2:24)
  22. 22 Mr. Lee - The Bobbettes (2:14)
  23. 23 Rhythm Of The Rain - The Cascades (2:33)
  24. 24 I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight - Barry & the Tamerlanes (1:53)
  25. 25 Hushabye - The Mystics (2:34)
  26. 26 Clap Your Hands - The Beau Marks (2:03)
  27. 27 Sugar Bee - Cleveland Crochet (2:34)
  28. 28 Shop Around - The Miracles (2:51)
  29. 29 Daughter - The Blenders (2:10)
  30. 30 Yea, Yea - The Kendall Sisters (2:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Emotions Track Performer
The Five Keys Track Performer
Chris Kenner Track Performer
The Mystics Track Performer
The Pentagons Track Performer
Chuck Willis Track Performer
Frankie Ford Track Performer
Addrisi Brothers Track Performer
The Cascades Track Performer
Jimmy Clanton Track Performer
Dale Hawkins Track Performer
Barrett Strong Track Performer
Barry & the Tamerlanes Track Performer
The Miracles Track Performer
The Viscounts Track Performer
The Monotones Track Performer
The Bobbettes Track Performer
Bobby Parker Track Performer
Cleveland Crochet Track Performer
Ernie K-Doe Track Performer
Sonny Knight Track Performer
Ritchie Valens Track Performer
The Beau Marks Track Performer
Eugene Church Track Performer
Lee Andrews & the Hearts Track Performer
Vito & the Salutations Track Performer
The Kendall Sisters Track Performer
Technical Credits
The Five Keys Contributor
Chris Kenner Contributor
The Mekons Composer
Chuck Willis Arranger, Contributor
Tom Williams Composer
Frankie Ford Contributor
Dale Hawkins Contributor
Barrett Strong Contributor
Bobby Parker Composer, Contributor
Ernie K-Doe Contributor
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Huey "Piano" Smith Composer
Ritchie Valens Contributor
Alec Palao Contributor
Galen Gart Contributor
Rob Finnis Liner Notes
Peter Gibbon Contributor
Trevor Churchill Tape Research
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Janie Bradford Composer
Eleanor Broadwater Composer
Edward Gates White Composer
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