Great Ladies of Rock & Roll: The '50s - WCBS

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Including 25 tracks of the biggest female-fronted pop of the decade, Great Ladies of Rock & Roll: The '50s is a good compilation choice for fans attempting to fill in the gaps, as well as those who are simply historically curious. It must be granted that a gaping stylistic chasm separates some of the material here; after all, the same disc takes in Gogi Grant's faux-epic "Wayward Wind," Brenda Lee's raucous "Sweet Nothin's," and Dinah Washington's refined "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes." Still, nearly every track is a classic in its respective field, from adult vocal Julie London's "Cry Me a River" to teen pop the Teen Queens' "Eddie My Love" to somewhere inbetween Connie...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Including 25 tracks of the biggest female-fronted pop of the decade, Great Ladies of Rock & Roll: The '50s is a good compilation choice for fans attempting to fill in the gaps, as well as those who are simply historically curious. It must be granted that a gaping stylistic chasm separates some of the material here; after all, the same disc takes in Gogi Grant's faux-epic "Wayward Wind," Brenda Lee's raucous "Sweet Nothin's," and Dinah Washington's refined "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes." Still, nearly every track is a classic in its respective field, from adult vocal Julie London's "Cry Me a River" to teen pop the Teen Queens' "Eddie My Love" to somewhere inbetween Connie Francis' "Lipstick on Your Collar". Especially intriguing for vocal fans are the obscurities, many of which point out how the '50s was, for female pop, a decade focused on regret and heartbreak: "The Big Hurt" by Miss Toni Fisher, "Alone Why Must I Be Alone" by the Shepherd Sisters, and "Lonely Nights" by the Hearts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/2002
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431253328
  • Catalog Number: 2533
  • Sales rank: 93,058

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jim Dandy (2:11)
  2. 2 Lipstick on Your Collar - Connie Francis (2:20)
  3. 3 Maybe (2:38)
  4. 4 Sweet Nothin's (2:24)
  5. 5 Mr. Lee (2:13)
  6. 6 Eddie My Love (3:10)
  7. 7 Lollipop (2:10)
  8. 8 Lucky Lips - Ruth Brown (2:07)
  9. 9 Born Too Late (2:18)
  10. 10 Lullaby of the Bells (2:40)
  11. 11 The Big Hurt (2:11)
  12. 12 What a Diff'rence a Day Made - Dinah Washington (2:29)
  13. 13 Please Mr. Disc Jockey - The Sensations (2:22)
  14. 14 The Wayward Wind (2:57)
  15. 15 Alone (Why Must I Be Alone) (2:51)
  16. 16 Pink Shoelaces (2:27)
  17. 17 Cry Baby (2:25)
  18. 18 Ivory Tower (2:36)
  19. 19 Love You Baby All the Time - Co'eds (2:22)
  20. 20 Teach Me Tonight (2:49)
  21. 21 To Be a Part of You - Clickettes (2:05)
  22. 22 Tonight You Belong to Me (1:53)
  23. 23 Don't You Know (2:33)
  24. 24 Lonely Nights - The Hearts (2:38)
  25. 25 Cry Me a River (2:53)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Uriah Heep Composer
Bert Berns Composer
Omar Dykes Composer
Jerry Ragovoy Composer
George Goldner Composer
Kirby Stone Four Composer
Al Fichera Liner Notes
George Goehring Composer
A. Barrett Composer
Richie Barrett Composer
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