Great Men of Rock & Roll: The 50s

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Collectables' Great Men of Rock & Roll: The 50s collects 25 songs from the archives of labels that Universal Music owns, including such legendary imprints as Decca, Chess, Polygram, and Duke. Many of the artists included are legendary as well; names like Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Conway Twitty, and Buddy Holly certainly live up to the title of the compilation. Many are less well-known but their songs are familiar, including Mark Dinning "Teen Angel", Johnny Preston "Running Bear", and Jim Lowe "The Green Door". None of the tracks are bad selections, and though it doesn't paint an exact portrait of '50s rock & roll, you could do much worse than this if you were looking...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Collectables' Great Men of Rock & Roll: The 50s collects 25 songs from the archives of labels that Universal Music owns, including such legendary imprints as Decca, Chess, Polygram, and Duke. Many of the artists included are legendary as well; names like Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Conway Twitty, and Buddy Holly certainly live up to the title of the compilation. Many are less well-known but their songs are familiar, including Mark Dinning "Teen Angel", Johnny Preston "Running Bear", and Jim Lowe "The Green Door". None of the tracks are bad selections, and though it doesn't paint an exact portrait of '50s rock & roll, you could do much worse than this if you were looking for such an item.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2005
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431454329
  • Catalog Number: 4543
  • Sales rank: 91,170

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock (2:11)
  2. 2 Little Darlin' - The Diamonds (2:08)
  3. 3 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (2:31)
  4. 4 Chantilly Lace (2:23)
  5. 5 Pledging My Love - Johnny Ace (2:32)
  6. 6 That'll Be the Day - Buddy Holly (2:16)
  7. 7 The Great Pretender (2:41)
  8. 8 Handy Man (2:00)
  9. 9 At the Hop - Danny & the Juniors (2:31)
  10. 10 It's All in the Game (2:39)
  11. 11 Little Star (2:44)
  12. 12 Sweet Little Sixteen (3:02)
  13. 13 Teen Angel (2:41)
  14. 14 Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream) - The Crew Cuts (2:48)
  15. 15 My Special Angel - Bobby Helms (2:59)
  16. 16 Susie Q (2:19)
  17. 17 One Summer Night (2:14)
  18. 18 Running Bear (2:37)
  19. 19 Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price (2:23)
  20. 20 It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty (2:14)
  21. 21 Book of Love (2:21)
  22. 22 It's Just a Matter of Time (2:28)
  23. 23 The Purple People Eater (2:15)
  24. 24 The Green Door (2:14)
  25. 25 Sea of Love - Phil Phillips (2:21)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Sheb Wooley Composer
Conway Twitty Composer
Brook Benton Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Buddy Holly Composer
Lloyd Price Composer
Maurice Williams Composer
Dale Hawkins Composer
Norman Petty Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Otis Blackwell Composer
Jerry Allison Composer
Bo Diddley Composer
Warren Davis Composer
Jimmy DeKnight Composer
Belford Hendricks Composer
Stan Lewis Composer
George Malone Composer
Ellas McDaniel Composer
Marvin Moore Composer
Jack Nance Composer
Clyde Otis Composer
Charles Patrick Composer
J.P. Richardson Composer
Don Robey Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
Dave White Tricker Composer
Carl Feaster Composer
James Keyes Composer
Vito Picone Composer
Arthur Venosa Composer
George Khoury Composer
Jimmy "Handy Man" Jones Composer
Harold Logan Composer
Arthur Singer Composer
Jean Surrey Composer
Phillip Baptiste Composer
Bob Davie Composer
Charles Dawes Composer
Jimmy Duncan Composer
Max Freedman Composer
Ferdinand Washington Composer
Danny Webb Composer
A. McRae Composer
Al Fichera Liner Notes
Vincent Edwards Composer
Eleanor Broadwater Composer
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