Hard to Find Jukebox Classics 1959: Teen Pop Gold

Hard to Find Jukebox Classics 1959: Teen Pop Gold

     
 

The rise of rock & roll in the 1950s was directly due to the increased buying power of American teenagers, and if those teenagers sometimes bought records based more on the face of the singer than on any musical innovation in the grooves, the door was opened to a new kind of music. By 1959, the year covered by this fun collection, the original volley by rockers like… See more details below

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The rise of rock & roll in the 1950s was directly due to the increased buying power of American teenagers, and if those teenagers sometimes bought records based more on the face of the singer than on any musical innovation in the grooves, the door was opened to a new kind of music. By 1959, the year covered by this fun collection, the original volley by rockers like Elvis Presley (who had gone into the Army), Chuck Berry (in jail), Jerry Lee Lewis (keeping a low profile because of a controversial marriage), and Little Richard (who had become a preacher) had muted and abated and the void was filled by dozens of teenaged crooners like Bobby Rydell, who watered down rock & roll's ragged, raw intensity until it fit neatly on American Bandstand. But the teen songs that hit the charts that year also painted a kind of innocent, puppy love approach to intimacy and relationships that let everyone -- adults and kids alike -- to sort of catch their collective breath. Of course, a quartet from Liverpool, England was just around the corner, and the times would soon change again. This package, though, freezes the moment between rock's early years and its dominant refinement in the 1960s. It was a brief world dominated by singing Barbies and Kens, but fear not, now and then someone like the Big Bopper wades in here with a song like "Chantilly Lace" and everything balances.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/2010
Label:
Hit Parade
UPC:
0730531231221
catalogNumber:
12312
Rank:
73459

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Tracks

  1. Lonely Boy  - Paul Anka
  2. Put Your Head On My Shoulder  - Paul Anka
  3. Living Doll  - Cliff Richard
  4. Kissin' Time  - Bobby Rydell
  5. We Got Love  - Bobby Rydell
  6. Here Comes Summer  - Jerry Keller
  7. Let's Go Steady For the Summer  -  Three G's
  8. Believe Me  -  Royal Teens
  9. She Say (Oom Dooby Doom)  -  Diamonds
  10. Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)  -  Impalas
  11. Dance With Me  -  Drifters
  12. I've Had It  -  Bell Notes
  13. It Was I  -  Skip & Flip
  14. Bird Dog  -  Everly Brothers
  15. Makin' Love  - Floyd Robinson
  16. (Seven Little Girls) Sitting In the Back Seat
  17. Pink Shoe Laces  - Dodie Stevens
  18. First Name Initial  -  Annette
  19. Plenty Good Lovin'  - Connie Francis
  20. You're Gonna Miss Me  - Connie Francis
  21. Lonely For You  - Gary Stites
  22. Donna  - Ritchie Valens
  23. La Bamba  - Ritchie Valens
  24. Chantilly Lace  - Big Bopper
  25. Big Bopper's Wedding  - Big Bopper
  26. Three Stars  - Tommy Dee
  27. Running Bear  - Johnny Preston

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Paul Anka   Composer
Connie Francis   Composer
Gary Stites   Composer
Lionel Bart   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Bill Buster   Producer
Eddie Curtis   Composer
Tommy Dee   Composer
Bob Gaudio   Composer
Dick Glasser   Composer
Bernie Lowe   Composer
Kal Mann   Composer
J.P. Richardson   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Ritchie Valens   Composer
Jerry Keller   Composer
Floyd Robinson   Composer
Tom Daly   Sound Production
Greg Adams   Liner Notes
Rod Brown   Sound Production
Mark Mathews   Stereo Mix Producer,Sound Production
Gary Paxton   Composer
Giosasi   Composer
Kalmanoff   Composer
Pockriss   Composer
Ceroni   Composer
Bonura   Composer
Mickie Grant   Composer

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