Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 1: The Fifties

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Rhino begins yet another concept line with 18 tasty instrumentals from the rock era. It's the first of a five-volume set devoted to this genre, and they certainly picked the right era to launch it. From Duane Eddy's shuddering guitar riffs and Link Wray's rumbling licks to Lee Allen's honking sax lines and bleating phrases, Dave "Baby" Cortez's distorted organ, and Ernie Fields' swing/boogie, this anthology shows how early rock & roll emerged through the union of seemingly disparate musical elements. Besides big-band jazz and shouting blues, there were also bits of rockabilly, pop, novelty tunes, and country, reworked and presented in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Rhino begins yet another concept line with 18 tasty instrumentals from the rock era. It's the first of a five-volume set devoted to this genre, and they certainly picked the right era to launch it. From Duane Eddy's shuddering guitar riffs and Link Wray's rumbling licks to Lee Allen's honking sax lines and bleating phrases, Dave "Baby" Cortez's distorted organ, and Ernie Fields' swing/boogie, this anthology shows how early rock & roll emerged through the union of seemingly disparate musical elements. Besides big-band jazz and shouting blues, there were also bits of rockabilly, pop, novelty tunes, and country, reworked and presented in short, captivating ditties.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/1994
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227160142
  • Catalog Number: 71601

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rebel Rouser
  2. 2 Topsy, Pt. 2
  3. 3 Teen Beat
  4. 4 Bongo Rock
  5. 5 Tequila
  6. 6 Poor Boy
  7. 7 Guitar Boogie Shuffle - The Virtues
  8. 8 The Happy Organ
  9. 9 Raunchy - Bill Justis
  10. 10 Walkin' with Mr. Lee - Lee Allen & His Band
  11. 11 Forty Miles of Bad Road - The Rebels
  12. 12 Raw-Hide - Link Wray
  13. 13 In the Mood
  14. 14 Woo-Hoo - The Rock-A-Teens
  15. 15 Red River Rock
  16. 16 Sleepwalk
  17. 17 Rumble - Link Wray
  18. 18 Harlem Nocturne
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nelson Track Performer
Duane Eddy Track Performer
Cozy Cole Track Performer
Sandy Nelson Track Performer
The Champs Track Performer
Dave "Baby" Cortez Track Performer
Preston Epps Track Performer
Johnny & the Hurricanes Track Performer
King Track Performer
Rio Track Performer
The Virtues Track Performer
The Viscounts Track Performer
Santo & Johnny Track Performer
Casey Track Performer
Grant Track Performer
Mack Track Performer
The Rebels Track Performer
Wood Track Performer
The Royaltones Track Performer
Link Wray & His Wraymen Track Performer
Lee Allen & His Band Track Performer
The Rock-A-Teens Track Performer
Allen Track Performer
Ernie Fields & His Orchestra Track Performer
Bill Justis & His Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Composer
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Lindsey Buckingham Composer
Duane Eddy Composer
Cub Koda Liner Notes
Elvis Presley Composer
Al Casey Composer
John Lewis Composer
Sy Oliver Composer
Richard Dashut Composer
Johnny Farina Composer
Santo Farina Composer
Vera Matson Composer
Ira Mack Composer
Al Casey Composer
R. Rogers Composer
Milt Grant Composer
David R. Sanderson Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
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