Rock & Roll Legends [Columbia River]

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All Music Guide - Campbell
Columbia River's Rock & Roll Legends is a three-disc set containing ten tracks each by Gene Vincent, Bobby Darin, and Jerry Lee Lewis. As is the case with most releases on Columbia River, these are not the original hit versions of these songs but latter-day re-recordings. More often than not, budget-line labels are known for putting out cheap discs containing shoddy performances, nonexistent fidelity, and horrible graphics. This collection, however, is a rare exception. The majority of Bobby Darin and Jerry Lee Lewis tunes didn't lose any of the initial spark associated with them. On the contrary, these reworked tracks, like "High School Confidential," "What'd I Say," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
Columbia River's Rock & Roll Legends is a three-disc set containing ten tracks each by Gene Vincent, Bobby Darin, and Jerry Lee Lewis. As is the case with most releases on Columbia River, these are not the original hit versions of these songs but latter-day re-recordings. More often than not, budget-line labels are known for putting out cheap discs containing shoddy performances, nonexistent fidelity, and horrible graphics. This collection, however, is a rare exception. The majority of Bobby Darin and Jerry Lee Lewis tunes didn't lose any of the initial spark associated with them. On the contrary, these reworked tracks, like "High School Confidential," "What'd I Say," "Splish Splash," and "Queen of the Hop," are taken from live dates and are full of energy. Unfortunately, the exact opposite can be said for the Gene Vincent material, which sounds like the last gasp of a tired '50s rocker desperately attempting to embrace a hipper '60s sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/14/2002
  • Label: Columbia River Ent.
  • UPC: 723724145627
  • Catalog Number: 310015
  • Sales rank: 276,630

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ain't That Too Much - Gene Vincent (3:00)
  2. 2 Poor Man's Prison - Gene Vincent (2:36)
  3. 3 Lotta Lovin' - Gene Vincent (3:09)
  4. 4 Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent (2:41)
  5. 5 Hurtin' for You Baby - Gene Vincent (2:35)
  6. 6 Rocky Road Blues - Gene Vincent (2:20)
  7. 7 Ruby Baby - Gene Vincent (2:52)
  8. 8 I've Got My Eyes on You - Gene Vincent (1:57)
  9. 9 Lonely Street - Gene Vincent (2:16)
  10. 10 Born to Be a Rolling Stone - Gene Vincent (2:11)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Splish Splash (2:05)
  2. 2 Plain Jane (2:33)
  3. 3 Dream Lover (1:56)
  4. 4 Queen of the Hop (2:07)
  5. 5 Once Upon a Time (3:23)
  6. 6 Funny What Love Can Do (3:24)
  7. 7 Early in the Morning (2:36)
  8. 8 I Wish I Were in Love Again (2:09)
  9. 9 Don't Rain on My Parade (2:26)
  10. 10 Mack the Knife (3:11)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Johnny B. Goode (4:05)
  2. 2 High School Confidential (2:00)
  3. 3 Chantilly Lace (2:33)
  4. 4 Brown Eyed Handsome Man (2:20)
  5. 5 Roll Over Beethoven (2:22)
  6. 6 Boogie Woogie Country Man (2:23)
  7. 7 Down the Line (2:20)
  8. 8 Lucille (3:24)
  9. 9 What'd I Say (4:17)
  10. 10 Great Balls of Fire (2:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby Darin Track Performer
Jerry Lee Lewis Track Performer
Gene Vincent Track Performer
Technical Credits
Bill Monroe Composer
Marc Blitzstein Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Sonny Burgess Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Bobby Darin Composer
Jerry Lee Lewis Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
Gene Vincent Composer
Mort Shuman Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Bertolt Brecht Composer
Otis Blackwell Composer
Troy Seals Composer
Carl Belew Composer
Jack Hammer Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
J.P. Richardson Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Charles Strouse Composer
Jule Styne Composer
T.J. Seals Composer
Bob Merrill Composer
Sam Phillips Composer
Keith Colley Composer
W.S. Stevenson Composer
Tex Davis Composer
Kenny Sowder Composer
Bernice Bedwell Composer
Tommy Bedwell Composer
Jerry Fuller Composer
Ron Hargrave Composer
Baker Knight Composer
Jerry Merritt Composer
Lee Adams Composer
Murray "The K" Kaufman Composer
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