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Roots of Rock N' Roll [Columbia River]

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
These tracks aren't so much the roots of rock as they are a set of country blues sides recorded in the 1920s, '30s and '40s that were later successfully covered by various rock groups and performers, including Skip James' "I'm So Glad," Charley Patton's "A Spoonful Blues," Robert Johnson's "Cross Roads Blues," Kokomo Arnold's "Milk Cow Blues," and the Mississippi Sheiks' "Sitting on Top of the World." There is little doubt that rock draws heavily on the blues as part of its makeup, but there is much more to the stew than that one ingredient (country and gospel come immediately to mind), and calling this set the "roots of rock" is a bit of a stretch. It is, however, a nice...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
These tracks aren't so much the roots of rock as they are a set of country blues sides recorded in the 1920s, '30s and '40s that were later successfully covered by various rock groups and performers, including Skip James' "I'm So Glad," Charley Patton's "A Spoonful Blues," Robert Johnson's "Cross Roads Blues," Kokomo Arnold's "Milk Cow Blues," and the Mississippi Sheiks' "Sitting on Top of the World." There is little doubt that rock draws heavily on the blues as part of its makeup, but there is much more to the stew than that one ingredient (country and gospel come immediately to mind), and calling this set the "roots of rock" is a bit of a stretch. It is, however, a nice collection of classic country blues pieces.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2001
  • Label: Columbia River Ent.
  • UPC: 723724048928
  • Catalog Number: 100054
  • Sales rank: 224,418

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
  2. 2 What'd I Say - Jerry Lee Lewis
  3. 3 Lucille - Jerry Lee Lewis
  4. 4 Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Jerry Lee Lewis
  5. 5 Roll over Beethoven - Little Richard
  6. 6 Chantilly Lace - Jerry Lee Lewis
  7. 7 Down the Line - Gene Vincent
  8. 8 Little Queenie - Jerry Lee Lewis
  9. 9 Johnny B. Goode - Jerry Lee Lewis
  10. 10 No Headstone on My Grave - Fats Domino
  11. 11 High School Confidential - Jerry Lee Lewis
  12. 12 Boogie Woogie Country Man - Jerry Lee Lewis
  13. 13 Meat Man - Jerry Lee Lewis
  14. 14 Big Legged Woman - Jerry Lee Lewis
Disc 2
  1. 1 That Fat Man - Fats Domino
  2. 2 Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
  3. 3 Domino Twist - Fats Domino
  4. 4 What a Price - Fats Domino
  5. 5 Let the Four Winds Blow - Fats Domino
  6. 6 Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Fats Domino
  7. 7 Medley: I'm in Love Again/Honey Chile - Fats Domino
  8. 8 Red Sails in the Sunset - Fats Domino
  9. 9 Ain't That a Shame - Fats Domino
  10. 10 Medley: So Long/Natural Born Lover/C. C. Rider - Fats Domino
  11. 11 I'm in the Mood for Love - Fats Domino
  12. 12 I Want to Walk You Home - Fats Domino
  13. 13 I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday - Fats Domino
  14. 14 Whole Lotta Lovin' - Fats Domino
Disc 3
  1. 1 Roll over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
  2. 2 School Days - Chuck Berry
  3. 3 Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry
  4. 4 Nadine - Chuck Berry
  5. 5 Let It Rock - Chuck Berry
  6. 6 Promised Land - Chuck Berry
  7. 7 Memphis - Chuck Berry
  8. 8 Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
  9. 9 Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Chuck Berry
  10. 10 Too Much Monkey Business - Chuck Berry
  11. 11 Carol - Chuck Berry
  12. 12 Little Queenie - Chuck Berry
  13. 13 Rock & Roll Music - Chuck Berry
  14. 14 Reelin' and Rockin' - Chuck Berry
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chuck Berry Track Performer
Bobby Darin Track Performer
Duane Eddy Track Performer
Marvin Gaye Track Performer
Jerry Lee Lewis Track Performer
Little Richard Track Performer
Gene Vincent Track Performer
Fats Domino Track Performer
Technical Credits
Chuck Berry Composer
James Brown Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Duane Eddy Composer
Alan Freed Composer
Marvin Gaye Composer
Jerry Lee Lewis Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
James Williams Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Mort Shuman Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Lee Hazlewood Composer
Otis Blackwell Composer
Jimmy Kennedy Composer
Carl Belew Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Anna Gordy Gaye Composer
Jack Hammer Composer
Roy Hayes Composer
Al Lewis Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
Vincent Rose Composer
Larry Stock Composer
Curtis "Fitz" Williams Composer
Jimmy Donley Composer
Pee Wee Maddux Composer
Sam Phillips Composer
W.S. Stevenson Composer
Kenny Sowder Composer
Elgie Stover Composer
Hugh Williams Composer
Ron Hargrave Composer
James Nyx Jr. Composer
Betty Jean Newsome Composer
Jerome Doc Pomus Composer
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