The Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 4

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 4 is another reliably well-packaged collection of major and minor pre-Beatles rock hits. Besides the hits by stars like Dion, Gary "U.S." Bonds, Jan & Dean, and Buddy Knox, you have plenty of one-shots by the likes of the Edsels "Rama Lama Ding Dong", Little Caesar & the Romans "Those Oldies but Goodies", Barbara Lynn "You'll Lose a Good Thing", and Ray Sharpe the classic R&B/jump rocker "Linda Lu". The further the series goes, the deeper it gets into the lower rungs of the charts, so even rock scholars may not have previously heard cuts by the likes of Nat Kendrick, Nappy Brown, or the Royaltones. Others you may...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 4 is another reliably well-packaged collection of major and minor pre-Beatles rock hits. Besides the hits by stars like Dion, Gary "U.S." Bonds, Jan & Dean, and Buddy Knox, you have plenty of one-shots by the likes of the Edsels "Rama Lama Ding Dong", Little Caesar & the Romans "Those Oldies but Goodies", Barbara Lynn "You'll Lose a Good Thing", and Ray Sharpe the classic R&B/jump rocker "Linda Lu". The further the series goes, the deeper it gets into the lower rungs of the charts, so even rock scholars may not have previously heard cuts by the likes of Nat Kendrick, Nappy Brown, or the Royaltones. Others you may have only heard once or twice, like those by Tommy Facenda, the Rip Chords, and Billy & Lillie.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/1994
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667150026
  • Catalog Number: 500
  • Sales rank: 81,556

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Linda Lu - Ray Sharpe (2:09)
  2. 2 Little by Little - Nappy Brown (2:36)
  3. 3 Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels (2:28)
  4. 4 Flamingo Express - The Royaltones (1:59)
  5. 5 New Orleans - Gary "U.S." Bonds (2:50)
  6. 6 Maybe - The Chantels (2:55)
  7. 7 Drip Drop - Dion (2:34)
  8. 8 Start Movin' (In My Direction) - Sal Mineo (2:33)
  9. 9 Lonely Saturday Night - Don French (2:41)
  10. 10 Don't Let Go - Roy Hamilton (2:38)
  11. 11 Pop Pop Pie - The Sherrys (2:10)
  12. 12 Life's Too Short - Lafayettes (2:21)
  13. 13 High School U.S.A. - Tommy Facenda (2:11)
  14. 14 Glory of Love - The Roomates (2:07)
  15. 15 Peanuts - Little Joe & the Thrillers (2:28)
  16. 16 Need You - Donnie Owens (2:19)
  17. 17 Party Doll - Buddy Knox (2:13)
  18. 18 Could This Be Magic - The Dubs (2:18)
  19. 19 Killer Joe - The Rocky Fellers (2:23)
  20. 20 Barbara - The Temptations (2:48)
  21. 21 Peek-A-Boo - The Cadillacs (2:16)
  22. 22 You'll Lose a Good Thing - Barbara Lynn (2:40)
  23. 23 Lucky Ladybug - Billy & Lillie (2:35)
  24. 24 Tears on My Pillow - Little Anthony & the Imperials (2:19)
  25. 25 Baby Talk - Jan & Dean (2:34)
  26. 26 Here I Stand - The Rip Chords (2:05)
  27. 27 (Do the) Mashed Potatoes, Pt. 1 - The Swans (1:50)
  28. 28 Why Don't You Write Me - The Jacks (2:50)
  29. 29 Barbara Ann - The Regents (2:16)
  30. 30 Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You) - Little Caesar (3:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nappy Brown Track Performer
Gary "U.S." Bonds Track Performer
The Cadillacs Track Performer
The Chantels Track Performer
Dion Track Performer
The Edsels Track Performer
The Jacks Track Performer
Jan & Dean Track Performer
Buddy Knox Track Performer
Barbara Lynn Track Performer
The Temptations Track Performer
Little Anthony & the Imperials Track Performer
The Dubs Track Performer
Roy Hamilton Track Performer
The Regents Track Performer
The Rip Chords Track Performer
The Romans Track Performer
Sal Mineo Track Performer
The Thrillers Track Performer
Billy & Lillie Track Performer
Don French Track Performer
Donnie Owens Track Performer
Ray Sharpe Track Performer
Tommy Facenda Track Performer
Lafayettes Track Performer
The Rocky Fellers Track Performer
The Royaltones Track Performer
The Sherrys Track Performer
Little Joe Track Performer
Nat Kendrick Track Performer
Little Caesar Track Performer
The Roomates Track Performer
Technical Credits
Billy Hill Composer
Buddy Knox Composer
Carl Perkins Composer
Bob Crewe Composer
Bobby Russell Composer
Richard Barrett Composer
Jimmy Bowen Composer
J. Lawrence Cook Composer
Phil Medley Composer
Frank Slay Composer
Bert Russell Composer
Buddy Wheeler Composer
Rob Finnis Liner Notes
Paul Leo Politi Composer
Bobby Stevenson Composer
Nick Curinga Composer
Bob Elgin Composer
D. Hill Composer
Alvin Hankerson Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best...

    compilations of the era. Long play enjoyment from a huge variety of artists thought to be long lost.

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