Vintage Collectibles, Vol.  8: 1954-1959

Vintage Collectibles, Vol. 8: 1954-1959

     
 
Unlike some volumes in the MCA Special Products' budget-line series Vintage Collectibles, Vol. 8: 1954-1959 relies heavily on oldies radio staples, as no less than 60 percent of the album consists of early rock & roll (or '50s pop) favorites -- Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode," the Royal Teens' "Short Shorts," Buddy Holly's "Maybe Baby," the Fontane

Overview

Unlike some volumes in the MCA Special Products' budget-line series Vintage Collectibles, Vol. 8: 1954-1959 relies heavily on oldies radio staples, as no less than 60 percent of the album consists of early rock & roll (or '50s pop) favorites -- Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode," the Royal Teens' "Short Shorts," Buddy Holly's "Maybe Baby," the Fontane Sisters' "Hearts of Stone," Bo Diddley's "Hey! Bo Diddley" and Lloyd Price's "Personality." That may be enough to hook most casual fans, but listeners who scavange these budget-line collections for rarities should be happy with the remaining four tunes -- the Poni-Tails' "Born Too Late," the Students' "I'm So Young," the Sparkletones' "Penny Loafers and Bobby Socks" and the Pastels' "Been So Long" -- none of which regularly appear on compilations. Sometimes sounding vaguely familiar, sometimes sounding outright obscure, those four songs push various buttons on the memory meter, and that alone makes this collection better than most budget-line oldies comps on the market.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/28/1995
Label:
Mca Special Products
UPC:
0076732216620
catalogNumber:
22166

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Johnny B. Goode
  2. Born Too Late
  3. I'm So Young
  4. Penny Loafers and Bobby Socks
  5. Short Shorts
  6. Maybe Baby
  7. Hey! Bo Diddley
  8. Hearts of Stone
  9. Personality
  10. Been So Long

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chuck Berry   Track Performer
Buddy Holly   Track Performer
Lloyd Price   Track Performer
Royal Teens   Track Performer
Bo Diddley   Track Performer
Poni-Tails   Track Performer
Students   Track Performer
Pastels   Track Performer
Fontane Sisters   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Buddy Holly   Composer
Tom Austin   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Bo Diddley   Composer
Bob Gaudio   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
A.D. Washington   Art Direction
Billy Dalton   Composer
Richard Travis   Composer
J.B. Willingham   Composer
Bill Crandall   Composer
Difosco Ervin   Composer
Anthony Thomas   Composer
W. H. Tyrus Jr.   Composer
William "Prez" Tyus   Composer

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