Since the earliest novelty songs were recorded, they have become a recurrent pleasure. And, novelty songs being what they are -- silly, primarily -- they've long appealed to young children. A Child's Celebration of Rock 'n' roll collects some of the kid-pleasing-est novelty tunes ever recorded, most of them from rock's golden era, the '50s and '60s. Although it's not a novelty tune, Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" sets the rollicking tone to follow. There are the nonsense-word songs (the Coasters' "Charlie Brown" and "Yakety Yak," the Silhouettes' "Get a Job," the Hollywood Argyles' "Alley Oop"), the strange-critter songs (Bobby "Boris" Pickett's "Monster Mash," Sheb Wooley's "Purple People Eater"), the sweet-as-pie tunes (the Chordettes' "Lollipop," Bobby Day's "Rockin' Robin"), and the clap-along ditties (Johnny Otis's "Willie and the Hand Jive," Shirley Ellis's "Name Game").