Rock and Roll at Fifty: A Galaxy of Hits from Rock's First Decade

Rock and Roll at Fifty: A Galaxy of Hits from Rock's First Decade


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Rock and Roll at Fifty: A Galaxy of Hits from Rock's First Decade

Shout! Factory's 2003 box set Rock and Roll at Fifty: A Galaxy of Hits from Rock's First Decade is an excellent triple-disc overview of the early days of rock & roll. Starting with Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes," the 60-track set features a little bit of everything from the late '50s and early '60s -- there's a bunch of driving rock & roll, but also hard-charging R&B, Motown, Brill Building pop, girl groups, teen idols, Merseybeat, and surf rock. While there are no surprises here (with the possible exception of beginning disc three with Lou Christie's "The Gypsy Cried"), there are absolutely no duds and most of this is both classic and important, making this a first-rate sampler and introduction to the best music from the early days of rock & roll.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2003
Label: Shout Factory
UPC: 0826663028324
catalogNumber: 30283

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Chuck Berry   Composer
Lou Christie   Composer
Bobby Darin   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Gene Pitney   Composer
Elvis Presley   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Jack Scott   Composer
Brian Wilson   Composer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Roger Miller   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Rod Argent   Composer
Mickey Baker   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Sonny Curtis   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Mike Love   Composer
Roy Head   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Ronnie Self   Composer
Jerry Allison   Composer
Simon Napier-Bell   Composer
Jan Berry   Composer
Don Black   Composer
Bo Diddley   Composer
Chadwick   Composer
Sunny David   Composer
Pierre Delanoë   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
Bob Gaudio   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Howard Greenfield   Composer
Tony Hatch   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Andrew Jones   Composer
Gene Kurtz   Composer
Leroy Kirkland   Composer
Mark London   Composer
John Madara   Composer
Maguire   Composer
Freddie Marsden   Composer
Gerry Marsden   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Gordon Mills   Composer
George "Shadow" Morton   Composer
Herb Newman   Composer
Fred Parris   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Sylvia Robinson   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Huey "Piano" Smith   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Dave White Tricker   Composer
Peter Udell   Composer
Billy Vera   Liner Notes
Vicki Wickham   Composer
B.J. Wilson   Composer
Artie Kornfeld   Composer
Billy Page   Composer
Dave Williams   Composer
J.J. Barry   Composer
Mae Boren Axton   Composer
Ray Hildebrand   Composer
Sylvia Moy   Composer
Richard Penniman   Composer
Kirby Stone Four   Composer
Mike Anthony   Composer
Robert Rogers   Composer
Leslie Reed   Composer
Gary Geld   Composer
Clint Ballard   Composer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
Bill Dees   Composer
Tommy Durden   Composer
Helen Miller   Composer
Dorothy LaBostrie   Composer
William Linton   Composer
Ethel Smith   Composer
Earl Edwards   Composer
Greg Young   Licensing
Pierre Buisson   Composer
Charles Danvers   Composer
Giuseppe Donaggio   Composer
Jay Turnbow   Composer
Steve Wadey   Composer
Tony Hayes   Composer
E.J. III Dixon   Composer
Lynise Levine   Licensing
Jerry Fuller   Composer
Vito Pallavicini   Composer
Charles E. Calhoun   Composer
Larry Parks   Composer
Bernie Williams   Composer
Roger Christian   Composer
Twyla Herbert   Composer
Traci Swartz   Artwork
Vinnie Maressa   Licensing
Larry Huff   Composer
Charles Sananes   Composer
Fuller   Composer
Andrew Jones   Composer
Hildebrand   Composer
Don Covay   Composer

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