American Graffiti

American Graffiti

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Overview

The soundtrack to the George Lucas film about teenage life in a small California town in the early '60s was probably the best thing about the movie, featuring several dozen outstanding early rock & roll hits. There's nothing terribly obscure here -- in fact, most of these were big smashes -- but it's a good survey of rock's early days, ranging from superstars like Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and the Beach Boys to great one-shots like the Monotones, the Tempos, and Buster Brown. Drawbacks: Wolfman Jack talks over the intros of a few songs, and there are a couple tracks by early-'70s Sha Na Na-type revivalists Flash Cadillac.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/1993
Label: Mca
UPC: 0076732800126
catalogNumber: 8001
Rank: 2198

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buster Brown   Track Performer
Skyline   Track Performer
Beach Boys   Track Performer
Chuck Berry   Track Performer
Big Bopper   Track Performer
Booker T. & the MG's   Track Performer
Cleftones   Track Performer
Clovers   Track Performer
Crests   Track Performer
Del Vikings   Track Performer
Diamonds   Track Performer
Lee Dorsey   Track Performer
Fleetwoods   Track Performer
Bill Haley   Track Performer
Heartbeats   Track Performer
Buddy Holly   Track Performer
Buddy Knox   Track Performer
Frankie Lymon   Track Performer
Platters   Track Performer
Del Shannon   Track Performer
Regents   Track Performer
Flash Cadillac   Track Performer
Skyliners   Track Performer
Spaniels   Track Performer
Mark Dinning   Track Performer
Monotones   Track Performer
Five Satins   Track Performer
Jimmy Bowen   Track Performer
Johnny Burnette   Track Performer
Joey Dee   Track Performer
Fats Domino   Track Performer
Flamingos   Track Performer
Bobby Freeman   Track Performer
Orioles   Track Performer
Tempos   Track Performer
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers   Track Performer
Joey Dee & the Starliters   Track Performer
Comets   Track Performer
Silhouette   Track Performer
Buddy Know   Track Performer
Continental Kids   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lee Dorsey   Composer
Buddy Knox   Composer
Wolfman Jack   Introduction
Silhouettes   Contributor
Jimmy Bowen   Composer
Calvin Carter   Composer
Jackie DeShannon   Composer
James Hudson   Composer
Morris Levy   Composer
Clarence Lewis   Composer
Morgan Robinson   Composer
Sharon Sheeley   Composer
Jeff Walker   Liner Notes
Sonny Til   Contributor
David Willardson   Illustrations
J. Michael Walker   Original Liner Notes
Stuart Wiener   Composer

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