History of Rock: The 50s, Pt. 2 [1992]

History of Rock: The 50s, Pt. 2 [1992]


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History of Rock: The 50s, Pt. 2 is a much more varied collection than the previous volume. Along with great doo wop cuts by the Mystics ("Hushabye"), the Nutmegs ("Story Untold"), and the Students ("I'm So Young"), there is early rock & roll from Jerry Lee Lewis ("Great Balls of Fire"), the Everly Brothers ("Wake Up Little Susie"), and Carl Perkins ("Blue Suede Shoes"), teen idol sounds from Fabian ("Turn Me Loose") and Frankie Avalon ("Venus"), as well as some wonderful novelty songs from Bobby Day ("Rockin' Robin") and the Royal Teens ("Short Shorts"). The collection plays like an hour or so of really fun and diverse '50s oldies radio, something that is getting harder to the point of impossibility to find on your radio dial any more. The only thing that makes the disc less than ideal is having two songs by some of the artists (Jerry Lee Lewis, the Everly Brothers). As great as the songs are, it would have been nice to add two more artists. That is a minor point, however, and shouldn't keep anyone from picking up this entertaining disc.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/1991
Label: Collectables
UPC: 0090431250327
catalogNumber: 2503
Rank: 74970

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Belmonts   Track Performer
Channels   Track Performer
Crests   Track Performer
Bobby Day   Track Performer
Del Vikings   Track Performer
Everly Brothers   Track Performer
Jerry Lee Lewis   Track Performer
Mystics   Track Performer
Nutmegs   Track Performer
Carl Perkins   Track Performer
Royal Teens   Track Performer
Frankie Avalon   Track Performer
Frankie Ford   Track Performer
Jimmy Clanton   Track Performer
Fabian   Track Performer
Dale Hawkins   Track Performer
Passions   Track Performer
El Dorados   Track Performer
Spaniels   Track Performer
Monotones   Track Performer
Willows   Track Performer
Shields   Track Performer
Passions   Track Performer
Students   Track Performer
Dion & the Belmonts   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Grey   Composer
John Moore   Composer
Tom Austin   Composer
Dale Hawkins   Composer
Oliver Sain   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Milton Campbell   Composer
Sunny David   Composer
Warren Davis   Composer
Bob Gaudio   Composer
Jack Hammer   Composer
Stan Lewis   Composer
Mel London   Composer
George Malone   Composer
Joe Martin   Composer
Charles Patrick   Composer
Jesse Thomas   Composer
Jimmy Thomas   Composer
Billy Dalton   Composer
Dave Williams   Composer
Ewart Abner   Composer
Don Burch   Composer
Bill Crandall   Composer
Richie Davis   Composer
Ralph Martin   Composer
Morty Craft   Composer
Ed Marshall   Composer
Ritchie Davis   Composer
Eleanor Broadwater   Composer
W. H. Tyrus Jr.   Composer
Elly Broadwater   Composer
William "Prez" Tyus   Composer
David "Curly" Williams   Composer
Lowery   Composer
John C. Moore   Composer
M. Kalfin   Composer
Tony Middleton   Composer

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