The Golden Age Of American Rock 'n' Roll V5 Various Artists (Golden Age Of American Rock and Roll)


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'The Golden Age Of Rock 'N' Roll' series not only charts the exciting pop (and related) sounds of the 1950s and 1960s, it also showcases them in eye-catching packaging accompanied by detailed sleevenotes. The music is taken from the best available sound source, which involves extensive tape research. Volume 5 is no exception, offering another 30 great slices of classic rock 'n' roll era sounds and Hot 100 hits, covering the years 1954-1963. The 20 page CD booklet comes complete with extensiive details on each artist and many period pictures and ads.No 1 US charting singles Duke Of Earl by Gene Chandler, Sleep Walk by Santo & Johnny and I'm Leaving It Up To You by Dale & Grace are here. So, too, are such UK Top Ten charting classics as Thurston Harris & The Sharp's Little Bitty Pretty One, Freddy Cannon's Tallahassee Lassie, Jimmy McCracklin's The Walk and Jay & The Americans' She Cried. Rocking strongly next to them are tracks like Eddie Fontaine's Nothin' Shakin' and Rosco Gordon's Just A Little Bit, both of which never charted higher than No 64 but went on to become all-time classics of their respective rockabilly and R&B musical genres.Trivia ...

Jimmy McCracklin recorded The Walk for just six dollars! He took the tape to every record company in Chicago without success and to Chess Records (who eventually released it) three times. Released on Chess subsidiary Checker, The Walk went to No 7 on the American Hot 100 chart and became one of the most memorable of Chess R&B hits.

Track listing

Side 1

  • 01
    Wiggle Wiggle - The Accents

  • 02
    Love Potion No 9 - The Clovers

  • 03
    I'm Leaving It Up To You - Dale And Grace

  • 04
    You Cheated - The Shields

  • 05
    It Will Stand - The Showmen

  • 06
    Sleep Walk - Santo And Johnny

  • 07
    Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Tree) - Eddie Fontaine

  • 08
    Happy, Happy Birthday Baby - The Tune Weavers

  • 09
    Heart And Soul - Jan & Dean

  • 10
    What's Your Name? - Don & Juan

  • 11
    Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris And The Sharps

  • 12
    Darling Lorraine - The Knockouts

  • 13
    Tallahassee Lassie - Freddy Cannon

  • 14
    Tell Me Why - The Belmonts

  • 15
    Over The Mountain, Across The Sea - Johnnie & Joe

  • 16
    Ka-Ding Dong - The G-Clefs

  • 17
    Underwater - The Frogmen

  • 18
    She Cried - Jay And The Americans

  • 19
    Just A Little Bit - Rosco Gordon

  • 20
    Sometime - Gene Thomas

  • 21
    Ain't Gonna Kiss Ya - The Ribbons

  • 22
    Midnight Stroll - The Revels

  • 23
    The Walk - Jimmy McCracklin

  • 24
    Hey Little Girl - Dee Clark

  • 25
    This Is The Nite - The Valiants

  • 26
    Tell Him No - Travis And Bob

  • 27
    Bad Boy - The Jive Bombers

  • 28
    Stranded In The Jungle - The Jayhawks

  • 29
    Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler

  • 30
    Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight - The Spaniels

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