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Bill Haley: Singles Collection 1948-60 (2 CDs)

Bill Haley: Singles Collection 1948-60 (2 CDs)

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Bill Haley's place in rock 'n' roll history hardly needs underlining, but suffice to say that his landmark No. 1 hit with "Rock Around The Clock" in 1955 was one of the most significant records in pop history, identified as the record which properly ignited the rock 'n' roll explosion, although he had already had a significant hit with "Crazy Man Crazy". Even before then, he had paid his dues as a country artist with his groups The Four Aces Of Western Swing and The Saddlemen, and having made his worldwide breakthrough with his band The Comets, he went on to have a string of memorable rock 'n' roll hits on both sides of the Atlantic through the 1950s. This great-value 57-track collection features all those hits, including the Top 10 classics "See You Later Alligator", "Shake Rattle And Roll", "Razzle Dazzle", "Rip It Up", "Don't Knock The Rock" and others. Alongside those hits are selected A & B sides from his singles from his early career on the Holiday, Cowboy, Center and Essex labels with The Four Aces Of Western Swing, Johnny Clifton & His String Band, Reno Browne & Her Buckaroos and Bill Haley and the Saddlemen, and from his Decca and Warner Bros. Singles with The Comets through to the dawn of the new decade. It's an entertaining and substantial showcase for a hugely significant artist during the time he made such a dramatic impact on the world of pop.

- Disc 1 -
1 Too Many Parties and Too Many Pals - Bill Haley
2 Candy Kisses - Bill Haley
3 Loveless Blues - Johnny Clifton & His String Band
4 Sweet Little Girl from Nevada - Reno Browne & Her Buckaroos
5 Rocket 88 - Bill Haley and the Saddleman
6 Juke Box Cannonball - Bill Haley and the Saddleman
7 Rock the Joint - Bill Haley and the Saddleman
8 Rocking Chair on the Moon - Bill Haley and the Saddleman
9 Real Rock Drive
10 Crazy, Man, Crazy
11 What'cha Gonna Do
12 Pat-A-Cake
13 Live It Up
14 I'll Be True
15 Chattanooga Choo Choo
16 (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock
17 Thirteen Women (And Only One Man in Town)
18 Shake, Rattle and Roll
19 A.B.C. Boogie
20 Dim, Dim the Lights
21 Happy Baby
22 Mambo Rock
23 Birth of the Boogie
24 Razzle Dazzle
25 Two Hound Dogs
26 Burn That Candle
27 Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie
28 See You Later, Alligator
29 The Paper Boy
- Disc 2 -
1 R-O-C-K
2 The Saints Rock 'N' Roll
3 Hot Dog Buddy Buddy
4 Rockin' Thru the Rye
5 Rip It Up
6 Teenager's Mother
7 Rudy's Rock
8 Blue Comet Blues
9 Don't Knock the Rock
10 Choo Choo Ch'boogie
11 Hook Line and Sinker
12 Forty Cups of Coffee
13 (You Hit the Wrong Note) Billy Goat
14 Miss You
15 The Dipsy Doodle
16 How Many
17 It's a Sin
18 Skinny Minnie
19 Lean Jean
20 Whoa Mabel
21 Corrine Corrina
22 I Got a Woman
23 A Fool Such As I
24 Caldonia
25 Joey's Song
26 Skokiaan
27 Strictly Instrumental
28 Tamiami

 


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