Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 1

Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 1


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For many years, Original Sound's Oldies but Goodies series was acknowledged as the best source for catching up on the many great early rock & roll hits by artists who had only one (or two, or three, or even a few more) classics to offer. Ace's Golden Age of American Rock'n'Roll series, however, has surpassed Oldies but Goodies as the series of choice in the CD age. Even at an import price, they offer better value (with 30 songs each!); they use the best possible available source tapes for remastering; they also offer lengthy, intelligent liner notes and some photos, where Original Sound have historically offered none. Most important, they offer a wealth of great hits from rock & roll's first decade as a widespread phenomenon (1954-1963), some of which are very difficult to find on other recordings, CD or not. There are some huge hits represented, but an equal amount of attention is paid to lower-charting songs that have fallen out of rotation on oldies stations, as well as some slight and/or regional hits that you might not have heard even if you grew up during the era. Volume One, like each installment, reflects the incredible diversity and excitement of rock's first decade: doo wop, primitive rockabilly, girl groups, instrumental rock, proto- soul, pop
ock, and more, ranging from famous one-shots (the Jaynetts' "Sally Go Round the Roses," the Penguins' "Earth Angel") to semi-forgotten treasures like the Fendermen's "Mule Skinner Blues" and Miss Toni Fisher's "The Big Hurt."

Product Details

Release Date: 12/20/1993
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667128926
catalogNumber: 289
Rank: 13476

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Crests   Track Performer
Bobby Day   Track Performer
Dreamlovers   Track Performer
Jarmels   Track Performer
Jive Five   Track Performer
Kingsmen   Track Performer
Chris Montez   Track Performer
Penguins   Track Performer
Cadets   Track Performer
Claudine Clark   Track Performer
Preston Epps   Track Performer
Fendermen   Track Performer
Skyliners   Track Performer
Kathy Young   Track Performer
Johnny Crawford   Track Performer
Toni Fisher   Track Performer
Randy & the Rainbows   Track Performer
Lenny Welch   Track Performer
Innocents   Track Performer
Curtis Lee   Track Performer
Rosie & the Originals   Track Performer
Safaris   Track Performer
Bobby Lewis   Track Performer
Corsairs   Track Performer
Paris Sisters   Track Performer
Teen Queens   Track Performer
Genies   Track Performer
Ron Holden   Track Performer
Jaynetts   Track Performer
Skip & Flip   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Abner Spector   Composer
Hal Winn   Composer
Joe Hooven   Composer
Rob Finnis   Liner Notes
Zell Sanders   Composer
Ernestine Smith   Composer
James Johnson   Composer

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