Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Only the Lonely Roy Orbison 2:27
2 See You Later Alligator Bill Haley & His Comets 2:45
3 Blue Moon The Marcels 2:14
4 Honey Don't Carl Perkins 2:50
5 The Diary Neil Sedaka 2:17
6 I Walk the Line Johnny Cash 4.35 2:44
7 Only You The Platters 2:36
8 Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins 4 2:13
9 Rock Around the Clock Bill Haley & His Comets 4 2:12
10 Diana Paul Anka 5 2:20
11 Stagger Lee Lloyd Price 5 2:21
12 Blueberry Hill Fats Domino 2:26
13 Be Bop a Lula Gene Vincent 5 2:36
14 Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry 4.05 2:40
15 Tutti Frutti Little Richard 4.15 2:24
16 Great Balls of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis 1:53
17 Red River Rock Johnny and the Hurricanes 2:12
18 Donna Ritchie Valens 2:27
19 Blue Velvet Bobby Vinton 4.5 2:50
20 Don't Forbid Me Pat Boone 2:12
21 Stupid Cupid Connie Francis 2:13
22 Yes Tonight, Josephine Johnnie Ray 2:31
23 That'll Be the Day Buddy Holly 5 2:16
24 Island in the Sun Harry Belafonte 3:22

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (1955-09-14) (track 15)
acoustic guitar:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (1956-04-02) (track 6)
drums (drum set):
Billy Gussak (1954-04-12) (track 9)
Earl Palmer (1955-09-14) (track 15)
W.S. Holland (1955-12) (track 8)
Irv Kluger (1956-11-10) (track 20)
Jerry Allison (1957-02-25) (track 23)
Jasper Thomas (1958-01-06) (track 14)
drums (drum set) [drums]:
Dickie Harrell (1956-05-04) (track 13)
bass guitar:
Frank Fields (1955-09-14) (track 15)
trumpet:
Joseph B. Wilder (1957-01-27) (track 24)
flute:
James N. DeMeo (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Harold M. Jones (50s US flautist) (1957-01-27) (track 24)
guitar:
Justin Adams (1950s session guitarist) (1955-09-14) (track 15)
Jay Perkins (1955-12) (track 8)
Barney Kessel (1956-11-10) (track 20)
Jack Marshall (guitarist, conductor, and composer) (1956-11-10) (track 20)
Frantz Casséus (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Victor Messer (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Millard Thomas (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Bill Haley (1954-04-12) (track 9)
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (1955-12) (track 8)
Chuck Berry (1958-01-06) (track 14)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Cliff Gallup (lead guitarist for The Blue Caps) (1956-05-04) (track 13)
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (1957-02-25) (track 23)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Willie Williams (50s rock guitarist) (1956-05-04) (track 13)
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (1957-02-25) (track 23)
Niki Sullivan (1957-02-25) (track 23)
bass:
Frank Fields (1955-09-14) (track 15)
double bass:
Marshall Lytle (1954-04-12) (track 9)
Clayton Perkins (1955-12) (track 8)
Marshall Grant (1956-04-02) (track 6)
Larry Breen (1956-11-10) (track 20)
Norman Keenan (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Larry Welborn (1957-02-25) (track 23)
Willie Dixon (1958-01-06) (track 14)
double bass [upright bass]:
Jack Neal (1956-05-04) (track 13)
electric guitar:
Danny Cedrone (1954-04-12) (track 9)
Luther Perkins (1956-04-02) (track 6)
steel guitar:
William F. 'Billy' Williamson (1954-04-12) (track 9)
bongos:
Noah Rodriguez (1957-01-27) (track 24)
piano:
Johnny Grande (1954-04-12) (track 9)
Melvin Dowden (1955-09-14) (track 15)
Milt Rogers (bandleader, arranger and composer) (1956-11-10) (track 20)
Johnnie Johnson (1958-01-06) (track 14)
marimba:
Joe Venuto (1957-01-27) (track 24)
baritone saxophone:
Alvin “Red” Tyler (American jazz saxophonist) (1955-09-14) (track 15)
tenor saxophone:
Joey D'Ambrosio (1954-04-12) (track 9)
Lee Allen (US jazz tenor saxophonist) (1955-09-14) (track 15)
congas:
Daniel Barrajanos (1957-01-27) (track 24)
arranger:
Harry Filler (tracks 9, 9, 9)
background vocals:
June Clark (background vocals for The Crickets) (1957-02-25) (track 23)
Niki Sullivan (1957-02-25) (track 23)
Gary Tollett (1957-02-25) (track 23)
Ramona Tollett (1957-02-25) (track 23)
choir vocals:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1956-11-10) (track 20)
Gilbert E. Adkins (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Irving D. Barnes (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Leon Bibb (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Charles Colman (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Stephen Harbachick (baritone) (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Marvin Hayes, Jr. (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Joe N. Kenyon (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Irving Burgie (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Samuel R. McCurry (1957-01-27) (track 24)
John Nielsen (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Brock Peters (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Howard A. Roberts (choral vocals in Harry Belafonte recordings, founded the Howard Roberts Chorale) (1957-01-27) (track 24)
William Stewart (choral vocals in Harry Belafonte recordings) (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Herbert L. Stubbs (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Leroy B. Thompson (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Rodester Timmons (1957-01-27) (track 24)
composer:
Paul Anka (track 10)
Harry Belafonte (track 24)
Dorothy LaBostrie (track 15)
Lord Burgess (track 24)
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (track 4)
Chas. Singleton (composer/lyricist) (tracks 20, 20)
Ritchie Valens (track 18)
Jimmy De Knight (1952) (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Max C. Freedman (American songwriter and lyricist) (1952) (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Chuck Berry (1955) (track 14)
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (1955) (track 8)
John R. Cash (country music legend) (1956) (track 6)
Tom King (50s & 60s songwriter) (track 17)
Joe Lubin (track 15)
Ira Mack (track 17)
Fred Mendelsohn (track 17)
Vincent Rose (early-20th century violinist, pianist, composer & bandleader) (track 12)
Richard Rodgers (1934) (track 3)
conductor:
Don Costa (US pop music arranger & producer) (track 10)
Billy Vaughn (1956-11-10) (track 20)
Robert DeCormier (1957-01-27) (track 24)
lead vocals:
Little Richard (1955-09-14) (track 15)
Harry Belafonte (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (1957-02-25) (track 23)
Chuck Berry (1958-01-06) (track 14)
lyricist:
Paul Anka (track 10)
Harry Belafonte (track 24)
Dorothy LaBostrie (track 15)
Al Lewis (Tin Pan Alley era lyricist) (track 12)
Lord Burgess (track 24)
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (track 4)
Chas. Singleton (composer/lyricist) (tracks 20, 20)
Larry Stock (track 12)
Ritchie Valens (track 18)
Lorenz Hart (1934) (track 3)
Jimmy De Knight (1952) (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Max C. Freedman (American songwriter and lyricist) (1952) (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Chuck Berry (1955) (track 14)
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (1955) (track 8)
John R. Cash (country music legend) (1956) (track 6)
producer:
Robert Blackwell (track 15)
Joe Carlton (track 24)
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (track 14)
Bob Johnston (American record producer) (track 6)
Bob Morgan (American A&R director and producer. Occasionally, bass player.) (track 19)
Sam Phillips (Producer at Sun Records) (track 6)
Randy Wood (producer) (track 20)
Norman Petty (track 23)
spoken vocals [dialogue]:
Wolfman Jack (US disc jockey) (track 23)
vocals:
Bill Haley (1954-04-12) (track 9)
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (1955-12) (track 8)
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (1956-04-02) (track 6)
Gene Vincent (1956-05-04) (track 13)
Pat Boone (1956-11-10) (track 20)
Harry Belafonte (track 24)
writer:
Jerry Allison (track 23)
Dorothy Goodman (track 22)
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (track 23)
Joe Melson (track 1)
Lee Morris (US songwriter) (track 19)
Roy Orbison (track 1)
Norman Petty (track 23)
Buck Ram (track 7)
Ande Rand (track 7)
Winfield Scott (track 22)
Gene Vincent (track 13)
Bernie Wayne (track 19)
phonographic copyright by:
PolyGram Records, Inc. (not for release label use! US division of PolyGram) (1955) (track 7)
Sun Record Company (1956) (track 6)
publisher:
ATV Music Ltd. (track 15)
Aberbach (London) (Publisher) (track 6)
Arc Music (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 14)
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 14)
Carl Perkins Music Inc. (tracks 4, 8)
Carlin Music Corporation (tracks 4, 6, 18)
Carlin Music Corp. (track 8)
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 3)
EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (ASCAP) (track 3)
Epa Publishing (track 10)
Hi Lo Music (tracks 4, 8)
Hi Lo Music Inc. (track 4)
Hill & Range (tracks 6, 8)
Hill and Range Southwind Mus S A (BMI-affiliated) (track 6)
House of Cash, Inc. (BMI-affiliated, publisher for works of Johnny Cash) (track 6)
Isalee Music (track 14)
Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 14)
Knox Music Ltd. (track 4)
MPL Communications Inc. (Paul McCartney-related, NYC-based company) (track 23)
MPL Communications Ltd. (not for release label use! Paul McCartney-related, London-based company) (track 4)
Meyers Music, Inc (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Peermusic UK (UK publisher) (track 23)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 12)
Roosevelt Music Co., Inc. (tracks 20, 20)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 15)
Unichappell Music (track 8)
Venice (track 15)
Venice Music (track 15)
Wren Music Co. (tracks 8, 23)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 3)
Phonogram GmbH (1983) (track 15)
was commissioned by:
recorded at:
J&M Music Shop in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (1955-09-14) (track 15)
Owen Bradley Studio (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1956-05-04) (track 13)
Webster Hall in New York, New York, United States (1957-01-27) (track 24)
Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico, United States (1957-02-25) (track 23)
DJ-mixes:
edits:
Be-Bop-A-Lula by Gene Vincent (track 13)
has remixes:
Blue Suede Shoes (test acetate) by Carl Perkins (track 8)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1955 (number: 1) (order: 1) (track 15)
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1958 (recordings) (number: 1) (order: 1) (track 14)
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1956 (number: 5) (order: 5) (track 8)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 7) (order: 7) (track 14)
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1956 (number: 9) (order: 9) (track 13)
Huffington Post: 100 Best Canadian Songs Ever (number: 26) (order: 26) (track 10)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 95) (order: 94) (track 8)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 102) (order: 101) (track 13)
arrangements:
Wer Kennt Den Weg (translated) (track 6)
cover recording of:
Blue Moon (track 3)
Blue Velvet (track 19)
Don't Forbid Me (track 20)
Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley’s version) (track 9)
is based on:
Red River Valley (track 17)
is the basis for:
Alle kan danse (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Be-Bop Confidential (track 13)
Mondnacht am Meer (track 3)
Only U (Otto - Der Katastrofenfilm) (track 7)
Rat qui roule (track 14)
later parody versions:
Fuck Around the Clock (tracks 9, 9, 9)
I Cross the Line (track 6)
I Walk The Line #3 (track 6)
Krásný Pepek (track 10)
Rock Around the Clock (Bubblerock's version) (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Talk About The Lord (tracks 9, 9, 9)
The Cats of Cash (track 6)
Афанасий (track 14)
later translated parody versions:
Hausmasta Rock (tracks 9, 9, 9)
K’Nock Around the Clock (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Oh, nur Du (track 7)
Élixir rock (Rock Around The Clock) (tracks 9, 9, 9)
later translated versions:
Be bop a lula (French translation) (track 13)
Blå lys (track 3)
Diana (German version) (track 10)
Diana (Czech version) (track 10)
Eddie sois bon (track 14)
G'nagelte Schuach (track 8)
Hoe heet je? (track 19)
Immer mehr und mehr (track 23)
Je serai demain le maître du monde (That'll Be the Day) (track 23)
Johnny B. Good (track 14)
Johnny B. Goode (track 14)
Jou blijf ik trouw (track 6)
Jozefien (track 22)
Kijk in m'n ogen (track 1)
L'amour au grand soleil (French version) (track 24)
Olla võib (track 23)
Rock Around The Clock (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Rock Around the Clock (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Rock Around the Clock (Version of Los Hispanos) (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Rock'n roll fiskeboll (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Rund um die Uhr (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Samo tij (track 7)
Sólo tú (track 7)
Tunnista toiseen (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Tutti frutti (spanish lyrics) (track 15)
Twist Around the Clock (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Wenn der Johnny spielt (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Yölinjalla (track 6)
ダイアナ (track 10)
加價熱潮 (tracks 9, 9, 9)
later versions:
Ali Be Good (track 14)
Diana (Raul Seixas version) (track 10)
part of:
Million Dollar Quartet (jukebox musical, book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott) (track 8)
recording of:
Blueberry Hill (track 12)
Diana (track 10)
Donna (track 18)
Honey, Don’t! (track 4)
Only You (and You Alone) (Platters song) (track 7)
Only the Lonely (track 1)
Red River Rock (track 17)
Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley’s version) (1954-04-12) (track 9)
Tutti Frutti (1955-09-14) (track 15)
Blue Suede Shoes (1955-12) (track 8)
I Walk the Line (1956-04-02) (track 6)
Be‐Bop‐a‐Lula (1956-05-04) (track 13)
Don't Forbid Me (1956-11-10) (track 20)
Island in the Sun (1957-01-27) (track 24)
That’ll Be the Day (1957-02-25) (track 23)
Johnny B. Goode (1958-01-06) (track 14)
Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley’s version) (1960-01-12) (track 9)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Stars on 45) (track 1)
12/8 Medley (That’ll be the Day musical) (order: 2) (track 18)
The Anniversary Waltz, Part 1 (order: 2) (track 17)
Swing the Mood (order: 3) (tracks 9, 9, 9)
The Anniversary Waltz, Part 2 (order: 3) (track 23)
12/8 Medley (That’ll be the Day musical) (order: 4) (track 7)
Raggarkungen (order: 4) (track 7)
Good Old Rock ’n Roll (order: 5) (track 8)
Raggarkungen (order: 5) (track 8)
Swing the Mood (order: 5) (track 15)
Hitler Was a Vegetarian (order: 7) (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Oldies Medley (Carpenters in Japan) (order: 7) (track 14)
Stars on 45 (12″ single) (order: 18) (track 1)
version of:
We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock (Original Freedman / De Knight version) (tracks 9, 9, 9)