CD History of Rock: The 50s, Pt. 2 [1992] (CD 677487),
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History of Rock: The 50s, Pt. 2 [1992]

  • 1. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Jerry Lee Lewis
    2. Hushabye - The Mystics
    3. Story Untold - The Nutmegs
    4. All I Have to Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers
    5. Whispering Bells - The Del Vikings
    6. Gleam in Your Eye, The - The Channels
    7. I Wonder Why - Dion & the Belmonts
    8. Venus - Frankie Avalon
    9. At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama) - The El Dorados
    10. You Cheated - The Shields
    11. Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day
    12. I'm So Young - The Students
    13. Book of Love - The Monotones
    14. Six Nights a Week - The Crests
    15. Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
    16. Just to Be With You - The Passions
    17. Turn Me Loose - Fabian
    18. Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
    19. Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers
    20. Stormy Weather - The Spaniels
    21. Angels Listened In, The - The Crests
    22. Susie-Q - Dale Hawkins
    23. Short Shorts - The Royal Teens
    24. Church Bells May Ring - The Willows
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2503

  • Credits

    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. ~ Tim Sendra

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