Saturday, October 11, 2008

Rock This Town Vol. 1

Going for a more hillbilly as opposed to R&B influence on rock, this effectively captures some of the best rock and roll of the early days. A few of the tracks can be gotten elsewhere on better CDs ("Oh Boy!" and "Blue Suede Shoes" in particular are on dozens of more comprehensive collections), but most of the tracks are "missing in action" treasures that even the most rabid rock and roll fans may never have heard. All original versions in excellent audio quality.

1. The Train Kept A-Rollin' - The Johnny Burnette Trio 2. Rock The Joint - Bill Haley 3. Ooby Dooby - Roy Orbison & The Teen Kings 4. Bigelow 6-200 - Little Brenda Lee
5. Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins 6. The Fool - Sanford Clark 7. My Boy Elvis - Janis Martin 8. Red Hot - Billy Riley & His Little Green Men . 9.Susie-Q - Dale Hawkins 10. Sweet Rockin' Baby - Sonnee West
11. Party Doll - Buddy Knox With The Rhythm Orchids
12. Lotta Lovin' - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
13. Oh, Boy! - The Crickets 14. Love Bug Crawl - Jimmy Edwards
15. Believe What You Say - Ricky Nelson
16. I Got A Rocket In My Pocket - Jimmy Lloyd
17. High School Confidential - Jerry Lee Lewis & HisPumping Piano
18. Come On, Let's Go - Ritchie Valens


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