Wednesday, March 23, 2022

K Tells Vol. 04

 

K Tells Vol. 04


K-tells....

My rock 'n' roll show!

VA - 25 Rockin' & Rollin' Greats - Original Hits - Original Stars (K-tel NE 493 UK) (2022, 50th Anniversary Remastered Expanded Edition) (1972)

Originally released by K-tel in 1972, this 50th anniversary compilation is a combination of the very best song selections from the UK, Germany, US and Canadian editions, now containing a whopping 34 tracks on a 80 minute CD. All 100% original hit single 7" 45 versions, NO horrendous re-recordings or fake 'stereo' mixes here, using the very latest, highest quality, best sounding digital remasters released to date.

VA - Juke Box Jive - 40 All Time Rock 'N' Roll Greats! (K-tel NE 709 UK) (2021, 45th Anniversary Expanded Deluxe Edition) (2CD) (1976)

Like all K-tel albums released in the 70s and early 80s, this compilation has never been released on CD. Originally released by K-tel in 1976 this double album contained 40 all time rock 'n' roll greats. Since the original albums had a fairly short  running time of around 48 minutes each, 24 minutes per side, I decided to expand them to a 79 minute CD length. Adding another 25 classic rock 'n' roll songs overall, this collection now contains an astonishing 65 tracks spread across a 2CD set. All 100% original hit single 7" 45 versions, many in original mono. NO horrendous re-recordings or fake 'stereo' mixes here, using the very latest, highest quality, best sounding digital remasters released to date.

VA - Rock 'n' Roll Show - 25 Original Hits - 25 Original Stars (K-tel NE 975 UK) (2022, 45th Anniversary Remastered Expanded Edition) (1977)

Originally released by K-tel in 1977, this 45th anniversary compilation is a combination of the very best track selections taken from the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland and Netherlands editions, now containing a whopping 34 tracks on a 79 minute CD. All 100% original hit single 7" 45 versions, many in original mono. NO horrendous re-recordings or fake 'stereo' mixes here, using the very latest, highest quality, best sounding digital remasters released to date. 

Hope you enjoy! K

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Track lists


VA - 25 Rockin' & Rollin' Greats - Original Hits - Original Stars (K-tel NE 493 UK) (2022, 50th Anniversary Remastered Expanded Edition) (1972)

01 Bill Haley & His Comets (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock (Original 1954 Decca Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:08

02 Johnny Kidd and the Pirates Shakin' All Over 2:19

03 Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps Be-Bop-a-Lula (Original 1956 Capitol Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:35

04 The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie (Original 1957 Cadence Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:00

05 Little Richard Long Tall Sally (Original 1956 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:10

06 The Platters The Great Pretender (Original 1955 Mercury Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:39

07 The Beach Boys Surfin' U.S.A. (Original 1963 Capitol Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:30

08 Lloyd Price Stagger Lee 2:21

09 Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes (Original 1956 Sun Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:15

10 Wanda Jackson Let's Have a Party 2:07

11 Gene Pitney It Hurts to Be in Love 2:32

12 Bobby Day Rockin' Robin 2:35

13 The Dave Clark Five Glad All Over (Original 1963 Columbia Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:44

14 Little Richard Lucille (Original 1957 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:22

15 Bill Haley & His Comets Shake, Rattle and Roll 2:31

16 Tommy Roe Sheila (Original 1962 ABC-Paramount Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:04

17 The Surfaris Wipe Out 2:39

18 Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Original 1952 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:31

19 The Everly Brothers Bird Dog (Original 1958 Cadence Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:17

20 Lonnie Donegan Cumberland Gap 1:57

21 The Shangri-Las Remember (Walking in the Sand) (Original 1964 Red Bird Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:18

22 Roy Orbison Oh, Pretty Woman (Original 1964 Monument Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:58

23 Ronnie Hawkins Bony Moronie 2:27

24 Johnny Kidd and the Pirates Please Don't Touch 1:51

25 Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode 2:41

26 Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire (Original 1957 Sun Records 7" Mono Single Version) 1:52

27 Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs Sugar Shack 2:02

28 The Shirelles Soldier Boy 2:40

29 Lesley Gore It's My Party 2:22

30 The Poni-Tails Born Too Late 2:16

31 The Big Bopper Chantilly Lace 2:21

32 The Monotones Book of Love 2:20

33 Buddy Holly & The Crickets That'll Be the Day (May 27, 1957 Brunswick 7" Mono Single Version) 2:17

34 Fats Domino Blueberry Hill 2:23


VA - Juke Box Jive - 40 All Time Rock 'N' Roll Greats! (K-tel NE 709 UK) (2021, 45th Anniversary Expanded Deluxe Edition) (2CD) (1976)

CD1

01 Eddie Cochran Summertime Blues 2:00

02 Bobby Vee The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (Original 1962 Liberty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:35

03 The Ventures Walk Don't Run (Original 1960 Dolton Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:05

04 The Crickets Don't Ever Change (Original 1962 Liberty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:15

05 The Exciters Tell Him 2:31

06 Jan & Dean Surf City 2:26

07 Bill Justis Raunchy (Original 1957 Phillips International Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:21

08 Fats Domino Blueberry Hill 2:23

09 Billy Bland Let the Little Girl Dance (Original 1960 Old Town 7" Mono Single Version) 2:17

10 P.J. Proby Hold Me 2:42

11 Bobby Vee Take Good Care of My Baby (Original 1961 Liberty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:38

12 Del Shannon Hats Off to Larry 2:00

13 The Fleetwoods Mr. Blue 2:27

14 Marv Johnson You Got What It Takes 2:36

15 Johnny and the Hurricanes Reveille Rock (Original 1959 Warwick Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:22

16 Jackie DeShannon Needles and Pins (Original 1963 Liberty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:34

17 Jay and the Americans She Cried 2:38

18 Johnny Burnette Dreamin' 2:19

19 Sandy Nelson Let There Be Drums 2:15

20 Eddie Cochran C'mon Everybody 1:54

21 Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode (Bonus Track) 2:41

22 Elvis Presley Hound Dog (Bonus Track) 2:15

23 Little Richard Good Golly, Miss Molly (Original 1958 Specialty 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 2:09

24 Larry Williams Slow Down (Original 1958 Specialty 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 2:45

25 The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie (Original 1957 Cadence Records 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 2:00

26 Buddy Holly & The Crickets That'll Be the Day (May 27, 1957 Brunswick 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 2:17

27 The Poni-Tails Born Too Late (Bonus Track) 2:16

28 Connie Francis Lipstick On Your Collar (Bonus Track) 2:16

29 Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Original 1952 Specialty 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 2:31

30 Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps Be-Bop-a-Lula (Bonus Track) 2:35

31 Wanda Jackson Let's Have a Party (Bonus Track) 2:07

32 Shirley & Lee Let the Good Times Roll (Original Aladdin 1956 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 2:22

33 Bill Haley & His Comets Shake, Rattle and Roll (Bonus Track) 2:31


CD2

01 Bill Haley & His Comets (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock (Original 1954 Decca Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:08

02 Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire (Original 1957 Sun Records 7" Mono Single Version) 1:52

03 Buddy Knox Party Doll 2:09

04 Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs Sugar Shack 2:02

05 Duane Eddy Rebel-'Rouser (Original 1958 Jamie Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:22

06 The Tokens The Lion Sleeps Tonight 2:40

07 The Platters Twilight Time (Original 1958 Mercury Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:46

08 Sam Cooke Only Sixteen (Original 1959 Keen Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:04

09 Paul Anka Put Your Head on My Shoulder 2:35

10 Neil Sedaka Oh! Carol 2:16

11 Pat Boone Speedy Gonzales (Original 1962 Dot Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:32

12 Curtis Lee Pretty Little Angel Eyes 2:43

13 The Marcels Blue Moon (Original 1961 Colpix Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:16

14 Ray Peterson Corrine, Corrina 2:42

15 Twice as Much Sittin' on a Fence (Original 1966 Immediate Records 7" Mono Single Version) 3:11

16 Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers Got to Get You into My Life 2:31

17 Freddy Cannon Way Down Yonder in New Orleans 2:31

18 Chris Farlowe Out of Time (Original 1966 Immediate Records 7" Mono Single Version) 3:34

19 Small Faces Itchycoo Park (Original 1967 Immediate Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:46

20 Amen Corner Hello Susie (Original 1969 Immediate Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:36

21 Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes (Original 1956 Sun Records 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 2:15

22 Little Richard Tutti Frutti (Original 1955 Specialty 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 2:26

24 Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel (Bonus Track) 2:10

25 Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven (Bonus Track) 2:23

26 The Everly Brothers Bye Bye Love (Original 1957 Cadence Records 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 2:19

27 Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Original 1957 Sun Records 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 2:52

28 Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock (Bonus Track) 2:35

29 Eddie Cochran Somethin' Else (Bonus Track) 2:06

30 Bobby Fuller Four I Fought the Law (Bonus Track) 2:18

31 Frankie Ford with Huey "Piano" Smith and Orch. Sea Cruise (Original 1959 Ace Records 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 2:39

32 Chubby Checker Let's Twist Again (Original 1961 Parkway Records 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 2:18


VA - Rock 'n' Roll Show - 25 Original Hits - 25 Original Stars (K-tel NE 975 UK) (2022, 45th Anniversary Remastered Expanded Edition) (1977)

01 Bill Haley & His Comets (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock (Original 1954 Decca Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:08

02 Little Richard Tutti Frutti (Original 1955 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:26

03 Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire (Original 1957 Sun Records 7" Mono Single Version) 1:52

04 Freddy Cannon Tallahassee Lassie 2:31

05 Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs Wooly Bully (Original 1965 MGM Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:21

06 The Chiffons Sweet Talkin' Guy (Original Stateside 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:20

07 The Marcels Blue Moon (Original 1961 Colpix Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:16

08 The Rivingtons Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow (Original 1962 Liberty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:23

09 The Rock-A-Teens Woo-Hoo 2:06

10 Wanda Jackson Let's Have a Party 2:07

11 The Exciters Tell Him 2:31

12 Bobby Day Rockin' Robin 2:35

13 Johnny and the Hurricanes Red River Rock 2:10

14 Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs Sugar Shack 2:02

15 Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes (Original 1956 Sun Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:15

16 Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps Be-Bop-a-Lula (Original 1956 Capitol Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:35

17 Chris Montez Let's Dance (Original 1962 Monogram Records 7" Single Version) 2:27

18 The Platters Only You 2:39

19 Lloyd Price Stagger Lee 2:21

20 Duane Eddy Rebel-'Rouser (Original 1958 Jamie Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:22

21 The Coasters Yakety Yak 1:51

22 The Diamonds Little Darlin' 2:09

23 Chubby Checker The Hucklebuck (Original 1960 Parkway Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:34

24 Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode 2:41

25 Sam Cooke Only Sixteen (Original 1959 Keen Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:04

26 The American Breed Bend Me, Shape Me (Original 1967 Acta Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:13

27 Del Shannon Keep Searchin' 2:13

28 Pat Boone Love Letters in the Sand 2:13

29 The Surfaris Wipe Out 2:39

30 Bobby Vee The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (Original 1962 Liberty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:35

31 Bobby Freeman Do You Want to Dance 2:33

32 Bobby Lewis with the Joe René Orchestra Tossin' and Turnin' 2:21

33 The Crystals Da Doo Ron Ron 2:18

34 Timi Yuro Hurt 2:28

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15 comments:

  1. thanks for even more of these k-tel goodies

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  2. Wow - What an upgrade to the old vinyl! Thanks very much.
    Mike M

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    1. Hi Mike,
      These updated version are the bees knees.

      Cheers.

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  3. Thanks for these
    It's not just the music, I really enjoy the blurb that accompanies each release

    PG

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    1. Hi g8rrick,
      The music is great but Its always nice to know why the new version exists and how they should translate.

      Cheers.

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  4. Absolutely loving the K-Tells compilations. Thanks BB and K-Tells!

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    1. That is great SleepyPete.
      More to love in the future.

      Cheers.

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  5. K-Tell has had a bad rep for years. It is great to see these updates that acknowledge the "errors" of the past. Great job and so welcome. "The music is in the grooves". Thanks.

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    1. Hi lemonflag.
      Thanks for you message. K put a lot of work into collating these revised (and superior) versions of the K-tel albums so when someone recognizes that fact then it is truly appreciated.

      Cheers.

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  6. Many thanks to you both for doing this. Very much appreciated.
    Cheers
    Andy

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