Tuesday, April 19, 2022

K's Rock 'n' Roll SPECIAL The 150 Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Songs of the 50's and 60's (Super Deluxe Edition) (5CD) (2022)

 

K's Rock 'n' Roll SPECIAL

The 150 Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Songs of the 50's and 60's (Super Deluxe Edition) (5CD) (2022)

The latest in my 'greatest' compilation series.

Following weeks and weeks of extensive research reading through critics polls, fan polls, rock 'n' roll blogs, online discussion forums votes (Steve Hoffman), Wikipedia info, my own recollections and favourites, I have finally  settled upon my 150 Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Songs of the 50's and 60's compilation.

These are the songs which feature most on the many many lists of the best and greatest original rock 'n' roll songs ever made: critics lists, fan lists, online discussion forums, radio and TV countdowns, etc.

There has never been a really good official rock 'n' roll compilation with a thorough overview from the 50's and 60's, and like my previous 'greatest' collections, my goal was to include the very very best of the genre, the cream of the crop, and to add a number of tracks you just never see on compilations due to licensing, music rights issues, etc.All tracks are the 100% original versions, no later re-recordings, or terrible fake stereo versions here! 

Let's get this party started!

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Track List


01 Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode (Original 1958 Chess Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:41

02 Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock 0:02:35

03 Bill Haley & His Comets (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock (Original 1954 Decca Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:09

04 Little Richard Tutti Frutti (Original 1955 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:27

05 Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Original 1957 Sun Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:52

06 Ray Charles feat. Margie Hendrix and the Raelettes What'd I Say, Pt. 1 (Original 1959 Atlantic 7" Mono Single Version) 0:03:10

07 Eddie Cochran Summertime Blues 0:02:00

08 Elvis Presley Hound Dog 0:02:16

09 Little Richard Long Tall Sally (Original 1956 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:12

10 Buddy Holly & the Crickets That'll Be the Day (May 27, 1957 Brunswick 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:17

11 Chuck Berry Maybellene (Original 1955 Chess Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:22

12 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 0:02:44

13 Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle and Roll 0:03:02

14 Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes (Original 1956 Sun Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:15

15 Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel 0:02:06

16 The Everly Brothers Bye Bye Love (Original 1957 Cadence Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:20

17 Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire (Original 1957 Sun Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:01:52

18 The Penguins Earth Angel (Original 1954 Dootone 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:57

19 Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall in Love 0:02:19

20 Little Richard Good Golly, Miss Molly (Original 1958 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:10

21 Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps Be-Bop-a-Lula (Original 1956 Capitol Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:36

22 Chuck Berry School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell) (Original 1957 Chess Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:43

23 Buddy Holly Peggy Sue 0:02:31

24 Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Original 1952 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:31

25 Little Richard Lucille (Original 1957 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:22

26 Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven (Original 1956 Chess Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:22

27 The Five Satins In the Still of the Night 0:03:05

28 The Flamingos I Only Have Eyes for You (Original 1959 End Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:03:24

29 Jerry Butler and the Impressions For Your Precious Love (Original 1958 Falcon 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:44

30 Fats Domino Blueberry Hill 0:02:18

31 James Brown & the Famous Flames Please, Please, Please 0:02:44

32 The Chords Sh-Boom 0:02:25

33 Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters Money Honey 0:02:58

34 Johnny Cash I Walk the Line (Original 1956 Sun Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:44

35 Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel 0:02:10

36 Little Willie John Fever (Original 1956 7" Parlophone 78 RPM 10" Mono Single Version) 0:02:39

37 The Platters The Great Pretender (Original 1955 Mercury 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:39

38 Fats Domino Ain't That a Shame 0:02:25

39 Elvis Presley That's All Right (Original 1954 Sun Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:01:55

40 Hank Williams Your Cheatin' Heart 0:02:43

41 Chuck Berry Sweet Little Sixteen (Original 1958 Chess Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:03:01

42 Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n Roll Trio The Train Kept A-Rollin' (Original 1956 Coral Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:16

43 The Del-Vikings Come Go with Me 0:02:41

44 Shirley & Lee Let the Good Times Roll (Original Aladdin 45-3325 1956 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:23

45 Little Richard Rip It Up (Original 1956 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:24

46 Huey "Piano" Smith and His Clowns Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu, Pt. 1 (Original 1957 Ace Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:15

47 Johnny Ace Pledging My Love (Original 1954 Duke Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:27

48 The Dominoes Sixty Minute Man 0:02:33

49 Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats Rocket 88 0:02:47

50 The Coasters Yakety Yak (Original 1958 Atco 7" Mono Single Version) 0:01:52

51 Elvis Presley All Shook Up 0:01:59

52 Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues (Original 1955 Sun Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:50

53 The Coasters Searchin' (Original 1957 Atco 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:41

54 Sam Cooke You Send Me 0:02:46

55 The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie (Original 1957 Cadence Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:00

56 Dale Hawkins Susie Q 0:02:13

57 Ritchie Valens La Bamba 0:02:07

58 The Spaniels Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite (Original 1954 Vee-Jay Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:43

59 Ray Charles I've Got a Woman (Original 1954 Atlantic 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:49

60 Fats Domino I'm Walkin' 0:02:06

61 The Drifters There Goes My Baby (Original 1959 Atlantic 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:17

62 The Isley Brothers Shout, Pt. 1 (Original 1959 RCA Victor 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:19

63 Little Richard Keep A-Knockin' (Original 1957 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:18

64 Larry Williams Slow Down (Original 1958 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:46

65 Wilbert Harrison Kansas City 0:02:24

66 The Coasters Poison Ivy (Original 1959 Atco 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:44

67 The Skyliners Since I Don't Have You (Original 1958 Calico 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:38

68 Hank Williams Jambalaya (On the Bayou) 0:02:54

69 Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want) (Original 1959 Tamla 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:40

70 The Cadillacs Speedoo 0:02:19

71 Link Wray & His Ray Men Rumble (Original 1958 Cadence Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:26

72 Jackie Wilson Lonely Teardrops (Original 1958 Brunswick 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:44

73 Chuck Willis Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes (Original 1958 Atlantic 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:19

74 Frankie Ford with Huey "Piano" Smith and Orch. Sea Cruise (Original 1959 Ace Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:40

75 Buddy Holly Rave On 0:01:49

76 Hank Ballard & the Midnighters Work with Me, Annie 0:02:46

77 The Moonglows Sincerely 0:03:11

78 The Nutmegs Story Untold 0:02:17

79 Little Walter My Babe 0:02:39

80 The El Dorados At My Front Door 0:02:36

81 The Crows Gee 0:02:12

82 Carl Perkins Matchbox 0:02:09

83 Chuck Willis C.C. Rider 0:02:30

84 The Platters Only You 0:02:39

85 The Everly Brothers All I Have to Do Is Dream (Original 1958 Cadence Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:20

86 Little Richard Send Me Some Lovin' (Original 1957 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:20

87 Danny and the Juniors At the Hop (Original 1957 ABC Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:32

88 The Diamonds Little Darlin' 0:02:10

89 Bobby Day Rockin' Robin 0:02:35

90 Bill Doggett Honky Tonk, Pt. 1 (Original 1956 King 7" Mono Single Version) 0:03:12

91 Fats Domino Blue Monday 0:02:16

92 LaVern Baker Jim Dandy 0:02:12

93 Chuck Berry Reelin' and Rockin' (Original 1958 Chess Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:03:17

94 Duane Eddy Rebel-'Rouser (Original 1958 Jamie Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:22

95 The Clovers Love Potion No. 9 (Original 1959 United Artists 7" Mono Single Version) 0:01:53

96 The Big Bopper Chantilly Lace 0:02:22

97 Larry Williams Bony Moronie (Original 1957 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:03:08

98 Buddy Holly & the Crickets Oh, Boy! 0:02:08

99 Eddie Cochran C'mon Everybody 0:01:55

100 The Monotones Book of Love 0:02:20

101 Bill Haley & His Comets See You Later, Alligator (Original 1956 Decca Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:46

102 Chuck Berry Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Original 1956 Chess Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:18

103 Jackie Wilson Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want to Meet) (Original 1957 Vogue Coral 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:44

104 Patsy Cline Walkin' After Midnight (Original 1957 Decca 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:35

105 Ruth Brown (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean (Original 1953 Atlantic 45-986 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:58

106 Carl Perkins Honey Don't 0:02:48

107 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup My Baby Left Me 0:02:27

108 Wanda Jackson Let's Have a Party 0:02:08

109 Dion and the Belmonts A Teenager in Love (Original 1959 Laurie Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:35

110 The Dells Oh, What a Nite (Original 1956 Vee-Jay Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:54

111 Bo Diddley Who Do You Love? 0:02:29

112 Smiley Lewis I Hear You Knocking 0:02:46

113 Screamin' Jay Hawkins I Put a Spell on You 0:02:24

114 Buddy Holly & the Crickets Not Fade Away 0:02:20

115 Bobby Vee Take Good Care of My Baby (Original 1961 Liberty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:38

116 Paul Anka Diana (Original 1957 ABC Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:26

117 Cliff Richard and the Drifters Move It! (Original 1958 Columbia Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:22

118 Dion and the Belmonts I Wonder Why 0:02:18

119 Curtis Lee Under the Moon of Love 0:02:51

120 The Bobby Fuller Four I Fought the Law (Original 1965 Mustang 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:18

121 Vince Taylor and his Playboys Brand New Cadillac 0:02:36

122 Bobby Freeman Do You Wanna Dance 0:02:36

123 Muddy Waters Got My Mojo Working 0:02:52

124 Elmore James Dust My Broom (Original 1951 Trumpet Records 78 RPM 10" Mono Single Version) 0:02:55

125 Little Richard Ready Teddy (Original 1956 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:08

126 Larry Williams Dizzy, Miss Lizzy (Original 1958 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:11

127 Johnny Kidd and the Pirates Shakin' All Over 0:02:23

128 Eddie Cochran Somethin' Else 0:02:06

129 Brenda Lee Sweet Nothin's 0:02:23

130 Connie Francis Lipstick on Your Collar 0:02:17

131 The Poni-Tails Born Too Late 0:02:16

132 Dion Runaround Sue 0:02:42

133 Marv Johnson You Got What It Takes 0:02:36

134 Lloyd Price Stagger Lee 0:02:22

135 Larry Williams Short Fat Fannie (Original 1957 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:26

136 The Ronettes Be My Baby (Original 1963 Philles 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:40

137 The Crystals Then He Kissed Me 0:02:39

138 The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Original 1960 Scepter 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:41

139 Johnny Kidd and the Pirates Please Don't Touch 0:01:51

140 Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n Roll Trio Tear It Up 0:01:53

141 Jimmy Forrest Night Train (Original 1952 United Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:59

142 Johnny Tillotson Poetry in Motion 0:02:33

143 Eddie Cochran Three Steps to Heaven 0:02:23

144 Buddy Knox Party Doll 0:02:10

145 Del Shannon Runaway (Original 1961 Bigtop Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:21

146 Little Anthony and the Imperials Tears on My Pillow 0:02:16

147 Chris Montez Let's Dance (Original 1962 Monogram Records 7" Single Version) 0:02:28

148 Chubby Checker The Twist 0:02:34

149 Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It (Original 1956 Specialty Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:30

150 Chuck Berry Rock and Roll Music (Original 1957 Chess Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:33

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18 comments:

  1. Thanks some good 50's here as always another great post

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    1. Hi doors97426.
      Something went wrong with the links.
      I have redone these and created new links. you may want to download again.

      Cheers.

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  2. greeting
    great collection of rock and roll, sorry to report that #47 to #81 are missing
    wondering if we could get it fixed please.
    like i said great collection
    regards and best wishes
    martin

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    1. Hi martin,
      Sorry about that. What a mix up!
      New links established tested and working.

      Cheers.

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  3. Thanks. It works fine now.
    What a superb collection. Much love and devotion went into this.

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    1. Sure did Peerke.
      K will be pleased to hear that.

      Cheers.

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  4. Amazing, thank you for all your efforts.

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  5. Thank you very much, again, K & Mr. B.! Every single word I wrote on behalf of your recent "100 Greatest Reggae Tracks" can be applied to this new, massive effort! Best, TC

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    1. Thanks TC.
      It is a wonderful set. Very enjoyable from start to finish.

      Cheers.

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  6. K, you know your stuff! Wonderful collection.
    BB, thanks for posting this.

    As I was reading the list I realized I was singing the titles in my head. To me that is an indication of how great this collection is. Thanks you both for how much pleasure you share.

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    1. Thanks lemonflag.
      It is a great selection of tracks that combine to make this a great collection.

      Cheers.

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  7. Thank you. This collection should keep me busy for a long time. Thanks again.

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    1. That is good to hear, Fieldhippy.
      Enjoy.

      Cheers.

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