Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 (We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock Bill Haley and The Comets 2:11
2 Sixteen Candles The Crests 2:52
3 Runaway Del Shannon 4.35 2:19
4 Why Do Fools Fall in Love Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers 5 2:18
5 That’ll Be the Day Buddy Holly 5 2:17
6 Fanny Mae Buster Brown 2:54
7 At the Hop Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids 2:27
8 She’s So Fine Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids 2:23
9 The Stroll The Diamonds 2:28
10 See You in September The Tempos 2:09
11 Surfin’ Safari The Beach Boys 4 2:07
12 He’s The Great Imposter The Fleetwoods 1:34
13 Almost Grown Chuck Berry 2 2:21
14 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes The Platters 4 2:39
15 Little Darlin’ The Diamonds 2:06
16 Peppermint Twist Joey Dee & The Starliters 2:01
17 Barbara Anne The Regents 2:12
18 Book of Love The Monotones 5 2:21
19 Maybe Baby Buddy Holly 3.65 2:03
20 Ya Ya Lee Dorsey 2:24
21 The Great Pretender The Platters 5 2:36
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Ain’t That a Shame Fats Domino 2:27
2 Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry 3.95 2:42
3 I Only Have Eyes for You The Flamingos 3:24
4 Get a Job The Silhouettes 2:49
5 To the Aisle The Five Satins 2:46
6 Do You Wanna Dance Bobby Freeman 2:36
7 Party Doll Buddy Knox 2:14
8 Come Go With Me The Del‐Vikings 2:43
9 You’re Sixteen – You’re Beautiful (and You’re Mine) Johnny Burnette 1:59
10 Love Potion No. 9 The Clovers 1:54
11 Since I Don’t Have You The Skyliners 2:39
12 Chantilly Lace The Big Bopper 2:23
13 Teen Angel Mark Dinning 2:43
14 Crying in the Chapel Sonny Til & The Orioles 3:04
15 A Thousand Miles Away The Heartbeats 2:28
16 Heart and Soul The Cleftones 1:54
17 Green Onions Booker T. & The MG's 2:27
18 Only You (And You Alone) The Platters 2:42
19 Goodnight, Well It’s Time to Go The Spaniels 2:46
20 All Summer Long The Beach Boys 3 2:06

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Clovis, New Mexico, United States (1957-10-12 – 1957-10-14) (track 19)
drums (drum set):
Jerry Allison (1957-02-25) (track 5)
Jerry Allison (1957-09-29) (track 19)
Fred Below (1959-02) (track 13)
guitar:
Niki Sullivan (1957-09-29) (track 19)
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (1957-09-29) (track 19)
Bo Diddley (1959-02) (track 13)
Chuck Berry (1959-02) (track 13)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (1957-02-25) (track 5)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (1957-02-25) (track 5)
Niki Sullivan (1957-02-25) (track 5)
bass:
Joe B. Mauldin (1957-09-29) (track 19)
Willie Dixon (1959-02) (track 13)
double bass:
Larry Welborn (1957-02-25) (track 5)
Willie Dixon (1959-02) (track 13)
piano:
Johnnie Johnson (1959-02) (track 13)
additional writer:
George Goldner (track 4)
Jimmy Merchant (track 4)
Herman Santiago (singer for Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers) (track 4)
arranger:
Harry Filler (track 1)
background vocals:
June Clark (background vocals for The Crickets) (1957-02-25) (track 5)
Niki Sullivan (1957-02-25) (track 5)
Gary Tollett (1957-02-25) (track 5)
Ramona Tollett (1957-02-25) (track 5)
Bob Lapham (1957-10-12 – 1957-10-14) (track 19)
Bill Pickering (1957-10-12 – 1957-10-14) (track 19)
John Pickering (1957-10-12 – 1957-10-14) (track 19)
Etta James (1959-02) (track 13)
The Marquees (1959-02) (track 13)
composer:
Jerome Kern (track 14)
Chuck Berry (track 13)
Fred Fassert (track 17)
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (track 19)
Norman Petty (track 19)
Buck Ram (track 21)
Maurice Williams (US singer/songwriter, played with The Zodiacs) (track 15)
Jimmy De Knight (1952) (track 1)
Max C. Freedman (American songwriter and lyricist) (1952) (track 1)
lead vocals:
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (1957-02-25) (track 5)
Chuck Berry (1959-02) (track 13)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (1962-06-13) (track 11)
lyricist:
Chuck Berry (track 13)
Fred Fassert (track 17)
Otto Harbach (track 14)
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (track 19)
Norman Petty (track 19)
Buck Ram (track 21)
Maurice Williams (US singer/songwriter, played with The Zodiacs) (track 15)
Jimmy De Knight (1952) (track 1)
Max C. Freedman (American songwriter and lyricist) (1952) (track 1)
performer:
The Platters (track 14)
producer:
Nick Venet (track 11)
Norman Petty (track 5)
Buck Ram (track 14)
solo clavioline [musitron]:
Max Crook (track 3)
spoken vocals [dialogue]:
Wolfman Jack (US disc jockey) (tracks 4–5, 17)
spoken vocals [Dialogue]:
Wolfman Jack (US disc jockey) (track 6)
vocals:
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (1957-09-29) (track 19)
Chuck Berry (1959-02) (track 13)
writer:
Jerry Allison (track 5)
Max Crook (track 3)
Warren Davis (track 18)
Jackie DeShannon (track 12)
Joey Dee (track 16)
Luther Dixon (track 2)
Lee Dorsey (track 20)
Sherman Edwards (track 10)
Waymon Glasco (track 6)
Henry Glover (track 16)
Allyson R. Khent (track 2)
Nancy Lee (US 1950/60s songwriter & singer) (track 9)
Morris Levy (tracks 4, 6, 20)
Clarence Lewis (tracks 6, 20)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (track 11)
Frankie Lymon (track 4)
John L. Medora (track 7)
George Malone (track 18)
Kris Moe (track 8)
Clyde Otis (American songwriter and record producer) (track 9)
Charles Patrick (track 18)
Linn Phillips (track 8)
Morgan Robinson (track 20)
Del Shannon (track 3)
Sharon Sheeley (track 12)
Arthur Singer (track 7)
Sid Wayne (track 10)
David White (rock ’n’ roll pianist & songwriter, member of Danny & the Juniors) (track 7)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 11)
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (track 5)
Norman Petty (track 5)
phonographic copyright by:
Elap Music Ltd. (a division of Pickwick Group Ltd. / a division of Carlton Home Entertainment (UK) Ltd.) (track 21)
publisher:
Belinda Music (track 3)
Bug Music (track 3)
Chappell & Co. (track 14)
Chappell Music (track 14)
Cousins Music (track 17)
EMI Longitude Music (tracks 4, 17)
Excellorec Music (track 15)
Mole Hole Music (track 3)
Panther Music Corp (track 21)
Patricia Music (track 4)
Peermusic UK (UK publisher) (track 21)
Redwood Music (track 14)
T.B. Harms (US sheet music publisher 1875 sold to Warner Brothers 1929 sold to Welk Music 1970) (track 14)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 14)
Vicki Music (track 3)
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) (2017-04-01 –) (track 4)
was commissioned by:
Fury Records (USA label active 50s to 70s) (track 20)
recorded at:
Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico, United States (1957-02-25) (track 5)
Officers Club (Tinker Air Force Base) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States (1957-09-29) (track 19)
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1958 (recordings) (number: 12) (track 18)
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1958 (recordings) (number: 14) (track 19)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 352) (track 21)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 466) (track 3)
arrangements:
Dym (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes) (for two violins and piano, Frolov) (track 14)
cover recording of:
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (1958) (track 14)
is the basis for:
Marylène (Barbara-Ann) (track 17)
later parody versions:
Baa! We're Lambs! (track 17)
Karkuri (track 3)
Rock Around the Clock (Bubblerock's version) (track 1)
Ronomy (track 3)
Servin' the Father (track 11)
later translated parody versions:
Hausmasta Rock (track 1)
Élixir rock (Rock Around The Clock) (track 1)
later translated versions:
Fumo negli occhi (track 14)
Je serai demain le maître du monde (That'll Be the Day) (track 5)
Ma-ry-lène (Barbara Ann) (track 17)
Mädchenschreck (track 3)
Olla võib (track 5)
Peppermint Twist (french version) (track 16)
Rock Around the Clock (Version of Los Hispanos) (track 1)
Rund um die Uhr (track 1)
Tunnista toiseen (track 1)
Ya ya (track 20)
加價熱潮 (track 1)
烈火街頭 (track 3)
later versions:
Histoire d'amour (track 18)
Mon amour disparu (track 3)
Vanina (track 3)
part of:
Baby It’s You! (jukebox musical, book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott) (track 18)
Roberta (track 14)
recording of:
16 Candles (track 2)
At the Hop (track 7)
Barbara‐Ann (track 17)
Book of Love (track 18)
Fanny Mae (track 6)
Little Darlin' (track 15)
Peppermint Twist (track 16)
Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley’s version) (track 1)
Runaway (track 3)
She’s So Fine (track 8)
The Great Pretender (track 21)
The Stroll (track 9)
Ya, Ya (track 20)
That’ll Be the Day (1957-02-25) (track 5)
Maybe Baby (1957-09-29 – 1957-10-14) (track 19)
Almost Grown (1959-02) (track 13)
Surfin’ Safari (1962-06-13) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
Candy Medley (track 16)
Diana / Little Darlin’ / Oh! Carol / Runaway (Raul Seixas medley) (tracks 3, 15)
12/8 Medley (That’ll be the Day musical) (track 4)
Beach Boys Medley (tracks 11, 17)
Oldies Medley (Carpenters in Japan) (track 18)
Swing the Mood (tracks 1, 7)
version of:
We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock (Original Freedman / De Knight version) (track 1)

CD 2

electric bass guitar:
Al Jardine (1964-05-06 – 1964-05-07) (track 20)
drums (drum set):
Jasper Thomas (1958-01-06) (track 2)
membranophone:
Jasper Thomas (1958-01-06) (track 2)
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (1964-05-06 – 1964-05-07) (track 20)
guitar:
Chuck Berry (1958-01-06) (track 2)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (1958-01-06) (track 2)
electric guitar [electric rhythm guitars]:
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (1964-05-06 – 1964-05-07) (track 20)
fife:
Jay Migliori (1964-05-06 – 1964-05-07) (track 20)
piano:
Buck Ram (1955-04-26) (track 18)
Johnnie Johnson (1958-01-06) (track 2)
marimba:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (1964-05-06 – 1964-05-07) (track 20)
piccolo:
Jay Migliori (1964-05-06 – 1964-05-07) (track 20)
xylophone:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (1964-05-06 – 1964-05-07) (track 20)
tenor saxophone:
Steve Douglas (American saxophonist, flautist and clarinetist) (1964-05-06 – 1964-05-07) (track 20)
arranger:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 20)
background vocals:
Al Jardine (1964-05-06 – 1964-05-07) (track 20)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (1964-05-06 – 1964-05-07) (track 20)
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (1964-05-06 – 1964-05-07) (track 20)
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (1964-05-06 – 1964-05-07) (track 20)
bass vocals and lead vocals:
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (1964-05-06 – 1964-05-07) (track 20)
composer:
Jimmy Beaumont (track 11)
Hoagy Carmichael (track 16)
Steve Cropper (track 17)
Al Jackson, Jr. (Booker T & The MGs drummer) (track 17)
Booker T. Jones (track 17)
Walter Lester (track 11)
Lennie Martin (track 11)
Joseph Rock (US songwriter/band manager) (track 11)
Lewie Steinberg (track 17)
Mike Stoller (track 10)
John Taylor (Pittsburgh doo-wop vocalist for The Skyliners) (track 11)
Joseph Verscharen (track 11)
Janet Vogel (track 11)
Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist) (track 3)
Bobby Freeman (track 6)
C.E. Quick (track 8)
J.P. Richardson (track 12)
Jean Surrey (track 13)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 20)
Artie Glenn (1953) (tracks 14, 14)
Chuck Berry (1955) (track 2)
engineer:
Chuck Britz (track 20)
lead vocals:
Tony Williams (1928 - 1992, USA, lead singer of the Platters, Samuel E. Williams) (1955-04-26) (track 18)
Chuck Berry (1958-01-06) (track 2)
lyricist:
Al Dubin (track 3)
Bobby Freeman (track 6)
Jerry Leiber (track 10)
Frank Loesser (track 16)
C.E. Quick (track 8)
J.P. Richardson (track 12)
Jean Surrey (track 13)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 20)
Artie Glenn (1953) (tracks 14, 14)
Chuck Berry (1955) (track 2)
producer:
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (track 2)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 20)
spoken vocals [dialogue]:
Wolfman Jack (US disc jockey) (track 5)
Wolfman Jack (US disc jockey) (1955-04-26) (track 18)
writer:
Dave Alldred (track 7)
Dave Bartholomew (track 1)
Earl T. Beal (track 4)
Jimmy Bowen (track 7)
Calvin Carter (track 19)
Fats Domino (track 1)
Raymond W. Edwards (member of 1950s doowop group the Silhouettes) (track 4)
William F. Horton (track 4)
James Hudson (track 19)
Buddy Knox (track 7)
Don Lanier (track 7)
Richard A. Lewis (member of 1950s doowop group the Silhouettes) (track 4)
William Miller (songwriter) (track 15)
Buck Ram (track 18)
Ande Rand (track 18)
Dick Sherman (track 9)
Bob Sherman (track 9)
Billy Smith (50s US rockabilly artist) (track 5)
Stuart Wiener (track 5)
publisher:
B. Feldman & Co. (track 3)
B. Feldman Ltd. (track 3)
Clockus Music Co. (track 6)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 1, 18)
Irving Music (BMI) (track 17)
Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 2)
Mijac Music (tracks 14, 14)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 10)
Travis Music, Inc. (track 1)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 3)
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)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (1960) (track 9)
recorded at:
DJ-mixes:
sampled by:
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1958 (recordings) (number: 1) (track 2)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 7) (track 2)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 157) (track 3)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
Daddy’s Home (track 15)
Gemüsemann (track 17)
Only U (Otto - Der Katastrofenfilm) (track 18)
That Girl (track 17)
later parody versions:
Афанасий (track 2)
later translated versions:
Cesta rájem (tracks 14, 14)
Do You Want to Dance (Spanish translation) (track 6)
Du bist sechzehn (track 9)
Eddie sois bon (track 2)
Johnny B. Good (track 2)
Johnny B. Goode (track 2)
Ma p'tit' chérie (track 12)
Oh, nur Du (track 18)
Only You (Immer du) (track 18)
Samo tij (track 18)
Sólo tú (track 18)
Trouve un job (track 4)
later versions:
Ali Be Good (track 2)
Au camp du bonheur (track 12)
part of:
Baby It’s You! (jukebox musical, book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott) (track 11)
recording of:
Chantilly Lace (track 12)
Come Go With Me (track 8)
Get a Job (track 4)
Green Onions (track 17)
Heart and Soul (track 16)
Love Potion No. 9 (track 10)
Party Doll (track 7)
Teen Angel (track 13)
To the Aisle (track 5)
You’re Sixteen (track 9)
Only You (and You Alone) (Platters song) (1955-04-26) (track 18)
Johnny B. Goode (1958-01-06) (track 2)
All Summer Long (1964-05-06 – 1964-05-07) (track 20)
referred to in medleys:
Green Onions / Hush (track 17)
Good Old Rock ’n Roll (tracks 7, 12)
12/8 Medley (That’ll be the Day musical) (track 18)
Raggarkungen (track 18)
Oldies Medley (Carpenters in Japan) (track 2)

Release

mastered in:Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
mastering:Dan Hersch
Bill Inglot (archival music producer/remastering engineer)
spoken vocals [Introductions]:The Howling, Prowling Wolfman Jack (US disc jockey)
liner notes:Jeff Walker (editor and film reviewer)
copyrighted by:MCA Records, Inc. (do not use as a release label! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (1973)
distributed by:Uni Distribution Corp.
manufactured by:UNI
phonographic copyright by:MCA Records, Inc. (do not use as a release label! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (1973)
ASIN:US: B000002O81 [info]
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/2062483 [info]