Tracklist

CD 1: The Birth of a Dream: Capitol's Early Hits
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Cow Cow Boogie Freddie Slack and His Orchestra with Ella Mae Morse 3:14
2 I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo Paul Whiteman 3:09
3 Jingle Jangle Jingle Tex Ritter 2:48
4 Trav’lin’ Light Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Billie Holiday 3:15
5 G.I. Jive Johnny Mercer 3:21
6 Long Ago (And Far Away) Jo Stafford 2:56
7 I’m Wastin’ My Tears Tex Ritter & His Texans 2:49
8 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive Johnny Mercer 2:47
9 Candy Jo Stafford & Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers 3:11
10 Dream The Pied Pipers 2:50
11 Oklahoma Hills Jack Guthrie & His Oklahomans 2:48
12 Tampico June Christy & Stan Kenton and His Orchestra 2:44
13 Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief Betty Hutton 3:05
14 Laughing on the Outside (Crying on the Inside) Andy Russell 2:52
15 So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed Merle Travis 2:59
16 Temptation (Tim-Tayshun) Red Ingle with Cinderella G. Stump 2:43
17 Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) Tex Williams 2:59
18 The Freedom Train Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman 3:13
19 Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me) Peggy Lee 2:59
20 Lover Les Paul 2:49
21 Nature Boy Nat King Cole 2:39
22 Twelfth Street Rag Pee Wee Hunt 2:52
23 Careless Hands Mel Tormé 3:16
24 Slippin’ Around Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely 2:13
25 Mule Train Tennessee Ernie Ford 3:03
CD 2: When AM Was King: 1955-1974
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Sixteen Tons Tennessee Ernie Ford 5 2:36
2 26 Miles (Santa Catalina) The Four Preps 2:29
3 Tom Dooley The Kingston Trio 3:05
4 He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands Laurie London 2:21
5 Sukiyaki 坂本九 3 3:05
6 You’re the Reason I’m Living Bobby Darin 2:28
7 I Want to Hold Your Hand The Beatles 2:26
8 I Get Around The Beach Boys 2:13
9 Time Won’t Let Me The Outsiders 3:01
10 A World Without Love Peter & Gordon 3 2:39
11 Georgy Girl The Seekers 2:20
12 Ode to Billie Joe Bobbie Gentry 4:16
13 Different Drum The Stone Poneys 4 2:38
14 My Sweet Lord George Harrison 5 4:36
15 Games People Play Joe South 3:33
16 Go All the Way The Raspberries 3:22
17 Oh, Babe What Would You Say Hurricane Smith 3:27
18 Last Song Edward Bear 3:14
19 Delta Dawn Helen Reddy 3:08
20 We’re an American Band Grand Funk Railroad 4.75 3:27
21 You Won’t See Me Anne Murray 4:05
22 You’re Sixteen (You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine) Ringo Starr 2:48
23 Hooked on a Feeling Blue Swede 4.3 2:55
24 Rock Me Gently Andy Kim 3:28
CD 3: Classic Rock Roots
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Instant Karma! John Lennon 4 3:20
2 Jet Paul McCartney & Wings 3.25 4:09
3 You’re No Good Linda Ronstadt 5 3:42
4 Fox on the Run The Sweet 4.85 3:24
5 Rock’n Me Steve Miller Band 3:05
6 My Sharona The Knack 4:01
7 Queen of Hearts Juice Newton 3:24
8 Abracadabra Steve Miller Band 5 3:39
9 Shame on the Moon Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 4:52
10 She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby 5:07
11 The Reflex Duran Duran 5:30
12 Rock Me Tonite Billy Squier 4:57
13 What’s Love Got to Do With It Tina Turner 4.15 3:49
14 Some Like It Hot The Power Station 3:47
15 Don’t Dream It’s Over Crowded House 4 3:55
16 These Dreams Heart 3:47
17 Every Rose Has Its Thorn Poison 4.6 4:21
18 The Fire Inside Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 4:37
CD 4: Memories Are Made of This, Part 1: The 50's and the 60's
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Mona Lisa Nat King Cole 3:16
2 How High the Moon Les Paul & Mary Ford 2:08
3 Too Young Nat King Cole 3:13
4 Wheel of Fortune Kay Starr 3:05
5 Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You) Les Paul & Mary Ford 2:53
6 That’s Amore Dean Martin 5 3:08
7 Oh Baby Mine (I Get So Lonely) The Four Knights 2:05
8 Young at Heart Frank Sinatra 2:53
9 Unchained Melody Les Baxter 2:33
10 Lisbon Antigua Nelson Riddle 2:36
11 Memories Are Made of This Dean Martin 5 2:17
12 True Love Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly 3:07
13 The Poor People of Paris (Jean’s Song) Les Baxter 2:26
14 Witchcraft Frank Sinatra 2:55
15 Fever Peggy Lee 3:02
16 The Peter Gunn Theme Ray Anthony 1:52
17 Only You (And You Alone) (Loin de Vous) Franck Pourcel 2:33
18 That Old Black Magic Louis Prima & Keely Smith 2:58
19 Ramblin’ Rose Nat King Cole 2:50
20 When I Fall in Love The Lettermen 2:24
21 Danke Schoen Wayne Newton 2:37
22 I Love You Because Al Martino 2:41
CD 5: Memories Are Made of This, Part 2: The 60's and Beyond
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Wichita Lineman Glen Campbell 4 3:04
2 Hurts So Bad The Lettermen 2:18
3 Something The Beatles 3:02
4 Walk a Mile in My Shoes Joe South 4:11
5 Long Long Time Linda Ronstadt 4:22
6 I Am Woman Helen Reddy 3:23
7 Wildflower Skylark 5 4:08
8 My Love Paul McCartney & Wings 4:10
9 Southern Nights Glen Campbell 4.35 3:00
10 You Needed Me Anne Murray 5 3:37
11 Sentimental Lady Bob Welch 2:52
12 When You’re in Love With a Beautiful Woman Dr. Hook 2:57
13 Reminiscing Little River Band 4:13
14 Love on the Rocks Neil Diamond 3:39
15 Sukiyaki A Taste of Honey 3:43
16 You Can Do Magic America 3.65 3:58
17 Alone Heart 3.35 3:40
18 When I’m With You Sheriff 3:54
19 Sacred Emotion Donny Osmond 5:11
20 Something to Talk About Bonnie Raitt 1 3:47
CD 6: Rockin' the Tower!
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Be-Bop-A-Lula Gene Vincent 5 2:37
2 Willie and the Hand Jive The Johnny Otis Show 2:36
3 Twist and Shout The Beatles 2:34
4 Come Together The Beatles 3.9 4:19
5 Up on Cripple Creek The Band 5 4:29
6 Money Pink Floyd 6:08
7 The Joker Steve Miller Band 4.65 4:25
8 Night Moves Bob Seger 5:25
9 The Number of the Beast Iron Maiden 4.5 4:52
10 The Stroke Billy Squier 5 3:41
11 Only the Lonely The Motels 3:16
12 She’s a Beauty The Tubes 3:58
13 What About Love? Heart 3 3:41
14 Rock Me Great White 5:13
15 When the Night Comes Joe Cocker 4:47
16 A Girl Like You The Smithereens 4:10
17 3 Strange Days School of Fish 4:26
18 Hazard Richard Marx 5:16
CD 7: The R&B Legacy: The King to the Hammer
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Straighten Up and Fly Right Nat King Cole 2:27
2 Close Your Eyes The Five Keys 2:20
3 For Your Love Ed Townsend 2:51
4 (You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am Nancy Wilson 2:40
5 Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing Lou Rawls 2:14
6 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy Cannonball Adderley 3:06
7 It Only Takes a Minute Tavares 4:00
8 Boogie Fever The Sylvers 3:28
9 I’ve Got Love on My Mind Natalie Cole 4:20
10 Reaching for the Sky Peabo Bryson 4:56
11 Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste of Honey 7:21
12 Atomic Dog George Clinton 4.25 4:46
13 Tonight, I Celebrate My Love Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack 3:31
14 Let’s Stay Together Tina Turner 5:18
15 Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake) Freddie Jackson 7:12
16 Solid Ashford & Simpson 5:09
17 Falling Melba Moore 4:43
18 Pray MC Hammer 5:13
CD 8: Traditions in Country Music
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often Tex Ritter 2:43
2 With Tears in My Eyes Wesley Tuttle 2:54
3 One Has My Name, The Other Has My Heart Jimmy Wakely 2:46
4 The Wild Side of Life Hank Thompson 2:44
5 A Dear John Letter Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky 2:32
6 I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby The Louvin Brothers 2:08
7 Alone With You Faron Young 1:58
8 Gone Ferlin Husky 2:25
9 Young Love Sonny James 2:30
10 Love’s Gonna Live Here Buck Owens 1:53
11 I’m a Lonesome Fugitive Merle Haggard 2:57
12 Love in the Hot Afternoon Gene Watson 3:22
13 I’m Not Lisa Jessi Colter 3:22
14 Heartbeat in the Darkness Don Williams 3:51
15 Addicted Dan Seals 4:15
16 Strong Enough to Bend Tanya Tucker 2:44
17 Darlene T. Graham Brown 3:20
18 Friends in Low Places Garth Brooks 5 4:17

Credits

CD 1: The Birth of a Dream: Capitol's Early Hits

composer:
Nacio Herb Brown (US songwriter) (track 16)
Hoagy Carmichael (track 13)
Alex Kramer (1944) (track 9)
Johnny Mercer (1944) (track 10)
eden ahbez (composer of "Nature Boy", artist name lowercase by intent) (1947) (track 21)
Floyd Tillman (1949) (track 24)
lyricist:
Arthur Freed (track 16)
Mack David (1944) (track 9)
Johnny Mercer (1944) (track 10)
Joan Whitney (1944) (track 9)
eden ahbez (composer of "Nature Boy", artist name lowercase by intent) (1947) (track 21)
Floyd Tillman (1949) (track 24)
vocals:
June Christy (track 12)
Johnny Mercer (track 9)
writer:
Dave Barbour (track 19)
Doris Fisher (track 12)
Peggy Lee (jazz vocalist) (track 19)
Allan Roberts (track 12)
publisher:
Bourne Co. (not for release label use, this is a music publisher) (track 9)
Capitol Songs Inc. (track 10)
Edwin H. Morris & Company (a division of MPL Communications Inc.) (track 21)
David J. Janowiak d/b/a Golden World (music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) (track 21)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 9)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 10)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 21)
Warner Music Corp. (track 10)
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) (tracks 9, 21)
cover recording of:
Temptation (track 16)
later translated versions:
Luonnon poika (Luonnonlapsi) (track 21)
part of:
Singin' in the Rain (1952 film) (track 16)
recording of:
Candy (track 9)
Dream (track 10)
Nature Boy (track 21)
Slippin' Around (track 24)
Tampico (1945-05-04) (track 12)
referred to in medleys:
Overture (track 16)

CD 2: When AM Was King: 1955-1974

recorded in:
England, United Kingdom (track 14)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1955-09-20) (track 1)
acoustic guitar:
Kenny Edwards (Bryndle/Stone Poneys/Linda Ronstadt) (track 13)
Bernie Leadon (track 13)
Al Viola (track 13)
drums (drum set):
Jimmy Gordon (Drummer (Derek and the Dominos)) (track 13)
bass:
Lyle Ritz (track 13)
harpsichord:
Don Randi (track 13)
composer:
中村八大 (track 5)
Tom Springfield (track 11)
Don Brewer (drummer for Grand Funk Railroad) (track 20)
Eric Carmen (track 16)
Bobbie Gentry (track 12)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track 14)
Mark James (Francis Rodney Zambon, composer of "Suspicious Minds") (track 23)
Michael Nesmith (track 13)
Joe South (track 15)
Merle Travis (track 1)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 8)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 3–4)
conductor:
Jack Fascinato (1955-09-20) (track 1)
engineer:
Peter Abbott (US recording engineer) (track 13)
John Krause (track 13)
Phil McDonald (engineer and producer) (track 14)
Ken Scott (UK record producer & engineer) (track 14)
lead vocals:
“Tennessee” Ernie Ford (1955-09-20) (track 1)
lyricist:
Don Brewer (drummer for Grand Funk Railroad) (track 20)
Eric Carmen (track 16)
Jim Dale (track 11)
永六輔 (track 5)
Bobbie Gentry (track 12)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track 14)
Mark James (Francis Rodney Zambon, composer of "Suspicious Minds") (track 23)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (track 8)
Michael Nesmith (track 13)
Joe South (track 15)
Merle Travis (track 1)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 8)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 3–4)
performer:
Linda Ronstadt (track 13)
The Seekers (Australian pop quartet) (track 11)
producer:
Bengt Palmers (track 23)
Phil Spector (track 14)
Nick Venet (track 13)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track 14)
writer:
Larry Collins (track 19)
Alex Harvey (American country singer of the early 70s) (track 19)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (tracks 7, 10, 21)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (tracks 7, 10, 21)
Dick Sherman (track 22)
Bob Sherman (track 22)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Group (1973) (track 23)
Bacci Bros Records (2010) (track 1)
G.H. Estate Limited (2014) (track 14)
Lucky Vintage (2014) (track 1)
publisher:
Bike Music (track 15)
Brew Music Company (track 20)
Harrisongs Ltd. (track 14)
Irving Music, Inc. (track 8)
Northern Songs Ltd. (tracks 7, 10)
Round Hill Works (track 16)
Screen Gems–EMI Music, Inc. (USA, affiliated with BMI) (track 13)
Sea of Tunes (track 8)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (tracks 7, 21)
Thandewye Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 4)
Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label) (track 8)
Victor Music Arts (track 8)
Warner/Chappell (track 11)
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 16)
Yamaha Music Publishing (– 2017-03-31) (track 8)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (1960) (track 22)
Yamaha Music Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (track 8)
has remixes:
sampled by:
On and On by Girl Talk (track 20)
part of:
日本の歌百選 (track 5)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 454) (track 14)
cover recording of:
Delta Dawn (track 19)
Different Drum (track 13)
You Won’t See Me (track 21)
You’re Sixteen (track 22)
Sixteen Tons (1955-09-20) (track 1)
is the basis for:
Seize tonnes (track 1)
Sie hieß Mary Ann (track 1)
Sukiyaki (by Kenji Hino) (track 5)
later parody versions:
My Sweet Hove (track 14)
Sixteen Tons (Parody) (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Du bist sechzehn (track 22)
Eine Welt ohne Liebe (A World Without Love) (track 10)
Il gioco continua (track 15)
Je veux prendre ta main (I Want to Hold Your Hand) (track 7)
Komm, gib mir deine Hand (I Want to Hold Your Hand) (track 7)
Laakson lilja (track 19)
Marie‐Jeanne (track 12)
Sukiyaka (track 5)
妳我人人知 (track 5)
愛なき世界 (track 10)
抱きしめたい (Japanese version of “I Want to Hold Your Hand”) (track 7)
眉頭不再猛皺 (track 5)
靜心等 (track 1)
later versions:
Bye-bye Cherry (track 8)
Marie Jeanne (French translation) (track 12)
Sukiyaki (track 5)
Toi, le garçon (track 19)
Un monde sans amour (track 10)
recording of:
Games People Play (track 15)
Go All the Way (track 16)
Hooked on a Feeling (track 23)
I Get Around (track 8)
My Sweet Lord (track 14)
Ode to Billie Joe (track 12)
Tom Dooley (track 3)
上を向いて歩こう (1961) (track 5)
Georgy Girl (1966) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
Beatles Medley (Stars on 45) (tracks 7, 14)
Beach Boys Medley (track 8)
version of:
He’s So Fine (track 14)

CD 3: Classic Rock Roots

drums (drum set), electric piano and percussion:
Andrew Gold (track 3)
strings arranger:
Gregory Rose (track 3)
membranophone:
Graham Jarvis (UK session drummer) (track 13)
guitar:
bass:
Kenny Edwards (Bryndle/Stone Poneys/Linda Ronstadt) (track 3)
electric guitar:
Ed Black (track 3)
percussion:
Simon Morton (track 13)
keyboard:
Billy Livsey (track 13)
arranger:
Ron Nevison (track 16)
assistant engineer:
Monday (engineer) (1973-08 – 1973-10) (track 2)
Pete Swettenham (1973-08 – 1973-10) (track 2)
background vocals:
Clydie King (track 3)
Shirley Matthews (Canadian pop singer) (track 3)
Tessa Niles (track 13)
composer:
Clint Ballard, Jr. (track 3)
Rodney Crowell (track 9)
Hank DeVito (track 7)
Thomas Dolby (track 10)
Neil Finn (track 15)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (track 1)
Steve Miller (leader of Steve Miller Band) (tracks 5, 8)
Bob Seger (track 18)
Billy Squier (track 12)
engineer:
Ron Nevison (track 16)
John Hudson (producer, recording and mixing engineer) (track 13)
Val Garay (track 3)
Geoff Emerick (British recording engineer) (1973-08 – 1973-10) (track 2)
lead vocals:
Tina Turner (track 13)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (1973-08 – 1973-10) (track 2)
lyricist:
Clint Ballard, Jr. (track 3)
Rodney Crowell (track 9)
Hank DeVito (track 7)
Thomas Dolby (track 10)
Neil Finn (track 15)
Tim Kerr (songwriter working with Thomas Dolby) (track 10)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (track 1)
Steve Miller (leader of Steve Miller Band) (tracks 5, 8)
Bob Seger (track 18)
Billy Squier (track 12)
mixer:
John Hudson (producer, recording and mixing engineer) (track 13)
Geoff Emerick (British recording engineer) (1973-10) (track 2)
orchestrator:
Tony Visconti (track 2)
Beaux Arts Orchestra (1973-08 – 1973-10) (track 2)
performer:
Denny Laine (1973-08 – 1973-10) (track 2)
Linda McCartney (1973-08 – 1973-10) (track 2)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (1973-08 – 1973-10) (track 2)
producer:
Peter Asher (track 3)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (track 2)
Ron Nevison (track 16)
Phil Spector (track 1)
The Sweet (UK glam rock band) (track 4)
recording engineer:
Val Garay (track 3)
David Hassinger (track 3)
solo electric guitar:
Andrew Gold (track 3)
solo saxophone:
Howie Casey (1973-08 – 1973-10) (track 2)
writer:
Berton Averre (track 6)
Brian Connolly (Scottish, member of Sweet) (track 4)
Bobby Dall (track 17)
C.C. DeVille (track 17)
Douglas Fieger (track 6)
Simon Le Bon (Singer for Duran Duran) (track 11)
Graham Lyle (track 13)
Linda McCartney (track 2)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (track 2)
Bret Michaels (track 17)
Martin Page (track 16)
Robert Palmer (English singer-songwriter) (track 14)
Steve Priest (track 4)
Nick Rhodes (track 11)
Rikki Rockett (track 17)
Andy Scott (Member of Sweet) (track 4)
Bernie Taupin (track 16)
Andy Taylor (of Duran Duran) (tracks 11, 14)
John Taylor (UK bassist for Duran Duran) (tracks 11, 14)
Roger Taylor (Duran Duran drummer) (track 11)
Mick Tucker (drummer for The Sweet) (track 4)
phonographic copyright by:
MPL Communications Inc. (Paul McCartney-related, NYC-based company) (track 2)
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1985) (track 16)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (2004) (track 13)
Capitol Records, LLC (not for release label use!) (2013) (track 3)
publisher:
ATV Music Corp. (track 2)
Beardog Publishing (track 3)
Bungalow Music (track 14)
Coolwell Music (track 9)
Cyanide Publishing (track 17)
EMI Songs (track 15)
Goodsingle Ltd. (track 13)
Hornall Brothers Music Ltd. (limited company) (track 13)
Imagem London Ltd. (track 16)
Maxwood Music Ltd. (track 4)
Rouge Booze, Inc. (track 16)
Sailor Music (tracks 5, 8)
Tritec Music Ltd. (track 14)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–present) (track 13)
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing) (track 17)
Chappell Music (1970) (track 1)
Intersong U.S.A. (1984 –) (track 16)
Little Mole Music (1984 –) (track 16)
Zomba Enterprises, Inc. (1984 – ????) (track 16)
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing) (1984 – ????) (track 16)
mixed at:
recorded at:
Mayfair Studios (England) in London, England, United Kingdom (track 13)
Air Recording Studio No. 1 (located at Oxford Street 1970–1991) in London, England, United Kingdom (1973-08 – 1973-10) (track 2)
EMI Studios Apapa, Lagos (pre-1981 location of EMI Studios Lagos) in Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria (1973-08 – 1973-10) (track 2)
has remixes:
Jet (5.1 mix) by Paul McCartney & Wings (track 2)
mash-ups:
music videos:
Instant Karma ("knitting" version) by John Lennon (track 1)
Instant Karma ("cue card" version) by John Lennon (track 1)
sampled by:
part of:
cover recording of:
Queen of Hearts (track 7)
You’re No Good (1974-06 – 1974-09) (track 3)
later parody versions:
Apostle Me (track 5)
Babylona (track 6)
Barak & Deborah (track 8)
Comme des connards (track 6)
Dash (track 2)
My Bologna (track 6)
These Streams (track 16)
later translated versions:
Abracadabra (track 8)
Fox On The Run (Japanese version) (track 4)
Fuchs geh' voran (track 4)
Olet paha (track 3)
愛到你發狂 (track 6)
later versions:
Alta marea (track 15)
recording of:
Abracadabra (track 8)
Fox on the Run (track 4)
My Sharona (track 6)
Rock Me Tonite (track 12)
Rock’n Me (track 5)
Shame on the Moon (track 9)
Some Like It Hot (track 14)
The Fire Inside (track 18)
The Reflex (track 11)
These Dreams (track 16)
Jet (1973-08 – 1973-10) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Polkas (tracks 11, 13)

CD 4: Memories Are Made of This, Part 1: The 50's and the 60's

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1952-01-17) (track 4)
violin:
Alex Beller (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Harry Bluestone (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Robert Cross (violonist) (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Walter Edelstein (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Ben Gill (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Paul Nero (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Mischa Russell (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Marshall Sosson (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Gerald Vinci (1957-05-20) (track 14)
cello:
Cy Bernard (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Edgar Lustgarten (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Eleanor Slatkin (1957-05-20) (track 14)
reeds:
Buddy Collette (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Harry Klee (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Joe Koch (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Wilbur Schwartz (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Warren Webbe (1957-05-20) (track 14)
trumpet:
Harry “Sweets” Edison (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Conrad Gozzo (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Vito "Mickey" Mangano (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Clarence "Shorty" Sherock (1957-05-20) (track 14)
viola:
Maxine Johnson (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Barbara Simons (1957-05-20) (track 14)
membranophone:
Frank DeVito (american jazz drummer) (1957-05-20) (track 14)
guitar:
Nick Bonney (guitarist) (1957-05-20) (track 14)
bass:
Joe Comfort (1957-05-20) (track 14)
piano:
Bill Miller (pianist) (1957-05-20) (track 14)
bass trombone:
George Roberts (american bass trombone) (1957-05-20) (track 14)
harp:
Kathryn Julye (1957-05-20) (track 14)
trombone:
Dick Noel (trombone) (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Jim Priddy (1957-05-20) (track 14)
Juan Tizol (1957-05-20) (track 14)
composer:
Cy Coleman (track 14)
Sidney Lippman (track 3)
Jay Livingston (track 1)
Marguerite Monnot (track 13)
Johnny Richards (track 8)
Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist) (track 6)
Leon Payne (Country/Rockabilly artist) (track 22)
Cole Porter (composer) (track 12)
Morgan Lewis (1940) (tracks 2, 2)
conductor:
Johnny Green (composer and conductor, often credited as John Green) (track 12)
Hal Mooney (track 4)
Dick Stabile (1953-08-13) (track 6)
lead vocals:
Frank Sinatra (1957-05-20) (track 14)
lyricist:
Jack Brooks (English-American lyricist) (track 6)
Sylvia Dee (track 3)
Ray Evans (track 1)
Carolyn Leigh (tracks 8, 14)
Leon Payne (Country/Rockabilly artist) (track 22)
Cole Porter (composer) (track 12)
Nancy Hamilton (1940) (tracks 2, 2)
orchestra:
Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (1955) (track 11)
producer:
Lee Gillette (tracks 6, 11)
Voyle Gilmore (track 14)
translator:
Jack Lawrence (US songwriter) (track 13)
vocals:
Bing Crosby (track 12)
Grace Kelly (US film actress) (track 12)
Kay Starr (track 4)
Dean Martin (American singer/actor) (1953-08-13) (track 6)
Dean Martin (American singer/actor) (1955) (track 11)
writer:
Bennie Benjamin (track 4)
Inez James (track 5)
Buddy Pepper (track 5)
Larry Russell (Film composer) (track 5)
Joe Sherman (track 19)
Noel Sherman (track 19)
George David Weiss (track 4)
Richard Dehr (1955) (track 11)
Terry Gilkyson (1955) (track 11)
Frank Miller (American singer & songwriter) (1955) (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1953) (track 5)
publisher:
Aria Music Co. (track 3)
Carlin Music Corp. (track 4)
Chappell & Co Ltd. (track 12)
Chappell Music (track 12)
Chappell (company that specialized in library and production music) (tracks 2, 2)
Famous Chappell (tracks 1, 6)
Manuskript (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 5)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (tracks 2, 2, 12)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 12)
Morley Music Corp. (track 14)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (1949–1956) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1953-08-13) (track 6)
cover recording of:
How High the Moon (track 2)
I Love You Because (track 22)
Mona Lisa (track 1)
Wheel of Fortune (1951 song) (1952-01-17) (track 4)
instrumental cover recording of:
The Poor People of Paris (English adaption of "La Goualante du pauvre Jean") (1956-01) (track 13)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
Heimweh (track 11)
Mona Lisa (Tino Rossi version) (track 1)
Mona Lisa (Compagnons de la chanson version) (track 1)
Mona Lisa (track 1)
Premier Matin (track 12)
Roosan tie (track 19)
Son amores (track 6)
Une fille d'enfer (track 14)
Vaya Con Dios (track 5)
Vaya con Dios (Adaptation in Spanish) (track 5)
Vaya con Dios (track 5)
later versions:
That’s Amore (in Swedish) (track 6)
part of:
High Society (stage musical) (track 12)
High Society (1956 film) (track 12)
recording of:
How High the Moon (track 2)
Ramblin’ Rose (track 19)
Too Young (track 3)
Vaya con dios (Original) (track 5)
Young at Heart (track 8)
That’s Amore (1953-08-13) (track 6)
True Love (High Society) (1956-02-02) (track 12)
Witchcraft (1957-05-20) (track 14)
referred to in medleys:
version of:

CD 5: Memories Are Made of This, Part 2: The 60's and Beyond

acoustic guitar:
Stephen Bruton (1991) (track 20)
Bonnie (1991) (track 20)
fiddle:
Buddy Spicher (track 5)
drums (drum set):
Denny Carmassi (track 17)
Curt Bisquera (1991) (track 20)
Ricky Fataar (1991) (track 20)
bass guitar:
Mark Andes (track 17)
James "Hutch" Hutchinson (1991) (track 20)
slide guitar:
Bonnie (1991) (track 20)
guitar:
Pete Wade (track 5)
bass and harpsichord:
Norbert Putnam (track 5)
electric guitar:
Bonnie (1991) (track 20)
brass and strings arranger:
Jim Horn (track 6)
percussion:
Debra Dobkin (1991) (track 20)
steel guitar:
Weldon Myrick (track 5)
keyboard:
Scott Thurston (1991) (track 20)
arranger:
Elliot Mazer (track 5)
Norbert Putnam (track 5)
assistant engineer:
Bryant Arnett (track 20)
Ray Blair (track 20)
Dan Bosworth (track 20)
Charlie Paakkari (track 20)
background vocals:
Sweet Pea Atkinson (1991) (track 20)
Sir Harry Bowens (1991) (track 20)
David Lasley (1991) (track 20)
Bonnie (1991) (track 20)
composer:
Ray Burton (Australian singer/songwriter) (track 6)
中村八大 (tracks 15, 15)
Russ Ballard (track 16)
Shirley Eikhard (track 20)
Randy Goodrum (track 10)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track 3)
Arnold Lanni (track 18)
Joe South (track 4)
Allen Toussaint (track 9)
Gary White (Texas musician and songwriter) (track 5)
Jimmy Webb (US songwriter, composer & singer) (1968) (track 1)
engineer:
Elliot Mazer (track 5)
Ron Nevison (track 17)
Lee Hazin (track 5)
lyricist:
Russ Ballard (track 16)
Shirley Eikhard (track 20)
Randy Goodrum (track 10)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track 3)
Janice Marie Johnson (tracks 15, 15)
Arnold Lanni (track 18)
Helen Reddy (track 6)
Thomas David Richardson (lyricist of Canadian band Skylark’s “Wildflower”) (track 7)
Joe South (track 4)
Allen Toussaint (track 9)
Jimmy Webb (US songwriter, composer & singer) (track 1)
Gary White (Texas musician and songwriter) (track 5)
mixer:
Ed Cherney (track 20)
producer:
Elliot Mazer (track 5)
Ron Nevison (track 17)
Bonnie Raitt (track 20)
Don Was (track 20)
recording engineer:
Ed Cherney (track 20)
vocals:
Bonnie (1991) (track 20)
writer:
Tom Kelly (songwriter) (track 17)
Linda McCartney (track 8)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (track 8)
Billy Steinberg (track 17)
Gilbert Bécaud (1980) (track 14)
Neil Diamond (1980) (track 14)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1987) (track 17)
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1991) (track 20)
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (2005) (track 20)
Capitol Records Nashville (2016) (track 1)
publisher:
Bike Music (track 4)
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 3)
Harrisongs Ltd. (track 3)
Ironside Music (track 10)
MPL Communications Inc. (Paul McCartney-related, NYC-based company) (track 8)
Nettwerk Tunes (track 7)
RCA Music (track 5)
Screen Gems–EMI Music, Inc. (USA, affiliated with BMI) (track 9)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 17)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 10)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 9)
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 10)
Billy Steinberg Music (1983 –) (track 17)
Denise Barry Music (1983 –) (track 17)
mixed at:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 192) (track 1)
arrangements:
You Needed Me (for brass band, Brevik) (track 10)
cover recording of:
Alone (I hear the ticking of the clock… I’m lying here the room’s pitch dark…) (track 17)
Long Long Time (track 5)
Southern Nights (track 9)
Sukiyaki (track 15)
is the basis for:
Alone Again (P. Reign version) (track 17)
Alone Again (Jump Smokers version) (track 17)
later translated versions:
Algo (Lyrics start with "Algo en tu mirar yo vi") (track 3)
Algo (Lyrics start with "Algo va a pasar en mi") (track 3)
Cho riêng đời nhau (Em nghe như đêm êm trôi nhất sâu... trôi qua tim em cùng sầu...) (track 17)
Manchmal (Something) (track 3)
Manchmal (Something) (track 3)
Se jokin (track 3)
サムシング (track 3)
マイ・ラブ (track 8)
マイ・ラブ (櫛田露孤 translation) (track 8)
風のマジック (track 16)
later versions:
medley of:
recording of:
Love on the Rocks (from “The Jazz Singer”) (track 14)
My Love (track 8)
Something (track 3)
Sukiyaki (track 15)
When I'm With You (track 18)
Wichita Lineman (track 1)
Wildflower (track 7)
You Can Do Magic (track 16)
I Am Woman (Helen Reddy song) (1970) (track 6)
You Needed Me (1978) (track 10)
Something to Talk About (1991) (track 20)
referred to in medleys:
The Beatles Concerto: 2nd Movement: Andante espressivo (Here, There and Everywhere / Something) (track 3)
The Music of The Beatles (tracks 3, 3)
version of:
上を向いて歩こう (tracks 15, 15)

CD 6: Rockin' the Tower!

recorded in:
England, United Kingdom (track 4)
acoustic guitar:
Steve Miller (leader of Steve Miller Band) (track 7)
electric bass guitar:
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (track 4)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (track 9)
drums (drum set):
Clive Burr (track 9)
Denny Carmassi (track 13)
Bobby Chouinard (track 10)
John King (drums) (track 7)
drums (drum set) [drums]:
Dickie Harrell (1956-05-04) (track 1)
drums (drum set) and maracas:
Ringo Starr (The Beatles) (track 4)
bass guitar:
Mark Andes (track 13)
slide guitar:
Steve Miller (leader of Steve Miller Band) (track 7)
guitar:
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden guitarist) (track 9)
Adrian Smith (UK guitarist/songwriter, Iron Maiden) (track 9)
Billy Squier (track 10)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Cliff Gallup (1956-05-04) (track 1)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Willie Williams (50s rock guitarist) (1956-05-04) (track 1)
bass:
Gerald Johnson (track 7)
double bass [upright bass]:
Jack Neal (1956-05-04) (track 1)
electric guitar:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track 4)
electric guitar, electric piano and handclaps:
John Lennon (The Beatles) (track 4)
assistant engineer:
Mike Clink (track 13)
Brian Foraker (track 13)
assistant recording engineer:
Garry Rindfuss (track 10)
background vocals:
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (track 4)
Mark Clarke (Rock, UK) (track 10)
Alan St. Jon (track 10)
background vocals and lead vocals:
John Lennon (The Beatles) (track 4)
co-producer:
John Simon (US producer, arranger, composer, songwriter and musician) (track 5)
composer:
Martha Davis (of The Motels) (track 11)
Pat DiNizio (track 16)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (track 9)
Johnny Otis (track 2)
Robbie Robertson (track 5)
Bob Seger (track 8)
Billy Squier (track 10)
Roger Waters (track 6)
engineer:
Martin Birch (track 9)
Ron Nevison (track 13)
guest background vocals:
Grace Slick (track 13)
Mickey Thomas (of Jefferson Starship) (track 13)
lead vocals:
John Lennon (The Beatles) (track 4)
Billy Squier (track 10)
Ann Wilson (track 13)
lead vocals [vocals]:
Steve Miller (leader of Steve Miller Band) (track 7)
lyricist:
Martha Davis (of The Motels) (track 11)
Pat DiNizio (track 16)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (track 9)
Johnny Otis (track 2)
Robbie Robertson (track 5)
Bob Seger (track 8)
Billy Squier (track 10)
Roger Waters (track 6)
producer:
The Band (roots rock band) (track 5)
Martin Birch (track 9)
George Martin (track 4)
Steve Miller (leader of Steve Miller Band) (track 7)
Ron Nevison (track 13)
Billy Squier (track 10)
Mack (German producer Reinhold Mack) (track 10)
recording engineer:
Mack (German producer Reinhold Mack) (track 10)
vocals:
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden vocalist) (track 9)
Gene Vincent (1956-05-04) (track 1)
writer:
Bryan Adams (track 15)
Brian Allen (Canadian guitarist) (track 13)
Sheron Alton (track 13)
Bert Russell (track 3)
Eddie Curtis (songwriter) (track 7)
Ahmet Ertegun (track 7)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 12)
Michael Lardie (track 14)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (track 4)
Steve Lukather (track 12)
Mark Kendall (track 14)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (track 4)
Phil Medley (track 3)
Steve Miller (leader of Steve Miller Band) (track 7)
Alan Niven (track 14)
Jack Russell (Original singer for Great White) (track 14)
Jim Vallance (tracks 13, 15)
Gene Vincent (track 1)
Diane Warren (US songwriter) (track 15)
Fee Waybill (track 12)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, LLC (not for release label use!) (track 7)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1982) (track 9)
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1985) (track 13)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (2009) (track 4)
publisher:
Canaan Music Inc (track 5)
Cotillion Music Inc. (BMI) (track 7)
Jim Rooster Music (track 7)
KPM (music publisher) (track 6)
Maclen Music, Inc. (track 4)
Pathe-Marconi (this is a record company, not an imprint) (track 6)
Sailor Music (track 7)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 4)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (tracks 4, 13)
Testatyme Music (track 13)
Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label) (track 13)
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing) (track 9)
Calypso Toonz (1985 –) (track 13)
Irving Music, Inc. (1985 –) (track 13)
Welbeck Music Corp. (1985 –) (track 13)
Welbeck Music of Canada Corp. (1985 –) (track 13)
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 13)
additionally recorded at:
mixed at:
Battery Studios (London, owned by Zomba group) in London, England, United Kingdom (track 9)
recorded at:
Battery Studios (London, owned by Zomba group) in London, England, United Kingdom (track 9)
Owen Bradley Studio (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1956-05-04) (track 1)
has remixes:
Up on Cripple Creek (studio remix) by The Band (track 5)
mash-ups:
Wow Wow by Neil Cicierega (track 7)
music videos:
What About Love by Heart (track 13)
sampled by:
Angel by Shaggy feat. Rayvon (track 7)
Berzerk by Eminem (track 10)
Come Again by The Kleptones (track 4)
Diese Tage by Kris feat. Dante Thomas (track 7)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 202) (track 4)
cover recording of:
Twist and Shout (track 3)
What About Love (track 13)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
He Spoke (track 10)
Jehovah (track 7)
Twins Came Out (track 3)
later translated parody versions:
Twist n'chat (track 3)
later translated versions:
Be bop a lula (French translation) (track 1)
Come Together (C'est beau Paris) (Come Together) (track 4)
Da Joker (track 7)
Kummts hoid umme (track 4)
Twist im Blut (Twist and Shout) (track 3)
Twist y gritos (track 3)
永遠愛你 (track 13)
later versions:
Twiste et chante (track 3)
recording of:
A Girl Like You (track 16)
Come Together (track 4)
Money (track 6)
Night Moves (track 8)
Only the Lonely (track 11)
Rock Me (track 14)
She’s a Beauty (track 12)
The Joker (track 7)
The Stroke (track 10)
Be‐Bop‐a‐Lula (1956-05-04) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:

CD 7: The R&B Legacy: The King to the Hammer

arranger:
Garry Shider (track 12)
David Spradley (track 12)
David Chong (track 12)
composer:
Michael Masser (track 13)
Paul Laurence (track 15)
lyricist:
Gerry Goffin (track 13)
Paul Laurence (track 15)
producer:
George Clinton (US funk musician) (track 12)
Ted Currier (track 12)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 16)
George Clinton (US funk musician) (track 12)
Nat King Cole (track 1)
Al Green (track 14)
Al Jackson, Jr. (Booker T & The MGs drummer) (track 14)
Perry L. Kibble (track 11)
Dennis Lambert (track 7)
Irving Mills (track 1)
Willie Mitchell (US soul/R&B & funk producer, trumpeter & singer) (track 14)
Brian Potter (US songwriter & producer) (track 7)
Garry Shider (track 12)
Valerie Simpson (track 16)
David Spradley (track 12)
phonographic copyright by:
Dance Plant Records (Cussy Music Publishing) (2012) (track 6)
FHT (2012) (track 6)
publisher:
Al Green Music Inc. (track 14)
EMI Mills Music (ASCAP-affiliated) (track 1)
Irving Music, Inc. (track 14)
Mills Music (track 1)
On Time Music, Inc. (track 11)
sampled by:
2 n the Morning by Ice Cube (track 12)
En Focus by De La Soul (track 12)
Get It Get It by Girl Talk (track 12)
Woof! (explicit) by Snoop Dogg feat. Fiend & Mystikal (track 12)
cover recording of:
recording of:
Atomic Dog (track 12)
Boogie Oogie Oogie (track 11)
Solid (track 16)

CD 8: Traditions in Country Music

recorded in:
Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1956-10-30) (track 9)
background vocals:
Dewayne Blackwell (American songwriter) (track 18)
Earl Lee (track 18)
Pat Alger (track 18)
Bruce Bouton (track 18)
Mike Chapman (Bassist) (track 18)
Rob Hajacos (track 18)
Buddy Mondlock (track 18)
Steve Morley (track 18)
Jim Rooney (folk musician, later producer/engineer) (track 18)
Charley Stefl (track 18)
Bobby Wood (American pianist, keyboard player and songwriter) (track 18)
Gordon Stoker (1956-10-30) (track 9)
composer:
Dewayne Blackwell (American songwriter) (track 18)
Earl Lee (track 18)
Smokey Rogers (track 8)
lead vocals:
Sonny James (1956-10-30) (track 9)
lyricist:
Smokey Rogers (track 8)
performer:
Jean Shepard (American honky tonk singer-songwriter) (track 5)
writer:
Billy Barton (country music/ rockabilly) (track 5)
Hal Blair (track 3)
Jenny Lou Carson (track 1)
Ric Cartey (1950s/'60s Rockabilly aritst) (track 9)
Beth Nielsen Chapman (American singer and songwriter) (track 16)
Eddie Dean (Country artist) (track 3)
Carole Joyner (track 9)
Don Schlitz (track 16)
Lewis Tally (track 5)
publisher:
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 9)
part of:
cover recording of:
Young Love (1956-10-30) (track 9)
later parody versions:
Bends to Low Places (track 18)
later translated versions:
Dear John (track 5)
recording of:
A Dear John Letter (track 5)
Gone (track 8)