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American Heartbeat 1958 [Double CD]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (11 Feb 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: One Day Music
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,336 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Rave On - Buddy Holly - Buddy Holly
2. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
3. Twilight Time - The Platters - The Platters
4. Chantilly Lace - Big Bopper - Big Bopper
5. All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers - The Everly Brothers
6. Tequila - The Champs - The Champs
7. Splish Splash - Bobby Darin - Bobby Darin
8. It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty - Conway Twitty
9. A Wonderful Time up There - Pat Boone - Pat Boone
10. When - Kalin Twins - Kalin Twins
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Disc: 2
1. Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry - Chuck Berry
2. At The Hop - Danny & The Juniors - Danny & The Juniors
3. Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day - Bobby Day
4. Don't - Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
5. Yakety Yak - The Coasters - The Coasters
6. To Know Him Is To Love Him - The Teddy Bears - The Teddy Bears
7. Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu - Domenico Modugno - Domenico Modugno
8. Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy - Duane Eddy
9. Tom Dooley - Kingston Trio - Kingston Trio
10. Book of Love - The Monotones - The Monotones
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Rock'n'roll was born in the United States - and 1958 was the year it was exported to the rest of the world. Buddy Holly, who kicks off our first disc with 'Rave On', hit British shores in March with the force of a musical hurricane. Following closely behind him were the like of The Chordettes, Bobby Day, The Everly Brothers and Connie Francis, all included here on this 2 disc compilation.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Another good year... 11 Feb 2014

American Heartbeat, 1958

This addition to the popular One Day Music series brings a further 50 tracks for your nostalgic entertainment. The liner notes are by Brian Parks who has provided many such resumes for the label. Attractive and colourful sleeve and illustrated inner liners with 1950s imagery. As with many 1950s compilations you are on the musical cusp of a decade. You will hear many of the well known performers of the earlier years along with new sounds. The running times are CD1: 61.25 & CD2: 63.31.

Here are some of the artists featured...

Bobby Freeman (born June 13, 1940) is an African-American soul singer and songwriter from San Francisco, California. He is best known for his two Top Ten hits, the first in 1958 on Josie Records called "Do You Want To Dance?" and the second in 1964 for Autumn Records label, "C'mon and Swim". At age 17, he scored a hit with "Do You Want To Dance?" and appeared on the pop charts with various follow-ups through 1961. In 1964, he was back in the Top Ten with the dance-craze hit "C'mon and Swim", which reached Number 5.

Ross Bagdasarian (David Seville) was born in Fresno, California on January 27, 1919. He started writing songs at an early age. In 1951, he and his cousin William Saroyan, wrote a number one hit for Rosemary Clooney titled "Come On-A My House". On his 1958 recording "Witch Doctor" [55132], it was the first time he employed sped-up vocals. He would record his voice at 1/2 speed, and play it back at normal speed.

The Champs were an American rock and roll band, most famous for their Latin-tinged instrumental "Tequila".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars American Heartbeat Series 19 Mar 2014
By D. Hill
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Excellent and enjoyable CD, the recordings are excellent and at a super price. So if you were around in the 50/60's you are going to love these recordings!
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'THIS IS WHAT 'MEMORIES' ARE MADE OF' 13 Feb 2014
By rbmusicman TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I guess '1958' would be around the time when I began to sit-up and take notice
of the music of the day.
'Rock'n'Roll' was still in it's infancy, 'Pop' was beginning to share the limelight also,
and there was still room on the music-scene for many of the pre-rock explosion artist
to continue chart presence.
'American' artists, many of whom are on board this release, perhaps, more than had
their share of the U.K chart positions, of course many British artists were also breaking
onto the Rock/Pop scene back then.
'Novelty' songs were also popular during the late 50's and early 60's, there are one
or two 'gems' included on this 2-CD compilation including....'Witch Doctor' 'The Purple
People Eater' and 'Beep Beep'' among them.
There are, as is often the case, one or two 'B-sides' on board.
I'd like to highlight a few of the great memories from each of the two discs, just to give
a flavour ...............disc one.........'Buddy Holly' --'Rave On'....'The Big Bopper' --'Chantily
Lace' (of course both 'Buddy' and 'The Big Bopper' along with 'Richie Valens' and the
pilot died the following year in a plane-crash) ...'Ricky Nelson' --'Poor Little Fool' ...
''The McGuire Sisters' --'Sugartime'....'Laurie London' --'He's Got the Whole World in his
'Hands'....'Conway Twitty' --'I'ts Only Make Believe' (I remember regularly visiting a local
café with a shilling in my pocket to play this one over and over back then (from memory
I think we used to be able to play three songs on the juke-box)....and....'Jerry Lee Lewis'
'Great Balls of Fire'........just a few of the magical memories on disc one....on disc two....
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3.0 out of 5 stars American cd 17 Feb 2014
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The item arrived on stated time, we'll packed. I would recommend to family and friends but it would depend
On their choice in this type of music.
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