Great British Rock 'n' Roll Instrumentals - Just About As Good As It Gets!
 
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Great British Rock 'n' Roll Instrumentals - Just About As Good As It Gets!

24 Feb 2010

10.98 (VAT included if applicable)
  Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
1
Golden Mile The Sleepwalkers
2:15
2
Lonely Guitar Bert Weedon
2:08
3
Bongo Blues The Shadows
1:46
4
Canine Stomp Johnny Parker'S Washboard Band
2:34
5
Raunchy Ken Mackintosh
2:17
6
Big Guitar Johnny (The Gash) Gray
2:32
7
Driftin' The Drifters
2:33
8
Some Kind-a Earthquake Bud Ashton
1:50
9
Bongo Rock The Jetstreams
2:03
10
Five Finger Boogie Winifred Atwell
2:10
11
House Rent Stomp Ken Colyer's Skiffle Group
2:17
12
Honky Tonk Bert Weedon, George Chisholm with the Bluenotes
2:49
13
Peter Gunn Keith Bird & the Birdies
2:05
14
Mojo Ken Mackintosh
2:26
15
Clap Trap The Vampires
2:19
16
Jet Black The Drifters
2:28
17
Cannonball Ernie Shear, The Lew Randall Band
2:04
18
Vine Street Boogie Winifred Atwell
1:50
19
Guitar Boogie Shuffle Bert Weedon
2:15
20
Sleepwalk The Sleepwalkers
2:16
21
Chinchilla The Drifters
1:57
22
Up There Johnny Parker'S Washboard Band
2:26
23
Big Beat Boogie Bert Weedon
1:55
24
Boogie Woogie Stomp The Saints Jazz Band
4:08
25
Wow Ozzie Warlock & The Wizards
1:48
26
D.R. Rock Bert Weedon, George Chisholm with the Bluenotes
2:14
27
Bouncing Around (feat. Ken Sykora) The Bob Cort Skiffle
3:20
28
Got A Match Wee Willie Harris
2:45
29
40 Miles of Bad Road Bud Ashton
2:08
30
Reveille Rock Steve Stannard & His Sextet
1:57
31
Nashville Boogie Bert Weedon
2:18
32
Juke Box Fury Ozzie Warlock & The Wizards
2:03
33
Rebel Rouser The John Barry Seven
1:54
Disc 2
1
Mab Mab The John Barry Seven
1:59
2
Riverside Rock Don Lang & His Frantic Five
3:34
3
Squatty Ken Mackintosh
2:12
4
Hold That Thing Johnny Parker's Barrelhouse Group
2:50
5
Crazy Fingers Herbert Seiter with His Rhythm Group
4:15
6
Applejack The Rock 'n' Rollers
2:29
7
Art's Theme Art Baxter & His Rock 'n' Roll Sinners
2:51
8
Tequila Don Lang & His Frantic Five
2:22
9
Weekend Red Price
2:28
10
Skinnie Minnie Stan Greig's Jazz Band
2:26
11
Bearcat Crawl Chris Barber's Jazz Band
2:16
12
Society Rock Victor Silvester & His Rock 'n' Roll Rhythm
2:20
13
Mr. Freddy Blues Johnny Parker's Barrelhouse Four
2:25
14
Little John The John Barry Seven
1:41
15
The Swivel Ken Mackintosh
2:26
16
Spike's Rock Ray Sendit & His Rockey Team
2:33
17
Son of Honky Tonk The Ted Taylor Four
2:36
18
The Climb Don Lang & His Frantic Five
4:03
19
Rockin' Rhythm Roll Victor Silvester & His Rock 'n' Roll Rhythm
2:30
20
Rex Rocks Tony Crombie & His Rockets
2:42
21
Bax to the Wall Art Baxter & His Rock 'n' Roll Sinners
2:51
22
No. 69 Johnny Parker'S Washboard Band
3:32
23
Eccentric Boogie Herbert Seiter with His Rhythm Group
3:55
24
Hand Jive Boogie Don Lang & His Frantic Five
3:44
25
Sound Barrier Boogie Thunderclap Jones
2:45
26
Strip the Camshaft The Ray Ellington Quartet
2:41
27
The Golden Striker Jack Parnell
2:25
28
Hoots Mon Lord Rockingham's XI
2:13


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 Feb 2010
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Smith & Co.
  • Copyright: (c) 2010 Smith & Co
  • Total Length: 2:32:54
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  • ASIN: B003ACUYWO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,864 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ...exactly what it says on the tin... 18 Jan 2010
By Mr. H TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This splendid 2CD set does exactly what they say on the tin. "Great British Rock 'n' Roll Instrumentals Vol.1" rounds up 61 (that's sixty one!) Great British Rock 'n' Roll instrumentals, covering the period 1949 - 1959. Of course, that means that some of the tunes aren't, strictly speaking, rock 'n' roll, but that's a minor quibble on what is a fantastic collection.

Granted, the odd bit of utter rubbish creeps in, but there are so many tunes here that are impossible to track down, that you can forget the odd bit of fluff from Ray Sendit & His Rockey Team. It rounds up most of the big names you'd want and expect to hear, including the Shadows and Bert Weedon, but it's when you hear an unexpected gem like Winifred Atwell's 'Five Finger Boogie' or Don Lang & His Frantic Five's 'Hand Jive Boogie' that the enjoyment level just soars. You shouldn't think twice about buying this, especially at mid-price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Instrumental lover's delight 1 May 2011
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent collection, including tracks by the Shadows before they were the Shadows. Not many hits among the tracks, but plenty of nostalgia. Great to see some covers from the old Embassy label (which used to be sold through Woolworths). This is a must have for lovers of fifties rock n roll instrumentals. Informative cover notes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When instrumental music was Ace 19 May 2010
Format:Audio CD
Back in the old days 1950's and 1960's when any record was listened to with great joy and the pop business was in its infancy many a single was released with an instrumental reverse side. I bought this selection with the second series and at this price and for the quantity of tracks included its a great bargain to add to your collection. If you are a serious music collector you should not miss this opportunity many tracks included i have never owned previously and just imagine how much it would cost at seven shillings a pair.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 15 Feb 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There's a great deal of extraordinarily good stuff here, including some piano boogie woogie, and some not so good covers of American hits as well.
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