'Rock Around The Hits' features forty-eight classic rockin' and ballad performances which were recorded for various television broadcasts and promotional purposes during the music's heyday period from the mid-Fifties to early Sixties. Virtually every track in this collection was a chart hit and as well as the major hits from the well-known names it includes rare performances from some of rock 'n' roll's highly-influential lesser acts. The list of performers reads like a veritable Who's Who of Rock 'n' Roll and embraces the music's many and diverse music styles. These range from the rocking R&B sounds of Joe Turner, Bo Diddley and Lavern Baker to the distinctive New Orleans sound of Fats Domino, from Doo Wop and harmony groups such as The Dell-Vikings and The Platters to teen idols such as Bobby Vee, Fabian and Bobby Darin. As well as such stars of the legendary Sun label as Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins it includes rockin' country from Johnny Cash and The Everly Brothers. An added audio bonus of the set is the accompanying CD containing another twenty-eight Rock 'n' Roll chart hits. All original hit recordings, they perfectly complement the DVD material. A Rock 'n' Roll package which will delight old and new fans alike.
La nascita del rock'n'roll data 1954 con la prima uscita di "Rock Around The Clock" di Bill Haley, il cui immediato successo internazionale avrebbe cambiato per sempre la storia della musica popolare. Questo eccezionale documetario include ben 48 performances dal vivo registrate per trasmissioni televisive o filmati promozionali dai maggiori artisti rock'n'roll di sempre, diventati vere e proprie icone della musica. Imperdibile anche nella sezione extras The Dawn of Rock'n'Roll: 14 tracks jump and jive degli anni Quaranta e primi Cinquanta che preannunciavano l'imminente arrivo della rivoluzione RandR.