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The London American Story 1960 Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (10 Jan 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: One Day Music
  • ASIN: B004IA2V0K
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,850 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. I Wanna Be LovedRicky Nelson 2:46£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Hallelujah I Love Her SoEddie Cochran 2:21£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Where Or WhenDion & The Belmonts 2:38£0.69  Buy MP3 
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Listen11. ClementineJan & Dean 1:56£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Let It RockChuck Berry 1:48£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Beatnik FlyJohnny and the Hurricanes 2:10£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. This Magic MomentThe Drifters 2:31£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Money, That's What I WantBarrett Strong 2:37£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Let The Little Girl DanceBilly Bland 2:20£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Earth AngelJohnny Tillotson 2:58£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. ShazamDuane Eddy 2:10£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Lonely WeekendsCharlie Rich 2:09£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Three Steps To HeavenEddie Cochran 2:22£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Paper RosesAnita Bryant 2:52£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Baby Baby Bye ByeJerry Lee Lewis 1:58£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Down YonderJohnny and the Hurricanes 2:06£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Alley-OopThe Hollywood Argyles 2:44£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Only The LonelyRoy Orbison 2:27£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Mister LonelyThe Videls 2:40£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Look For A StarGarry Miles 2:25£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. When Will I Be LovedThe Everly Brothers 2:02£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Bye Bye JohnnyChuck Berry 2:06£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dor BikiniBrian Hyland 2:24£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Because They're YoungDuane Eddy 2:02£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Walking To New OrleansFats Domino 2:00£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Mission BellDonnie Brooks 2:22£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Dreamin'Johnny Burnette 2:19£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen35. My BabeLittle Walter 2:42£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Devil Or AngelBobby Vee 2:20£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Hot Rod LincolnJohnny Bond 2:47£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Rocking GooseJohnny and the Hurricanes 1:50£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Mr CusterLarry Verne 3:05£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Sweetie PieEddie Cochran 2:10£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Save The Last Dance For MeThe Drifters 2:28£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Shortnin' BreadPaul Chaplain and His Emeralds 1:56£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Let The Good Times RollShirley & Lee 2:23£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen44. You Talk Too MuchFrankie Ford 2:34£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen45. RaunchyErnie Fields & His Orchestra 2:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen46. Poetry In MotionJohnny Tillotson 2:34£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen47. PerfidiaThe Ventures 2:05£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen48. My Girl JosephineFats Domino 2:05£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen49. You're SixteenJohnny Burnette 2:40£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Corrine CorrinaRay Peterson 1:58£0.69  Buy MP3 

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In 1960 a distinctive silver and black label framed in a vertically striped blue cutout sleeve became a must-have for anyone interested in the burgeoning US scene and the trademark of quality known and valued by all discerning listeners. This was the London American record label. This 2CD set includes some of the finest moments from that year's releases with contributions from Brian Hyland, The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and Eddie Cochran.

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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By chris.clark on 13 April 2011
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Overall, I really liked this set. The track selection is imaginative with a good mix of big hits, smaller hits and rarities. As with all these "out of copyright" releases you have to accept that they are not usually sourced from the original master tapes but only "Where Or When" by Dion and the Belmonts betrays its vinyl origins.

I do have a couple of niggles... let's face it I wouldn't be the miserable old curmudgeon that I am if I didn't have a couple of niggles!

This is supposed to be tracks released on the London American record label in 1960 but two of the tracks are not. "Hot Rod Lincoln" by Johnny Bond was not released in this country because of the problems of advertising (it mentions Lincolns, Cadillacs etc) so Mr Bond re-recorded the song for the UK market as "Hot Road Jalopy". This CD has the original US version.

Second niggle? Shirley & Lee's "Let The Good Times Roll" is the original 1956 Aladdin version not the 1960 Warwick re-recording that was released on London.

As I said, only little niggles and - to be fair - the versions used are superior to the ones that should have been included (IMHO).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 5 Nov 2014
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Another gem in the 'London/American' Music-Series well worth a glance, as mentioned before there are
one or two flip-sides included within the track-listings.
These were truly the songs we were buying back then, the American-Artists were very much a part of the
chart-scene in 1960, though it's perhaps fair to say the series is missing one or two obvious omissions
such as 'The King' quibbles aside there really is a hat-full of great memories to be found on-board.
I'll highlight a few from each of the two discs to give an indication as to what can be found on the play-list
....on disc one........'Eddie Cochran' --'Hallelujah I Love Her So'........'The Everly Brothers' --'Let it be Me'
....'Duane Eddy' --'Movin' 'a' Groovin'........'Jan and Dean' --'Clementine'........'Billy Bland' --'Let the Little
Girl Dance'.......'Eddie Cochran' --'Three Steps To Heaven'........'The Hollywood Argyles' --'Alley-Oop'.....
and........'Roy Orbison' --'Only The Lonely'........just a few tracks of the tracks that may trigger a memory or
two for many........on disc two........'Gary Miles' --'Look For A Star'........'Duane Eddy' --'Because They're
Young'........''Johnny Burnette' --'Dreamin'........'Johnny and the Hurricanes' --'Rocking Goose' (one of the
first records i ever bought)........'The Drifters' --'Save The Last Dance For Me'........and.......'The Venturers'
--'Parfidia'.......again just a few of the great sounds of 1960 to be found on disc two...............i have quite
simply just pinpointed half a dozen or so of the tracks that can be found on-board disc two.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dangerous Dave TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Nov 2011
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There are some who'd say rock'n'roll was dead by the end of the `50's but this still remains a pretty strong set right through. However very little "traditional" rock'n'roll was charting. The trio of original rockers, Domino, Berry and Lee Lewis were still producing strong material as can be heard in this set but little of it was seeing chart action - the stone classic "Walkin` to New Orleans" only got to 19 in the UK but did reach 6 in the US. Eddie Cochran seemed to be moving on from basic rock to both more poppy and also more complex material but he was another to leave us, in the month of April and on the A4 near Chippenham, Wilts.

I asked in my review for the `59 set, was another big name to emerge? I didn't answer the question but judged by the admittedly limited, evidence of that set, the answer was no. But in 1960 one did. About half way down the track listing you'll see "Only the Lonely" from the other guy with glasses, and black ones this time. I don't think I appreciated quite how sensational Roy Orbison was at the time but it's certainly crept up on me over the years.

Another "biggie" appears in this set and that's Charlie Rich though Charlie is one I feel, who never quite realised his potential even in his relatively successful years. Still he left us plenty of great music.

Elsewhere in the set we get some good instrumentals from Duane Eddy (don't know if they used the right versions), Johnny & the Hurricanes (who did appear in `59) and the Ventures (would we have had surf without them?). We get a touch of R&B cum soul from Shirley & Lee with "Let the Good Times Roll". We get the second coming of Johnny Burnette, this time as a fairly tough pop star rather than a rockabilly pioneer. We even get some Chicago R&B in "My Babe".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thbrookes on 24 April 2013
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as in others i have bought this is fantastic and remind me of how great the music of the sixty' was and still is enjoy listern when beat and music was king
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Brian S. Adsett on 30 Oct 2012
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From the past some great songs. The early rock & roll was dominated by the London American label & this set shows why. Every single track enjoyable & great to remember those wonderful days of yester year.
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