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on 21 December 2013
I don't know who does their mastering, however, like a lot of One Day's releases, a number of these tracks sound strangely muddy and lacking in crispness. Very odd, as many of the songs are commonly available on other CDs in pristine sound. Leroy Van Dyke's "AUCTIONEER' and Dodie Steven's "PINK SHOELACES' are not the 50s hit versions, but later 60s stereo remakes which both artists did later in their careers. (The originals were mono-only recordings). The old adage "You get what you pay for" certainly applies here. On the plus side, if you're not fussed about sound quality, there are some rarities here at a low price, including Roy Tann's 1957 rocker 'Hot Rod Queen' and Don & His Roses "Leave Those Cats Alone".
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Chills And Fever

THE DOT RECORDS STORY

1955-1962

75 ORIGINAL RECORDINGS
DIGITALLY REMASTERED ON 3 CDs

These sets really are a steal at this price.

Why are these releases so reasonably priced I hear you ask?

The simple reason that these sets are as cheap as chips is that the tracks are public domain.

That means the rights to the music has gone and any old Dick or Harry can release them.

The bad news for the previous rights holders' means good news for us, the buyers for if the price is too high we will not buy.
So the sets are at a more than reasonable price.
Next year the law changes to fall in line with the Americans and the 50 year rule will be finished but that will apply only to stuff released after 1963.
(Thanks to AJ Taylor for putting me right)

But Amazon have scrunched up all the tracks making it hard for people to read which tracks let alone which artist is on so I've spaced them out making it easier to read.

CD1

1. Chills & Fever ~ Ronnie Love
2. Girl Next Door ~ Max K. Lipscomb
3. From A Jack To A King ~ Ned Miller
4. The Auctioneer ~ Leroy Van Dyke
5. Where Have You Been (All My Life) ~Arthur Alexander
6. I Fall To Pieces ~ Dodie Stevens
7. Nut Rocker ~ Jack `B Nimble' & The Quicks
8. Eddie My Love ~ The Fontane Sisters
9. Johnny Will ~ Pat Boone
10. Dark Moon ~ Bonnie Guitar
11. Step It Up And Go ~ Mac Wiseman
12. Dance Only With Me ~ Robert Knight
13. Trouble ~ Jackie Dee
14. The Gypsy Song ~ Tommy Boyce
15. Scratchin' ~ Jerry Neal
16. Young Love ~ Tab Hunter
17. Leave Those Cats Alone ~ Don & His Roses
18. The Green Door ~ Jim Lowe
19. The Feminine Touch ~ Dorsey Burnette
20. Let's Go Trippin' ~ Milt Rogers & His Orchestra
21. Only You (And You Alone) ~ The Hilltoppers
22. When You Dance ~ The Paramounts
23. Flip Flop And Bop ~ Johnny Maddox
24. Where Is The Boy Tonight ~The Charmaines
25. Whispering Bells ~ The Del-Vikings

CD2

1. Come Go With Me ~ The Del-Vikings
2. Walkin' ~ Red Williams
3. The Fool ~ Sanford Clark
4. Pink Shoelaces ~ Dodie Stevens
5. Love Me Do ~ Joey Costa
6. Speedy Gonzales ~ Pat Boone
7. Deck Of Cards ~ Wink Martindale
8. Why Do You Have To Go ~The Paramounts
9. I Hear You Knocking ~ Gale Storm
10. Wheels ~ Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra
11. Susie Darlin' ~ Robin Luke
12. Gas Money ~ Jan & Arnie
13. Johnny, Johnny, Johnny ~Kay Cee Jones
14. Anna ~ Arthur Alexander
15. At The Hop ~ Nick Todd
16. Rainin' In My Heart ~Dorsey Burnette
17. It's All Over ~ Niki Sullivan
18. Nobody But You ~ Mamie Van Doren
19. Ape Call ~ Nervous Norvus
20. Confidential ~ Sonny Knight
21. Rock Love ~ The Fontane Sisters
22. Art Of Making Love ~ Floyd Robinson
23. Stampede ~ The Scarlets
24. Hot Rod Queen ~ Roy Tann
25. The Wayward Wind ~ The Centennials

CD3

1. You Better Move On ~ Arthur Alexander
2. Sock Hop ~ Carol Jarvis
3. Yes, I'm Lonesome Tonight ~Dodie Stevens
4. Maybellene ~ Jim Lowe
5. Do The Bop ~ The Hilltoppers
6. Ballroom Baby ~ Dick Lory
7. Moody River ~ Pat Boone
8. I Hear Bells (Wedding Bells) ~The Del-Vikings
9. Boy Friend ~ The Dynels
10. Free Me ~ Robert Knight
11. Strollin' Blues ~ Robin Luke
12. Hello There Rockin' Chair ~Sid King & The Five Strings
13. Riding On A Train ~ The Commodores
14. Ninety-Nine Ways ~ Tab Hunter
15. A Cheat ~ Sanford Clark
16. Boogie Woogie Bill ~ Billy Joe Tucker
17. A Teenage Prayer ~ Gale Storm
18. Ton Of Bricks ~ Sam Butera
19. A Country Boy In The Army ~ Dorsey Burnette
20. I Like This Kind Of Music ~ Jimmy Ringo
21. You Cheated ~ The Shields
22. I Wanna Boogie ~ Jimmy Anderson
23. White Bobby Socks ~ Wally Lewis
24. Plaid And Calico ~ Johnny Horton
25. Don't Worry ~ Tony Marti
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on 1 May 2015
One of the most renowned American labels of all-time, Dot took the Rock N' Roll by storm. Unlike some other reviews I've read, you won't find a more complete compilation of Dot releases. Some other Dot compilations concentrate on only one genre, while ONE DAY brings it all, Doo-Wop, Rockabilly....etc.

The title track gets you going "Chills & Fever," way ahead of its time in 1961. You get the likes of Pat Boone, Tab Hunter, Jim Lowe, Dorsey Burnette, Dodie Stevens and Gale Storm. Dot offers great early Soul in Arthur Alexander and masterful Doo-Wop in the Del-Vikings (the very first interracial act). Rockabilly highlight in Sanford Clark's '56 "The Fool."

There is a track that has always been a favourite of mine; check out Sonny Knight "Confidential."
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on 21 October 2014
Another of the on going label series from One Day Music. An eclectic collection with a few well known tracks and artists and number of covers this is a collection that is worthy of attention if you are in to the music of the 50s and early sixties. A number of the tracks never made it to this side of the Atlantic and make this collection interesting.

If you are into this kind of music it's worth a listen or two.
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on 19 March 2015
Excellent CD
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on 9 March 2015
excellent
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on 29 July 2015
Exellent
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on 10 January 2015
Great !!
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on 30 January 2014
If you are a lover of nostalga and love listening to the old records, this set includes them as well as many good tracks that were not as popular.
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on 17 July 2014
A very good collection of oldies, which is good to reminisce with. Good value for money.
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