on 1 December 2011
This was a few years before my record buying began. A lot of these tracks I was not familiar with. I bought this one because I have all the others in the series. Another great collection - although a lot of new ones on me - but certainly not disappointed, and have to mention the excellent sleeve notes on all these CDs.
I like some of the music today, but you can't beat these old classics. And this CD would have guarnteed appeal for anyone like myself who still loves the music from this era.
Teddy Boys, boot-lace ties, velvet collars, winkle-pickers, coffee bars, juke boxes, beehive hairdos, record players, local dance halls. Black and White TV: and the late 50's early 60's music shows -Oh Boy, Juke Box Jury, Six Five Special, Thank Your Lucky Stars.
First it was skiffle, then rock and roll, fond memories.
If you like the music from those early years, you will probably like the collection of songs on this CD . The big hits from these years have all been out for ages on many other compilations, but this is a collection of lesser known tracks. Some you may never have heard of, but still a good interesting collection from 1958 and the roots of Rock and Roll.
Yet another great entry into the 'London American' series from 'Ace'. As usual a fantastic booklet and great sound quality throughout. There are some great rock and roll tracks on this edition, mixed in with some doo wop, instrumentals, novelty and MOR tracks (something for everyone). A couple of good covers in 'Get a job' by the Mills Brothers and 'It's only make believe' by Jimmy Starr. My two favourite tracks are 'Margaret' by the Royal Holidays and the track which in my opinion is worth the price of the cd alone 'The Secret' by the Gainors - featuring the wonderful voice of a young Garnet Mimms (its simply beautiful). Overall a great mixed bag, you won't like em' all (sorry Pat Boone) but the there are some truly great tracks here.