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5.0 out of 5 stars Stirring Stuff!, 1 May 2006
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Eddie Cochran died when his taxi crashed in Wiltshire in 1960 while he was touring the UK. Gene Vincent survived the crash.

This CD includes 20 of his songs released between 1957 and as late as 1963.

He first came to public notice with Twenty Flight Rock, which was featured in the film 'The Girl Can't Help It' with Jayne Mansfield and Little Richard. His first hit was Sittin' in the Balcony, but his most popular recordings were probably Summertime Blues and C'mon Everybody, which Cochran co-wrote and which also demonstrated his considerable skill with the guitar .

My personal favourite is the stirring My Way, released after his death - which bears absolutely no similarity to the Frank Sinatra anthem of the same name.

The only dud track is the maudlin Three Stars, a tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Big Bopper, best ignored for its sickly sentimentality and total lack of any of the qualities which made Eddie Cochran popular during his all too brief career.

Apart from that, this is a great collection which leaves the listener looking for more of the same...
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