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We're Gonna Rock: We're Gonna Roll (4CD) Box set

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  • Audio CD (31 Oct. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Delko Music Ltd
  • ASIN: B000BO5LYK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 304,782 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Arthur Crudup - That’s All Right
  2. Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
  3. T-Bone Walker - Party Girl
  4. Johnny Ace - Pledging My Love
  5. Wynonie Harris - Good Rockin’ Tonight
  6. Little Junior’s Blue Flames - Mystery Train
  7. Cecil Gant - We’re Gonna Rock
  8. Wild Bill Moore - Rock And Roll
  9. Roy Brown - Rockin’ At Midnight
  10. Jimmy Preston - Rock The Joint
  11. Big Joe Turner - Shake Rattle & Roll
  12. Laverne Ray - Rock And Roll
  13. Tiny Grimes Feat Screaming Jay Hawkins - Why Do You Waste My Time
  14. John Lee Hooker - Shake Holler & Run
  15. Jack (The Bear) Parker - I Need You I Want You
  16. T-Bone Walker - Teenage Baby
  17. Piano Red - Rockin’ With Red
  18. Tiny Bradshaw - Train Kept A-Rollin’
  19. Ray Charles - I Got A Woman
  20. Billy Wright - Hey Little Girl
  21. Amos Milburn - Let’s Rock A While
  22. Dolly Cooper -I Wanna Know (What Cha Doin’ Down There)
  23. Fats Domino - The Fat Man
  24. Smiley Lewis - Bee’s Boogie
  25. Lloyd Price - Lawdy Miss Clawdy
  26. Stick Mcgee - Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
  27. Dave Bartholomew - Country Girl
  28. Paul Williams - The Hucklebuck
  29. Wild Bill Moore - We’re Gonna Rock We’re Gonna Roll

Disc: 2

  1. The Dominoes - 60 Minute Man
  2. The Clovers - Ting A Ling
  3. The Cadillacs - Gloria
  4. The Orioles - Hold Me! Squeeze Me!
  5. The Jewels - Hearts Of Stone
  6. The Five Keys - Mama (Your Daughter Told A Lie On Me)
  7. The Rainbows - Mary Lee
  8. The Du-Droppers - Can’t Do Sixty No More
  9. The Dundees - Never
  10. The Ravens - Rock Me All Night Long
  11. The Drifters - Such A Night
  12. The Rivileers - A Thousand Stars
  13. The Five Keys - Ling Ting Tong
  14. The Penguins - Earth Angel
  15. The Clovers - One Mint Julep
  16. The Teardrops - Ooh Baby
  17. The Drifters - Honey Love
  18. Bobby Lester & The Moonlighters - Shoo Doo Be Doo
  19. The Crows - No Help Wanted
  20. The Clovers - Fool Fool Fool
  21. The Eagles - Trying To Get To You
  22. The El Dorados - My Loving Baby
  23. The Spaniels - Bounce
  24. The Midnighters - Sexy Ways
  25. The Du-Droppers - Boot ‘Em Up
  26. The Drifters - Bip Bam
  27. The Swallows - Roll Roll Pretty Baby
  28. The Cardinals - She Rocks
  29. The Clovers - Lovey Dovey

Disc: 3

  1. Hank Williams - Move It On Ove
  2. Hank Snow - I’m Movin’ On
  3. Hardrock Gunter - Birmingham Bounce
  4. Red Foley - Tennessee Saturday Night
  5. Johnny Horton - Tennessee Jive
  6. Curtis Gordon - Rompin’ & Stompin’
  7. Charlie Adams - Tt Boogie
  8. Chuck Murphy - Blue Ribbon Boogie
  9. Jack Guthrie - Oakie Boogie
  10. Jimmy Swan - Juke Joint Mama
  11. Arkie Shibley - Hot Rod Race
  12. Jimmy Dolan - Hot Rod Mama
  13. The Carlisles - Too Old To Cut The Mustard
  14. Wayne Raney - I Ain’t Nothin’ But A Tom Cat’s Kitten
  15. Johnnie Lee Wills - The Band’s A-Rockin’
  16. Porky Freeman - Slick Chick Boogie
  17. Bill Monroe - White House Blues
  18. Lattie Moore - Juke Joint Johnny
  19. Maddox Bros & Rose - Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down
  20. Hank Garland & His Sugar Footers - Sugarfoot Rag
  21. Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith - Guitar Boogie
  22. Chet Atkins - The Nashville Jump
  23. Jimmy Bryant - Stratosphere Boogie
  24. Terry Fell - Don’t Drop It
  25. Moon Mullican - Good Deal Lucille
  26. Bud Hobbs - Louisiana Swing
  27. Merle Travis - Louisiana Boogie
  28. Lee Bonds - Wild Cattin’ Woman
  29. Betsy Gay - Hound Dog
  30. Brother Claude Ely - There's A Leak In This Old Building

Disc: 4

  1. Jackie Brenston - Rocket 88
  2. The Treniers - Rockin’ Is Our Bizness
  3. The Midnighters - Work With Me Annie
  4. The Crows - Gee
  5. The Chords - Sh-Boom
  6. Willy & Ruth - Love Me
  7. The Robins - Riot In Cell Block #9
  8. Bill Haley - Crazy Man Crazy
  9. Fats Domino - Please Don’t Leave Me
  10. Jimmy Cavallo - Rock The Joint
  11. Merrill E.Moore - The House Of Blue Lights
  12. Hardrock Gunter - Gonna Dance All Night
  13. Rudy Grayzell - There’s Gonna Be A Ball
  14. Elvis Presley - Blue Moon Of Kentucky
  15. Jimmie Logsdon - My Sweet French Baby
  16. Dub Dickerson - My Gal Gertie
  17. Bill Haley - Real Rock Drive
  18. Charlie & Ray - I Love You Madly
  19. Bill Haley - Shake Rattle And Roll
  20. The Drifters - Money Honey
  21. Smiley Lewis - Blue Monday
  22. Laverne Baker - Tweedle Dee
  23. Ruth Brown - Teardops From My Eyes
  24. Bunny Paul - Such A Night
  25. The Treniers - Rock A Beatin’ Boogie
  26. Faye Adams - Shake A Hand
  27. Big Joe Turner - Honey Hush
  28. Ruth Brown - Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean
  29. Elvis Presley - That’s All Right
  30. Bill Haley - Rock Around The Clock
  31. Jimmy Deknight - Max Freedman

Product Description

Product Description

Informed by blues, boogie woogie, jazz, R&B, hillbilly and country music, Rock 'n' Roll became the first music to aim directly at a teenage audience, and it hit. Rock 'n' Roll extended an unparalleled influence around the world. This box set presents 118 candidates for the first Rock 'n' Roll record ever recorded. Rock ’n’ Roll: “A form of popular music arising from and incorporating a variety of musical styles, especially rhythm and blues, country music and gospel. Originating in the United States in the 1950s, it is characterised by electronically amplified instrumentation, a heavily accented beat, and relatively simple phrase structure.” Thus is the term Rock ’n’ Roll described in one dictionary. Other definitions add, “known for its strong beat and urgent lyrics” and “usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles.” Rock ’n’ Roll was all of that and drew upon its influences from blues, boogie woogie, jazz, R&B, Appalachian folk music, bluegrass and hillbilly or country music. It was also music aimed at a teenage audience both musically and lyrically and as a musical genre has exerted unparalleled influence around the world. The term Rock ’n’ Roll went on to be used for subsequent music that evolved from the original ‘50s Rock ’n’ Roll in the following decades, much to the annoyance of diehard fans. However this later musical manifestation should more accurately be termed “rock music”. Rock ’n’ Roll, as any true Bill Haley or Little Richard will tell you, was specifically the music of the 'early baby boomer generation' and was the music of the ‘50s.

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Disc one Blues And Rhythm.
That's alright mama,Hound dog,Mystery train And Shake Rattle and Roll,the first three covered by Elvis,and the fourth by by Bill Haley.All these songs were originally written and/or recorded by Black Artists but only made the charts when covered by White artists,and in states like Mississippi in the south album sleeves didnt feature images of the coloured singers because it was more likely to chart if the buyers thought they were White.This first disc RnB,has good songs by the likes of Fats Domino,John lee Hooker, Big mama Thornton,Lloyd price etc plus the best version of shake rattle and roll by Big Joe Turner.Racism was alive and well in the music biz in 50s/60s America.

Disc Two ,Doowop.
Some of these tracks are pretty obscure,the best known to me ,The Penguins Earth Angel.But there are well known group names,Orioles, Drifters,Cadillacs,Crows ,Clovers and The Eagles,not the Hotel California band.This disc is probably the weakest in the set.

Disc Three,The Country one.
Track one,Hank Williams,Move it on over,this tune has got to be where the sound for Rock Around The Clock originated.This is a good collection of tunes by well known artists,Chet Atkins ,Hank Snow, Red Foley,Merle Travis,The Carlisles,bluegrass from Bill Monroe,and track 9 "Oakie Boogie" is a song by little known Jack Guthrie,brother to the American legend that is Woody Guthrie.Another version of Hound Dog appears here by ,Betsy Gaye that still predates Presleys poorer hit version,in my opinion.

Disc Four,Rock And Roll.
This set opens with Rocket 88,by Jackie Brenston,now acknowledged as the beginning of Rock and Roll.but all of these tracks would be at home on the three previous selections in their own genres.
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The previous reviewers have already done a good job in reviewing this product, therefore I won't give a full overview on the product.

This is another good release by Proper Music bringing together the original recordings (and a lot of them too) as well as the 68 page book full of facts, recording details and pictures. A lot of good early Rock 'n' Roll is here, coming in both the hits and rarities from artists ranging from Fats Domino to Porky Freeman, and from Hank Williams to The Dundees.

This is real value for money, and should be worth considering for anyone interested in the early years of Rock 'n' Roll... or anyone a fan of Rock 'n' Roll in general.
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No matter what your taste is in music, you can be assured of tremendous value from any Proper Box Set. If you are something of a student of music, rather than just a casual listener, there must be something there for you in the wide range of Box Sets they have on offer. And this compilation does not disappoint. With so much music to choose from spread over four themed CD's, it's inevitable that there will be tracks you will not care for too much. How could there not be ? However, the well-reproduced sound on most of the tracks, coupled with the compact, attractive packaging and a thick booklet of closely-typed detailed track-by-track background notes - for me a strong motivation for even a SIXTH star - makes this compilation of early rock and roll, and pre- rock and roll music, the best value I have come across. Buy it, and sit back and enjoy it - information booklet in hand. But be warned ! There is so much to listen to that you will need a number of sessions to get through it all. And then you'll want to come back for more....
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When Wild Bill Moore cut the song in 1948 which titles this 4 CD set it was played by Alan Freed who promptly swiped Moore's title to rename the new music-music which would be called for some reason the Devil's Music.Maybe Moore had seen it coming as his disc bore a catalogue number of 666!!!
However if you want a cross section of what this was all about then here is the one to go for as it alternates the big guns with the musical failures showing that rock'n'roll depended on radio plays to take off.
It also shows that the music business is where racial prejudice doesn't exist-something the Bush Government should study seriously
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