History of Rock: The 50s, Pt. 1 [1992]

History of Rock: The 50s, Pt. 1 [1992]


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History of Rock: The 50s, Pt. 1 focuses mainly on doo wop and artists influenced by that pervasive '50s sound. Among the 24 tracks are quite a few classics like the Spaniels' "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight," Dion & the Belmonts' "A Teenager in Love," the Five Satins' "In the Still of the Night," and the Dells' "Oh, What a Night" as well as some worthy obscurities like the Videos' "Trickle, Trickle," the Kodaks' "Oh Gee, Oh Gosh," and the Channels' "The Closer You Are." For variety's sake, a couple of non-doo wop tracks like the Champs' "Tequila" and Bo Diddley's "Bo Diddley" are thrown in. The collection plays like an hour or so of really fun and diverse '50s oldies radio, something that is getting harder to the point of impossibility to find on your radio dial anymore. The only thing that makes the disc less than ideal is having two songs by the Five Satins. Even though these are fine songs, it would seem to make more sense to add one more group. That is a minor point, however, and shouldn't keep anyone from picking up this entertaining disc.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/1991
Label: Collectables
UPC: 0090431250624
catalogNumber: 2506
Rank: 86750


  1. Oh, What a Night
  2. Deserie
  3. Why Don't You Write Me
  4. Get a Job
  5. Eddie, My Love
  6. When You Dance
  7. In the Still of the Night
  8. Tequila
  9. A Teenager in Love
  10. For Your Precious Love
  11. Tonight, Tonight
  12. Bo Diddley
  13. Sixteen Candles
  14. The Closer You Are
  15. Trickle, Trickle
  16. One Summer Night
  17. The Ten Commandments of Love
  18. A Sunday Kind of Love
  19. Come Go with Me
  20. To the Aisle
  21. I'll Be Forever Loving You
  22. I'm So Happy
  23. Oh Gee, Oh Gosh
  24. Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Butler   Track Performer
Channels   Track Performer
Charts   Track Performer
Crests   Track Performer
Del Vikings   Track Performer
Dells   Track Performer
Dion & the Timberlanes   Track Performer
Jacks   Track Performer
Mello-Kings   Track Performer
Turbans   Track Performer
Harptones   Track Performer
Champs   Track Performer
Louie Lymon   Track Performer
El Dorados   Track Performer
Spaniels   Track Performer
Moonglows   Track Performer
Danleers   Track Performer
Kodaks   Track Performer
Silhouettes   Track Performer
Teen Chords   Track Performer
Five Satins   Track Performer
Bo Diddley   Track Performer
Teen Queens   Track Performer
Videos   Track Performer
Dion & the Belmonts   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Louis Prima   Composer
Jerry Butler   Composer
Cooper   Composer
Earl Lewis   Composer
Billy Smith   Composer
Linda Arnold   Composer
Silhouettes   Composer
Bo Diddley   Composer
Arthur Brooks   Composer
Richard Brooks   Composer
Teddy Daniel   Composer
Fred Parris   Composer
Morgan Robinson   Composer
Clarence Bassett   Composer
Billy Myles   Composer
Louie Lymon & the Teenchords   Contributor
Bobby Robinson   Composer
Anita Leonard   Composer
Stan Rhodes   Composer
Barbara Belle   Composer
Clarence Johnson   Composer
Stuart Wiener   Composer
Andrew Jones   Composer

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