The Golden Era of Rock 'N' Roll: 1954-1963

The Golden Era of Rock 'N' Roll: 1954-1963



Joining R&B, country, and pop styles, rock 'n' roll propelled itself into the American consciousness in 1954, with the powerful music of Elvis Presley and Bill Haley -- and Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle, and Roll." The decade to follow was rife with musical innovation, leading to such hits as Chuck Berry's "Maybellene," the Champs' "Tequila," the Coasters' "Yakety Yak," Fats Domino's "Ain't That a Shame," Jerry Lee Lewis's "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On," and Bo Diddley's eponymous song. This 62-song set is jam-packed with stellar tunes from rock's first decade, making it an essential addition to any library. Fans will also want to check out the companion set, The Roots of Rock 'N' Roll: 1946-1954.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/13/2004
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0602498620021
catalogNumber: 000225102

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Technical Credits

Tiny Bradshaw   Composer
Hank Ballard   Composer
Jesse Belvin   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Eddie Cochran   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Duane Eddy   Composer
Alan Freed   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Little Richard   Composer
Frankie Lymon   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Del Shannon   Composer
Gene Vincent   Composer
Maurice Williams   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Mickey Baker   Composer
Gene Barge   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Lincoln Chase   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Dale Hawkins   Composer
Lee Hazlewood   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Ernie Maresca   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Dorsey Burnette   Composer
Ronnie Self   Composer
Jerry Allison   Composer
Billy Altman   Liner Notes
Gary Anderson   Composer
Bo Diddley   Composer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Johnny Burnette   Composer
Jerry Capehart   Composer
Tyran Carlo   Composer
Max Crook   Composer
Sunny David   Composer
Warren Davis   Composer
Jimmy DeKnight   Composer
Dion DiMucci   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Bob Feldman   Composer
Harvey Fuqua   Composer
Bob Gaudio   Composer
Jerry Goldstein   Composer
Shirley Goodman   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Richard Gottehrer   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Leonard Lee   Composer
Morris Levy   Composer
Stan Lewis   Composer
George Malone   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Andy McKaie   Producer
Fred Parris   Composer
Charles Patrick   Composer
J.P. Richardson   Composer
Chuck Rio   Composer
Huey "Piano" Smith   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Geo Tradwell   Composer
Dave White Tricker   Composer
Ritchie Valens   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Viola Watkins   Composer
Curtis "Fitz" Williams   Composer
George Goldner   Composer
Herman Santiago   Composer
Dave Williams   Composer
Roy Calhoun   Composer
Howard Kay   Composer
George Treadwell   Composer
William Davis   Composer
Heather Dixon   Composer
Ann Farina   Composer
Johnny Farina   Composer
Santo Farina   Composer
Helen Gathers   Composer
Gaynel Hodge   Composer
Wally Lester   Composer
Syd Nathan   Composer
Vito Picone   Composer
Emma Pought   Composer
Clarence E. Quick   Composer
Arthur Venosa   Composer
Joe VerScharen   Composer
Janet Vogel   Composer
Laura Webb   Composer
Bernice Williams   Composer
Joey Dee & the Starliters   Composer
Kirby Stone Four   Composer
Ronnie Mack   Composer
Lenny Martin   Composer
Tex Davis   Composer
Eugene Dixon   Composer
Joe Melson   Composer
Dorothy LaBostrie   Composer
Lois Mann   Composer
Joseph Rock   Composer
Joseph Royster   Composer
Arthur Singer   Composer
Ernestine Smith   Composer
Ethel Smith   Composer
Helen Stanley   Composer
Earl Edwards   Composer
James Beaumont   Composer
Max Freedman   Composer
Luis Martínez Serrano   Composer
Frank Guida   Composer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Ryan Rogers   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer
Lover Patterson   Composer
Jackie Taylor   Composer
Charles E. Calhoun   Composer
Benjamin Nelson   Composer
Michele Horie   Art Manager
Ande Rand   Composer
Larry Brown   Composer
Eleanor Broadwater   Composer
William Cook   Composer
Burnette   Composer
Jamie Blake   Composer
James Johnson   Composer

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The Golden Era of Rock 'N' Roll: 1954-1963 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
WolfLady86 More than 1 year ago
Excellent collection of songs with great sound and no funky sounding remakes.