June 20, 2012

Don't Knock Rock And Roll


('cause it's here to stay) 

1- Art Baxter & His Rock'n'roll Sinners - Don't Knock The Rock
2- Bill Haley & His Comets - R-O-C-K
3- The Jodimars - Well, Now, Dig This
4- Pearl Bailey - I Can't Rock'n'Roll To Save My Soul
5- Dave Appell & The Applejacks - The Rock 'n' Roll Story
6- Tony Crombie & His Rockets - The Big Beat
7- Tommy Steele & The Steelmen - Rebel Rock
8- Billie Anthony - Rock-A-Billy
9- Elvis Presley - Good Rockin' Tonight
10- Jerry Lee Lewis - High School Confidential
11- The Coasters - That Is Rock & Roll
12- The El Dorados - Rock 'N' Roll's For Me
13- The Four Counts - Rock 'N' Roll Is Good For The Soul
14- The Four J's - Rock And Roll Age
15- Danny & The Juniors - Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay
16- Little Richard - All Around The World
17- Esquerita - Believe Me When I Say Rock'n'Roll Is Here To Stay
18- Chuck Willis - Hang Up My Rock 'N' Roll Shoes
19- Chuck Berry - Rock And Roll Music
20- Carl Perkins - Roll Over Beethoven
21- Gene Vincent - Bop Street
22- Connie Francis - Eighteen
23- Teresa Brewer - It's The Same Old Jazz (Momma!!)
24- Wanda Jackson - Rock Your Baby
25- Bobby Day & The Satellites - Mr. And Mrs. Rock 'N' Roll
26- The Monotones - What Would You Do If There Wasn't Any Rock 'N' Roll
27- The Nobles - Poor Rock And Roll
28- Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent
29- The Velvets - Let The Good Times Roll
30- Cliff Richard & The Shadows - Working After School
31- Trini Lopez - The Right To Rock
32- Arthur Alexander - A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues
33- Sheb Wooley - The Birth Of Rock 'n Roll
34- The Treniers - We Want A Rock And Roll President
35- The Showmen - It Will Stand

((See Lyrics text file & Comment Section))


compiled by Emiliano M.A. aka Rocky Monroe (Spain, 2012) 

P.S. In the 50’s Rock And Roll became a new life-style for teenagers all over the world, and soon their enemies tried -in vain- to criminalise, ridicule and knock it down, that’s why rock’n’rollers had to defend, explain and praise their new music and their “rocking” way to have fun, be rebellious, and promote their own slang and cool style. All that was immortalized on a lot of song lyrics of the era. Here are some of those recordings (along with small parts of their lyrics). Several of these songs have become authentic rock and roll anthems.

Keep on rockin’ cats and kittens! ;)

June 11, 2012

LiveD Fast, DieD Young


(... and left a beautiful memory)


1- Eddie Cochran - Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young
2- Ritchie Valens - Now You're Gone
3- The Big Bopper - Someone Watching Over You
4- Buddy Holly & The Crickets - That'll Be The Day
5- Hank Williams - I'm A Long Gone Daddy
6- Chuck Willis - My Life
7- Jesse Belvin - What Can I Do Without You
8- Johnny Ace - Never Let Me Go
9- Eddie 'Guitar Slim' Jones - You're Gonna Miss Me
10- Johnny Horton - Let's Take The Long Way Home
11- Gene Vincent - Why Don't You People Learn How To Drive
12- Little Junior Parker - Barefoot Rock
13- Little Willie John - Let's Rock While The Rockin's Good
14- King Curtis - Didn't He Play!
15- Bill Black's Combo - Movin'
16- Cyril Davies & His Rhythm And Blues All-Stars - Chicago Calling
17- Little Walter - Hate To See You Go
18- Dinah Washington - Big Long Slidin' Thing
19- Tammi Terrell - Make The Night A Just A Little Longer
20- Patsy Cline - I'm Moving Along
21- Johnny Burnette - Time Is Not Enough
22- Bobby Darin - Can't Get Used To Losing You
23- Clyde McPhatter - This Is Not Goodbye
24- Sam Cooke - No One Can Take Your Place
25- Otis Redding - Stand By Me
26- Billy Stewart - Reap What You Sow
27- Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Where Are You
28- The Bobby Fuller Four - Those Memories Of You
29- Frankie Lymon - I'm Sorry
30- Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonght (live) ('laughing version')


compiled by Emiliano M.A. aka Rocky Monroe (Spain, 2012)