June 20, 2012

Don't Knock Rock And Roll

DON'T KNOCK ROCK AND ROLL (Vol.1)

('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

ATTENTION TO THE LYRICS!
((See Lyrics text file & Comment Section))

http://www.mediafire.com/?48p2i4apdgncYua

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! ;)

7 Comments:

At Wednesday, 20 June, 2012, Blogger Emiliano M. A. said...

As English is not my native language, it has not been easy for me to make this compilation where lyrics are so important. Music is music, so to me the words of the songs have always played a secondary role, but …

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.

AFTER you have listened to the songs on this compilation, and to their lyrics, it will be welcome and appreciated if those interested in this matter and that can “easily” understand the words of the songs, might provide some help and proper suggestions/songs for a possible further volume or just a listing. And if anybody knows of similar records or cd’s, please let me know. Thanks so much.

By the way … the “legendary” motto “Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay” is heard/sung on 5 of these songs (tracks # 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18). It has also been included on some modern recordings. Does anybody remember any other 50s/60s song with it, please?

Keep on rockin’ cats and kittens! ;)

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E.

 
At Wednesday, 20 June, 2012, Blogger Emiliano M. A. said...

Excerpts from the LYRICS:

(PART 1)

1-Art Baxter & His Rock'n'roll Sinners - Don't Knock The Rock

You can knock be-bop and you can knock swing
Say what you want about any old thing, but
Don’t knock the rock (Don’t knock the rock)
Don’t knock the rock (Don’t knock the rock)
Well my baby don’t do nothin’ but rock an’ roll, that’s all


2- Bill Haley & His Comets - R-O-C-K

Taking R from an eight to the bar eighty-eight
O from the told of the sax syncopated
C from the key of the six-strings guitar
K from the kick of the rim shot baby
That's how they made it, that's how they played it, R-O-C-K, Rock


3- The Jodimars - Well, Now Dig This (1955)

Well now, dig this
like chocolate bars
and Jaguar cars
and a trip to Mars
among the moon and stars
If you're in your teens
and you like blue-jeans
movie magazines
pretty moonlight scenes
I'm not a roving Romeo
I'm just a groovimg Daddy-O


4- Pearl Bailey - I Can't Rock'n'Roll To Save My Soul

There's one step I don't get
How do you rock around the clock? …
Oh Mr, Arthur Murray, I can use you in a hurry
‘Cause I can't rock'n'roll, no sir,
I can't rock'n'roll to save my soul


5- Dave Appell & The Applejacks - The Rock 'n' Roll Story

Here they come, two by two
Nothing else will ever do
Boys and girls, they all say
This kind of music is here to stay
The rhythm is in their soul
Since the birth of rock ‘n’ roll


6- Tony Crombie & His Rockets - The Big Beat

They used to dance the two-step and tango
And lindy hop to the dixieland
But now they dance to rock and roll
To the big big beat of a rocking band
Everybody’s dancing to the big beat
All across the nation coast to coast
This rhythm syncopation is the most
Rock, Roll, Go


7- Tommy Steele & The Steelmen - Rebel Rock

Well, you gotta rebel rock.
Let your feelings show. Go, cat, go!
If they say you gotta do it, don't.
If you don't wanna do it, don't.
Say your gonna do it, don't.
When you're at home, and your life's your own


8- Billie Anthony - Rock-A-Billy

Some people think it came from Tennessee
Then spread on out to the lone prairie
It's the hillbilly rock, feeddlee dee
Turns me inside out
Gimme some
Rock-a-billy, rock-a-billy, rock-a-billy, rock


9- Elvis Presley - Good Rockin' Tonight

Meet me in a hurry behind the barn,
Don't you be afraid, darling, I'll do you no harm
I want you to bring along my rockin' shoes,
'Cause tonight I'm gonna rock away all my blues.
I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight.


10- Jerry Lee Lewis - High School Confidential

Boppin' at the High School Hop
Shakin' at the High School Hop
Rollin' at the High School Hop
Movin' at the High School Hop
Well Everybodys hoppin' Everybody's boppin'
Boppin' at the High School Hop


11- The Coasters - That Is Rock & Roll

Did you ever hear a tenor sax
swingin' like a rusty axe?
honkin' like a frog
down in a hollow log?
well, baby, that is rock and roll.
Did you ever hear a guitar twang,
dingy, dingy, dingy, dang?
ever hear those strings
doin' crazy things?
well, baby, that is rock and roll.


12- The El Dorados - Rock 'N' Roll's For Me

When someone says “rock ‘n’ roll”
I say “that’s there for me”
Yeah, rock to the east
Rock to the west
We're gonna see
Just who can rock the best

. . .

 
At Wednesday, 20 June, 2012, Blogger Emiliano M. A. said...

Excerpts from the LYRICS:

(PART 2)

13- The Four Counts - Rock 'N' Roll Is Good For The Soul

I say rock 'n' roll is good for the soul
Gonna have a ball, gonna rock, gonna rock
I’m gonna hop with my baby, all night long
I’m gonna stroll with my baby, all night long
I’m gonna dance with my baby all night long
I’m gonna walk with my baby all night long
I’m gonna rock and roll


14- The Four J's - Rock And Roll Age

Oh, Rock And Roll Is here to say
And it’ll go never go away
We're at that young fool stage
And we're living in a rock and roll age


15- Danny & The Juniors - Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay

Rock And Roll is here to stay,
it will never die
It was meant to be that way,
though I don't know why
I don't care what people say,
rock 'n roll is here to stay


16- Little Richard - All Around The World

All the flat top cats with their rock and roll queens,
Just a rockin' and a rollin' in their red and blue jeans.
All around the world, Rock And Roll is here to stay,
You can hear those jukebox jumpin', all night and all through the day.


17- Esquerita - Believe Me When I Say Rock'n'Roll Is Here To Stay

Won't you believe me when I say Rock’n’Roll is here to stay
You believe me when I say it will never pass away
Believe me when I say it’s rolling day by day


18- Chuck Willis - Hang Up My Rock 'N' Roll Shoes

Yes, I will do my homework
Clean the yard every day
Yes, I will wipe those dishes
I'll do anything you say
They say that rock and roll will soon fade away
No matter what they say, Rock And Roll is here to stay
I don't want (Shoop-bop, shoop-bop)
Hang up my rock and roll shoes


19- Chuck Berry - Rock And Roll Music

I have no kick against modern jazz,
Unless they try to play it too darn fast,
And change the beauty of the melody,
Until it sounds just like a symphony,
That's why I go for that rock an' roll music,


20- Carl Perkins - Roll Over Beethoven

I got a rockin' pneumonia
I need a shot of rhythm or blues
I think i got it off the writer
Sittin' down by the rhythm review
Roll over beethoven
We're rockin' in two by two
Well if you feelin like it
Well get your lover and reel and rock it
Roll it over and move on up
Just drop a feather and reel and rock it
Roll over Beethoven
And tell Tchaikovsky the news …

21- Gene Vincent - Bop Street

Bop street
Oh, it's the cat and kittens of ol' Bop Street
Jumpin' Jacks, they ain't no square
A green paint pants and a great pair
On Bop Street they're the main attraction
'Cause they're the cats who crave the action


22- Connie Francis - Eighteen

Oooh, it's a kind of strangeness
Oooh, hard to understand
Oooh, when you just turn eighteen
Where do you stand?


23- Teresa Brewer - It's The Same Old Jazz (Momma!!)

So mama, don’t you criticise
I rock my feet
You rolled your eyes,
But it’s the same old Jazz, mama
It’s the same old Jazz, mama
Only now we rock
Instead of razzmatazz


24- Wanda Jackson - Rock Your Baby

Got my hair fixed in a pony tail
So when we dance it'll really sail
If you love me, then tell me so
But rock your baby and don't be slow

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At Wednesday, 20 June, 2012, Blogger Emiliano M. A. said...

Excerpts from the LYRICS:

(PART 3)

25- Bobby Day & The Satellites - Mr. And Mrs. Rock 'N' Roll

They met one night at a teenage hop
He told her how to rock and do the bop
They soon good married
Bless my soul, Mr. and Mrs. Rock And roll


26- The Monotones - What Would You Do If There Wasn't Any Rock And Roll

Well I love to slop and do the bop and I really dig the stroll
And I'd be lost in both heart and soul if there wasn't any Rock and Roll.
The people got to do something to keep them jumping if they want to stay alive
It's Rock and Roll and Rhythm and Blues that helps them to survive


27- The Nobles - Poor Rock And Roll

Well Rock And Roll is on it's way
Let's all wave goodbye
It happened in winter
And that ain't no lie
He cried and he cried but it didn't do no good
For only rock and rollers would have understood
They say that there was trouble, but we don't know the score
I can tell you people, there'll be no more


28- Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent

But listen boys and girls
You need not be blue
And life is what you make of it
It all depends on you
I know, because I'm not a juvenile delinquent
It's easy to be good, it's hard to be bad
Stay out of trouble, and you be glad
Take this tip from me, and you will see
How happy you will be


29- The Velvets - Let The Good Times Roll

Feels so good when you're home.
C'mon, baby, rock me all night long.
C'mon, baby, let the good times roll.
C'mon, baby, let me thrill your soul.
C'mon, a-baby, let the good times roll,
Roll all night long.


30- Cliff Richard & The Shadows - Working After School

Working After School
I can't go dancing
Working After School
Or be romancing with you,
Saving all my money
To buy a ring for you


31- Trini Lopez - The Right To Rock

Read the constitution and the bill of rights
It's all down there in black and white
It ain't wrong to rock, you got a right to roll
Let's bop baby, let's rock baby, go, go, go


32- Arthur Alexander - A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues

Well, if your hands start to clappin'
And your fingers start to poppin'
And your feet start to movin' around
And if you start to swing and sway
When a band starts a-play
A real cool 'n way out sound
And if you get the can't help it's
And you can't sit down
You feel like you gotta move around
You need a shot of rhythm and blues
With just a little rock an roll on the side


33- Sheb Wooley - The Birth Of Rock 'n Roll

They took a little bit of the Boogie
And a little bit of the Blues
They put a driving beat behind it
The kind you never can lose
And then they all started clapping their hands
And that’s the way the Rock And Roll began


34- The Treniers - We Want A Rock And Roll President

We want a Rock and Roll President
A President who rocks and rolls
We want a man who digs our kind of rhythm
Republican or Democrat, we win him


35- The Showmen - It Will Stand

Some folks don't understand it
That's why they don't demand it
They're out tryin' to ruin it
Forgive them for they know not what they're doin'.
Don't you nick-name it
You might as well claim it
It will be here for ever and ever
Ain't gonna fade
Never no never.
It swept this whole wide land
Sinking deep in the heart of man
Come on boy join our clan
Come on boy take my hand
Come on boy be a man
'Cause rock and roll will stand


Aprox. only half of these 35 song lyrics are available on the internet at the moment.

Special thanks to Desi, Jay, Nita and Lora for their kind help with some of these lyrics.

Emiliano

 
At Wednesday, 20 June, 2012, Blogger Emiliano M. A. said...

If you are into 1950's ROCK AND ROLL music and style this is a must ;)

I've been loving this music since the late 70's, will always love it and I'm very proud of this compilation.

And, people out there remember this: DON'T KNOCK ROCK AND ROLL ... cause it's here to say!!!

Emiliano

 
At Tuesday, 24 July, 2012, Blogger Chi-Town said...

GREAT compilation Emiliano. Thank you. Long live ROCK.

 
At Friday, 07 December, 2012, Blogger Emiliano M. A. said...

NEW LINK, same password

http://www5.zippyshare.com/v/67151760/file.html

E.

 

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