Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
50's Sock Hop
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock
Terrific tunes from the 50's !!!
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 04/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fifties Sock Hop is a mighty fine CD of great sock hop hits from the 1950s. This is a grand CD for people who went to those dances. The sound quality is excellent; and the artwork is very well done. It certainly isn't a complete CD of sock hop hits--bit, then again, it doesn't purport to be complete, either.
The Everly Brothers kick things off with their excellent great hit entitled "Wake Up Little Susie." This rockin' tune is about a date that lasted longer than they told their parents it would last. The Everly Brothers harmonize well and I really like that. The guitar work on this tune is very fine. "Peggy Sue" has a great melody; and listen also for Big Bopper to weigh in with his "Chantilly Lace." Big Bopper had a very strong, masculine voice that surely appealed to the ladies at that time; he should be remembered more than he is these days. Anyway, "Chantilly Lace" is a major highlight of this album.
Danny & The Juniors do an excellent rendition of "At The Hop." "At The Hop" sure is great music for dancing even all these years later; and Danny & The Juniors do this one up right. Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers also score a huge goal with their hit "Why Do Fools Fall In Love." Great! The percussion marks the beat and that jamming on the musical interlude really opens up to make this tune fly!
Brenda Lee's "Sweet Nothin's" also features Brenda Lee's opening up to make this a very bright number; Brenda Lee swings brightly to make this number shine; and the horn solo couldn't be beat either. The Dell-Vikings also do their "Come Walk With Me;" I always enjoyed this tune and just one listen will tell you why.
"I'm Walkin'" by the great Fats Domino ends the CD on an energetic note; don't be surprised if you find yourself automatically pushing the "play" button on your CD player when this is over! The album is really very good.
This is one hot CD and I can't understand why it's currently out of print. I hope that changes soon. This is excellent music from the 1950s era of rock and roll.