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Billboard Top Hits: 1959
Various Artists
Billboard Top Hits: 1959
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Billboard Top Hits: 1959
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 6/28/1988
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Oldies, Teen Pop, By Decade, 1950s, Soul, Oldies & Retro, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227062026, 081227062019

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Eclectic Selections
(5 out of 5 stars)

"At times more "pop" than "rock and roll" (note the CD's title), this CD faithfully captures the essence of the Billboard pop charts in 1959. The swinging "Mack the Knife" stands next to a gritty Presley rocker, "A Big Hunk O' Love," and with some hard-to-find gems rounding things out, this CD is worth investigating. All original versions."
Cool daddy-o
DVD Steve | Connecticut USA | 12/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"these songs are the originals but they're all in stereo?
i think they were first recorded in mono and rhino remixed them.i can remember hearing all these songs on a big old zenith radio in the kitchen even in the mid '60's they still played 'em in between the 'beatles'.
the reviewer 'eric' has a good short history of them all so it's accurate.
cool sounds of early rock n'roll times"
Songs They Played at the Skating Rink
Eclectic Revisited | Arizona | 01/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"They're authentic and original. Frankie Avalon's "Venus" provided the obligatory East Coast entry of fluff, "Charlie Brown" the comedy of a class clown (not a bully as one reviewer asserts). the hugely popular "Kansas City" a theme SO popular you could get sick of it (the song surely inspired Paul McCartney but the Beatlee' take on it was an entirely different song), Elvis' "Big Hunk of Love" along with Lloyd Price's "Stagger Lee" the true ROCK tunes (the flipside of the Elvis single, "My Wish Came True", was high on the chart too) and Johnny Mastrangelo (Maestro) and the Crests provides a classic. I say go for it."