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Only Rock'N Roll: 1955-1959 (Series)
Various Artists
Only Rock'N Roll: 1955-1959 (Series)
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Only Rock'N Roll: 1955-1959 (Series)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jci
Release Date: 1/17/1995
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 051091312923, 051091312947

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Oldies but goodies you're not sick of the second time around
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 06/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Only Rock'N Roll: 1955-1959 has a whopping twenty pop and rock and roll hits from the later part of the awesome 1950s. The quality of the sound is quite good; and you'll enjoy hearing these tunes that made the airwaves sizzle! In addition, the cover art is very well done.

Bill Haley and His Comets start things off with their huge, classic rock and roll hit entitled "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock." "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" made a lot of people jump up and dance so don't be surprised if this tune has the same effect on you! Bill Haley and His Comets do this electric number with lots of positive energy and it's truly a great party, upbeat tune that can never be forgotten. Chuck Berry sings "Maybellene" with all his might; the beat is quite fast but it all holds its own very well. The percussion helps to mark the beat and that guitar work really impresses me to no end! In addition, there's Carl Perkins doing his "Blue Suede Shoes;" this was a massive hit for Carl and just one listen will tell you why! "Blue Suede Shoes" is a number I really enjoy hearing even all these years later.

The Everly Brothers sing one of their earlier hits, "Wake Up Little Susie>" "Wake Up Little Susie" has a great beat as The Everly Brothers sing this song about a date that lasted way longer than they told their parents it would! Many people can identify with this ballad as we all had our younger puppy loves when it seemed impossible to live one minute without your sweetheart being with you. Bobby Day's "Rockin' Robin" has an awesome beat that just couldn't have been written any better; and The Champs do their hit "Tequila" with lots of feeling--it's hard not to want to jump up and start dancing to this song!

Connie Francis sings her awesome, classic hit, "Who's Sorry Now." "Who's Sorry Now" is very sweet and it's obviously one of Connie's biggest hits ever. It's also a major highlight of this album--great! The Crests also do good on their tune entitled "Sixteen Candles;" what a romantic number! Buddy Holly and The Crickets sing their hit "Peggy Sue" with lots of gusto; and this was another hit that made the airwaves very often every day back in the late 1950s. Buddy Holly was one in a million; he sang very well and his excellent diction always bolstered his performances.

The Coasters do their somewhat amusing "Yakety Yak" with a great beat; and "That'll Be The Day" gets the royal treatment from Buddy Holly and The Crickets. Actually, I personally prefer "That'll Be The Day" to "Peggy Sue" although many people would say they like both. "That'll Be The Day" is easily another major highlight of this album. The CD also ends well with Danny & The Juniors singing "At The Hop." "At The Hop" is electric and it leaves you wanting more--and don't be surprised if you find yourself pushing the play button on your CD player the moment this final number ends. This CD is chock full of addictive, catchy tunes that anyone will enjoy if they like classic rock and roll.

Overall, Only Rock'N Roll: 1955-1959 is a fine CD with many wonderful numbers and hits. If this genre of music is for you, get this and enjoy!
This is the best music you'll ever hear in your life!
Josh P. | 06/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you have bought "Only Rock'N Roll: 1955-1959 #1 Radio Hits" and thought it was the best, (so do I), why not get this one as well. On this CD are some of the best selling songs of the '50s. All of them made the Top 20 and many reached #1. Such hits like "Rock Around The Clock" (25 weeks at #1 in 1955), Maybellene (#2 in 1955), Peggy Sue (#3 in 1957), The Great Pretender (#1 in 1958), Wake Up Little Susie (#1 in 1957), Donna (#2 in 1958), and At The Hop (#1 in 1958) will have you rockin' and rollin' all day and all night, baby! I highly reccommend this one to '50s rock'n roll fans, and to people who are my age that love this as well. I'm only 14 but I think this is tops! This rocks all the way, baby!"
Several hits on one CD
Josh P. | 07/16/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD has several very popular songs in the original versions. If you see several songs you like, it is definitely worth getting, as it will save you a lot of time and money finding the songs on individual CDs. The sound quality is good. There are no notes or information other than the names of the songs and artists.I looked for this CD here because I wanted to get some of the other volumes in the set and I couldn't find them anywhere."