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The ROCK n ROLL VINYL Discovered Collection
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The ROCK n ROLL VINYL Discovered Collection - BRAND NEW RELEASE

3 VINYL ALBUMS Featuring 6 TOP ARTISTS From The Great ROCK 'n' ROLL Era

 

THE ROCK 'N' ROLL VINYL COLLECTION

The ROCK n ROLL VINYL Discovered Collection

ROCK 'N' ROLL DISCOVERED

Introduces you to six of the most iconic 1960s artists of all time; Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Haley & His Comets.

Released on the AA Vinyl Label, each of the six A-Sides features a selection of the artist's most influential music and finest work that helped establish them as true greats.

There are no fillers, only A-Sides with timeless music from these six legendary 1960s artists.

With detailed sleeve notes inside there is even more to enjoy besides the warm and rich sound of vinyl. Discover and experience the musical journey of ROCK 'n' ROLL .

Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll was a cultural revolution and after its birth, music would never be the same again. Originating in America at the dawn of the fifties, rock and roll was an exhilarating fusion of blues, gospel, boogie woogie, jazz and country music. Although in use much earlier, ‘rock and roll’ as a term was popularized by American DJ Alan Freed and his radio show, Moondog’s Rock and Roll Party.

Recognizable by its blues rhythm and accentuated backbeat, rock and roll came out of America’s southern states at a time when America was racially segregated. It was popular among black and white teens and broke down racial barriers by introducing black artists to white audiences. The term ‘rock and roll’ was also risqué, emerging from African American slang for sexual activity in early blues recordings.

From the very beginning, rock and roll was seen in terms of youth rebellion and was linked to almost every social problem in America, and later in the U.K. Like the blues and jazz music before it, rock and roll was perceived as a threat to established norms, not least of all by other artists. Cellist Pablo Casals described it as, “Poison put to sound”. Frank Sinatra was not a fan either, berating the music for its “dirty lyrics” and describing it as “the most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has ever been my misfortune to hear”.

Early rock and roll tended to feature a piano or saxophone as the lead instrument. This set up was supplemented with a guitar by the mid fifties. Classic rock and roll music featured one or two electric guitars – one lead, one rhythm – a string bass, but after the mid fifties, commonly featured an electric bass guitar and drum kit. It may have had a rockabilly sound, but this music had a whole new attitude.

The importance of rock and roll as a genre was powerfully articulated by Rolling Stone magazine: “Much has been made of sixties rock as a vehicle for revolutionary and cultural change, but it was mid fifties rock and roll that blew away in one mighty, concentrated blast, the accumulated racial and social proprieties of centuries.”

The artists featured in this collection have all been pivotal in the establishment and development of the genre. Not only did they make the music that changed music itself, they lived the rock and roll lifestyle where sex, drugs and bad behavior were all but compulsory. Perhaps that is why Rolling Stone Keith Richards said: “Rock and Roll: music for the neck downwards.”

VINYL ALBUM ONE - TRACK AND ARTIST LISTING

LP 1
Side 1 Elvis Presley
Track
Artist Title
1
Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock
2
Elvis Presley All Shook Up
3
Elvis Presley Hound Dog
4
Elvis Presley King Creole
5
Elvis Presley Blue Suede Shoes
6
Elvis Presley (Let Be Be Your) Teddy Bear
7
Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel
8
Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel
LP 1
Side 2 Little Richard
Track
Artist Title
1
Little Richard Long Tall Sally
2
Little Richard Tutti Frutti
3
Little Richard Keep A Knockin'
4
Little Richard Jenny, Jenny
5
Little Richard Good Golly Miss Molly
6
Little Richard Lucille
7
Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It
8
Little Richard Rip It Up


Elvis Presley (born: 8 January 1935; died: 16 August 1977)

Elvis Aaron Presley was not just a pop music phenomenon – he was and still is a global icon. To his millions of fans the world over he is the embodiment of rock and roll and America personified. He is quite simply The King.

In his early career, his legions of teenage fans were as hung up on his rockabilly-style as they were on his sexually provocative movements on stage, earning him the nickname Elvis the Pelvis. His smoldering persona and gyrating hips became the target of conservatives who cited Presley as a cause for the rise of youth delinquency in the 1950s, sparking a moral panic.

Though originally signed to Sun Records in 1954, his first success came when he signed to RCA and released Heartbreak Hotel in 1956. His first film role the same year (Love Me Tender) saw him launch a parallel film career that would deliver hit after hit thanks to the simultaneous release of the songs performed in the movies.

In this selection you’ll find some of The King’s greatest rock and roll offerings, including Jailhouse Rock, All Shook Up, Blue Suede Shoes, Don’t Be Cruel, Heartbreak Hotel and Hound Dog. The latter three of these being the only Elvis songs included in the Recording Industry of America’s Songs of the Century.

Presley’s influence and impact on popular music in the 20th century is undisputed. Bob Dylan said: “Hearing Elvis was like bustin’ out of jail”. But perhaps John Lennon put it best: “Before Elvis, there was nothing”.

Little Richard (born: 5 December 1932)

Little Richard was born Richard Wayne Penniman in Georgia, obtaining the nickname Lil Richard from his family on account of his small, skinny build. The name stuck.

His energetic, flamboyant theatricality was ground-breaking as was the mixed racial appeal of his numerous genre-defining hits including Lucille, Good Golly Miss Molly, The Girl Can’t Help It, Long Tall Sally, Tutti Fruiti and Keep A Knockin’.

His influence on popular music has been immense. He played an important part in The Beatles success, agreeing to Brian Epstein’s request to allow the young band to open for him on a few of his European tour dates. Little Richard not only agreed, he also taught them how to perform his songs and helped Paul McCartney to develop his vocal style.

Otis Reading and Sam Cooke credit Little Richard with laying the foundations for soul music, while James Brown saw him as developing the sound of funk. The list of musicians who idolize Little Richard is impressive and includes Elton John, Cliff Richard, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and AC/DC’s Bon Scott and Angus Young, and Bruno Mars. David Bowie stated that upon hearing Tutti Fruitti for the first time he felt he had “heard God”.

Speaking of his place in the rock and roll pantheon, he once said: “If Elvis is the King of rock and roll, then I’m the Queen.”

VINYL ALBUM TWO - TRACK AND ARTIST LISTING

LP 2
Side 1 Chuck Berry
Track
Artist Title
1
Chuck Berry Rock And Roll Music
2
Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven
3
Chuck Berry School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)
4
Chuck Berry Maybellene
5
Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode
6
Chuck Berry Back In The U.S.A.
7
Chuck Berry Too Much Monkey Business
8
Chuck Berry Sweet Little Sixteen
LP 2
Side 2 Gene Vincent
Track
Artist Title
1
Gene Vincent Be Bop A Lula
2
Gene Vincent Race With The Devil
3
Gene Vincent Wild Cat
4
Gene Vincent She She Little Sheila
5
Gene Vincent Pistol Packin' Mama
6
Gene Vincent Blue Jean Bop
7
Gene Vincent Say Mama
8
Gene Vincent Lotta Lovin'

 

The ROCK n ROLL VINYL Discovered Collection


Chuck Berry (born: 18 October 1926)

John Lennon famously said “that if you tried to give rock and roll another name, it would be Chuck Berry.

Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born in Missouri. He is one of the early pioneers of rock and roll, heavily influenced by T Bone Walker and Jimmy Rodgers.

He was given his first break by Muddy Waters who put Berry in touch with Leonard Chess of Chess Records who signed him in 1955.

Berry’s music is unique, mixing country and rhythm and blues with a smooth, rounded rich vocal. This mix widened Berry’s appeal, and consequently he was adored by a racially mixed audience across the globe.

A convicted felon, factory worker, and trained beautician, Berry turned to gigging in order to support his young family and never looked back.

He contributed rock and roll hits like Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven, and Johnny B. Goode.

He will also be the only rock and roller to be heard by extraterrestrials should they intercept the Voyager spacecraft. Berry’s Johnny B. Goode is on Voyager’s Golden Record – a kind of cultural ‘message in a bottle’ - launched in 1977.

Berry’s music and performance style influenced a raft of artists, includingThe Beatles, Brian Wilson and Joe Cocker.

Gene Vincent (born: 11 February 1935; died: 12 October 1971)

Gene Vincent – born Vincent Eugene Craddock in Virginia – was a rock and roll and rockabilly pioneer. He formed his band, Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps in the mid fifties and together they wrote and recorded notable hits including Be-Bop-A-Lula, Race With The Devil, and Blue Jean Bop.

Every bit the rebel rocker, Vincent’s stage persona was daring for the time, appearing on stage as he did in black leather suits, much to the delight of his armies of female fans around the world. After sustaining a serious leg injury some years earlier he wore a caliper beneath his trousers. If the screaming teens noticed at all they didn’t seem to mind.  

He was reputed to be difficult to work with, unpredictable, often paranoid and a little too enamoured with the liquor and his flick knife.

He survived the taxi crash that killed fellow rocker, Eddie Cochran in England on 16 April 1960, and went on to inspire a wide range of artists, including The Beatles, The Who’s Roger Daltrey, and The Doors frontman, Jim Morrison. Ian Dury and the Blockheads went on to immortalise him in song in the 1977 hit, Sweet Gene Vincent.

VINYL ALBUM THREE - TRACK AND ARTIST LISTING

LP 3
Side 1 Jerry Lee Lewis
Track
Artist Title
1
Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls Of Fire
2
Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
3
Jerry Lee Lewis Breathless
4
Jerry Lee Lewis High School Confidential
5
Jerry Lee Lewis You Win Again
6
Jerry Lee Lewis What'd I Say
7
Jerry Lee Lewis Lovin' Up A Storm
8
Jerry Lee Lewis Down The Line
LP 3
Side 2 Bill Haley & His Comets
Track
Artist Title
1
Bill Haley & Comets Rock Around The Clock
2
Bill Haley & Comets Shake, Rattle & Roll
3
Bill Haley & Comets Rockin' Thru The Rye
4
Bill Haley & Comets Don't Knock The Rock
5
Bill Haley & Comets The Saints Rock 'N' Roll
6
Bill Haley & Comets Razzle Dazzle
7
Bill Haley & Comets Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie
8
Bill Haley & Comets See You Later Alligator

 

The ROCK n ROLL VINYL Discovered Collection

Jerry Lee Lewis (born: 29 September 1935)

Born in Louisiana, known as The Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the founding fathers of rock and roll. His parents mortgaged their house to buy the young Lewis his first piano but it would prove to be money well spent.

No-one could match Lewis’ dynamic and ferocious stage performances, and his off-stage antics drew almost as much attention – from marrying his 13 year old first cousin, to calling Elvis out at Graceland to settle once and for all who was the real King of rock and roll.

Influenced by Hank Williams and Jimmy Rodgers, Lewis’ boogie woogie style piano playing was electrifying and daring, using hands, feet, even elbows to smash out hit after hit including Great Balls of Fire, A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On and Breathless – all featured in this collection. Note that Great Balls of Fire is included in the Recording Industry of America’s Songs of the Century list.

Lewis crossed over into country music in the late 1960s and became one of the most acclaimed singers in the genre.

As a self-proclaimed ‘stylist of songs’, his influence has been immense. He is idolised by Elton John and John Lennon was so in awe of him that he bent down and kissed his feet when they met.

 

Bill Haley and His Comets

Starting out as Bill Haley and the Saddlemen, the group became Bill Haley and His Comets in 1952. The original line up included Bill Haley (vocals), Johnny Grande (piano and accordion), Billy Williamson (steel guitar), and Al Thompson (double bass). The group kept gigging up until Bill Haley’s death in 1981, and by that time over 100 musicians had become members of the Comets.

They are credited with being the first rock and roll group and performed what is regarded as the first nationally televised performance of a rock and roll song.

Instantly recognisable in their plaid dinner jackets, their energetic rockabilly sound – punctuated by the slap-back bass of Al Thompson (and later Al Rex and Marshall Lytle) thrilled their teenage fans around the world.

Key hits that helped shape rock and roll include the iconic Rock Around The Clock, Rocket88, Rock-The-Joint, and Shake, Rattle and Roll – all included in this selection. Rock Around The Clock became a hit after featuring in the 1955 film, Blackboard Jungle. A year later, a hastily put together film of the same name and starring Bill Haley and His Comets was released to capitalize on the success of the single. It was the first rock and roll film, and the song is included in the Recording Industry of America’s Songs of the Century.

Given his important role in the rock and roll revolution, perhaps it is easy to understand why in later years, Bill Haley felt embittered about the lack of acknowledgement and respect he received from his peers in his lifetime.

 

 

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