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The Singles Collection 1948-60

Bill Haley
Styles: Country, Pop, Rock 'n' roll
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3222
Bill Haley’s place in rock ‘n’ roll history hardly needs underlining, but suffice to say that his landmark No. 1 hit with “Rock Around The Clock” in 1955 was one of the most significant records in pop history, identified as the record which properly ignited the rock ‘n’ roll explosion, although he had already had a significant hit with “Crazy Man Crazy” Even before then, he had paid his dues as a country artist with his groups The Four Aces Of Western Swing and The Saddlemen, and having made his worldwide breakthrough with his band The Comets, he went on to have a string of memorable rock ‘n’ roll hits on both sides of the Atlantic through the 1950s. This great-value 57-track collection features all those hits, including the Top 10 classics “See You Later Alligator”, “Shake Rattle And Roll”, “Razzle Dazzle”, “Rip It Up”, “Don’t Knock The Rock” and others. Alongside those hits are selected A & B sides from his singles from his early career on the Holiday, Cowboy, Center and Essex labels with The Four Aces Of Western Swing, Johnny Clifton & His String Band, Reno Browne & Her Buckaroos and Bill Haley and the Saddlemen, and from his Decca and Warner Bros. singles with The Comets through to the dawn of the new decade. It’s an entertaining and substantial showcase for a hugely significant artist during the time he made such a dramatic impact on the world of pop.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals Bill Haley & The Four Aces of Western Swing
2 Candy Kisses Bill Haley & The Four Aces of Western Swing
3 Loveless Blues Johnny Clifton & His String Band
4 Sweet Little Girl From Nevada Reno Browne & Her Buckaroos
5 Rocket 88 Bill Haley and the Saddlemen
6 Juke Box Cannonball Bill Haley and the Saddlemen
7 Rock The Joint Bill Haley and the Saddlemen
8 Rocking Chair On The Moon Bill Haley with the Saddlemen
9 Real Rock Drive Bill Haley and His Comets
10 Crazy, Man, Crazy Bill Haley with Haley's Comets
11 What'cha Gonna Do Bill Haley with Haley's Comets
12 Pat-A-Cake Bill Haley With Haley’s Comets
13 Live It Up Bill Haley and His Comets
14 I'll Be True Bill Haley And Haley’s Comets
15 Chattanooga Choo Choo Bill Haley & His Comets
16 (We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock Bill Haley & His Comets
17 Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town) Bill Haley & His Comets
18 Shake, Rattle And Roll Bill Haley & His Comets
19 A.B.C Boogie Bill Haley & His Comets
20 Dim,Dim The Lights Bill Haley & His Comets
21 Happy Baby Bill Haley & His Comets
22 Mambo Rock Bill Haley & His Comets
23 Birth Of The Boogie Bill Haley & His Comets
24 Razzle Dazzle Bill Haley & His Comets
25 Two Hound Dogs Bill Haley & His Comets
26 Burn That Candle Bill Haley & His Comets
27 Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie Bill Haley & His Comets
28 See You Later, Alligator Bill Haley & His Comets
29 The Paper Boy Bill Haley & His Comets
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 R-O-C-K Bill Haley & His Comets
2 The Saints Rock & Roll Bill Haley & His Comets
3 Hot Dog Buddy Buddy Bill Haley & His Comets
4 Rockin' Thru The Rye Bill Haley & His Comets
5 Rip It Up Bill Haley & His Comets
6 Teenager's Mother Bill Haley & His Comets
7 Rudy's Rock Bill Haley & His Comets
8 Blue Comet Blues Bill Haley & His Comets
9 Don't Knock The Rock Bill Haley & His Comets
10 Choo Choo Ch'boogie Bill Haley & His Comets
11 Hook Line And Sinker Bill Haley & His Comets
12 Forty Cups Of Coffee Bill Haley & His Comets
13 (You Hit The Wrong Note) Billy Goat Bill Haley & His Comets
14 Miss You Bill Haley & His Comets
15 The Dipsy Doodle Bill Haley & His Comets
16 How Many Bill Haley & His Comets
17 It's A Sin Bill Haley & His Comets
18 Skinny Minnie Bill Haley & His Comets
19 Lean Jean Bill Haley & His Comets
20 Whoa Mabel Bill Haley & His Comets
21 Corrine Corrina Bill Haley & His Comets
22 I Got A Woman Bill Haley & His Comets
23 A Fool Such As I Bill Haley & His Comets
24 Caldonia Bill Haley & His Comets
25 Joey's Song Bill Haley & His Comets
26 Skokiaan Bill Haley & His Comets
27 Strictly Instrumental Bill Haley & His Comets
28 Tamiami Bill Haley & His Comets
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