Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 What You've Done to Me
Paul Anka feat. Micki Marlo 2:24
2 Mona Lisa
Conway Twitty 2:24
3 Stupid Cupid
Connie Francis 2:11
4 Blueberry Hill
Fats Domino 5 2:21
5 The Great Pretender
The Platters 2:39
6 Oh! Carol
Neil Sedaka 2:15
7 Oh Lonesome Me
Don Gibson 2:30
8 Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
Jerry Lee Lewis 2:52
9 Dream Lover
Bobby Darin 3.5 2:30
10 Buona sera
Louis Prima 2:59
11 Everybody Loves a Lover
Doris Day 2:44
12 Just Walking in the Rain
Johnnie Ray 2:39
13 Love Potion No 9
The Clovers 1:50
14 A Teenager in Love
Dion & The Belmonts 5 2:35
15 He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Laurie London 2:21
16 Tom Dooley
The Kingston Trio 3:03
17 Personality
Lloyd Price 2:34
18 Sweet Little Sixteen
Chuck Berry 3.35 3:01
19 Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers 5 2:17
20 Love Letters in the Sand
Pat Boone 2:14
21 The Three Bells (Les trois cloches)
The Browns 2:51
22 Be-Bop-A-Lula
Gene Vincent 5 2:35
23 Tequila
The Champs 5 2:10
24 Rock Around the Clock
Bill Haley & His Comets 2:11
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 That'll Be the Day
Buddy Holly 2:16
2 Wake Up Little Susie
The Everly Brothers 5 2:00
3 Diana
Paul Anka 5 2:26
4 Summertime Blues
Eddie Cochran 1:58
5 Living Doll
Cliff Richard 2:38
6 What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For
Emile Ford & The Checkmates 2:01
7 When
Kalin Twins 2:25
8 Running Bear
Johnny Preston 2:36
9 Poor Little Fool
Ricky Nelson 2:31
10 Blue Suede Shoes
Carl Perkins 4 2:14
11 At the Hop
Danny & The Juniors 3.5 2:31
12 Red River Rock
Johnny and The Hurricanes 2:08
13 Venus
Frankie Avalon 5 2:22
14 Singing the Blues
Guy Mitchell 2:25
15 Book of Love
The Monotones 5 2:19
16 Do You Want to Dance
Bobby Freeman 2:36
17 Donna
Ritchie Valens 5 2:22
18 Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
Harry Belafonte 5 3:05
19 Patricia
Pérez Prado 2:07
20 Sugartime
The McGuire Sisters 2:32
21 The Battle of New Orleans
Johnny Horton 2:30
22 Greenfields
The Brothers Four 3:02
23 Volare (Nel blu dipinto di blu)
Domenico Modugno 4 3:36
24 Petite Fleur
The Chris Barber Jazz and Blues Band 2:42

Credits

CD 1

drumset [drums]:
Dickie Harrell (1956-05-04) (track 22)
trumpet:
Louis Prima (1956-04-19) (track 10)
drums:
Jasper Thomas (1972-03-29) (track 18)
guitar:
Jack Marshall (guitarist, conductor, and composer) (1956-04-19) (track 10)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Cliff Gallup (1956-05-04) (track 22)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Willie Williams (50s rock guitarist) (1956-05-04) (track 22)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (1957-12) (track 18)
double bass [bass]:
Amato Rodrigues (1956-04-19) (track 10)
double bass [upright bass]:
Jack Neal (1956-05-04) (track 22)
electric guitar:
Chuck Berry (1957-12) (track 18)
piano:
Willie McCumber (1956-04-19) (track 10)
Johnnie Johnson (1972-03-29) (track 18)
tenor saxophone:
Sam Butera (1956-04-19) (track 10)
trombone:
James Blount, Jr. (1956-04-19) (track 10)
additional writer:
George Goldner (track 19)
Jimmy Merchant (track 19)
Herman Santiago (singer for Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers) (track 19)
composer:
Robert Allen (US songwriter/arranger/pianist) (track 11)
Bobby Darin (track 9)
Don Gibson (track 7)
Vincent Rose (track 4)
Neil Sedaka (track 6)
Mort Shuman (track 14)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 15)
Chuck Berry (track 18)
Chuck Rio (track 23)
Harold Logan (track 17)
Lloyd Price (track 17)
Buck Ram (track 5)
lead vocals:
Chuck Berry (1957-12) (track 18)
lyricist:
Bobby Darin (track 9)
Don Gibson (track 7)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 15)
Richard Adler (musical composer/lyricist) (track 11)
Chuck Berry (track 18)
Chuck Rio (track 23)
Howard Greenfield (track 6)
Al Lewis (Tin Pan Alley era lyricist) (track 4)
Harold Logan (track 17)
Doc Pomus (track 14)
Lloyd Price (track 17)
Buck Ram (track 5)
Larry Stock (track 4)
mastering:
Erick Labson (track 18)
performer:
Dion & The Belmonts (track 14)
producer:
Ahmet Ertegun (track 9)
Voyle Gilmore (track 10)
Jerry Wexler (track 9)
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (1957-12) (track 18)
spoken vocals [dialogue]:
Wolfman Jack (track 19)
vocals:
Louis Prima (1956-04-19) (track 10)
Keely Smith (1956-04-19) (track 10)
Gene Vincent (1956-05-04) (track 22)
writer:
Johnny Bragg (track 12)
Tex Davis (track 22)
Roy Hall (US rockabilly pianist & songwriter) (track 8)
Buddy Killen (track 12)
Morris Levy (track 19)
Frankie Lymon (track 19)
Robert Riley (track 12)
Gene Vincent (track 22)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 16)
publisher:
Arc Music (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 18)
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 18)
Panther Music Corp (track 5)
Patricia Music (track 19)
recorded at:
Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States (1956-04-19) (track 10)
Owen Bradley Studio (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1956-05-04) (track 22)
part of:
cover recording of:
Blueberry Hill (1956-07) (track 4)
is the basis for:
Be-Bop Confidential (track 22)
Dis! O dis! (track 11)
Oh ! Quelle nuit (track 7)
Surfin’ U.S.A. (track 18)
Tequila (Terrorvision cover) (track 23)
What Happened (Sublime) (track 23)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Be bop a lula (French translation) (track 22)
Den som glad är (track 11)
Ptačí nářečí (track 7)
Wo bleib i? (track 7)
later versions:
J'ai rêvé (Dream Lover) (track 9)
Personnalités (Personality) (track 17)
recording of:
A Teenager in Love (track 14)
Dream Lover (track 9)
Oh Lonesome Me (track 7)
Oh! Carol (track 6)
Personality (track 17)
Tequila (track 23)
Tom Dooley (track 16)
Be‐Bop‐a‐Lula (1956-05-04) (track 22)
Sweet Little Sixteen (1957-12) (track 18)
referred to in medleys:
Good Old Rock 'N Roll (tracks 8, 18)
Diana / Little Darlin’ / Oh! Carol / Runaway (Raul Seixas medley) (track 6)

CD 2

drums:
Osie Johnson (1955-10-20) (track 18)
W.S. Holland (1955-12) (track 10)
flute:
Herbert Levy (1955-10-20) (track 18)
guitar:
Millard Thomas (1955-10-20) (track 18)
Jay Perkins (1955-12) (track 10)
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (1955-12) (track 10)
double bass:
Milt Hinton (1955-10-20) (track 18)
Clayton Perkins (1955-12) (track 10)
congas:
Alexander Cambrelen (1955-10-20) (track 18)
Mario Castillo (1955-10-20) (track 18)
additional lyricist:
William Attaway (1955) (track 18)
Irving Burgie (1955) (track 18)
choir vocals:
Charles Colman (1955-10-20) (track 18)
J. Hamilton Grandison (1955-10-20) (track 18)
Joseph Lewis (1955-10-20) (track 18)
Lord Burgess (1955-10-20) (track 18)
Brock Peters (1955-10-20) (track 18)
Sherman Sneed (1955-10-20) (track 18)
Herbert L. Stubbs (1955-10-20) (track 18)
John White (50s US vocalist) (1955-10-20) (track 18)
Gloria Wynder (1955-10-20) (track 18)
chorus master:
Peter de Angelis (track 13)
composer:
Sidney Bechet (track 24)
Ritchie Valens (track 17)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 18)
Paul Anka (track 3)
Lionel Bart (track 5)
Ed Marshall (track 13)
Domenico Modugno (tracks 23, 23)
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (1955) (track 10)
conductor:
Jack Pleis (track 7)
Peter de Angelis (track 13)
Tony Scott (bop/jazz clarinetist) (1955-10-20) (track 18)
lead vocals:
Harry Belafonte (1955-10-20) (track 18)
lyricist:
Ritchie Valens (track 17)
Paul Anka (track 3)
Lionel Bart (track 5)
Fernand Bonifay (track 24)
Ed Marshall (track 13)
Franco Migliacci (tracks 23, 23)
Domenico Modugno (tracks 23, 23)
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (1955) (track 10)
orchestra:
Tony Scott's Orchestra & Chorus (1955-10-20) (track 18)
performer:
Frankie Avalon (track 13)
Monty Sunshine (track 24)
producer:
Herman Diaz, Jr. (track 18)
translator:
Mitchell Parish (track 23)
vocals:
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (1955-12) (track 10)
writer:
Boudleaux Bryant (track 2)
Felice Bryant (track 2)
Jerry Capehart (track 4)
Eddie Cochran (track 4)
Warren Davis (track 15)
Paul Evans (50s US rock n roll singer/songwriter) (track 7)
John Madara (track 11)
George Malone (track 15)
Mitchell Parish (track 23)
Charles Patrick (track 15)
Jack Reardon (track 7)
Arthur Singer (track 11)
David White (rock ’n’ roll pianist & songwriter, member of Danny & the Juniors) (track 11)
Franco Migliacci (track 23)
Domenico Modugno (track 23)
phonographic copyright by:
Chancellor (1959 –) (track 13)
publisher:
American Music (track 4)
Caribe Music Corp. (track 18)
Epa Publishing (track 3)
Hi Lo Music (track 10)
Warner/Chappell (track 24)
recorded at:
Webster Hall in New York, New York, United States (1955-10-20) (track 18)
DJ-mixes:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 95) (track 10)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 311) (track 2)
arrangements:
Wo mer endlich Sommer hann (translated) (track 4)
cover recording of:
Petite fleur (track 24)
later parody versions:
Krásný Pepek (track 3)
Vaivaisen luut (track 4)
later translated versions:
Diana (track 3)
Diana (track 3)
G'nagelte Schuach (track 10)
I det blå (track 23)
Wenn (track 7)
ダイアナ (track 3)
ヴォラーレ (track 23)
later versions:
Diana (Raul Seixas version) (track 3)
Histoire d'amour (track 15)
When (track 7)
recording of:
At the Hop (track 11)
Book of Love (track 15)
Diana (track 3)
Donna (track 17)
Living Doll (track 5)
Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) (track 23)
Summertime Blues (track 4)
Venus (track 13)
When (track 7)
Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) (Burgess/Attaway version made famous by Harry Belafonte) (1955-10-20) (track 18)
Blue Suede Shoes (1955-12) (track 10)
referred to in medleys:
Raggarkungen (track 10)
Oldies Medley (Carpenters in Japan) (track 15)
Spaghetti mix (track 23)
Swing the Mood (tracks 2, 11)
translated parody version of:
Sammarkveld Blues (track 4)
translated version of:
Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) (track 23)
version of:
Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) (Original folk song) (track 18)