Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Rock Around the Clock
Bill Haley & His Comets 2:14
2 Honey Love
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters 2:27
3 Sincerely
The Moonglows 3:13
4 Speedo
The Cadillacs 2:22
5 Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley 4 2:32
6 Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight
The Spaniels 2:46
7 Shake, Rattle and Roll
Big Joe Turner 5 3:02
8 The Great Pretender
The Platters 2:42
9 I Hear You Knocking
Smiley Lewis 2:48
10 Work With Me Annie
The Midnighters 2:52
11 Earth Angel
The Penguins 3:00
12 Maybellene
Chuck Berry 3.6 2:23
13 Tutti-Frutti
Little Richard 2 2:27
14 Tweedle Dee
LaVern Baker 3:11
15 Ain't That a Shame
Fats Domino 2:29
16 Hearts of Stone
The Charms 2:36
17 Pledging My Love
Johnny Ace 2:32
18 Sh-Boom
The Chords 2:27
19 I Got a Woman
Ray Charles 2:55
20 Oh What a Dream
Ruth Brown 2:56
21 The Wallflower
Etta James 3:03
22 Gee
The Crows 2:11

Credits

CD 1

bass guitar:
Willie Dixon (1954-10) (track 3)
trumpet:
Joe Bridgewater (1954-11-18) (track 19)
Charles "Clanky" Whitley (1954-11-18) (track 19)
drums:
Frank Kirkland (track 5)
Billy Gussak (1954-04-12) (track 1)
Wesley Landers (Jazz drummer) (1954-10) (track 3)
Glenn Brooks (1954-11-18) (track 19)
guitar:
Bo Diddley (track 5)
Bill Haley (1954-04-12) (track 1)
Walter Scott (US blues guitarist) (1954-10) (track 3)
Wesley Jackson (US R&B guitarist) (1954-11-18) (track 19)
Chuck Berry (1955-05-21) (track 12)
bass:
Jimmy Bell (jazz bassist) (1954-11-18) (track 19)
maracas:
Jerome Green (track 5)
maracas [possibly]:
Leonard Chess (1955-05-21) (track 12)
Jerome Green (1955-05-21) (track 12)
double bass:
Marshall Lytle (1954-04-12) (track 1)
Willie Dixon (1955-05-21) (track 12)
electric guitar:
Danny Cedrone (1954-04-12) (track 1)
steel guitar:
William F. 'Billy' Williamson (1954-04-12) (track 1)
piano:
Johnny Grande (1954-04-12) (track 1)
Johnny Young (jazz pianist) (1954-10) (track 3)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1954-11-18) (track 19)
Johnnie Johnson (1955-05-21) (track 12)
baritone saxophone:
David “Fathead” Newman (1954-11-18) (track 19)
tenor saxophone:
Joey D'Ambrosio (1954-04-12) (track 1)
Eddie Chamblee (1954-10) (track 3)
arranger:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track 19)
Harry Filler (track 1)
baritone vocals:
Harvey Fuqua (1954-10) (track 3)
bass vocals:
Prentiss Barnes (1954-10) (track 3)
composer:
Chuck Berry (track 12)
Charles Calhoun (track 7)
Buck Ram (track 8)
Alan Freed (– 1954-10) (track 3)
Harvey Fuqua (– 1954-10) (track 3)
Ellas McDaniel (– 1955-03-02) (track 5)
Jimmy De Knight (1952) (track 1)
Max C. Freedman (1952) (track 1)
lead vocals:
Bobby Lester (1954-10) (track 3)
Chuck Berry (1955-05-21) (track 12)
lyricist:
Chuck Berry (track 12)
Charles Calhoun (track 7)
Buck Ram (track 8)
Alan Freed (– 1954-10) (track 3)
Harvey Fuqua (– 1954-10) (track 3)
Ellas McDaniel (– 1955-03-02) (track 5)
Jimmy De Knight (1952) (track 1)
Max C. Freedman (1952) (track 1)
mastering:
Erick Labson (track 12)
producer:
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (track 12)
Ahmet Ertegun (track 19)
Jerry Wexler (track 19)
solo tenor saxophone:
Donald Wilkerson (1954-11-18) (track 19)
tenor vocals:
Pete Graves (US doo-wop vocalist, member of The Moonglows) (1954-10) (track 3)
vocals:
Bo Diddley (track 5)
Bill Haley (1954-04-12) (track 1)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1954-11-18) (track 19)
writer:
Dave Bartholomew (track 15)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track 19)
Fats Domino (track 15)
William Edwards (The Chords) (track 18)
Carl Feaster (track 18)
Claude Feaster (track 18)
James Keyes (track 18)
McPhatter (track 2)
Floyd McRae (track 18)
Renald Richard (track 19)
Don Robey (track 17)
Jerry Wexler (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
Geffen Records (2003) (track 12)
publisher:
P.M.P.C. Inc. (track 2)
Panther Music Corp (track 8)
Regent Music Corp. (track 3)
Travis Music, Inc. (track 15)
recorded at:
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1955-05-21) (track 12)
later releases:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 18) (track 12)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 215) (track 18)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 352) (track 8)
cover recording of:
later parody versions:
Rock Around the Clock (Bubblerock's version) (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
Hausmasta Rock (track 1)
Élixir rock (Rock Around The Clock) (track 1)
later translated versions:
Rock Around the Clock (Version of Los Hispanos) (track 1)
Rund um die Uhr (track 1)
Tunnista toiseen (track 1)
加價熱潮 (track 1)
later versions:
Maybellene (track 12)
recording of:
Bo Diddley (track 5)
Honey Love (track 2)
Pledging My Love (track 17)
Sh‐Boom (track 18)
Sincerely (track 3)
Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley's version) (1954-04-12) (track 1)
I Got a Woman (1954-11-18) (track 19)
Maybellene (1955-05-21) (track 12)
referred to in medleys:
Swing the Mood (tracks 1, 7)
version of:
We're Gonna Rock Around the Clock (Original Freedman / De Knight version) (track 1)

Release Group

part of: The Rock 'n' Roll Era (Time-Life Music) (number: 8)
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/480024 [info]