Tracklist

CD 1: Be
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 C’mon Everybody
Eddie Cochran 3 1:57
2 A Teenager in Love
Dion & The Belmonts 5 2:37
3 Blueberry Hill
Fats Domino 2:24
4 Love Potion No.9
The Clovers 1:53
5 She Cried
Jay & The Americans 2:56
6 Take Good Care of My Baby
Bobby Vee 2:29
7 Be‐Bop‐A‐Lula
Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps 5 2:36
8 Fun, Fun, Fun
The Beach Boys 2:20
9 Try the Impossible
Lee Andrews & The Hearts 3:05
10 Let the Good Times Roll
Shirley & Lee 2:24
11 Willie and the Hand Jive
Johnny Otis 2:36
12 Let’s Have a Party
Wanda Jackson 2:09
CD 2: Bop
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Denise
Randy & The Rainbows 1:58
2 One Fine Day
The Chiffons 2:10
3 Little Bitty Pretty One
Thurston Harris & The Sharps 2:23
4 Ain’t That a Shame
Fats Domino 2:30
5 Barbara Ann
The Beach Boys 2:12
6 Come Softly to Me
The Fleetwoods 2:21
7 Put You Head on My Shoulder
The Lettermen 2:38
8 The Wanderer
Dion & The Belmonts 2:49
9 Runaround Sue
Dion 2:42
10 Come a Little Bit Closer
Jay & The Americans 4 2:48
11 Party Doll
Roy Brown 2:13
12 Bluejean Bop
Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps 2:22
CD 3: A-Lula
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Mel Carter 2:28
2 He’s So Fine
The Chiffons 4 1:56
3 I Wonder Why
Dion & The Belmonts 2:22
4 I’m Walkin’
Fats Domino 2:08
5 Young Love
Sonny James 2:32
6 Walk Don’t Run
The Ventures 2:06
7 Devil or Angel
Bobby Vee 2:20
8 Summertime Blues
Eddie Cochran 1:59
9 Tell Him
The Exciters 2:38
10 I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More)
Barbara George 2:24
11 Cara, Mia
Jay & The Americans 2:34
12 You’re Sixteen
Johnny Burnette 1:55

Credits

CD 1: Be

drumset [drums]:
Dickie Harrell (1956-05-04) (track 7)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Cliff Gallup (1956-05-04) (track 7)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Willie Williams (50s rock guitarist) (1956-05-04) (track 7)
double bass [upright bass]:
Jack Neal (1956-05-04) (track 7)
composer:
Johnny Otis (track 11)
Mort Shuman (track 2)
lyricist:
Johnny Otis (track 11)
Doc Pomus (track 2)
performer:
vocals:
Gene Vincent (1956-05-04) (track 7)
writer:
Jerry Capehart (track 1)
Eddie Cochran (track 1)
Tex Davis (track 7)
Gene Vincent (track 7)
publisher:
EMI Unart Catalog (track 1)
recorded at:
Owen Bradley Studio (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1956-05-04) (track 7)
DJ-mixes:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 403) (track 1)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Be bop a lula (French translation) (track 7)
later versions:
recording of:
A Teenager in Love (track 2)
C’mon Everybody (track 1)
Be‐Bop‐a‐Lula (1956-05-04) (track 7)
referred to in medleys:
Swing the Mood (track 1)

CD 2: Bop

composer:
Carole King (track 2)
Ernie Maresca (track 9)
Fred Fassert (track 5)
lyricist:
Dion (US singer-songerwriter, blends doo-wop, pop rock & R&B) (track 9)
Fred Fassert (track 5)
Gerry Goffin (track 2)
writer:
Tommy Boyce (US songwriter of Boyce and Hart) (track 10)
Bobby Hart (track 10)
publisher:
Bronx Soul Music (track 9)
Cousins Music (track 5)
Mijac Music (track 9)
Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label) (track 9)
cover recording of:
Barbara-Ann (track 5)
Runaround Sue (track 9)
later parody versions:
Baa! We're Lambs! (track 5)
later translated versions:
Ma-ry-lène (Barbara Ann) (track 5)
Maîtresse (Runaround Sue) (track 9)
浮気なスー (track 9)
recording of:
One Fine Day (Carole King song) (track 2)

CD 3: A-Lula

recorded in:
Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1956-10-30) (track 5)
background vocals:
Gordon Stoker (1956-10-30) (track 5)
composer:
Blanche Carter (track 7)
Barbara George (track 10)
Johnny Smith (track 6)
Ronald Mack (60s US songwriter) (track 2)
lead vocals:
Sonny James (1956-10-30) (track 5)
lyricist:
Blanche Carter (track 7)
Barbara George (track 10)
Ronald Mack (60s US songwriter) (track 2)
writer:
Jerry Capehart (track 8)
Ric Cartey (track 5)
Eddie Cochran (track 8)
Carole Joyner (track 5)
publisher:
American Music (track 8)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 5)
part of:
arrangements:
Wo mer endlich Sommer hann (translated) (track 8)
cover recording of:
Devil or Angel (track 7)
Walk, Don’t Run (track 6)
Young Love (1956-10-30) (track 5)
later parody versions:
Vaivaisen luut (track 8)
later translated versions:
豪情夜 (track 2)
later versions:
My Sweet Lord (track 2)
recording of:
Summertime Blues (track 8)
He’s So Fine (1962) (track 2)
translated parody version of:
Sammarkveld Blues (track 8)