Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Betty Lou Got a New Pair of Shoes
Bobby Freeman 2:27
2 Mona
Bo Diddley 2:23
3 (Night Time Is) The Right Time
Ray Charles 5 3:29
4 Idol With the Golden Head
The Coasters 2:24
5 Priscilla
Eddie Cooley 2:32
6 Every Night (I Pray)
The Chantels 2:04
7 Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Chuck Berry 3 2:17
8 I Can't Quit You Baby
Otis Rush 3:08
9 Bright Lights, Big City
Jimmy Reed 2:45
10 I Pity the Fool
Bobby “Blue” Bland 2:38
11 All I Could Do Was Cry
Etta James 2:57
12 I Idolize You
Ike & Tina Turner 2:50
13 That's What Girls Are Made For
The Spinners 3:11
14 That's How Heartaches Are Made
Baby Washington 2:42
15 Driving Wheel
Junior Parker 2:38
16 Cry to Me
Solomon Burke 2:34
17 Doggin' Around
Jackie Wilson 2:42
18 Midnight Stroll
The Revels 2:32
19 Who Do You Love
The Sapphires 2:39
20 I (Who Have Nothing)
Ben E. King 2:25
21 I Wake Up Crying
Chuck Jackson 2:19
22 Make It Easy on Yourself
Jerry Butler 2:36

Credits

CD 1

trumpet:
Marcus Belgrave (1958-10-28) (track 3)
Lee "Ricky" Harper" (trumpet) (1958-10-28) (track 3)
drums:
Melvin Billups (1956-04-16) (track 7)
Milt Turner (1958-10-28) (track 3)
guitar:
Chuck Berry (1956-04-19) (track 7)
bass:
Edgar Willis (bass) (1958-10-28) (track 3)
electric piano:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1958-10-28) (track 3)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (1956-04-19) (track 7)
piano:
Johnnie Johnson (1956-04-19) (track 7)
baritone saxophone [baritone sax]:
Bennie "Hank" Crawford (1958-10-28) (track 3)
arranger:
Burt Bacharach (track 22)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track 3)
Riley Hampton (track 11)
background vocals:
The Raelettes (1958-10-28) (track 3)
composer:
Burt Bacharach (track 22)
Lew Herman (track 3)
Bert Russell (track 16)
Chuck Berry (track 7)
Paul Tarnopol (track 17)
conductor:
Riley Hampton (track 11)
lead vocals:
Etta James (track 11)
Chuck Berry (1956-04-19) (track 7)
lyricist:
Bert Russell (track 16)
Chuck Berry (track 7)
Hal David (track 22)
Paul Tarnopol (track 17)
mastering:
Erick Labson (track 7)
orchestra:
producer:
Leonard Chess (track 11)
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (track 11)
Phil Chess (track 11)
Ahmet Ertegun (track 3)
Jerry Wexler (track 3)
Bert Russell (track 16)
solo alto saxophone [alto sax]:
David “Fathead” Newman (1958-10-28) (track 3)
vocals:
Solomon Burke (track 16)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1958-10-28) (track 3)
Margie Hendrix (1958-10-28) (track 3)
writer:
Billy Davis (r&b producer/songwriter/performer Roquel Davis) (track 11)
Berry Gordy (track 11)
Gwen Gordy (known as Gwen Gordy Fuqua since 1961) (track 11)
Bob Halley (track 14)
Ben Raleigh (track 14)
phonographic copyright by:
Geffen Records (2003) (track 7)
publisher:
Arc Music (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 7)
Sloopy II Music (track 16)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 16)
recorded at:
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1956-04-19) (track 7)
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957-1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1958-10-28) (track 3)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 375) (track 7)
cover recording of:
Cry to Me (track 16)
Night Time Is the Right Time (1958-10-28) (track 3)
later versions:
Détective privé (track 7)
recording of:
Doggin' Around (track 17)
Brown Eyed Handsome Man (1956-04-19) (track 7)
All I Could Do Was Cry (1960-01) (track 11)

Release Group

part of: The Rock 'n' Roll Era (Time-Life Music) (number: 48)