Rock 'n Roll, I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life, Vol 3: 1959-1962

Artist Song Buy
Bobby Darin  Dream Lover  buy on itunes
The Coasters  Charlie Brown  buy on itunes
Dion & The Belmonts  A Teenager In Love  buy on itunes
Frankie Ford  Sea Cruise  buy on itunes
The Isley Brothers  Shout  buy on itunes
Lloyd Price  Stagger Lee  buy on itunes
The Mystics  Hushabye  buy on itunes
Brenda Lee  Sweet Nothin's  buy on itunes
Chubby Checker  The Twist  buy on itunes
Connie Francis  Everybody's Somebody's Fool  buy on itunes
The Drifters  Save The Last Dance For Me  buy on itunes
Ike & Tina Turner  A Fool In Love  buy on itunes
Rosie & The Originals  Angel Baby  buy on itunes
Sam Cooke  Wonderful World  buy on itunes
The Shadows  Apache  buy on itunes
The Ventures  Walk, Don't Run  buy on itunes
Wanda Jackson  Let's Have A Party  buy on itunes
Elvis Presley  (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame  buy on itunes
The Marcels  Blue Moon  buy on itunes
The Beach Boys  Surfin' Safari  buy on itunes
The Beatles  Love Me Do  buy on itunes
Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers  Monster Mash  buy on itunes
Booker T & The MG's  Green Onions  buy on itunes
Cliff Richard  The Young Ones  buy on itunes
The Crystals  He's A Rebel  buy on itunes
Freddy Cannon  Palisades Park  buy on itunes
Gene Chandler  Duke Of Earl  buy on itunes
Joey Dee & The Starlighters  Peppermint Twist  buy on itunes
The John Barry Seven  James Bond Theme  buy on itunes
The Tornadoes  Telstar  buy on itunes


Ok, here's volume 3 of my history of rock 'n roll series. As before, the "one artist, one song" rule applies.

A number of classic songs and quite a few of my favourites have been omitted due to space limitations, but I think this mix pretty much captures the spirit of the era when Rock 'n Roll was losing its heroes - Buddy Holly died, Little Richard found religion, Jerry Lee Lewis was ostracized for marrying his underage cousin, Elvis went to the army, etc, etc - and before the Beatles and The Rolling Stones picked-up American Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n Roll and sent it back Stateside in a very big way. (I can't believe that last bit is all in one sentence! Sorry.)

Soul was starting to make its presence felt with songs by Booker T, Ike & Tina and Sam Cooke. Instrumentals were getting big and Surf Rock was very popular. Space-age pop was "launched" with 'Telstar' and The Twist was the big dance-craze.

The Beatles recorded 3 versions of 'Love Me Do' with 3 different drummers - the one included here is the 1962 single version featuring Ringo Starr.


Date: 1/30/2005
Excellent. So many classics.
Date: 1/31/2005
Can't fault any of the selections, Brian. Every one a "foot-tapper"
Date: 1/31/2005
Some great songs here.Especially like Lloyd Price, The Marcels & The John Barry Seven.
Mike Eternity
Date: 1/31/2005
This mix deserves 5 million stars. One of the best I've ever seen here on AOTM, and I love that you put it into historical context. Bravo! :)
Date: 2/1/2005
Great mix ,nice to see someone remembering "Palisades Park ". One of my all time Favourites.

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