American Heartbeat 1955

Artist: Various Artists
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060255182680
Cat No: DAY2CD268

£5.99

Like a new-born foal, rock’n’roll in the mid Fifties was long-legged and full of unbridled energy, but was not really sure where to go or what to do with all that vitality. So we have the likes of Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley vying for chart positions with established crooners such as Perry Como, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Few, however, would deny the potency of such a heady mixture. As Dean Martin said, ‘Memories are made of this.’

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CD 1

1. Memories Are Made Of This – Dean Martin
2. Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & His Comets
3. Cry! Cry! Cry! – Johnny Cash
4. Ko-Ko-Mo (I Love You So) – Perry Como
5. The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane – The Ames Brothers
6. Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
7. Come Back My Love – The Cardinals
8. I Forgot To Remember To Forget – Elvis Presley
9. Sixteen Tons – Tennessee Ernie Ford
10. Black Denim Trousers And Motorcycle Boots – The Cheers
11. Ain’t That A Shame – Fats Domino
12. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White – Pérez Prado
13. Maybellene – Chuck Berry
14. It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie – Somethin’ Smith & The Redheads
15. Rock Love – The Fontane Sisters
16. Flip, Flop And Fly – Joe Turner
17. Adorable – The Drifters
18. Sincerely – The McGuire Sisters
19. Autumn Leaves – Roger Williams
20. Only You – The Platters
21. Song Of The Wild – Slim Whitman
22. Don’t Be Angry – Nappy Brown
23. Love And Marriage – Frank Sinatra
24. Let Me Go, Lover – Teresa Brewer
25. Unchained Melody – Les Baxter & His Orchestra

CD 2

1. The Great Pretender – The Platters
2. I Hear You Knocking – Gale Storm
3. Baby Let’s Play House – Elvis Presley
4. Seventeen – Boyd Bennett & His Rockets
5. The Yellow Rose Of Texas – Mitch Miller
6. Mister Sandman – The Four Aces
7. Speedoo – The Cadillacs
8. Cry Me A River – Julie London
9. Hearts Of Stone – The Charms
10. The Shifting, Whispering Sands – Rusty Draper
11. The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry) – Etta James
12. Pledging My Love – Johnny Ace
13. A Blossom Fell – Nat “King” Cole
14. Tweedlee Dee – LaVern Baker & The Gliders
15. Hummingbird – Les Paul & Mary Ford
16. Shake, Rattle And Roll – Bill Haley & His Comets
17. A Fool For You – Ray Charles
18. Yonder Comes A Sucker – Jim Reeves
19. My Babe – Little Walter
20. Earth Angel – The Penguins
21. At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama) – Pat Boone
22. Blue Velvet – The Clovers
23. The House Of Blue Lights – Chuck Miller
24. Beetle-Bug-Bop – The Collins Kids
25. Nuttin’ For Christmas – Barry Gordon