American Heartbeat 1959

Artist: Various Artists
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060255182147
Cat No: DAY2CD214

£5.99

In musical terms, 1959 was the year rock’n’roll lost its first great singer-songwriter. Buddy Holly perished when the single-engined Beechcraft light aircraft in which he was travelling fell to earth in a snowstorm near Mason City, Iowa. He was accompanied by fellow stars the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens; we feature ‘Donna’, the last hit released in Valens’ lifetime. The pop world they left behind was one that represented every kind of music, both pre-rock and beyond. In 1959, the British Invasion was still a handful of years on the horizon, as were such earthshaking events as the Cuban missile crisis and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Enjoy the soundtrack to 12 rock ‘n’ rolling months.

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CD1

1. Fool Such As I – Elvis Presley
2. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – Buddy Holly
3. Lipstick On Your Collar – Connie Francis
4. Only Sixteen – Sam Cooke
5. (‘Til) I Kissed You – The Everly Brothers
6. El Paso – Marty Robbins
7. Handy Man – Jimmy Jones
8. Forty Miles Of Bad Road – Duane Eddy
9. Sixteen Candles – The Crests
10. Venus – Frankie Avalon
11. Come Softly To Me – The Fleetwoods
12. Pink Shoelaces – Dodie Stevens
13. Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)- The Impalas
14. Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb) –
Edd ‘Kookie’ Byrnes & Connie Stevens
15. Waterloo – Stonewall Jackson
16. Sweet Nothin’s – Brenda Lee
17. Sleep Walk – Santo & Johnny
18. Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin
19. Put Your Head On My Shoulder – Paul Anka
20. Be My Guest – Fats Domino
21. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – The Platters
22. Heartaches By The Number – Guy Mitchell
23. Kansas City – Wilbert Harrison
24. The Big Hurt – Toni Fisher
25. Don’t You Know – Della Reese

CD2

1. The All American Boy – Bill Parsons
2. The Battle Of New Orleans – Johnny Horton
3. It’s Late – Ricky Nelson
4. Teen Beat – Sandy Nelson
5. Running Bear – Johnny Preston
6. Donna – Ritchie Valens
7. Stagger Lee – Lloyd Price
8. Charlie Brown – The Coasters
9. The Happy Organ – Dave “Baby” Cortez
10. Here Comes Summer – Jerry Keller
11. Somethin’ Else – Eddie Cochran
12. A Teenager In Love – Dion & The Belmonts
13. My Heart Is An Open Book – Carl Dobkins Jnr
14. There Goes My Baby – The Drifters
15. Lavender Blue – Sammy Turner
16. Woo-Hoo – Rock-A-Teens
17. Tragedy – Thomas Wayne (At The Delons)
18. Sea Of Love – Phil Phillips
19. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans –
Freddy Cannon
20. The Three Bells – The Browns
21. In The Mood – Ernie Fields Orchestra
22. Little Queenie – Chuck Berry
23. Tiger – Fabian
24. Quiet Village – Martin Denny
25. It’s Just A Matter Of Time – Brook Benton