Bill HALEY & His Comets - Rock, Clocks & Alligators - All The Hits & More, 1953-1961

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BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS were, of course, the most important, catalytic artists in the arrival of Rock & Roll.

Their million-selling 'Crazy Man, Crazy', issued in 1953, is generally perceived as having been R&R's first major hit record, although their 'calling card' is of course 'Rock Around The Clock', the multi-million-selling worldwide hit that established R&R's arrival on an international stage.

Their other notable million-sellers include 'Shake, Rattle & Roll', 'Dim, Dim The Lights', 'Burn That Candle' and 'See You Later, Alligator'.

All are included on this unique compilation, which comprises all their twenty-six U.S. and U.K. hits between 1953 and 1960, plus a handful of subsequent, 1960-1961 follow-up singles.

Although it seems unlikely, their later, non-hit 45s are notoriously hard to find on CD, and sides like 'Chick Safari', 'Hawk', 'Let The Good Times Roll, Creole', 'Spanish Twist' and 'Warpaint' are invariably omitted from other Haley compilations.

Track Listing

1. CRAZY MAN, CRAZY
2. ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
3. SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL
4. DIM, DIM THE LIGHTS (I Want Some Atmosphere)
5. BIRTH OF THE BOOGIE
6. MAMBO ROCK
7. RAZZLE DAZZLE
8. BURN THAT CANDLE
9. ROCK-A-BEATIN' BOOGIE
10. SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR
11. R-O-C-K
12. THE SAINTS ROCK & ROLL
13. HOT DOG BUDDY BUDDY
14. ROCKIN' THROUGH THE RYE
15. RIP IT UP
16. TEENAGER'S MOTHER
17. RUDY'S ROCK
18. DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK
19. ROCK THE JOINT
20. FORTY CUPS OF COFFEE
21. (You Hit The Wrong Note) BILLY GOAT
22. SKINNY MINNIE
23. LEAN JEAN
24. JOEY'S SONG
25. SKOKIAAN
26. TAMIAMI
27. CHICK SAFARI
28. HAWK
29. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL, CREOLE
30. THE SPANISH TWIST
31. WARPAINT

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
August 14th, 2020
UPC Bar Code No
604988 10572 8