Big Box of Rock 'n' Roll [CD]

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • SKU: 21222606
  • Release Date: Not Yet Announced
  • 5.0 (2)
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5
REMEMBERING WHEN ROCK 'N' ROLL WAS YOUNG Posted by: from: U.S.A. on "BIG BOX OF ROCK 'N' ROLL" IS A TRULY SIMPLE TO THE POINT AND VERY APPROPRIATE TITLE FOR THIS BOXED COLLECTION. I, ONCE AGAIN, FIND MYSELF IN THE POSITION OF FIRST CUSTOMER TO REVIEW A PRODUCT, SO I WILL TRY MY BEST TO DO SO. THIS IS A WONDERFUL COMPILATION OF MANY OF THE BEST AND MOST FAMOUS ROCK 'N' ROLL SONGS, BY SOME OF THE "ORIGINATORS OF ROCK 'N' ROLL MUSIC". THE INITIAL DECADE OF THE PEAK OF EARLY ROCK 'N' ROLL, CIRCA 1954 THRU 1964, IS RIGHT HERE. THIS BOXED SET CONTAINS THREE JEWEL CASES, WITH TWO COMPACT-DISCS IN EACH, AND EXACTLY TWENTY-FIVE ORIGINAL HIT R&R SONG TRACKS, BY AN IMPRESSIVE ARRAY OF THE SINGLE ARTISTS AND THE GROUPS, USUALLY REFERRED TO AS THE "ORIGINATORS OF ROCK 'N' ROLL MUSIC". THESE ARE SOME OF THE ARTISTS AND THEIR SONGS THAT CONTRIBUTED A NEW FLAVOR TO THE MUSIC GENRE OF THAT TIME, AND PROVED TO BE SO INFLUENTIAL ON SOCIETY, MUSIC HISTORY, AND TO NUMEROUS OTHER ARTISTS THAT FOLLOWED. INCLUDED IN THIS COLLECTION, AMONG OTHERS, ARE ELVIS PRESLEY, JERRY LEE LEWIS, CARL PERKINS, CHUCK BERRY, FATS DOMINO, LITTLE RICHARD, BUDDY HOLLY, RITCHIE VALENS, EDDIE COCHRAN, THE BIG BOPPER, BRENDA LEE, ROY ORBISON, JIMMIE RODGERS, SAM COOKE, RICKY NELSON, CONNIE FRANCIS, THE DRIFTERS, THE PLATTERS, DION AND THE BELMONTS, THE SHIRELLES, LITTLE ANTHONY AND THE IMPERIALS, FRANKIE LYMON AND THE TEENAGERS, PLUS MUCH MORE. THAT IS A TOTAL OF 150 ORIGINAL HIT SONGS, AT AN AMAZINGLY LOW PRICE. THAT'S NOT TO SAY THAT THERE AREN'T LOTS OF SIMILAR COLLECTIONS ON THE MARKET. HOWEVER, FOR ONE EXAMPLE, A SIMILAR COLLECTION FROM "TIME-LIFE MUSIC", WITH ACTUALLY NOT MORE TRACKS OFFERED, WOULD COST FOUR OR FIVE TIMES MORE. ALSO, IF YOU WERE TO SEARCH FOR THESE COLLECTIBLE "OLDIES" ON VINYL 45RPM, THAT WOULD COST A SMALL FORTUNE, AND SOUND QUITE DULL AND SCRATCHY. THE AUDIO QUALITY OF THESE TRACKS, HAVING BEEN INITIALLY RECORDED DURING A TIME WHEN IN-STUDIO RECORDINGS MEANT BOTH HONEST & REAL MUSIC FEEL, BUT ON INFERIOR QUALITY ANALOG TAPES, NOT USING IMPROVED DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY. YET, EACH HAS OBVIOUSLY BEEN DIGITALLY REMASTERED AND ENHANCED SO AS TO SOUND CLEAN AND RICH. IT IS ALMOST AS IF THESE LEGENDS ARE HERE AND FIRST RECORDING THESE VALUABLE SONGS TODAY. ACCORDING TO THE PACKAGING, I NOTICED THESE ARE RECENTLY REMASTERED AND REISSUED AS OF 2013. INTERESTINGLY, THIS YEAR OF 2014 IS CONSIDERED BY MUSIC HISTORIANS TO BE THE SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF ROCK 'N' ROLL MUSIC. FURTHER, IT REALLY DOESN'T SEEM TOO LONG AGO WHEN THERE STILL WERE A FEW RADIO STATIONS, WHICH SPECIALIZED IN "OLDIES BUT GOODIES". THEIR DISC-JOCKEYS WOULD OFFER THE PERSONAL TOUCH OF PLAYING THESE SONGS, AND ACCEPTING PHONED-IN DEDICATIONS AND REQUESTS, WHILE RELAYING TRIVIA ON THE ARTISTS, THE SONG WRITERS, ETC. I, PERSONALLY, FOUND THAT ABSOLUTELY ENJOYABLE. EVEN SO, THIS IS EVEN BETTER, SINCE ANYONE WHO WISHES TO HEAR THESE ORIGINAL HIT R&R SONGS CAN LISTEN TO THIS MATERIAL WHENEVER THEY CHOOSE TO. TO QUOTE THE ARTIST CHUCK BERRY "HAIL, HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL.....LONG LIVE ROCK 'N' ROLL"!!!

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5
Oldies but goodies Posted by: from: on I love this box set, so many great songs and great memories.

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