Eddie Cochran Rocks

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CD Details

  • Released: July 13, 2010
  • Label: Bear Family

Tracks:

  • 1.Pink-Peg [Version 1]
  • 2.Blue Suede Shoes
  • 3.Long Tall Sally
  • 4.Twenty Flight Rock [Version 1]
  • 5.Completely Sweet [Version 1]
  • 6.Pink-Peg Slacks [Version 2]
  • 7.Mighty Mean
  • 8.Skinny Jim
  • 9.One Kiss
  • 10.Mean When I'm Mad
  • 11.Am I Blue
  • 12.Twenty-Flight Rock [Version 2]
  • 13.Completely Sweet [Version 2]
  • 14.Stockings and Shoes
  • 15.Cradle Baby
  • 16.Sweetie Pie
  • 17.Pretty Girl
  • 18.Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie
  • 19.Teenage Cutie
  • 20.Little Lou
  • 21.Cruisin' the Drive-In
  • 22.Nervous Breakdown [Version 1]
  • 23.Summertime Blues [US Single Version]
  • 24.Ah, Pretty Girl [Guitar Overdub]
  • 25.Nervous Breakdown [Version 2]
  • 26.Let's Get Together
  • 27.Teenage Heaven [Movie Version]
  • 28.C'mon Everybody [Speeded Up]
  • 29.My Way
  • 30.Teenage Heaven [Version 2]
  • 31.Weekend
  • 32.Somethin' Else
  • 33.Jelly Bean
  • 34.Don't Bye, Bye Baby Me
  • 35.Cut Across Shorty

Product Description:

Illustrators: Antoon Van Olderen; R.A. Andreas.
Photographers: Antoon Van Olderen; R.A. Andreas.
With his good looks, energetic stage presence, and intense love of electric guitar (not to mention the talent to use it as more than a prop), Eddie Cochran was the prototypical early rocker in the mid- to late '50s, and he foreshadowed, perhaps even more than Elvis Presley, the shape and form the nascent rock genre would take in the following decade. His recording career was brief, lasting only a little over four years, and his life was tragically short as well -- he died in 1960 and was only 21 years old -- but his legacy is a large one, topped by his near-perfect rock teen anthem "Summertime Blues," a song that continues to resonate and ring true 50 years after its original release in 1958. This fine 35-track single-disc sampler set from Bear Family Records collects the best rockers from Cochran's stay at Sylvester Cross' Crest Records and his later run at Liberty Records, covering Cochran's complete studio career from 1956 to 1960. These sides crackle with joy and energy, even if some of them, particularly the early Crest ones, are really little more than song demos. That Cochran loved what he was doing is obvious in tracks like "Skinny Jim," "Am I Blue," "Twenty-Flight Rock" (his second studio version is presented here), the immortal "Summertime Blues" (in the U.S. single version), and his final studio recording, "Cut Across Shorty," which is presented here at its original and intended speed -- for some reason the 1960 single was speeded up, raising everything nearly a full pitch. Simply put, in the parlance of the day, this guy was a cool cat -- the evidence for that is here. ~ Steve Leggett

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 790051713621
  • Shipping Weight: 0.28/lbs (approx)
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