Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security (6-CD)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released: October 4, 2005
  • Label: Bear Family

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - p.78
"[T]hese pieces - by turns jovial, haunting, and chilling - form an unforgettable mosaic of anxious Americana." - Grade: B
Dirty Linen - p.55
"ATOMIC PLATTERS is one of the best-conceived and most enjoyable boxes in the entire Bear Family catalog....It certainly brings back the fear, foolishness and out-and-out madness of the ear..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.116
4 stars out of 5 -- "Spanning country, R&B, rock'n'roll, doo wop and rockabilly this box shows the fertility of American music at a deadly time."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.79
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t collects together rock'n'roll, R&B, soul, hillbilly music and pop, either warning us of the fearful dangers of Communism and genuine threat of atomic war, or more playfully using The Bomb and Commie-baiting as teenage metaphors..."
Uncut (magazine) - p.110
5 stars out of 5 -- "Over 100 songs, ranging from The Louvin Brothers to Bo Diddley address the post-war stand-off between America and the USSR."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Intro: Conelrad Radio Alert Real Thing
  • 2.Atomic Cocktail - Slim Gaillard Quartet
  • 3.You Hit Me Baby Like an Atomic Bomb - Fay Simmons
  • 4.Get That Communist, Joe - Kavaliers
  • 5.Atomic Power - Buchanan Bros
  • 6.Civil Defense Spot: Excellent Chances - Graucho Marx
  • 7.Atomic Baby - Amos Milburn
  • 8.Tic, Tic, Tic - Doris Day
  • 9.Atom Bomb Baby - The Five Stars
  • 10.I'm No Communist - Carson Robison
  • 11.Civil Defense Spot: How Much Time Do We Have
  • 12.(Keep Working)
  • 13.Atomic Nightmare - Talbot Brothers of Bermuda
  • 14.Satellite Baby - Skip Stanley
  • 15.Fujiyama Mama - Wanda Jackson
  • 16.Thirteen Women (And Only One Man in Town) - Bill Haley & His Comets
  • 17.Civil Defense Spot: Pattern of Survival - Bob Hope
  • 18.No, No Joe - Hank Williams
  • 19.When They Found the Atomic Power - Hawkshaw Hawkins
  • 20.I'm Gonna Dig Myself a Hole - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
  • 21.Leave de Atom Alone - Josephine Premice
  • 22.Civil Defense Spot: Dollar 212 Fallout - Dennis James / Leo Hoegh
  • 23.Shelter
  • 24.Fallout Shelter - Billy Chambers
  • 25.Radioactive Mama - Sheldon Allman
  • 26.Satellite - Teresa Brewer
  • 27.I Dreamt I Saw Khrushchev (In a Pink...) - Walker Edmiston Aka Barky
  • 28.Civil Defense Spot: Don't Use the Phone! - Art Linkletter
  • 29.Hydrogen Bomb - Al Rex
  • 30.When They Drop the Atomic Bomb - Jackie Doll & Pickled Peppers
  • 31.Atomic Energy - Sir Lancelot
  • 32.Atomic Bomb Blues - Homer Harris / Muddy Waters
  • 33.I Changed My Mind - Eddie Hill
  • 34.Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bom - Lowell Blanchard
  • 35.This Cold War With You - Floyd Tillman
  • 36.Civil Defense Spot: Take the Step
  • 37.Grandma's Pantry

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Civil Defense Spot: Conelrad Test
  • 2.Annoucement
  • 3.Bert the Turle (The Duck and Cover Song) - Dick "Two Ton" Baker
  • 4.Crawl Out Through the Fallout - Sheldon Allman
  • 5.When the Atom Bomb Fell - Karl & Harty
  • 6.They Locked God Outside the Iron Curtain - Jim Eanes
  • 7.Mushroom Clud, A - Sammy Salvo
  • 8.Civil Defense Spot: Nuclear Attack - Tony Bennett
  • 9.Rock H-Bomb Rock - H-Bomb Ferguson
  • 10.Sputnik Baby - Roosevelt Sykes
  • 11.Fifty Megatons, The - Sonny Russell
  • 12.Atomic Baby - Linda Hayes / Red Callender
  • 13.Civil Defense Spot: Alert Today, Alive
  • 14.Tomorrow
  • 15.Stalin Kicked the Bucket - Ray Anderson
  • 16.Uranium Rock - Warren Smith
  • 17.Great Atomic Power - The Louvin Brothers
  • 18.Civil Defense Spot: Family Fallut Shelter - Fred MacMurray
  • 19.Booklet
  • 20.Commies Are Coming - Tommy James
  • 21.We'll All Go Together When We Go - Tom Lehrer
  • 22.Guided Missiles - The Cuff Links
  • 23.Sputniks and Mutniks - Ray Anderson
  • 24.Civil Defense Spot: Conelrad, Sounds Pretty
  • 25.Complicated
  • 26.Down in Havana - Goldwaters
  • 27.Ain't I Right - Marty Robbins
  • 28.Uranium - Commodores
  • 29.Civil Defense Spot: Take the Step
  • 30.Four Wheels to Survival
  • 31.Fiery Bear, The - Jack Holden / Frances Kay
  • 32.Watch World War Three (On Pay TV) - Crown City Four
  • 33.Hydrogen Bomb, The - Al Rogers / Rocky Mountain Banjos
  • 34.Red We Want Is the Red We Got, The - Elton Britt
  • 35.Civil Defense Spot: Warning Signals - Pat Boone
  • 36.Bomb Bop, A - Mike Fern
  • 37.Satellite No. 2 - Carl Mann
  • 38.Fallout Shelter - Mike & Bernie Winters
  • 39.Your Atom Bomb Heart - Hank King / Buddy Williams
  • 40.Civil Defense Spot: In Time of Emergency
  • 41.Not Contagious

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Civil Defense Spot: How Much Time Do We Have
  • 2.(Disaster on a Big Scale)
  • 3.Love That Bomb - Dr. Strangelove & The Fallouts
  • 4.Atom Bomb - Glenn Barber
  • 5.Uranium Fever - Elton Britt
  • 6.Russian Band Stand - Spencer and Spencer
  • 7.Civil Defense Spot: Protect Your Home - Boris Karloff
  • 8.Jesus Is God's Atomic Bomb - Swan's Silvertone Singers
  • 9.Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bomb - Pilgrim Travelers
  • 10.Old Man Atom - Sam Hinton
  • 11.Advice to Joe - Roy Acuff
  • 12.Civil Defense Spot: In Time of Emergency
  • 13.(Take Notice of Fallout Shelter Signs)
  • 14.Fallout Shelter - Dore Alpert
  • 15.When That Hell Bomb Falls - Fred Kirby
  • 16.Senator McCarthy Blues, The - Hal Block / Tony Borrello
  • 17.Thirteen Men - Ann-Margret
  • 18.Civil Defense Spot: 640-1240 - Mitzi Gaynor
  • 19.There's a Power Greater Than Atomic - Buchanan Bros
  • 20.Red's Dream - Louisiana Red
  • 21.Atomic Love - Little Caesar / Red Callender
  • 22.Mr. Stalin You're Eating Too High on the Hog - Arthur Smith / Jack Cracker
  • 23.Civil Defense Spot: Psychiatrist
  • 24.(Shelter Signs)
  • 25.Atomic Telephone - Spirit of Memphis Quartet
  • 26.Russian Love Song, A - The Goons
  • 27.Rock and Roll Atom - Red McCoy / Sons Of The Soil
  • 28.Ballad of Francis Powers - Red River Dave McEnery
  • 29.Civil Defense Spot: Remember, 640-1240 - Howard Duff
  • 30.Agnes (The Teenage Russian Spy) - Mike Russo
  • 31.Mr. Khrushchev - Bo Diddley
  • 32.West of the Wall - Toni Fisher
  • 33.Fallout, (My) (With the Atomic Kiss) - Chris Cerf
  • 34.Khrushchev and the Devil - Jay Chevalier
  • 35.Song of the Atom Bomb, The - Dexter Logan / D. Edwards
  • 36.Civil Defense March (Heads up, America) - Sammy Cahn / Paul Weston
  • 37.Civil Defense Spot: In Time of Emergency
  • 38.(Brilliant Nuclear Flash)

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Civil Defense Spot: How Much Time Do We Have
  • 2.Atomic Sermon - Billy Hughes
  • 3.Death of Joe Stalin, The (Good Riddance) - Buddy Hawk and His Buddies
  • 4.Atom and Evil - Golden Gate Quartet
  • 5.Relax and Take It Easy - Tommy Duncan
  • 6.Civil Defense Spot: Be Prepared Today, For Survival Tomorrow - Connie Francis
  • 7.Untitled
  • 8.Uranium Fever - Rudy Gaddis
  • 9.Atom Bomb Baby - Dude Martin's Round-Up Gang
  • 10.Poor Left-Winger - Janet Greene
  • 11.Bear Flew Over the Ocean, The - Jimmie Driftwood
  • 12.Civil Defense Spot: In Time of Emergency
  • 13.(Basic Supplies)
  • 14.Bikini - Dexter Gordon
  • 15.Trial of Francis Powers - Red River Dave McEnery
  • 16.Open Letter to Mr. Khruschev, An - Don Meehan
  • 17.B. Bomb Baby - The Jewels
  • 18.Brush the Dust From That Old Bible - Bradley Kincaid
  • 19.Civil Defense Spot: Every Living Thing - Joni James
  • 20.Sputnik II - Al Barkle with the Tri-tones
  • 21.When You See Those Flying Saucers - Buchanan Bros
  • 22.Uranium Blues - Loy Clingman
  • 23.Weapon of Prayer - The Louvin Brothers
  • 24.Civil Defense Spot: Message From Mars - Don Pardo
  • 25.My Radiation Baby (My Teenage Fallout Queen) - George McKelvey
  • 26.H-Bomb - Unidentified
  • 27.Hammers and Sickles - The Charades
  • 28.Sputnik (Satellite Girl) - Jerry Engler / The Four Ekko's
  • 29.Civil Defense Spot: Help Ourselves - Johnny Cash
  • 30.To Russia With Care - Harold Weakley
  • 31.Rockin' Behind the Iron Curtain - Bobby Marchan & The Clowns
  • 32.Russia, Russia (Lay That Missile Down) - Prescott Reed
  • 33.Tennessee - Carl Perkins
  • 34.Let's Keep the Communists Out - Ferlin Husky / Terry Preston
  • 35.Iron Curtain Has Parted, The - Don Windle
  • 36.Stars For Defense Outro - Bing Crosby / Ken Carpenter

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.If the Bomb Falls (Part 1)
  • 2.If the Bomb Falls (Part 2)
  • 3.Complacent Americans, The (Part 1)
  • 4.Complacent Americans, The (Part 2)

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