Talking on the Telephone - Rock 'n' Roll and Teen Pop
by Various Artists
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- Released: August 7, 2020
- Originally Released: 2020
- Label: Bear Family
Description by OLDIES.com:
This collection brings together some extremely rare and long-forgotten songs about what telephones meant to teenagers. Some of these artists, like Paul Anka, Brenda Lee and Chuck Berry, remain well-known today, nearly 70 years after they made these records. Others, like Lew Williams, Johnny Fallin and Bill Woods, have faded into near-total obscurity.
- Contains 28 telephone-themed early rock & roll and teen pop records including rare and previously unissued tracks.
- Appeals to historians of popular culture as well as collectors of 50s music looking for something a little bit different.
- Contains the barely issued ‘answer record’ to the Big Bopper’s mega-hit Chantilly Lace, as well as the fascinating backstory behind how this record was withdrawn following the Bopper’s untimely death.
- Includes rare photos and detailed track notes by music historians Hank Davis and Roy Forbes.
- 1.Big BopperChantilly Lace
- 2.Bobby DarinIf A Man Answers
- 3.Brenda LeeBigelow 6-200
- 4.Chuck BerryMemphis. Tennessee
- 5.OrlonsDon't Hang Up
- 6.Johnny BurnetteOperator
- 7.Mickey & SylviaCan't Get You On The Phone
- 8.Billy FuryPhone Call
- 9.Claudine ClarkThe Telephone Game
- 10.The NutmegsHello
- 11.Freddy CannonBuzz Buzz A Diddle It
- 12.Donna DamronBopper 486 009
- 13.Lew WilliamsTeenagers Talkin' On The Phone
- 14.Big BobYour Line Was Busy
- 15.Carl PerkinsJust Thought I'd Call
- 16.Bobby MitchellGot To Call That Number
- 17.Johnny BurnetteI Just Called Up To Say Goodbye
- 18.Jerry Lee LewisHello, Hello Baby
- 19.Chuck BerryCome On
- 20.Brenda LeeRing-A-My-Phone
- 21.Ron HoldenYour Line Is Busy
- 22.Dinah WashingtonRing-A-My-Phone
- 23.Tommy SandsRing My Phone
- 24.Johnny FallinParty Line
- 25.Mel WilliamsHere At My Phone
- 26.The MarvelettesBeechwood 4-5789
- 27.Bill WoodsPhone Me Baby
- 28.Paul AnkaKissin' On The Phone