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Rock Around the Clock

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Download links and information about Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley, Bill Haley And His Comets. This album was released in 1956 and it belongs to Rock, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 39:03 minutes.

Artist: Bill Haley, Bill Haley And His Comets
Release date: 1956
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 15
Duration: 39:03
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Rock Around the Clock 2:09
2. Shake, Rattle and Roll 2:29
3. ABC Boogie 2:27
4. Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town) 2:52
5. Razzle Dazzle 2:41
6. Two Hound Dogs 2:57
7. Dim, Dim the Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere) 2:29
8. Happy Baby 2:34
9. Birth of the Boogie 2:14
10. Mambo Rock 2:37
11. Burn That Candle 2:44
12. Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie 2:19
13. R-O-C-K 2:19
14. The Saints Rock 'n' Roll 3:28
15. See You Later, Alligator 2:44

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If this reissue doesn't confirm precisely how cool Bill Haley was — yes, Bill Haley, checkered jacket, spit curl, and all — then nothing will. The first great LP of the rock & roll era, Rock Around the Clock never got the recognition it deserved from historians, mostly owing to the neglect that attached itself to Bill Haley in the decades after his heyday, and the fact that its biggest hits were parceled out to various compilations. Now it's back, a little more than 48 years after its first appearance, and it never sounded better; indeed, the only time it sounded fresher was in late 1955 and early 1956, when its music was all new to most listeners. On the 2004 remastered edition, even the triangle on "A.B.C. Boogie" comes out in sharp relief, and Danny Cedrone's guitar solo is almost in the room with you, and that's practically the least of the songs here. Frannie Beecher handled most of the guitar action on the album, and he soars on "Happy Baby" and "Birth of the Boogie," among other cuts here — even people who aren't sold on Haley have to class this as one of the first great white guitar records ever released, and Billy Gussack's drumming is also worth the price of admission. The three bonus cuts, "R-O-C-K," "The Saints Rock & Roll," and "See You Later, Alligator," are an excellent match for the original dozen songs and just extend the driving, exciting beat of the LP by another eight minutes, which makes it all the more valuable. The sound matches the quality of the Bear Family box covering this period in Haley's career.