Various ‎– The First Rock And Roll Record

Famous Flames ‎– FLAMECD01
3 × CD, Compilation
13 × File, MP3


1-01 Unknown Artist The Camp Meeting Jubilee
1-02 Trixie Smith My Man Rocks Me
1-03 Jim Jackson (2) Kansas City Blues
1-04 Charley Patton Going To Move To Alabama
1-05 Hank Williams Move It On Over
1-06 Tampa Red It's Tight Like That
1-07 Clarence "Pinetop" Smith Pinetops's Boogie Woogie
1-08 Jimmy Blythe Jimmy Blues
1-09 Blind Roosevelt Graves Crazy About My Baby
1-10 Washboard Rhythm Kings Tiger Rag
1-11 Boswell Sisters* Rock And Roll
1-12 Benny Goodman, Helen Ward Get Rhythm In Your Feet
1-13 Harlem Hamfats* Oh Red!
1-14 Mississippi Jook Band Skippy Whippy
1-15 Robert Johnson Cross Road Blues
1-16 Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa Sing! Sing! Sing! (With A Swing)
1-17 Ella Fitzgerald Rock It For Me
1-18 Sister Rosetta Tharpe Rock Me
1-19 Bob Wills Ida Red
1-20 Big Joe Turner Roll 'Em Pete
1-21 Buddy Jones (2) Rockin' Rollin' Mama
1-22 John Lee Williamson New Early In The Morning
1-23 Will Bradley Down The Road A Piece
1-24 The Andrews Sisters Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
1-25 Virginia O'Brien Lullaby (Rock A Bye Baby)
2-01 Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Flying Home
2-02 Illinois Jacquet Blues, Pt. 2
2-03 T-Bone Walker Mean Old World
2-04 Judy Garland The Joint Is Really Jumpin' Down At Carnegie Hall
2-05 Gertrude Niesen Rockin' The Town
2-06 Nat King Cole Straighten Up And Fly Right
2-07 Sister Rosetta Tharpe Strange Things Happening Every Day
2-08 Helen Humes Be Baba Leba
2-09 Joe Liggins Honeydripper
2-10 Arthur Smith (2) Guitar Boogie
2-11 Mose Allison That's All Right (Mama)
2-12 Shirley And Lee Let The Good Times Roll
2-13 Ella Mae Morse, Freddie Slack House Of Blue Lights
2-14 The Delmore Brothers Hillbilly Boogie
2-15 Pee Wee King Ten Gallon Boogie (Original)
2-16 Wynonie Harris Good Rocking Tonight
2-17 Wild Bill Moore* We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna Roll
2-18 Muddy Waters I Can't Be Satisfied
2-19 Amos Milburn Chicken Shack Boogie
2-20 Bill Haley Rovin' Eyes
2-21 The Orioles Its Too Soon To Know
2-22 Stick McGhee Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
2-23 Erline Harris Rock And Roll Blues
2-24 Jimmy Preston Rock The Joint
2-25 Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Saturday Night Fish Fry
2-26 Fats Domino The Fat Man
2-27 Goree Carter Rock A While
3-01 Hardrock Gunter Gonna Dance All Night
3-02 Arkie Shibley And His Mountain Dew Boys Hot Rod Race
3-03 The Dominoes 60 Minute Man
3-04 Les Paul & Mary Ford How High The Moon
3-05 Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats Rocket '88
3-06 Charlie Gracie Boogie Woogie Blues
3-07 Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog
3-08 Charlie Gracie Rockin' An' Rollin
3-09 Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy
3-10 The Dominoes Have Mercy Baby
3-11 The Clovers One Mint Julep
3-12 The Crows Gee
3-13 Bill Haley And His Comets Crazy Man, Crazy
3-14 Ray Charles Mess Around
3-15 Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters Money Honey
3-16 The Johnny Burnette Trio Honey Hush
3-17 Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle And Roll
3-18 The Chords Sh-Boom
3-19 Sunny Dae* & Knights* Rock Around The Clock
3-20 Ray Charles I've Got A Woman
3-21 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Work With Me, Annie
3-22 The Robins Riot In Cell Block Number Nine
3-23 LaVern Baker Tweedle Dee
3-24 Buddy Holly Bo Diddley
3-25 Chuck Berry Maybellene
3-26 Little Richard Tutti Frutti
3-27 Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes
3-28 Elvis Presley That's Alright Mama
3-29 Bill Haley And His Comets Rock Around The Clock
3-30 Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel
Download Tracks
D.01 Jack McVea Open The Door Richard
D.02 Lonnie Johnson (2) Tomorrow Night
D.03 John Lee Hooker Boogie Children
D.04 Professor Longhair Mardi Gras In New Orleans
D.05 Muddy Waters Rollin' And Tumblin' Part 1
D.06 Hardrock Gunter Birmingham Bounce
D.07 Hank Snow I'm Movin' On
D.08 Ruth Brown Teardrops From My Eyes
D.09 Johnnie Ray Cry
D.10 Bill Haley Rock The Joint
D.11 Hank Williams Kaw-Liga
D.12 Penguins* Earth Angel
D.13 Johnny Ace Pledging My Love

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October 1, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Excellent compilation of music in general, even excluding the history. I'd rank it very high on a list of most effective starting places for a beginner to the subject. For those curious, this wiki page gives a good overview of most the material on the album:

A few of the songs included are not the version considered formative in the evolution of rock and roll,

'Roll Em' Pete' is a later version recorded on March 6, 1956

'Chicken Shack Boogie' is actually the later, faster, rock & roll version, 'Chicken Shack', recorded in August, 1956.

There are likely other errors as well. To me, this hasn't detracted from overall experience. My only real complaint would be the placement of Hank Williams', 'Move It On Over'. It was recorded almost 20 later than the things surrounding it on the album, which creates a somewhat jarring listening experience not only in recording quality, but also in style and volume. This is still a quality collection, and even when the versions included are not correct, they are still very good versions of the songs.