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The  Spirit  of  Rock 'n' Roll

Information on the rock 'n' roll musical traditions of America,
bringing to your attention professional & obscure artists, their works and their museums,
and available books & audio tapes & videos & DVDs & posters & ebooks for purchase . . .

on main Music Page:
ragtime music
big bands & swing
artists & groups
classical / composers
the blues / R&B
dates in musical history
         rock pioneer Buddy Holly [1936-59]          on this page:

artists & groups


selected music CDs


other topical music pages:
Bluegrass PageCountry / Hillbilly / Folk
Jazz Page includes Saxophone Dept.Dixieland Jazz Dept.
Rock 'n' Roll in the 1970s Page
Western Swing Music Page

Rock 'n' Roll Music Film Festival Page  

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browse Rock Music category at Amazon
browse Classic Rock Music category at Amazon
Rock Band T-shirts Dept. at Amazon

Rock Composers & Musicians Biographies & Memoirs at Amazon

Memphis Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll

Artists  &  Groups

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Allman Brothers band

"My Cross To Bear" memoir & biopic
Announced 4/2013: Filmmakers Randall Miller & Jody Savin have picked up the rights to Gregg Allman’s New York Times
best-selling memoir, co-written with Alan Light; Savin & Miller will adapt and Miller will direct

"One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band" [St. Martin's Press] by Alan Paul

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The Beach Boys band official logo (in blue)
The Beach Boys band  [est. 1961]
browse Beach Boys albums at Amazonentry at Wikipedia

Spirit of America Bookstore's 'The Beach Boys' Page

more surf music on Spirit of America Bookstore's Surf Shack Page

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Pat Benatar

Between a Heart and a Rock Place memoir by Pat Benatar  
"Between A Heart and A Rock Place: A Memoir" [2010]
by Pat Benatar, with Patsi Bale Cox

Wm. Morrow 9x6 pb [6/2011] for $11.69
Wm. Morrow 9x6¼ hardcover [6/2010] for $25.99
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The Browns trio  [1955-67]
Siblings Maxine, 'Jim Ed' & Bonnie Brown were the first group to have a number one hit on both the
country and the pop charts (and later on the folk charts – pioneers in the phenomenon of crossover
hits) and were the number one selling group in England in 1957.
Nashville Chrome novel by Rick Bass  
"Nashville Chrome: A Novel" [2010] by Rick Bass
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 8¼x5¾ hardcover [9/2010] for $16.20
'The Browns' entry at Wikipedia
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The Doobie Brothers band  [1970-82, 1987-present]
Doobie Bros. official website

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The Doors band  [1965-73]
Essentials | Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame 1993 | Wikipedia

drummer John Densmore
guitarist Robby Krieger
keyboardist Ray Manzarek
singer & lyricist Jim Morrison [1943-71]

The Doors Illustrated History book by Danny Sugerman  "The Doors: The Illustrated History" [1983]
by Danny Sugerman

Wm. Morrow pb [9/83] out of print/used
Harper 12x9 pb [9/83] out of print/many used
The Doors Complete Lyrics books  "The Doors: The Complete Illustrated Lyrics" [2006]
Compiled by Danny Sugerman

Hyperion 10z6¾ pb [10/2006] for $19.95
"The Doors: The Complete Lyrics" [1992]
Introduction by Danny Sugerman

Delta 10x7 pb [10/92] out of print/used
When You're Strange documentary film by Tom DiCillo  "When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors" [Rhino 2009?]
90-minute color/b&w documentary film with previously-unseen footage of the Doors
Written & directed by Tom DiCillo; narrated by Johnny Depp
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
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Bob Dylan
is over on the more-general America's Music Page

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The Eagles band  [1971-80, 1994-present]

"History of The Eagles" [Showtime Feb 2013]
Comprehensive 2-part documentary using never-before-seen home movies, archival footage, and new interviews with members of the
best-selling, long-running band; co-produced by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney, directed by Alison Ellwood • Part 1 credits at IMDb

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Marvin Gaye [1939-84]
Announced 4/2013: Focus Features acquired worldwide sales rights to Julien Temple’s "Untitled Marvin Gaye Project" feature film,
starring Jesse L. Martin as Gaye, and Dwight Henry ("Beasts of The Southern Wild") as his father • not yet listed at IMDb

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The Grateful Dead band  [1965-95]
Top Albumsofficial websiteIMDb listingWikipedia
Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame 1994

Tom 'T.C.' Constanten official website {piano & percussion}

"Crimson, White & Indigo" live concert [7 July 1989 at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia
Crimson, White & Indigo 1989 live concert by the Grateful Dead  "Crimson, White & Indigo" Box Set [2010]
includes 19 tracks on 3 CDs & 19 tracks on DVD disk
Grateful Dead / W.E.A. music CD set [4/2010] 4 disks for $31.68
"Crimson, White & Indigo" concert film [pay-per-view Aug 2010]
Hi-Def Digital film; not listed at IMDb

Startling Art book by Dennis Larkins  "Startling Art: Revealing The Art of Dennis Larkins" [2010]
artist Larkins did posters, album covers & stage graphics for the Grateful
Dead & Bill Graham
Last Gasp 11¼x8¾ hardcover [7/2010] for $16.50
author's booksite

"Marketing Lessons Fom The Grateful Dead: What Every Business Can Learn from the Most Iconic Band in History"
[8/2010] by David Meerman Scott & Brian Halligan

"Everything I Know About Business I Learned From The Grateful Dead: The Ten Most Innovative Lessons from a Long..."
[Grand Central 11/2012] by Barry Barnes & John Perry Barlow

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Richie Havens [1941-2013]

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Jimi Hendrix [1942-70]
Top Albums | Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame 1992

"All Is By My Side" [Darko Ent. 2013?]  
Announced 5/2010: A bio-film about the late Jimi Hendrix, who’ll be portrayed by musician Andre Benjamin;
John Ridley will direct from his original screenplay; Haley Atwell {as Linda Keith} & Imogen Poots will co-star.
Added 6/2012: Film is shooting in Dublin; British actor Ashley Charles portrays Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.
latest info at IMDb

Announced 11/2012: A new Jimi Hendrix album entitled "People, Hell and Angels" will be released in March 2013; to contain 12 previously-unreleased tracks
that were recorded in 1968 and 1969, separately from the Jimi Hendrix Experience, as Jimi was toying with new, experimental directions with his music.

"Starting At Zero: His Own Story" [11/2013] by Jimi Hendrix, Compiled by Peter Neal
The story of legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix in his own words, compiled from interviews and his lyrics by filmmaker Peter Neal.

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Buddy Holly [1936-59] & The Crickets band  'That'll Be The Day' midi file [2 min 25 sec]
Top Albums | official site

"The Buddy Holly Story"

"The Real Buddy Holly Story" docu [1984]
produced by Paul McCartney

"Buddy" Broadway musical

tribute album "Listen To Me: Buddy Holly" released in September 2011

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Michael Jackson [1958-2009] & Family
solo writer of nine #1 songs, best include "Billie Jean"; "Thriller" album was Bilboard #1 for 37 weeks
Wikipedia | credits at IMDb

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Jefferson Airplane band  [1965-74]
Top Albums | official website

new 'biography' [6/2003]
Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame 1996

aka Jefferson Starship band  [1974-84 & 1992-present]
Top Albums
fansite in Sweden

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Janis Joplin [1943-70]
Top Albums | Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame 1995

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progressive rock band Kansas  [est. 1973 in Topeka, still touring 2013]
browse music CDs & MP3sofficial websiteentry at Wikipedia

The Best of Kansas album re-release on CD  "The Best of Kansas" [orig 1984, rev 1999] by progressive rock band 'Kansas'
Sony Music music CD [2003] for $6.99
Legacy/Epic music CD [2/99] out of prodn/used
digitally remastered, with extra tracks; "Carry On Wayward Son"; "Point of Know Return"; "Fight Fire With Fire"; "Dust In The Wind"; "Song For America"; "Hold On"; "No One Together"; "Play The Game Tonight"; "The Wall"; "The Pinnacle"; "The Devil Game"; and "Closet Chronicles"; NOTE: the track "Perfect Lover" on the 1984 original was omitted on the re-issues

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Led Zeppelin band: Top Albums

"Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day" 2-disk album [2012] from the 2007 London concert
"Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day" concert film [2012] from the 2007 London concert

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The Moody Blues band: Top Albums

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'Father of Country Rock'  Michael Nesmith

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Sam Phillips  [1923-2003]
Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame 1986 • Blues Hall of Fame 1998 • Country Hall of Fame 2001

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Elvis Aron Presley [1935-77]
Elvis Presley Enterprises - official site of the Elvis Presley brand
Amazon's Elvis Presley Store

Elvis 75: Good Rockin' Tonight 4-CD box set  "Elvis 75: Good Rockin' Tonight" CD Box Set [2009]
Celebrating 75 years since Elvis's birth, a four disk compilation with 100
tracks and a single-disk compilation with 25 tracks.

Sony Legacy audio CD set [12/2009] 100 tracks on 4 disks for $43.99
Sony Legacy audio CD set [1/2010] 25 tracks on 1 disk for $10.99

"Complete Elvis Presley Masters" [2010] on 30 CDs

"Elvis & Nixon" [Amazon Studios/Sony Pictures April 2016?]  
'Elvis & Nixon' 2016 comedy movie  Announced 10/2011: Comedy film about the December 1970 visit that rock star Elvis Presley paid to President Nixon at the White House. The meeting was initiated by Presley, who wrote Nixon a six-page letter requesting a visit and suggest-ing that Elvis be made a 'Federal Agent-at-Large' in the 'Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs'. To be directed by Cary Elwes {debut}; screenplay by Elwes, Joey Sagal & Hanala Sagal; Eric Bana will exec produce and portray Elvis Presley; actor Danny Huston in talks to portray Nixon. Film as released in 2016: directed by Liza Johnson; starring Michael Shannon {as Elvis}, Kevin Spacey {as Nixon}, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks, Evan Peters, Sky Ferreira, Tracy Letts, Tate Donovan, Ashley Benson, Dylan Penn, Ritchie Montgomery, Danny McCarthy, Ian Hoch, Jeff Caperton, Kamal Angelo Bolden, Geraldine Singer, Ahna O'Reilly
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 1/2016 official trailer [2:27] at YouTube

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Queen band
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_(band) + http://www.queenonline.com/

"Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest ’86" [1987, re-release Sept 2012]
Concert documentary with original footage from 26 years ago of their 'Magic Tour' show in Hungary; re-release is introduced with 25 minutes of
never-before-seen rare footage from rehearsals, interviews with the band in studio, and candid moments on the road. Screenvision delivered
a nationwide limited engagement on three nights in September 2012 • credits at IMDb

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The Rolling Stones band
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ron Wood

"The Rolling Stones: Live At The Max" [2002]

Stephen Kijak’s documentary film "Stones In Exile" [2010] /tt1609157/

"Exile On Main Street: A Season In Hell with the Rolling Stones" []
Announced 4/2012: Virgin Produced snapped up the rights to Robert Greenfield’s 2006 book
with plans to turn it into a dramatic feature film about the band

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'The Boss' Bruce Springsteen
browse music | Essentials CD (3 discs) | concerts on DVD | concerts on VHS
official website | Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame 1999

"It's theatre, you know. I'm whispering in your ear, and you're dreaming my dreams, and then I'm getting a feeling for yours.
I've been doing that for forty years." -- Bruce Springsteen

listed among Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People (May 2008)
"Bruce: biography [2012] by by Peter Ames Carlin

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The Supremes singing group  [19xx-70]
performed their last concert together at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on 14 Jan 1970

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Richie Valens [1941-59]
Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame 2001

"La Bamba" [1987] /tt0093378/

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The Who band  [1964-1983]
Pete Townshend, singer Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle [1944–2002],
drummer Keith Moon [1946-1978] & drummer Kenney Jones

Amazing Journey / The Who  
"Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who" [Oct 2007]
Directed by Paul Crowder & Murray Lerner; written by Mark Monroe
Universal widescreen color DVD [11/2007] 2 disks for $19.99
full credits at IMDb
official movie site
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Frank Zappa [1940-93]
browse musicbooks by/aboutvideos/DVDsofficial websitecredits at IMDb

CBS News 'Nightwatch' interview with Frank, Moon Unit & Dweezil, Halloween 1983 [11:52] on YouTube

L i n k s

Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
'Golden Age of American Rock'n'Roll' audio CDs (9 volumes)
article '500 Songs That Shaped Rock'
History of Rock'n'Roll website
Fender Museum of Music & the Arts in Corona CA

B o o k s

Unsung Heroes of Rock 'N' Roll  "Unsung Heroes of Rock 'N' Roll: The Birth of Rock In The Wild Years
Before Elvis" [1984]
by Nick Tosches

Da Capo Press 8¼x5½ pb [4/99] for $11.22
Three Rivers Press pb [4/91] out of print/used
S&S hardcover [84] out of print/used
Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll  "The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll: The Definitive History of the Most Important Artists and Their Music" [1976; rev 1992]
Edited by Anthony DeCurtis & James Henke, with Holly George-Warren (original editor Jim Miller)

Random House pb [11/92] for $24.47
Rock Archives / Michael Ochs  "Rock Archives: A Complete Photographic Journey Through The First Two Decades of Rock & Roll" [1984]
by Michael Ochs

Doubleday Dolphin pb [10/88] out of print/used
Doubleday Dolphin hardcover [9/84] out of print/used
That Old-Time Rock & Roll Chronicle book by Richard Aquila  "That Old-Time Rock & Roll: A Chronicle of An Era, 1954-1963" [1989]
by Richard Aquila

Univ IL Press 9x6 pb [11/2000] for $15.37
Schirmer 9¼x6 pb [11/89] out of print/used
The Rock & Roll Movie Encyclopedia of the 1950s book by Mark Thomas McGee  "The Rock and Roll Movie Encyclopedia of The 1950s" [1990]
by Mark Thomas McGee

McFarland & Co. 8¾x6 pb [10/2001] out of print/used
McFarland & Co. 9½x6¼ hardcover [6/90] out of print/many used
Unofficial Encyclopedia of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame book by Nick Talevski  "The Unofficial Encyclopedia of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" [1998]
by Nick Talevski

Greenwood Press 9½x6½ hardcover [6/98] for $81.95
Who Wrote The Book of Love? book by Richard Crouse  "Who Wrote The Book of Love?: The Stories Behind The Hits
- From Chuck Berry To Chumbawamba" [1998]
by Richard Crouse

Doubleday Canada 8x5½ pb [8/98] out of print/used
Joel Whitburn Presents A Century of Pop Music book  "Joel Whitburn Presents A Century of Pop Music: Year-By-Year Top 40 Rankings of The Songs & Artists That Shaped A Century" [1999]
Record Research Inc. 9x7 pb [12/1999] for $25.16
Station to Station History of Rock'N'Roll On Television book by Marc Weingarten  "Station To Station: The Secret History of Rock'n'Roll On Television"
[2000] by Marc Weingarten

Pocket 9x6 pb [10/2000] for $23.95
Rolling Stone Decades of Rock & Roll book  "Rolling Stone: The Decades of Rock & Roll" [2001]
by the Editors of Rolling Stone Magazine

Chronicle Books 12x9 hardcover [12/2001] for $20.97
All Shook Up, How Rock 'n' Roll Changed America book by Glenn Altschuler  "All Shook Up: How Rock 'n' Roll Changed America" [2003]
by Glenn C. Altschuler

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [2003 edition] for $9.99
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [12/2004] for $15.12
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [8/2003] out of print/many used
Greatest Album Covers of All Time book by Barry Miles, Grant Scott & Johnny Morgan  "The Greatest Album Covers of All Time" [2005]
by Barry Miles, Grant Scott & Johnny Morgan

Collins & Brown 8¾x9 hardcover [10/2008] for $13.86
Collins & Brown 12x12 hardcover [10/2005] out of print/used
Rock and Roll Film Encyclopedia book by John Kenneth Muir  "The Rock & Roll Film Encyclopedia" [2007]
by John Kenneth Muir

Applause Books 9x7½ pb [4/2007] for $13.57
Art of the LP / Album Covers book by Johnny Morgan & Ben Wardle  "The Art of The LP: Classic Album Covers, 1955-1995" [2010]
by Johnny Morgan & Ben Wardle

Sterling 12¼x9½ hardcover [5/2010] for $19.77
Fifty Years of Rock 'n' Roll Movies book by Garry Mulholland  Popcorn: Fifty Years of Rock 'n' Roll Movies" [2010]
by Garry Mulholland

Orion 8½x5¼ pb [9/2011] for $10.17
Orion hardcover [8/2010] for $18.96
The 60s Hits & Trivia book by Ted Yates   "The 60's: The Hits and the Trivia" [2010] by Ted Yates
Features an accompanying CD containing the author’s interviews with Del Shannon, Bo Diddley, Paul Anka, Peter Noone (of Herman's Hermits), Otis Williams (only surviving original member of The Temptations), Burton Cummings (of Guess Who), Bobby Vinton, and Denny Doherty (of The Mamas & The Papas)
Collector's Guide Publng 9x6 pb & CD [5/2010] for $22.07
The 70s Hits & Trivia book by Ted Yates   "The 70's: The Hits and the Trivia" [2011] by Ted Yates
Collector's Guide Publng 9x6 pb & CD [4/2011] out of print/used
Vinyl Deeps / Rock Music book by Ellen Willis & Nona Willis Aronowitz  "Out of The Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis On Rock Music" [2011]
Edited by Nona Willis Aronowitz

Ellen Jane Willis [1941-2006]) was a journalist and pop music critic who wrote for The New Yorker, The Village Voice, The Nation, Rolling Stone, Slate, Salon, and Dissent
Univ MN Press 9x6 pb [5/2011] for $15.02
Univ MN Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [5/2011] for $69.00
Ellen Willis entry at Wikipedia
Rock & Roll History and Stylistic Development book by Joe Stuessy & Scott Lipscomb  "Rock and Roll: Its History and Stylistic Development"
[orig 1990?, 7th rev 2012] by Joe Stuessy & Scott D. Lipscomb

Kindle Edition from Pearson [7th edition] for $53.83 {sic}
Pearson 7th edition 10x8 pb [1/2012] for $89.29
Pearson 6th edition 9¾x8 pb [3/2008] out of print/used

Selected  Music  CDs

http://www.amazon.com/Golden-American-Rock-Roll-Volume/dp/B0000009HP/ = 2
http://www.amazon.com/Golden-American-Rock-Roll-Volume/dp/B0000009IH/ = 3
http://www.amazon.com/Golden-American-Rock-Roll-Vol/dp/B0000009II/ = 4
http://www.amazon.com/Golden-American-Rock-Roll-Volume/dp/B0000009JP/ = 5
http://www.amazon.com/Golden-American-Rock-Roll-Volume/dp/B0000009KJ/ = 6
http://www.amazon.com/Golden-American-Rock-Roll-Volume/dp/B00000DMGA/ = 7
http://www.amazon.com/Golden-American-Rock-Roll-Volume/dp/B00002M7YH/ = 8
http://www.amazon.com/Golden-American-Rock-Roll-Volume/dp/B000056OZ8/ = 9
http://www.amazon.com/Golden-American-Rock-Roll-Volume/dp/B00006IQEP/ = 10
http://www.amazon.com/Golden-American-Rock-Roll-Volume/dp/B000TGC73I/ = 11
http://www.amazon.com/Golden-American-Rock-Roll-Volume/dp/B0042EJD8U/ = 12
http://www.amazon.com/The-Golden-American-Rock-Roll/dp/B0010ZVOGS/ = followup
http://www.amazon.com/The-Golden-American-Rock-Roll/dp/B0000DD9AK/ = novelties
http://www.amazon.com/The-Golden-American-Rock-Roll/dp/B0000640B8/ = country
http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Age-American-Rock-Roll/dp/B00003Q46U/ = doowop
http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Age-American-Rock-Roll/dp/B002610HS6/ = doowop 2

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"Rock Instrumental Classics, Volumes 1-5" Box Set [1995]
Rhino/W.E.A. music CD box set [4/95] 5 disks - out of prodn/used

Rock Instrumental Classics, Volume 1 The Fifties album on CD  "Rock Instrumental Classics, Volume 1: The Fifties" [1994]
Rhino/W.E.A. music CD [3/94] 18 tracks - out of prodn/used
artists include Duane Eddy ('Rebel Rouser' & 'Forty Miles of Bad Road'), Cozy Cole ('Topsy, Part 3'), Sandy Nelson, Preston Epps, The Champs ('Tequila'), The Royaltones, The Virtues ('Guitar Boogie Shuffle'), Dave 'Baby' Cortez ('Happy Organ'), Bill Justis ('Raunchy'), Lee Allen & His Band, Link Wray & His Ray Men (2), Ernie Fields Orchestra, Rock-A-Teens, Johnny & The Hurricanes, Santo & Johnny ('Sleepwalk'), and The Viscounts ('Harlem Nocturne')
Rock Instrumental Classics, Volume 2 The Sixties album on CD  "Rock Instrumental Classics, Volume 2: The Sixties" [1994]
Rhino/W.E.A. music CD [3/94] 18 tracks for $12.42
artists include The Ventures ('Walk Don't Run'), The Rebels ('Wild Weekend'), The Routers, Lonnie Mack ('Memphis' & 'Wham!'), B. Bumble & The Stingers, ('Bumble Boogie' & 'Nut Rocker'), Ramrods ('Ghost Riders In The Sky'), Jorgan Ingmann ('Apache'), Johnny & The Hurricanes, The String-A-Longs ('Wheels'), The Fireballs, Ray Bryant Combo, The Tornadoes ('Telstar'), The Marketts ('Out of Limits'), Duane Eddy ('Because They're Young'), The T-Bones, and Mason Williams ('Classical Gas')
Rock Instrumental Classics, Volume 3 The Seventies album on CD  "Rock Instrumental Classics, Volume 3: The Seventies" [1994]
Rhino/W.E.A. music CD [3/94] 18 tracks - out of prodn/used
artists include Apollo 100, Billy Preston ('Outa-Space'), Van McCoy ('The Hustle'), Brass Connection ('Movin'), Ramsey Lewis ('Sun Goddess'), King Curtis And The Kingpins, Electric Light Orchestra ('Daybreaker'), Deodato ('Also Sprach Zarathustra, theme from 2001'), Gary Glitter ('Rock & Roll, Part 2'), Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band, Hot Butter ('Popcorn'), B.T. Express, The Nite-Liters, Rhinoceros ('Apricot Brandy'), and The Edgar Winters Group
Rock Instrumental Classics, Volume 4 Soul album on CD  "Rock Instrumental Classics, Volume 4: Soul" [1994]
Rhino/W.E.A. music CD [3/94] 18 tracks for $10.98
artists include Booker T. & The M.G.s ('Green Onions' & 'Hang'em High' & 'Hip Hug-her' & 'Time Is Tight'), Hugh Masekela ('Grazing In The Grass'), Cliff Nobles, King Curtis & The Noble Knights ('Soul Twist'), Mar-Keys, Ramsey Lewis Trio ('The In Crowd'), Bar-Kays, Manu Dibango, Alvin Cash & The Crawlers, Young-Holt Unlimited (2), Cannonball Adderley ('Mercy, Mercy, Mercy'), Ray Barretto ('El Watusi'), Mongo Santamaria Band ('Watermelon Man'), and El Chicano ('Viva Tirado')
Rock Instrumental Classics, Volume 5 Surf album on CD  "Rock Instrumental Classics, Volume 5: Surf" [1994]
Rhino/W.E.A. music CD [3/94] 18 tracks - out of prodn/used
artists (or songwriters?} include Bob Spickard ('Pipeline'), Paul Johnson, Robert Berryhill ('Wipe Out' & 'Point Panic'), Chaim Tauber ('Misirlou'), Dan Hamilton, Lee Hazlewood ('Baja'), Joe Saraceno {'Surfer's Stomp'), Gerald Sanders, Steve Leonard, Eddie Bertrand, Al Nichol, R.M. Burns, Dick Dale ('Let's Go Trippin'), Nokie Edwards ('Surf Rider'), John Sudetta ('Soul Surfer'), and Jack Nitzsche ('The Lonely Surfer')

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100 Classic Tracks of The 1950s CD box set  "100 Hits 50s: 100 Classic Tracks of The Decade" Box Set [2009]
Demon Music music CD box set [5/2009] 100 tracks on 5 disks for $16.70
cover specifies Al Martino, Frankie Laine, Connnie Francis, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Platters, Perry Como, and Bill Haley & His Comets; Amazon also lists Nat 'King' Cole, The Mills Brothers, and The Chordettes
100 Classic Tracks of the 60s CD box set  "100 Hits 60s: 100 Classic Tracks of The Decade" Box Set [2007]
Demon Music music CD box set [10/2007] 100 tracks on 5 disks for $13.73
cover specifies Elvis Presley, The Byrds, The Lovin' Spoonful, Dionne Warwick, Fleetwood Mac, Roy Orbison, The Drifters, and Aretha Franklin; Amazon also lists Neil Sedaka, Tony Orlando, Zager & Evans, Sly & The Family Stone, Lee Dorsey, The Association, Jim Reeves, The Yardbirds, The Box Tops, Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, Tony Bennett, and Doris Day

100 Classic Tracks of the 60s CD box set  "100 Hits 60s Classics: 100 Classic Tracks of The Decade" Box Set [2011]
Demon Music/100 Hits music CD box set [11/2011] 100 tracks on 5 disks for $18.58
cover specifies The Beach Boys, Cliff Richard, The Hollies, Donovan, Lulu, Herman's Hermits, Glen Campbell, The Seekers, and Shirley Bassey; Amazon also lists Bobbie Gentry, Manfred Mann, The Animals, Adam Faith, and Cilla Black
100 Classic Tracks of the 70s CD box set  "100 Hits 70s: 100 Classic Tracks of The Decade" Box Set [2007]
Demon Music music CD box set [10/2007] 100 tracks on 5 disks for $17.73
cover specifies Bay City Rollers; T-Rex; Earth, Wind & Fire; Boney M; Electric Light Orchestra; The Cars; and The Doobie Brothers; Amazon also lists Dawn, Chic, Faces, Chicago, Cheap Trick, Dave Edmunds, Yes, Sweet, Elvis Presley, Melanie, Chris Rea, Terry Jacks, Edison Lighthouse, The New Seekers, and Hall & Oates
100 Classic Tracks of the 80s CD box set  "100 Hits 80s: 100 Classic Tracks of The Decade" Box Set [2007]
Demon Music music CD box set [10/2007] 100 tracks on 5 disks - out of prodn/used
cover specifies Rick Astley, The Pretenders, Haircut 100, Bananarama, Dollar, Fairground Attraction, Wham!, and Bangles; Amazon also lists Men At Work, Howard Jones, Thompson Twins, Blancmange, Terence Trent D'Arby, Paul Young, Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam, The Beat, Bronski Beat, Dead or Alive, Yes, Los Lobos, The Cars, Stray Cats, and Christopher Cross
100 More Classic Tracks of the 80s CD box set  "100 More Hits 80s: 100 Classic Tracks of The Decade" Box Set [2009]
Demon Music music CD box set [2/2009] 95? tracks on 5 disks - out of prodn/used
cover specifies Wet Wet Wet, Tears For Fears, The Jam, Aswad, Cameo, Jason Donovan,
Soft Cell, A.B.C., The Cure, Tiffany, The Housemartins, and Robert Palmer; Amazon also lists Swing Out Sister and Level 42
100 Classic Tracks of the 80s third CD box set  "100 Hits 80s Classics: 100 Classic Tracks of The Decade" Box Set [2011]
Demon Music/100 Hits music CD box set [11/2011] 100 tracks on 5 disks for $18.58
cover specifies Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, Duran Duran, The Human League, T'Pau, Kim Wilde, Blondie, Ultravox, and Hot Chocolate; Amazon also lists John Waite, Talking Heads, Ultravox, The Vapors, Glass Tiger, Marillion, and Paula Abdul
100 Classic Tracks of the 90s CD box set  "100 Hits 90s: 100 Classic Tracks of The Decade" Box Set [2007]
Demon Music/100 Hits music CD box set [10/2007] 100 tracks on 5 disks for $16.83
cover specifies Backstreet Boys, Des'ree, The Rembrandts, Mark Morrison, D:ream, Kylie Minogue, Lightning Seeds, and Happy Mondays; Amazon also lists Simply Red, The Beloved, 'NSync, A-Ha, The Farm, Barenaked Ladies, The Corrs, Ini Kamoze, Crash Test Dummies, S.W.V., Apollo 440, Aztec Camera, Living Colour, and Bad Religion
NOTE: Amazon reviewers complain that many tracks are by obscure artists

100 Classic Tracks of the 2000s CD box set  "100 Hits 2000s: 100 Classic Tracks of The Decade" Box Set [2011]
Demon Music/100 Hits music CD box set [12/2011] 100 tracks on 5 disks for $17.99
cover specifies Fatboy Slim, Moloko, Blu Cantrell, Wu tang Clan, T.L.C., Primal Scream, Feeder, Basement Jaxx, 'NSync, and Groove Armada; Amazon also lists The Calling, Booty Luv, and Wayne Wonder NOTE: Amazon reviewers complain that many tracks are by obscure artists

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Concert for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame live recording  "The Concert For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame {live}" [1996]
Sony music CD [9/96] 28 tracks on 2 disks for $19.68
performers include The Allman Brothers Band (2), Booker T. & the MG's, James Brown, Jackson Browne, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Melissa Etheridge (3), John Fogerty (2), Aretha Franklin, Al Green (2), Bruce Hornsby, Jerry Lee Lewis (2), John Mellencamp, Natalie Merchant, Sam Moore, P-Funk All Stars (2) with George Clinton & Larry Graham, The Pretenders, Boz Scaggs, Soul Asylum (2) with Lou Reed & Iggy Pop, and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band (3)

A Galaxy of Hits from Rock's First Decade CD box set  "Rock 'n' Roll At 50: A Galaxy of Hits From Rock's First Decade" [2000]
Shout!Factory music CDs & booklet [11/2003] 60 tracks on 3 disks for $36.33
Sixty top-notch original recordings by artists & duos including Jewel Akens ('The Birds & The Bees'), Chuck Berry ('Johnny B. Goode'), Gene Chandler ('Duke of Earl'), Lou Christie ('The Gypsy Cried'), Petula Clark ('Downtown'), Bobby Darin ('Dream Lover'), Bo Diddley ('Bo Diddley'), Fats Domino ('Ain’t That A Shame'), The Everly Brothers ('Let It Be Me'), Frankie Ford ('Sea Cruise'), Lesley Gore ('You Don’t Own Me'), Dobie Gray ('The In Crowd'), Wilbert Harrison ('Kansas City'), Brian Hyland ('Sealed With A Kiss'), Jan & Dean ('Dead Man’s Curve'), Tom Jones ('It’s Not Unusual'), Brenda Lee ('Sweet Nothins'), Jerry Lee Lewis ('Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On'), Little Richard ('Tutti Frutti'), Lulu ('To Sir With Love'), Manfred Mann ('Do Wah Diddy Diddy'), Mickey & Sylvia ('Love Is Strange'), Roger Miller ('King of The Road'), Ricky Nelson ('Hello Mary Lou'), Roy Orbison ('Oh, Pretty Woman'), Paul & Paula ('Hey Paula'), Carl Perkins ('Blue Suede Shoes'), Gene Pitney ('It Hurts To Be In Love'), Elvis Presley ('Heartbreak Hotel'), Jack Scott ('My True Love'), Dusty Springfield ('You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me'), Johnny
Tillotson ('Poetry In Motion'), and Mary Wells ('My Guy') — and by groups including The Beach Boys ('Fun, Fun, Fun'), Bill Haley & His Comets ('Shake, Rattle & Roll'), The Coasters ('Charlie Brown'), The Cookies ('Chains'), The Crickets ('That’ll Be The Day'), Danny & The Juniors ('Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay'), Dion & The Belmonts ('A Teenager In Love'), The Drifters ('Save The Last Dance For Me'), The Five Satins ('In The Still of The Night'), The Four Seasons ('Sherry'), The Four Tops ('Baby I Need Your Loving'), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap ('Lady Willpower'), Gerry and The Pacemakers ('Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying'), The Isley Brothers, Jay & The Americans ('This Magic Moment'), Los Bravos ('Black Is Black'), The Miracles ('Shop Around'), The Newbeats, The Shangri-Las ('Remember Walkin’ In The Sand'), The Supremes ('Come See About Me'), The Temptations ('The Way You Do The Things You Do'), Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders ('Game of Love'), and The Zombies ('She’s Not There')

Ultimate Rock & Roll Collection The 50's  "The Ultimate Rock & Roll Collection: The 50's" [2001]
Collectables audio CD [10/2001] for $13.99
25 tracks by artists Chuck Berry, The Big Bopper, The Clovers, Danny & The Juniors, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, The Impalas, Johnny Mathis, The Platters, Elvis Presley (3), Conway Twitty, Ritchie Valens, and others...
Ultimate Rock & Roll Collection The 60's  "The Ultimate Rock & Roll Collection: The 60's" [2001]
Collectables audio CD [10/2001] for $13.99
25 tracks by artists The Beach Boys, Freddy Cannon, Little Eva, Shelley Fabares, Lulu, Martha & the Vandellas, The Monkees, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, The Reflections, Neil Sedaka, The Supremes, The Tokens, and others...
Ultimate Rock & Roll Collection The 70's  "The Ultimate Rock & Roll Collection: The 70's" [2001]
Collectables audio CD [10/2001] for $13.99
21 tracks by artists Captain & Tennille, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Hall & Oates, Heatwave, The Hollies, K.C. & The Sunshine Band, Looking Glass, The Manhattans, Don McLean, Nilsson, The O'Jays, Tony Orlando & Dawn, Redbone, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Vicki Sue Robinson, Neil Sedaka, Rod Stewart, The Stylistics, Three Dog Night, and others...
Ultimate History of Rock 'n' Roll  
Ultimate History of Rock 'n' Roll - Volume 1  
"The Ultimate History of Rock 'N' Roll" box set [2002]
RedX audio CD box set [6/2002] 154 tracks on 10 disks - out of prodn/used
Chapter 1: Rock's Pioneers (16 tracks)  K-Tel audio CD [3/98] out of prodn/used
Chapter 2: R&B Greats (15 tracks)  K-Tel audio CD [undated] out of prodn/used
Chapter 3: Teen Idols (15 tracks)  K-Tel audio CD [3/98] out of prodn/used
Chapter 4: Rockin' Instrumentals (15 tracks)  K-Tel audio CD [undated] out of prodn/used
Chapter 5: Girl Group Sound (16 tracks)  K-Tel audio CD [undated] out of prodn/used
Chapter 6: Vocal Groups (15 tracks)  K-Tel audio CD [3/98] out of prodn/used
Chapter 7: The Great Bands (15 tracks)  K-Tel audio CD [3/98] out of prodn/used
Chapter 8: Soul Explosion (16 tracks)  K-Tel audio CD [3/98] out of prodn/used
Chapter 9: Easy 70s (16 tracks)  K-Tel audio CD [3/98] out of prodn/used
Chapter 10: Those Were The Days (15 tracks)  K-Tel audio CD [3/98] out of prodn/used
When The Sun Goes Down   "When The Sun Goes Down: The Secret History of Rock & Roll" [2002]
RCA audio CD [11/2002] 4 disks for $27.97
100 tracks by artists Big Bill Broonzy (2), Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers (3), Carter Family, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (3), Alberta Hunter, Leadbelly (2), Furry Lewis, Meade Lux Lewis, Little Richard, Blind Willie McTell, Pine Top, Paul Robeson, Jimmie Rodgers, Sonny Terry, Big Joe Williams, Sonny Boy Williamson and others...
Motown Classics Gold album on CD   "Motown Classics Gold: Original Recordings Remastered" [2005]
Motown Records music CD set [3/2005] 2 disks for $15.48
contains 40 tracks on two disks by artists including Diana Ross & The Supremes (5), The Temptations (5), Marvin Gaye (4), Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (3), Stevie Wonder (3), The Four Tops (2), Gladys Knight & The Pips (2), The Miracles (2), Smokey Robinson (2), and Mary Wells (2), with single songs by The Contours, The Jackson 5, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, The Marvelettes, David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin, The Spinners, Edwin Starr, Barrett Strong, and The Undisputed Truth
More Motown Classics Gold album on CD   "More Motown Classics Gold: Original Recordings Remastered" [2007]
Motown Records music CD set [6/2007] 2 disks for $15.93
contains 40 tracks on two disks by artists including Diana Ross & The Supremes (6), Marvin Gaye (5), The Temptations (5), Stevie Wonder (4), Martha & The Vandellas (3), Smokey Robinson (3), The Four Tops (2), and The Marvelettes (2), with single songs by Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Isley Brothers, The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, The Originals, Rare Earth, David Ruffin, Edwin Starr, The Velvelettes, and Mary Wells

25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts 4-CD box set  "The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts" [2010]
Time Life Ent. CD box set [11/2010] 54 tracks on 4 disks for $36.32
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrated its 25th anniversary with a concert series over two days in October 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City that included performances by Jeff Beck, Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills & Nash band, Ray Davies, Dion DiMucci, Fergie, John Fogerty, Aretha Franklin, Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Darlene Love, Metallica band, Sam Moore, Tom Morello, Ozzy Osbourne, Bonnie Raitt, Lou Reed, Smokey Robinson, Simon & Garfunkel, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Sting, James Taylor, U2 band, will.i.am, Peter Wolf & Stevie Wonder
video version is on the Rock Music Film Festival Page

Chimes of Freedom Songs of Bob Dylan album to benefit Amnesty Intl.  "Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International" [2012]
Amnesty Intl audio CD set [1/2012] 73 tracks on 4 disks for $17.73
benefit album from Amnesty International, with 80 artists on 73 tracks, all songs by Bob Dylan, who performs his original 1964 song "Chimes of Freedom"; other artists include Adele, The Avett Brothers, Bad Religion, Joan Baez, Jeff Beck, Dierks Bentley, Jackson Browne, Eric Burdon, Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, Marianne Faithfull, Bryan Ferry, Flogging Molly, Mark Knopfler, Diana Krall, Lenny Kravitz, Kris Kirstofferson, Taj Mahal, Ziggy Marley, The Dave Matthews Band, My Chemical Romance, My Morning Jacket, Sinead O'Connor, Joe Perry, Rise Against, Raphael Saadiq, Seal, Pete Seeger, Patty Smith, Sting, Sugarland, Pete Townshend, and Lucinda Williams

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