- Rockin' the Oldies
Name = Rockin' the Oldies
Type = studio album
Bill Haley and His Comets
Released = August 12,
Recorded = March 22-April 3, 1957, New York
Rock and Roll
Last album = "
Rock 'n' Roll Stage Show" (1956)
This album = "Rockin' the Oldies" (1957)
Next album = "
Rockin' Around the World" (1958)
"Rockin' the Oldies" was the fifth album of
rock and rollmusic by Bill Haley and His Comets. Produced by Milt Gabler, the album was released by Decca Recordsin 1957. It was the first of three "themed albums" that Haley recorded for Decca. On this occasion the album consisted of re-recordings of popular standards, some dating back 30 years or more, but rearranged in a rock and roll style. For example, Haley's version of "The Dipsy Doodle" included new lyrics referring to Haley's past hits, " Shake, Rattle and Roll" and " See You Later Alligator". The album did not produce any hit singles.
The recording sessions that produced this album are notable for not including Haley's usual
saxophoneplayer, Rudy Pompilli. Sidelined by illness, his place was taken by Frankie Scott. [John W. Haley and John von Hoelle, "Sound and Glory" (Dyne-American, 1990)]
# The Dipsy Doodle
# You Can't Stop Me from Dreaming
# Apple Blossom Time
# Moon Over Miami
# Is it True What They Say About Dixie?
Carolina in the Morning
# Miss You
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
# Ain't Misbehavin'
# One Sweet Letter from You
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
# Somebody Else is Taking My Place
Bill Haley– rhythm guitar, vocals
Franny Beecher– lead guitar
Billy Williamson– steel guitar
Johnny Grande– piano
Al Rex– bass
* Ralph Jones – drums
Frankie Scott- tenor saxophone[ [http://thegardnerfamily.org/haley/discography/recordings.html Bill Haley Recordings ] ]
* [http://thegardnerfamily.org/haley/discography/products.html Bill Haley discography]
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