August 17, 2010
Proper UK
Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Early Pop/Rock

Album Review

Big 3’s three-disc set Buddy Holly & the Rock 'n' Roll Giants devotes two of its discs to Buddy’s classic recordings and gives the last disc over to The Rock 'n' Roll Giants -- a collection of sides from the likes of Fats Domino, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, Little Richard, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Bill Haley, Roy Orbison, and the Everly Brothers that also finds space for Bobby Charles, Johnny Burnette, Big Joe Turner, Lloyd Price, the Robins, and Tommy Scott, among others. Not every song selection here is spot-on, either for Buddy or for the Giants, but no song is bad and this delivers a lot of bang for its budget-line price.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Oh Boy
  2. Not Fade Away
  3. You've Got Love
  4. Maybe Baby
  5. It's Too Late
  6. Tell Me How
  7. That'll Be the Day
  8. I'm Looking for Someone to Love
  9. Empty Cup (And a Broken Date)
  10. Send Me Some Lovin'
  11. Last Night
  12. Rock Me Baby
  13. Peggy Sue
  14. Look at Me
  15. Listen to Me
  16. Valley of Tears
  17. Ready Teddy
  18. Everyday
  19. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues
  20. Words of Love
  21. You're so Square (Baby I Don't Care)
  22. Rave On
  23. You Are My One Desire
  24. Blue Days, Black Nights
  25. Modern Don Juan
  26. Rock Around with Ollie Vee
  27. Girl on My Mind
  28. Love Me
  29. Don't Come Back Knockin'
  30. Midnight Shift
  31. Think It Over
  32. Early in the Morning
  33. It's So Easy
  34. Fools' Paradise
  35. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  36. Raining in My Heart
  37. Peggy Sue Got Married
  38. Crying, Waiting, Hoping
  39. Because I Love You
  40. Heartbeat
  41. The Train Kept a-Rollin'
  42. Twenty-Flight Rock
  43. Great Balls of Fire
  44. Wake Up Little Susie
  45. Jailhouse Rock
  46. Matchbox
  47. Shake, Rattle and Roll
  48. Be-Bop-A-Lula
  49. Blueberry Hill
  50. Tutti Frutti
  51. See You Later, Alligator
  52. Rockhouse
  53. Rocket 88
  54. Rock 'n' Roll Dance
  55. Blue Monday
  56. Honey Hush
  57. Riot in Cell Block #9
  58. Hound Dog
  59. Cat Music
  60. Johnny B. Goode