We Were First! - 180 Hits in Their Original Versions | Documents 600204

We Were First! - 180 Hits in Their Original Versions


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Label: Documents

Cat No: 600204

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Release Date: 16th February 2015



Chan Romero
Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
Barbie Gaye
Chuck Berry
Pete Seeger
Sonny Dae & His Knights
Bo Diddley
Bill Monroe & The Blue Grass Boys
Carl Perkins
Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton


Chan Romero
Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
Barbie Gaye
Chuck Berry
Pete Seeger
Sonny Dae & His Knights
Bo Diddley
Bill Monroe & The Blue Grass Boys
Carl Perkins
Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton


This 10-CD box set features 180 original songs that would later be covered and become hits for the likes of Elvis Pressley, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley & His Comets, Pat Boone, Johnny Cash and others.

It includes classic tracks such as Chan Romero: "Hippy Hippy Shake", Hank Ballard & The Midnighters: "The Twist", Barbie Gaye: "My Boy Lollipop", Chuck Berry: "Bye Bye Johnny", Chuck Berry: "Sweet Little Sixteen", Pete Seeger: "If I Had A Hammer", Sonny Dae & His Knights: "Rock Around The Clock ", Bo Diddley: "Mona", Bill Monroe & The Blue Grass Boys: "Blue Moon of Kentucky", Carl Perkins: "Blue Suede Shoes", Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton: "Hound Dog" and many others.


CD 1
1. Chan Romero: Hippy Hippy Shake
2. Chuck Berry: Rock And Roll Music
3. Moon Mullican: Seven Nights To Rock
4. Johnny Fuller: Haunted House
5. Don & Dewey: Farmer John
6. Hank Ballard & The Midnighters: The Twist
7. Chuck Berry: Carol
8. Ruth Brown: Lucky Lips
9. John Fred & The Playboys: Shirley
10. Tommy Dee & The Teen Tones: Three Stars
11. Myron Lee: Baby Sittin'
12. Chuck Berry: Roll Over Beethoven
13. Ric Cartey: Young Love
14. Barbie Gaye: My Boy Lollipop
15. Johnny Duncan: Hello Mary Lou
16. Larry Williams: Slow Down
17. Chuck Berry: Bye Bye Johnny:
18. The Shirelles: Boys

CD 2
1. David Hill: All Shook Up
2. Chuck Berry: Sweet Little Sixteen
3. Johnny Dee (John D. Loudermilk): Sittin' In The Balcony
4. Pete Seeger: If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song)
5. Larry Williams: Dizzy Miss Lizzy
6. Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns: Don't You Just Know It
7. Red Nichols: Corrine Corrina
8. Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man
9. Smiley Lewis: One Night (Of Sin)
10. The Esquire Boys: Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie
11. Hank Williams: Jambalaya
12. Roy Brown: Good Rockin' Tonight
13. Big Joe Turner: Shake, Rattle And Roll
14. Larry Williams: Bad Boy
15. Chuck Berry: Around And Around
16. The Olympics: (Baby) Hully Gully
17. Muddy Waters: Look What You've Done
18. Carl Perkins: Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

CD 3
1. Tommy Roe: Sheila
2. Danny & The Juniors: Do The Bop
3. The Drifters: Such A Night
4. The Clovers: Love Potion No.9
5. Little Willie Littlefield: K. C. Loving
6. Louis Jordan: Choo Choo Ch'boogie
7. Big Maybelle: Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
8. Ella Mae Morse: Razzle Dazzle
9. Milton Brown: Keep A Knockin'
10. Billy The Kid Emerson: Red Hot
11. Teddy Redell: Judy
12. Little Willie John: Fever
13. Ivory Joe Hunter: I Almost Lost My Mind
14. Barrett Strong: Money
15. Richard Berry: Louie Louie
16. Jimmy Preston: We're Gonna Rock This Joint Tonight
17. Slim Harpo: I'm A King Bee
18. Carl Perkins: Honey, Don't

CD 4
1. Sonny Dae & His Knights: Rock Around The Clock
2. Hank Snow: (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
3. The Gladiolas: Little Darlin'
4. The Spaniels: A Rockin' Good Way
5. Ritchie Valens: Come On, Let's Go
6. Big Joe Turner: Flip, Flop And Fly
7. The Drifters: Money Honey
8. Bobby Bland: Cry, Cry, Cry
9. The Isley Brothers: I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door
10. Thomas Wayne: The Girl Next Door Went-A-Walkin'
11. Buster Brown: Fannie Mae
12. Rosco Gordon: Just A Little Bit
13. Vince Taylor: Brand New Cadillac
14. The Isley Brothers: Shout
15. Eddie Miller: Release Me
16. Arthur Big Boy Crudup: That's All Right
17. Larry Williams: She Said Yeah
18. Carl Perkins: Matchbox

CD 5
1. Bobby Charles: Later Alligator
2. Bill Monroe & The Blue Grass Boys: Blue Moon Of Kentucky
3. The Edsels: Rama Lama Ding Dong
4. Sonee West: All My Love
5. The Coasters: Searchin'
6. Don & Dewey: I'm Leavin' It All Up To You
7. Bobby Day: Over And Over
8. Bo Diddley: Mona
9. Hank Snow: I'm Moving On
10. Chuck Berry: Little Queenie
11. Little Richard: Long Tall Sally
12. Frankie Trumbauer & Band: Blue Moon
13. Will Bradley: Down The Road Apiece
14. Bobby Day: Little Bitty Pretty One
15. Sonee West- Rave On
16. Carl Perkins: Blue Suede Shoes
17. Muddy Waters: I Want To Be Loved
18. Anita Bryant: Till There Was You

CD 6
1. Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton: Hound Dog
2. Little Richard: Oh My Soul
3. Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra: What A Difference A Day Made
4. Buddy Holly & The Crickets: Not Fade Away
5. Al Jolson: Are You Lonesome Tonight
6. Benny Goodman & His Orchestra: Goody Goody
7. Jim Lowe: Green Door
8. Tampa Red: Don't (You) Lie To Me
9. Little Richard: Tutti Frutti
10. The Prisonaires: Just Walking In The Rain
11. Marty Robbins: Singing The Blues
12. Muddy Waters: I Just Wanna Make Love To You
13. Bill Haley & His Comets: Skinnie Minnie
14. Al Bowlly: Red Sails In The Sunset
15. Cliff Richard: I Gotta Know
16. Dale Hawkins: Suzie Q
17. Jimmy Reed: Honest I Do
18. Buddy Holly: Words Of Love

CD 7
1. Frank Sinatra: You'll Never Walk Alone
2. Howlin' Wolf: Little Red Rooster
3. Ethel Merman- I Get A Kick Out Of You
4. Al Dexter: Pistol Packin' Mama
5. Roy Acuff: Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
6. Merle Travis: Sixteen Tons
7. Burl Ives: Riders In The Sky
8. Pee Wee King: Tennessee Waltz
9. The Orioles: It's Too Soon To Know
10. Fats Domino: Ain't That A Shame
11. Nat King Cole: Pretend
12. Slim Willet & The Brush Cutters: Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
13. Guy Lombardo: When My Dreamboat Comes Home
14. Little Richard: Rip It Upuk
15. Big Joe Turner: Lipstick, Powder And Paint
16. Wiley Walker & Gene Sullivan: When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
17. Robert Johnson: Love In Vain
18. Memphis Minnie: Talkin' 'Bout You

CD 8
1. Edric Connor & His Caribbeans: Day Dah Light
2. Ada Jones & Bill Murray: What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For
3. Ted Weems & His Orchestra: My Baby Just Cares For Me
4. Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
5. Nat King Cole: Route 66
6. Adolph Hofner & His San Antonians: Cotton Eyed Joe
7. Ted Black: Love Letters In The Sand
8. Stuart Hamblen: This Ole House
9. Les Baxter & His Orchestra: Unchained Melody
10. Jim Lowe: Gambler's Guitar
11. Tony Bennett: In The Middle Of An Island
12. The Coasters: Poison Ivy
13. Johnny & Sondra Steele: My Happiness
14. Nat King Cole: Mona Lisa
15. James Baskett: Zip A Dee Doo Dah
16. Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys: Ida Red
17. Jay McShann: Confessin' The Blues
18. Gene Allison: You Can Make It If You Try

CD 9
1. Clarence Ashley: Rising Sun Blues
2. The Weavers:The Wreck Of The Sloop John B.
3. Grayson & Whitter: Tom Dooley
4. Gene Austin: My Blue Heaven
5. Ben Bernie & His Roosevelt Hotel Orchestra: Ain't She Sweet
6. The Weavers: Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
7. Vince Martin & The Tarriers: Cindy Oh Cindy
8. Frank Sinatra: You'll Never Walk Alone
9. The Shelton Brothers: Aura Lee
10. Pete Seeger: Putting On The Style
11. Glenn Miller & His Orchestra: Blueberry Hill
12. The Happiness Boys: Does Your Spearmint Loose It's Flavour
13. Helen Kane: I Wanna Be Loved By You
14. Gene Austin: Carolina Moon
15. Harry Richman: Puttin' On The Ritz
16. Gene Austin: Ramona
17. Muddy Waters: I Can't Be Satisfied
18. Chuck Berry: You Can't Catch Me

CD 10
1. Harry Belafonte: Island In The Sun
2. Hank Ballard & The Midnighters: Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go
3. Jane Morgan: The Day The Rains Came
4. The Drifters: Save The Last Dance For Me
5. Guy Mitchell: Heartaches By The Number
6. Doris Day: Everybody Loves A Lover
7. Sheb Wooley: Purple People Eater
8. Connie Francis: Everybody's Somebody's Fool
9. Barbara Evans: Souvenirs
10. The Legarde Twins: Roll, Rock & Roll That Hula Hoop
11. Boots Randolph: Percolator
12. Buddy Knox: Hula Love
13. Dean Martin: Memories Are Made Of This
14. Lolita: Seemann (Deine Heimat Ist Das Meer)
15. Leo Leandros: Alle Mädchen Wollen Küssen
16. Wolfgang Sauer: Glaube Mir
17. Lys Assia: O Mein Papa
18. Lale Andersen: Lili Marleen

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