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Various Artists Meet Me At The Hop - 33 Cruisin' Dreams (CD)

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1-CD with 16-page booklet, 33 tracks. Total playing time c. 79 min.   This lovely...more

Various Artists: Meet Me At The Hop - 33 Cruisin' Dreams (CD)

1-CD with 16-page booklet, 33 tracks. Total playing time c. 79 min.  

  • This lovely compilation on Bear Family could well be the alternative soundtrack to cult movies like 'American Graffiti', 'American Diner', or 'Lemon Popsicle'!  
  • 'Cruising' is as much a part of America's history as Kennedy, Marilyn, Coke, and the hula-hoop. 
  • On 33 tracks from 1954-1964, the heyday of rock 'n' roll, a culturally extremely vibrant decade is rediscovered, whether as a 'soundtrack' in your car or as a musical enhancement to the next party!
  • There are plenty of titles that were often heard on the (car) radio at the time and invite you to cruise in a stylish vintage automobile.
  • Doo-Wop is strongly represented, including really rare recordings, especially Ding Dong by a certain Tony Orlando, played extremely fast for Doo-Wop!
  • There's plenty of teen rock with Ricky Nelson, Fabian, Troy Shondell and Darrell McCall, plus a terrific instrumental by the Viscounts.
  • Ed Townsend, Ronnie Love and Larry Tamblyn are all part of the so-called popcorn sound, and there's even an early blues/rock trailblazer from Hank Ballard!                                                                                                                            
  • The 16-page color booklet includes producer Marc Mittelacher's remarks on each song and many photos and illustrations, some of them rare.

Cruisin'
Imagine it's summer, with the sun up in the blue sky, cruisin' in a fancy '50s automobile with this compilation playing on the car stereo! Cruising is still prevalent in the USA today. If there wasn't a dance going on in high school, you didn't know where else to go. So you took your dad's car and shuttled between the milk bar, the local diner and the drive-in movie theater. You met in streets for wild car parties, participated in illegal races, or broke into the bathhouse at night, not just to swim! If you already had your sweetheart/lover by the hand, you usually went to 'Lover's Lane' to ... Or to a romantic lake outside the city. Whatever was done, it was never boring, and the car and rock 'n' roll were always there!

At The Hop
The very first song, At The Hop, here in its rare Barry Frank version, is a real get-down dance number, followed by Bumble Bee, LaVern Baker's most beautiful rendition ever. Vocal groups are as much a part of cruising as the salt in the soup, and so there are quite a few doo-wop sounds in this compilation, including some hits as well as extremely rare ones. A highlight is One Bad Stud by the Honey Bears, which was covered by the Blasters in the movie 'Streets on Fire'. Hank Ballard gives us flawless early blues/rock with Look At Little Sister, later covered by Stevie Ray Vaughan

In between, again and again, the beautiful polyphonic sound of the vocal groups. The idea for this very personal compilation came via the feeling that keeps the time of the 1950s and early 60s alive and that is transported in cult movies like 'American Graffiti'. Thus, this compilation could also be an alternative soundtrack to that movie. The CD includes a 16-page booklet in color with notes on each song, compiled and written by Marc Mittelacher, as well as many photos and illustrations, some of them rare!

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  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label Bear Family Records

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Various Artists - Meet Me At The Hop - 33 Cruisin' Dreams (CD) CD 1
01At The HopBarry Frank
02Bumble BeeLaVern Baker
03Don't Take The StarsThe Mystics
04Stars In The SkyThe Chanters
05One Bad StudThe Honey Bears
06Lovers Never Say GoodbyeThe Flamingos
07You're So FineThe Falcons
08For Your LoveEd Twonsend
09Shimmy, Shimmy Ko-Ko BopLittle Anthony & The Imperials
10Look At Little SisterHank Ballard & The Midnighters
11Chills And FeverRonnie Love & His Orchestra
12DorothyThe Hi-Fives
13Why I Am So ShyThe Three Pennies
14String AlongFabian
15Pickin' On The Wrong ChickenThe Five Stars
16Your Last ChanceLewis Lymon & The Teenchords
17Little StarThe Elegants
18A Picture Of YouThe Danleers
19TraingleJanie Grant
20Harlem NocturneThe Viscounts
21DestinyLarry Tamblyn
22I'm In The Mood For LoveThe Chimes
23Poor Little FoolRicky Nelson
24Girl After GirlTroy Shondell
25HushabyeThe Mystics
26A Lover's PrayerVernon Green & The Medallions
27Two Broken HeartsThe Del-Satins
28Mister LonelyThe Videls
29Baby DollThe Magnificent Seven
30I Count The TearsThe Drifters
31Remember ThenThe Earls
32My GirlDarrell McCall
33Ding DongTony Orlando
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9 Mar 2022

Great!!!

Good memories! Wish myself back into the 1960s!

7 Mar 2022

12 Aug 2021

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Tracklist
Various Artists - Meet Me At The Hop - 33 Cruisin' Dreams (CD) CD 1
01 At The Hop
02 Bumble Bee
03 Don't Take The Stars
04 Stars In The Sky
05 One Bad Stud
06 Lovers Never Say Goodbye
07 You're So Fine
08 For Your Love
09 Shimmy, Shimmy Ko-Ko Bop
10 Look At Little Sister
11 Chills And Fever
12 Dorothy
13 Why I Am So Shy
14 String Along
15 Pickin' On The Wrong Chicken
16 Your Last Chance
17 Little Star
18 A Picture Of You
19 Traingle
20 Harlem Nocturne
21 Destiny
22 I'm In The Mood For Love
23 Poor Little Fool
24 Girl After Girl
25 Hushabye
26 A Lover's Prayer
27 Two Broken Hearts
28 Mister Lonely
29 Baby Doll
30 I Count The Tears
31 Remember Then
32 My Girl
33 Ding Dong