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Various - The Popsters They Tried to Rock Volume 3 - Bear Family
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Various - The Popsters. They Tried to Rock Volume 3

Contains rarities that will surprise both pop fans and collectors. Contains
tracks that give new meaning to the word 'clueless.' Reveals the efforts
(some of them desperate) of singers, songwriters, musicians and
arrangers to come to terms with what rock 'n' roll really meant. Shows
some surprising successes at coming to terms with rock 'n' roll by singers
you'd never expect to 'get it.' Here are the companion Volumes to the
successful 'They Tried To Rock: The Hillbillies' Volumes 1 and 2.
Volumes 3 and 4 follow the early struggle by Popsters, including Frank
Sinatra, Doris Day, the Mills Brothers, Perry Como and Lawrence Welk,
who tried to come to terms with rock 'n' roll's challenge to traditional
pop music. This took place during the early to mid-1950s, before
anybody knew whether it was just a fad that would blow over or
something that truly threatened to revolutionize popular music. Many
Popsters hated it and privately made fun of it, while at the same time
they saw their record sales plummet and their radio play and personal
appearances affected. Popsters were faced with the same career-altering
choice that affected the Hillbillies in Volumes 1 and 2: Do we fight 'em or
join 'em? Some Popsters were equipped to adapt and did a fine job of it.
Others, weren't and didn't. For the first time, Bear Family has collected
some vintage performances by Popsters who tried their best to pass
themselves off as rockers. Many of these tracks by both the famous
and the not-so-famous - have become quite rare. You'll marvel at how
good some of them were. Others may draw a well-deserved snicker after
all these years. But good or bad, they all remind us just how potent a force
rock & roll was in the early days, and how even well-established Popsters
believed they had to change to survive.

1. Lola Ameche: Rock The Joint
2. Ames Brothers: Rockin' Shoes
3. Pat Boone: Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love)
4. Perry Como: Juke Box Baby
5. Crew Cuts: Sh Boom (Life Could Be A Dream)
6. Alan Dale: The Girl Can't Help It
7. Billy Eckstine: The Tennessee Rock And Roll
8. Eddie Fisher: Dungaree Doll
9. Fontane Sisters: Please Don't Leave Me
10. Sarah Vaughan: Hey Naughty Papa
11. Georgia Gibbs: Great Balls Of Fire
12. Eydie Gorme: Soda Pop Hop
13. Eartha Kitt: Honolulu Rock-A-Rolla (Honolulu Rock And Roll)
14. Steve Lawrence: Party Doll
15. The Mills Brothers: Get A Job
16. Jaye P. Morgan: Baby Don't Do It
17. Les Paul & Mary Ford: Fantasy
18. Louis Prima, feat. Keely Smith with Sam Butera And The Witnesses:
Jump Jive And Wail
19. Joe Reisman: Bo Diddley
20. Kay Starr: Fool Fool Fool
21. Frank Sinatra with The Nuggets And Big Dave's Music: Two Hearts,
Two Kisses (Make One Love)
22. McGuire Sisters: Sincerely
23. Jerry Mercer: Blue Suede Shoes
24. Patti Page: (Oh) What A Dream
25. Betty Johnson: I'll Wait
26. Vicki Young: Riot in Cell Block Number 9
27. The Hilltoppers: Do The Bop
28. Big Dave And His Orchestra: Rock And Roll Party
29. Ella Mae Morse with Big Dave And His Orchestra: Money Honey
30. Dean Martin: Just Kiss Me
31. Peggy Lee: Ev'ry Night
32. Jim Lowe: Maybellene
33. Teresa Brewer: Rock Love

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