Bill Haley : the Sonet Sessions 1968-1979 + US United Artists 1968 Sessions - 29/08/2006 (modif : 29th Sept., 2nd & 15th Oct. 2006))
***Rock Around The Clock : via Bill Haley and His Comets, Mexico, 1966.***Ling-Ting-Tong : from The Five Keys' Ling, Ting, Tong, Capitol F-2945, 15th Oct.1954. R'n'B #1, US #28, 1955***Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie via Bill Haley and His Comets, 1956.***Rock The Joint : via Bill Haley With The Saddlemen, Essex E-303, 04/1952.***See You Later Alligator : via Bill Haley and The Comets, Mexico, 1966***Flip, Flop And Fly : via Bill Haley and The Comets, 1961 (from Joe Turner (as well as the latter song), Atlantic, 1955).***Love Letters In The Sand : via Bill Haley and His Comets, 1960, from Russ Colombo, 1931.***Shake Rattle And Roll : via Bill Haley and His Comets, Mexico, 1966 (from Joe Turner, Atlantic 1026, 04/1954).***Dance Around The Clock : from Bill Haley and His Comets, Newtown recs, 1963.***Games People Play : from Joe South, Capitol recs, 1968***A Little Piece At A Time : from Good Jelly Bess (aka Billy Riley), Hermitage 775, April 1962.***Bony Moronie : from Larry Williams' Bonie Maronie, Specialty 615, 1957***There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder : from Jimmie Davis, 1943/1944.***Me And Bobby McGee : from Roger Miller, RCA Camden, 1964.***Who'll Stop The Rain : from Creedence Clearwater Revival (aka CCR), Fantasy, 1971.***Travelin' Band : from CCR, Fantasy, 1970.***No Letter Today : from Ted Daffan And His Texans, Columbia/Okeh, 1942/43 via Gene Autry, 1943.***Cryin' Time/live in Sweden : from Buck Owens (b.12th Aug. 1929 d. 25th March 2006) and His Buckaroos, Capitol F-5336, 28th Dec. 1964.***What 'D I Say : from Ray Charles, Atlantic, 1959***Lucille : from Little Richard, 1957.***Kansas City via Joey Dee and The Starliters, Roulette, 1962.***I'm Walking : from Fats Domino, 1957***High Heel Sneakers : from Tommy Tucker, Chess/Checker, 1964.***Tossin' And Turnin' : from Bobby Lewis and The Swanettes, Beltone recs, #1 spot which stayed on the charts for 23 weeks in 1961 (a throwback to the baritone jump blues singers of the early Fifties). .***Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On : from Big Maybelle, Okeh 7060, 1955 via Chubby Checker, 11/1960.***C.C. Rider [trad.] : via Joey Dee And The Starliters, Roulette, 1962 (and Chubby Checker's The C.C. Rider) [originally well known by Chuck Willis, Atlantic, 1957 & 1963 posthumous and, LaVern Baker's See See Rider released on Atlantic in 1963 (originally See See Rider Blues by Ma Rainey (aka Gertrude Pridgett, 1886-1931) acc. by Her Georgia Jazz Band, Paramount 12252-B, Jan. 1925 [rec. date : 15th Oct. 1924]).***Lawdy Miss Clawdy : from Lloyd Price, Specialty 428, 04/1952***Bring It On Home To Me : from Sam Cooke (duet with Lou Rawls), RCA Victor 47-8036, 07/1962.***Personality : from Lloyd Price, Paramount Recs, 1959***Crazy Man Crazy : from Bill Haley With Haley's Comets, Essex E-321, April 1953.***Rock'N'Roll Music : from Chuck Berry, Chess, 05/1957.***Jim Dandy (Got Married) : from LaVern Baker's Jim Dandy, Atlantic, 1956.***That's How I Got To Memphis : from Tom T. Hall, 1968.***Juke Box Cannonball : via Jesse Rogers, 1949.***The Battle Of New Orleans : from Jimmie Driftwood, 1936 then rewamped in 1958, US #1 in 1959 [based on a fiddle tune "The Eight Of January"=Andrew Jackson's victory at the battle of New Orleans on 8th January 1815].***Heartaches By The Number : from Guy Mitchell with Ray Conniff and His Orchestra, US #1, Columbia, 1959.***Tweedle Dee : from LaVern Baker and The Gliders, Atlantic 1047, 11/1954.***So Right Tonight : from Bill Haley and His Comets, WB Recs, 1960.*****That's How I Got To Memphis, 01/1969 via his 1968's recording.*****Rockin' Around The Chistmas Tree, EMI, US, 1992 : from Brenda Lee, Decca 9-30776, October 19, 1958.*****Flip, Flop And Fly, Rockstar, UK, 1994 via his 1961's recording.*****Jingle Bell Rock : from Bobby Helms, Decca, 1957 via Chubby Checker duet with labelmate Bobby Rydell, US #21, Parkway Records, 12/1961 and Brenda Lee, Decca, June 13, 1964.***Tidbit time (annotations on the rear of the Sonet LP Everyone Can Rock & Roll) by David Sandison : (...) Bill's first teenage gigs were the classics ones available to rual kids wanting to break into show-business. He played local fairs and amusement parks (notably Radio Park) and, he played what's best described as hillbilly music. His first professional job was two years he spent playing guitar for Booth-Win bandleader Cousin Lee (alias ARLEE ELLSWORTH), director of Radio Park.***In 1945, when Bill was twenty, he cut his first record, a version of the popular "Candy Kisses" [So, "stolen" by George Morgan who wrote the song himself in 1948 and recorded it in 1949?]***Very strange!].***However, the song (gospel) has been recorded the year before by The Five Blind Boys of Alabama (leader Clarence Fountain) and issued on Coleman Records, Newark, New Jersey then the same year by Rex Turner and The Westerners, Varsity V 8015 via Red Foley, Decca, 1949.***When that didn't set the world alight, he got more work in cowboy bands and learned his craft. In 1949, Bill returned home to find that a radio station had been built in nearby Chester and that WPWA were loooking for staff. He applied for, and got, a regular dee-jay job at WPWA and formed a broadcasting band - The Four Aces of Western Swing (...).***S.K. (myself) : During the 30's, Gene Autry was his idol. In the meantime, Bill known as the Rambling Yodeler sang (blue) yodel just like Jimmie Rodgers (aka Jean-Charles Rodgers, 8th Sep. 1897-26th May 1933) did since 'round 1927 until his death, this country manner of singing by incorporating of the setback of the voice inherited the Tyrolean from Switzerland and Austria) and has formed The Range Drifters in 1943.***In November 1947, Bill met Lou Pollar and was engaged by him as director of programs, leaving him carte blanche. This radio program has been called Western Swing Hour with the generic "We're Gonna Rock The Joint".***Certain of the songs he wrote were recorded by other artists such as Charlie Stone on Mercury Records and Andy Reynolds & His 101 Ranch Boys on Columbia Records ("Candy And Women") whereas "Pancake" Pete Newman recorded "Four Leaf Clover Blues" on RCA Victor. ******UK Pickwick records repackaging (March 1976) = ***Biggest Hits, Sonet/Grand Prix GP-9945, Sweden, 1968.***Rock Around The Country, Sonet 2519, Sweden, 28th May 1971.***Hallmark SHM 773 = Bill Haley On Stage (Stockholm, Sweden, 24th June 1968 [in front of private audience : the Maffia!] = Sonet SLP 63, Sweden, 26th July 1968.***EMI/MFP 2M 046 - 95.290, France, 1975 = Rock 'N' Roll Music, Sonet SNTF 645, UK, 1973.***Everyone Can Rock And Roll, Sonet, UK, 9/1979 : if your feet don't dance when it comes blasting out of your speakers, see your doctor!!!