Vive La Rock n' Roll - Big Beat Records - BBR00073

Vive La Rock n' Roll"Vive La Rock n' Roll" is a unique record of a concert given by the band at the famous Olympia theatre in Paris. This was part of an extensive European tour undertaken by Bill to rebuild the organisations finances. However, bad luck dogged the tour from beginning to end. Various shady deals by Bill's manager, the death of the Pope (most of the Italian gigs were cancelled) and severe rioting at the concerts all contributed to financial catastrophe. But through all this, the music shines through as this CD proves. There is a complete show from October 14th 1958 and part of a show from the following day.
Track Listing:
Saints Rock n' Roll/Shake Rattle & Roll/Rudy's Rock/For You My Love/Beecher BoogieWoogie/I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter/Jump Children/I'm In Love Again/Mambo Rock/See You Later Alligator/Rock Around The Clock
Bonus Tracks: Beecher Boogie Woogie/Rock-a-Beatin Boogie/Razzle Dazzle/Tequila/Giddy Up-a-Ding Dong.

On The Air - Hydra Records - BCK27112

On The AirKlaus Kettner of Hydra Records continues to provide us with fascinating rare Haley recordings. His latest release, "On The Air" features 2 American Forces Network radio shows from August and September 1962. If anyone ever wanted to prove the musical versatlity of the Comets, then this CD would provide ample evidence. At the time Bill and the band were touring US military bases in Germany and dropped in to the AFN studios in Frankfurt to promote their tour. Bill and the Comets proceed to present the complete history of popular music from Dixieland to Jazz to Country to Rock n' Roll. The CD is accompanied by an excellent booklet with many rare photos of Bill performing at the famous Star Club in Hamburg (where he met the Beatles on this tour). Sleeve notes are by Chris Gardner and as usual they are excellent and very detailed.
Track Listing:
August 31st 1962 -
Jingle/Rock Around The Clock/Introduction/Shake Rattle & Roll/Interview/Peppermint Twist/Interview/Honky Tonk/Jingle & Interview/Feelin Happy/Interview/Joey's Song/Interview/See You Later Alligator/Jingle. September 15th 1962 - Jingle & Interview/The Saints Rock n' Roll/Interview/Ja-Da/Interview/Hallelujah I Love Her So/Interview/The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise/Interview/Malaguena/A Walk In The Vienna Woods/La Paloma/Hungarian Rhapsody/Interview/Wolverton Mountain/Interview/Bernie's Tune/Interview/Never On A Sunday/Interview & Jingle.


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