Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bill Haley...From Western Swing To Rock..Essential Collection

There is no denying Bill Haley's influence on popular music and, in particular, Rock and Roll. Whilst he is best known for "Rock Around the Clock", his beginnings were in Country and Western Swing, and his progression to his more famous rock and roll tracks made him a legend. This collection brings together tracks from his earlier days with The Four Aces and The Saddlemen and onto the classic Comets recordings and even offshoots from The Comets, The Jodimars and The Jaguars. 

With over 100 tracks, this compilation will have you swinging, rocking, rolling, jiving and everything else in between.

This 7 minute YouTube clip is from a 1954 short film entitled "Roundup of Rhythm" and shows the Comets live performing "Crazy, Man, Crazy", "Straightjacket" and "Shake, Rattle and Roll".


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