Fresh Air: Jerry Leiber
If songwriters gained as many plaudits and fans as those performing their compositions then Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller would be two of the biggest stars of modern music. However, with none other than Elvis Presley as a vessel for the partners work they couldn t have asked for better, from Hound Dog to Jailhouse Rock they remain among the founding fathers of Rock And Roll. Add to that Stand By Me and scores of other classic hits and you can be sure that with these 75 tracks you are truly among songwriting royalty.
CD1 1. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley 2. Ruby Baby - Dion 3. Take It Like A Man - Gene Pitney 4. My Boy John - Baby Jane & The Rockabyes 5. Love Me - Johnny Burnette 6. Lucky Lips - Ruth Brown 7. It’s My Turn To Cry - Jay & The Americans 8. Spanish Harlem - Ben E.King 9. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison 10. Some Other Guy - Richie Barrett 11. I’ll Be There - Damita Jo 12. Alligator Wine Screamin’ - Jay Hawkins 13. Cafe Espresso - Leiber-Stoller Orchestra 14. I Keep Forgettin’ - Chuck Jackson 15. Smokey Joe’s Café - The Robins 16. Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello - Elvis Presley 17. Don Juan - LaVern Baker 18. The Bossa Nova (My Heart Said) - Tippie & The Clovers 19. All Is Well - Johnny Mathis 20. Fools Fall In Love - The Drifters 21. Falling - Sammy Turner 22. Hollerin’ & Screamin’ - Little Esther 23. Charlie Brown - The Coasters 24. Keep Tellin’Yourself - Marv Johnson 25. Love Potion No.9 - The Clovers CD2 1. Stand By Me - Ben E. King 2. Baby I Don’t Care - Buddy Holly 3. There Goes My Baby - The Drifters 4. Tears Of Joy - Etta James 5. Shack Daddy - Betty Jean Morris 6. Poison Ivy - The Coasters 7. The Chicken And The Hawk - Big JoeTurner 8. Riot In Cell Block # 9 - Wanda Jackson 9. Black Denim Trousers And Motorcycle Boots - The Diamonds 10. Blues For Me - Eddie Fisher 11. Drinkin’ Fool - Big John Greer & His Rhythm Rockers 12. You Laugh - Jack Jones 13. Your Old Lady - The Isley Brothers 14. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley 15. Corn Whiskey - Jimmy Witherspoon 16. The Snow Is Falling - Ray Charles 17. Heavenly Blues - King Curtis 18. You’re The Boss LaVern - Baker & Jimmy Ricks 19. Dancin’ - Perry Como 20. Lips - Roy Hamilton 21. TakeMy Love - Mabel Scott 22. Framed - Ritchie Valens 23. Sorry,But I’m Gonna HaveTo Pass - Lonnie Donegan 24. Don’t - Elvis Presley 25. Jack O’Diamonds - Ruth Brown CD3 1. Dance With Me - The Drifters 2. I’m A Woman - Peggy Lee 3. Kansas City - Little Willie Littlefield 4. You’ll Be There - Clyde McPhatter 5. Searchin’ - The Coasters 6. King Creole - Elvis Presley 7. Saved - LaVern Baker 8. Tricky Dicky - Richie Barrett 9. Drums - Jay & The Americans 10. The Draw - Sherman &The Teenagers 11. Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton 12. Fanny Lou - Frankie Marshal 13. Back Door Blues - Jimmy Witherspoon 14. It’s Been So Long - Jo Stafford 15. Teach Me How To Shimmy - The Isley Brothers 16. Get Off My Wagon - Linda Hopkins 17. I SmellA Rat - Big Mama Thornton 18. Broken Patty - Andrews 19. Bazoom (I Need Your Lovin’) - The Cheers 20. I Want To Do More - Ruth Brown 21. Treat Me Nice - Elvis Presley 22. Destination Love - Wynonie Harris 23. The Lady Wants To Twist - Steve Lawrence 24. Flesh,Blood And Bones - Little Esther 25. Here Comes Henry - Young JessieShare
Soundcheck: The Musical World of Bach
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