Various Artists

50s Jukebox Hits

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AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett

With 60 tracks spread over three discs, this budget box set actually presents a pretty varied survey of what played on American jukeboxes in the 1950s, with selections ranging from the Everly Brothers' "All I Have to Do Is Dream" and Fats Domino's "Blueberry Hill" to the raw, loose power of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues," the soulful honk of the instrumental "Raunchy" by Bill Justis, the Kingston Trio's reconstituted folk murder ballad "Tom Dooley," the easy country of Don Gibson's "Oh Lonesome Me," and the wonderful throwback pop of the McGuire Sisters' "Sugartime." That's pretty varied, and there's plenty here, making this a nice, affordable travel package for that trip back in time.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Paul Anka 02:24 SpotifyAmazon
2 Buddy Holly 02:30 SpotifyAmazon
3 Little Richard 02:09 SpotifyAmazon
4 The Everly Brothers 02:22 SpotifyAmazon
5 Elvis Presley 03:15 SpotifyAmazon
6 Chuck Berry 03:01 SpotifyAmazon
7 Bill Justis 02:20 SpotifyAmazon
8 Fats Domino 02:29 SpotifyAmazon
9 Bill Haley 02:31 SpotifyAmazon
10 Connie Francis 02:13 SpotifyAmazon
11 The Del Vikings 02:35 SpotifyAmazon
12 Pat Boone 02:15 SpotifyAmazon
13 The Everly Brothers 02:23 SpotifyAmazon
14 Billy Vaughn 02:08 SpotifyAmazon
15 Gene Vincent 02:37 SpotifyAmazon
16 Eddie Cochran 01:55 SpotifyAmazon
17 Guy Mitchell 02:34 SpotifyAmazon
18 Danny & the Juniors 02:16 SpotifyAmazon
19 Frankie Vaughan 02:26 SpotifyAmazon
20 The Platters 02:35 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Fats Domino 02:01 SpotifyAmazon
2 Guy Mitchell 02:25 SpotifyAmazon
3 Connie Francis 02:18 SpotifyAmazon
4 Eddie Cochran 01:56 SpotifyAmazon
5 Paul Anka 02:09 SpotifyAmazon
6 Jerry Lee Lewis 01:52 SpotifyAmazon
7 Elvis Presley 02:47 SpotifyAmazon
8 Carl Perkins 02:15 SpotifyAmazon
9 The Platters 02:37 SpotifyAmazon
10 Little Anthony & the Imperials 02:17 SpotifyAmazon
11 Dion & the Belmonts 02:19 SpotifyAmazon
12 Wanda Jackson 02:45 SpotifyAmazon
13 Chuck Berry 02:25 SpotifyAmazon
14 The Kingston Trio 03:17 SpotifyAmazon
15 Pat Boone 02:57 SpotifyAmazon
16 Duane Eddy 01:56 SpotifyAmazon
17 Rick Nelson 01:52 SpotifyAmazon
18 The McGuire Sisters 02:34 SpotifyAmazon
19 Little Richard 02:15 SpotifyAmazon
20 Brenda Lee 02:21 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Elvis Presley 02:04 SpotifyAmazon
2 Buddy Holly & the Crickets 02:08 SpotifyAmazon
3 Clyde McPhatter 02:23 SpotifyAmazon
4 Connie Francis 02:18 SpotifyAmazon
5 Fats Domino 02:02 SpotifyAmazon
6 Rick Nelson 02:04 SpotifyAmazon
7 Bill Haley & His Comets 02:11 SpotifyAmazon
8 Chuck Berry 02:41 SpotifyAmazon
9 Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers 02:05 SpotifyAmazon
10 The Platters 02:39 SpotifyAmazon
11 Bill Haley & His Comets 02:37 SpotifyAmazon
12 The Diamonds 02:07 SpotifyAmazon
13 Don Gibson 02:34 SpotifyAmazon
14 Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns 02:29 SpotifyAmazon
15 Bobby Freeman 02:29 SpotifyAmazon
16 Pat Boone 02:07 SpotifyAmazon
17 Richard Berry 02:13 SpotifyAmazon
18 Robin Luke 02:38 SpotifyAmazon
19 Jill Corey 01:53 SpotifyAmazon
20 Bob Kelly 02:45 SpotifyAmazon
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