Various Artists

Founding Fathers of the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame

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While the title is pretentious, these 15 tracks are not. When you reflect on rock & roll, you feel Thurston Harris singing "Little Bitty Pretty One," Danny & the Juniors wailing "At the Hop," Larry Williams yapping about his slim goodie "Bony Maronie," the Crystals babbling "Da Doo Run Run," and the other pioneering rockers, rollers, and slow-grinds (i.e., the Clovers' "60 Minute Man") compiled here for your enjoyment. For a reasonable price, this disc spins you back to the days of argyle socks, nickel chips, penny candies, five-cent Snickers, Buster Brown Shoes, and motor-mouth DJs.

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