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Pure: Rock and Roll

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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell

Pure: Rock and Roll is a decent three-disc set, highlighting 72 pop singles released in the '50s and '60s. Along with the original versions of tried and true radio classics by Del Shannon, Dion, the Clovers, Fats Domino, and Ricky Nelson are less than obvious inclusions by Larry Page, Bobby Angelo & the Tuxedos, Don Lang & His Frantic Five, and Billie Anthony.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Eddie Cochran 01:45
2
Rick Nelson 02:11 Amazon
3 Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps 02:01
4 Del Shannon 02:19
5 Johnny Burnette 02:19
6
Don Lang 02:23
7 The King Brothers 02:11
8 Sandy Nelson 01:39
9 Bobby Vee & the Crickets 02:17
10 Bobby Vee 02:31
11 The Vipers Skiffle Group 01:55
12 The Swinging Blue Jeans 02:00
13 Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers 02:18
14 Dion 02:40
15 Marv Johnson 02:39
16 Little Eva 02:25
17 Craig Douglas 02:11
18 02:16
19 Ricky Valance 02:39
20 The Clovers 01:53 Amazon
21 The Exciters 02:26
22
Thurston Harris & the Sharps 02:23 Amazon
23 The Avons 02:13 Amazon
24 The Essex 02:19

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Jordanaires 01:58
2 Johnny Burnette 02:24
3 Bobby Vee 02:00
4 Fats Domino 02:26
5 Johnny Kidd & the Pirates 01:53
6 Shane Fenton & the Fentones 02:12
7 Wanda Jackson 02:09
8 Gene Vincent 01:43
9 Enotris Johnson 01:46
10
Ray Ellington 02:11
11 Billie Anthony 02:18
12
Sandy Nelson 02:26
13 Bobby Vee & the Crickets 02:12
14 Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers 02:13
15 Larry Page 01:54
16
Ral Donner 02:15
17 Jan & Dean 02:10
18 Tommy James & the Shondells 02:53
19 The Mudlarks 01:58
20
Rick Nelson 02:32
21 Tommy Sands 02:07
22
Bobby Angelo & the Tuxedos 02:03
23 Fats Domino 01:56
24 Eddie Cochran 02:21

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Gene Vincent & the Shouts 02:18
2 Johnny Kidd & the Pirates 02:21
3 Bobby Freeman 02:36
4 The Johnny Otis Show 02:36
5 Eddie Cochran 01:56
6
Shane Fenton & the Fentones 02:38
7
Tony Crombie & His Rockets 02:27
8 Don Lang & His Frantic Five 02:33
9 Adam Faith 02:22
10 Johnny Burnette 01:56
11 Wanda Jackson 01:59
12
Bobby Vee 02:28
13 Rick Nelson 01:57
14 Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers 02:59
15 Dion 02:42
16 Fats Domino 02:22
17 The Flamingos 03:20
18 Don Lang 02:28
19
Shane Fenton & the Fentones 02:12
20 Billie Anthony 02:19
21
The Swinging Blue Jeans 02:27
22
Bobby Angelo & the Tuxedos 01:39
23 Tony Crombie & His Rockets 02:01
24
Cosmo 02:11
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