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The Greatest R&B Hits of 1956, Vol. 1

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Another in Acrobat Records' continuing series documenting each year of R&B's golden era, this one covers 1956 (there is also a second volume), and includes such classics as Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally," the Platters' "The Great Pretender," Fats Domino's "Bo Weevil," and Howlin' Wolf's "Smokestack Lightning," among others.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:39
2 2:37
3 2:29
4 2:26
5 2:51
6 2:17
7 2:46
8 2:38
9 2:42
10 2:31
11 3:04
12 3:20
13 2:19
14 2:14
15 1:53
16 2:56
17 2:23
18 2:28
19 2:58
20 2:43
21 2:47
22 2:16
23
2:23
24 3:15
25 3:07
26 2:34
27 2:17
28 2:47

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:08
2 2:21
3 2:55
4 2:09
5 1:54
6 2:43
7 2:29
8 2:45
9 2:07
10 2:53
11 2:25
12 2:42
13 2:10
14 3:01
15 2:53
16 3:13
17 2:24
18 2:22
19 2:22
20 2:24
21 2:36
22 2:08
23 2:13
24 2:44
25 2:50
26 2:40
27 2:33
28 3:01
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