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Various Artists: The Greatest R&B Hits of 1956, Vol. 2

Audio Samples

>My Prayer - The Platters
>Let the Good Times Roll - Shirley & Lee
>It's Too Late - Chuck Willis
>Up on the Mountain - The Magnificents
>Letter from My Darling - Little Willie John
>Heaven on Earth - The Platters
>Honky Tonk, Pt. 1 - Bill Doggett
>Honky Tonk, Pt. 2 - Bill Doggett
>When My Dreamboat Comes Home - Fats Domino
>Flying Saucer, The - Buchanan & Goodman
>So Long - Fats Domino
>Who Can Explain? - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
>I Promise to Remember - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
>In the Still of the Nite - The Five Satins
>Still - LaVern Baker
>I Can't Love You Enough - LaVern Baker/The Moonglows
>See Saw - LaVern Baker/The Moonglows
>Lipstick Powder and Paint - Big Joe Turner
>Don't Go No Further - Muddy Waters
>I Gotta Get Myself a Woman - The Drifters
>One Kiss Led to Another - The Coasters
>Rock a While - Big Joe Turner
>I Love You Baby - Jimmy Reed
>When I'm with You - The Moonglows
>Honey Chile - Fats Domino
>Too Much Monkey Business - Chuck Berry
>Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Chuck Berry
>Lonely Avenue - Ray Charles
>I Can't Quit You Baby - Otis Rush
>ABCs of Love, The - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
>Ka Ding Dong - The G-Clefs
>You'll Never Never Know - The Platters
>She's Got It - Little Richard
>Out of Sight, Out of Mind - The Five Keys
>Slow Walk - Sil Austin
>I Feel Good - Shirley & Lee
>Oh What a Nite - The Dells
>Thousand Miles Away, A - The Heartbeats
>Juanita - Chuck Willis
>Heebie Jeebies - Little Richard
>I Asked for Water - Howlin' Wolf
>Confidential - Sonny Knight
>It Isn't Right - The Platters
>Please Forgive (Keep It to Yourself) - Sonny Boy Williamson II
>Do Something for Me - Little Willie John
>Love Is Strange - Mickey & Sylvia
>Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
>Jim Dandy - LaVern Baker
>Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter
>Blue Monday - Fats Domino
>You Got Me Dizzy - Jimmy Reed
>Ain't Got No Home - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
>Slow Walk - Bill Doggett
>Girl Can't Help It, The - Little Richard
>On My Word of Honour - The Platters
>Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You - Chuck Willis

Track List

>My Prayer - The Platters
>Let the Good Times Roll - Shirley & Lee
>It's Too Late - Chuck Willis
>Up on the Mountain - The Magnificents
>Letter from My Darling - Little Willie John
>Heaven on Earth - The Platters
>Honky Tonk, Pt. 1 - Bill Doggett
>Honky Tonk, Pt. 2 - Bill Doggett
>When My Dreamboat Comes Home - Fats Domino
>Flying Saucer, The - Buchanan & Goodman
>So Long - Fats Domino
>Who Can Explain? - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
>I Promise to Remember - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
>In the Still of the Nite - The Five Satins
>Still - LaVern Baker
>I Can't Love You Enough - LaVern Baker/The Moonglows
>See Saw - LaVern Baker/The Moonglows
>Lipstick Powder and Paint - Big Joe Turner
>Don't Go No Further - Muddy Waters
>I Gotta Get Myself a Woman - The Drifters
>One Kiss Led to Another - The Coasters
>Rock a While - Big Joe Turner
>I Love You Baby - Jimmy Reed
>When I'm with You - The Moonglows
>Honey Chile - Fats Domino
>Too Much Monkey Business - Chuck Berry
>Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Chuck Berry
>Lonely Avenue - Ray Charles
>I Can't Quit You Baby - Otis Rush
>ABCs of Love, The - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
>Ka Ding Dong - The G-Clefs
>You'll Never Never Know - The Platters
>She's Got It - Little Richard
>Out of Sight, Out of Mind - The Five Keys
>Slow Walk - Sil Austin
>I Feel Good - Shirley & Lee
>Oh What a Nite - The Dells
>Thousand Miles Away, A - The Heartbeats
>Juanita - Chuck Willis
>Heebie Jeebies - Little Richard
>I Asked for Water - Howlin' Wolf
>Confidential - Sonny Knight
>It Isn't Right - The Platters
>Please Forgive (Keep It to Yourself) - Sonny Boy Williamson II
>Do Something for Me - Little Willie John
>Love Is Strange - Mickey & Sylvia
>Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
>Jim Dandy - LaVern Baker
>Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter
>Blue Monday - Fats Domino
>You Got Me Dizzy - Jimmy Reed
>Ain't Got No Home - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
>Slow Walk - Bill Doggett
>Girl Can't Help It, The - Little Richard
>On My Word of Honour - The Platters
>Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You - Chuck Willis

Album Notes

Liner Note Author: Bob Fisher.

Another in Acrobat Records' continuing series documenting each year of R&B's golden era, this one covers 1956 (this is the second of two volumes), and includes such classics as Ray Charles' "Lonely Avenue," the Platters' "My Prayer," Fats Domino's "Honey Chile," and the Dells' "Oh What a Night," among others. ~ Steve Leggett



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