HOT ROD SERIES
Nine CD Set
Each volume of Hot Rod Magazine's HOT ROD SERIES celebrates the automobile in American culture. By moving goods & families, being on the road became a state of mind & driving became part of one's individual definition of self. The road was an extension of their freedom. Pop music of the 1950s & 1960s is filled with references to fast cars, and during the 1970s songs referencing long haul truckers became popular.
This nine-disc Hot Rod Set represents the complete series as assembled by Hot Rod Magazine & appears on The Right Stuff label. All 126 songs were expertly mastered by Capitol Records. The sound is superb! Each volume deals with a specific aspect of being "on the road", and while each is interesting in its own right, placed together like this they make a sweeping survey of the impact of the internal combustion engine on American pop culture in the 1950s and early '60s. From surf-tinged hot-rod instrumentals to drag racing, the culture of trucking, and even the role of the car in modern romance, this collection, through sheer accumulation, makes a tremendous impression. Not only that, it rocks and hums along like a well-tuned engine, so even as this set makes a perhaps unintentional statement about the role of personal transportation in the latter stages of the 20th century, it is also a whole lot of fun, a bit like coming off the light with the top down on a beautiful and sunny day and then cleanly hitting all the gears on the straight-away.
Volume 1: HOT ROD: REV IT UP
(1) Drag City - Jan & Dean (2) Hey Little Cobra - The Rip Chords (3) 409 - The Beach Boys (4) Hot Rod City - The Super Stocks (5) Little Hot Rod Suzie - Randy & the Rainbows (6) Let's Have A Party - Wanda Jackson (7) 40 Miles Of Bad Road - Bill Back's Combo (8) No Particular Place to Go - Chuck Berry (9) G.T.O. - Ronny & the Daytonas (10) Dead Man's Curve - Jan & Dean (11) SS-396 - Paul Revere & the Raiders (12) Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett (13) Boss Barracuda - The Surfaris (14) Little Deuce Coupe - The Beach Boys
Volume 2: HOT ROD COWBOYS
(1) The Ballad of Thunder Road - Robert Mitchum (2) Six Days on the Road - Dave Dudley (3) The Race Is On - George Jones (4) Highway Patrolman - Johnny Cash (5) Travelin' Man - Red Foley (6) Hot Rod Race - Jimmy Dolen (7) (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - Asleep at the Wheel (8) King of the Road - Roger Miller (9) White Line Fever - Merle Haggard (10) The Highway Patrol - Red Simpson (11) Hot Rod Lincoln - Johnny Bond (12) Truck Drivin' Man - Red Steagall (13) Highway Headin' South - Porter Wagoner (14) Stand On It - Mel McDaniel
Volume 3: HOT ROD: BIG BOSS INSTRUMENTALS
(1) Midnight Run - The Super Stocks (2) Green Onions - Booker T. & the MG's (3) Walk, Don't Run - The Ventures (4) Rumble - Link Wray & His Ray Men (5) Tall Cool One - The Wailers (6) Nite Prowler - The Deuce Coupes (7) Burnin' Rubber - The Surfaris (8) Top Eliminator - The Darts (9) Movin' - Bill Black's Combo (10) "T" Roadster - The Super Stocks (11) The Last Race - Jack Nitzsche (12) Soul Serenade - Willie Mitchell (13) Route 66 Theme - Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra (14) Draggin' - The T-Bones
Volume 4: HOT ROD REBELS
(1) Be-Bop-a-Lula - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps (2) Maybelline - Chuck Berry (3) The Wanderer - Dion (4) Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On - Jerry Lee Lewis (5) Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran (6) Ain't That A Shame - Fats Domino (7) Runaway - Del Shannon (8) I Fought The Law - Bobby Fuller Four (9) High Noon Rumble - Venturas (10) Goin' Back To Memphis - Gene Simmons (11) Road Runner - The Gants (12) You're Sixteen - Johnny Burnette (13) Time Won't Let Me - The Outsiders (14) Nobody But Me - The Human Beinz
Volume 5: HOT ROD: BACK SEAT MOVERS
(1) He's So Fine - The Chiffons (2) Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles (3) A Teenager in Love - Dion & the Belmonts (4) Sleep Walk - Santo & Johnny (5) Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - The Platters (6) Sea Of Love - Phil Phillip w/ The Twilights (7) Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) - The Penguins (8) Just To Be With You - The Passions (9) Hushabye - The Mystics (10) Tears On My Pillow - Little Anthony & The Imperials (11) All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers (12) What's Your Name - Don & Juan (12) Teenage Crush - Tommy Sands (14) Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Mel Carter
Volume 6: HOT ROD HOLIDAY
(1) Merry Christmas Baby - The Beach Boys (2) Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms (3) Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry (4) Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys (5) Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Dion (6) It's Christmas Time - The 5 Keys (7) Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Fats Domino (8) White Christmas - Statues (9) Jingle Bells - The Ventures (10) Blue Christmas - Bobby Vee (11) Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - The Beach Boys (12) Frosty The Snowman - The Ventures (13) I Told Santa Claus - Fats Domino (14) Merry Twist-mas - The Marcels (15) Call Me For Christmas - Gary U.S. Bonds (16) I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Dion
Volume 7: HOT ROD: POWER BALLADS
(1) Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison (2) Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benatar (3) Broken Wings - Mr. Mister (4) Hold On To The Nights - Richard Marx (5) Eyes Without A Face - Billy Idol (6) Is This Love - Whitesnake (7) Silent Lucidity - Queensryche (8) Missing You - John Waite (9) I Believe - Blessed Union Of Souls (10) Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner (11) Keep On Loving You - R.E.O. Speedwagon (12) Paradise By The Dashboard Light - Meat Loaf w/ Ellen Foley (13) Magic Power - Triumph (14) Save Your Love - Great White
Volume 8: HOT ROD: PEDAL TO THE METAL
(1) American Woman - The Guess Who (2) Slow Ride - Foghat (3) Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider (4) Roll On Down The Highway - Bachman Turner Overdrive (5) Trans AM (Highway Wonderland) - Sammy Hager (6) Take Me Home Tonight / Be My Baby - Eddie Money w/ Ronnie Spector (7) Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar (8) Radar Love - Golden Earring (9) Rockin' Into The Night - 38 Special (10) Some Kind Of Wonderful - Grand Funk (11) Highway Star - Deep Purple (12) Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
Volume 9: HOT ROD: DOO WOP HEAVEN
(1) Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers (2) (I'll Remember) In The Still Of The Night - The Five Satins (3) Ling Ting Tong - The Five Keys (4) Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) - The Penguins (5) I Wonder Why - Dion & The Belmonts (6) The Glory Of Love - The Velvetones (7) Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko Bop - Little Anthony & The Imperials (8) Blue Moon - The Marcels (9) Just To Be With You - The Passions (10) Hushabye - The Mystics (11) Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners (12) My True Story - The Jive Five (13) Denise - Randy & The Rainbows (14) I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos
Rarely offered as a complete collection, each CD comes in an individual jewel case with original full color booklet, and usually sells for about $10 each. This entire set is in overall beautiful MINT condition!
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