WORK WITH ME ANNIE PROUDLY PRESENTS LIVE, 1950S ROCK ’N’ ROLL.

YOU WILL HEAR THE ORIGINAL ROCK N’ ROLL ARTISTS THAT APPEARED ON THE
CAMEL ROCK AND ROLL DANCE PARTY ON CBS RADIO IN 1956, HOSTED BY ALAN FREED.

THE BACKSTORY

“…It Was Alan Freed, Well Groomed With Natty Sports Jacket, Receding Hairline, And Omnipresent Bow Tie, Who First Brought Live Rock And Roll To Network Radio…” (Michael Rophone, Album liner notes, Rock ’N’ Roll Radio, The Radiola Company, Sandy Hook, Connecticut, MR-1087, 1978.)

1978
THE RADIOLA COMPANY RELEASED AN ALBUM, ROCK ’N’ ROLL RADIO, STARRING ALAN FREED. THE BACK OF THE ALBUM STATED,

“…
All of our records contain ONE FULL HOUR of programming…”

THESE WERE LIVE ROCK ’N’ ROLL BROADCASTS AS HEARD ON CBS RADIO IN 1956. HOW DID RADIOLA ACQUIRE THIS MATERIAL?

23 BROADCASTS WERE PRESERVED BY THE ARMED FORCES RADIO AND TELEVISION SERVICE AND SURFACED IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY. FROM THESE 23 BROADCASTS, RADIOLA ASSEMBLED TWO COMPOSITE, 30 MINUTE PROGRAMS. THE ALBUM FEATURED 15 ARTISTS AND 19 SONGS.

1982

LEN LEONARDS, PRESIDENT SILHOUETTE MUSIC “…Has Been An Avid Collector Of Freed Memorabila Including Radio Shows, Program Books And Rare Interviews From The Period…” (Frank J. Grassi Album liner notes, Alan Freed…and this is ROCK’N’ ROLL.)

LEN LEONARDS, PRESIDENT SILHOUETTE MUSIC, RELEASED DEDICATION VOL 1 S.M. 10006. 15 CUTS.

TO MY EARS, SILHOUETTE MUSIC RELEASED ADDITIONAL MATERIAL FROM ALAN FREED’S CBS 1956 CAMEL ROCK AND ROLL DANCE PARTY.


IS THERE ANY DUPLICATION FROM THE RADIOLA LP? YES.
ONE ARTIST, ONE SONG, BILL HALEY AND THE COMETS “ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK.”

IS THERE ANYTHING NEW? YES.
FIVE ARTISTS PERFORMING 9 SONGS, WITH BILL HALEY AND THE COMETS DOING AN ADDITIONAL 2 SONGS. THE ALAN FREED BAND DOING AN OPENING NUMBER, AND 2 WJW MOONDOG HOUSE RADIO SHOWS, CLEVELAND, OHIO.

1982
LEN LEONARDS & SILHOUETTE MUSIC RELEASED DEDICATION VOL 2 S.M. 10007. 16 CUTS.

ANY DUPLICATION FROM THE RADIOLA LP? YES.
TWO ARTISTS, TWO SONGS, THE DRIFTERS “RUBY BABY” AND CLYDE McPHATTER “TREASURE OF LOVE.”

WHAT’S NEW?
FOUR ARTISTS, PERFORMING 11 SONGS PLUS ADDED MATERIAL FROM THE DRIFTERS AND CLYDE McPHATTER, THE ALAN FREED BAND DOING AN OPENING NUMBER AND 2 MORE WJW ALAN FREED MOONDOG HOUSE RADIO SHOWS.

1982
LEN LEONARDS & SILHOUETTE MUSIC RELEASED DEDICATION VOL 3 S.M. 10008. 15 CUTS.

ANY DUPLICATION FROM THE RADIOLA LP? YES.
TWO ARTISTS, THREE SONGS. THE PENGUINS “EARTH ANGEL” AND GENE VINCENT AND THE BLUE CAPS “HOUND DOG” AND “BE BOP A LULA.”

WHAT’S NEW?
THREE ARTISTS, PERFORMING 7 SONGS PLUS ADDED MATERIAL FROM THE PENGUINS AND GENE VINCENT & THE BLUE CAPS, THE ALAN FREED BAND DOING AN OPENING NUMBER AND 2 WINS ALAN FREED ROCK N ROLL DANCE PARTY RADIO SHOWS.

1985
LEN LEONARDS & SILHOUETTE MUSIC RELEASED, ALAN FREED…and this is ROCK ’N’ ROLL S.M. 10016

SILHOUETTE MUSIC,
“…
Has Recreated The Freed Era By Unearthing A Rare WJW Program Transcription From 1952, as well as, Alan’s First Rock ’N’ Roll Party On WINS Radio Aired On September 8, 1954…” (Frank J. Grassi, liner notes Alan Freed…and this is ROCK ’N’ ROLL.)

WHAT MADE THIS ALBUM SO SPECIAL?

IT’S ALAN FREED’S VOICE FROM MARCH 22, 1952 THROUGH NOVEMBER 23, 1959. SILHOUETTE MUSIC PRESENTED A COMPLETE ALBUM, 6 CUTS, OF FREED SHOWS AND INTERVIEWS. PRICELESS FOR ANY ALAN FREED FAN.

BOOTLEG ALBUMS. NO DATE. MANUFACTURER UNKNOWN

RECORDED LIVE ~ ON STAGE ALAN FREED’S ROCK N’ ROLL
DANCE PARTY (FIVE ALBUMS, WINS 1010 ~ WINS 1014)

IT SEEMED THE MANUFACTURER OF THESE FIVE ALBUMS HAD ACCESS TO THE CAMEL ROCK ’N’ ROLL DANCE PARTY, 1956 BROADCASTS, ON CBS RADIO, HOSTED BY ALAN FREED.

ANY DUPLICATION OF THE RADIOLA ALBUM AND/OR THE THREE ALBUMS RELEASED BY SILHOUETTE MUSIC?

YES. ALL 19 RADIOLA CUTS AND ALL 46 SILHOUETTE MUSIC CUTS WERE INCLUDED IN THE FIVE ALBUMS.

IS THERE ANYTHING NEW? YES.

SCATTERED OVER THESE FIVE ALBUMS ARE AN ADDITIONAL 24 SONGS BY 15 ARTISTS. EACH ALBUM HAS 14 CUTS. I OMITTED ALAN FREED’S BAND DOING THEIR OPENING NUMBER.