ALAN FREED ~ "On The Record"

I have listed the recordings which I own, and others that I know of, that were taken from Alan Freed's radio broadcasts.

For the sake of completeness, I have also included the series of LPs which Freed "sponsored" on the End label around 1963.

To give you some idea of the difference between what Freed was playing and what was going on in the "rest of the musical world," here are the Billboard top 10 songs for 1955 and 1956:

1955:

1. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado
2. Sincerely - McGuire Sisters
3. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
4. Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford
5. Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing - Four Aces
6. The Yellow Rose Of Texas - Mitch Miller
7. The Ballad Of Davy Crockett - Bill Hayes
8. Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams
9. Let Me Go Lover - Joan Weber
10. Dance With Me Henry - Georgia Gibbs

1956:

1. Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
2. Singing the Blues - Guy Mitchell
3. The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant
4. Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
5. Rock And Roll Waltz - Kay Starr
6. The Poor People Of Paris - Les Baxter
7. Memories Are Made Of This - Dean Martin
8. Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
9. My Prayer - Platters
10. Lisbon Antigua - Nelson Riddle

Freed Poster From The Cleveland Days (1951 - 1954)

ALAN FREED BROADCAST RECORDINGS:

Alan Freed during the WJW Days

A couple of airchecks give us an opportunity to listen to the "King of the Moondoggers" in his early days on WJW in Cleveland, at a time when he was playing a lot of "blues and rhythm" records, the first of which was recorded on the evening after the disastrous Moondog Coronation Ball.

The second is taken from a WJW show approximately two years later, about a year after he had begun building his east coast audience in the New York metropolitan area via a syndication agreement with WNJR in Newark, New Jersey. At this point, Freed was still playing "blues and rhythm" records, pretty much of the same ilk as he had been in 1952.

March 22, 1952 Broadcast on Radio Station WJW, 850 AM, Cleveland:

On March 21, 1952, Alan "Moon Dog" Freed attempted to host his first live show, a dance at the Cleveland Arena advertised as the Moon Dog Coronation Ball. The following day, press reports indicated that the dance ended in a riot. That evening Freed went on the air and asked his listeners to call or wire in and advise him whether or not they were "With the Moon Dog," promising to go off the air if they were not with him. This was a clever approach, since he was speaking principally to his loyal listeners.

As was doubtless anticipated, the response was overwhelmingly "With the Moon Dog," right from the outset. So Freed was able to announce that not only would the show go on, but also that he had been given additional air time by the station.

There’s not much music on this 20 minute and 32 second aircheck, but if you listen to it, you can decide whether or not you would have been "With the Moon Dog" back in 1952:

1. Rockin' The Blues Away - Tiny Grimes & His Rockin' Highlanders (United)
2. The Storm - Little Esther (Federal)
3. The Moon Is Low - Earl Bostic (King) [beginning only]

April 6, 1954 Broadcast on Radio Station WJW, 850 AM, Cleveland:
(Total time - 30 minutes and 10 seconds)

1. The Whip - Gil Bernal (Spark)
2. Can't See Nobody But You - Kenny Noble (Herald)
3. Make Me Know It - Roy Milton (Specialty)
4. One O'Clock Jump - Jack Parker & Etta Jones (Decca)
5. Make Me A Present Of You - Ernie Andrews (Trend)
6. I'll Be True - Faye Adams (Herald)
7. I'm Sorry - George "Mr. Blues" Jackson (Atlantic)

Alan Freed during the WINS Days

March 23, 1955 Broadcast on Radio Station WINS, 1010 AM, New York:

Alan Freed - CD - Released 2001
Created from an "off the air" tape recording ("air check"), the CD consists of 5 tracks, incorporating the songs listed below and commercials, dedications, etc. Relatively abrupt beginning and ending.
Listen for Freed's famous trademarks - ringing a cowbell, pounding on phone books, and his enthusiasm for the music - singing along with the records.

WINS Freed "Rock 'N' Roll Party" Show Ad, 1955

1. Howlin' At Midnight - Willis "Gatortail" Jackson
2. Lonely And Blue - B.B. King
3. Boom Diddy Wah Wah - Marie Adams
4. That's All - Casanovas
5. You Move Me Baby - Otis Blackwell
6. My Idea About You - Pee Wee Crayton
7. Two Hearts, Two Kisses - Charms
8. Sparrow's Nest - Johnny Sparrow & the Bows & Arrows
9. It May Sound Silly - Ivory Joe Hunter
10. A Million Thanks - Bill Darnell
11. Unchained Melody - Roy Hamilton
12. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
13. Close Your Eyes - Five Keys
14. I Love Paris - Robins
15. Foolishly - Three Chuckles

Another Alan Freed WINS air check exists in collectors' hands, but, to the best of my knowledge, is not commercially available. It consists of a good portion of the evening show of Saturday, February 12, 1955. The show consists principally of the week's hit countdown beginning with #25 and, in the actual broadcast, counting down to the #1 song of the week; regrettably the air check stops at #9. The air check is partially "scoped" (i.e., "telescoped" [compressed] - commercials, but not dedications and other patter, have been deleted). Freed is up to his usual antics, ringing his cowbell, pounding on his phone book, and singing along with the records. 73 min. 59 sec. Thanks to Dave "The Swinger" Stockhoff for this information (and a copy of the air check).

1. Big Heavy - Cozy Eggleston (States) - Theme Song **
2. Rock 'N' Roll - Red Prysock (Mercury)
3. Nothing Sweet as You - Bobby Mitchell & the Toppers (Imperial) #25
4. That's All I Want From You - Dinah Washington (Mercury) #24
5. Rock, Reel, and Rock - James Wayne (Old Town) - Pick of the Week
6. I Need Your Love - Pee Wee Crayton (Imperial) #23
7. Johnny Has Gone - Varetta Dillard (Savoy) #22
8. The Fish - Mindy Carson (Columbia) #21
9. Ko Ko Mo - Gene & Eunice (Combo) #20
10. Shake Walkin' - Mickey Baker (Rainbow)
11. Foolishly - Three Chuckles ("X") #19
12. I've Got a Woman - Ray Charles (Atlantic) #18
13. My Heart's Delight - Dakota Staton (Capitol) #17
14. Two Hearts - Charms (DeLuxe) - Pick of the Week
15. Everyday I Have the Blues - B.B. King (RPM) #16
16. Tweedle Dee - LaVern Baker & the Gliders (Atlantic) #15
17. Rock Love - Eddie Fontaine ("X") #14
18. Back Street - Rusty Bryant (Dot)
19. Whadaya Want - Robins (Spark) #13
20. Don't You Know - Fats Domino (Imperial) - Pick of the Week
21. Smoke From Your Cigarette - Mellows (Jay-Dee) #12
22. No Chance - Cadillacs (Josie) #11
23. It May Sound Silly - Ivory Joe Hunter (Atlantic) #10
24. Get Out of the Car - Treniers (Okeh) #9

** NOTE - "Big Heavy" is an instrumental version of the old Louis Jordan number "Blue Light Boogie."

November 1960 Broadcast on Radio Station KDAY, 1580 AM, Los Angeles:

Freed still sounds the same, but two station promos by Art Laboe in the under-28-minute segment are enough to indicate that Freed was no longer the "power" that he had been in the Cleveland and New York days. The music is different, too, much closer to "mainstream rock and roll" - the watered-down vanillafied caucasian establishment version of "what teenagers ought to listen to" - than to his old "blues and rhythm" format.

1. Hand Clappin' - Red Prysock (Mercury)
2. Patsy - Jack Scott (Top Rank)
3. Don't Know Why - Marathons (Arvee)
4. Whole Lotta Lovin' - Fats Domino (Imperial)
5. They Say - Chris Montez (Guaranteed)
6. Who Could Have Told You - Lloyd Price (ABC Paramount) [clipped]
7. Suddenly In Love - Six Teens (Flip)
8. You're So Fine - Falcons (Unart)
9. Blind Boy - Paul Evans (Guaranteed)
10. Somebody To Love - Bobby Darin (Atco)
11. New Orleans - U.S. Bonds (Legrand)

Freed Show at the Brooklyn Paramount

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ALAN FREED MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACKS.

From Alan Freed's 1956 CBS Radio "Camel Rock 'N' Roll Dance Party":

These broadcasts are among the last regularly-scheduled live performances of popular music on radio. Featuring Count Basie & his orchestra in the earlier broadcasts. Later broadcasts featured Sam "The Man" Taylor & his orchestra with Big Al Sears. Sponsored by Camel cigarettes.

April 7, 1956 - The first ever regularly scheduled network rock 'n' roll broadcast - Rock 'N'Roll Dance Party - with Alan Freed premiered on CBS Radio.

Most broadcasts of the "Camel Rock 'N' Roll Dance Party" originated at WCBS (AM) in New York City. When Freed was filming Rock Rock Rock and Don't Knock The Rock, it was broadcast from KCBS (AM) in Los Angeles.

These shows were also transcribed for the Armed Forces Radio & Television Service (AFRTS).
Transcriptions were 16-inch phonograph records prepared and distributed exclusively for broadcasting purposes, and not placed on sale at the retail level. Beginning around 1940, there were a number of commercial transcription companies which prepared transcriptions especially for sale to radio stations.

The AFRTS tried to edit out all mentions of sponsors, so you'll hear almost no mentions of "Camels."

It is fortunate that the AFRTS transcribed these shows, for without those transcriptions they would have been lost to history. The AFRTS transcriptions are the source from which songs from these broadcasts have been released in at least 6 different collections (enumerated below). Assuming that the same (or in a few cases, a similar) title identifed the same performance, 115 different songs have been made available over the years.

Rock 'N' Roll Radio - Radiola LP MR-1087 - Released 1978
Includes some narration by Freed. Taken from AFRTS rebroadcasting transcriptions.
Listen for the presentation of an award to Count Basie from Cashbox magazine as "Best Rock 'N' Roll Band in the Country," based on a nationwide poll of jukebox operators.

Side A
1. Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
2. Ruby Baby - Drifters
3. Ivory Tower - Otis Williams & the Charms
4. Little Girl Of Mine - Cleftones
5. Speedoo - Cadillacs ***
6. Mr. Sandman - Chordettes
7. Eddie My Love - Chordettes
8. I Almost Lost My Mind - Ivory Joe Hunter
9. Hound Dog - Gene Vincent
10. Be Bop A Lula - Gene Vincent

Side B
1. Tweedlee Dee - Laverne Baker
2. Dance With Me Henry - Etta James
3. The Magic Touch - Platters
4. My Prayer - Platters
5. The Treasure Of Love - Clyde McPhatter
6. Maybelline - Chuck Berry
7. Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
8. Earth Angel - Penguins
9. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & the Comets

DEDICATION - 3 volume series.
Produced in 1982, Silhouette Music Label, Brooklyn NY
I do not have this set. Although this series uses some "Moondog" pieces, the music is all of 1956 vintage, doubtless taken from the AFRTS Rock 'N' Roll Dance Party transcriptions.

Vol. 1 - (SM 10006)
Side 1:
1. Moondog House Show Intro (WJW - Cleveland)
2. Teen Rock - Alan Freed Orchhestra
3. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & the Comets
4. Rip It Up- Bill Haley & the Comets
5. Hot Dog Buddy Buddy - Bill Haley & the Comets
6. Teenage Prayer - Gloria Mann
7. Rock Rock Rock - Jimmy Cavello & the House Rockers

Side 2:
1. See Saw - Moonglows
2. When I'm With You - Moonglows
3. Whistle My Love - Moonglows
4. We Go Together - Moonglows
5. Ring Ding Dilly - Big Maybelle
6. Candy - Big Maybelle
7. The Saints Rock N Roll - Bill Haley & the Comets
8. Moondog House Show Closing (WJW - Cleveland)

Vol. 2 - (SM 10007)
Side1:
1. Moondog House Show Intro (WJW - Cleveland)
2. Push It - Alan Freed Orchestra
3. Ruby Baby - Drifters
4. Your Promise To Be Mine - Drifters
5. Money Honey - Clyde McPhatter
6. A Lover's Question - Clyde McPhatter
7. Treasure Of Love - Clyde Mc Phatter
8. Cry Baby - Bonnie Sisters

Side2:
1. Oh Baby Babe - Johnny Burnette Trio
2. Tear It Up - Johnny Burnette Trio
3. Tear It Up (encore) - Johnny Burnette Trio
4. I Sit In My Window - Four Fellows
5. Soldier Boy - Four Fellows
6. Shake A Hand - Faye Adams
7. I'll Be True - Faye Adams
8. Alan Freed Talks To His Fans (WJW - Cleveland)

Vol. 3 - (SM 10008)
Side 1:
1. The Alan Freed Rock N Roll Dance Party Show (WINS New York) [SIC!!!]
2. Let's Face It - Alan Freed Orchestra
3. Earth Angel - Penguins
4. Ice - Penguins
5. Cherry Lips - Robins
6. Out Of The Picture - Robins
7. I Love Paris - Robins

Side 2:
1. Hound Dog - Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps
2. Be Bop A Lula - Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps
3. In Self Defense - Flairs
4. She Loves To Dance - Flairs
5. Lily Maybelle -Valentines
6. Woo Woo Train - Valentines
7. Roll Over Beethoven - Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps
8. The Alan Freed Rock N Roll Dance Party Show (WINS New York) [SIC!!!]

Rock & Roll Dance Party - Live and On the Air - Series of 10 cassettes produced by Big Beat Records, Washington D.C. in 1987.
Minimal talk by Freed is included on these cassettes, introducing and closing almost every song. Taken from AFRTS rebroadcasting transcriptions, as record surface noise is apparent on many tracks. There is at least one mention of the "Camel Rock 'N' Roll Dance Party."
- A few tracks suffer from fairly severe "tape squeal."

Volume I -
Side 1
1. Teener's Canteen - Big Al Sears
2. Can't We Be Sweethearts - Cleftones
3. Money Honey - Clyde McPhatter
4. Rockin' Is Our Bizness - Treniers

Side 2
1. Look Out - Sam "The Man" Taylor
2. The Treasure Of Love - Clyde McPhatter
3. Ivory Tower - Otis Williams & the Charms
4. Pretzel - Sam "The Man" Taylor, Big Al Sears, & Heywood Henry

Volume II -
Side 1
1. Candy - Big Maybelle
2. What's Your Name - Chuck Willis
3. I've Got A Little Boy - Ann Cole
4. Lollypop - Oscar McLollie

Side 2
1. Ring Ding Dilly - Big Maybelle
2. Tweedlee Dee - Laverne Baker
3, Easy Baby - Ann Cole
4. Crazy Feeling - Etta James

Volume III - MISSING - INFO NEEDED

Volume IV -
Side 1
1. Taylor Made - Sam "The Man" Taylor
2. Your Promise To Be Mine - Drifters
3. Please Be Mine - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
4. Wailin' - Big Al Sears, Sam "The Man" Taylor, & Heywood Henry

Side 2
1. Big Flip - Sam "The Man" Taylor, & Heywood Henry
2. I Promise To Remember - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
3. Ruby Baby - Drifters
4. Let's Face It - Sam "The Man" Taylor

Volume V -
Side 1
1. The Verdict - Five Keys
2. Mr. Sandman - Chordettes
3. Your Tender Lips - Clovers
4. Little Girl Of Mine - Cleftones

Side 2
1. She's The Most - Five Keys
2. She Loves To Dance - Flairs
3. Eddie My Love - Chordettes
4. In Self Defense - Flairs

Volume VI -
Side 1
1. I Love Paris - Robins
2. Convicted - Oscar McLollie
3. Graduation Day - Rover Boys
4. Don't Be A Bunny - Sugar & Spice

Side 2
1. I Sit In My Window - Four Fellows
2. Sixteen Teens - Rover Boys
3. Cry Baby - Bonnie Sisters
4. I'm Gonna Be A Fool - Kitty White

Volume VII -
Side 1
1. One More For The Road - Tony Bennett
2. The Tender Trap - Joe Williams
3. Out Of The Picture - Robins
4. Stop, Pretty Baby - Joe Williams

Side 2
1. Always - Tony Bennett
2. Smack Dab In The Middle - Joe Williams
3. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart - Rover Boys
4. Teach Me Tonight - Joe Williams

Volume VIII -
Side 1
1. Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
2. Take One - Sam "The Man" Taylor
3. Broken - The Bonnie Sisters
4. We Go Together - Moonglows

Side 2
1. Right Now - Big Al Sears
2. Lily Maebelle - Valentines
3. One Kiss, One Sigh - Robins
4. Woo Woo Train - Valentines

Volume IX -
Side 1
1. I Don't Need Lots of Money - Sam "The Man" Taylor
2. The Camel Rock - Sam "The Man" Taylor
3. Flagwaver - Sam "The Man" Taylor
4. The Teen Rock - Sam "The Man" Taylor

Side 2
1. Big Flip - Sam "The Man" Taylor
2. Push It - Sam "The Man" Taylor
3. Roadrunner - Sam "The Man" Taylor
4. Little Skip - Sam "The Man" Taylor

Volume X -
Side 1
1. Real Gone - Sam "The Man" Taylor
2. The Wallflower - Etta James
3. The Magic Touch - Platters
4. Play It Fair - Laverne Baker

Side 2
1. Right Now - Big Al Sears
2. Whistle My Love - Moonglows
3. My Prayer - Platters
4. I'll Do The Same For You - Laverne Baker

Rock And Roll Dance Party - Magnum Force CD# CDMF 075, Released 1991
Another compliation from Freed's "live" radio show, on a British label. Taken from AFRTS rebroadcasting transcriptions. Intro may have been lifted directly from Side A of the Radiola LP, above.

1. Pretzel - The Alan Freed Band
2. Rock! Rock! Rock! - Jimmy Cavello & The House Rockers
3. Maybellene - Chuck Berry
4. Ruby Baby - Drifters
5. Tear It Up - Johnny Burnette Rock 'N' Roll Trio
6. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & The Comets
7. My Prayer - Platters
8. Speedoo - Cadillacs ***
9. Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps
10. Why Don't You Write Me - Jacks
11. Little Girl Of Mine - Cleftones
12. Rip It Up - Billy Haley & The Comets
13. Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
14. She Loves To Dance - Flairs
15. The Magic Touch - Platters
16. Oh Baby Babe - Johnny Burnette Rock 'N' Roll Trio
17. Hound Dog - Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps
18. Earth Angel - Penguins
19. Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
20. Treasure Of Love - Clyde McPhatter
21. Tweedlee Dee - LaVern Baker
22. She's The Most - Five Keys
23. I Promise To Remember - Frankie Lymon & The Teengers
24. Roll With Me Henry - Etta James
25. It's Too Late - Chuck Willis
26. Hot Dog Buddy Buddy - Bill Haley & The Comets
27. The Saints Rock N Roll - Bill Haley & The Comets

The Testament of Rock 'N" Roll -
Alan Freed's Moon Dog Show - Vol. 1
- Famous Groove CD # FG 971017. Released 1997.
Although labeled as the "Moon Dog Show," the titles performed are sufficient to reveal that this is yet another compliation from Freed's "live" radio show, on a French label. Taken from AFRTS rebroadcasting transcriptions. "Vol. 1" is the only volume.

1. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & the Comets
2. Good Rockin' Tonight - Treniers
3. Go! Go! Go! - Treniers
4. Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
5. I Promise To Remember - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
6. Rip It Up - Bill Haley & the Comets
7. Teenage Prayer - Gloria Mann
8. Razzle Dazzle - Gloria Mann
9. Speedoo - Cadillacs ***
10. Woe Is Me - Cadillacs
11. Rock Rock Rock - Jimmy Cavello & The House Rockers
12. The Groovy Thing - Jimmy Cavello & the House Rockers
13. Earth Angel - Penguins
14. Ice - Penguins
15. Hot Dog Buddy Buddy - Bill Haley & the Comets
16. Blue Suede Shoes - Sam "the Man" Taylor
17. All Right O.K. You Win - Joe Williams
18. Magic Touch - Platters
19. My Prayer - Platters
20. Alabama Rock And Roll - Mabel King
21. Second Hand Love - Mabel King
22. Rockin Is Our Bizness - Treniers
23. Tear It Up - Johnny Burnette Rock 'N' Roll Trio
24. Oh Baby Babe - Johnny Burnette Rock 'N' Roll Trio
25. Saints Rock And Roll - Bill Haley & the Comets

Recorded Live - On Stage
Alan Freed's Rock N' Roll Dance Party
5 LP Series - WINS Label, circa 1970
Another "mining" of the AFRTS transcriptions.
Listings courtesy of Bill "Zimp" Zimpleman.

Vol. 1
Side 1

1. Pretzel - Alan Freed Band
2. Maybelline - Chuck Berry
3. Out Of The Picture - Robins
4. Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
5. Your Promise To Be Mine - Drifters
6. Tear It Up - Johnny Burnette Trio
7. Whistle My Love - Moonglows

Side 2
1. We Go Together - Moonglows
2. Cherry Lips - Robins
3. Please Be Mine - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
4. I Love Paris - Robins
5. Oh Baby Babe - Johnny Burnette Trio
6. Ruby Baby - Drifters
7. Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry

Vol. 2
Side 1

1. Push It - Alan Freed Band
2. A Kiss From Your Lips - Flamingos
3. She Loves to Dance - Flairs
4. Candy - Big Maybelle
5. Money Honey - Clyde McPhatter
6. Lilly Maebelle - Valentines
7. Hound Dog - Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps

Side2
1. Be Bop A Lula - Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps
2. The Woo Woo Train - Valentines
3. Treasure Of Love - Clyde McPhatter
4. Cry Baby - Bonnie Sisters
5. In Self Defense - Flairs
6. Ring Ding Dilly - Big Maybelle
7. The Vow - Flamingos

Vol. 3
Side 1

1. Teen Rock - Alan Freed Band
2. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & the Comets
3. Can't We Be Sweethearts - Cleftones
4. Soldier Boy - Four Fellows
5. Roll With Me Henry - Etta James
6. Why Did I Fall In Love? - Jacks
7. The Magic Touch - Platters

Side 2
1. My Prayer - Platters
2. Teenage Prayer - Gloria Mann
3. Little Girl of Mine - Cleftones
4. Why Don't You Write Me? - Jacks
5. I Sit In My Window - Four Fellows
6. Crazy Feeling - Etta James
7. Hot Dog Buddy Buddy - Bill Haley & the Comets

Vol. 4
Side 1

1. Flag Waver - Alan Freed Band
2. I Promise To Remember - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
3. Ivory Tower - Otis Williams & the Charms
4. What's Your Name - Chuck Willis
5. The Verdict - Five Keys
6. Love, Love, Love - Clovers
7. Lucille - Little Richard

Side 2
1. Tweedlee Dee - Laverne Baker
2. Foolishly / Runaround - Three Chuckles
3. Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
4. It's Too Late - Chuck Willis
5. She's The Most - Five Keys
6. Your Tender Lips - Clovers
7. One Night Only - Otis Williams & the Charms

Vol. 5
Side 1

1. Let's Face It - Alan Freed Band
2. Earth Angel - Penguins
3. See Saw - Moonglows
4. Rip It Up - Bill Haley & the Comets
5. I Almost Lost My Mind - Ivory Joe Hunter
6. I'll Be True - Faye Adams
7. Woe is Me - Cadillacs

Side 2
1. Speedoo - Cadillacs ***
2. Ice - Penguins
3. You Mean Everything To Me - Ivory Joe Hunter
4. Rock, Rock, Rock - Jimmy Cavello & the House Rockers
5. When I'm With You - Moonglows
6. Shake A Hand - Faye Adams
7. Saints Rock & Roll - Bill Haley & the Comets

*** NOTE: Whether the particular package calls this song "Speedoo" or "Speedo," I have chosen to call it by its correct name - SPEEDOO. [Honi soit qui mal y pense.]

The End Label Series of "Alan Freed" LPs, 1961-62:

Around 1961, Alan Freed provided liner notes for a series of 3 compilation LPs on George Goldner's "End" label. He also narrated introductions on one of these LPs.
The series was reissued on the Roulette label in the 1970s.

Alan Freed's "Golden Pics" - End LP 313

Side 1
1. Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
2. Ship Of Love - Nutmegs
3. Up On The Mountain - Magnificents
4. Teenage Prayer - Gloria Mann
5. At My Front Door - El Dorados
6. Lonely Nights - Hearts
7. For Sentimental Reasons - Rivileers
8. Lovers Never Say Goodbye - Flamingos

Side 2
1. Maybelline - Chuck Berry
2. Stranded In The Jungle - Cadets
3. The Walk - Jimmy McCracklin
4. When You Dance - Turbans
5. Juke - Little Walter
6. Church Bells May Ring - Willows
7. He's Gone - Chantels

Alan Freed's Memory Lane - End LP 314 - Each song introduced by Alan Freed.

Side 1
1. Oh What A Night - Dells
2. For your Precious Love - Jerry Butler & the Impressions
3. I'll Be Home - Flamingos
4. Sixteen Candles - Crests
5. Crying In The Chapel - Orioles
6. Why Don't You Write Me - Jacks
7. In The Still Of The Nite - Five Satins

Side 2
1. Sincerely - Moonglows
2. Eddie My Love - Teen Queens
3. Silhouettes - Rays
4. Tears On My Pillow - Little Anthony & the Imperials
5. We Belong Together - Robert & Johnny
6. Tonite Tonite - Mello Kings
7. Goodnight My Love - Jesse Belvin

Alan Freed's Top 15 - End LP 315

Side 1
1. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
2. Fanny Mae - Buster Brown
3. Dance With Me Henry - Etta James
4. Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny
5. Story Untold - Nutmegs
6. Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight - Spaniels
7. Hey Little Girl - Dee Clark
8. Dedicated To The One I Love - Shirelles

Side 2
1. Get A Job - Silhouettes
2. Shake A Hand - Faye Adams
3. I Love You Madly - Charlie & Ray
4. Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey
5. A Thousand Stars - Rivileers
6. Heavenly Father - Edna McGriff
7. Speedoo - Cadillacs

Ad for December 1956 Freed Show at the Brooklyn Paramount

Front and Back of Alan Freed "Hit Stars" Topps Trading Card circa 1957

Tony Bennett on Alan Freed's Rock 'N' Roll Dance Party - WHY???

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