Previous editions of Rock Before Elvis on Hoy Hoy Records

1992, Hoy Hoy Records, Brattleboro, Vt. "The Rocking 40's." Single CD. 22 tracks.

    1000 copies in one pressing

1993, Hoy Hoy Records, Troy, NY.  "Rock Before Elvis, Before Little Richard, Before Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, or Bill Haley." Double CD set, with 18-page booklet. 45 tracks; CD #1 same compilation as "The Rocking 40's," 22 tracks; CD #2 is more of the same, 23 tracks.

    1000 copies of double CD in one pressing

1995, Stash Records, NYC. "The Hoy Hoy Collection, Rock Before Elvis." Double CD set, booklet edited down to 6 pages, 2 tracks on first CD edited out. Not produced by Hoy Hoy but by Stash Records, with two-year licensing agreement with us, 1995-1997.

     unknown number produced

1998 to 2006, "Rock Before Elvis," Hoy Hoy website, much improved compilation compared to the 1993 and 1995 editions. Errors edited out, many tracks replaced, new ones added: CD #1, 30 tracks, CD #2, 31 tracks, 80 minutes of music on each CD. From 1998 to 2001, 58 tracks, increased to 61 by 2002. Two single CD's in separate jewel cases from 1998 to 2003, together in double CD case from 2004 on. No booklet, text is on web site published in 1998. Some text from original 18-page booklet still found on web site, much more added. CD's were burned on Harmon Kardon studio CD burning equipment. Previous editions were manufactured pressings.

    around 100 sets produced by hand on full-sample-rate Harmon Kardon studio CDR burner, 1998 to 2003.

    100 double CDR sets produced 2004-2006.

    100 double CDR sets produced 2007, with 3 tracks added and 4 tracks dropped. Now 30 tracks each CD.


The 1992 single CD set by Hoy Hoy Records

 


The 1993 Double CD set by Hoy Hoy Records. First CD same as 1992 disc, second CD all new compilation.

 


The 1995 Double CD set by Stash Records, same as 1993 set minus 2 songs

 


The 2004-2006 CD set, completely different compilation, though about 1/2 of these tracks are also on the earlier compilations.

 


The 2007 set looks the same as above but track 24 on CD 1 (Rock Little Francis) was replaced with Pig Foot Pete by Harry "The Hipster" Gibson, and tracks 26, 29, 30 and 31 on CD 2 were removed and 2 new songs were added, making 30 tracks for CD 1 and 29 tracks for CD2. Here is the current lineup of songs.

01. Let It Lay Kenzie Moore/Specialty 456/1952
02. Atlanta Boogie/Tommy Brown/Regent 1003/1949
03. Rock Little Baby/Cecil Gant/Decca 48200/1951
04. Rock-A-Bye Baby/Roy Brown and his Mighty Mighty Men/DeLuxe 3319/1951
05. We’re Gonna Rock This Morning/Doles Dickens/Decca 48110/1949
06. Rock A While/Goree Carter and his Hepcats/Freedom 1506/1949
07. Rock The Joint (original version)/Jimmy Preston and the Prestonians/Gotham 188/1949
08. Bouncing With Red Piano Red/RCA 20-4524/1951
09. Juiced/Jackie Brenston w. Billy Love/Chess 1472/1951
10. Drop Top/Billy Love/Chess 1508/1952
11. Leroy Sent Me/Joe Brown and his Kool Kats/Regent 1012/1949
12. How About Rockin' With Me/Piney Brown/Apollo 423/1950
13. Fat Mama/Jimmy Smith/Savoy 709/1949
14. Rock And Roll/Wild Bill Moore/Modern 674/1948
15. Willow Tree Blues/Freddie Mitchell w. Walter "Sandman" Howard/Derby 762/1950
16. Rock And Roll Blues/Erline "Rock And Roll" Harris/DeLuxe 3220/1949
17. The Fat Man/Fats Domino/Imperial 5058/1949
18. Rocking Chair Blues/Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams/Savoy 814/1951
19. Let's Do It (Rock Away Blues)/Stick McGhee w. Brownie McGhee/Atlantic 912/1950
20. Sausage Rock/Doc Sausage/Regal 3256/1950
21. Rock The Joint/Chris Powell's 5 Blue Flames/Columbia 30175/1949
22. That's Right/Chris Powell's 5 Blue Flames/Okeh 6850/1949
23. It Ain't Nothing Happening Paul Gayton/Okeh 6972/1952
24. Pig Foot Pete/Harry “The Hipster” Gibson/Live radio show/1944
25. Rockin' With Red/Piano Red/RCA (alt. take)/1950
26. Red's Boogie/Piano Red/RCA 22-0099/1950
27. Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee/Stick McGhee w Brownie McGhee/Atlantic 873/1949
28. Come On-A My House Louis Prima/Robin Hood 111/1950
29. Rockola/Joe Lutcher/Modern 20-661/1949
30. Shufflin' Boogie/Luke Jones/Atlas LJ-122/1947

01. We're Gonna Rock/Cecil Gant (as Gunter Lee Carr)/Decca 48170/1950
02. Rock That Boogie/Jimmy Smith (as Little Jimmie)/Acorn 301/1949
03. Talkin' Boogie/Jimmy Smith/Savoy 709/1949
04. Rock H-Bomb Rock/H-Bomb Ferguson/Atlas 1001/1950
05. Rock And Roll/Paul Bascomb/Manor 1137/1947
06. Everything's Gonna Be Alright/King Perry/Specialty 367/1950
07. We're Gonna Rock This Joint/The Jackson Brothers/RCA 20-475004/1952
08. Cuttin' Out/Freddie Mitchell w. Walter "Sandman" Howard/Derby 762/1950
09. Leave Married Women Alone/Jimmy Cavallo Quartette/BSD 1005/1951
10. Rock The Joint/Jimmy Cavallo Quartette/BSD 1005/1951
11. Rocket 88/Jackie Brenston Ike Turner/Chess 1458/1951
12. Rockin' And Jumpin'/Freddie Mitchell w. Honey Brown/Derby 761/1951
13. Rock Me All Night Long/The Ravens/Mercury 8291/1952
14. Rock Little Daddy/Freddie Mitchell w. Eunice Davis/Derby 752/1951
15. Rockin' Is Our Bizness/The Treniers/Okeh 6960/1952
16. Gonna Dance All Night/Hardrock Gunter and the Pebbles/Bama 201/1950
17. We're Gonna Rock/Wild Bill Moore/Savoy 666/1947
18. Around The Clock Blues/Big Joe Turner (as Big Vernon)/Stag 508/1947
19. Rockin' The Blues/Max "Blues" Bailey/Bullet 310/1949
20. Real Rock Drive/Bill Haley with Haley's Comets/Essex 310/1952
21. All Night Long/Johnny Otis/Savoy 788/1951
22. Amos Blues/Amos Milburn/Aladin 159/1946
23. I Want To Rock/Cab Calloway/Okeh 6616/1942
24. The Boogie Rocks/Albert Ammons/Commodore 617/1944
25. Good Rocking Tonight/Wynonie Harris/King 4210/1947
26. Rockin' At Midnight/Roy Brown/DeLuxe 3212/1949
27. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy/Harry “The Hipster” Gibson/Live radio show 1944
28. Rockin’ Ol’ Rocky Rachmaninov/Harry “The Hipster” Gibson/AFRS radio/1947
29. Down The Road A Piece/Will Bradley Orch. w. Ray McKinley/Columbia 27872/1940