When debating the birth of British rock 'n' roll, scholars will undoubtedly discuss the merits of Marty Wilde, Cliff Richard and Billy Fury... Oft-overlooked however is the huge contribution made by Sir Tommy Steele. Born Thomas Hicks in 1936, this humble Bermondsey boy went to sea in the Merchant Navy and, after sailing around the globe for five years, returned to the UK electrified by the raw power of rock 'n' roll. Spotted singing in a trendy London coffee bar by Larry Parnes and John Kennedy, Hicks changed his name to Steele and, virtually overnight, became Britain's first 'teen idol'. In the 65 years since his 'discovery', Tommy has influenced everyone from Bowie to The Beatles and is now recognised as one of the Britain's greatest ever all-round entertainers. This 92-track collection brings together just some of his hits, rarities, and live performances. Disc One features many rockin' singles and favourites, like "Rock With The Caveman", "Rock Around The Town", "Grandad's Rock", "Doomsday Rock", "Elevator Rock", "Rebel Rock", "Knee Deep In The Blues", "Teenage Party", "Water, Water" and "Happy Guitar." Disc Two includes a variety of rarities and alternative film versions lifted from successful movies such as: "The Tommy Steele Story", "Tommy The Toreador", "Light Up The Sky!" and "The Duke Wore Jeans." Disc Three will be of particular interest to fans as many of the early television recordings have never released before and will be heard on CD for the first time. This substantial celebration, with detailed liner notes from authorised Tommy Steele biographer Sebastian Lassandro, salutes Tommy's significant contribution to British popular culture.
When debating the birth of British rock 'n' roll, scholars will undoubtedly discuss the merits of Marty Wilde, Cliff Richard and Billy Fury... Oft-overlooked however is the huge contribution made by Sir Tommy Steele. Born Thomas Hicks in 1936, this humble Bermondsey boy went to sea in the Merchant Navy and, after sailing around the globe for five years, returned to the UK electrified by the raw power of rock 'n' roll. Spotted singing in a trendy London coffee bar by Larry Parnes and John Kennedy, Hicks changed his name to Steele and, virtually overnight, became Britain's first 'teen idol'. In the 65 years since his 'discovery', Tommy has influenced everyone from Bowie to The Beatles and is now recognised as one of the Britain's greatest ever all-round entertainers. This 92-track collection brings together just some of his hits, rarities, and live performances. Disc One features many rockin' singles and favourites, like "Rock With The Caveman", "Rock Around The Town", "Grandad's Rock", "Doomsday Rock", "Elevator Rock", "Rebel Rock", "Knee Deep In The Blues", "Teenage Party", "Water, Water" and "Happy Guitar." Disc Two includes a variety of rarities and alternative film versions lifted from successful movies such as: "The Tommy Steele Story", "Tommy The Toreador", "Light Up The Sky!" and "The Duke Wore Jeans." Disc Three will be of particular interest to fans as many of the early television recordings have never released before and will be heard on CD for the first time. This substantial celebration, with detailed liner notes from authorised Tommy Steele biographer Sebastian Lassandro, salutes Tommy's significant contribution to British popular culture.
824046910822

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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 06/04/2021
UPC: 824046910822

Hits And Rarities
Artist: Tommy steel
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Rock With The Caveman
2. Elevator Rock
3. Doomsday Rock
4. Rebel Rock
5. Knee Deep In The Blues
6. Teenage Party
7. Young Love
8. Grandad's Rock
9. Butterfly
10. You Gotta Go
11. Water, Water
12. Take Me Back Baby
13. Two Eyes
14. Princess
15. Hair Down, Hoe Down
16. Happy Guitar
17. What Do You Do?
18. Neon Sign
19. The Only Man On The Island
20. I Puts The Lightie On
21. Marriage, Type Love
22. You And Me
23. Hiawatha
24. The Trial
25. Tallahassee Lassie
26. Singing Time
27. Young Ideas
28. Happy Go Lucky Blues
29. The Writing On The Wall
30. What A Little Darlin'
31. Butter Wouldn't Melt In Your Mouth
32. Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
33. Bonus: The Tommy Rot Story
34. A Handful Of Songs (Film Version)
35. Teenage Party (Film Version)
36. Water, Water (Film Version)
37. I'm A Little Blackbird
38. Georgia On My Mind
39. Sweet Georgia Brown
40. Mandy, Make Up Your Mind
41. Amanda
42. Light Up The Sky
43. Photograph
44. One Times One
45. Butterfingers (Alternative Take)
46. Number 22 Across The Way
47. Nairobi (Live)
48. Wishing Star
49. Tommy The Toreador (Alternative Take)
50. She's My Baby
51. (The Girl With The) Long Black Hair
52. Shiralee (Live)
53. Swaller Tail Coat (Live)
54. Singing The Blues (Live)
55. Family Tree
56. Thanks A Lot I've Had A Ball
57. Drunken Guitar
58. Touch It Light
59. The Truth About Me
60. Marilyn Screen Test: Number 1 Spanish Romance
61. Bonus: Butterfingers (Film Version)
62. Bonus: It's Fun Finding Out About London
63. Come On In
64. Rock Around The Town
65. Singing The Blues
66. Butterfingers
67. Come On, Let's Go
68. Deck Of Cards
69. A Lovely Night
70. A Handful Of Songs
71. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
72. Setting The Woods On Fire
73. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
74. Frankie And Johnny
75. Jacques D'iraque
76. Little White Bull
77. You Were Mine
78. What A Mouth (What A North And South)
79. Nairobi
80. Hound Dog
81. Peggy Sue
82. Rain, Rain, Rain
83. Tommy The Toreador
84. (It's Gonna Be A) Great Day
85. Tonight
86. Stagger Lee
87. Maybellene
88. Good Morning / There Once Was A Man
89. Let Me Sing And I'm Happy
90. Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)
91. Bonus: 1957 Royal Variety Performance Extract
92. Bonus: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

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When debating the birth of British rock 'n' roll, scholars will undoubtedly discuss the merits of Marty Wilde, Cliff Richard and Billy Fury... Oft-overlooked however is the huge contribution made by Sir Tommy Steele. Born Thomas Hicks in 1936, this humble Bermondsey boy went to sea in the Merchant Navy and, after sailing around the globe for five years, returned to the UK electrified by the raw power of rock 'n' roll. Spotted singing in a trendy London coffee bar by Larry Parnes and John Kennedy, Hicks changed his name to Steele and, virtually overnight, became Britain's first 'teen idol'. In the 65 years since his 'discovery', Tommy has influenced everyone from Bowie to The Beatles and is now recognised as one of the Britain's greatest ever all-round entertainers. This 92-track collection brings together just some of his hits, rarities, and live performances. Disc One features many rockin' singles and favourites, like "Rock With The Caveman", "Rock Around The Town", "Grandad's Rock", "Doomsday Rock", "Elevator Rock", "Rebel Rock", "Knee Deep In The Blues", "Teenage Party", "Water, Water" and "Happy Guitar." Disc Two includes a variety of rarities and alternative film versions lifted from successful movies such as: "The Tommy Steele Story", "Tommy The Toreador", "Light Up The Sky!" and "The Duke Wore Jeans." Disc Three will be of particular interest to fans as many of the early television recordings have never released before and will be heard on CD for the first time. This substantial celebration, with detailed liner notes from authorised Tommy Steele biographer Sebastian Lassandro, salutes Tommy's significant contribution to British popular culture.