April 30, 2010
Pop/Rock, Honky Tonk, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

Album Review

Eddie Cochran was a complete professional, a skilled electric guitar player with an innate understanding of rockabilly rhythms and the use of foot pedals, and he was just hitting his stride when a car crash in the U.K. took his life in 1960. This set includes tracks Cochran appeared on between 1954 and 1960, including “Hearts of Stone,” which was recorded when he was only 14 years old, sides cut with Hank Cochran as the Cochran Brothers (Hank Cochran, who would go on to be a respected country songwriter, was not Eddie's brother, just to confuse things), session work Cochran did with Bob Denton and others, as well as live cuts of his biggest hits “C’mon Everybody,” “20 Flight Rock,” and “Summertime Blues” done for a television show in 1960. It was a brief career cut tragically short, but the seeds of it are presented here.
Steve Leggett, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Hearts of Stone
  2. Candy Kisses
  3. Rockin' and Flyin' [Demo Version]
  4. Rockin' It
  5. Slow Down
  6. Pink-Peg Slacks [Amm Demo] [Demo Version]
  7. Tired and Sleepy
  8. Latch On
  9. Fool's Paradise
  10. Chuck & Eddie's Boogie
  11. I'm Ready
  12. Drowning All My Sorrows
  13. Mighty Mean
  14. Guitar Blues
  15. Skinny Jim
  16. Latch On
  17. Sittin' In the Balcony
  18. Jungle Jingle
  19. Cruisin' the Drive In
  20. Sick and Tired
  21. Jelly Bean [Take 1] [Take]
  22. Meet Mr. Tweedy
  23. Don't Bye, Bye, Baby Me [Take 5] [Take]
  24. Itty Bitty Betty
  25. Pretty Little Devil
  26. Nervous Breakdown
  27. C'mon Everybody
  28. Somethin' Else
  29. 20 Flight Rock
  30. Summertime Blues