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Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie [Bill Haley]
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Bill Haley and His Comets - Rock a Beatin
Bill Haley and His Comets - Rock a Beatin' Boogie
Published: 2009/11/01
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Bill Haley :::: Rock-A-Beatin
Bill Haley :::: Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie.
Published: 2011/05/04
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1955 HITS ARCHIVE: Rock-A-Beatin
1955 HITS ARCHIVE: Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie - Bill Haley & his Comets
Published: 2014/07/12
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Bill Haley And His Comets  - "Rock-A-Beatin
Bill Haley And His Comets - "Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie"
Published: 2017/04/14
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Rock a Beatin Boogie BOSTON ROCKABILLY WITH VIC LAYNE Bill Haley and his Comets Cover
Rock a Beatin Boogie BOSTON ROCKABILLY WITH VIC LAYNE Bill Haley and his Comets Cover
Published: 2013/08/04
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ESQUIRE BOYS Rock a Beatin
ESQUIRE BOYS Rock a Beatin' Boogie 1952 Rainbow Records
Published: 2015/01/08
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Bill Haley & The Comets - Rock A.Beating Boogie
Bill Haley & The Comets - Rock A.Beating Boogie
Published: 2011/03/05
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Johnny Curtis: Rock-A-Beatin
Johnny Curtis: Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie
Published: 2010/03/17
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Bill Haley - Rock A Beatin
Bill Haley - Rock A Beatin' Boogie
Published: 2011/07/30
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Los Llopis – Rock A Beatin
Los Llopis – Rock A Beatin' Boogie
Published: 2017/02/17
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The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Rock-A-Beatin
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie
Published: 2010/09/18
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Boston Rockabilly - Rock A Beatin
Boston Rockabilly - Rock A Beatin' Boogie
Published: 2012/07/21
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Rock A Beatin Boogie
Rock A Beatin Boogie
Published: 2015/07/03
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Bill Haley and His Comets - Rock A Beatin
Bill Haley and His Comets - Rock A Beatin' Boogie
Published: 2015/06/22
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Deep River Boys-Rock-A-Beatin
Deep River Boys-Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie-1956
Published: 2012/11/29
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Rock-a-Beatin
Rock-a-Beatin'Boogie♪
Published: 2008/05/12
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Bill Haley- Rock-A-Beatin
Bill Haley- Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie (1979)
Published: 2007/06/26
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Bill Haley & Comets - Rock A Beatin
Bill Haley & Comets - Rock A Beatin' Boogie
Published: 2017/01/27
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Los Llopis - Rock-A-Beatin
Los Llopis - Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie (Mexico 1959)
Published: 2012/01/24
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The Treniers - Rock-A-Beatin
The Treniers - Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie
Published: 2009/11/15
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Mystery Train Rockabilly Duo plays Bill Haley - Rock a beatin Boogie
Mystery Train Rockabilly Duo plays Bill Haley - Rock a beatin Boogie
Published: 2013/08/31
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The Fireballs v Manéži Bolka Polívky - Rock-a-Beatin
The Fireballs v Manéži Bolka Polívky - Rock-a-Beatin' Boogie
Published: 2010/10/12
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Willie Restum - Rock A Beatin
Willie Restum - Rock A Beatin' Boogie
Published: 2017/01/08
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Ирина Отиева - Rock-A-Beatin
Ирина Отиева - Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie (1988)
Published: 2016/05/19
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Bill Haley and His Comets - Rock a Beatin
Bill Haley and His Comets - Rock a Beatin' Boogie.
Published: 2012/03/17
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Skinny Minnie - Rock-A-Beatin
Skinny Minnie - Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie / Bill Haley & Te Comets
Published: 2010/07/18
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Bill Haley & his Comets - Rock-a-beatin
Bill Haley & his Comets - Rock-a-beatin' Boogie (2/6)
Published: 2008/07/27
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TRENIERS  ROCK A   BEATIN BOOGIE
TRENIERS ROCK A BEATIN BOOGIE
Published: 2014/01/22
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SnapShots Rock-a-beatin Boogie in Columbus
SnapShots Rock-a-beatin Boogie in Columbus
Published: 2009/01/21
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Rock A Beatin Boogie - Freddie Bell and The Bellhops - 1955
Rock A Beatin Boogie - Freddie Bell and The Bellhops - 1955
Published: 2012/09/28
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Bill Haley & His Comets   Rock A Beatin
Bill Haley & His Comets Rock A Beatin' Boogie
Published: 2014/10/24
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Rock A Beatin
Rock A Beatin' Boogie
Published: 2016/04/08
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Bill Haley   Rock A Beatin
Bill Haley Rock A Beatin' Boogie
Published: 2013/09/05
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THE JODIMARS rock a beatin boogie
THE JODIMARS rock a beatin boogie
Published: 2010/09/03
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The Rockateers Rock a Beatin Boogie
The Rockateers Rock a Beatin Boogie
Published: 2015/11/17
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Marshall Lytle (and the Good Fellas) - Rock a beatin boogie - Summer Jamboree 2012
Marshall Lytle (and the Good Fellas) - Rock a beatin boogie - Summer Jamboree 2012
Published: 2012/08/12
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Rock A Beatin Boogie - Ignition.
Rock A Beatin Boogie - Ignition.
Published: 2012/05/22
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ROCK A BEATIN
ROCK A BEATIN' BOOGIE
Published: 2013/10/23
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Rock a Beatin Boogie
Rock a Beatin Boogie
Published: 2012/02/10
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Bill Haley And His Comets - Rock-A-Beatin
Bill Haley And His Comets - Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: Peter Riley
Rock a beatin
Rock a beatin' Boogie - Hickory Cats
Published: 2009/12/07
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JOHNNY CURTIS & THE TOPPERS rock a beatin boogie
JOHNNY CURTIS & THE TOPPERS rock a beatin boogie
Published: 2010/08/31
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Tommy Vale Rock A Beatin Boogie
Tommy Vale Rock A Beatin Boogie
Published: 2015/12/10
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The Kustoms - Rock A Beatin
The Kustoms - Rock A Beatin' Boogie - Rip It Up / Bill Haley & His Comets - (18.3.2016) #3
Published: 2016/03/19
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Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock a Beatin
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock a Beatin' Boogie (Live 1958)
Published: 2016/03/10
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Rock-A-Beatin
Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie
Published: 2015/08/24
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ShowCo - (Cover) Bill Haley/ Rock A Beatin Boogie
ShowCo - (Cover) Bill Haley/ Rock A Beatin Boogie
Published: 2014/08/22
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Quartetto Radar – Rock a Beatin Boogie
Quartetto Radar – Rock a Beatin Boogie
Published: 2015/06/04
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1955 Decca 45, 29713.
1955 sheet music cover, Myers Music.

Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie is a 1952 song composed by Bill Haley and first recorded by The Esquire Boys in 1952. Bill Haley and the Comets recorded the song in 1955 for Decca. The song was featured in the 1956 movie Rock Around the Clock.

Background[edit]

Danny Cedrone recorded the first version of the song with his group The Esquire Boys and "nitery singer" Kay Karol.[Marriages... to Frank Benvento. Billboard Oct 24, 1953 page 68] It was released as a 78 single on Rainbow 200, backed with "If It's Love You Want To Borrow." in December, 1952.[1] A second recording of "Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie", released on Guyden 705-A, was recorded without piano accompaniment or Kay Karol. It reached no. 42 on the Cash Box pop singles chart on October 30, 1954.[2]

"Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie" was also recorded by Bill Haley and the Comets on September 22, 1955 and was released in October 1955 as a single in the U.S. on Decca, 29713, backed with "Burn That Candle", as Brunswick 5509 in the UK, as Festival SP45-807 in Australia, and as Decca 333510A in Argentina as "Boogie En Rock". "Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie" reached #23 on Billboard, #24 on Cash Box, and #4 on the RU charts in January, 1956.[3]

The song was featured on the 1970 live album Bill Haley's Scrapbook: Live at the Bitter End on Kama Sutra Records as KSBS 2014 which was recorded on December 16, 1969.

The single appeared on the 1955 Decca album Rock Around the Clock. The recording was featured on the 1989 song medley "Swing the Mood" by Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers, which was no. 1 for five weeks on the UK charts, becoming the second best-selling single of 1989 in the UK, and also went no. 1 in these countries in 1989: Norway, Ireland, Germany, France, Austria, Australia, and Holland. The single reached no. 11 in the US on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and no. 7 on the Billboard Hot Dance chart.

Other Recordings[edit]

The song was also recorded by The Treniers in March, 1954 and released as a single as Okeh 7023, Buddy Morrow on Mercury, Johnny Curtis with the Toppers on Tops, Gabe Drake and his Rockets with the Orchestra under Maury Laws on Prom 1135, Willie Restum and His Music on Capitol, Georges Richard on the French 1957 LP Paris Microsill Gem 81, Teddy Raye on a 1961 EP, Fontana 460 788, the Deep River Boys on HMV in 1956, Charlie Gracie on the Just Hangin' Around album, the Ivor and Basil Kirchin Band in the UK (Parlophone R 4140),[4][5] Artie Malvin and the Rhythm Rockets on Waldorf Music Hall Records MH 33 149 in 1955 on the Rock and Roll album, Artie Malvin with the Deerhill Dudes on the Waldorf 33 BU 2 Rock 'N Roll Jamboree album in 1958, the Cuban group Los Llopis, Truck Stop in 1973, Bogusław Wyrobek, Orchester Klaus Kovarik as an Austrian 45 Donauland single as part of a medley "Rock 'n' Roll-Party", Omar Lamparter, the Dutch band The Tykes, Boris & The Telstars, The Alleycats, the Japanese band Levi Dexter and Magic on 1993 Meldac album, The Original Band, Bill Haley's Original Comets, in 1994, original Comet bassist Marshall Lytle live in concert, Phil Haley and His Comments, Jean Rich, Mary Dunne, and Sharron Skelton on the UK TV show Oh Boy in 1980, The Danish Sharks, the German band Hugo Strasser Und Sein Tanzorchester on the 1979 LP Die Tanzplatte Des Jahres '80, Major Schiffer & Majories, Czech band Olympic on their 1982 Supraphon album Rock and Roll, Rock-Rolf & Hans Satelliter in Sweden, Australian band Trevor Gleeson & Chiodo on an EP, The Jodimars in 1955 for Capitol which was unissued, Boston Rockabilly on the 2005 album It's About Time on REG, J. Lawrence Cook on player piano originally issued as QRS 9224 and reissued as part of a 3-song medley entitled "Bill Haley Hits No. 1" on QRS XP-440, and Showaddywaddy in 1991.[6]

The Brian Setzer Orchestra recorded the song in 2000 as a bonus track on the album Vavoom! released in Japan.

Freddie Bell and the Bellboys performed the song on the September 18, 1955 episode of the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Colgate Comedy Hour show on NBC.[7]

Bill Haley and the Comets performed the song in Lima, Peru in 1961 with Al Dean on saxophone in a radio broadcast version.

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Dawson, Jim. Rock Around the Clock: The Record That Started the Rock Revolution. Backbeat Books, 2005.
  • Haley, John W., and John von Hoelle. Sound and Glory. Dyne-American, 1990.
  • Swenson, John. Bill Haley. Star Books, 1982.

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