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Boom Boom Billy - The Rock 'n' Roll Years

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Boom Boom Billy - The Rock 'n' Roll Years
Boom Boom Billy - The Rock 'n' Roll Years


This compilation anthologises Billy "Crash" Craddock's early Rock'n'Roll career between 1957-61, including all his Australian hits, a couple of which were never released in the US. Also includes a handful of other collectors' rarities, which have never previously appeared on CD.

Long before his 1970s/80s career as "Mr Country-Rock", with forty hits on the US Country charts, Billy "Crash" Craddock was a teenage Rockabilly/Rock 'n' Roller.

Between 1957-61 he cut a dozen or so 45s for a variety of labels, which have long since become sought-after collectors' rarities.

Several of these were US regional hits, and covered internationally, e.g. 'Ah, Poor Little Baby' (Adam Faith) and 'I Want That' (Johnny Kidd). In an unlikely turn of events he became a massive star in Australia during 1960-61, registering two No.1 records - 'Boom Boom Baby' and 'One Last Kiss' - plus a further half-dozen Aussie hits.


  1. Name
  2. Smacky-Mouth (As Billy Graddock)
  3. How Does It Feel (As Billy Graddock)
  4. Birddoggin' (With The Blue Notes)
  5. Millionaire (With The Blue Notes)
  6. Ah, Poor Little Baby
  7. Lula Lee
  8. School Day Dreams
  9. Am I To Be The One (For The Last Time)
  10. I Miss You So Much
  11. Sweetie Pie
  12. Blabbermouth
  13. Boom Boom Baby
  14. Don't Destroy Me
  15. I Want That
  16. Since She Turned Seventeen
  17. (What Makes You) Treat Me Like You Do
  18. Letter Of Love
  19. All I Want Is You
  20. Well Don't You Know
  21. One Last Kiss
  22. Is It True Or False? (That I'm In Love With You)
  23. Little Ole You
  24. Heavenly Love
  25. Good Time Billy (Is A Happiness Fool)
  26. Report Card Of Love
  27. Truly True
  28. How Lonely He Must Be
  29. Ole King Cole
  30. A Diamond Is Forever
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