Boom Boom Billy - The Rock 'n' Roll Years

Billy 'Crash' Craddock

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Rock 'N' Roll
Jasmine Records
April 26, 2019

Format: Compact Disc



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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.

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Key Value
Catalogue number JASCD1006
Barcode 0604988100624
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 10mm x 120mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

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