The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album

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The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album
Compilation album by Eddie Cochran
Released May 1960
Recorded January 1957 to
January 1960
Genre Rock and roll, rockabilly
Length 26:02
Label Liberty Records
Producer Eddie Cochran
Simon Jackson
Snuff Garrett
Eddie Cochran chronology
Singin' To My Baby
(1957)
The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album
(1960)
Never To Be Forgotten
(1962)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars Allmusic review 2012
Rate Your Music 4.2/5 stars Rate Your Music review 2013

The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album is the second album by Eddie Cochran, released on Liberty Records in mono, LRP 3172, in May 1960. It had previously been issued as 12 of His Biggest Hits in April 1960 with the same catalogue number, but after Cochran's death on April 17 it was retitled and reissued, and has remained so titled ever since. It is currently in print on the Magic Records label in France, on CD on EMI-Toshiba in Japan, and on BGO in the UK as a twofer with "Singin' To My Baby."[1]

Content[edit]

Eight tracks were released as singles, with "Three Steps to Heaven" appearing as a b-side. Three additional tracks "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You," "Lovin' Time," and "Tell Me Why" had been released on his first album, Singin' to My Baby in 1957. All five singles that appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 are included, with the teen anthem "Summertime Blues" being the only time Cochran made the top ten. No Cochran album has ever charted in the United States.

Personnel[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Chart positions from Billboard Hot 100; all catalogue numbers Liberty Records.

Side one[edit]

Track Recorded Catalogue Release Date Chart Peak Song Title Writer(s) Time
1. 10/10/58 55166 10/58 #35 "C'mon Everybody" Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart 1:54
2. 1/8/60 55242b 3/60 "Three Steps to Heaven" Eddie Cochran 2:11
3. 1/8/60 55242 3/60 "Cut Across Shorty" Marijohn Wilkin and Wayne Walker 1:48
4. 7/57 LRP 3061 11/57 "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?" S. Wiseman 2:32
5. 10/21/59 55217 11/59 "Hallelujah I Love Her So" Ray Charles 2:17
6. 1/57 55056 2/57 "Sittin' In The Balcony" Johnny Dee 1:58

Side two[edit]

Track Recorded Catalogue Release Date Chart Peak Song Title Writer(s) Time
1. 3/28/58 55144 7/58 #8 "Summertime Blues" Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart 1:57
2. 6/57 LRP 3061 11/57 "Lovin' Time" Jan Woolsey 2:04
3. 6/23/59 55203 7/59 #58 "Somethin' Else" Bob Cochran and Sharon Sheeley 2:03
4. 7/57 LRP 3061 11/57 "Tell Me Why" Eddie Cochran 2:14
5. 1/59 55177 2/59 #99 "Teenage Heaven" Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart 2:04
6. 5/57 55087 7/57 #82 "Drive In Show" Fred Dexter 2:00

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Amazon.com

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