She'll Grow Back: Stagger Lee Saturdays - Bill Haley and His Comets

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Stagger Lee Saturdays - Bill Haley and His Comets

I love Bill Haley and His Comets (Wiki AMG fansite) -- they're one of my favorite early rock and roll bands, and certainly the most important early rock band who gets no love from rock historians. In January of 1960, the Comets had just left their longtime home, Decca Records, for a better deal at Warner Brothers, and went into the studio to record their new album. It had rerecordings of "Rock Around The Clock" and "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" (boo hiss for rerecordings!) but it also featured covers of Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and ... Lloyd Price's take on Stag. (A few months later, Pat Boone would use this crooning version as the template for his take on Stag. Boo hiss for Pat Boone.)

If you like this early rock, be sure to stop by Monday -- I'm putting up my first Multiple Mondays post to feature Mr. E. Presley.

Bill Haley and His Comets - Stagger Lee
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