The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album

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]

The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album
Eddie Cochran LP LRP3172.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedMay 1960
RecordedJanuary 1957 - January 1960
GenreRock and roll, rockabilly
Length26:02
LabelLiberty
ProducerEddie Cochran
Simon Jackson
Snuff Garrett
Eddie Cochran chronology
Singin' to My Baby
(1957)
The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album
(1960)
Never to Be Forgotten
(1962)
Singles from The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album
  1. "Drive In Show"
    Released: 1957
  2. "Sittin' in the Balcony"
    Released: 1957
  3. "Teenage Heaven"
    Released: February 1959
  4. "Hallelujah I Love Her So"
    Released: November 1959
  5. "Cut Across Shorty"
    Released: March 1960
  6. "Three Steps to Heaven"
    Released: March 1960 (USA)
    May 1960 (UK)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars Allmusic review 2012

ContentEdit

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.

PersonnelEdit

Track listingEdit

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

Side oneEdit

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" John D. Loudermilk 1:58

Side twoEdit

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Amazon.com

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