• Tommy STEELE and The Steelmen – British Steele – The Singles 1956-1962 and More

From rockin' teenager to accomplished all-round entertainer, Tommy Steele has done it all in a career that now spans sixty years (and counting!)

Tommy was the UK's first bona fide rock 'n' roll act and the first young person to play the music that enchanted his generation. Although he quickly gravitated to becoming more of a family favourite, it's his early records that provided the impetus for so many more local kids to emulate him.

'British Steele' is a comprehensive chronicle of Tommy's first six years as a recording artist. It contains the A and B sides of all of his singles from 'Rock With The Caveman' to the end of 1962, plus a selection of bonus tracks culled from his EPs of the period.

All of Tommy's biggest and best known songs of the 50s and early 60s are here, including Top 10 hits that range from 'A Handful Of Songs' and the chart-topping 'Singing The Blues' to comedy favourites like 'What A Mouth' and 'Little White Bull'. Also included, for the first time on CD, is Tommy's spoken word entry in 'Weekend' magazine's 'The Truth About Me' series.

Beautifully remastered from the best available sources, and featuring as much music as could be crammed onto two CDs. Copiously annotated booklet gives much detail about the man and his music.

Although it's not the first time that this beloved entertainer's music has been anthologised in the CD era, it's the first time that any digital reissue has put Tommy Steele's incredible early career into such a depth of historical perspective.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. ROCK WITH THE CAVEMAN
2. ROCK AROUND THE TOWN
3. DOOMSDAY ROCK
4. ELEVATOR ROCK
5. SINGING THE BLUES
6. REBEL ROCK
7. KNEE DEEP IN THE BLUES
8. TEENAGE PARTY
9. BUTTERFINGERS
10. CANNIBAL POT
11. SHIRALEE
12. GRANDAD'S ROCK
13. BUTTERFLY
14. A HANDFUL OF SONGS
15. WATER, WATER
16. HEY YOU!
17. PLANT A KISS
18. HAPPY GUITAR
19. PRINCESS
20. NAIROBI
21. NEON SIGN
22. IT'S ALL HAPPENING
23. WHAT DO YOU DO
24. THE ONLY MAN ON THE ISLAND
25. I PUTS THE LIGHTIE ON
26. COME ON, LET'S GO
27. PUT A RING ON HER FINGER
28. A LOVELY NIGHT
29. MARRIAGE TYPE LOVE
30. THE TRUTH ABOUT ME

Disc 2

1. HIAWATHA
2. THE TRIAL
3. TALLAHASSEE LASSIE
4. GIVE! GIVE! GIVE!
5. YOU WERE MINE
6. YOUNG IDEAS
7. LITTLE WHITE BULL
8. SINGING TIME
9. WHAT A MOUTH (What A North And South)
10. KOOKABURRA
11. HAPPY-GO-LUCKY BLUES
12. (The Girl With The) LONG BLACK HAIR
13. MUST BE SANTA
14. BOYS AND GIRLS
15. MY BIG BEST SHOES
16. THE DIT DIT SONG
17. THE WRITING ON THE WALL
18. DRUNKEN GUITAR
19. HIT RECORD
20. WHAT A LITTLE DARLIN'
21. BUTTER WOULDN'T MELT IN YOUR MOUTH
22. WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE
23. HE'S GOT LOVE
24. GREEN EYE
25. YOUNG LOVE
26. WEDDING BELLS
27. NO. 22 ACROSS THE WAY
28. HOLLERIN' AND SCREAMIN'
29. LITTLE DARLING

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 11th November 2016
UPC Bar Code No 604988 08342 2

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Tommy STEELE and The Steelmen – British Steele – The Singles 1956-1962 and More

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