Today America's Music does what it always has done, bring people together. In American Music every aspect of life, ethnicity, and culture is merged, mixed, and highlighted. The rich diversity of American culture and life is reflected in its lively beat filled rhythms. American music is the story of the country, a reflection of a nation alive with change, filled with curiousity and lead by hope and excitement. America's music legacy, be it Blues, Jazz, Country, Rock, R&B Folk are the songs and artists who have a special power to express what words alone cannot: hopes, fears, dreams, love, hate, anger, pride, aspirations, and disappointments. Because songs span the breadth of human experience, they are uniquely able to communicate across time and space the beliefs and ideas held by their composers, performers and listeners. Rock and Roll grew from the melding of Black Rhythm and Blues with Country and Western. This mixture was so volatile that several southern congressmen went on record stating that Rock and Roll was a plot to destroy American values by encouraging race mixing. Originating in predominately black areas, Rock and Roll started out being labelled as rebellious, primative, black music until white artists like Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper introduced Rock and Roll to the mainstream youth in the early 1950's, and their influence along with others began the first true multi-racial and multi-cultural movement in America. America' Music Legacy showcases the musical legends performing the songs that continue to attract and entice the whole world, because they truly are the best of all that is America.
Tracklist: 1. Fabian: Old Time Rock and Roll 2. The Coasters: Poison Ivy - Searchin' - Charlie Brown - YaketyYak 3. Lou Christy: I'm Gonna Make You Mine - Two Faces Have I - Lightin1 Strikes 4. Leslie Gore: Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows - It's My Party - You Don't Own Me - Lou Christy and Leslie Gore Duet: Since I Don't Have You - It's Only Make Believe - 5. Chubby Checker: Pony Time, Medley: Blueberry Hill, Good Golly Miss Molly, Sea Cruise, Whole Lotta Shakin' Shake Rattle and Roll, Hound Dog, I Saw Her Standing There and Lets Twist Again - The Twist 6. Fabian, The Coasters, Chubby Checker 7. Lou Christy and Leslie Gore: Johnny B. Goode - 8. Bo Diddley: Come On - Hey Bo Diddley - I'm A Man - Bo Diddley Put the Rock into Rock & Roll - 9. Fabian: Turn Me Loose - Tiger - Old Time Rock & Roll 10. The Crystals: He's a Rebel - He's Sure the Boy I Love - Then He Kissed Me - Da Doo Ron Ron 11. The Diamonds: Silhouettes - The Stroll - Lrttle Darlin' - Little Anthony: Tears On My Pillow - Hurts So Bad - Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ka Bop - Fabian, Bo Diddley, The Crystals, The Diamonds and Little 12. Anthony : Johnny B. Goode