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The Songs of Leiber and Stoller

 Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are probably the most important songwriters and music producers in early Rock & Roll history. They're not well known by the masses because the majority of their work has been behind-the-scenes. But this songwriting team's compositions have been big hits for the likes of Charles Brown, Wilbert Harrison, Buddy Holly, The Drifters, The Searchers, The Coasters, Dion, Peggy Lee, and most notably, Elvis Presley.

This playlist kicks off with Leiber and Stoller's very first hit, "Hard Times" by Charles Brown, and is followed by a long string of familiar chart toppers.

If you haven't heard of Leiber & Stoller, this playlist is a great sampling of their impressive body of work.

 

The Playlist:

1. Hard Times - Charles Brown

2. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison

3. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

4. You're So Square (Baby, I Don't Care) - Buddy Holly

5. Love Potion Number Nine - The Searchers

6. Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters

7. 3 Cool Cats - Ry Cooder

8. Smokey Joe's Cafe (LP Version) - The Coasters

9. Ruby Baby - The Beatles

10. Drip Drop - Dion

11. On Broadway - The Drifters

12. Poison Ivy - The Coasters

13. King Creole - DiMaggio Bros.

14. I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) - Michael McDonald

15. Bobbie Sue - The Oak Ridge Boys

16. Is That All There Is? - Peggy Lee

17. Woman - Beau Brummels

18. I'm A Woman - Maria Muldaur

19. Little Egypt - Cecil Hill

20. Where's The Girl? - Voltaire

21. I'm A Hog For You - Guy Forsyth Band

22. Charlie Brown - Melvin Sparks

23. Bernie's Tune - George Shearing

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