Rock: Train Kept a Rollin'

Rock: Train Kept a Rollin'



To commemorate the end of the century, Sony Music assembled the 26-disc box set Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century. The title was imposing, as was the idea behind it -- to chronicle the life of the oldest record label in the music industry. To be clear, Sony Music has not existed for 100 years, but the heart of its catalog, Columbia Records, was founded early in the 20th century. Sony realized that most consumers wouldn't invest in a 26-disc box, no matter how impressive it was, so they simultaneously released a series of 12 genre-specific double-disc sets that culled highlights from the box. As it turns out, the double-disc sets are every bit as impressive as the big box, perhaps more so, because they're easily digestible. Even so, the scope of the 40-track Rock: Train Kept a Rollin' is impressive. Columbia didn't really have a lot of rock & roll acts in the late '50s and early '60s -- the record industry was different then, and the label was a little too established to endorse something that was still seen as a fad (not to mention that most rock & rollers were on independent upstarts). Appropriately, Rock: Train Kept a Rollin' begins in 1964 with Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" -- not only the moment Dylan went rock on record, but one of the first true rock records on the label. From that point on, things were different for Columbia and its subsidiaries, and they eventually amassed a catalog filled with commercial and artistic heavy-hitters, such as the Byrds, the Yardbirds, Moby Grape, Jeff Beck, Sly & the Family Stone, Santana, Mott the Hoople, the Stooges, Bruce Springsteen, Boston, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Meat Loaf, Elvis Costello, the Clash, Journey, Midnight Oil, Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne, Soul Asylum, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Rage Against the Machine and Oasis. Those bands, along with a handful of others, make Train Kept a Rollin' an eclectic listen, to say the least, but the remarkable thing is, not only is it really entertaining, but it winds up being pretty representative of nearly four decades of rock history. True, it's not definitive, but it does something better -- it captures the feel and the evolution of rock over the years, and it does so by drawing from a handful of related labels.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/1999
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646579725
catalogNumber: 65797

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Hillman   Bass
Michael Shrieve   Drums
Aerosmith   Track Performer
Alice in Chains   Track Performer
Barry & the Remains   Track Performer
Jeff Beck   Bass,Guitar,Track Performer
Big Brother & the Holding Company   Track Performer
Blue Öyster Cult   Track Performer
Boston   Track Performer
Byrds   Track Performer
Chambers Brothers   Track Performer
Cheap Trick   Track Performer
Gene Clark   Tambourine,Vocals
Clash   Track Performer
Elvis Costello   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Bob Dylan   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Fleetwood Mac   Track Performer
Dan Hartman   Bass
Ian Hunter   Piano,Vocals
Janis Joplin   Vocals
Journey   Track Performer
Judas Priest   Track Performer
Kansas   Track Performer
Living Colour   Track Performer
Meat Loaf   Vocals,Track Performer
Midnight Oil   Track Performer
Moby Grape   Track Performer
Ronnie Montrose   Guitar
Ted Nugent   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Track Performer
Ozzy Osbourne   Vocals,Track Performer
Pearl Jam   Track Performer
Joe Perry   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Slide Guitar
Steve Perry   Vocals
Iggy Pop   Vocals
Psychedelic Furs   Track Performer
Todd Rundgren   Guitar
Neal Schon   Guitar,Vocals
Sly & The Family Stone   Track Performer
Soul Asylum   Track Performer
Skip Spence   Guitar,Vocals
Bruce Springsteen   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Rod Stewart   Vocals
Joe Strummer   Guitar,Vocals
Ronnie Wood   Bass
Yardbirds   Track Performer
Tom Scott   Saxophone
Steve Smith   Drums
David Sancious   Keyboards
Santana   Track Performer
Carmine Appice   Drums
José Chepitó Areas   Conga,Timbales
Jonathan Cain   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Randy California   Guitar,Vocals
Clarence Clemons   Saxophone
Jay Ferguson   Percussion,Vocals
Mick Fleetwood   Drums
Ellen Foley   Vocals
Larry Graham   Bass
Danny Kirwan   Guitar
Nick Mason   Electric Drums
Augie Meyers   Accordion,Vox Organ,Hammond Synth
Bob Mosley   Bass,Vocals
Steve Nieve   Keyboards
Remains   Track Performer
Gregg Rolie   Keyboards,Vocals
Jeremy Spencer   Piano,Slide Guitar
Jim Steinman   Keyboards
Steve Walsh   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Vocals,Vibes
Alan White   Drums
Richard Wright   Piano,Vocals
Phyllis Saint James   Background Vocals
Rage Against the Machine   Track Performer
John McVie   Bass
Jim Keltner   Drums
Bobby Gregg   Drums
Kasim Sulton   Bass
Roger Fisher   Guitar
Robin Zander   Vocals
Oasis   Track Performer
Jim McCarty   Drums
Peter Albin   Bass
Verden Allen   Organ,Vocals
Jeff Ament   Bass
Sam Andrew   Guitar,Vocals
Ron Asheton   Bass
Scott Asheton   Drums
John Ashton   Guitar
Binks   Drums
Roy Bittan   Piano,Keyboards
Brian Blade   Drums
David Brown   Bass
Will Calhoun   Drums
Jerry Cantrell   Guitar,Vocals
Mike Carabello   Conga
Jon Carin   Keyboards
Bun E. Carlos   Drums
Ed Cassidy   Percussion,Drums
Randy Castillo   Drums
George Chambers   Bass,Vocals
Lester Chambers   Vocals
Willie Chambers   Guitar,Vocals
Mike Clarke   Drums
David Crosby   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Bob Daisley   Bass
Chip Damiani   Drums
Jonathan Davis   Vocals
Zack de la Rocha   Vocals
Michael DeRosier   Chimes,Drums,Timpani
Brad Delp   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
James Luther Dickinson   Keyboards
K.K. Downing   Guitar
Chris Dreja   Rhythm Guitar
Edgar Winter   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Marimbas,Clavinet,Track Performer
Phil Ehart   Percussion,Drums
Vince Ely   Drums
Greg Errico   Percussion,Drums
Bob Ezrin   Bass,Percussion,Keyboards
Danny Federici   Organ
Pink Floyd   Track Performer
Steve Forman   Percussion
Steve Fossen   Bass
Tony Garnier   Bass
Peter Garrett   Vocals
David Getz   Drums
David Gilmour   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Corey Glover   Vocals
Gorgoni   Guitar
Stone Gossard   Guitar
Rob Grange   Bass
Peter Green   Guitar
Paul Griffin   Piano
James Gurley   Guitar
Rob Halford   Vocals
Topper Headon   Percussion,Drums
Ian Hill   Bass
Rob Hirst   Drums,Vocals
Dave Hope   Bass
Mick Jones   Guitar,Vocals
Brian Keenan   Drums
Duncan Kilburn   Keyboards,Saxophone
Sean Kinney   Drums
Darlene Koldenhoven   Background Vocals
Joey Kramer   Percussion,Drums
Dave Krusen   Drums
Michael Landau   Guitar
Bruce Langhorne   Guitar
Bill Lee   Acoustic Bass
Patrick Leonard   Keyboards
Tony Levin   Bass,Stick
John Locke   Keyboards
Jerry Martini   Saxophone
Mike McCready   Guitar
Jerry Miller   Guitar,Vocals
Tom Morello   Guitar
Roger Morris   Guitar
Mott the Hoople   Track Performer
Karl Mueller   Bass
Rick Nielsen   Guitar,Vocals
Scott Page   Saxophone
Bill Payne   Keyboards
Dave Pirner   Vocals
Cynthia Robinson   Trumpet
Martin Rotsey   Guitar
Chuck Ruff   Drums
Fran Sheehan   Bass
Derek St. Holmes   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Layne Staley   Guitar,Vocals
Robbie Steinhardt   Violin,Viola,Vocals
Don Stevenson   Drums,Vocals
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Organ,Vocals
Freddie Stone   Guitar,Vocals
Rose Stone   Electric Piano,Vocals
Garry Tallent   Bass
Bruce Thomas   Bass
Pete Thomas   Drums
Glenn Tipton   Guitar
Carmen Twillie   Background Vocals
Steven Tyler   Harmonica,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals
Ross Valory   Bass
Eddie Vedder   Vocals
Mickey Waller   Drums
Pete Watts   Drums
Max Weinberg   Drums
Brad Whitford   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Brad Wilk   Drums
Ann Wilson   Vocals
Zakk Wylde   Guitar
Grant Young   Drums
Stooges   Track Performer
Korn   Track Performer
Richard Butler   Vocals
Liam Gallagher   Vocals
Noel Gallagher   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Mellotron,E-bow
Paul McGuigan   Bass
Joseph Chambers   Guitar,Vocals
James Williamson   Guitar
Donnie Garrard   Background Vocals
Marvin Lee Aday   Background Vocals
Peter Gifford   Bass,Vocals
Sib Hashian   Percussion,Drums
Peter Lewis   Guitar,Vocals
Barry Tashian   Guitar,Vocals
Carlos Santana   Guitar
Nancy Wilson   Guitar
Tom Petersson   Bass
Mike Inez   Bass
Brian Welch   Bass,Guitar
James "Munky" Shaffer   Bass,Guitar
Joseph Macho   Electric Bass
Richard Williams   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tom Scholz   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Clavinet
Tom Hamilton   Bass
Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs   Guitar,Piano,Mellotron

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Alice in Chains   Producer
Jeff Beck   Arranger
David Bowie   Producer
Bruce Dickinson   Annotation
Janis Joplin   Composer
Ozzy Osbourne   Composer
Pearl Jam   Producer
Iggy Pop   Producer
Todd Rundgren   Producer
Bruce Springsteen   Producer
Joe Strummer   Composer
Randy California   Composer
Nick Mason   Sound Effects
Jim Steinman   Composer
Mike Vernon   Producer
Rage Against the Machine   Producer
Jim Keltner   Drum Arrangements
Lou Adler   Producer
Tom (Colonel) Allom   Producer
Mike Appel   Producer
Michael Beinhorn   Producer
Simon Napier-Bell   Producer
John Boylan   Producer
Jon Carin   Composer
Randy Castillo   Composer
Willie Chambers   Composer
Cliff Davies   Producer
Jack Douglas   Producer
K.K. Downing   Composer
Kevin Elson   Producer
Bob Ezrin   Composer,Producer
Mike Flicker   Producer
Lew Futterman   Producer
GGGarth   Producer
David Gilmour   Composer,Producer
Jeff Glixman   Producer
Stone Gossard   Composer
Rob Halford   Composer
Dave Jerden   Producer
Mick Jones   Composer
Kathryn King   Editorial Production
Daniel Lanois   Producer
Steve Lillywhite   Producer
Nick Lowe   Producer
Robin McBride   Producer
Anthony More   Composer
Owen Morris   Producer
Mickie Most   Producer
John Purdell   Composer,Producer
David Rubinson   Producer
Paul Samwell-Smith   Producer
Bob Shad   Producer
Michael Starr   Basic Track
Ed Stasium   Producer
Guy Stevens   Producer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Producer
Steve Thompson   Producer
Glenn Tipton   Composer
Eddie Vedder   Composer
Tom Werman   Producer
Tim Wilson   Producer
Toby Wright   Producer
Zakk Wylde   Composer
Korn   Composer
Noel Gallagher   Composer,Producer
Joseph Chambers   Composer
Parke Puterbaugh   Essay
Janet Boye   Art Direction
Mike Inez   Composer,Musical Director,Inspiration
Randall Martin   Label Design
Charlie Sarrica   Graphic Design
Sandy Lorenzo   Marketing
Rosemary Mulligan   Marketing
Artie Yeranian   Graphic Design
Ron Juliano   Graphic Design
John Naatjes   Tape Research
Dianne Spoto Shattuck   Marketing
Marni Elliott   Marketing
Darren Salmieri   Copy Coordination
Marguerite Hisen   Marketing
Michelle Kerrigan   Marketing
Doug McKeown   Marketing
Jeff Jones   Executive Producer
Tom Scholz   Composer,Producer
Mike Stone   Producer

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