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Boxer Monkey
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« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2006, 08:42:41 PM »

My fave '50s stuff? Mostly jazz, blues. "Twisted" by Annie Ross, "King Pleasure Sings" (the same album, actually). Otis Rush's Cobra recordings. "Brilliant Corners" by Monk. Everything by Buddy Holly. Anything on Sun. "Kind of Blue." "Mingus Dynasty." Esquivel.

Everybody should read the now-spent Ian's fantabulous essay on "Radio City," btw, over on the other board. It's brilliant!
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« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2006, 09:28:28 PM »

Aww, dude, thanks. Your Third is gonna blow it out the foda water.
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« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2006, 04:18:39 AM »

If we are adding jazz, and I agree obviously immensely with Kind of Blue, we should also add Time Out to the list.
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« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2006, 10:21:39 AM »

I like Harry Belafonte.  Especially the Single Island In The Sun/Coconut Woman
A great double sider.

Also I love LONNIE DONEGAN.  Almost all his stuff is excellent.

Bad thing about the 50's was that around 1954-1956 , novelty songs became very popular.   Some of them are painful and yet some of them now seem quite cute when you place them in the context of the time frame.

Where will the baby's dimple be- Rosemary Clooney
Twenty Tiny Fingers- The Coronets
Play Mates- Jimmy Boyd
How Much Is that Doggie in the window etc

You know all those tunes....

Oh, i just thought of another great 50's single, Mr Sandman by whoever that was, The Chordettes?
I forget, I think a dozen people did versions
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« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2006, 10:30:25 AM »

All the 50's Platters' sides. Also Little Richard, Fats Domino and most definitely Miss Connie Francis - an absolutely brilliant female vocalist.

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« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2006, 11:14:35 AM »

SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS--I'M RENDERING ON AFTEREFFECTS RIGHT NOW.

BUT, SOME ESSENTIALS:

BUDDY HOLLY - TRUE LOVE WAYS, THAT MAKES IT TOUGH
SANTO AND JOHNNY - SLEEP WALK (OR WAS THIS THE 60'S?)
JAGUARS - WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
LES PAUL AND MARY FORD - THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE
PATIENCE AND PRUDENCE - TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME
SKIP AND FLIP - IT WAS I
ELVIS - BLUE MOON (STILL SO FANTASTICALLY SPOOKY)
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« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2006, 11:16:47 AM »

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ELVIS - BLUE MOON (STILL SO FANTASTICALLY SPOOKY)

YEAH, BABY!
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« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2006, 11:55:33 AM »

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ELVIS - BLUE MOON (STILL SO FANTASTICALLY SPOOKY)

YEAH, BABY!

Still stunning 51(?) years on.

Lets also hear it for RUMBLE!!!! The late great (well, not that great actually Post Rumble....) Link Wray.

As well as 'Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache' by Warren Smith - and was Endless Sleep a 50's track? Think so... there were so many though, but I'm still glad I missed it (just, born '59 - growing up in the 60's was much better!)
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« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2006, 11:57:16 AM »

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not that great actually Post Rumble....) Link Wray

WHAT THE HECK???!!!
All his best was after that! Jack The Ripper, Ace Of Spades, Run Chicken Run, etc. etc.
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« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2006, 12:01:17 PM »

Shoutouts for Elvis' Sun sessions, most of Chuck Berry's work (no My Ding-A-Lings here), all of Buddy Holly, and ALL of Little Richard.
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« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2006, 12:01:58 PM »

Wanda Jackson, baby.
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« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2006, 12:02:35 PM »

Dude, you should shoot me for forgetting her.
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« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2006, 12:08:56 PM »

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not that great actually Post Rumble....) Link Wray

WHAT THE HECK???!!!
All his best was after that! Jack The Ripper, Ace Of Spades, Run Chicken Run, etc. etc.

It was still downhill for him personally though - got an LP of his from the 70's or 80's and one with Robert Gordonand though they are OK they aren't 'Great' in the same way Rumble (and OK, the others you mention too!) are. Mind you I don't suppose even Rumble was good for him as it was banned on the radio at the time! Poor sod.
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« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2006, 12:10:15 PM »







I've been to Nagasaki, Hiroshima too!
The things I did to them baby, I can do to you!

'Cause I'm a Fujiyama Mama and I'm just about to blow my top!
Fujiyama-yama, Fujiyama!
And when I start you up, there aint nobody gonna make me stop!

I drank a quart of sake, smoked on a pipe!
I chased it with tobbacy and then shoot out the lights!

'Cause I'm a Fujiyama Mama and I'm just about to blow my top!
Fujiyama-yama, Fujiyama!
And when I start you up, there aint nobody gonna make me stop!

Well you can talk about me, say that I'm mean!
I'll blow your head off baby with nitroglycerine!

'Cause I'm a Fujiyama Mama and I'm just about to blow my top!
Fujiyama-yama, Fujiyama!
And when I start you up, there aint nobody gonna make me stop!

Well you can say I'm crazy, so deaf and dumb!
But I can cause destruction just like the atom bomb!

'Cause I'm a Fujiyama Mama and I'm just about to blow my top!
Fujiyama-yama, Fujiyama!
And when I start you up, there aint nobody gonna make me stop!

I drank a quart of sake, smoked on a pipe!
I chased it with tobbacy and then shoot out the lights!

'Cause I'm a Fujiyama Mama and I'm just about to blow my top!
Fujiyama-yama, Fujiyama!
And when I start you up, there aint nobody gonna make me stop!



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« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2006, 12:11:00 PM »

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not that great actually Post Rumble....) Link Wray

WHAT THE HECK???!!!
All his best was after that! Jack The Ripper, Ace Of Spades, Run Chicken Run, etc. etc.

It was still downhill for him personally though - got an LP of his from the 70's or 80's and one with Robert Gordonand though they are OK they aren't 'Great' in the same way Rumble (and OK, the others you mention too!) are. Mind you I don't suppose even Rumble was good for him as it was banned on the radio at the time! Poor sod.

Ahh, I see. That stuff does have it's defenders, but I'm a Swan-era man, myself.
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« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2006, 12:12:38 PM »

He's not a 50s artist, but all you Link Wray fans need to check out Davie Allan and the Arrows.
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« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2006, 12:17:19 PM »

HELL yes.
Devil's Rumble double-disc will work, but Sundazed just put out expanded reissues of his 60's albums, and all of them are musts. Especially Cycle-Delic Sounds Of.
Here's the cover:

Any other reasons you would need to buy it? More fuzz than a peach orchard.
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« Reply #42 on: January 30, 2006, 12:20:12 PM »

Davie Allan was the REAL guitar revolution, in my opinion. I know I might offend a few Hendrix fans, but I don't care.
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« Reply #43 on: January 30, 2006, 12:21:13 PM »

Bill Haley & the Comets — (incredible guitar and drums on "Rock Around the Clock")

Buddy Holly — (incredible guitar)

Elvis Presley — (Scotty Moore, incredible guitar)

Chuck Berry — (incredible guitar)

Little Richard — (Whoooo ... incredible voice)

Jan & Arnie / Jan & Dean — (two Top 10 records in the late '50s)



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« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2006, 12:22:08 PM »

Jason, add Eddie Phillips to your list. Jeff Beck was the most influential, I believe.

Mark, add great drums to Buddy Holly. Great list.
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« Reply #45 on: January 30, 2006, 12:24:20 PM »

YES! Another Eddie Phillips fan! Boo-yah skeedaddy!

Agree about Beck.
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« Reply #46 on: January 30, 2006, 12:27:48 PM »


Mark, add great drums to Buddy Holly. Great list.

Yeah, Jerry Allison was solid . . . even when slamming the cardboard boxes ("Not Fade Away") or slapping his thighs ("Everyday").

Geez, it's scary to think how young Buddy Holly was . . . and how influential and monumental his presence was . . . and still is.

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« Reply #47 on: January 30, 2006, 12:31:39 PM »

This is one really broad topic.

I'll go with Doo Wop and I'll nominate the Cadets 1956 hit Stranded in the Jungle.

Prior to 56, the core of the group was know as the Jacks.  That old style  R&B sound that evolved along side rock and roll in the 50's and disappeared by the early 60's is to me what 50's music was really all about.
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« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2006, 12:33:49 PM »


Mark, add great drums to Buddy Holly. Great list.

Yeah, Jerry Allison was solid . . . even when slamming the cardboard boxes ("Not Fade Away") or slapping his thighs ("Everyday").

Geez, it's scary to think how young Buddy Holly was . . . and how influential and monumental his presence was . . . and still is.

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Absolutely, and when you extend the Texas-influential-visionary trip to include Buddy's musical progeny Bobby Fuller and Roky Erickson, you find more tragedy...and great music.
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« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2006, 12:58:31 PM »


Mark, add great drums to Buddy Holly. Great list.

Yeah, Jerry Allison was solid . . . even when slamming the cardboard boxes ("Not Fade Away") or slapping his thighs ("Everyday").

Geez, it's scary to think how young Buddy Holly was . . . and how influential and monumental his presence was . . . and still is.

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Absolutely, and when you extend the Texas-influential-visionary trip to include Buddy's musical progeny Bobby Fuller and Roky Erickson, you find more tragedy...and great music.

And one more thought:

No Buddy... No Beatles.

Not bad for a career that lasted a year and a half.
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