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« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2006, 08:49:17 PM »

Bringing some Chess blues onboard: Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter...
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« Reply #51 on: January 31, 2006, 11:43:27 PM »

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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.

You've got my strongest endorsement, Donald! Whatever that kind of almost-rock-and-roll is called is my very favorite kind of fifities music.

Listen to the Dominoes, Chuck Berry,  Bo Diddley. Last named's Mona is all fifties musical genres melted into one and transcended in a way that shocks and thrills me every time I hear it. Like Allison, Buddy etc., Bo was (is) a Tex-Mexican-Native-American... in addition to being Black and Rhythm and Blues, all of the above, and we get some of each here in a magic combination that the best of the Sixties only occasionally matched (Like a Rolling Stone(s)). Listen to the western whip-cracking beat (a much more sensual variation than usual of  Bo's  dime-and-a-haircut one) nipping at his butt on every line forcing him to exclaim and testify, just hear the way he sings "Hey...hey! Hey!! Moanahhh!", and the masterful way his horny lamenting desire fits in the spaces between sympathetic rhythm guitar drumbeats, a perfect, stripped down 'me to you' performance. This is the template of Plastic Ono Lennon (among other things)  I believe
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« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2019, 05:17:16 AM »

"Peppermint Twist" is great song. Wish it got garage treatment. But, it didn't.
Cool jazz.
Can anybody legitimately say they enjoy 50s? It seems many listen to its music fleetingly, then move & stay with advanced decades' music.
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« Reply #53 on: June 01, 2019, 06:33:29 AM »

"Peppermint Twist" is great song. Wish it got garage treatment. But, it didn't.
Cool jazz.
Can anybody legitimately say they enjoy 50s? It seems many listen to its music fleetingly, then move & stay with advanced decades' music.

 Damn straight I can legitimately say I enjoy the flipping 50s. Why and How? Because I love rock & roll.

 Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly & the Crickets, The Everly Brothers, Bill Haley & His Comets, Carl Perkins, Bo Diddley, The Drifters, The Coasters, The Platters, Dion & the Belmonts, Ricky Nelson, Eddie Cochran, Richie Valenz, The Five Satins, The Dell Vikings, Laverne Baker, etc
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« Reply #54 on: June 01, 2019, 10:42:48 AM »

Listen to the Dominoes, Chuck Berry,  Bo Diddley. Last named's Mona is all fifties musical genres melted into one and transcended in a way that shocks and thrills me every time I hear it. Like Allison, Buddy etc., Bo was (is) a Tex-Mexican-Native-American... in addition to being Black and Rhythm and Blues, all of the above, and we get some of each here in a magic combination that the best of the Sixties only occasionally matched (Like a Rolling Stone(s)). Listen to the western whip-cracking beat (a much more sensual variation than usual of  Bo's  dime-and-a-haircut one) nipping at his butt on every line forcing him to exclaim and testify, just hear the way he sings "Hey...hey! Hey!! Moanahhh!", and the masterful way his horny lamenting desire fits in the spaces between sympathetic rhythm guitar drumbeats, a perfect, stripped down 'me to you' performance. This is the template of Plastic Ono Lennon (among other things)  I believe

Lovely description of Bo's masterpiece there, sir. Let's spin it, for Pete's sake:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=678JyXiRCXM

My two biggies from the fifties are both from late in the decade...

Duane Eddy's "Peter Gunn": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=296wS9ome4M

and The Flamingoes' "I Only Have Eyes For You": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvzNeh4Mq1o
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« Reply #55 on: June 01, 2019, 11:25:03 AM »

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Is it possible to link her signature songs? I didn't hear about this girl.
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« Reply #56 on: June 02, 2019, 01:32:36 AM »

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Is it possible to link her signature songs? I didn't hear about this girl.


Really?! You're in for a treat. She's a R'n'B legend. Here are just a couple of songs.


Tweedle Dee:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ExHOoHeXRg


I Cried a Tear:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRjnV0DcAwE


Jim Dandy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypFEXzMugSI


Saved:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjCqeJ4C9sU


Hey Memphis (this was the answer song to Presley's "Little sister", which itself mentioned "Jim Dandy" in it's lyrics):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dRYpiYQpaM


See See Rider:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMRs6-xvapU





On another note: Didn't see this thread before. Have to check out what you guys posted.


 
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« Reply #57 on: June 02, 2019, 07:19:51 AM »

Yes this is a really old thread . RR1 revived it.

So many favorites. Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, pre-army Elvis, Ricky Nelson.
Fats Domino, Little Richard
All those doowop groups.
Les Paul and Mary Ford. Louis Prima.
Johnny Mathis. Rosemary Clooney.
Dave Brubeck Quartet.
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« Reply #58 on: June 02, 2019, 02:16:57 PM »

All those doowop groups.

Yes indeed. The Elegants' "Little Star" (1958) is another great favourite of mine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8F4vdF-bJc
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« Reply #59 on: June 08, 2019, 12:45:26 PM »

There's this game I play at Hoffman called "The Beginning of the End". To play, you have to take the last word of the previous song title posted and make it the first word of your new one. Sometimes it's obvious but at others it's tricky--say when the last word is something like "Disgrace"!--and then it requires a little research.

I often listen to my chosen song, whether I know it or not. A few days ago it was "Race With The Devil"  by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps. I believe Vincent wasn't a particularly nice person but he and his band cut some of the finest, purest rock and roll tracks ever recorded. He was very lucky to have Cliff Gallup as his lead guitarist!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3gxQ1tetAQ

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Gallup
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« Reply #60 on: June 09, 2019, 04:22:11 AM »



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





Great that here is (or was? still around, Richard?) someone else who loves Lonnie's work. Greatest thing ever to come out of Britain, musically speaking
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« Reply #61 on: June 09, 2019, 04:34:20 AM »

Great that here is (or was? still around, Richard?) someone else who loves Lonnie's work. Greatest thing ever to come out of Britain, musically speaking

Aww. No love for The Sound of (Billy) Fury...?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlSBHCIe1qM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sound_of_Fury_(album)
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« Reply #62 on: June 09, 2019, 05:04:24 AM »

Great that here is (or was? still around, Richard?) someone else who loves Lonnie's work. Greatest thing ever to come out of Britain, musically speaking

Aww. No love for The Sound of (Billy) Fury...?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlSBHCIe1qM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sound_of_Fury_(album)



Don't want to put him down, but Lonnie Donegan was just incredible. He had soul like he was born in Mississippi.
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