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Hi, dear AM companions, welcome to the final round of the 50s poll.
It’s time now for us to vote for the best 50 albums and 100 songs of the 1950s according to the selection on the previous rounds.
Please download this Excel file and send it back with your personal order to my e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org before the 30th of November.
Comments on your choices are extremely welcome.
I don’t know right now which formula has been used in the previous polls but I’m sure that Henrik (or someone else) will provide this information quickly. Thank you in advance.
The 50 albums selected for the final round are:
1. Armstrong, Louis - Louis Armstrong Plays WC Handy
2. Baker, Chet - Chet Baker Sings
3. Baxter, Les - Le sacre du sauvage
4. Berry, Chuck - Chuck Berry Is on Top
5. Blakey, Art & Quintet - A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1
6. Blakey, Art & the Jazz Messengers - Moanin'
7. Brassens, Georges - Chante les chansons poétiques… (et souvent gaillardes)
8. Brassens, Georges - Interprète ses dernières compositions/Vol. 2 - Le vent
9. Brown, Clifford & Roach, Max - Study in Brown
10. Brubeck, Dave - Time Out
11. Coltrane, John - Blue Train
12. Crickets, The - The "Chirping" Crickets
13. Davis, Miles - Kind of Blue
14. Davis, Miles - Porgy and Bess
15. Diddley, Bo - Bo Diddley
16. Ellington, Duke - Ellington at Newport
17. Ellington, Duke - Masterpieces by Ellington
18. Fitzgerald, Ella - Ella Sings Gershwin
19. Fitzgerald, Ella - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book
20. Fitzgerald, Ella - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Book
21. Gillespie, Dizzy - Afro
22. Goodman, Benny - The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert
23. Haley, Bill & His Comets - Rock Around the Clock
24. Holiday, Billie - Lady in Satin
25. Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' in the Moonlight
26. Lenya, Lotte - Lotte Lenya Singt Kurt Weill
27. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard
28. Mingus, Charles - Mingus Ah Um
29. Monk, Thelonious - Genius of Modern Music
30. Monk, Thelonious - Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2
31. Monk, Thelonious - Thelonious Monk Trio
32. Moondog - Moondog and His Friends
33. Original Broadway Cast - West Side Story
34. Original Soundtrack - Singin' in the Rain
35. Parker, Charlie - Charlie Parker with Strings
36. Parker, Charlie & Gillespie, Dizzy - Bird & Diz
37. Pérez Prado - Plays Mucho Mambo for Dancing
38. Powell, Bud - The Amazing Bud Powell
39. Presley, Elvis - Elvis Presley
40. Rollins, Sonny - Saxophone Colossus
41. Quintet, The - Jazz at Massey Hall, Vol. 1
42. Seeger, Pete - Darling Corey
43. Simone, Nina - Jazz as Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club
44. Sinatra, Frank - In the Wee Small Hours
45. Sinatra, Frank - Songs for Swingin' Lovers!
46. Sumac, Yma - Voice of the Xtabay
47. Sumac, Yma - Legend of the Sun Virgin
48. Vaughan, Sarah - Sarah Vaughan
49. Williams, Hank - Moanin' the Blues
50. Williams, Hank - Memorial Album
For the ones with a Spotify connection I’ve selected (yes, you better believe it) the complete 50 albums with only one exception, “Moondog and His Friends”. If someone is able to do the same with Rhapsody I will be extremely grateful.
The Spotify links with the complete albums: Part 1 (albums 1-25) and Part 2 (albums 26-50). You really should listen to it. But be careful, these links contain 31 hours of (great) music.
And the 100 songs selected are:
1. Baker, Chet - My Funny Valentine
2. Belafonte, Harry - Banana Boat (Day-O)
3. Berry, Chuck - Johnny B. Goode
4. Berry, Chuck - Maybellene
5. Berry, Chuck - Roll Over Beethoven
6. Berry, Chuck - Sweet Little Sixteen
7. Bland, Bobby - I'll Take Care of You
8. Brassens, Georges - La marine
9. Brassens, Georges - La mauvaise réputation
10. Brassens, Georges - Le gorille
11. Brel, Jacques - Ne me quitte pas
12. Brenston, Jackie - Rocket "88"
13. Brubeck, Dave - Take Five
14. Bulawayo Sweet Rhythms Band - Skokiaan
15. Cage, John - 4'33"
16. Cash, Johnny - Folsom Prison Blues
17. Cash, Johnny - I Walk the Line
18. Charles, Ray - I've Got a Woman
19. Charles, Ray - Mess Around
20. Charles, Ray - What'd I Say
21. Chordettes, The - Mr. Sandman
22. Cochran, Eddie - Summertime Blues
23. Cole, Nat 'King' - Mona Lisa
24. Cole, Nat 'King' - Unforgettable
25. Cooke, Sam - You Send Me
26. Crickets, The - Not Fade Away
27. Crickets, The - That'll Be the Day
28. Davis, Miles - All Blues
29. Davis, Miles - So What
30. Diddley, Bo - Bo Diddley
31. Domino, Fats - Ain't It a Shame
32. Domino, Fats - Going to the River
33. Ellington, Duke - The Tattooed Bride
34. Everly Brothers, The - All I Have to Do Is Dream
35. Everly Brothers, The - Bye Bye Love
36. Fitzgerald, Ella & Armstrong, Louis - Dream a a Little Dream of Me
37. Flamingos, The - I Only Have Eyes for You
38. Flatt & Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown
39. Forrest, Jimmy - Night Train
40. Haley, Bill and His Comets - Rock Around the Clock
41. Holly, Buddy - Peggy Sue
42. Howlin' Wolf - Smoke Stack Lightning
43. Jackson, Mahalia - In the Upper Room
44. James, Elmore - Dust My Broom
45. Kelly, Gene - Singin' in the Rain
46. Kenton, Stan - City of Glass: Entrance into the City
47. Lee, Peggy - Fever
48. Lewis, Jerry Lee - Great Balls of Fire
49. Lewis, Jerry Lee - Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On
50. Little Richard - Good Golly, Miss Molly
51. Little Richard - Long Tall Sally
52. Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
53. Mingus, Charles - Better Git It in Your Soul
54. Moondog - Theme and Variations
55. Mulligan, Gerry - My Funny Valentine
56. Orioles, The - Crying in the Chapel
57. Parker, Charlie - Bloomdido
58. Paul, Les & Ford, Mary - How High the Moon
59. Penguins, The - Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
60. Pérez Prado - Mambo No. 5
61. Piaf, Edith - Milord
62. Piaf, Edith - Padam… Padam
63. Pierce, Webb - There Stands the Glass
64. Platters, The - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
65. Platters, The - The Great Pretender
66. Powell, Bud - Un Poco Loco
67. Presley, Elvis - All Shook Up
68. Presley, Elvis - Don't Be Cruel
69. Presley, Elvis - Heartbreak Hotel
70. Presley, Elvis - Hound Dog
71. Presley, Elvis - Jailhouse Rock
72. Presley, Elvis - Mystery Train
73. Presley, Elvis - That's All Right
74. Price, Lloyd - Lawdy Miss Clawdy
75. Professor Longhair - Mardi Gras in New Orleans
76. Professor Longhair - Tipitina
77. Simone, Nina - My Baby Just Cares for Me
78. Sinatra, Frank - In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
79. Sinatra, Frank - I've Got You Under My Skin
80. Sumac, Yma - Ataypura (High Andes)
81. Sumac, Yma - Xtabay (Lure of the Unknown Love)
82. Taylor, Vince - Brand New Cadillac
83. Thornton, Willie Mae 'Big Mama' - Hound Dog
84. Turner, Big Joe - Shake, Rattle and Roll
85. Vian, Boris - Le déserteur
86. Vincent, Gene - Be-Bop-a-Lula
87. Waters, Muddy - I'm Your Hoochie Cooche Man
88. Waters, Muddy - Mannish Boy
89. Waters, Muddy - Rollin' Stone
90. Williams, Hank - Cold Cold Heart
91. Williams, Hank - Hey, Good Lookin'
92. Williams, Hank - Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
93. Williams, Hank - Kaw-Liga
94. Williams, Hank - Long Gone Lonesome Blues
95. Williams, Hank - Ramblin' Man
96. Williams, Hank - Take These Chains From My Heart
97. Williams, Hank - Your Cheatin' Heart
98. Wilson, Jackie - Lonely Teardrops
99. Wilson, Jackie - Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want to Meet)
100. Wray, Link - Rumble
I made another Spotify playlist for the songs, with another 5 hours of wonderful music. Here’s the link.
Place your votes, gentlemen and send it to email@example.com. And don’t forget to include your comments. Many thanks in advance to the True Magnificent Seven and to all the no less magnificent other voters.
Hi, I've subscribed to those three playlists and one of my main assumptions about music has been destroyed with the very first song.
I've always thought that 50s music were 2 minute songs, and I play the first song of "Louis Armstrong plays W.C. Handy", and it's 8 minutes long!
Good month of listening to come.
It would be nice that some of the people that are participating in other games in AM Forum but not in the 50s and 60s poll could join us for the final round. I know that the 50s albums are about 31 hours of music and most of the people could find exhausting to make such an effort. But listening to the 100 song is only not exhausting but even a pleasant task. That’s what I’m planning to post some You Tube playlists with the songs. I will begin with the Top 10 of 1950 that is, by the way, my favourite Top 10 of the 50s poll, opening with images of Hank Williams that seem like coming directly from a dream. Enjoy...
Top 10 of 1950
I don’t know why it only shows the Top 9, if you want to see the complete Top 10 you should click on this link.
The YouTube playlist for 1951. The video clip of Duke Ellington’s “The Tattooed Bride” was uploaded by myself (it wasn’t previously on You Tube). Hope you like it...
Top 10 of 1951
The link for the complete Top 10 (the embedding of the video for "Ramblin' Man" is disabled by request) and for the Ellington homemade clip
What I meant was that Honorio needs to save the file as .xls
Honorio, I have another problem. The songs don't show up in your Spotify lists. It has said "Loading..." for a few days now...
As a reminder, the Top 10 of 1953:
Henrik, many thanks for the information. Let’s see if this works now, the new link.
Still I don’t know how to solve the problem with the Spotify links, it works well in my computer.
For some reason I can't type in the cells.
Many thanks for your lists, boys. Again (as in the 1900-1949 poll) not many lists but all of them great. I’ve received list from The Magnificent Seven plus nj, Henry, Listyguy and Alex D. If somebody else sent a list and it’s not one of those 10 people please let me know.
Anyway since the unveiling of the results of the 1900-1949 will last probably till mid December I’m willing to accept more lists (8th of December could be a suitable new dead line) or more comments on the people that sent their lists already.
Many thanx again, later in the day I will try to post the new thread (and Excel file) for the 60s poll.