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Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1950, 1951 and 1952

Post by Honorio » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:58 pm

Hi Amers: I'm going to transfer the information from the old Forum to new Forum of the 1900-1969 polls with different approaches, I'll use an abreviated approach with the yearly lists (only the personal lists alphabetically ordered and some comments) and then a complete approach including the complete comments with the main results. Let's begin with 1950-1952...

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Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1950, 1951 and 1952

Welcome to the Episode I of the 50s & 60s acclaimed music forum poll. This month we will begin with the years 1950, 1951 and 1952.

Please submit at least 5 songs and/or albums, preferably but not necessarily with ranking, lists without ranking will get an average score of 10 points per song/album. The deadline is midnight on the 30th of January.

You may find useful to have a look at the album and song lists of:
- Acclaimed Music: 1950 albums, 1951 albums, 1952 albums, 1950 songs, 1951 songs and 1952 songs
- Rate Your Music: 1950 albums, 1951 albums, 1952 albums, 1950 songs, 1951 songs, 1952 songs and, since some of the album considered compilations in Rate Your Music are eligible on this poll, the 1950 compilations, 1951 compilations and 1952 compilations.

Have a nice poll…

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Brad

1950 (originally posted by Brad on Jan 23, 2010)

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Albums
1 Benny Goodman - The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert
2 Yma Sumac - Voice of the Xtabay
3 Aracy de Almeida - Noel Rosa
4 Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker With Strings
5 Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Sings Gershwin

Songs
1 I'm Movin' On - Hank Snow
2 Mardi Gras In New Orleans - Professor Longhair
3 Venus de Milo - Miles Davis
4 Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Hank Williams
5 Just Friends - Charlie Parker
6 Ataypura (High Andes) - Yma Sumac
7 Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters
8 Dream A Little Dream - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
9 Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
10 Palpita Infeliz - Aracy de Almeida
11 Moanin' The Blues - Hank Williams
12 Xtabay (Lure of the Unknown Love) - Yma Sumac
13 Ain't Misbehavin' - Sarah Vaughan
14 Monos (Monkeys) - Yma Sumac
15 Everything Happens To Me - Charlie Parker
16 Laura - Charlie Parker
17 Hard Luck Blues - Roy Brown
18 If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time) - Lefty Frizzell
19 Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page
20 Count Every Star - The Ravens
21 It All Depends On You - Frank Sinatra
22 Mambo #5 - Perez Prado
23 Chuncho (Forest Creatures) - Yma Sumac
24 La vie en rose (English Version) - Edith Piaf
25 Just Say I Love Her - Vic Damone
26 Accla Taqui (Chant of the Chosen Maidens) - Yma Sumac
27 For You My Love - Nellie Lutcher and Nat King Cole
28 If I Should Lose You - Charlie Parker
29 Good Morning Judge - Wynonie Harris
30 East Of The Sun - Charlie Parker
31 Why Don't You Love Me - Hank Williams
32 Teardrops From My Eyes - Ruth Brown
33 O X do Problema - Aracy de Almeida
34 Summertime - Charlie Parker
35 April In Paris - Charlie Parker
36 Double Crossing Blues - Johnny Otis Quintette, The Robins, and Little Esther
37 Conversa de Botequim - Aracy de Almeida
38 Someone To Watch Over Me - Ella Fitzgerald
39 Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole
40 I Only Have Eyes For You - Peggy Lee
41 Stack-A-Lee - Archibald
42 I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine - Patti Page
43 I Love You A Thousand Ways - Lefty Frizzell
44 Move Members Move - Rosie Hibler And Family
45 Strollin' With Bones - T-Bone Walker
46 The Fat Man - Fats Domino
47 Blue Light Boogie - Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
48 Goodnight Irene - The Weavers
48.Feitiço da Vila - Aracy de Almeida
49.Free At Last - Dock Reed And Vera Hall Ward


1951 (originally posted by Brad on Jan 27, 2010)

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Albums
1 Duke Ellington - Masterpieces By Ellington
2 Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music (Vol. 1)
3 Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell
4 Lester Young - Lester Young Trio
5 John Cage - Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano [Maro Ajemian]

Songs
1 The Tattooed Bride - Duke Ellington
2 Padam… Padam - Edith Piaf
2 Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite - Machito
4 Ramblin' Man - Hank Williams
5 London Is The Place For Me - Lord Kitchener
6 Havana Special - Chico O' Farrill
7 Bloodshot Eyes - Wynonie Harris
8 Un Poco Loco - Bud Powell
9 Mood Indigo - Duke Ellington
10 I Know That You Know - Art Tatum
11 Straight, No Chaser - Thelonious Monk
12 Eyesight To The Blind - Sonny Boy Williamson II
13 Moanin' At Midnight - Howlin' Wolf
14 Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms - Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
15 Rocket Flight - Fats Noel
16 Ask Me Now - Thelonious Monk
17 Quiet Village - Les Baxter
18 Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston
19 Always Late (With Your Kisses) - Lefty Frizzell
20 Dust My Broom - Elmore James
21 Hey Hey - Big Bill Broonzy
22 Tend To Your Business - James Wayne
23 My Reverie - The Larks
24 Money Blues - Camille Howard
25 Marshall Plan - Al Sears
26 How High The Moon - Les Paul & Mary Ford
27 I'm In The Mood - John Lee Hooker
28 A Night In Tunisia - Bud Powell
29 The Glory Of Love - The Five Keys
30 Magnetic Theme - Korla Pandit
31 Prelude/Outerspace/Radar - Bernard Herrmann
32 The Deacon Moves In - Little Esther
33 (I Heard That ) Lonesome Whistle - Hank Williams
34 Hornin' In - Thelonious Monk
35 It Could Happen To You - Bud Powell
36 Fox Hunt - J.J. Johnson
37 Louise - John Lee Hooker
38 Cold, Cold Heart - Hank Williams
39 Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
40 Fraülein Anni Wohnt Schon Lang Nicht Hier - Marlene Dietrich
41 The Bright Crystal Sea - Cecil Surratt
42 How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf
43 Jezebel - Frankie Laine
44 All Night Long - Johnny Otis
45 My Baby Left Me - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
46 Cotton Picking Blues - Big Mama Thornton
47 Chains Of Love - Big Joe Turner
48 Freight Train - Lightnin' Hopkins
49 Sixty Minute Man - Billy Ward & The Dominoes
50 Black Night - Charles Brown
51 Come On-a My House - Rosemary Clooney
52 Flamingo - Earl Bostic


1952 (originally posted by Brad on Jan 29 2010)

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Albums
1 Charlie Parker - South of the Border
2 Charlie Parker and Dizzy - Gillespie Bird & Diz
3 Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music (Vol. 2)
4 Yma Sumac - Legend of the Sun Virgin
5 Milt Jackson - Wizard of the Vibes
6 Various Artists Singin' In The Rain-Soundtrack
7 Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio - Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio
8 Nat King Cole - Unforgettable

Songs
Rank Song Artist
1 Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price
2 Night Train - Jimmy Forrest
3 The Lost Watch - The Duke Of Iron
4 City Of Glass: Entrance Into The City - Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
5 Tabu - Stan Getz
6 I've Got A Woman - Howlin' Wolf
7 In The Upper Room - Mahalia Jackson
8 Suray Surita - Yma Sumac
9 Bags' Groove - Milt Jackson
10 Greyhound - Amos Milburn
11 Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves - Billy Strange
12 Kon Tiki - Yma Sumac
13 The Goof - Big Jay McNeely
14 Singin' In The Rain - Gene Kelly
15 Rock The Joint - Bill Haley
16 (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I - Hank Snow
17 Nine Below Zero - Sonny Boy Williamson
18 Winoweh - The Weavers
19 Have Mercy, Baby - The Dominoes
20 Gabbin' Blues (Don't Run My Business) - Big Maybelle
21 Walkin' The Boogie - John Lee Hooker
22 Yeah - Horace Silver
23 I Don't Know - Willie Mabon
24 Big Bamboo - The Duke Of Iron
25 Taxi Driver (I Don't Care) - Bobby Benson And His Combo
26 De Ribber Ben Come Dung - Edric Connor & The Caribbeans
27 A Horn - Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
28 Booted - Rosco Gordon
29 Au Privave - Charlie Parker
30 La mauvaise reputation - Georges Brassens
31 Juke - Little Walter
32 One Mint Julep - The Clovers
33 My Song - Johnny Ace
34 Jambalaya (On The Bayou) - Hank Williams
35 Big Ten Inch Record - Bull Moose Jackson
36 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Karen Chandler
37 You Belong To Me - Patti Page
38 Blacksmith Blues - Ella Mae Morse
39 Ting-A-Ling - The Clovers
40 Monotonous - Eartha Kitt
41 No More Doggin' - Rosco Gordon
42 Solitude - Billie Holliday
43 When I Fall In Love - Doris Day
44 Le parapluie - Georges Brassens
45 My Funny Valentine - Gerry Mulligan
46 Wheel Of Fortune - Kay Starr
47 Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart - Vera Lynn
48 Kansas City - Little Willie Littlefield
49 She Moves Me - Muddy Waters
50 Cross Hands Boogie - Winnifred Atwell
51 Nature Boy - Nat King Cole

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Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1950, 1951 and

Post by Honorio » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:20 pm

Charlie Driggs

(originally posted by Charlie Driggs on Jan 12, 2010)

This is far away from a Best-of-list; just a snap-shot, because many recommended or promising songs/albums are not available. The last days I listened to some exciting stuff from Africa and the Carribean, but it's almost impossible to find out the year of release. In the western world these are, all in all, boaring years. Thank God, 1953 is a Moondog year.

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Albums
1 Stan Kenton & His Orchestra - City Of Glass - 1952
2 Yma Sumac - Voice of the Xtabay - 1950
3 The Art Van Damme Quintet - Cocktail Capers - 1950
4 Blind Blake - Bahamian Songs - 1951
5 Pérez Prado - Mondo Mambo! - 1951
6 Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Bird and Diz - 1952
7 Bernard Herrmann - Day The Earth Stood Still (Soundtrack) - 1951
8 Les Baxter - The Ritual Of The Savage - 1951
9 Luke Leilani & His Royal Hawaiians - Hawaiian Paradise - 1950
10 Machito - Afro-Cuban Jazz - 1951
11 Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker With Strings - 1950
12 Various Artists - Bulawayo Jazz - rec. 1950/52
13 Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman - Music for Peace of Mind - 1950
14 Korla Pandit - The Grand Moghul Suite - 1951
15 Blind Blake - A Second Album Of Bahamian Songs - 1952

Songs
1 Yma Sumac - Ataypura - 1950
2 Hank Williams - Long Gone Lonesome Blues - 1950
3 Jimmy Forrest - Night Train - 1952
4 Elmore James - Dust my Broom - 1951
5 Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine - 1952
6 Stan Kenton & His Orchestra - City of Glass: Entrance Into the City - 1952
7 Mahalia Jackson - In The Upper Room - 1952
8 Pierre Henry - Vocalises, 1952 - 1952
9 Blind Blake & The Royal Victoria Hotel Calypsos - Love Love Alone - 1951
10 Little Walter - Juke - 1952
11 Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - My Melancholy Baby - 1950
12 Little Willie Littlefield - Kansas City - 1952
13 Pierre Schaeffer & Pierre Henry - Symphonie pour un homme seul - 1950
14 The Four Freshmen - Stormy Weather - 1952
15 Professor Longhair - Mardi Gras In New Orleans - 1950
16 Tex Ritter - Theme From High Noon - 1952
17 Charles Brown - Black Night - 1951
18 Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Bloomdido - 1950
19 Calypso Mama - Court House Scandal - ca. 1950
20 Yma Sumac - Voice of the Xtabay - 1950
21 Sarah Vaughan - Ain't misbehavin' - 1950
22 Howlin' Wolf - I've Got A Woman - 1952 ??
23 Korla Pandit - Magnetic Theme - 1951
24 Edric Connor & The Caribbeans - De Ribber Ben Come Dung - 1952
25 Blind Blake & The Royal Victoria Hotel - Calypsos Jones (Oh Jones) - 1951
26 Yma Sumac - Tumpa - 1950
27 Luke Leilani & His Royal Hawaiians - Hawaiian Blues - 1950
28 Pérez Prado - Mambo No. 8 - 1950
29 Les Baxter - Quiet Village - 1951
30 The Weavers - Wimoweh - 1952
31 Stan Kenton & His Orchestra - A Horn - 1952
32 Calvin Boze - Safronia-B - 1950
33 Jerri Winters - Adios - 1952
34 The Art Van Damme Quintet - Meadowland - 1950
35 Charlie Parker - April In Paris - 1950
36 Floyd Dixon - Blues For Cuba - 1952
37 Blind Blake - Eighteen Hundred And Ninety-One - 1952
38 Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt & The Foggy Mountain Boys - Foggy Mountain Breakdown - 1950
39 Eartha Kitt - Monotonous - 1952
40 Yma Sumac - Taita Inty - 1950
41 Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman - This Room Is My Castle of Quiet - 1950
42 Marlene Dietrich - Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Fraülein Anni Wohnt Schon Lang Nicht Hier) - 1951
43 Machito - Havana Special - 1951
44 The Art Van Damme Quintet - I've Got You Under My Skin - 1950
45 Lloyd Price - Lawdy Miss Clawdy - 1952
46 Lord Kitchener - London Is the Place for Me - 1951
47 Bobby Benson And His Combo - Taxi Driver (I Don't Care) - 1952
48 Milt Jackson - Bags' Groove - 1952
49 Jhimmy & Mwanga Paul - Likambo Te - 1952
50 Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats (Ike Turner) - Rocket 88 - 1951

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Post by Honorio » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:32 pm

Harpo

(originally posted by Harpo on Jan 18, 2010)

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albums:
1. Benny Goodman - The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert
It's the only AM-listed album from these years that I've heard, and I love it.

songs:
1. John Cage - 4:33 (1952)
2. Jackie Brenston - Rocket '88 (1951)
3. Gene Kelly - Singing In The Rain (1952)
4. Hank Williams – Jambalaya (1952)
5. Hank Williams - Hey Good Lookin' (1951)
6. Muddy Waters - Rollin' Stone (1950)
7. Nat King Cole - Mona Lisa (1950)

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Post by Honorio » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:39 pm

Henrik

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Albums (originally posted by Henrik on Jan 31, 2010)
1. Hank Willams - Moanin' the Blues (1952)
2. Les Baxter - Le sacre du sauvage (1951)
3. Yma Sumac - Voice of the Xtabay (1950)
4. Pete Seeger - Darling Corey (1950)
5. Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
6. Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan (1950)
7. Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell (1951)
8. OST - Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Songs (originally posted by Henrik on Jan 24, 2010)
1. Gene Kelly – Singin' In The Rain (1952)
2. Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs – Foggy Mountain Breakdown (1950)
3. Les Baxter – Jungle Flower (1951)
4. Georges Brassens – La Mauvaise Réputation (1952)
5. Nat King Cole – Unforgettable (1951)
6. Yma Sumac – Xtabay (Lure Of The Unknown Love) (1950)
7. Bud Powell – Un Poco Loco (1951)
8. Charles Brown – Black Night (1951)
9. Hank Williams – Ramblin' Man (1951)
10. Hank Williams – Long Gone Lonesome Blues (1950)
11. Howlin' Wolf – Moanin' At Midnight (1951)
12. Dinah Washington – Mad About The Boy (1952)
13. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Dream A Little Dream Of Me (1950)
14. Perez Prado & His Orchestra – Mambo No. 5 (1950)
15. Les Baxter – Quiet Village (1951)
16. Kitty Wells – It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels (1952)
17. Gerry Mulligan Quartet – My Funny Valentine (1952)
18. John Lee Hooker – I'm In The Mood (1951)
19. Georges Brassens – Le Gorille (1952)
20. Leroy Anderson – Blue Tango (1952)

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Post by Honorio » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:43 pm

Honorio

(originally posted by Honorio on Jan 2, 2010 with a minor edit on Jan 30, 2010):

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ALBUMS:
1. DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA "Masterpieces by Ellington" (1951)
2. HANK WILLIAMS "Moanin' the Blues" (1952)
3. CHARLIE PARKER & DIZZY GILLESPIE "Bird and Diz" (1952)
4. ELLA FITZGERALD "Ella Sings Gershwin" (1950)
5. FRANK SINATRA "Sing and Dance With Frank Sinatra" (1950)
6. GENE KELLY, DONALD O’CONNOR & DEBBIE REYNOLDS "Singin' in the Rain" (1952)
7. THELONIOUS MONK "Genius of Modern Music" (1951)
8. CHARLIE PARKER "Charlie Parker with Strings" (1950)
9. BILLIE HOLIDAY "Billie Holiday Sings" (1952)
10. EDITH PIAF "La vie en rose" (1952)
11. BUD POWELL "The Amazing Bud Powell" (1951)
12. GEORGE GERSHWIN "Complete Porgy & Bess (Studio Cast)" (1951)
13. JOHN CAGE "String Quartet in Four Parts" (1951)
14. WOODY GUTHRIE "Songs to Grow On, Vol. 1: Nursery Days" (1951)
15. YMA SUMAC "Voice of the Xtabay" (1950)
16. LES BAXTER "Le sacre du sauvage (Ritual of the Savage)" (1951)
17. MACHITO "Afro-Cuban Jazz" (1951)
18. THELONIOUS MONK "Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2" (1952)
19. HANK WILLIAMS & HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS "Hank Williams Sings" (1951)
20. MILES DAVIS "Young Man With a Horn" (1952)
21. NAT 'KING' COLE "Penthouse Serenade: Nat 'King' Cole at the Piano" (1952)
22. LES PAUL & MARY FORD "Les Paul's New Sound, Vol. 2" (1951)
23. JOHNNIE RAY "Johnnie Ray" (1951)
24. LOUIS ARMSTRONG "Satchmo Serenades" (1952)
25. ARACY DE ALMEIDA "Noel Rosa" (1950)

SONGS:
1. GEORGES BRASSENS "La mauvaise réputation" (#190 in my all-time list, 1952)
2. HANK WILLIAMS & HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" (#234, 1950)
3. ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (1950)
4. GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET "My Funny Valentine" (1952)
5. GENE KELLY "Singin' in the Rain" (1952)
6. LES PAUL & MARY FORD "How High the Moon" (1951)
7. JACKIE BRENSTON & HIS DELTA CATS "Rocket "88"" (1951)
8. ELMORE JAMES "Dust My Broom" (1951)
9. MUDDY WATERS "Rollin' Stone" (1950)
10. JOHN CAGE "4'33"" (1952)
11. YMA SUMAC "Xtabay (Lure of the Unknown Love)" (1950)
12. EDITH PIAF "Padam… Padam" (1952)
13. DINAH WASHINGTON "Mad About the Boy" (1952)
14. ELLA FITZGERALD "Someone to Watch Over Me" (1950)
15. DUKE ELLINGTON "The Tattooed Bride" (1951)
16. CHARLIE PARKER "Bloomdido" (1950)
17. BUD POWELL "Un poco loco" (1951)
18. PÉREZ PRADO & HIS ORCHESTRA "Mambo nº 5" (1950)
19. BENNY MORÉ "Mata Siguaraya" (1950)
20. GEORGES BRASSENS "Le parapluie" (1952)
21. KITTY WELLS "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" (1952)
22. HANK WILLIAMS & HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" (1952)
23. HANK SNOW "I'm Movin' On" (1950)
24. THE WEAVERS "Goodnight Irene" (1950)
25. JOHNNIE RAY & THE FOUR LADS "Cry" (1951)
26. TONY BENNETT "Blue Velvet" (1951)
27. FRANK SINATRA "It All Depends on You" (1950)
28. LOUIS JORDAN "If You're So Smart How Come You Ain't Rich" (1951)
29. THELONIOUS MONK "Straight, No Chaser" (1951)
30. CHARLIE PARKER with STRINGS "April in Paris" (1950)
31. BILLIE HOLIDAY "Solitude" (1952)
32. LLOYD PRICE "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" (1952)
33. THE CLOVERS "One Mint Julep" (1952)
34. BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS "Rock the Joint" (1952)
35. ARTHUR 'BIG BOY' CRUDUP "My Baby Left Me" (1951)
36. JOHN LEE HOOKER "I'm in the Mood" (1951)
37. GEORGES BRASSENS "Le gorille" (1952)
38. HANK SNOW "(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I" (1952)
39. HANK WILLIAMS with HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS "Cold Cold Heart" (1951)
40. NAT 'KING' COLE "Unforgettable" (1951)
41. THELONIOUS MONK "Ask Me Now" (1951)
42. MILES DAVIS "Venus de Milo" (1950)
43. EARL BOSTIC "Flamingo" (1950)
44. LITTLE WALTER "Juke" (1952)
45. LOUIS JORDAN "School Days" (1950)
46. THE WEAVERS "(The Wreck of the) John B." (1950)
47. DONALD O’CONNOR "Make 'Em Laugh" (1952)
48. LES BAXTER "Quiet Village" (1951)
49. ARACY DE ALMEIDA "Palpite Infeliz" (1950)
50. JOHN CAGE "Quietly Flowing Along" (1951)

FAVOURITE COMPILATION: VARIOUS "Anthology of American Folk Music"

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Post by Honorio » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:08 pm

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1950 (originally posted by Miguel on Jan 26, 2010)

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Albums
1. ELLA FITZGERALD: Ella Sings Gershwin
2. SARAH VAUGHAN: Sarah Vaughan
3. LES PAUL: The New Sound!
4. OSCAR PETERSON: Keyboard
5. FRANK SINATRA: Swing and Dance with Frank Sinatra
6. PETE SEEGER: Darling Corey
7. DORIS DAY: Young Man with a Horn
8. OSCAR PETERSON: Tenderly
9. CHARLIE PARKER: With Strings
10. DORIS DAY: Tea for Two

Songs
1. HANK WILLIAMS & HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS: Long Gone Lonesome Blues
2. ELLA FITGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG: Dream a Little Dream of Me
3. PÉREZ PRADO AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Mambo No 5
4. HANK WILLIAMS & HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS: Moanin' The Blues
5. ELLA FIZGERALD: Someone to Watch Over Me
6. SARAH VAUGHAN: Nice Work If You Can Get It
7. LOUIS ARMSTRONG: La vie en rose
8. THE WEAVERS: The Wreck of the John B
9. PÉREZ PRADO AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Mambo No 8
10. HANK WILLIAMS & HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS: My Son Calls Another Man Daddy
11. LOUIS ARMSTRONG: C’est si bone
12. ELLA FITZGERALD: But Not for Me
13. LES PAUL: Caravan
14. THE WEAVERS: Goodnight Irene
15. OSCAR PETERSON: Jumpin With Symphony Syd
16. SARAH VAUGHAN: Ain't Misbehavin'
17. MUDDY WATERS: Rolling Stone
18. HANK WILLIAMS & HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS: I Just Don’t Like This Kind of Living
19. HANK WILLIAMS & HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS: Why Don’t You Love Me
20. LUKE THE DRIFTER: Beyond the Sunset

Films
1. Les enfants terribles - Jean-Pierre Melville
2. Sunset Boulevard - Billy Wilder
3. All About Eve - Joseph L. Manckiewicz
4. No Way Out - Joseph L. Manckiewicz
5. Cyrano De Bergerac - Michael Gordon

1951 (originally posted by Miguel on 29 Jan, 2010)

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Albums
1. HANK WILLIAMS & HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS: Hank Williams Sings
2. VARIOUS ARTISTS: An American in Paris
3. PÉREZ PRADO AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Plays Mucho Mambo for Dancing
4. LES PAUL & MARY FORD: Les Paul's New Sound, Vol. 2
5. LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND THE ALL STARS: Satchmo at Pasadena
6. WOODY GUTHRIE: Songs to Grow On, Vol. One / Nursery Days
7. DORIS DAY: Lullaby of Broadway
8. THELONIOUS MONK: Genius of Modern Music
9. DORIS DAY: Moonlight
10. BUB POWELL: The Amazing Bud Powell

Songs
1. THE WEAVERS: Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
2. HANK WILLIAMS WITH HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS: Hey, Good Lookin'
3. LES PAUL & MARY FORD: How High the Moon
4. HANK WILLIAMS with HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS: Cold Cold Heart
5. HANK WILLIAMS: Ramblin' Man
6. GENE KELLY: ‘S Wonderful
7. GEORGES GUÉTARY: I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise
8. BILLY WARD AND THE DOMINOES: Sixty Minute Man
9. GENE KELLY: I Got Rhythm
10. GENE KELLY: Love is Here to Stay
11. JACKIE BRENSTON & HIS DELTA CATS: Rocket "88
12. LOUIS ARMSTRONG: Because of You
13. NAT 'KING' COLE: Unforgettable
14. LOUIS ARMSTRONG: Baby, It’s Cold Outside
15. HANK WILLIAMS WITH HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS: Howlin' At The Moon
16. ELLA FITZGERALD: Mixed Emotions
17. DORIS DAY: Lullaby of Broadway
18. THELONIOUS MONK: Straight No Chaser
19. ELMOR JAMES: Dust My Broom

Films
1. Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival) - Billy Wilder
2. The Prowler - Joseph Losey
3. Strangers on a Train - Alfred Hitchcock
4. The African Queen - John Huston
5. Surcos (Furrows) - José Antonio Nieves Conde

1952 (originally posted by Miguel on 29 Jan, 2010)

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Albums
1. HANK WILLLIAMS: Moanin' the Blues
2. GENE KELLY, DEBBIE REYNOLDS & DONALD O'CONNOR: Singin' in the Rain
3. LOUIS ARMSTRONG: Satchmo Serenades
4. OSCAR PETERSON: Plays George Gershwin
5. BILLIE HOLIDAY: Billie Holiday Sings
6. OSCAR PETERSON: This is Oscar Peterson
7. LES PAUL & MARY FORD: Bye, Bye, Blues
8. MILES DAVIES: Young Man With a Horn
9. THELONIOUS MONK: Genius of Modern Music Vol. 2
10. EDITH PIAF: La vie en rose

Songs
1. GEORGE BRASSENS: La mauvaise réputation
2. GENE KELLY: Singing in the Rain
3. HANK WILLIAMS & HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS: Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
4. HANK WILLIAMS & HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS: Lost Highway
5. HANK WILLIAMS & HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS: I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
6. DONALD O’CONNOR: Make ‘Em Laugh
7. DINAH WASHINGTON: Mad About the Boy
8. GENE KELLY, DEBBIE REYNOLDS & DONALD O'CONNOR: Good Morning
9. DEBBIE REYNOLDS: All I Do is Dream of You
10. GEORGE BRASSENS: Le gorille
11. LLOYD PRICE: Lawdy Miss Clawdy
12. BILLIE HOLIDAY: Solitude
13. CHET BAKER: My Funny Valentine
14. THE CLOVER: One Mint Julep
15. GENE KELLY & DONALD O'CONNOR: Moses
16. OSCAR PETERSON: ‘S Wonderful
17. HANK WILLIAMS & HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS: Half As Much
18. JIMMY FORREST: Night Train
19. RUTH BROWN - 5 - 10 - 15 Hours

Films
1. Singin’ in the Rain – Stanley Donen
2. Limelight – Charles Chaplin
3. Ikiru – Akira Kurosawa
4. High Noon – Fred Zinnemann
5. Ivanhoe – Richard Thorpe

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Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1950, 1951 and

Post by Honorio » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:13 pm

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Albums:
01. YMA SUMAC-Voice of the Xtabay (1950)
02. PEREZ PRADO-Plays mucho Mambo for dancing (1951)
03. CHICO O' FARRILL-The second Afro-Cuban Jazz suite (1951)
04. HANK WILLIAMS-Moanin' the blues (1952)
05. BLIND BLAKE-A group of Bahamian songs (1951)
06. STAN GETZ-Jazz at Storyville (1952)
07. YMA SUMAC-Legend of the sun virgin (1952)
08. PETE SEEGER-Darling Corey (1950)
09. THELONIOUS MONK-Genius of modern music vol. 1 (1951)
10. SONNY TERRY-Harmonica and vocal solos (1952)
11. CHARLIE PARKER & DIZZY GILLESPIE-Bird and Diz (1952)
12. AMOS MILBURN-Rockin' the boogie (1952)
13. STAN KENTON-Innovations in modern music (1950)
14. HANK WILLIAMS-Sings (1951)
15. DOCK REED & VERA HALL WARD-Negro Folk music of Alabama: Spirituals (1950)
16. MACHITO-Afro-Cuban Jazz (1951)
17. HORACE SILVER-New faces, new sounds (1952)
18. CAL TJADER-The Cal Tjader trio (1951)
19. GERRY MULLIGAN-Gerry Mulligan (1951)
20. WOODY GUTHRIE-Songs to grow on (1951)
21. EDITH PIAF-Chansons Parisiennes vol. 2 (1950)
22. GENE AMMONS & SONNY STITT-Battle of the saxes (1951)
23. JOHN CAGE-Sonatas and interludes for prepared piano (1951)
24. OSCAR PETERSON-At Carnegie (1951)
25. LES BAXTER-Le sacre du sauvage (1951)
26. THELONIOUS MONK-Genius of modern music vol. 2 (1952)
27. BERNARD HERRMANN-The day the earth stood still (1951)
28. BUD POWELL-The amazing Bud Powell (1951)
29. LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS-Blues train (1951)
30. KARL-HEINZ STOCKHAUSEN-Etude (1952)


Songs:
01. PEREZ PRADO-Babaratiri (World/Latin/Cuba) 1950
02. HANK WILLIAMS-Ramblin' man (Country) 1951
03. BIG MAYBELLE-Gabbin' blues (Blues) 1952
04. REVEREND KELSEY-I'm a royal child (Gospel) 1951
05. ROY HAWKINS-The thrill is gone (Rhythm & blues) 1951
06. JOHN LEE HOOKER-I'm in the mood (Blues) 1951
07. STAN FREBERG-John and Marsha (Novelty/Popular 50s) 1951
08. YMA SUMAC-Tumpa (World/Latin/Peru) 1950
09. LESTER FLATT & EARL SCRUGGS-Rollin' in my sweet baby's arms (Country) 1951
10. The DUKE OF IRON-The lost watch (Calypso) 1952
11. ELLA JOHNSON-No more love (Rhythm & blues) 1951
12. MUDDY WATERS-She moves me (Blues) 1951
13. BILLY STRANGE-Diesel smoke, dangerous curves (Popular 50s/Country) 1952
14. TINY BRADSHAW-Walk that mess (Rhythm & blues) 1951
15. GENE AMMONS-Gravy (Jazz) 1950
16. BILLY WARD & THE DOMINOES-The bells (Doo wop) 1952
17. BUSTER PACK-Better late than never (Country) 1950
18. JOHNNY SHINES-So glad I found you (Blues) 1950
19. REVEREND C.C. CHAPMAN-On my way pts. 1 & 2 (Gospel) 1951
20. PETE SEEGER-Banjo pieces (Folk) 1950
21. HANK WILLIAMS-Long gone lonesome blues (Country) 1950
22. SOUL STIRRERS-It won't be very long (Gospel) 1952 featuring a young Sam Cooke.
23. DONNA HIGHTOWER-I ain't in the mood (Rhythm & blues) 1951
24. STANLEY BROTHERS-I'm a man of constant sorrow (Country) 1951
25. ARTHUR CRUDUP-My baby left me (Blues) 1950
26. BLUE SMITTY-Crying (Blues) 1952
27. JOHN LEE HOOKER-Walkin' the boogie (Blues) 1952
28. JOE CARROLL with DIZZY GILLESPIE-Pop's confessin' (Jazz) 1952
29. LARRY DARNELL-I love my baby (Rhythm & blues) 1950
30. LESTER FLATT & EARL SCRUGGS-Doin' my time (Country) 1951
31. JIMMY NELSON-T 99 blues (Blues) 1951
32. STAN GETZ-Tabu (Jazz) 1952
33. AMOS MILBURN-Greyhound (Rhythm & blues) 1952
34. LARKS-Eyesight to the blind (Doo wop) 1951
35. BIG JAY MCNEELY-The goof (Rhythm & blues) 1952
36. JULIETTE GRECO-La fiancée du pirate (Chanson) 1952
37. CALVIN BOZE-Safronia B. (Rhythm & blues) 1950
38. STAN KENTON-Incident in Jazz (Jazz) 1950
39. WOODY GUTHRIE-Car song (Folk) 1951
40. ROY BROWN-Hard luck blues (Rhythm & blues) 1950
41. LEROY ANDERSON-Fiddle faddle (Popular 50s) 1952
42. MUDDY WATERS-Louisiana Blues (Blues) 1950
43. BLIND BLAKE-Love, love alone (Calypso) 1951
44. WINNIFRED ATWELL-Cross hands boogie (Jazz) 1952
45. SONNY TERRY-Fine and false voice (Blues) 1952
46. HORACE SILVER-Yeah (Jazz) 1952
47. NAT KING COLE & STAN KENTON-Orange colored sky (Jazz) 1950
48. The DUKE OF IRON-Big bamboo (Calypso) 1952
49. OSCAR PETERSON-Padovani (live) (Jazz) 1950
50. ROBERT LOCKWOOD-Dig myself a hole (Blues) 1951

51. FLOYD JONES-Dark road (Blues) 1952
52. CAL TJADER-Chopsticks mambo (Jazz/Fusion) 1951
53. YMA SUMAC-Ccori canastitay (World/Latin/Peru) 1952
54. BIG MAYBELLE-Rain down rain (Blues) 1952
55. BLIND WILLIE MCTELL-Kill it kid (Blues) 1950
56. CHICO O' FARRILL-Havana Special (World/Latin/Cuba) 1951
57. ART TATUM-I know that you know (live) (Jazz) 1951
58. JACKSON BROTHERS-There's no other way (Rhythm & blues) 1952
59. FATS NOEL-Rocket flight (Jazz) 1951
60. FRANK SINATRA-The birth of the Blues (Popular 50s) 1952
61. TINY BRADSHAW-I'm going to have myself a ball (Rhythm & blues) 1950
62. LINDA BATISTA-Me deixa em paz (World/Latin/Brazil) 1951
63. LOWELL FULSON-Goodbye baby (Blues) 1952
64. GEORGE EDGIN-Pine Knot Cannon Ball (Folk) 1951
65. WYNONIE HARRIS-Baby, shame on you (Rhythm & blues) 1949(replace by Bloodshot Eyes 1951)
66. JIMMY FORREST-Night train (Jazz) 1951
67. JOHN LEE HOOKER-Louise (Blues) 1951
68. BIG JOHN GREER-Got you on my mind (Rhythm & blues) 1952
69. SONNY STITT-Stitt's it (Jazz) 1952
70. CECIL SURRATT & HIS WEST VIRGINIA RAMBLERS-The bright crystal sea (Country) 1951
71. The WEAVERS-Wimoweh (Folk) 1952
72. FLUFFY HUNTER-The walkin' blues (Rhythm & blues) 1952
73. THELONIOUS MONK-Four in one (Jazz) 1951
74. JOE HILL LOUIS-When I'm gone (Blues) 1952
75. LOUIS ARMSTRONG-New Orleans function (Jazz) 1950
76. VARETTA DILLARD-Them there eyes (Rhythm & blues) 1952
77. HOWLIN' WOLF-How many more years (Blues) 1951
78. JOHNNY LONDON-Drivin' slow (Blues) 1952
79. MYRA JOHNSON & LUCKY MILLINDER-Silent George (Rhythm & blues) 1950
80. MUDDY WATERS-Rollin' stone (Blues) 1950
81. JOE 'CANNONBALL' LEWIS-Train whistle nightmare (Country) 1951
82. MACHITO-Rhumba abierta (World/Latin/Cuba) 1951
83. CHARLES BROWN-Black night (Rhythm & blues) 1951
84. STAN GETZ-Parker 51 (Jazz) 1952
85. TINY BRADSHAW-Train kept a rollin' (Rhythm & blues) 1952
86. FATS DOMINO-The fat man (Rhythm & blues) 1950
87. J.J. JOHNSON-Fox hunt (Jazz) 1951
88. CAMILLE HOWARD-Money blues (Rhythm & blues) 1951
89. BOB WILLS-I betcha' my heart I love you (Country) 1950
90. JIMMY McCRACKLIN-Looking for a woman (Rhythm & blues) 1951
91. PEGGY LEE-Lover (Popular 50s) 1952
92. LITTLE ESTHER-The deacon moves in (Rhythm & blues) 1951
93. JACK DIEVAL-Head light (French jazz) 1950
94. COLWELL BROTHERS-Bluebonnet Lane (Country) 1952
95. RAY CHARLES-Kissa me baby (Rhythm & blues) 1952
96. DOCK REED & VERA HALL WARD-Somebody's talking about Jesus (Folk/Gospel) 1950
97. HELEN HUMES-Ain't gonna quit ya baby (Jazz) 1950
98. FRANKIE LAINE-Jezebel (Popular 50s) 1951
99. LORD KITCHENER-London is the place for me (Calypso) 1950
100. GERRY MULLIGAN-CHET BAKER QUARTET-Bark for Barksdale (Jazz) 1952

101. STOMP GORDON-Damp rag (Rhythm & blues) 1952
102. CHARLIE PARKER-51nd Street theme (live) (Jazz) 1950
103. TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD-Cry of the wild goose (Country) 1950
104. BOBBY LEWIS-Mumbles blues (Rhythm & blues) 1952
105. HANK WILLIAMS-Lonesome whistle (Country) 1951
106. MARIE ADAMS-I'm gonna play the honky tonks (Blues) 1952
107. BLIND BLAKE-Consumptive Sara Jane (Calypso) 1952
108. EARL BOSTIC-Flamingo (Rhythm & blues) 1951
109. JOHN LEE HOOKER-Key to the highway (Blues) 1952
110. HORACE SILVER-Safari (Jazz) 1952
111. ELMORE JAMES-Dust my broom (Blues) 1951
112. HOUSTON STOKES-Baby's gone and left me (Blues) 1952
113. HANK SNOW-I'm movin' on (Country) 1950
114. GENE AMMONS-Who put the sleeping pills in Rip Van Winkle's coffee ? (Jazz) 1950
115. CLOVERS-One mint julep (Doo wop) 1952
116. JOHNNY OTIS-All night long (Rhythm & blues) 1951
117. LEO PARKER-Mad lad returns (Jazz) 1950
118. CHUCK HIGGINS-Motorhead baby (Rhythm & blues) 1951
119. PROFESSOR LONGHAIR-Mardi Gras in New Orleans (Rhythm & blues) 1950
120. LESTER FLATT & EARL SCRUGGS-My little girl in Tennessee (Country) 1950
121. BETTY HUTTON-Orange colored sky (Popular 50s) 1950
122. JERRY LEWIS-Sunday driving (Novelty/Popular 50s) 1951
123. JOHN LEE HOOKER-Huckle up baby (Blues) 1950
124. MARVIN COBB, FRANK WAKEFIELD & THE CHAIN MOUNTAIN BOYS-New Campdown races (Country) 1950
125. LOU ADAMS-Monkey song (Calypso) 1952
126. BERNARD HERRMANN-The day the earth stood still-prelude/outer space (Soundtrack) 1951
127. ROY BROWN-Butcher Pete pt. 1 (Rhythm & blues) 1950
128. ART PEPPER-Suzy the Poodle (live) (Jazz) 1952
129. RICH AMERSON-Black woman (Blues) 1951
130. MEMPHIS SLIM-No mail blues (Blues) 1952
131. CHUCK WILLIS-My story (Rhythm & blues) 1952
132. MILT JACKSON-Bags' groove (Jazz) 1952
133. HAL SINGER-Rock around the clock (Rhythm & blues) 1950 original version of the famous r 'n' r song.
134. MUDDY WATERS-Still a fool (Blues) 1951
135. THELONIOUS MONK-Hornin' in (Jazz) 1951
136. MAMBO JAMBOREE-Anabacoa (World/Latin) 1951
137. PIANO RED-Jump man jump (the wrong yoyo) (Rhythm & blues) 1951
138. YMA SUMAC-Ataypura 1950 (World/Latin/Peru) 1950
139. SLEEPY JOHN ESTES-Rats in my kitchen (Blues) 1950
140. GERRY MULLIGAN-Kaper (Jazz) 1951
141. LINDA HOPKINS-Walkin' and talkin' blues (Blues) 1951
142. ROSEMARY CLOONEY-Come on-a-my house (Popular 50s) 1951
143. LEFTY FRIZZELL-Always late (Country) 1951
144. EDITH PIAF-Padam padam (Chanson) 1952
145. JOE MORRIS-Anytime, anyplace, anywhere (Rhythm & blues) 1950
146. PEREZ PRADO-Pianolo (World/Latin/Cuba) 1950
147. ART VAN DAMME-Dark eyes (Jazz) 1950
148. CISCO HOUSTON-Diamond Joe (Folk) 1952
149. EDDIE 'LOCKJAW' DAVIS-The lock (Jazz) 1950
150. DOROTHY ELLIS-Drill, daddy drill (Rhythm & blues) 1952

151. JOHN CAGE-4:33 (Avantgarde) 1952
152. GISELE MACKENZIE & GORDON MCRAE-My Buick, my love and I (Popular 50s) 1951
153. LITTLE WALTER-Juke (Blues) 1952
154. WILLIS JACKSON-Gator's groove (Rhythm & blues) 1952
155. LES BAXTER-Quiet village (Popular 50s) 1951
156. LLOYD PRICE-Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Rhythm & blues) 1952
157. SONNY STITT-Cool Mambo (Jazz) 1952
158. FOUR JACKS-Sure cure for the blues (Doo wop) 1952
159. BIG MAMA THORNTON-Cotton picking blues (Rhythm & blues) 1951
160. BUD POWELL-Un poco loco (Jazz) 1951
161. CATHERINE SAUVAGE-Mon coeur qui batait (Chanson) 1951
162. BIG JOE TURNER-Chains of love (Rhythm & blues) 1951
163. JOHNNIE RAY-Cry (Popular 50s) 1951
164. AL SEARS-Marshall Plan (Jazz) 1951
165. CHARLIE PARKER & DIZZY GILLESPIE-Bloomdido (Jazz) 1950
166. DOCK REED & VERA HALL WARD-Death is awful (Folk/Gospel) 1950
167. RAVENS-Rock me all night long (Doo wop) 1952
168. BILL MONROE-Travelin' this lonesome road (Country) 1950
169. JO STAFFORD-Allentown Jail (Popular 50s) 1951
170. JACKIE BRENSTON-Rocket 88 (Rhythm & blues) 1951
171. GEORGE BRASSENS-La mauvage reputation (Chanson) 1952
172. SHIRLEY & LEE-I'm gone (Rhythm & blues) 1952
173. SMILEY LEWIS-Lillie Mae (Rhythm & blues) 1952
174. JAN KRZYSIAK-Starodowo, duchowych dziewciecic (World/Europe/Poland) 1950
175. CLOVERS-Fool, fool, fool (Doo wop) 1951
176. H-BOMB FERGUSON-Rock H-Bomb! Rock! (Rhythm & blues) 1951
177. LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS-Freight train (Blues) 1951
178. DRUMS OF HAITI-THREE MALE VOUDON DRUMMERS-Voudon dance (World/Latin/Haiti) 1952
179. PERCY MAYFIELD-Please bring me someone to love (Rhythm & blues) 1950
180. LESTER YOUNG-Neenah (Jazz) 1950

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Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1950, 1951 and

Post by Honorio » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:22 pm

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albums 1950-52 (originally posted by nicolas on Jan 30, 2010)
1. Hank Williams - Moanin' The Blues (1952)
2. Hank Williams - Hank Williams Sings (1951)
3. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Bird and Diz (1952)
4. Billie Holiday - Billie Holiday Sings (1952)
5. Blind Blake Higgs - A Second Album of Bahamian Songs (1952)
6. Blind Blake Higgs - A Group of Bahamian Songs (1951)
7. Edith Piaf - La Vie en rose (1952)
8. Frank Sinatra - Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra (1950)
9. Brownie McGhee - Traditional Blues vol. 1 (1951)
10. Benny Goodman - The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert (1950)
11.Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, vol. 1 (1951)
12. Original Soundtrack - Singin' In The Rain (1952)
13. Duke Ellington - Masterpieces by Ellington (1951)
14. Ella Fitzgerald - Sings Gershwin (1950)
15. Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell (1951)
16. Yma Sumac - Voice of the Xtabay (1950)
17. Pete Seeger - Darling Corey (1950)
18. Lefty Frizzell - Listen to Lefty (1952)
19. Miles Davis - Young Man With A Horn (1952)
20. Perez Prado - Plays Mucho mambo (1951)
21. Sonny Terry - Harmonica and vocal solos (1952)
22. Various - Negro Folk Music of Alabama vol. 1 : secular Music (1951)
23. Machito - Afro Cuban Jazz (1951)
24. Juliette Greco - Chante ses derniers succès (1952)
25. Woody Guthrie - nursery Days (1951)


"Hey hey Mama take a look at sis'
Standin' on the corner tryin' to do that twist"
Carolina Slim, "Mama's Boogie", 1950

Here are the songs (originally posted by nicolas on Jan 31, 2010):
1 Georges Brassens - Le Gorille (1952)
2 Hank Williams - Jambalaya (On The Bayou) (1952)
3 Percy Mayfield - Please Send Me Someone To Love (1950)
4 Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown (1950)
5 Hank Williams - My Son Calls Another Man Daddy (1950)
6 Georges Brassens - La Mauvaise Réputation (1952)
7 Georges Brassens - Hécatombe (1952)
8 Little Walter - Juke (1952)
9 Big Bill Broonzy - Hey Hey (1951)
10 Elmore James - Dust My Broom (1951)
11 Kitty Wells - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels (1952)
12 Georges Brassens - Corne d'aurochs (1952)
13 Hank Williams - Long Gone Lonesome Blues (1950)
14 Billie Holiday - I Only Have Eyes For You (1952)
15 Jim & Jessie - Are You Missing Me ? (1952)
16 Professor Longhair - Mardi Gras in New Orleans (1950)
17 Fats Domino - The Fat Man (1950)
18 Little Richard - Ain't Nothin' Happening (1952)
19 Hank Williams - Hey Good Lookin' (1951)
20 Sonny Boy Williamson - Eyesight to the Blind (1951)
21 Mercy Dee Walton - One Room Country Shack (1952)
22 Archibald - Stack-a-Lee (1950)
23 Lloyd Price - Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1952)
24 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Dream a Little dream Of me (1950)
25 Brownie McGhee - Cholly Blues (1951)
26 Ruth Brown - Teardrops From My Eyes (1950)
27 Blind Blake - John B Sail (1952)
28 Pee Wee King - Slow Poke (1951)
29 Johnnie & Jack and their Tennessee Mountain Boys - Poison Love (1951)
30 Gerry Mulligan Quartet - My Funny Valentine (1952)
31 Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats - Rocket 88 (1951)
32 Luis Mariano - Mexico (1951)
33 Henri Salvador -Le Loup, la Biche et le Chevalier (1950)
34 Muddy Waters - Rollin' and Tumblin' (1950)
35 Howlin' Wolf - Houserockin' Boogie (1951)
36 Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Bloomdido (1950)
37 Edith Piaf - Padam Padam (1951)
38 Blind Blake Higgs - JP Morgan (1951)
39 Hank Snow - Golden Rocket (1950)
40 Hank Williams - Ramblin' Man (1951)
41 Hank Williams - Moanin' the Blues (1950)
42 Wynonie Harris - Bloodshot Eyes (1951)
43 Gene Kelly - Singin' in the Rain (1952)
44 Muddy Waters - Walking Blues (1950)
45 Jimmy Rogers - That's All Right (1950)
46 Moon Mullican - I'll Sail My Ship Alone (1949)
47 Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' at Midnight (1951)
48 Maddox Brothers and Rose - Philadelphia Lawyer (1949)
49 Ray Price - Move On in and Stay (1952)
50 Billy Ward & The Dominoes - 60 minute man (1951)

51 Philippe Clay - Le Noyé assassiné (1952)
52 Yma Sumac - Xtabay (1950)
53 Sonny Boy Williamson - Nine below Zero (1952)
54 Slim Whitman - Indian Love Call (1952)
55 Percy Mayfield - The River's Invitation (1952)
56 Sonny Terry - Harmonica Rhumba (1952)
57 Charlie Parker & Dizy Gillespie - My Melancholy Baby (1952)
58 Little Richard - Taxi Blues (1952)
59 Jimmy Dolan - Juke Box Boogie (1951)
60 Reno & Smiley - I'm Using My Bible for A Roadmap (1952)
61 Lord Beginner - Mix up Matrimony (1952)
62 Big Bill Broonzy - When did you leave heaven (1951)
63 The 5 Royales - Don't Do it (1952)
64 BB King - Three O'Clock Blues (1952)
65 Lefty Frizzell - If You Got The Money (1950)
66 Frank Sinatra - You Do Something To Me (1950)
67 David "Honeyboy Edwards" - Build A Cave (1951)
68 Sonny Boy Williamson - Mighty Long Time (1952)
69 James Tisdom - Last Affair Blues (1951)
70 Jimmy Bryant & Speedie West - Pickin' the Chicken (1952)
71 Webb Pierce - Wondering (1952)
72 Joe Liggins - Dripper's Boogie (1952)
73 Bilie Holiday - Solitude (1952)
74 Guitar Slim - Certainly All (1952)
75 Arthur Crudup - My Baby Left Me (1951)
76 Roy Brown - Hard luck Blues (1950)
77 Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Don't Get above Your Raisin' (1951)
78 Johnny Shines - Ramblin' (1952)
79 Hank Thompson - The Wild Side Of Life (1952)
80 Thelonious Monk - Ruby My Dear (1951)
81 Patti Page - Tennessee Waltz (1951)
82 Joe Liggins - Pink Champagne (1950)
83 Tony Bennett - Cold Cold Heart (1951)
84 Ella Fitzgerald - But Not For Me (1950)
85 Hank Snow - I'm Movin' On (1950)
86 Charles Brown - Black Night (1951)
87 Carolina Slim - Mama's Boogie (1950)
88 Miles Davis - Venus de Milo (1950)
89 Red Foley - Peace in the Valley (1951)
90 John Lee Hooker - Wednesday Evening (1951)
91 Eddie Burns - Hello Miss Jessie Lee (1952)
92 Ray Charles - Kissa Me baby (1952)
93 Edith Piaf - Hymne à l'Amour (1950)
94 Eddie Boyd - Five Long Years (1952)
95 Arkie Shibley - Shore Leave (1951)
96 Hank Williams - Cold Cold Heart (1951)
97 The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi - Our father (1950)
98 Jimmy Forrest - Night Train (1952)
99 Lil' Son Jackson - Rockin' and Rollin' (1950)
100 Amos Milburn - Bad Bad Whiskey (1950)

101 Jimmy Murphy - Electricity (1951)
102 Bill Monroe - Uncle Pen (1950)
103 Brother Willie Eason - I Want to Live (So God Can use Me) (1951)
104 The Weavers - Goodnight Irene (1950)
105 Duke Ellington - Tatooed Bride (1950)
106 Donald O' Connor - Make'em Laugh (1952)
107 Wynonie Harris - Good Morning Judge (1950)
108 Perez Prado - Mambo No 8 (1950)
109 Pete Seeger - John Riley (1950)
110 Dave Stogner - Hard Top Race (1951)
111 Rosco Gordon - No More Doggin' (1952)
112 Johnny Ace - My Song (1952)
113 Patachou - Le Bricoleur (1952)
114 Jimmy Bryant - Red Headed Polka (1950)
115 Papa Lightfoot - Honeydripper (1952)
116 Lord Kitchener - London Is The Place For Me (1951)
117 Narciso Martinez - Patricia (1951)
118 Bill Monroe - In the pines (1952)
119 Muddy Waters - Louisiana Blues (1951)
120 Hank Snow - A Fool Such As I (1952)
121 Sonny Parker - She Sets My Soul On Fire (1952)
122 Earl Bostic - Flamingo (1951)
123 LC Williams & Lightin' Hopkins - The Lazy J (1951)
124 Louie Innis - I Grabbed For The Engine (1951)
125 Booggie Bill Webb - I Ain't For It (1952)
126 Les Frères Jacques - La marie-Joseph (1952)
127 Peppermint Harris - I Got Loaded (1951)
128 Félix Leclerc - Le P'tit Bonheur (1950)
129 Martha Tilton with Benny Goodman Orchestra - Loch Lomond (1950)
130 Bullmoose Jackson - Cherokee Boogie (1951)


1950 top 20
1. Percy Mayfield - Please Send Me Someone To Love (1950)
2. Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown (1950)
3. Hank Williams - My Son Calls Another Man Daddy (1950)
4. Hank Williams - Long Gone Lonesome Blues (1950)
5. Professor Longhair - Mardi Gras in New Orleans (1950)
6. Fats Domino - The Fat Man (1950)
7. Archibald - Stack-a-Lee (1950)
8. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Dream a Little dream Of me (1950)
9. Ruth Brown - Teardrops From My Eyes (1950)
10. Muddy Waters - Rollin' and Tumblin' (1950)
11. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Bloomdido (1950)
12. Hank Snow - Golden Rocket (1950)
13. Hank Williams - Moanin' the Blues (1950)
14. Muddy Waters - Walking Blues (1950)
15. Jimmy Rogers - That's All Right (1950)
16. Moon Mullican - I'll Sail My Ship Alone (1950)
17. Maddox Brothers and Rose - Philadelphia Lawyer (1950)
18. Yma Sumac - Xtabay (1950)
19. Lefty Frizzell - If You Got The Money (1950)
20. Frank Sinatra - You Do Something To Me (1950)

1951
1. Big Bill Broonzy - Hey Hey (1951)
2. Elmore James - Dust My Broom (1951)
3. Hank Williams - Hey Good Lookin' (1951)
4. Sonny Boy Williamson - Eyesight to the Blind (1951)
5. Brownie McGhee - Cholly Blues (1951)
6. Pee Wee King - Slow Poke (1951)
7. Johnnie & Jack and their Tennessee Mountain Boys - Poison Love (1951)
8. Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats - Rocket 88 (1951)
9. Luis Mariano - Mexico (1951)
10. Howlin' Wolf - Houserockin' Boogie (1951)
11. Edith Piaf - Padam Padam (1951)
12. Blind Blake Higgs - JP Morgan (1951)
13. Hank Williams - Ramblin' Man (1951)
14. Wynonie Harris - Bloodshot Eyes (1951)
15. Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' at Midnight (1951)
16. Billy Ward & The Dominoes - 60 minute man (1951)
17. Jimmy Dolan - Juke Box Boogie (1951)
18. Big Bill Broonzy - When did you leave heaven (1951)
19 David "Honeyboy Edwards" - Build A Cave (1951)
20 James Tisdom - Last Affair Blues (1951)

1952
1. Georges Brassens - Le Gorille (1952)
2. Hank Williams - Jambalaya (On The Bayou) (1952)
3. Georges Brassens - La Mauvaise Réputation (1952)
4. Georges Brassens - Hécatombe (1952)
5. Little Walter - Juke (1952)
6. Kitty Wells - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels (1952)
7. Georges Brassens - Corne d'aurochs (1952)
8. Billie Holiday - I Only Have Eyes For You (1952)
9. Jim & Jessie - Are You Missing Me ? (1952)
10. Little Richard - Ain't Nothin' Happening (1952)
11. Mercy Dee Walton - One Room Country Shack (1952)
12. Lloyd Price - Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1952)
13. Blind Blake - John B Sail (1952)
14. Gerry Mulligan Quartet - My Funny Valentine (1952)
15. Henri Salvador -Le Loup, la Biche et le Chevalier (1952)
16. Gene Kelly - Singin' in the Rain (1952)
17. Ray Price - Move On in and Stay (1952)
18. Philippe Clay - Le Noyé assassiné (1952)
19. Sonny Boy Williamson - Nine below Zero (1952)
20. Slim Whitman - Indian Love Call (1952)

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Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1950, 1951 and

Post by Honorio » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:26 pm

nj

(originally posted by nj on Jan 4, 2010)

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mmmmm... weak years. everything sounds like the Beatles..

((A(?))

01. Voice Of The Xtabay. Yma Sumac (1950)
02. At Storyville. Billie Holiday (1951)
03. With Strings. Charlie Parker (1950)
04. Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared Piano. John Cage (1951)
05. Bird & Diz. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie (1952)
06. Sarah Vaughan. Sarah Vaughan (1950)
07. Cosa Linda. Sylvia de Grasse (1951)
08. Noel Rosa. Aracy de Almeida (1950)
09. Legend Of The Sun Virgin. Yma Sumac (1952)
10. Le sacre du sauvage. Les Baxter (1951)

edit: #11&12 go to Monk's Genius Of Modern Music Vols. 1 & 2 and the rest to a couple of other jazz/lounge records. plus Les Paul... but actually only the first 10 ones make me eyeballs sneeze..

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Re: The Best Albums and Songs of 1950, 1951 and 1952

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Sonofsamiam

(originally posted by sonofsamiam on Jan 29, 2010)

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Albums
[01] Stan Kenton | City of Glass (1952)
[02] Thelonious Monk | Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 1 (1951)
[03] Yma Sumac | Voice of The Xtabay (1950)
[04] Thelonious Monk | Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2 (1952)
[05] Ella Fitzgerald | Sings Gershwin (1950)
[06] Duke Ellington | Masterpieces by Ellington (1951)
[07] Charlie Parker | Charlie Parker with Strings (1950)
[08] John Cage | Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (1951)
[09] Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie | Bird and Diz (1952)
[10] Bud Powell | The Amazing Bud Powell (1951)
[11] Les Baxter | Le Sacre du Sauvage (1951)
[12] Milt Jackson | Wizard of The Vibes (1952)


Songs
[01] Stan Kenton | City of Glass: Entrance Into The City (1952)
[02] Thelonious Monk | Straight, No Chaser (1951)
[03] Duke Ellington | The Tattooed Bride (1951)
[04] Billie Holiday | These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) (1952)
[05] Hank Williams | I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive (1952)
[06] Elmore James | Dust My Broom (1951)
[07] The Stanley Brothers | I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow (1951)
[08] Les Baxter | Quiet Village (1951)
[09] Howlin' Wolf | Moanin' at Midnight (1951)
[10] Mahalia Jackson | In The Upper Room (1952)
[11] Ella Fitzgerald | But Not for Me (1950)
[12] Yma Sumac | Xtabay (Lure of The Unknown Love) (1950)
[13] Bud Powell | Un Poco Loco (1951)
[14] Chet Baker | My Funny Valentine (1952)
[15] Professor Longhair | Mardi Gras in New Orleans (1950)
[16] Thelonious Monk | Criss-Cross (1951)
[17] Charlie Parker | Just Friends (1950)
[18] Jimmy Forrest | Night Train (1952)
[19] Milt Jackson | Bags' Groove (1952)
[20] Lloyd Price | Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1952)
[21] Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie | Bloomdido (1950)
[22] Jackie Brenston | Rocket 88 (1951)
[23] Little Walter | Juke (1952)
[24] Hank Williams | Long Gone Lonesome Blues (1950)
[25] Muddy Waters | Rollin' Stone (1950)
[26] Louis Jordan | Blue Light Boogie (1950)
[27] John Lee Hooker | I'm In The Mood (1951)
[28] Nat 'King' Cole | Unforgettable (1951)
[29] Stan Kenton | City of Glass: The Structures (1952)
[30] The Soul Stirrers | Peace In The Valley (1951)

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Re: The Best Albums and Songs of 1950, 1951 and 1952

Post by Honorio » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:32 pm

Stone

(originally posted by Stone on Jan 16, 2010)

01. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)- Hank Williams (1952)
02. If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time- Lefty Frizzell (1950)
03. Hey, Good Lookin'- Hank Williams (1951)
04. Cold, Cold Heart- Hank Williams (1951)
05. How High the Moon- Les Paul and Mary Ford (1951)
06. You Belong to Me- Jo Stafford (1952)
07. Honky Tonk Blues- Hank Williams (1952)
08. Cry- Johnny Ray (1951)
09. Sixty Minute Man- Billy Ward and the Dominos (1951)
10. Wheel of Fortune- Kay Starr (1952)
11. Unforgettable- Nat King Cole (1951)
12. TN Waltz- Patti Page (1950)
13. Music! Music! Music!- Teresa Brewer (1950)
14. Lawdy Miss Clawdy- Lloyd Price (1952)
15. The Glow Worm- The Mills Brothers (1952)
16. Rocket "88"- Jackie Brenston (1951)
17. Mona Lisa- Nat King Cole (1950)
18. Night Train- Jimmy Forrest (1952)
19. The Wild Side of Life- Hank Thompson (1952)
20. Half as Much- Hank Williams (1952)

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Re: The Best Albums and Songs of 1950, 1951 and 1952

Post by Honorio » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:57 am

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The Best Albums of 1950

(originally posted by Honorio on Feb 1, 2010)

Many thanks to all the voters, I'm impressed by the quality, the variety and the deep knowledge of your lists. Congratulations everyone. As I expected, the participation has been less numerous that in previous polls but the ones who dared were able to enter a fascinating world of exotica, jazz and roots music. And moreover we have learned a lot from the others.

Time for results, first best albums of 1950. The rule of 5 albums per year let out excellent albums but anyway the 5 we chose are superb:

01. Yma Sumac - Voice of the Xtabay
02. Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Sings Gershwin
03. Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker with Strings
04. Benny Goodman - The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert
05. Pete Seeger - Darling Corey

The rest of the Top 10, with a triple tie on #10:
06. Frank Sinatra - Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra
07. Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan
08. Aracy de Almeida - Noel Rosa
09. The Art Van Damme Quintet - Cocktail Cappers
10. Luke Leilani & His Royal Hawaiians - Hawaiian Paradise
(tie) Stan Kenton - Innovations in Modern Music
(tie) Les Paul - The New Sound!

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Re: The Best Albums and Songs of 1950, 1951 and 1952

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The Best Albums of 1951

(originally posted by Honorio on Feb 2, 2010)

Time for best albums of 1951. The ones going to the next round are:
01. Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music
02. Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell
03. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington
04. Les Baxter - Le sacre du sauvage (Ritual of the Savage)
05. Pérez Prado - Plays Mucho Mambo for Dancing

The rule of 5 albums per year has been particularly painful this year because the next 5 were:
06. Hank Williams & His Drifting Cowboys - Hank Williams Sings
07. Blind Blake - A Group of Bahamian Songs
08. John Cage - Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (Maro Ajemian)
09. Machito - Afro-Cuban Jazz
10. Woody Guthrie - Songs to Grow On, Vol. 1: Nursery Days

Well, I guess that every year is going to be painful


Comments:

yeah, that's painful...
once again roots music loses against sophisticated music and "musique savante" (educated music)
(originally posted by nicolas on Feb 2, 2010)

Don't worry, Nic. There will be much more roots on the songs lists.
(originally posted by Honorio on Feb 2, 2010)

Yes, I know. Mine was a rather stupid reaction.
In these times there were very few roots music LPs anyway, and "roots" music (ctry, blues) is a singles music. Folk is different because there's this tradition of collecting songs. That's why there were early LPs by Guthrie, Seeger et al.
(originally posted by nicolas on Feb 2, 2010)

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Post by Honorio » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:49 am

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The Best Albums of 1952

And now the best albums of 1952:
01. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Bird & Diz
02. Hank Williams - Moanin' the Blues
03. Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2
04. Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor & Debbie Reynolds - Singin' in the Rain
05. Yma Sumac - Legend of the Sun Virgin

Despite two first votes Stan Kenton’s “City of Glass” stayed outside for a narrow margin. The rest of the Top 10:
06. Stan Kenton and His Orchestra - City of Glass
07. Billie Holiday - Billie Holiday Sings
08. Blind Blake - A Second Album of Bahamian Songs
09. Edith Piaf - La vie en rose
10. Milt Jackson - Wizard of the Vibes


Comments:

Ouch! City of Glass not making it hurts. There is a lot of "sophisticated music" I'd drop out in its favor. Talk about a piece that was ahead of its time...
(originally posted by sonofsamiam on Feb 2, 2010)

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Re: The Best Albums and Songs of 1950, 1951 and 1952

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The Best Songs of 1950

(originally posted by Honorio on Feb 3, 2010)

The songs of 1950 that go to the final round are:
01. Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys - Long Gone Lonesome Blues
02. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Dream a Little Dream of Me
03. Yma Sumac - Xtabay (Lure of the Unknown Love)
04. Muddy Waters - Rollin’ Stone
05. Professor Longhair - Mardi Gras in New Orleans
06. Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys - Foggy Mountain Breakdown
07. Pérez Prado Orchestra - Mambo nº 5
08. Charlie Parker and His Orchestra - Bloomdido
09. Nat 'King' Cole - Mona Lisa
10. Yma Sumac - Ataypura (High Andes)

Great Top 10, isn’t it? Hank won with a huge margin, 131 points.

Comments:

That is a great 10 to start the decade with! Out of curiosity, where did the "other" Hank (Snow) end up w/ I'm Movin' On?
(originally posted by Brad on Feb 4, 2010)

I don't have the Excel file here right now but Hank Snow was #11 for 1950 with a narrow margin with Yma Sumac.
(originally posted by Brad on Feb 4, 2010)

Too bad, there was plenty enough of Yma Sumac. Too much, in my opinion.
(originally posted by nicolas on Feb 4, 2010)

One song could have been enough, but Yma Sumac and Les Baxter were the discoveries of the month for me.
(originally posted by Henrik on Feb 4, 2010)

For me, it was "Bird and Diz" and the Blinde Blake albums.
I like Yma Sumac too.
I haven't looked at the lists in detail, but Brassens has got a chance among the 1952 songs, despite being unknown to some voters especially in the US.
That would bring a huge smile on my face.
(originally posted by nicolas on Feb 4, 2010)

Oh, another great discovery was Pete Seeger's "Darling Corey" that I listened to for the first time on Jan 31st. That must be the biggest sensation among the albums that advanced to the decade poll. It's not even properly listed at RYM, only as a compilation (a CD that combines "Darling Corey" with another Seeger album).
Well actually, if my memory serves me well, Perez Prado's "Plays Mucho Mambo for Dancing" (#5 of 1951) wasn't listed at RYM either. That the Seeger and Prado albums got multiple votes from us really shows the incredible knowledge that exists in this forum.
(originally posted by Henrik on Feb 4, 2010)

Yes, the knowledge in this forum is absolutely impressive. It's great to have people here able to choose simultaneously so excellent lists from the 50s and from the 00s.
I didn't know about the Seeger album before too but I'm delighted of its election.
And yes, Nic, you can expect some Brassens for sure...
(originally posted by Honorio on Feb 4, 2010)

Another Brassens vote from me. I couldn't make proper list of 1950-1952, but I think I can put something together for the other 3 years. Basically I haven't heard a single one of the albums that are progressing, so I've got some catching up to do.
(originally posted by Stephan on Feb 4, 2010)

The Pete Seeger album ain't bad at all. It is sometimes a bit "academic", trying to recapture the sound of the old Appalachian singers and clawhammer banjo players from the 20's that you can hear on the Harry Smith Folk Anthology like Bascom Lamar Lunsford or the great buell Kazee. But there are excellent songs in his first LPs, although the guy was maybe a little shortsighted in the 60s (he was the one who wanted to cut Dylan's electric guitar wire with an axe when Zim made his electric coming out at Newport in 64 or 65).
(originally posted by nicolas on Feb 4, 2010)

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Post by Stephan » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:39 am

Yeah, phenomenal work Honorio. If you want you can use the Old Forums account for the transfer, which will give you some more posting abilities and also make a clear distinction between what was on the old boards and what's new. I've sent you the account password in a PM which you can read by clicking the new messages button at the top of the page.

Oh, and if you could make an overview topic like the one on the old boards I could link to that in the History topic.

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The Best Songs of 1951

(originally posted by Honorio on Feb 4, 2010)

Yes, we got Hank again at the top of the best songs of 1951. In fact Hank Williams was able to put no less than three songs of the Top 10 of the year, one of them as his alter ego Luke the Drifter:
01. Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys - Hey, Good Lookin'
02. Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats - Rocket "88"
03. Elmore James - Dust My Broom
04. Luke the Drifter - Ramblin' Man
05. Les Paul & Mary Ford - How High the Moon
06. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra – The Tattooed Bride
07. The Bud Powell Trio – Un poco loco
08. Nat 'King' Cole – Unforgettable
09. Edith Piaf – Padam Padam…
10. Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys - Cold, Cold Heart

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Re: The Best Albums and Songs of 1950, 1951 and 1952

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The Best Songs of 1952

And here are the results for the best songs of 1952. We have two ties, one at the top and other at the bottom. We have Hank Williams (yes, Hank, you win again) tied with Gene Kelly with 178 points but Kelly got the top spot because it was voted by 6 voters and Hank by 5. But we have a tie at #10 with the same points and the same number of voters so we need a tie-breaker round. I’ll explain at the end, first the list:
01. Gene Kelly - Singin' in the Rain
02. Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys - Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
03. Georges Brassens - La mauvaise réputation
04. Gerry Mulligan Quartet - My Funny Valentine
05. Jimmy Forrest - Night Train
06. Lloyd Price - Lawdy Miss Clawdy
07. Stan Kenton - City of Glass: Entrance into the City
08. Georges Brassens - Le gorille
09. John Cage - 4'33"
10. Dinah Washington - Mad About the Boy
10 (tie). Mahalia Jackson - In the Upper Room

So I need all of you to vote again to break the tie on the last position just like we did with Nassim in that Eno-Springsteen 1973 tie-breaker. Now the battle is between two black ladies, one with the sweet and sensual perfume of jazz and the other with the solemn but passionate growl of gospel. You can vote for Dinah Washington’s fabulous “Mad About the Boy”, very popular during the first 90s because of this Levi’s commercial. The complete song:
Or you can vote for the majestic “In the Upper Room” by Mahalia Jackson:
I will go first: despite having voted on the first round for Dinah Washington (I love that song!) now I’ve changed my mind and I’m going to vote for Mahalia (I didn’t knew the song when I voted), not only for the astonishing quality of the song or the colours of Mahalia’s voice but also because it would be nice to have some gospel on the final list, a style unfairly underrepresented on many lists.
I will count the tie-breaker votes till next Friday (of course the ones that had not voted on the first round can vote now if you want).
And, yes, Nic, three French songs on the last round, two Brassens’ and a Piaf one. And surely we will have some Brel by the end of the decade (at least “Ne me quitte pas” in 1959).


Comments:

My vote goes to Mahalia Jackson... easily.
(originally posted by Brad on Feb 5, 2010)

Mahalia Jackson.
(originally posted by Mindrocker on Feb 5, 2010)

Mahalia for sure.
I just love that song, and I didn't know it was from 1952. I know the version in the youtube video and I think it is from 1965. My father has the 45RPM.
I had it played at my wedding when we walked down the church aisle !
And the results are great !! 3 chansons françaises et même Le Gorille ! That's cool.
And "Jambalaya" too, my favorite Hank Williams song.
PS : I wonder what you can think of Brassens if you don't understand the words.
(originally posted by nicolas on Feb 5, 2010)

24 hours for the deadline of the tie-breaker vote and Mahalia wins 4/0. Is nobody mad about Dinah?
(originally posted by Honorio on Feb 11, 2010)

OK then. Mahalia enters the final round with the 10th position of 1952. The final list:
01. Gene Kelly - Singin' in the Rain
02. Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys - Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
03. Georges Brassens - La mauvaise réputation
04. Gerry Mulligan Quartet - My Funny Valentine
05. Jimmy Forrest - Night Train
06. Lloyd Price - Lawdy Miss Clawdy
07. Stan Kenton - City of Glass: Entrance into the City
08. Georges Brassens - Le gorille
09. John Cage - 4'33"
10. Mahalia Jackson - In the Upper Room
(originally posted by Honorio on Feb 13, 2010)

The 1950-1952 Excel file
Henrik, thanks a lot. And thanks again to all the people that posted these awesome lists.
(originally posted by Honorio on Feb 18, 2010)

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