Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby stevejazz » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:00 am

As promised, here is Playlist 2, the second group of 100 song recordings in the book. More to come later this week.

The Stars and Stripes Forever (mid-1897) - Sousa’s Band
St. Louis Tickle (Jan. 24, 1906) - Ossman-Dudley Trio
Shine On, Harvest Moon (Mar.-Apr. 1909) - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
Down Home Rag (Dec. 29, 1913) - (James Reese) Europe’s Society Orchestra
It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary (Nov. 28, 1914) - American Quartet
Over There (Sept. 29, 1917) - American Quartet
After You’ve Gone (July 15, 1918) - Marion Harris
Dardanella (Nov. 20, 1919) - Ben Selvin’s Novelty Orchestra
Whispering (Aug. 23, 1920) - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
Dipper Mouth Blues (June 23, 1923) - King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band
Lost Your Head Blues (May 4, 1926) - Bessie Smith
Country Blues (March 9, 1927) - Dock Boggs
Potato Head Blues (May 10, 1927) - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven
Denomination Blues (Dec. 5, 1927) - Washington Phillips
Hotter Than That (Dec. 13, 1927) - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
Wildwood Flower (May 10, 1928) - The Carter Family
Pine Top’s Boogie Woogie (Dec. 29, 1928) - Clarence “Pine Top” Smith
The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero) (May 13, 1930) - Don Azpiazu & His Havana Casino Orch.
Devil Got My Woman (Feb. 1931) - Skip James
Star Dust (Nov. 3, 1931) - Louis Armstrong
Night and Day (Nov. 22, 1932) - Fred Astaire with Leo Riesman’s Orchestra
Stormy Weather (May 3, 1933) - Ethel Waters
Cheek to Cheek (June 26, 1935) - Fred Astaire
Summertime (July 10, 1936) - Billie Holiday
One O’Clock Jump (July 7, 1937) - Count Basie & His Orchestra
I Can’t Get Started (Aug. 7, 1937) - Bunny Berigan
Mbube (1939) - Solomon Linda & the Original Evening Birds
Moonlight Serenade (July 29, 1939) - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
Concerto for Cootie (March 15, 1940) - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra
Harlem Air Shaft (July 22, 1940) - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
God Bless the Child (May 9, 1941) - Billie Holiday
Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down (July 25, 1942) - Bozie Sturduvant
Choo Choo Ch’boogie (Aug. 31, 1946) - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Move On Up a Little Higher (Sept. 12, 1947) - Mahalia Jackson
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Aug. 30, 1949) - Hank Williams
Saturday Night Fish Fry (Oct. 8, 1949) - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Goodnight Irene (July 8, 1950) - The Weavers with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra
Tenderly (Nov. 21, 1951) - Rosemary Clooney
Your Cheatin’ Heart (Feb. 21, 1953) - Hank Williams
I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man (March 13, 1954) - Muddy Waters
Shake, Rattle and Roll (May 8, 1954) - Joe Turner & His Blues Kings
Bo Diddley (May 7, 1955) - Bo Diddley
Folsom Prison Blues (Feb. 11, 1956) - Johnny Cash
Blue Suede Shoes (Feb. 18, 1956) - Carl Perkins
Roll Over Beethoven (June 9, 1956) - Chuck Berry
In the Still of the Nite (Sept. 8, 1956) - The Five Satins
Stardust (Apr. 6, 1957) - Nat “King” Cole
Jailhouse Rock (Oct. 14, 1957) - Elvis Presley
Blues In the Night (June 24, 1958) - Frank Sinatra
So What (March 2, 1959) - Miles Davis
El Paso (Nov. 9, 1959) - Marty Robbins
Spanish Harlem (Dec. 31, 1960) - Ben E. King
I Fall to Pieces (April 3, 1961) - Patsy Cline
If I Had a Hammer (Aug. 18, 1962) - Peter, Paul & Mary
Up On the Roof (Nov. 3, 1962) - The Drifters
I Want to Hold Your Hand (Jan. 18, 1964) - The Beatles
Mr. Tambourine Man (May 1, 1965) - Bob Dylan
Mr. Tambourine Man (May 15, 1965) - The Byrds
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (June 12, 1965) - Rolling Stones
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (July 17, 1965) - James Brown
Help! (Aug. 7, 1965) - The Beatles
I Ain’t Marching Anymore (Dec. 1965) - Phil Ochs
When a Man Loves a Woman (April 9, 1966) - Percy Sledge
Good Vibrations (Oct. 22, 1966) - The Beach Boys
For What It’s Worth (Jan. 28, 1967) - Buffalo Springfield
The Boxer (Apr. 12, 1969) - Simon & Garfunkel
Rainy Night In Georgia (Jan. 17, 1970) - Brook Benton
Let It Be (March 21, 1970) - The Beatles
Imagine (Sept. 18, 1971) - John Lennon
Vincent (March 18, 1972) - Don McLean
The City of New Orleans (July 29, 1972) - Arlo Guthrie
Superstition (Nov. 18, 1972) - Stevie Wonder
Get Up, Stand Up (1973) - Bob Marley & the Wailers
Living for the City (Nov. 10, 1973) - Stevie Wonder
Tangled Up In Blue (Feb. 8, 1975) - Bob Dylan
Thunder Road (Sept. 13, 1975) - Bruce Springsteen
Zombie (1976) - Fela Kuti
The Year of the Cat (Oct. 9, 1976) - Al Stewart
Stayin’ Alive (Dec. 10, 1977) - The Bee Gees
The Mary Ellen Carter (Apr. 19-22, 1979) - Stan Rogers
The Message (Oct. 16, 1982) - Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
Billie Jean (Jan. 22, 1983) - Michael Jackson
Beat It (Feb. 26, 1983) - Michael Jackson
The Boy In the Bubble (Sept. 13, 1986) - Paul Simon
With or Without You (March 21, 1987) - U2
Luka (June 6, 1987) - Suzanne Vega
Closer to Fine (Apr. 18, 1989) - Indigo Girls
The End of the Innocence (June 24, 1989) - Don Henley
The Man In the Long Black Coat (Oct. 7, 1989) - Bob Dylan
1952 Vincent Black Lighting (May 21, 1991) - Richard Thompson
One (March 14, 1992) - U2
Tennessee (Apr. 11, 1992) - Arrested Development
Over the Rainbow (Nov. 1992) - Eva Cassidy
Natural Blues (Apr. 8, 2000) - Moby featuring Vera Hall
I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (Jan. 13, 2001) - Soggy Bottom Boys
American Skin (41 Shots) (Apr. 21, 2001) - Bruce Springsteen
The Rising (Aug. 3, 2002) - Bruce Springsteen
Hurt (Nov. 23, 2002) - Johnny Cash
Jesus Walks (May 8, 2004) - Kanye West
Wake Me Up When September Ends (Aug. 6, 2005) - Green Day

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Bruce » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:53 am

stevejazz wrote:In any event, the primary date used is a trivial matter


Not around here it isn't. All the lists are organized by year, and decade, etc...and the standard is when it was released anywhere in the world. If Henrik is gonna incorporate your listings into AM it'll be a lot of work for him to check up on the correct years of anything you have listed that is not already listed here.

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Bruce » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:00 am

Goodnight Irene (July 8, 1950) - The Weavers with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra


Is the Leadbelly version also included, or do you think that this version is better?

I Want to Hold Your Hand (Jan. 18, 1964) - The Beatles


Why do you consider the date when Americans started hearing the record to take precedence over when the rest of the world started hearing the song (in 1963)?

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Henrik » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:25 am

Awesome Steve! Looking forward to the rest!
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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby stevejazz » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:05 am

Here is the third group of 100 song recordings in the book. Incidentally, if anyone would like to see the entry on a particular song, I'd be happy to post it.

Washington Post March (summer 1890) - United States Marine Band
In the Good Old Summer Time (Feb. 28, 1903) - Haydn Quartet
The Old Folks At Home (June 1, 1904) - Haydn Quartet
School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids) (May 11, 1907) - Byron G. Harlan
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Dec. 1, 1909) - Fisk University Jubilee Quartet
By the Light of the Silv’ry Moon (Dec. 22, 1909) - Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet
Tiger Rag (Mar. 25, 1918) - Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Sallie Gooden (July 1, 1922) - A.C. “Eck” Robertson
The Little Old Log Cabin In the Lane (June 13, 1923) - Fiddlin’ John Carson
Singin’ the Blues (Feb. 4, 1927) - Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra w/ Bix Beiderbecke
In a Mist (Sept. 9, 1927) - Bix Beiderbecke
My Blue Heaven (Sept. 17, 1927) - Gene Austin
Dallas Rag (Dec. 6, 1927) - Dallas String Band
Struttin’ With Some Barbecue (Dec. 9, 1927) - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
Empty Bed Blues (March 20, 1928) - Bessie Smith
Weather Bird (Dec. 5, 1928) - Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines
St. James’ Infirmary (Dec. 12, 1928) - Louis Armstrong & His Savoy Ballroom Five
St. Louis Blues (Dec. 13, 1929) - Louis Armstrong
Sittin’ On Top of the World (Feb. 17, 1930) - Mississippi Sheiks
Body and Soul (July 13, 1935) - Benny Goodman Trio
The Way You Look Tonight (July 26, 1936) - Fred Astaire
Hell Hound on My Trail (June 20, 1937) - Robert Johnson
Don’t Be That Way (Feb. 16, 1938) - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
Frenesi (March 3, 1940) - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
New San Antonio Rose (Apr. 16, 1940) - Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
The Midnight Special (June 10, 1940) - Leadbelly & Golden Gate Quartet
Muleskinner Blues (Oct. 7, 1940) - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
Cool Water (Mar. 27, 1941) - Sons of the Pioneers
I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) (June 26, 1941) - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra
Snowfall (Oct. 18, 1941 chart debut) - Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra
As Time Goes By (Nov. 25, 1942 film debut) - Dooley Wilson
Embraceable You (Dec. 15, 1943) - King Cole Trio
Night In Tunisia (Feb. 22, 1946) - Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra
Manteca (Dec. 20, 1947) - Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra
How I Got Over (Oct. 1950) - Clara Ward & the Ward Singers
Please Send Me Someone to Love (Oct. 28, 1950) - Percy Mayfield
I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (Nov. 3, 1950) - Stanley Brothers
You Belong to Me (Aug. 9, 1952) - Jo Stafford
I Get a Kick Out of You (Nov. 6, 1953) - Frank Sinatra
Mystery Train (Dec. 31, 1955) - Elvis Presley
April In Paris (Jan. 14, 1956) - Count Basie & His Orchestra
Take My Hand, Precious Lord (March 27, 1956) - Mahalia Jackson
Dancing In the Dark (Oct. 19, 1956) - Sarah Vaughan
Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On (June 17, 1957) - Jerry Lee Lewis
La Bamba (Dec. 29, 1958) - Ritchie Valens
Kansas City (Apr. 13, 1959) - Wilbert Harrison
I Only Have Eyes for You (June 15, 1959) - The Flamingos
Back In the U.S.A. (July 6, 1959) - Chuck Berry
The Battle Hymn of the Republic (Sept. 7, 1959) - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Misty (Oct. 5, 1959) - Johnny Mathis
Lead Me On (Apr. 11, 1960) - Bobby “Blue” Bland
Georgia On My Mind (Sept. 26, 1960) - Ray Charles (52)
Take Five (Nov. 28, 1960) - Dave Brubeck Quartet
I Left My Heart in San Francisco (Aug. 11, 1962) - Tony Bennett
On Broadway (March 23, 1963) - The Drifters
The Prodigal Son (Feb. 16, 1964) - Rev. Robert Wilkins
The Times, They Are A-Changin’ (March 7, 1964) - Bob Dylan
A Hard Day’s Night (July 18, 1964) - The Beatles
Oh Pretty Woman (Aug. 29, 1964) - Roy Orbison
King of the Road (Jan. 30, 1965) - Roger Miller
People Get Ready (Feb. 13, 1965) - The Impressions
(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration (March 5, 1966) - Righteous Brothers
Eleanor Rigby (Aug. 27, 1966) - The Beatles
Reach Out, I’ll Be There (Sept. 3, 1966) - The Four Tops
A Whiter Shade of Pale (June 24, 1967) - Procol Harum
Purple Haze (Aug. 26, 1967) - Jimi Hendrix Experience
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Sept. 30, 1967) - Aretha Franklin
Urge for Going (Apr. 20, 1968) - Tom Rush
All Along the Watchtower (Sept. 21, 1968) - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Sympathy for the Devil (Dec. 14, 1968) - Rolling Stones
It’s Too Late (May 8, 1971) - Carole King
Taxi (March 11, 1972) - Harry Chapin
Nights In White Satin (Aug. 5, 1972) - The Moody Blues
I Can See Clearly Now (Sept. 9, 1972) - Johnny Nash
Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone (Oct. 14, 1972) - The Temptations
Jungleland (Sept. 13, 1975) - Bruce Springsteen
Sultans of Swing (Feb. 10, 1979) - Dire Straits
Theme from “New York, New York” (Apr. 12, 1980) - Frank Sinatra
Goodnight Saigon (March 19, 1983) - Billy Joel
Sunday Bloody Sunday (March 19, 1983) - U2
Roll Me Away (May 28, 1983) - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
Born In the U.S.A. (Nov. 10, 1984) - Bruce Springsteen
Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Mar. 16, 1985) - Tears for Fears
Glory Days (June 1, 1985) - Bruce Springsteen
Live to Tell (Apr. 12, 1986) - Madonna
Sledgehammer (May 10, 1986) - Peter Gabriel
The Way It Is (Sept. 20, 1986) - Bruce Hornsby & the Range
I Will Always Love You (Nov. 12, 1992) - Whitney Houston
He Thinks He’ll Keep Her (Dec. 18, 1993) - Mary Chapin Carpenter
I’ll Make Love to You (Aug. 13, 1994) - Boyz II Men
One of Us (Dec. 9, 1995) - Joan Osborne
God Give Me Strength (Sept. 1996) - Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
Sunny Came Home (July 12, 1997) - Shawn Colvin
Things Have Changed (Feb. 15, 2000) - Bob Dylan
Desert Rose (May 13, 2000) - Sting with Cheb Mami
No Such Thing (June 1, 2002) - John Mayer
Crazy (May 21, 2006) - Gnarls Barkley
Heavenly Day (Feb. 24, 2007) - Patty Griffin
Intervention (March 24, 2007) - Arcade Fire
Rolling In the Deep (Jan. 15, 2011) - Adele

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:08 am

Hmm... show me "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"!
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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Bruce » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:20 am

stevejazz wrote:Nights In White Satin (Aug. 5, 1972) - The Moody Blues


Steve, why does the date that the reissue single made the American charts take precedent over the date (12-27-67) that the original single entered the UK charts on the way to the top 20 over there? Not only was the song a big hit single in the UK in late 67/early 68, but the song was the lead track on an album that got to #3 on the Billboard album chart in 1968.

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Bruce » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:05 pm

Steve, you might like this list that I put together:

http://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_ ... pular.html

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Blanco » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:43 pm

Aww... Bruce wants his tastes/info to be used as source for Steve's book. Well, nobody can say you're not ambitious. But, you know... let the author decides how to write his book, Bruce. If not, write your own book. In that case there will be some internet troll to criticize what you write. And who knows, maybe you will make a friend.

Moving on, the lists are great, Steve! It is evident that there is much work behind your book. I look forward to the rest.

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby stevejazz » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:51 pm

Picking up where I left off last week (as I recall), here is the song list for the fourth chapter in my book. As before, if anyone would like to see a particular song essay, please let me know.

Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart) (July 12, 1904) - Haydn Quartet
Yankee Doodle Boy (Feb. 25, 1905) - Billy Murray
Give My Regards to Broadway (June 17, 1905) - Billy Murray
Nobody (May 1906) - Bert Williams
Jerusalem Mournin’ (Nov. 1909) - Polk Miller & the Old South Quartette
They Didn’t Believe Me (Nov. 13, 1915) - Harry MacDonough & Olive Kline
Pastorale di Natale (Oct. 1917) - Pasquale Feis
April Showers (Oct. 22, 1921) - Al Jolson
Deep River (Dec. 10, 1923) - Marian Anderson
See See Rider Blues (Oct. 16, 1924) - Ma Rainey
Cake Walking Babies from Home (Jan. 5, 1925) - Clarence Williams’ Blue Five
Black Bottom Stomp (Sept. 15, 1926) - Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers
Tanec pid Werbamy (Dance Under the Willows) (Nov. 1926) - Pawlo Humeniuk
Grandpa’s Spells (Dec. 16, 1926) - Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers
Judgment (Apr. 21, 1927) - Rev. Sister Mary Nelson
The Dew Drop Alley Stomp (Aug. 3, 1927) - Sugar Underwood
Motherless Children Have a Hard Time (Dec. 3, 1927) - Blind Willie Johnson
Cool Drink of Water Blues (Feb. 3, 1928) - Tommy Johnson
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (July 19, 1929) - Louis Armstrong
Happy Days Are Here Again (Feb. 3, 1930) - Ben Selvin & His Orchestra
Minnie the Moocher (March 3, 1931) - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
Solitude (Jan. 10, 1934) - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Mal Hombre (March 27, 1934) - Lydia Mendoza
My Soul Is a Witness (July 1934) - Austin Coleman, Joe Washington Brown, & Group
Caravan (July 3, 1937) - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Muchacha Bonita (Sept. 13, 1937) - Narciso Martinez
And the Angels Sing (Feb. 1, 1939) - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
If I Didn’t Care (Apr. 15, 1939) - The Ink Spots
I’ll Never Smile Again (June 29, 1940) - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra w/ Frank Sinatra
The Sun Didn’t Shine (May 25, 1941) - Golden Gate Quartet
Rockin’ Chair (July 2, 1941) - Gene Krupa & His Orchestra featuring Roy Eldridge
Born to Lose (Aug. 28, 1943) - Ted Daffan’s Texans
Sentimental Journey (Mar. 3, 1945 chart debut) - Les Brown & His Orchestra w/ Doris Day
Harlem Nocturne (Sept. 13, 1945) - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
Good Rockin’ Tonight (May 1, 1948) - Wynonie Harris
It’s Too Soon to Know (Sept. 11, 1948) - The Orioles
I’m Movin’ On (July 1,1950) - Hank Snow & the Rainbow Ranch Boys
Singin’ In the Rain (Apr. 19, 1952 chart debut) - Gene Kelly
Jambalaya (On the Bayou) (Aug. 16, 1952) - Hank Williams & His Drifting Cowboys
A Night In Tunisia (Feb. 21, 1954) - Art Blakey Quintet
Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) (Dec. 18, 1954) - The Penguins
I’ve Got a Woman (Jan. 22, 1955) - Ray Charles
Every Day (I Have the Blues) (July 9, 1955 chart debut) - Count Basie & Orch. w/ Joe Williams
Maybellene (Aug. 6, 1955) - Chuck Berry
Tutti Fruti (Nov. 26, 1955) - Little Richard
Fever (May 19, 1956) - Little Willie John
Blueberry Hill (Oct. 6, 1956) - Fats Domino
Rock and Roll Music (Nov. 11, 1957) - Chuck Berry
Great Balls of Fire (Nov. 25, 1957) - Jerry Lee Lewis
Wayfaring Stranger (March 21, 1958) - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
Come Sunday (July 3, 1958) - Mahalia Jackson with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) (Sept. 29, 1958) - Frank Sinatra
Mack the Knife (Aug. 24, 1959) - Bobby Darin
Blues In the Night (Jan. 14, 1961) - Ella Fitzgerald (54)
Heat Wave (Aug. 3, 1963) - Martha & the Vandellas
Blowin’ In the Wind (Sept. 7, 1963) - Bob Dylan
A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall (Sept. 7, 1963) - Bob Dylan
We Shall Overcome (Nov. 9, 1963) - Joan Baez
She Loves You (Jan. 25, 1964) - The Beatles
The Girl from Ipanema (June 6, 1964) - Stan Getz w/ Astrud & Joao Gilberto
A Love Supreme, Part 2 (Resolution) (Dec. 9, 1964) - John Coltrane
Promised Land (Dec. 12, 1964) - Chuck Berry
In the Midnight Hour (June 26, 1965) - Wilson Pickett
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) (Oct. 23, 1965) - The Byrds
Eight Miles High (Apr. 9, 1966) - The Byrds
Summer In the City (July 16, 1966) - Lovin’ Spoonful
Chain of Fools (Dec. 9, 1967) - Aretha Franklin
The Circle Game (Apr. 20, 1968) - Tom Rush
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (June 8, 1968) - Rolling Stones
People Got to Be Free (July 20, 1968) - The Rascals
The Weight (Aug. 31, 1968) - The Band
Oh Happy Day (Apr. 26, 1969) - Edwin Hawkins Singers
Get Together (June 28, 1969) - The Youngbloods
Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today) (May 23, 1970) - The Temptations
Fire and Rain (Sept. 12, 1970) - James Taylor
Maggie May (Aug. 14, 1971) - Rod Stewart
Let’s Stay Together (Dec. 4, 1971) - Al Green
The Dutchman (Feb. 1973) - Steve Goodman
The Grand Tour (June 8, 1974) - George Jones
My Little Town (Oct. 18, 1975) - Simon & Garfunkel
No Woman, No Cry (Oct. 23, 1976) - Bob Marley & the Wailers
Biko (June 21, 1980) - Peter Gabriel
Bette Davis Eyes (Mar. 28, 1981) - Kim Carnes
Northwest Passage (1981) - Stan Rogers
The Boys of Summer (Nov. 10, 1984) - Don Henley
Fortress Around Your Heart (Aug. 24, 1985) - Sting
A Matter of Trust (Aug. 9, 1986) - Billy Joel
Don’t Dream It’s Over (Jan. 17, 1987) - Crowded House
Brilliant Disguise (Oct. 3, 1987) - Bruce Springsteen
Fight the Power (July 8, 1989) - Public Enemy
Rockin’ In the Free World (Sept. 23, 1989) - Neil Young
End of the Road (July 18, 1992) - Boyz II Men
Fields of Gold (June 5, 1993) - Sting
I Believe I Can Fly (Dec. 14, 1996) - R. Kelly
I Hope You Dance (March 25, 2000) - Lee Ann Womack
Fallin’ (June 10, 2001) - Alicia Keys
Crazy In Love (May 24, 2003) - Beyonce’ Knowles
Mass Destruction (June 7, 2004) - Faithless
Ordinary People (Jan. 8, 2005) - John Legend

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Bruce » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:02 pm

stevejazz wrote:Singin’ In the Rain (Apr. 19, 1952 chart debut) - Gene Kelly


Where did this chart?

It's not in the "Pop Memories" book that you worked on.

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Henrik » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:33 am

Steve, I hope you haven't forgotten to post playlists 5-10. I am definitely eager to see (and add to AM) the rest of the playlists, if you had any doubts about that.

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby stevejazz » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:51 pm

I'd like to let the Acclaimed Music folks know that I will be going to New York to appear on legendary rock critic Dave Marsh's Sirius-XM program "Kick Out the Jams" in May. Dave is a huge fan of my book, which is a thrill for me, since I regard him as the foremost rock critic/author of the past 40 years (alongside Greil Marcus and Peter Guralnick). Of course, his book "The Heart of Rock and Soul" was a big inspiration for me. When my book was nearing completion, I sent him some sample entries, and requested permission to quote from his work (with careful attributions, of course). He not only graciously granted permission, but, based on the samples, asked me if I'd like to be on his show. A few days ago, we finalized arrangements.

"The Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings" has received glowing reviews in several academic journals, but certainly appearing on Dave's show will expose the book to a much larger audience. Dave is now in the process of making some changes in his show--up to now it's been broadcast live, but will henceforth be pre-recorded, although all interviews will air unedited. Once the revised setup is sorted out over the next few weeks, we'll set the specific date, and I will pass that information along to Acclaimed Music.

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby stevejazz » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:54 pm

To answer Bruce's question: The "Singin' In the Rain' chart debut date refers not to the song, but to the soundtrack album, which spent a staggering (and no doubt frustrating) 11 weeks at #2 in Billboard.

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby stevejazz » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:59 pm

My apologies for taking so long to resume the listing of song recordings featured in my book; it's been a hectic period. Here is the fifth group of 100 songs, basically representing the #401 through 500 positions (albeit in chronological order):

Poor Mourner (July 1897) - Cousins & DeMoss
My Old Kentucky Home (Oct.-Dec. 1897) - Edison Male Quartette
At a Georgia Camp Meeting (Oct. 1, 1900) - Sousa’s Band
A Coon Band Contest (Jan. 21, 1901) - Vess L. Ossman
Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis (June 1904) - Billy Murray
Canhanibalmo Rag (May 8, 1911) - Arthur Pryor’s Band
Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Nov. 4, 1911) - Peerless Quartet
Down By the Old Mill Stream (Dec. 11, 1911) - Harry Macdonough
Waiting for the Robert E. Lee (July 11, 1912) - Heidelberg Quintette
Memphis Blues (July 24, 1914) - Prince’s Orchestra

The Prisoner’s Song (Aug. 13, 1924) - Vernon Dalhart
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (Jan. 7, 1926) - Paul Robeson
White House Blues (Sept. 20, 1926) - Charlie Poole’s North Carolina Ramblers
Black and Tan Fantasy (Apr. 7, 1927) - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Honky Tonk Train Blues (Dec. 1927) - Meade Lux Lewis
The Entertainer (Feb. 15, 1928) - The Blue Boys (Nap Hayes & Matthew Prader)
Waiting for a Train (Oct. 22, 1928) - Jimmie Rodgers
Stack o’Lee Blues (Dec. 28, 1928) - Mississippi John Hurt
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Aug. 2, 1929) - Fats Waller
High Water Everywhere (Oct. 1929) - Charlie Patton

Jazznocracy (Jan. 26, 1934) - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra
Wasn’t That a Mighty Storm (Apr. 1934) - Darrington State Prison Farm Singers w/
Sin Killer Griffin
Tumbling Tumbleweeds (Aug. 8, 1934) - Sons of the Pioneers
Milk Cow Blues (Sept. 10, 1934) - Kokomo Arnold
Silent Night, Holy Night (Nov. 13, 1935) - Bing Crosby
Love In Vain (June 20, 1937) - Robert Johnson
Jumpin’ At the Woodside (Aug. 22, 1938) - Count Basie & His Orchestra

Body and Soul (Feb. 29, 1940) - Billie Holiday
Orange Blossom Special (Oct. 2, 1941) - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
A String of Pearls (Jan. 3, 1942) - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
Flying Home (May 26, 1942) - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
Billie’s Bounce (Nov. 26, 1945) - Charlie Parker’s Re-Boppers
Amazing Grace (Feb. 1946) - Dixie Hummingbirds
La Bamba (c. 1945-47) - Andres Huesca con Junto
Jole Blon (Jan. 4, 1947) - Harry Choates
Lovesick Blues (March 5, 1949) - Hank Williams & His Drifting Cowboys

Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Jan. 1950) - Baby Face Leroy Trio / Muddy Waters
Our Love Is Here to Stay (Oct. 17, 1951) - Gene Kelly
Three O’Clock Blues (Dec. 29, 1951) - B.B. King
Juke (Sept. 6, 1952) - Little Walter & His Night Cats
Hound Dog (March 28, 1953) - Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton
Good Rockin’ Tonight (Sept. 10, 1954) - Elvis Presley
Got My Mojo Working (Dec. 1, 1956) - Muddy Waters
Someone to Watch Over Me (Mar. 20, 1957) - Sarah Vaughan
That’ll Be the Day (Aug. 12, 1957) - Buddy Holly & the Crickets
Farther Up the Road (Aug. 19, 1957) - Bobby Bland
Good Golly, Miss Molly (Feb. 17, 1958) - Little Richard
Tom Dooley (Sept. 29, 1958) - Kingston Trio
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Dec. 17, 1958) - The Platters

Concierto de Aranjuez (March 1960) - Miles Davis
Crying (Aug. 14, 1961) - Roy Orbison
Hit the Road, Jack (Sept. 18, 1961) - Ray Charles
Moon River (Oct. 9, 1961) - Henry Mancini
Misirlou (July 1962) - Dick Dale & the Del-tones
Oye Como Va (1962) - Tito Puente & His Orchestra
Green Onions (Aug. 11, 1962) - Booker T & the MGs
Stormy Monday Blues (Sept. 29, 1962) - Bobby Bland
Hora Decubitis (Sept. 20, 1963) - Charles Mingus & His Orchestra
Under the Boardwalk (June 27, 1964) - The Drifters
Desolation Row (Oct. 2, 1965) - Bob Dylan
It Was a Very Good Year (Dec. 25, 1965) - Frank Sinatra
California Dreamin’ (Jan. 8, 1966) - The Mamas & the Papas
Groovin’ (Apr. 22, 1967) - The Young Rascals
Light My Fire (June 3, 1967) - The Doors
All Along the Watchtower (Jan. 27, 1968) - Bob Dylan
Think (May 18, 1968) - Aretha Franklin
Honky Tonk Women (July 9, 1969) - Rolling Stones
Holly Holy (Nov. 1, 1969) - Neil Diamond
Gimme Shelter (Dec. 6, 1969) - Rolling Stones
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (Dec. 20, 1969) - The Hollies

Into the Mystic (March 14, 1970) - Van Morrison
Ohio (June 20, 1970) - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
War (July 11, 1970) - Edwin Starr
Sunday Morning Comin’ Down (Sept. 5, 1970) - Johnny Cash
Me and Bobby McGee (Jan. 30, 1971) - Janis Joplin
Baba O’Riley (Aug. 14, 1971) - The Who
An American Trilogy (Nov. 6, 1971) - Mickey Newbury
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (March 4, 1972) - Roberta Flack
Higher Ground (Aug. 18, 1973) - Stevie Wonder
American Tune (Dec. 1, 1973) - Paul Simon
Send In the Clowns (June 21, 1975) - Judy Collins
Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain (July 19, 1975) - Willie Nelson
Night Moves (Dec. 11, 1976) - Bob Seger

Wayfaring Stranger (May 31, 1980) - Emmylou Harris
Every Grain of Sand (Sept. 5, 1981) - Bob Dylan
Will the Wolf Survive? (March 23, 1985) - Los Lobos
Small Town (Nov. 2, 1985) - John Mellencamp
Sweet Love (June 14, 1986) - Anita Baker
One Time, One Night (Feb. 14, 1987) - Los Lobos
Like a Prayer (March 18, 1989) - Madonna

Wicked Game (Dec. 1, 1990) - Chris Isaak
Down at the Twist and Shout (June 8, 1991) - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Breathe Again (Oct. 16, 1993) - Toni Braxton
Big Love (Sept. 6, 1997) - Fleetwood Mac

Clocks (Feb. 1, 2003) - Coldplay
My Immortal (Jan. 10, 2004) - Evanescence
Not Ready to Make Nice (May 6, 2006) - Dixie Chicks
Ain’t No Other Man (June 24, 2006) - Christina Aguilera
Runaway Love (Dec. 2, 2006) - Ludacris featuring Mary J. Blige
Love the Way You Lie (July 10, 2010) - Eminem featuring Rihanna Fenty

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby stevejazz » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:17 pm

Bruce, I really love your Digital Dream Door list, which was indeed one of the many sources I used. I particularly appreciate the fact that it gives proper representation to classics of the pre-rock era.

91 of your top 100 selections are featured in my book. The exceptions are #15 (My Way), #28 (Celebration), #45 (Caruso), #54 (Rock-a-Bye Your Baby), #64 (Unforgettable), #68 (Swinging on a Star), #85 (Where Did Our Love Go), #88 (Please, Please, Please), and #92 (You Always Hurt the One You Love). Roughly seven or eight of these songs are already set to be in the next volume of the encyclopedia. Under normal circumstances, the Caruso selection would be outside my boundaries, but I had already decided to make an exception for him; even though it's an operatic aria, it had such a huge impact on the popular recording industry at the time that it's worthy of inclusion.

The new book should be completed by the fall of next year. It'll be the same format as the current book--slightly over 1,000 great song recordings from 1890 to today, from all pop song genres, divided into 10 chapters (Playlists 11 through 20)--but this time they'll be squeezed into one book. As before, both Acclaimed Music and Digital Dream Door are among the many sources that I'm taking into consideration, although all filtered through my own perspective. It will be published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2016.

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Henrik » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:56 pm

stevejazz wrote:I'd like to let the Acclaimed Music folks know that I will be going to New York to appear on legendary rock critic Dave Marsh's Sirius-XM program "Kick Out the Jams" in May. Dave is a huge fan of my book, which is a thrill for me, since I regard him as the foremost rock critic/author of the past 40 years (alongside Greil Marcus and Peter Guralnick). Of course, his book "The Heart of Rock and Soul" was a big inspiration for me. When my book was nearing completion, I sent him some sample entries, and requested permission to quote from his work (with careful attributions, of course). He not only graciously granted permission, but, based on the samples, asked me if I'd like to be on his show. A few days ago, we finalized arrangements.

"The Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings" has received glowing reviews in several academic journals, but certainly appearing on Dave's show will expose the book to a much larger audience. Dave is now in the process of making some changes in his show--up to now it's been broadcast live, but will henceforth be pre-recorded, although all interviews will air unedited. Once the revised setup is sorted out over the next few weeks, we'll set the specific date, and I will pass that information along to Acclaimed Music.

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Congratulations, Steve! This is really good news. And thanks for the new playlist!
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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Bruce » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:33 pm

stevejazz wrote:Bruce, I really love your Digital Dream Door list, which was indeed one of the many sources I used. I particularly appreciate the fact that it gives proper representation to classics of the pre-rock era.

91 of your top 100 selections are featured in my book. The exceptions are #15 (My Way), #28 (Celebration), #45 (Caruso), #54 (Rock-a-Bye Your Baby), #64 (Unforgettable), #68 (Swinging on a Star), #85 (Where Did Our Love Go), #88 (Please, Please, Please), and #92 (You Always Hurt the One You Love). Roughly seven or eight of these songs are already set to be in the next volume of the encyclopedia. Under normal circumstances, the Caruso selection would be outside my boundaries, but I had already decided to make an exception for him; even though it's an operatic aria, it had such a huge impact on the popular recording industry at the time that it's worthy of inclusion.



No "My Way?"

The Caruso record pretty much MADE the record industry. There was no radio or any other way to hear Caruso back then unless you saw him live, which most people could not do. Reportedly millions of people around the world bought record players just so they could hear the Great Caruso.

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Bruce » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:42 pm

stevejazz wrote: Of course, his book "The Heart of Rock and Soul" was a big inspiration for me.


I helped a friend of mine put together a list of the enormous number of mistakes in that book.

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/goldwax3 ... _and_soul/

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Henrik » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:09 pm

Steve, do you have any idea of when you will be able to add the rest of your lists? I really would like to use them all for the next update in June.
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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Kingoftonga » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:26 pm

Henrik, I've got my hands on this book, so I can transcribe for you the rest of the lists. I'll add them as I have the time.

Playlist #6:
After the ball (early 1893) - George J. Gaskin
Daisy Bell (1894) - Edward M. Favor
A Hot Time in the Old Town (early 1897) - Len Spencer with Vess L. Ossman
Smokey Mokes (1904) - Peerless Orchestra
Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine (July-Aug. 1908) - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
Whipped Cream (Feb. 6, 1913) - Fred Van Eps
Snake Rage (April 6, 1923) - King Olver's Creole Jazz Band
Old Dan Tucker (April 15, 1925) - Uncle Dave Macon
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo (Nov. 29, 1926) - Duke Ellington and His Kentucky Club Orchestra
Star Dust (Oct. 31, 1927) - Hoagy Carmichael & His Pals
Statesboro Blues (Oct. 17, 1928) - Blind Willie McTell
Careless Love Blues (Nov. 16, 1928) - Lonnie Johnson
I Can't Give You Anyhting But Love (March 5, 1929) - Louis Armstrong
Soldier's Joy (Oct. 29, 1929) - Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers
Two Step d'Eunice (Dec. 9, 1929) - Amede Ardoin & Dennis McGee
Worried Man Blues (May 24, 1930) - Carter Family
I'm So Glad (Feb. 1931) - Skip James
Creole Rhapsody (June 11, 1931) - Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra
Joaquin Murriete (Sept. 11, 1934) - Los Madrugadores
What a Little Moonlight Can Do (July 2, 1935) - Billie Holliday
Pennies from Heaven (July 24, 1936) - Bing Crosby
Steel Guitar Rag (Sept. 29, 1936) - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
They Can't Take That Away From Me (March 14, 1937) - Fred Astaire
Boogie Woogie (Oct. 22, 1938) - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Fed. 2, 1939) - Golden Gate Quartet
All the Things You Are (Dec. 16, 1939) - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
When You Wish Upon a Star (Feb. 17, 1940) - Cliff Edwards
Tuxedo Junction (Feb. 24, 1940) - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
Night and Day (Jan. 19, 1942) - Frank Sinatra
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' (Dec. 18, 1943) - Alfred Drake/Cast of "Oklahoma!"
Opus no. 1 (Nov. 14, 1944) - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
Now's the Time (Nov. 26, 1945) - Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (March 16, 1946) - King Cole Trio
Dark As a Dungeon (June 9, 1947) - Merle Travis
Tenderly (July 2, 1947) - Sarah Vaughan
It's Mighty Dark to Travel (Oct. 27, 1947) - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
Amazing Grace (Dec. 10, 1947) - Mahalia Jackson
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Dec. 25, 1948) - Les Brown & His Orchestra
The Death of Ellenton (May 7, 1951) - Johnson Family Singers
My Babe (March 12, 1955) - Little Walter
A Satisfied Mind (May 28, 1955) - Porter Wagoner
Sophisticated Lady (Jan. 23, 1956) - Rosemary Clooney with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Touch the Hem of His Garment (Feb. 2, 1956) - The Soul Stirrers with Sam Cooke
Hound Dog (Aug. 4, 1956) - Elvis Presley
Prelude to a Kiss (October 1957) - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Peggy Sue (Nov. 11, 1957) - Buddy Holly
All I Have to Do Is Dream (April 21, 1958) - Everly Brothers
Solitude (Dec. 30, 1958) - Tony Bennett
(Our) Love Is Here To Stay (Jan 9, 1959) - Ella Fitzgerald
Since I Don't Have You (Feb. 19, 1959) - The Skyliners
My Funny Valentine (Oct. 28, 1959) - Tony Bennett
Sweet Sixteen (Jan. 18, 1960) - B.B. King
Rank Strangers (March 1960) - Stanley Brothers
Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (Nov. 21, 1960) - The Shirelles
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Nov. 13, 1961) - The Tokens
Can't Help Falling In Love (Dec. 4, 1961) - Elvis Presley
So Much In Love (June 1, 1963) - The Tymes
Since I Fell For Your (Oct. 26, 1963) - Lenny Welch
Twist and Shout (March 14, 1964) - The Beatles
Chimes of Freedom (June 26, 1965) - The Byrds
The Tracks of My Tears (July 10, 1965) - The Miracles
Do You Believe in Magic (Aug. 21, 1965) - Lovin' Spoonful
In My Life (Dec. 25, 1965) - The Beatles
Hold On! I'm Comin' (April 23, 1966) - Sam & Dave
Wouldn't It Be Nice (July 30, 1966) - The Beach Boys
Gold Only Knows (Aug. 13, 1966) - The Beach Boys
Gimme Some Lovin' (Dec. 31, 1966) - The Spencer Davis Group
My Back Pages (April 1, 1967) - The Byrds
Somebody to Love (April 1, 1967) - Jefferson Airplane
Born Under a Bad Sign (May 26, 1967) - Albert King
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (Aug. 26, 1967) - Jackie Wilson
Wichita Lineman (Nov. 2, 1968) - Glen Campbell
Both Sides Now (Nov. 9, 1968) - Judy Collins
Proud Mary (Jan. 25, 1969) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Suspicious Minds (Sept. 13, 1969) - Elvis Presley
Something (Oct. 18, 1969) - The Beatles
Come Together (Oct. 18, 1969) - The Beatles
Moondance (March 14, 1970) - Van Morrison
Black Magic Woman (Nov. 14, 1970) - Santana
America the Beautiful (April 29, 1972) - Ray Charles
Drift Away (Feb. 24, 1973) - Dobie Gray
The Way We Were (Nov. 24, 1973) - Barbra Streisand
What Made America Famous (July 6th, 1974) - Harry Chapin
Bohemian Rhapsody (Nov. 8, 1975) - Queen
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (Aug. 28, 1976) - Gordon Lightfoot
Isn't She Lovely? (Oct. 16, 1976) - Stevie Wonder
Until the Night (Oct. 28, 1978) - Billy Joel
Redemption Song (Aug. 9, 1980) - Bob Marley and the Wailers
The River (Nov. 1, 1980) - Bruce Springsteen
New Year's Day (April 2, 1983) - U2
Pink Houses (Dec. 10, 1983) - John Mellencamp
Centerfield (May 25, 1985) - John Fogerty
Sun City (Nov. 2, 1985) - Artists United Against Apartheid
The Living Years (Jan. 7, 1989) - Mike & the Mechanics
Tum Agar Yuhi Nazren (c. 1988-1992) - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Louisiana 1927 (June 29, 1991) - Aaron Neville
Tears in Heaven (Feb. 8, 1992) - Eric Clapton
Passionate Kisses (Dec. 2, 1992) - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Everybody Hurts (Sept. 11, 1993) - R.E.M.
I Swear (April 23, 1994) - All-4-One
One Sweet Day (Dec. 2, 1995) - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
Don't Know Why (Sept. 28, 2002) - Norah Jones
Ain't Talkin' (Sept. 16, 2006) - Bob Dylan
Viva La Vida (May 24, 2008) - Coldplay

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Postby Henrik » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:57 pm

Thanks Kingoftonga!
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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Kingoftonga » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:44 pm

You're welcome!

Playlist 7:
One Minute Too Late (Oct. 1, 1891) - (Voss') The 1st Regiment Band
A Bunch of Rags (Jan. 1899) - Vess L. Ossman
Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home (May 1902) - Arthur Collins
In My Merry Oldsmobile (Aug. 8, 1905) - Billy Murray
Auld Lang Syne (Oct.-Nov. 190) - Frank C. Stanley
Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine (July 1911) - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
Moonlight Bay (March 9, 1912) - American Quartet
Toots (Aug. 31, 1914) - Dr. Clarence Penney
Steal Away to Jesus (Oct. 21, 1915) - Fisk University Male Quartet
I Love a Piano (Jan. 5, 1916) - Billy Murray
Tin Roof Blues (March 13, 1923) - New Orleans Rhythm Kings
It Had to Be You (March 1924) - Marion Harris
Sweet Georgia Brown (May 15, 1925) - Ethel Waters
Fascinating Rhythm (Apr. 29, 1926) - Fed & Adele Astaire with George Gershwin
Sugar Baby (March 9, 1927) - Dock Boggs
James Alley (Blues) (March 11, 1927) - Richard "Rabbit" Brown
Guitar Rag (April 13, 1927) - Sylvester Weaver
Lafayette (Allons a Lafayete) (April 27, 1928) - Joseph Falcon
How Long, How Long Blues (June 19, 1928) - Leroy Carr
Wild Cat (June 21, 1928) - Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang
I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes (Feb. 14, 1929) - Carter Family
Gregorio Cortez (Oct. 1929) - Trovadores Regionales (Pedro Rocha & Lupe Martinez)
Down on Penny's Farm (Oct. 23, 1929) - Bently Boys
Little Sadie (Oct. 23, 1929) - Bently Boys
Dancing in the Dark (Aug. 19, 1931) - Bing Crosby
Tea for Two (March 21, 1933) - Art Tatum
Isn't This A Lovely Day? (June 27, 1935) - Fred Astaire
The Great Speckled Bird (Oct. 20, 1936) - Roy Acuff & His Crazy Tennesseemen
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (Jan. 1, 1938) - Andrews Sisters
Tara's Theme (Gone With The Wind) (Dec. 15, 1939) - Max Steiner
Chattanooga Choo Choo (Sept. 13, 1941) - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
Blues in the Night (Dec. 6, 1941) - Woody Herman & His Orchestra
I'll Be Seeing You (April 22, 1944) - Bing Crosby
I Can't Get Started (Jan. 9, 1945) - Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
Ornithology (March 28, 1946) - Charlie Parker Septet
Blue Moon of Kentucky (Sept. 16, 1946) - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
Good Rocking Tonight (July 1947) - Roy Brown
Marianne (V-J Was the Holiday) (Aug. 1947) - King Radio
'Round About Midnight (Nov. 21, 1947) - Thelonious Monk Quartet
Boogie Chillen (Jan. 8, 1949) - John Lee Hooker
(Ghost) Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend) (April 23, 1949) - Vaughn Monroe
Some Enchanted Evening (Sept. 10, 1949) - Ezio Pinza
Mona Lisa (June 10, 1950) - Nat "King" Cole
I'll Fly AWay (late 1950) - James & Martha Carson
So Long (It's Been Good to Know Yuh) (Jan. 13, 1951) - The Weavers
Cold, Cold Heart (March 17, 1951) - Hank Williams & His Drifting Cowboys
Cold, Cold Heart (July 28, 1951) - Tony Bennett
There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down (Oct. 12, 1953) - Brother Claude Ely
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White (March 5, 1955) - Perez Prado & His Orchestra
Why Do Fools Fall In Love? (Feb. 18, 1956) - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Long Tall Sally (April 7, 1956) - Little Richard
Blue 7 (June 22, 1956) - Sonny Rollins QUartet
You Send Me (Oct. 21, 1957) - Sam Cooke
Tequila (Feb. 24, 1958) - The Champs
Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) (July 1958) - Joao Gilberto
There Goes My Baby (June 1, 1959) - The Drifters
Here's That Rainy Day (Aug. 24, 1959) - Frank Sinatra
Shout (Sept. 21, 1959) - The Isley Brothers
The Sky Is Crying (Nov. 4, 1959) - Elmore James & His Broom Dusters
Maria (Nov. 6, 1959) - Johnny Mathis
Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel) (June 6, 1960) - Roy Orbison
Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Nov. 14, 1960) - Elvis Presley
Blue Rondo a la Turk (Nov. 28, 1960) - Dave Brubeck
Runaway (March 6, 1961) - Del Shannon
Lush Life (April 20, 1961) - Nat "King" Cole
Desafinado (Feb. 13, 1962) - Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
I Can't Stop Loving You (May 5, 1962) - Ray Charles
Be My Baby (Aug. 31, 1963) - The Ronette4s
My Guy (April 4, 1964) - Mary Wells
Rock and Roll Music (Jan. 2, 1965) - The Beatles
Unchained Melody (July 17, 1965) - The Righteous Brothers
19th Nervous Breakdown (Feb. 26, 1966) - Rolling Stones
Walk Away Renee (Sep. 10, 1966) - The Left Banke
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) (March 4, 1967) - Aretha Franklin
I Can See for Miles (Oct. 14, 1967) - The Who
Stand By Your Man (Oct. 19, 1968) - Tammy Wynette
Green River (Aug. 2, 1969) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Oct. 18, 1969) - The Band
Fortunate Son (Nov. 1, 1969) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bridge Over Troubled Water (April 17, 1971) - Simon & Garfunkel
The Harder They Come (Feb. 1973) - Jimmy Cliff
Midnight Train to Georgia (Sept. 1, 1973) - Gladys Knight and the Pips
Mother Russia (Aug. 3, 1974) - Renaissance
Time Run Like a Freight Train (April 19, 1975) - Eric Anderson
Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) (April 16, 1977) - Waylon Jennings
Mainstreet (Apr. 23, 1977) - Bob Seger
Sorrow, Tear and Blood (1977) - Fela Kuti
"Star Wars" Main Title (July 9, 1977) - John Williams & London Symphony Orchestra
London Calling (Dec. 15, 1979) - The Clash
The Rose (March 22, 1980) - Bette Midler
America (April 25, 1981) - Neil Diamond
Shoot Out the Lights (April/May 1982) - Richard Thompson
Little Red Corvette (Feb. 26, 1983) - Prince
Time After Time (April 14, 1984) - Cyndi Lauper
I Feel For You (Sept. 8, 1984) - Chaka Khan
Paper In Fire (Aug. 15, 1987) - John Mellencamp
Free Fallin' (Nov. 4, 1989) - Tom Petty
I Feel In Love (July 14, 1990) - Carlene Carter
I Can't Make You Love Me (Nov. 23, 1991) - Bonnie Raitt
Take a Bow (Dec. 17, 1994) - Madonna
Kiss Me (Nov. 28, 1998) - Sixpence None the Richer
Everything Is Everything (June 19, 1999) - Lauryn Hill
Pastures of Plenty / Land / This Land is Your Land (July 3, 2001) - Lila Downs
Hey Ya! (Oct. 18, 2003) - OutKast
Built to Last (April 3, 2007) - Melee
Girls In Their SUmmer Clothes (Feb. 2, 2008) - Bruce Springsteen

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Kingoftonga » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:14 pm

Playlist 8:
The Band Played On (mid-1895) - Dan W. Quinn
Arkansaw Traveler (Nov. 23, 1901) - Len Spencer with Charles D'Almaine
Watermelon Party (Nov. 1909) - Polk Miller & His Old South Quartette
Old Black Joe (Dec. 9, 1909) - Fisk University Jubilee Quartet
Manueliot (July 1, 1912) - Lovey's Trinidad String Band
Circus Day in Dixie (Feb. 3, 1916) - Versatile Four
Livery Stable Blues (Feb. 25, 1917) - Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Till We Meet Again (Feb. 15, 1919) - Hery Burr & Albert Campbell
Carolina Shout (Oct. 18, 1921) - James P. Johnson
King Porter (Dec. 1924) - Jelly Roll Morton & King Oliver
The Stampede (May 14, 1926) - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
Pretty Polly (July 29, 1927) - B. F. Shelton
Unzer Toirele (Jan. 1928) - Abe Schwartz's Orkester
She's A Great, Great, Girl (March 14, 1928) - Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orchestra
Lucia di Lammermoor Sextet (Sextet from "Lucia") (Chi Me Frena?) (April 3, 1928) - Giovannia Giovale
Fishing Blues (June 13, 1928) - "Ragtime Texas" Henry Thomas
My Daddy Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll) (April 13, 1929) - Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band
Pony Blues (June 14, 1929) - Charley Patton
El Corrido del Agrarista (Aug. 1929) - Trovadores Tamaulipecos
The Soul of a Man (April 20, 1930) - Blind Willie Johnson
Politikos Manes (May 21, 1930) - Kostas Karipis
The Panic is On (Jan. 16, 1931) - Hezekiah Jenkins
Gold Watch and Chain (June 17, 1933) - The Carter Family
State Street Rag (March 23, 1934) - "Louie Bluie" (Howard Armstrong)
What Would You Give In Exchange (for Your Soul) (Feb. 16, 1936) - The Monroe Brothers
I Believe I'll Dust My Broom (Nov. 23, 1936) - Robert Johnson
Golden Gate Gospel Train (Aug. 4, 1937) - Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
Bonaparte's Retreat (Oct. 28, 1937) - W.H. Stepp
A Warrior on the Battlefield (Teach Me How to Watch and Pray) (Oct. 27, 1939) - Golden Eagle Gospel Singers
Key to the Highway (May 2, 1941) - "Big Bill" (Broonzy)
Skylark (Jan. 29, 1942) - Harry James & His Orchestra, vocal by Helen Forrest
Why Don't You Do Right? (July 27, 1942) - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra with Peggy Lee
Blue Horizon (Dec. 20, 1944) - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen
Shaw 'Nuff (May 11, 1945) - Dizzy Gillespie's All-Star Quintet (with Charlie Parker)
Nuages (Jan. 31, 1946) - Quintet of the Hot Club of France
Get Things Ready for Me, Ma (April 1946) - Grandpa Jones
Let the good Times Roll (June 26, 1946) - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Blue Grass Breakdown (Oct. 27, 1947) - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
Tanga (Dec. 1948 & Jan. 1949) - Machito & His Afro-Cubans with Charlie Parker
The Tennesse Waltz (Nov. 18, 1950) - Patti Page
Un Poco Loco (May 1, 1951) - Bud Powell Trio
His Eye Is On the Sparrow (July 17, 1951) - Mahalia Jackson
It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels (May 3, 1952) - Kitty Wells
(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean (Feb. 14, 1953) - Ruth Brown
Crying in the Chapel (Aug. 1, 1953) - The Orioles
That's All Right (July 9, 1954) - Elvis Presley
Gloria (July 1954) - The Cadillacs
Ain't That A Shame (May 14, 1955) - Fats Domino
Feudin' Banjos (May 1955) - Arthur Smith & Don Reno
Banana Boat Song (Day-o) (Jan 12, 1957) - Harry Belafonte
All Shook Up (April 6, 1957) - Elvis Presley
Bye Bye Love (May 13, 1957) - Everly Brothers
Chances Are (Sept. 16, 1957) - Johnny Mathis
Summertime Blues (Aug. 4, 1958) - Eddie Cochran
The Battle of New Orleans (April 27, 1959) - Johnny Horton
Spoonful (June 1960) - Howlin' Wolf
Stolen Moments (Feb. 13, 1961) - Oliver Nelson & His Orchestra
Bring It On Home to Me (June 23, 1962) - Same Cooke
We Shall Overcome (June 8, 1963) - Pete Seeger
Louie, Louie (Nov. 9, 1963) - The Kingsmen
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (Nov. 1963) - Darlene Love
I Saw Her Standing There (Feb. 8, 1964) - The Beatles
It's Over (April 11, 1964) - Roy Orbison
Walk On By (April 25, 1964) - Dionne Warwick
Rag Doll (June 20, 1964) - The Four Seasons
Song for My Father (Oct. 1964) - Horace Silver Quartet
I've Been Loving You For Too Long (to Stop Now) (May 15, 1965) - Otis Redding
My Generation (Nov. 4, 1965) - The Who
Nowhere to Run (Feb. 27, 1965) - Martha & the Vandellas
I Got You (I Feel Good) (Nov. 13, 1965) - James Brown
Ain't No Mountain High Enough (May 13, 1967) - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
White Rabbit (June 24, 1967) - Jefferson Airplane
I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Oct. 21, 1967) - Marvin Gaye
Yesterday (Nov. 11, 1967) - Ray Charles
Scarborough Fair/Canticle (May 2, 1968) - Simon & Garfunkel
Love Child (Oct. 19, 1968) - Diana Ross & the Supremes
If I Can Dream (Nov. 30, 1968) - Elvis Presley
In the Ghetto (May 3, 1969) - Elvis Presley
Israelites (May 17, 1969) - Desmond Dekker & the Aces
Woodstock (March 28, 1970) - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Save the Country (June 13, 1970) - The Fifth Dimension
Take Me Home, Country Roads (April 10, 1971) - John Denver
Let's Get It On (July 14, 1973) - Marvin Gaye
Hurricane (Nov. 29, 1975) - Bob Dylan
Deacon Blues (April 1, 1978) - Steely Dan
I Will Survive (Dec. 16, 1978) - Gloria Gaynor
Hot Stuff (April 21, 1979) - Donna SUmmer
Just Like Real People (May 5, 1979) - The Kendalls
He Stopped Loving Her Today (April 12, 1980) - George Jones
The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn (May 24, 1980) - Emmylou Harris
9 to 5 (Nov. 29, 1980) - Dolly Parton
Being With You (Feb. 14, 1981) - Smokey Robinson
1999 (June 4, 1983) - Prince
If I Had A Rocket Launcher (Feb. 9, 1985) - Bruce Cockburn
The Greatest Love of All (March 19, 1986) - Whitney Houston
The One I Love (Sept. 19, 1987) - R.E.M.
Have I Told You Lately (Sept. 9, 1989) - Van Morrison
Black Velvet (Jan 6, 1990) - Alannah Myles
Jeremy (Jan. 1, 1992) - Pearl Jam
Round Here (June 18, 1994) - Counting Crows
I'm the ONly One (Aug. 6, 1994) - Melissa Etheridge
Not Dark Yet (Oct. 18, 1997) - Bob Dylan
Crazy in Alabama (April 21, 1998) - Kate Campbell
Wide Open Spaces (Aug. 22, 1998) - Dixie Chicks
You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive (June 26, 2001) - Patty Loveless
Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning (Nov. 24, 2001) - Alan Jackson
Dance Me to the End of Love (Oct. 2, 2004) - Madeleine Peyroux
Day After Tomorrow (Oct. 23, 2004) - Tom Waits
We Can't Make It Here (Sept. 6, 2005) - James McMurtry
Empie State of Mind (Sept. 26, 2009) - Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Someone Like You (July 16, 2011) - Adele

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Playlist 9:
The Sidewalks of New York (early 1895) - J.W. Myers
Down on the Old Camp Ground (Oct. 29, 1902) - Dinwiddie Colored Quartet
Come Take a Trip in My Airship (Oct. 1904) - Billy Murray
The Preacher and the Bear (May 9. 1905) - Arthur Collins
Maple Leaf Rag (Oct. 15, 1906) - United States Marine Band
Home, Sweet Home (June 1911) - Alice Nielsen
Dark Town Stretters' Ball (March 30, 1918) - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
Swanee (Jan. 9, 1920) - Al Jolson
The Shaskeen (April 1921) - Michael Coleman
Sounds of Africa (July 1921) - Eubie Blake
Froggie Moore (April 6, 1923) - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
The Wreck of the Old '97 (Aug. 13, 1924) - Vernon Dalhart
Odesser Bulgar Dance (April 1, 1925) - Naftule Brandwein's Orchestra
The Pearls (April 20, 1926) - Jelly Roll Morton
Oj Kozacze Bilousyj (White-Mustached Cossack) (Nov. 1926) - Pawlo Humeniuk
Match Box Blues (March 14, 1927) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Dixie (March 29, 1927) - Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers
Big Road Blues (Feb. 3, 1928) - Tommy Johnson
Frankie (Feb. 14, 1928) - Mississippi John Hurt
Aidhinikos Horos (The Magic Fountain of Your Eyes) (Feb. 1928) - Marika Papagika
Kassie Jones, Parts 1 and 2 (Aug. 28, 1928) - Furry Lewis
Bi-kara Olmakti sevmekten muradi gonlumen (c. 1927-1930) - Izak Algazi
Tom Dooley (Sept. 30, 1929) - G.B. Grayson & Henry Whitter
Walk Right In (Oct. 1, 1929) - Cannon's Jug Stompers
Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues) (July 11, 1930) - Jimmie Rodgers
Goodnight Irene (July 1933) - Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly)
Stompin' at the Savoy (May 18, 1934) - Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra
Money is King (March 18, 1935) - Growling Tiger
Honeysuckle Rose (April 9, 1937) - Fats Waller & His Rhythm
You Go to My Head (May 11, 1938) - Billie Holiday
When the Saints Go Marching In (May 13, 1938) - Louis Armstrong
God Bless America (March 21, 1939) - Kate Smith
Air Mail Special (May 5, 1941) - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
Guajira Guantanamera (1941) - Joseito Fernandex
I've Heard That Song Before (Jan. 16, 1943) - Harry James & His Orchestra with Helen Forrest
Taking a Chance on Love (April 24, 1943) - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra with Helen Forrest
Alone Together (Nov. 22, 1944) - Jo Stafford
Laura (April 14, 1945) - Woody Herman & His Orchestra
La Piedrara (1945) - Santiago Jimenez y Sus Valdedores
Drifting blues (Feb. 23, 1946) - Johnny Moore's Three Blazers featuring Charles Brown
A Night in Tunisia (March 26, 1946) - Charlie Parker Septet
Things to Come (July 9, 1946) - Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra
Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air (Nov. 4, 1947) - Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Marie Knight
Early Autumn (Dec. 1948) - Woody Herman & His Orchestra
Wasn't That a Time? (1949) - The Weavers
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Dec. 3, 1949) - Gene Autry
The Third Man Theme (Feb. 18, 1950) - Anton Karas
(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (March 27, 1951) - Red Foley
Rocket 88 (May 12, 1951) - Jackie Brenson & His Delta Cats
Sixty-Minute Man (May 26, 1951) - The Dominoes
Cry (Nov. 24, 1951) - Johnnie Ray with the Four Lads
How Many More Years (July 1951) - Howlin' Wolf
The Things That I Used to Do (Oct. 27, 1953) - Guitar Slim & His Band
Joy Spring (Aug. 6, 1954) - Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet
When I Stop Dreaming (Sept. 10, 1955) - Louvin Brothers
Crazy Arms (May 26, 1956) - Ray Price
Don't Be Cruel (Aug. 11, 1956) - Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender (Oct. 20, 1956) - Elvis Presley
Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) (April 1957) - The Soul Stirrers featuring Sam Cooke
Sweet Little Sixteen (Feb. 17, 1958) - Chuck Berry
For Your Precious Love (June, 16, 1958) - Jerry Butler & the Impressions
Mambo Gozon (1958) - Tito Puente and His Orchestra
Flamenco Sketches (April 22, 1959) - Miles Davis
Last Night When We Were Young (Nov. 12, 1959) - Tony Bennett
The Twist (Aug. 1, 1960) - Chubby Checker
At Last (Jan. 16, 1961) - Etta James
Running Scared (April 10, 1961) - Roy Orbison
A Dying Man's Plea (Feb. 20, 1962) - The Staple Singers
Theme from Lawrence of Arabia (March 2, 1963) - Maurice Jarre
Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) (April 27, 1963) - The Crystals
Ring of Fire (June 8, 1963) - Johnny Cash
Peace Be Still (Sept. 19, 1963) - Rev. James Cleveland with the Angelic Choir
Don't Worry, Baby (May 30, 1964) - The Beach Boys
Good Lovin' (March 12, 1966) - The Young Rascals
Monday, Monday (April 9, 1966) - The Mamas and the Papas
Paint It Black (May 14, 1966) - Rolling Stones
Try a Little Tenderness (Dec. 3, 1966) - Otis Redding
Cold Sweat (July 22, 1967) - James Brown
Soul Man (Sept. 9, 1967) - Sam & Dave
By the Time I Get to Phoenix (Oct. 28, 1967) - Glen Campbell
Dance to the Music (Jan. 27, 1968) - Sly & the Family Stone
54-46 (Was My Number) (late 1968) - Toots and the Maytals
Crystal Blue Persuasion (June 7, 1969) - Tommy James & the Shondells
I Want You Back (Nov. 15, 1969) - The Jackson 5
Your Song (Nov. 28, 1970) - Elton John
Just My Imagination (Running AWay With Me) (Feb. 6, 1971) - The Temptations
You've Got a Friend (April 10, 1971) - Carole King
Take It Easy (June 3, 1972) - Eagles
Love Train (Jan. 20, 1973) - The O'Jays
Killing Me Softly With His Song (Jan. 27, 1973) - Roberta Flack
Soul Makossa (June 23, 1973) - Manu Dibango
Part of the Plan (Feb. 1, 1975) - Dan Fogelberg
Kashmir (March 15, 1975) - Led Zeppelin
The Immigrant (March 29, 1975) - Neil Sedaka
At Seventeen (June 14, 1975) - Janis Ian
Birdland (April 2, 1977) - The Weather Report
Viva los Mojados! (Long Live the Wetbacks) (1977) - Los Tigres del Norte
Rapper's Delight (Oct. 13, 1979) - Sugarhill Gang
Holding Back the Years (April 5, 1986) - Simply Red
Guitar Town (June 21, 1986) - Steve Earle
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (June 13, 1987) - U2
Tunnel of Love (Dec. 5, 1987) - Bruce Springsteen
Make Me Lose Control (May 21, 1988) - Eric Carmen
The Majesty of the Blues (June 13, 1989) - Wynton Marsalis
Nothing Compares 2 U (March 17, 1990) - Sinead O'Conner
Our Town (Oct. 7, 1992) - Iris DeMent
Until I Fall Away (May 14, 1994) - Gin Blossoms
I Don't Want to Wait (Nov. 1, 1997) - Paula Cole
Smooth (July 31, 1999) - Santana feat. Rob Thomas
Cleanin' Out My Closet (Aug. 3, 2002) - Eminem
Get Busy (Feb. 22, 2003) - Sean Paul
The Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (March 25, 2006) - KT Tunstall
Resurrection (June 27, 2006) - Ray Wylie Hubbard

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Henrik » Thu May 08, 2014 7:37 am

Thanks again, Kingoftonga! Only one more to go!
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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Kingoftonga » Fri May 09, 2014 6:31 pm

And finally, Playlist #10!

Electric Light Quadrille (1889) - Issler's Orchestra
Turkey in the Straw (summer 1891) - Billy GOlden
You've Been a Good Old Wagon, But You Done Broke Down (1896) - Len Spencer
Hello Ma Baby (early 1899) - Arthur Collins
Creole Belles (Aug. 1901) - Columbia Orchestra
Saint Louis Rag (March 23, 1904) - Arthur Pryor's Band
Listen to the Mockingbird (June 1904) - Corinne Morgan & Frank C. Stanley
The Bully (May 20, 1907) - May Irwin
Kleftico Vlachiko (1908) - Orchestra Goldberg
El Garrotin (c. 1913) - Orquesta Pablo Valenzuela
There's a Long, Long Trail (Sept. 29, 1915) - James Reed & James F. Harrison
Rose Room (Sept. 19, 1919) - Art Hickman & His Orchestra
Chimes Blues (April 6, 1923) - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
Countin' the Blues (Oct. 14, 1924) - Ma Rainey & Her Georgia Jazz Band
The Titanic (Jan. 8, 1925) - Ernest V. Stoneman
When the Work's All Done This Fall (Aug. 5, 1925) - Carl T. Sprague
Valencia (A Song of Spain) (June 26, 1926) - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
Engancha Carretero (Hitch Up, Oxcart Driver) (Feb. 7, 1928) - Sexteto Matancero
He Manao Healoha (March 1928) - Kalama's Quartet
K.C. Moan (Oct. 4, 1929) - Memphis Jug Band
Barbara Allen (Jan. 24, 1930) - Bradley Kincaid
The House Carpenter (April 14, 1930) - Clarence (Tom) Ashley
John the Revelator (April 20, 1930) - Blind Willie Johnson
My Black Mama (May 28, 1930) - Son House
Memories of You (Oct. 16, 1930) - Louis Armstrong & His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra
One Step d'Oberlin (Nov. 20, 1930) - Amede Ardoin & Dennis McGee
Basin Street Blues (Feb. 9, 1931) - Charleston Chasers feat. Benny Goodman
Pidkamecka Kolomyjka (Sept. 24, 1931) - Josef Pizio
Dinah (Dec. 16, 1931) - Bing Crosby & the Mills Borhters
Moten Swing (Dec. 13, 1932) - Benny Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
Hula Girl (Jan.-Feb. 1934) - Sol Hoopii & His Novelty Quartet
St. Louis Blues (Jan. 27, 1935) - Milton Brown & His Brownies
After You've Gone (July 13, 1935) - Benny Goodman Trio
I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart (Aug. 16, 1935) - Patsy Montana & the Prairie Ramblers
El Tren (1937) - Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan
The Commission's Report (Feb. 26, 1938) - Atilla the Hun
Beer Barrel Polka (May 6, 1939) - (Will) Glahe Musette Orchestra
Holy Babe (May 1939) - Kelly Pace & Group
Black Jack David (July 26, 1939) - Cliff Carlisle & His Buckle Busters
You Are My Sunshine (Feb. 5, 1940) - Jimmie Davis
Shango Dance (Feb. 10, 1940) - The Lion
Vula imbobo (1940) - Zulu Wandering Singers
Perdido (Jan. 21, 1942) - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra
John Henry (early 1942) - Josh White
Straighten Up and Fly Right (April 15, 1944) - King Cole Trio
STrange Things Happening Every Day (April 28, 1945) - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
The Honeydripper (Aug. 11, 1945) - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
The Tramp on the Street (Dec. 16, 1946) - Molly O'Day with the Cumberland Mountain Folks
Colonel Fraser / My Love Is In America / Rakish Paddy (Medley of Reels) (1947) - Johnny Doran
Love Bridge Waltz (1948) - Iry Le Jeune
Santa Barbara (Que Viva Chango!) (Nov. 1948) - Celina Gonzalez
But Not For Me (Sept. 12, 1950 & March 26, 1959) - Ella Fitzgerald
Eyesight to the Blind (March 12, 1951) - Sonny Boy Williamson (II, Aleck "Rice" Miller)
Earl's Breakdown (Oct. 24, 1951) - Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
Hello, Young Lovers (Nov. 17, 1951) - Mabel Mercer
Moody's Mood for Love (May 17, 1952) - King Pleasure
Too Close to Heaven (June 19, 1953) - Alex Bradford/The Bradford Specials
Just Make Love to Me (April 13, 1954) - Muddy Waters
The Wind (Dec. 4, 1954) - Nolan Strong & the Diablos
Reconsider Baby (Sept. 27, 1954) - Lowell Fusion
Django (Dec. 24, 1954) - Modern Jazz Quartet
Rag Sindhu Bhairaui (April 1955) - Ali Akbar Khan
Ay-Tete-Fee (1955) - Clifton Chenier
The Great Pretender (Dec. 17, 1955) - The Platters
Pithecanthropus Erectus (Jan. 30, 1956) - Charles Mingus & His Orchestra
On the Street Where You Live (April 21, 1956) - Vic Damone
Uncloudy Day (Sept. 11, 1956) - Staple Singers
I Can't Quit You, Baby (Oct. 13, 1956) - Otis Rush
Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Oct. 20, 1956) - Chuck Berry
Summertime (Aug. 1957) - Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
Theme from Vertigo (May 9, 1958) - Bernard Herrmann
Mi Unico Camino (My Only Path) (late 1958) - El Conjunto Bernal
Lonely Teardrops (Nov. 11, 1958) - Jackie Wilson
Lonely Woman (May 22, 1959) - Ornette Coleman
Cloudburst (Aug. 6, 1959) - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Akiwowo (Chant to the Trainman) (Feb. 15, 1960) - Babatunda Olatunji
Runaround Sue (Sept. 25, 1961) - Dion
They Say It's Wonderful (March 7, 1963) - Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane
Watermelon Man (March 16, 1963) - Mongo Santamaria
Detroit City (July 6, 1963) - Bobby Bare
Luck Be A Lady (July 24, 1963) - Frank Sinatra
Night Life (Oct. 5, 1963) - Ray Price
Mississippi Goddam (Sept. 19, 1964) - Nina Simone
You Really Got Me (Sept. 26, 1964) - The Kinks
River Deep, Mountain High (May 28, 1966) - Ike & Tina Turner
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (Feb. 25, 1967) - Sam & Dave
Brown Eyed Girl (July 15, 1967) - Van Morrison
Classical Gas (June 22, 1968) - Mason Williams
Born to Be Wild (July 13, 1968) - Steppenwolf
Mama Tried (July 27, 1968) - Merle Haggard
Bad Moon Rising (May 3, 1969) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Rivers of Babylon (1969) - THe Melodians
I'll Be There (Sept. 19, 1970) - The Jackson 5
Coal Miner's Daughter (Oct. 31, 1970) - Loretta Lynn
Many Rivers to Cross (1972) - Jimmy Cliff
Spain (Oct. 1972) - Chick Corea/Return to Forever
Candle in the Wind (Oct. 20, 1973) - Elton John / Candle In the Wind 1997 (Oct. 11, 1997) - Elton John
Long Yellow Road (April 4, 1974) - Toshika Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band
Song of the Soul (1975) - Cris Williamson
Ponta de Lanca Africano (Umbarauma) (1976) - Jorge Ben
Anarchy in the U.L. (Dec. 11, 1976) - Sex Pistols
Go Your Own Way (Jan. 8, 1977) - Fleetwood Mac
(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (Jan. 27, 1979) - Elvis Costello
The Devil Went Down to Georgia (June 30, 1979) - Charlie Daniels Band
Once in a Lifetime (Nov. 1, 1980) - Talking Heads
Nansi Imali (Here Is The Money) (c.1981-1982) - Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Sexual Healing (Oct. 16, 1982) - Marvin Gaye
Jump (Jan. 14, 1984) - Van Halen
Theme from The Natural (May 7, 1984) - Randy Newman
Walk This Way (July 26, 1986) - Run-DMC with Steven Tyler & Joe Perry
Sweet child O'Mine (June 25, 1988) - Guns'n'Roses
Follow the Leader (July 16, 1988) - Eric B. and Rakim
Erghen Diado (Song of Schopsko) (Dec. 17, 1988) - Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir
Hammer and a Nail (Oct. 13, 1990) - Indigo Girls
Ashokan Farewell (Dec. 22, 1990) - Jay Ungar & Fiddle Fever
Walking in Memphis (March 23, 1991) - Marc Cohn
Something to Talk About (July 20, 1991) - Bonnie Raitt
Why We Sing (March 12, 1994) - Kirk Franklin & the Family
You Oughta Know (June 17, 1995) - Alanis Morisette
Don't Speak (Oct. 19, 1996) - No Doubt
Torn (Feb. 14, 1998) - Natalie Imbruglia
Scarecrow (Oct. 23, 1999) - Melissa Etheridge
Somebody Hurt You (Aug. 10, 2004) - A Girl Called Eddy
Life Ain't Always Beautiful (Jan. 21, 2006) - Gary Allan
Hips Don't Lie (April 1, 2006) - Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean
The Long Way Round (Oct. 16, 2006) - Badly Drawn Boy
Falling Slowly (May 22, 2007) - Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
Forget You (F*** You) (Sept. 11, 2010) - Cee-Lo Green
Firework (Nov. 6, 2010) - Katy Perry
This Is Why We Fight (Feb. 26, 2011) - The Decembrists
Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You ) (Jan. 7, 2012) - Kelly Clarkson

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Fri May 09, 2014 6:59 pm

Falling Slowly (May 22, 2007) - Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

Just in case there is any confusion, this song is already on AM under the artist name "The Swell Season", though it is the same artist.
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Postby Henrik » Sun May 11, 2014 9:55 am

Thanks again, Kingoftonga!

"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye is listed both in playlist 1 and playlist 8. Should the second entry be Gladys Knight & The Pips' version?

I think there was another duplicate, but I have forgotten what it was. :(
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Postby Blanco » Mon May 12, 2014 7:11 pm

Henrik wrote:"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye is listed both in playlist 1 and playlist 8. Should the second entry be Gladys Knight & The Pips' version?

I think there was another duplicate, but I have forgotten what it was. :(


"Bridge Over Troubled Water", by Simon & Garfunkel, listed both in playlist 1 and 7.

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Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Mon May 12, 2014 7:40 pm

Looking through the index on Amazon, I can tell that Henrik is correct about the version of "Grapevine" in playlist 8. Meanwhile, in playlist 7, the version of "Bridge" is by Aretha Franklin.
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Postby Henrik » Mon May 12, 2014 8:26 pm

Blanco, yes that's the one!

And thanks Ron for looking up these entries!
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Postby stevejazz » Fri May 16, 2014 10:24 pm

Thanks very much to Kingoftonga for posting the remaining Playlists in my book. And thanks to Henrik for noting that the Playlist 7 version of "Bridge" is by Aretha, and the Playlist 8 version of "Grapevine" is by Gladys and the Pips. My apologies for not checking back in here until now. I've been busy working on the next edition of the encyclopedia, and also in making preparations for the New York trip on which I'll be interviewed by Dave Marsh. The hour-long interview will be on June 3, and will be aired on his Sirius-XM program shortly thereafter. We'll talk about what led up to the book, and play and discuss several songs that are featured. I've suggested that we do one song from each of several different genres (jazz, blues, country, world music, gospel) and several different decades, with a particular focus on some songs that are a little off the beaten path and which have interesting backstories. I'm looking forward to it.

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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby stevejazz » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:40 am

I had a blast earlier this week in New York taping rock critic Dave Marsh's Sirius-XM show "Kick Out the Jams." Dave loves my book "The Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings," and that enthusiasm comes across in the interview. The initial airing is Sunday morning on Channel 28 (the Spectrum) from 10 AM to 12 noon; it will also air again later in the week. My segment takes up the entire second hour. After the show we went out for dinner; he is just as cool a guy as any rock fan who's read his work the past 40 years would have imagined. Dave has agreed to write the introduction to my next volume of the encyclopedia, and will also provide me with some editorial feedback on song essays in the pop/rock/soul areas. He also extended an open invitation to return to the show, which I'm looking forward to doing. A terrific experience.

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Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:00 pm

The second encyclopedia is set to be released April 15. If the update isn't ready by then, I'd suggest using this as a cutoff date.
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Postby Henrik » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:50 pm

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:The second encyclopedia is set to be released April 15. If the update isn't ready by then, I'd suggest using this as a cutoff date.

Thanks for the update. I'm really looking forward to this.

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Postby StevieFan13 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:56 am

This is so cool! The exhaustive research is overwhelming. Can't wait to give this a look! (though, forgive me, I'm really hoping a Smiths song shows up in the next volume).
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Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:15 pm

Looks like it's been delayed until next month...
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Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Fri May 19, 2017 2:33 pm

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442254497/E ... es-3-and-4

So it looks like it's out. Amazon still lists it as unreleased, so I'm hoping they'll give us a "Look Inside" soon.
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