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Henrik, would you use this list?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:09 am
by SavoyBG
Maybe you want to incorporate this list into the site's ratings.....

Billboard did a poll of DJ's in 1956 asking for their favorite records of all time. Here's the results.

http://books.google.com/books?id=FgsEAA ... ds&f=false

1 - Star Dust - Artie Shaw
2 - Moonlight Serenasde - Glenn Miller
3 - Begin The Beguine - Artie Shaw
4 - Star Dust - Glenn Miller
5 - A String of Pearls - Glenn Miller
6 - Tenderly - Rosemary Clooney
7 - In The Mood - Glenn Miller
8 - Summit Ridge Drive - Artie Shaw
9 - Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing) - Benny Goodman
10 - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Les Brown
11 - I Can't Get Started - Bunny Berigan
12 - Opus One - Tommy Dorsey
13 - On The Sunny Side of the Street - Tommy Dorsey
14 - September Song - Walter Huston
15 - Frenesi - Artie Shaw
16 - Secret Love - Doris Day
17 - Sophisticated Lady - Duke Ellington
18 - Tuxedo Junction - Glenn Miller
19 - Don't Be That Way - Benny Goodman
20 - Blue Moon - Mel Torme
21 - You Made Me Love You - Harry James
22 - Star Dust - Tommy Dorsey (Frank Sinatra)
23 - It's Magic - Doris Day
24 - Sentimental Journey - Lew Brown (Doris Day)
25 - Dancing in the Dark - Artie Shaw
26 - Song From Moulin Rouge - Percy Faith
27 - Let's Dance - Benny Goodmam
28 - Marie - Tommy Dorsey
29 - Body And Soul - Coleman Hawkins
30 - Take The "A" Train - Duke Ellington

Re: Henrik, would you use this list?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:33 am
by Henrik
Of course, that will be a great addition!

It says "All-Time Standard Records". What does standard mean? Are any genres excluded from the list? There doesn't seem to be any rock songs on the list.

Re: Henrik, would you use this list?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:53 pm
by SavoyBG
Henrik wrote:Of course, that will be a great addition!

It says "All-Time Standard Records". What does standard mean? Are any genres excluded from the list? There doesn't seem to be any rock songs on the list.
Standard is not an indication of the genre, it just means that the songs listed have become classics over the course of time. You have to understand that most DJs in 1956 did not like rock and roll and considered it to be a fad that would soon be gone. There were very few adults who liked rock and roll in 1956. The guys voting on the list were likely in their late 30s, 40s, or 50s, and obviously they considered the swing era, when they were young, to be the greatest era for music.

It would be like if you did the same poll in 1984, you would not likely get any hip hop in the results, as most established DJs did not like rap music when it first started to become popular. Instead of Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw, you would get Beatles, Stones, Dylan, etc....in 1984.

I think you should use the list, there's so little legitimite info for you to incorporate about that era. "Star Dust" by Artie Shaw was at one time considered to be the greatest record of all time. If you listen to it, it is a great version with three tremendous separate solos by Billy Butterfield (trumpet), Jack Jenney (trombone) and Shaw (Clarinet).

Re: Henrik, would you use this list?

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:08 pm
by Henrik
There is also an albums list on page 45 in the Billboard magazine, where it also says that it's the ninth annual disk jockey poll. Bruce (or anyone), are any of the other polls available too?

Re: Henrik, would you use this list?

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:25 am
by lagire
Finally, Henrik, you didn't include the albums poll, Why?

Re: Henrik, would you use this list?

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:28 am
by Henrik
Iagire, I don't know how you manage to dig all these things up! :D

As I remember it, I found all-time standard record polls for several other years, but weren't sure how to deal with them, as they were really similar to each other, a bit like woxy's yearly update of the 500 best modern rock songs. So I probably put everything with these old Billboard lists aside.

This looks like a 1956 eoy albums list though, so there's no reason to wait to include it. Thanks for the reminder!