An easy to read list of the Juke Box tracks

 

 

JUKE BOX - AUGUST 2014

 A-Z OF 50S MUSIC  "T"

 

1.       & 2. 1950 - TEARDROPS FROM MY EYES – RUTH BROWN / BILL HALEY

Miss RB spent 11 weeks at the top of the R&B charts with a song that Haley covered for the country market.

 

3.       1951 – TAXI BLUES – LITTLE RICHARD

Early R&B blues from the future rock’n’roll legend

 

4.       1952 – THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE DOING TO ME – THE DOMINOES

Clyde McPhatter sang lead on this standout  track.

 

5.       1953 – THERE STANDS THE GLASS – WEBB PIERCE

This classic drinking song headed the C&W charts for 12 weeks

 

6.       (PLEASE) THROW AWAY THE GLASS – BETTY CODY

The country singer who died just a couple of weeks ago, answers Webb’s hit.

 

7.       1954 - THERE’S GONNA BE A BALL – RUDY GRAYZELL

Early rockabilly gem from the popular Texan rocker

 

8.       1955 - TENNESSEE TODDY – MARTY ROBBINS

One of the all-time great country song stylists shows his rockabilly credentials

 

9.       1956 – TEENAGE LOVE – FRANKIE LYMON & THE TEENAGERS

An often overlooked track that surely ranks among the ground breaking group’s very best

 

10.   & 11. 1957 THINK – FIVE ROYALES / JAMES BROWN

The original from the group who put soul into 50s R&B, and the 1960 cover that gave James his biggest pop hit up to that time.

 

11.   1958 – TEAR IT UP – CHUCK WILEY

I remember thinking this rocker was a fantastic find when I came across it in 1960

 

12.   1959 –  THE TEEN COMMANDMENTS – PAUL ANKA, GEORGE HAMILTON IV, JOHNNY NASH

The clean cut teen trio give “good” advice to their many fans. Yes, iIt was meant to be taken seriously!

 

13.   TEENAGE PHILOSOPHER – BOBBY DAY

An oft-forgotten goodie from the man who is remembered for giving the world ‘Rockin’ Robin’

 

 

 

 

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