JUKE BOX - APRIL 2014
A-Z OF 50S MUSIC 'O'
1. 1950 - OH BABE! - JIMMY PRESTON
The man who gave the world 'Rock The Joint' in 1949, with his version of the much recorded Louis Prima hit.
2. 1951 - OLD MACDONALD - FIVE KEYS
The children's favourite is given a rockin' workout by the pioneering vocal group.
3. 1952 - OAKIE BOOGIE - ELLA MAE MORSE
Ground-breaking country boogie by the under-rated vocal stylist.
4. 1953 - OLD AGE BOOGIE (PT 1) - ROY BROWN
Another early 50s boogie that helped point the way to rock'n'roll.
5. 1954 - ONLY YOU (Original version) - PLATTERS
Their King recording - the year before their million selling rendition on Mercury.
6. 1955- OFF-BEAT BOOGIE - ROY HALL
This singer/pianist who was an early inspiration of Jerry Lee Lewis, with the third boogie in this playlist.
7. 1956 - ON MY WORD OF HONOR - B.B. KING
Blues legend fronts a doo wop group on the original version of this Platters hit.
8. 1957 - OH BOY! - SONNY WEST
An alternative version of the Crickets' classic by the song's composer.
9. 1958 - ONE NIGHT OF SIN (ORIGINAL BANNED LYRIC) - ELVIS PRESLEY
Elvis had to tone down the lyrics on his hit version, but here he sings Smiley Lewis' original lyric.
10. 1959- OH CAROL (IN HEBREW) - NEIL SEDAKA
If you know the song - feel free to join in!
11. 1959 - OH NEIL - CAROLE KING
The famous singer/songwriters' funny answer to Neil's hit.
12. 1960 - OVER THE RAINBOW - DEMENSIONS
Unique treatment of the old favourite which made the US Top 20.