An easy to read list of the Juke Box tracks

 

 

JUKE BOX - SEPTEMBER 2014

 A-Z OF 50S MUSIC  "U" & "V"

 

1.     

1. 1950 – UNTIL JESUS CALLS ME HOME – SOUL STIRRERS (FEAT. SAM COOKE)

Easy to spot the roots of soul music in this early Sam Cooke fronted track

 

2. 1951 – V-EIGHT BABY – TOMMY BROWN

Another ahead of its time track on which Tommy wails “Rock pretty mama rock”

 

3.  1952 – UNTIL THE REAK THING COMES ALONG – BILLY BUNN & HIS BUDDIES

The old standard is given a soulful early doo wop treatment

 

4. 1953 – UH UH HONEY – KEN MARVIN

Early rockabilly sound

 

5. 1954 – VICIOUS, VICIOUS VODKA – AMOS MILBURN

Another drink-related R&B goodie from the ‘Bad Bad Whiskey’ man

 

6. & 7. 1955 – UNCHAINED MELODY – ROY HAMILTON / FIVE DISCS

The original R&B /Pop crossover hit followed by a lively doo wop re-working

 

8. 1956 - UNCLE PEN – PORTER WAGONER

The 1956 C&W hit version of a Bill Monroe favourite that Elvis is said to have recorded

 

9. 1957 – VALLEY OF TEARS (NO VOCAL GROUP) – FATS DOMINO

If you ever wondered what it would sound like without the “heavenly choir”

 

10.      1958 – UNCLE JOHN – WILD CHILD GIBSON

The saga of ‘Long Tall Sally’ continues

 

11.      1959 – UPTOWN – ROY ORBISON

Roy’s US hit prior to ‘Only The Lonely’

 

12.      1960 – VALERIE – JACKIE & THE STARLITES

If you haven’t heard it before, this great doo wopper will bring a tear to the eye