An easy to read list of the Juke Box tracks

 

JUKE BOX - APRIL 2014

 A-Z OF 50S MUSIC  'O'

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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