The 50 greatest albums of the 1950s, as picked by yours truly. Continue reading The 50 Greatest Albums of the 1950s
Olde English folk by an Appalachian American.
Grade: B+ Continue reading The Unquiet Grave – Andrew Rowan Summers
Three mediocre soundtracks from an American legend. Continue reading Doris Day in 1951
Old-time country that even a hipster could love.
Grade: B+ Continue reading Songs of Jimmie Rodgers (Lefty Frizzell)
Links to my reviews of the music of 1951. Continue reading The Music of 1951
The “Why doesn’t Stan Kenton get the credit he deserves?” campaign.
Grade: A Continue reading Innovations in Modern Music – Stan Kenton
A great inventor, an even better musician.
Grade: A- Continue reading The New Sound – Les Paul
A rising star showcases her remarkable abilities.
Grade: B+ Continue reading Sarah Vaughan – Sarah Vaughan
Bud Powell will cure what ails you.
Grade: A Continue reading Piano Solos #2 – Bud Powell
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1950. Continue reading Classical Check-Up – 1950
Jazz from a bygone era, by one of the genre’s most underrated performers.
Grade: A Continue reading The Last Testament of a Great New Orleans Jazzman – Bunk Johnson
An early Frank Sinatra album finds a superstar in the making.
Grade: A- Continue reading Swing and Dance with Frank Sinatra – Frank Sinatra
A dusty Mexican export that is full of nostalgia.
Grade: A- Continue reading Sones of Mexico – Trio Aguilillas