Wayne's Music 24/25 July 2010. 1950s.Duke's Place this must have been one heck of a recording session, when Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington got together for "Duke's Place".
House Rent Stomp Ken Colyer's Skiffle Group - long regarded as the "Father" of the New orlean's jazz movement in Europe, and one of the founding father's of Skiffle in Britain in 1957.
I'm Walkin' Ricky Nelson, already a star when he cut his first record in 1957.
Guitar Blues This is Chet Atkins first record featuring him playing in a bluesy style much more like Merle Travis than in the complex finger style that he would eventually become so famous for.
Frenesi The Four Freshmen in 1957 … the tight harmony band who played their own instruments influenced many - including The Beach Boys and The Manhattan Transfer, have recorded 50 albums since their formation in 1948. One O'Clock Jump Chuck Berry as you may NOT have heard him before - in the early days he would often lay down an instrumental track for a B-side - or an LP track … his distinct guitar playing always to the fore.
People Will Say We're In Love Nancy Wilson sings Rogers and Hammerstein from the musical "Oklahoma" in this 1959 session with Billy May's orchestra
I Got A Hole In My Pocket something from the height of the Rockabilly craze.In 1958. Little Jimmy Dickens was the envy of many artists because he had such a fantastic band Rudy's Rock Bill Haley And The Comets helped to change the course of music history with their stream of well-crafted rock n roll hits. Occasionally, The Comets were allowed to shine with some well chosen instrumentals as showstoppers. Here's an example from 1956
and many, many more ...