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Friday random ten: The 1950s

The 1950s. Poodle skirts, greasy kid stuff, James Dean, and some pretty good music.

1. Walkin’ Blues – Muddy Waters (1950)
2. All The Things You Are – Dizzy Gillespie (1953)
3. Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley and The Comets (1954)
4. I Got A Woman – Ray Charles (1954)
5. Angel Band – The Stanley Brothers (1955)
6. Brilliant Corners – Thelonious Monk (1956)
7. Blue Moon of Kentucky – Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys (1956)
8. Tom Dooley – Kingston Trio (1958)
9. Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin (1959)
10. Blue Rondo A La Turk – Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959)

I think this sums up the 1950s for those of us who didn’t live through it but who do remember the ubiquitous 1950s nostalgia from the 1970s:

Sit on it, nerds.

Entire song list report: Started with “Walk Humbly, Son” by Eddie From Ohio. The last song was “The Way She Walks”, by Trish and Darin, song #5847, for another 62 this week. I’m within 500 tunes of the end and the rewind through songs that were missed the first time. Woo hoo!

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