Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by belboid, Sep 13, 2017.
Belafonte* - Belafonte Sings Of The Caribbean
bugger, the greatest rock n' roll album of all time came out in 56
All the blues albums I've thought of are compilations of earlier 45s or 78s. (Or are released in 56 or 58!)
What qualifying blues albums are there?
Big Bill Broonzy Sing Country Blues is the only one I've found. Unfortunately I've never heard it nor can I find a copy on the internet. I do know most of the songs from compilations. It would so make my top ten but I can't put something in there that I haven't heard.
The Folkways release? It's a compilation, I think.
I don't think any of the recordings on it had previously been released. There's also a second 1957 Folkways album 'Big Bill Broonzy - His Story - Big Bill Broonzy Interviewed by Studs Terkel', which is a mixture of interview and songs from a 1956 radio broadcast. I've got a copy of the first but not the second - however I can't see why either shouldn't qualify.
Aside from that I can't find much blues on LP that isn't a compilation. There's an Otis Blackwell LP 'Singin' the Blues'. The two tracks on YouTube suggest it's a mixture of blues and RnB. There's a 1957 live album by Brother John Sellers recorded in London. And there are a couple of Josh White albums. Haven't heard any of the latter.
Fair enough. I don't have it anyway, so I can't include it in my list.
Adjudication request, belboid - "Jazz by Sun Ra", the 1957 release, was rereleased as "Sun Song" with a different cover, by a different label, in 1967. I know the later release but intend to include "Jazz by Sun Ra" on my list. Is that allowable?
ETA 'This 45 RPM 7-inch EP record is a re-issue of the material on two previously published
10-inch 78 RPM records, Decca F.10756 (pub. Aug. 1956) and F.10780 (pub. Oct. 1956)'
There's an obvious number 1 for me, but the others don't seem to be arranging themselves into much of an order.
Is it contentious to say I dont really click with the Miles Davis records of this era? Even a couple of years later (Porgy and Bess onwards) I feel it, but I think there are four! Miles albums to choose from in this year, classics Miles Ahead with Gil Evans, Around MIdnight, Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet and Bags Groove - none of which I really enjoy...not sure how to describe it....something a bit old fashioned about them. Any sympathy for that?
ordered lists are often a nonsense tbf
I like all of those, but I wouldn't put any of them at the top of my list.
Found another interesting 1957 blues album - albeit a 10" one (Shhhh - dont tell).
Released on the record label run by the legendary Dobells record shop in an edition of 99 copies.
This means over 10% of the eligible blues albums identified so far were by artists from the Deep South of the UK
I've got a Cyril Davis memorial album, but I've neither heard nor even heard of the above yellow album. I'll make it my business to acquire it.
I'm enjoying these polls belboid, but they're going to cost me money!
There's three Billie Holiday albums (two studio and a live with Ella) to choose from, but though I'd love to pick one (and would gladly include 1958's Lady In Satin), her '57 output is not among her best. Which is a shame because she is one of the great artists of the 20th century, and this decade is the only one she produced eligible albums during.
If it's this one you already have what's on it
Cyril Davies - Preachin' The Blues - The Cyril Davies Memorial Album - Discogs
That is the one I have! You've just saved me money. Cheers.
I was listening to 'Body and Soul' again - my problem with a lot of the stuff she recorded for Norman Granz is the backing groups he chose. But yeah not a vintage year for her IMO. Now Ella Fitzgerald by contrast had a very good year in terms of recordings.
Ella has so many great records that year. She's in my list several times, including along with Louis.
I'm struggling with what to do with the Atomic Basie. It's important, it's popular, but is it important Basie? I'm going to have to listen to it alongside the albums that are lined up to be in.
This is what's great about these threads. They make me listen to stuff comparatively.
I didn't know Atomic Basie was '57 - it's a fabulous album. Splanky is a total banger.
seriously, it's great. I don't usually go for that big band sound, but they're totally on it from start to finish. really exciting music.
'Atomic Mr. Basie' is a little slick for me. I like the two 1957 live Basie albums from that years Newport festival. Particularly this one with one side of Basie backing Joe Williams, and the other of Dizzy Gillespie with Mary Lou Williams doing part of her Zodiac Suite and a fantastic version of Carioca.
The '67 seems to be a straightforward repress, so I don't see why not.
Cheers. Just with it having a different title I thought I'd check.
Buddy Holly sure looks like Charles Hawtrey on that cover
I was going to sit out this poll as I don't own any albums from 1957 - everything I have from 57 is on one compilation or another. But then I thought I'd just have a peek at what albums were released and... AWOPBOPALOOBOP ALOPBAMBOOM! I've been listening to albums released in '57 for the last two days and I've easily got a top 10. There's loads of great rock'n'roll, rockabilly, mambo and doo wop albums.
Well done belboid. You've already made me discover some great new music with this thread
Anyway, can I ask for an adjudication from those who knows?
LaVerne Baker - compilation or album? Cheers
I want Doo-wop now!
Just for you: The Cadillacs - Zoom
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