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Urban75 Album of the Year 1957

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by belboid, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

  2. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown Well-Known Member

    bugger, the greatest rock n' roll album of all time came out in 56
     
  3. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    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?
     
  4. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    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.
     
  5. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    The Folkways release? It's a compilation, I think.
     
  6. Lurdan

    Lurdan old wave

    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.
     
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  7. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    Fair enough. I don't have it anyway, so I can't include it in my list.
     
  8. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    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?
     
  9. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Here's Juan I prepared earlier

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    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)'

    Bugger.
     
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  10. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    There's an obvious number 1 for me, but the others don't seem to be arranging themselves into much of an order.
     
  11. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    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
     
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  12. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    I like all of those, but I wouldn't put any of them at the top of my list.
     
  13. Lurdan

    Lurdan old wave

    Found another interesting 1957 blues album - albeit a 10" one (Shhhh - dont tell).

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    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 :)
     
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  14. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    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.
     
  15. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    I'm enjoying these polls belboid, but they're going to cost me money!
     
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  16. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    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.
     
  17. Lurdan

    Lurdan old wave

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  18. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

  19. Lurdan

    Lurdan old wave

    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.
     
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  20. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    Ella has so many great records that year. She's in my list several times, including along with Louis.
     
  21. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    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.
     
  22. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    I didn't know Atomic Basie was '57 - it's a fabulous album. Splanky is a total banger.
     
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  23. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    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.
     
  24. Lurdan

    Lurdan old wave

    '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.

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  25. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    The '67 seems to be a straightforward repress, so I don't see why not.
     
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  26. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    Cheers. Just with it having a different title I thought I'd check.
     
  27. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    Buddy Holly sure looks like Charles Hawtrey on that cover :D

    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 :thumbs:
     
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  28. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    Anyway, can I ask for an adjudication from those who knows?

    LaVerne Baker - compilation or album? Cheers :)
     
  29. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    I want Doo-wop now! :hmm::thumbs:
     
  30. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

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