Alley GatorPoster topBLOGArticles and CommentsSongsTimelinePlaylistsAlbumsDatabaseAlbum ListsArtistsPantheonArtist ListsResourcesBits and PiecesTips & AdviceBooks & Websites

Timeline

 
Search for Artist or Title
1945194619471948194919501951195219531954195519561957195819591960196119621963196419651966196719681969197019711972197319741975197619771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014
1945-19531954-19631964-19691970-19791980-19891990-19992000-2014
Songs 1 - 100 of 2358   |   Songs per page    100     250     500     Show All   |   Refresh   |   |<<   <<     >>   >>| 
Year Month Song Title Artist More
1954 Start of School Year October I`m Ready Muddy Waters
I`m Ready
CD Source: His Best, 1947-1955 & 1956-1964 (2)
Time: 3:02
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 

 
info
The Wind The Diablos Feat. Nolan Strong
The Wind
CD Source: 25 More All-Time Doo Wop Hits (1954-63+)
Time: 3:02
Sequenced by: released third week of 9/54
Honored by: DM
 
Some songs are known only to doo-wop fans; "The Wind" is among the best of the slow ones. It features a dramatic tenor lead with back-up chanting ("wind, wind, blow") and a memorable mid-song recitation. The Jesters` fine cover version appears in many doo-wop compilations, but the Diablos` superb, over-the-top original version was impossible to find on CD until 2003, when Varese Saraband included it in this hits collection. Smokey Robinson has said that, along with Clyde McPhatter, Nolan Strong was an early inspiration of his. Once pointed out, the influence is evident in Strong`s falsetto vocal timbre and phrasing, which we can easily imagine the young Robinson emulating.
 
Sample 1: The Wind
 
infocommentsamples
November Hearts of Stone The Charms
Hearts of Stone
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:53
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 

 
info
Good Rockin` Tonight Elvis Presley
Good Rockin` Tonight
CD Source: The Complete 50`s Masters (1953-58) (5)
Time: 2:12
Sequenced by: released fourth week of 9/54
Honored by: DM
 

 
info
December Sincerely The Moonglows
Sincerely
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 3:10
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM
 

 
info
White Christmas The Drifters Feat. Bill Pinkney & Clyde McPhatter
White Christmas
CD Source: Rockin` & Driftin` (1953-66+) (3)
Time: 2:38
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
info
Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) The Penguins
Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:54
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
info
1955 January Tweedle Dee LaVern Baker
Tweedle Dee
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 3:04
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 

 
info
Pledging My Love Johnny Ace
Pledging My Love
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:27
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM DG
 
Many CD reissues of this song use a source tape where a splice can be heard about half way through. Besides "Blowing The Fuse," you can find a completely intact version on "The Golden Age of American R&R vol.6" Ace (UK) 650 (1997)
 
infocomment
I Got A Woman Ray Charles
I Got A Woman
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:49
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
info
February Ko Ko Mo Gene and Eunice
Ko Ko Mo
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:41
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 

 
info
The Wallflower (aka Roll with Me Henry) Etta James
The Wallflower (aka Roll with Me Henry)
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:56
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 

 
info
March Close Your Eyes The Five Keys
Close Your Eyes
CD Source: The Doo Wop Box (+1953-63+) (4)
Time: 2:16
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 

 
info
April What`cha Gonna Do Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
What`cha Gonna Do
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:45
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DG
 
This song was written by Atlantic Records` president, Ahmet Ertegun (as Nugetre, Ertegun spelled backwards). Its melody and arrangement were "borrowed" by Hank Ballard, who added new lyrics and recorded it as "The Twist." According to Ertegun, Ballard once owned up to him directly, but Ertegun never pressed for credit to be acknowledged officially.
 
Sample 1: What`cha Gonna Do - Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
 
Sample 2: The Twist - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
 
infocommentsamples
Don`t Be Angry Nappy Brown
Don`t Be Angry
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:21
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 

 
info
May Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:42
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: RS
 

 
info
I`m A Man Bo Diddley
I`m A Man
CD Source: His Best (1955-62+)
Time: 2:59
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: RS DM
 
The Muddy Waters` song, "Mannish Boy," is his cover version of Bo Diddley`s "I`m A Man." The different name hardly disguised Muddy`s intent to stake his claim on it.
 
infocomment
(We`re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock Bill Haley & His Comets
(We`re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock
CD Source: Bill Rocks (1951-59)
Time: 2:10
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 
This song was first recorded by Haley in April 1954 and released the next month (as the B-side to "Thirteen Women"). It sold about 75,000 copies. When it was interpolated into the movie "Blackboard Jungle" in the spring of 1955, the record was re-released and immediately shot to #1 on the pop charts. Its guitar solo was taken directly from "Rock the Joint," a hit for Haley from 1952.
 
infocomment
Ain`t It A Shame (aka Ain`t That A Shame) Fats Domino
Ain`t It A Shame (aka Ain`t That A Shame)
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:25
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
info
June Story Untold The Nutmegs
Story Untold
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:18
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
info
July Seventeen Boyd Bennett
Seventeen
CD Source: Golden Age of American R&R v9 (1955-63)
Time: 2:05
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
info
Fool For You Ray Charles
Fool For You
CD Source: Pure Genius-Complete Atlantic (52-59) (7) +DVD
Time: 3:02
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 

 
info
Baby Let`s Play House Elvis Presley
Baby Let`s Play House
CD Source: Elvis` Golden Records (extended) (54-57)
Time: 2:16
Sequenced by: country
Honored by: DM
 

 
info
August Manish Boy (aka Mannish Boy) Muddy Waters
Manish Boy (aka Mannish Boy)
CD Source: His Best, 1947-1955 & 1956-1964 (2)
Time: 2:49
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: RS DM
 
The Muddy Waters` song, "Mannish Boy," is his cover version of Bo Diddley`s "I`m A Man." The different name hardly disguised Muddy`s intent to stake his claim on it.
 
infocomment
Maybellene Chuck Berry
Maybellene
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:18
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
info
Only You (And You Alone) The Platters
Only You (And You Alone)
CD Source: Enchanted - The Best of (1955-60 & 66-67)
Time: 2:33
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
info
September Feel So Good Shirley & Lee
Feel So Good
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:49
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 

 
info
Start of School Year I Hear You Knocking Smiley Lewis
I Hear You Knocking
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:31
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 

 
info
All Around the World Little Willie John
All Around the World
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:54
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM
 

 
info
October Mystery Train Elvis Presley
Mystery Train
CD Source: ELVIS 75 - Good Rockin` Tonight (1953-77) (4)
Time: 2:24
Sequenced by: country
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
info
At My Front Door The El Dorados
At My Front Door
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:35
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
info
November When You Dance The Turbans
When You Dance
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:54
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
info
Tutti Frutti Little Richard
Tutti Frutti
CD Source: Little Richard Rocks (1951-64+)
Time: 2:23
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
info
Smokey Joe`s Cafe The Robins
Smokey Joe`s Cafe
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:46
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM
 

 
info
December The Great Pretender The Platters
The Great Pretender
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:36
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
info
1956 January Speedoo The Cadillacs
Speedoo
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:17
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
info
Need Your Love So Bad Little Willie John
Need Your Love So Bad
CD Source: Fever: The Best of (1955-62)
Time: 2:15
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM
 

 
info
Devil or Angel The Clovers
Devil or Angel
CD Source: Down in the Alley/Best of (1951-55)
Time: 2:24
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM
 

 
info
See You Later, Alligator Bill Haley & His Comets
See You Later, Alligator
CD Source: Bill Rocks (1951-59)
Time: 2:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
info
February Why Do Fools Fall in Love The Teenagers Feat. Frankie Lymon
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:19
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
info
Eddie My Love The Teen Queens
Eddie My Love
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 3:11
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 

 
info
Drown in My Own Tears Ray Charles
Drown in My Own Tears
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 3:20
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM
 

 
info
March Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison Blues
CD Source: Sun Records Collection (1950-59+) (3)
Time: 2:48
Sequenced by: country
Honored by: RS
 

 
info
Smokestack Lightnin` Howlin` Wolf
Smokestack Lightnin`
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 3:04
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: RS
 

 
info
Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins
Blue Suede Shoes
CD Source: Carl Rocks (1955-75+)
Time: 2:16
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
Carl Perkins wrote and recorded "Blue Suede Shoes" before Elvis Presley did, but many people were confused about "whose song it was" because both artists had competing versions in record stores (and being played on the radio) at the same time. Carl`s version spent nine weeks in the national top 10 between mid-March and mid-May. Meanwhile, Elvis released his first LP and an extended-play 45, both of which featured his version of "Blue Suede Shoes" as the lead track, in mid-March. For the last four weeks that the Perkins version enjoyed national top 10 status, the Presley version - as an EP, not a single - was perched in the top 40. The EP peaked at #20 on the best-sellers chart the sixth week that Carl Perkins` single was in the top 10, still at #4.
 
infocomment
Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley
Heartbreak Hotel
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 2:09
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
info
Long Tall Sally Little Richard
Long Tall Sally
CD Source: Little Richard Rocks (1951-64+)
Time: 2:08
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
info
Slippin` and Slidin` Little Richard
Slippin` and Slidin`
CD Source: Little Richard Rocks (1951-64+)
Time: 2:41
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM
 

 
info
April Please, Please, Please James Brown
Please, Please, Please
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:44
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM
 

 
info
Blue Suede Shoes Elvis Presley
Blue Suede Shoes
CD Source: 2nd To None (1954-77+)
Time: 2:00
Sequenced by: single (extended play 45)
Honored by: RS
 
Carl Perkins wrote and recorded "Blue Suede Shoes" before Elvis Presley did, but many people were confused about "whose song it was" because both artists had competing versions in record stores (and being played on the radio) at the same time. Carl`s version spent nine weeks in the national top 10 between mid-March and mid-May. Meanwhile, Elvis released his first LP and an extended-play 45, both of which featured his version of "Blue Suede Shoes" as the lead track, in mid-March. For the last four weeks that the Perkins version enjoyed national top 10 status, the Presley version - as an EP, not a single - was perched in the top 40. The EP peaked at #20 on the best-sellers chart the sixth week that Carl Perkins` single was in the top 10, still at #4.
 
infocomment
I`m in Love Again Fats Domino
I`m in Love Again
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 1:53
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
info
My Blue Heaven Fats Domino
My Blue Heaven
CD Source: Fats Rocks (1949-61)
Time: 2:06
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 

 
info
Little Girl of Mine The Cleftones
Little Girl of Mine
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 3:07
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
info
May I Want You to Be My Girl Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
I Want You to Be My Girl
CD Source:
Time: 2:50
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
info
Corrine, Corrina Big Joe Turner
Corrine, Corrina
CD Source: Big Joe Turner Rocks (1939-58)
Time: 2:50
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
info
Ruby Baby The Drifters
Ruby Baby
CD Source: Rockin` & Driftin` (1953-66+) (3)
Time: 2:20
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 

 
info
Fever Little Willie John
Fever
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:41
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM DG
 
Little Willie John`s great soul ballad was a huge hit on the R&B charts in late spring and summer 1956 but projected too much heat for pop radio at that time. Two years later Peggy Lee wrote more playful lyrics for the second half of "Fever" and transformed it into a pop masterpiece. For the samples I chose a verse common to both versions of the song to emphasize the musical differences between them. The original features a strong, insistent, horn-driven riff undergirding John`s impassioned gospel tenor vocal. The cover rearranges the riff into virtually a bass solo with finger snaps and drum accents, creating more of a supper-club feel for Lee`s seductive contralto voice. When Elvis Presley covered the song in 1960 he adopted the Peggy Lee arrangement, which became her signature song.
 
Sample 1: Fever - Peggy Lee
 
Sample 2: Fever - Little Willie John
 
infocommentsamples
My Baby Left Me Elvis Presley
My Baby Left Me
CD Source: Elvis` Golden Records (extended) (54-57)
Time: 2:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
info
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You Elvis Presley
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
CD Source: 2nd To None (1954-77+)
Time: 2:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
info
June Hallelujah, I Love Her So Ray Charles
Hallelujah, I Love Her So
CD Source: Pure Genius-Complete Atlantic (52-59) (7) +DVD
Time: 2:35
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 

 
info
Crazy Arms Ray Price
Crazy Arms
CD Source: Country Edition of Golden Age of R&R series (1956-65)
Time: 2:32
Sequenced by: country
Honored by: DM
 

 
info
Treasure of Love Clyde McPhatter
Treasure of Love
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:09
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
info
Ooby Dooby Roy Orbison
Ooby Dooby
CD Source: The Soul of Rock and Roll (1955-88) (4)
Time: 2:11
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
info
Roll Over Beethoven Chuck Berry
Roll Over Beethoven
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:22
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
info
July Be-Bop-A-Lula Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
Be-Bop-A-Lula
CD Source: The Screaming End: Best of (1956-57)
Time: 2:34
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
info
I Walk the Line Johnny Cash
I Walk the Line
CD Source: Love God Murder (1955-96) (3)
Time: 2:46
Sequenced by: country
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
info
Rip It Up Little Richard
Rip It Up
CD Source: Little Richard Rocks (1951-64+)
Time: 2:21
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
info
A Casual Look The Six Teens
A Casual Look
CD Source: Golden Age of American R&R v9 (1955-63)
Time: 2:23
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
info
Hound Dog Elvis Presley
Hound Dog
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 2:15
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
Hound Dog and Don`t Be Cruel were both huge #1 hits on the same 45, the undisputed king of all double-sided singles in the 20th century.
 
infocomment
Don`t Be Cruel Elvis Presley
Don`t Be Cruel
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 2:04
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
Hound Dog and Don`t Be Cruel were both huge #1 hits on the same 45, the undisputed king of all double-sided singles in the 20th century.
 
infocomment
August Honky Tonk Part I Bill Doggett
Honky Tonk Part I
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 3:04
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 
Parts I and II were the A and B side of King 4950. Both sides were played on the radio and in jukeboxes, and both sides were listed on charts in 1956. Part II (the saxophone solo) was re-released by itself on King 5444 in 1961. In the CD reissue era, just about every other two-part hit record has been reissued in a single, uninterrupted digital file, but the unedited master tape of "Honky Tonk" was apparently destroyed long ago.
 
infocomment
Honky Tonk Part II Bill Doggett
Honky Tonk Part II
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:36
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 
Parts I and II were the A and B side of King 4950. Both sides were played on the radio and in jukeboxes, and both sides were listed on charts in 1956. Part II (the saxophone solo) was re-released by itself on King 5444 in 1961. In the CD reissue era, just about every other two-part hit record has been reissued in a single, uninterrupted digital file, but the unedited master tape of "Honky Tonk" was apparently destroyed long ago.
 
infocomment
Let the Good Times Roll Shirley & Lee
Let the Good Times Roll
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:21
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 

 
info
Start of School Year September In the Still of the Night The Five Satins
In the Still of the Night
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 3:03
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
Although it never reached the top 10 for even one week in New York City during its original release, "In the Still of the Night" kept winning polls as the most popular oldie for decades afterwards (at least in the eastern half of the country - "Earth Angel" might claim that distinction for those who grew up with a stronger tie to Los Angeles). Both songs were featured on the first "Oldies But Goodies" album, which charted continuously from September 1959 into 1963.
 
infocomment
The Closer You Are The Channels
The Closer You Are
CD Source: The Doo Wop Box (+1953-63+) (4)
Time: 3:02
Sequenced by: released third week of 8/56
Honored by:
 
This song only charted in New York City but is well known to doo-wop lovers everywhere.
 
infocomment
October Race With the Devil Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
Race With the Devil
CD Source: The Screaming End: Best of (1956-57)
Time: 2:02
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
This follow-up to Be-Bop-A-Lula never caught on with radio programmers.
 
infocomment
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 2:42
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
info
Anyway You Want Me Elvis Presley
Anyway You Want Me
CD Source: Elvis` Golden Records (extended) (54-57)
Time: 2:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
info
Blueberry Hill Fats Domino
Blueberry Hill
CD Source: Fats Rocks (1949-61)
Time: 2:24
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
info
Singing the Blues Marty Robbins
Singing the Blues
CD Source: The Essential 1951-1982 (2)
Time: 2:26
Sequenced by: country
Honored by:
 
Guy Mitchell covered this song and had a huge, huge pop hit with it, but the original is a better record, and was a giant country hit in its own right. The samples illustrate the difference between records that are pitched to the country and pop markets. Mainly, even as today, they differ primarily in instrumentation and vocal style. The original features a slide guitar and Marty Robbins using his yodel to great effect. The cover replaces the slide guitar with various background vocalizing - including whistling! - and exploits Guy Mitchell`s versatile voice to sound every bit the contemporary pop stylist.
 
Sample 1: Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell
 
Sample 2: Singing The Blues - Marty Robbins
 
infocommentsamples
Too Much Monkey Business Chuck Berry
Too Much Monkey Business
CD Source: Chuck Berry Rocks (1955-64)
Time: 2:54
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 
"Too Much Monkey Business" and "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" were A and B sides of Chess 1635. One side lagged a few weeks behind the other.
 
infocomment
Lonely Avenue Ray Charles
Lonely Avenue
CD Source: Pure Genius-Complete Atlantic (52-59) (7) +DVD
Time: 2:42
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM
 

 
info
November Brown Eyed Handsome Man Chuck Berry
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
CD Source: Chuck Berry Rocks (1955-64)
Time: 2:19
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: RS DM
 
"Too Much Monkey Business" and "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" were A and B sides of Chess 1635. One side lagged a few weeks behind the other.
 
infocomment
Love Me Elvis Presley
Love Me
CD Source: 2nd To None (1954-77+)
Time: 2:43
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 
"Love Me" was the lead song of a four-track "extended play" (EP) record. It was unusual for EPs to make the singles chart at all; it was unprecedented for one to reach the top 10, where "Love Me" remained for two months, peaking at #6. The song was written ("as a send-up of country music") by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller and originally recorded on their Spark label in 1954 by gospel singers Willy & Ruth. Comparing the samples, ignoring the stark differences in production values, you can hear clearly how Elvis` sincerity, commitment, and great vocal skills transformed an ordinary, simple tune into an unforgettable, bravura performance.
 
Sample 1: Love Me - Elvis Presley
 
Sample 2: Love Me - Willy & Ruth
 
infocommentsamples
December Oh, What A Night The Dells
Oh, What A Night
CD Source:
Time: 2:54
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 
The Dells recorded an updated and rearranged version of this song in 1969. They covered their own song! This original version was also spelled "Oh What A Nite" at the time.
 
infocomment
Goodnight My Love Jesse Belvin
Goodnight My Love
CD Source:
Time: 3:04
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM
 
For years, the song which Alan Freed played last on his radio show - his "sign-off" song.
 
infocomment
The Train Kept A-Rollin` The Johnny Burnette Trio
The Train Kept A-Rollin`
CD Source: The Golden Era of Rock `N` Roll 1954-1963 (3)
Time: 2:16
Sequenced by: released second week of 10/56
Honored by: DM
 

 
info
Since I Met You Baby Ivory Joe Hunter
Since I Met You Baby
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:43
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM
 

 
info
A Thousand Miles Away The Heartbeats
A Thousand Miles Away
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:25
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM
 

 
info
Ain`t Got No Home Clarence "Frog Man" Henry
Ain`t Got No Home
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:20
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
info
1957 January Young Love Sonny James
Young Love
CD Source: Traditions in Country Music (1945-58)
Time: 2:29
Sequenced by: country
Honored by:
 

 
info
Blue Monday Fats Domino
Blue Monday
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:15
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
info
Jim Dandy LaVern Baker
Jim Dandy
CD Source: Blowing the Fuse/R&B Classics(1945-60)(16)
Time: 2:10
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: RS
 

 
info
Love is Strange Mickey & Sylvia
Love is Strange
CD Source: Golden Age of American R&R v11 (1955-63)
Time: 2:55
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by: DM DG
 
If you want the original hit single of this song, you must listen carefully. A second master tape has frequently been reissued on CD that has a female vocalist dubbed over the background vocal on the original (first heard 18 seconds into the song). Even my "reference" series, the vaunted Bear Family "Blowing The Fuse" 1957 CD, has the wrong version! One other source for the undubbed master is "The Golden Era of R&R 1954-1963" Hip-O 2251 (2004).
 
infocomment
February End of the Road Jerry Lee Lewis
End of the Road
CD Source: Jerry Rocks (1956-77)
Time: 1:48
Sequenced by: released second week of 12/56
Honored by:
 

 
info
The Girl Can`t Help It Little Richard
The Girl Can`t Help It
CD Source: Little Richard Rocks (1951-64+)
Time: 2:20
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
info
Twenty Flight Rock Eddie Cochran
Twenty Flight Rock
CD Source: All We Wanna Do Is Rock (1953-60)
Time: 1:44
Sequenced by: in movie, "The Girl Can`t Help It"
Honored by:
 

 
info
Butterfly Charlie Gracie
Butterfly
CD Source: Cameo Parkway Greatest Hits(1957-1966)
Time: 2:21
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
info
Ain`t That Love Ray Charles
Ain`t That Love
CD Source: Pure Genius-Complete Atlantic (52-59) (7) +DVD
Time: 2:50
Sequenced by: R&B
Honored by:
 

 
info
March Party Doll Buddy Knox
Party Doll
CD Source:
Time: 2:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
info
Songs 1 - 100 of 2358   |   Songs per page    100     250     500     Show All   |   Refresh   |   |<<   <<     >>   >>|