Let’s get this over with right now. This is the part where I admit that I have a total soft spot for 1950s and 1960s. If I capable of commanding that I’d been alive during these decades, I would do so in a heartbeat. But that kind of technology doesn’t exist yet. And so I settle for mooning over the vintage fashion from the time, the clean lines of the cars, and the bold colors of the 1950s.
I’ve sampled some choice tunes this week that will have you back in time at the soda shop within minutes!
50s jukebox hits : 100% original recordings and artists – This album really has it all, from Jerry Lee Lewis, to Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley! You’ll want to pull up a stool at a classic diner and tap your toes away to this one!
20 all time greatest hits! / James Brown – I personally don’t believe I could capture the music of the 1950s without including James Brown in this post. For a brief collection of hits from the master of music improv, look no farther!
2nd to none / Elvis – The unmistakable voice and swagger of Elvis Presley captivated the nation from his first television appearance. His hits have all been catalogued on this album! From ‘Hound Dog’ to ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, let this CD liven up your drive home from work!
The definitive collection / Chuck Berry – My introduction to Chuck Berry came the first time I saw “Back to the Future” as a child, and the song “Johnny B. Goode” has been one of my favorites ever since. This CD is sure to get you moving and grooving to the iconic work of Chuck Berry!
Rock, rhythm, and doo wop : the greatest songs from early rock ‘n’ roll – This 3 CD set is like capturing the exciting time of the 1950s in a bottle for all fans of Rock ‘N’ Roll music as it is today. We really owe all of our favorites to the music that started it all in the 1950s!
The Jerry Lee Lewis collection – Who can forget the unbelievable style that Jerry Lee Lewis brought to playing the piano? It’s astounding to watch his performances, but here for your listening pleasure, I bring you the CD set which includes his most popular tracks! Don’t miss it!
Next Week: The 1960s!