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Old 05-30-2009, 10:02 AM
Location: Baja Arizona
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Originally Posted by FlaGrrrl View Post
Sure.. but what about Come On Let's Go.. I almost went with that one.

Here it is,

Come On Let's Go - Ritchie Valens 1958

YouTube - Ritchie Valens-Come On Lets Go
Excellent! That was his very first recording!
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Old 05-30-2009, 03:46 PM
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What wonderful selections Some more 50's song i like.

Bo Diddley - Bring it to Jerome
Buddy Holly - Well Alright
Jody Reynolds - Endless Sleep
Bobby Vee - Suzie Baby
The Drifters - There goes my Baby
Bobby Blue Bland - Iíll Take Care of You (this cat was good)
Everly Brothers Ďs version of Roving Gambler
The Impressions - For your Precious Love
Johnny Cash - I Still Miss Someone
John Guitar Watson - Space Guitar
Johnny Otis - Willie and the Hand Jive
The Spaniels - Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

Hey catman, you should have included Gene Vincentís song Catman, the screams in the song rock and Cliif Gallup on guitar.
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:41 AM
Location: Rural Northern California
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Johnny Horton (pretty much his entire collection).

North to Alaska: Well, technically, it was recorded in 1960, but it's definitely a 50's style country song.

YouTube - North To Alaska ~ Johnny Horton

George turned to Sam with his gold in his hand,
Said: "Sam you're a-lookin'at a lonely, lonely man.
"I'd trade all the gold that's buried in this land,
"For one small band of gold to place on sweet little Ginnie's hand.

"'Cos a man needs a woman to love him all the time.
"Remember, Sam, a true love is so hard to find.
"I'd build for my Ginnie, a honeymoon home.
"Below that old white mountain just a little south-east of Nome."
I think that captures the spirit of the West so well, and far more than just Alaska.

Sink the Bismarck: Also, technically recorded in 1960, but c'mon, one year? I think it still counts.

YouTube - SINK THE BISMARCK ~ sung by Johnny Horton

The Hood found the Bismarck and on that fatal day
The Bismarck started firing fifteen miles away
We gotta sink the Bismarck was the battle sound
But when the smoke had cleared away the mighty Hood went down
For six long days and weary nights they tried to find her trail
Churchill told the people put every ship asail
Cause somewhere on that ocean I know she's gotta be
We gotta sink the Bismarck to the bottom of the sea.
Such a fitting tribute to an amazing naval confrontation, the Battle of the Denmark Strait. The true behind this story is absolutely fascinating, if you're in to military history. The Bismarck weighed over 100 million pounds, and featured eight 15 inch (diameter) main guns, firing shells that weighed as much as a Volkswagen Beetle. The Hood, the most storied and well known ship in the British fleet, itself weighing nearly 100 million pounds (and also armed with eight 15 inch guns), was completely beneath the waves within 11 minutes of firing the first shot, taking with her 1,400 souls (only three survivors).

Comanche (the Brave Horse): A song about the lone American survivor on the American side of the Little Big Horn (Custer's last stand). Comanche was badly wounded, but nursed back to health, and forever after only brought out during military parades and special occasions, with a pair of boots fixed in stirrups pointing backwards.

YouTube - comanche

The battle was over at Custer's last stand
And taps were sounding for all the brave men
While one lone survivor wounded and weak
Comanche the Brave Horse laied at the General's feet
Comanche you fought hard Comanche you tried
You were a good soldier so hold your head up high
For even the greatest sometimes must fall Comanche the Brave Horse you gave your all

Though you are silent your deeds did speak loud
If your buddies could see you I know they'd be proud
The symbol of bravery at the Little Big Horn
Poor old Comanche your battle scarred and worn

Comanche you fought hard...
Comanche you fought hard...
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by truemuck View Post
"Walkin after Midnight" is a great song. One of my best memories of that song was when I was drinking in this country bar and someone put that and "Crazy" on the jukebox. For some odd reason, I just thought that was so cool.
Well for some odd reason I think that's pretty cool myself!
I love Patsy! With a passion!

I just found this! My 50s contribution for the day.

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Old 05-31-2009, 03:01 AM
Location: Metromess
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As long as we're bending the rules a bit about songs being strictly from the 50s, I offer the following which were done in the style of the 50s:

My True Story - The Jive Five
Blue Moon - The Marcels
Denise - Randy & the Rainbows
A Thousand Stars - Kathy Young

And several by Duane Eddy and The Ventures (I love instrumentals)
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:46 AM
Location: Nowhere
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C.C. Rider - Chuck Willis 1957

YouTube - Chuck Willis C C Rider

This was later covered by Elvis, I believe.. but the tempo was kicked up a bit more.
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:02 PM
Location: miami, fla. enjoying the relative cool, for now ;)
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this recording is from 1960, the last year of the 1950s but the song was popularized by muddy waters in 1957.

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Old 06-01-2009, 12:38 AM
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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"Just Because" - Elvis Presley
"Blue Suede Shoes" - Carl Perkins
"Witch Doctor" - David Seville
"Young Love" - Sonny James
"Hey Porter" - Johnny Cash
"Running Bear" - Johnny Preston
"North to Alaska" - Johnny Horton
"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" - Jerry Lee Lewis
"Charlie Brown - Coasters
"The Great Pretender" - Platters
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:35 AM
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I'm Walkin' - Fats Domino 1957

YouTube - Fats Domino - I'm Walking
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:58 AM
Location: Philaburbia
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Mr. Sandman -- the Chordettes
Suzy Snowflake -- Rosemary Clooney (you can thank Captain Kangaroo for that one, LOL)
Rave On -- Buddy Holly and the Crickets
Mr. Blue -- the Fleetwoods
At the Hop -- Danny and the Juniors
Donna -- Ritchie Valens
Get a Job -- the Silhouettes
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes -- the Platters
Jambalaya -- Hank Williams
Walkin' After Midnight -- Patsy Cline
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