Tag: 1957

Song Of The Day: Buddy Holly, “Peggy Sue”

We pay tribute to the muse of one of rock’n roll’s earliest hits, Peggy Sue, who passed away yesterday in Lubbock, Texas.

Song Of The Day: George Barnes, “Turkey Cobbler”

Taken from the Modern Harmonic release, Country Jazz.

Bernard Herrmann: The Fantasy Film World of Bernard Herrmann (él Records)

This compilation highlights the best of the best science fiction soundtrack work from one of Hollywood’s masterful soundtrack composers.

Chuck Berry: After School Session (Hoodoo Records)

Chuck Berry’s 1957 debut album might not contain all the hits from the era–Berry was a singles man, after all–but it is a fine document of Berry’s versatility as a guitarist. This expanded edition also includes a handful of beloved contemporary singles.

The Platters: The Platters/The Flying Platters (Hoodoo Records)

Doo Wop group The Platters have stood the test of time, still sounding fresh sixty years later. This twofer offers their first two albums, with the added bonus of their iconic, non-album singles that made them a household name.

3AM Eternal: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, “Frenzy!” (1957)

Gotta love the frenetic energy of wild man Screamin’ Jay Hawkins….

Modern Jazz Quartet: Modern Jazz Quartet (Poll Winners)

The long-running jazz quartet’s fine 1957 self-titled album sees a reissue, with bonus tracks from a long-lost 1956 session. It’s an essential album from one of the best jazz combos of all time.

Corky Hale: Corky Hale (Croydon Municipal)

  Corky Hale is one of the world’s premiere harpists, a child prodigy turned teenage TV personality via her appearances on the Freddy Martin show, and then to a gig accompanying Liberace, which suddenly beget opportunities left and right, performing and recording with musicians of all stripes and genres. For the quality of her self-titled… Read More ›