Tag: 1959

Wes Montgomery Featuring The Eddie Higgins Trio: One Night In Indy (Resonance Records)

This live set, taken from 1959, finds Montgomery performing with pianist Eddie Higgins, and is an enjoyable recording of a master at play.

3AM Eternal: Buddy Holly, “Raining In My Heart” (1959)

Death couldn’t stop Buddy Holly from releasing new music; this fine single was but the first of many great posthumous releases.

Twilight Music: Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans, “As Time Goes By” (1959)

This one-off collaboration was an experiment in sound. Don’t let the oddly phallic album cover scare you; this is a beautiful, unique take on a pop standard

Twilight Music: Louis Armstrong In Concert (1959)

An hour of Louis Armstrong in his prime on film? Go on, you’ve earned it.

3AM Eternal: Santo & Johnny “Sleepwalk” (1959)

A haunting little instrumental concludes this month of gloomy June songs.

Various Artists: Exotica Classics (El Records)

The sound known as “exotica,” while diverse, can be defined by a few elements. It is mostly instrumental, performed by an orchestra, rooted in jazz and classical, and often featuring themes and melodies based upon African or Pacific cultures. What exotica recordings have in common, though, is a quest for the perfect mood, and that… Read More ›

3AM Eternal: “Little” Jimmy Dickens “Hey Ma! (Hide The Daughter)” (1959)

  A fun, slightly naughty rockabilly number for this otherwise blah Thursday…