The Music of 1958

From Cannonball Adderley to Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1958 was one of the most musically diverse years of the decade. Rock and roll was maturing, jazz was entering its most creative phase, and even classical music was still producing top-notch work.


  • Somethin’ Else (Cannonball Adderley) A
  • The Atomic Mr. Basie (Count Basie)
  • Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk (Art Blakey & Thelonious Monk)
  • Soul Brothers (Ray Charles & Milt Jackson)
  • Cool Struttin’ (Sonny Clark)
  • Something Else!!!! (Ornette Coleman) A-
  • Blue Train (John Coltrane)
  • John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio (John Coltrane)
  • Soultrane (John Coltrane)
  • Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet (Miles Davis) A-
  • Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (Miles Davis) A-
  • Milestones (Miles Davis) A
  • Black, Brown and Beige (Duke Ellington) A-
  • At the Pershing: But Not for Me (Ahmad Jamal) B
  • Thelonious in Action (Thelonious Monk)
  • Misterioso (Thelonious Monk)
  • The Cooker (Lee Morgan)
  • Dance Mania (Tito Puente)
  • A Night at the Village Vanguard (Sonny Rollins)
  • Freedom Suite (Sonny Rollins)
  • Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass (Sonny Rollins)
  • Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders (Sonny Rollins)
  • The Art Tatum – Ben Webster Quartet (Art Tatum)

Rock and Roll

  • One Dozen Berrys (Chuck Berry)
  • Bo Diddley (Bo Diddley)
  • Have ‘Twangy’ Guitar Will Travel (Duane Eddy) A-
  • Buddy Holly (Buddy Holly) A+
  • Jerry Lee Lewis (Jerry Lee Lewis)
  • Little Richard (Little Richard)
  • King Creole (Elvis Presley)


  • Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook (Ella Fitzgerald)
  • Ella Swings Lightly (Ella Fitzgerald)
  • Stay with Me (Billie Holiday) B+
  • All or Nothing at All (Billie Holiday) B+
  • Lady in Satin (Billie Holiday)
  • Sea Shells (Peggy Lee)
  • Anita Sings the Winners (Anita O’Day)
  • Come Fly with Me (Frank Sinatra)
  • Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely (Frank Sinatra)
  • No Count Sarah (Sarah Vaughan)

Rhythm & Blues

  • Please Please Please (James Brown) A
  • Ray Charles at Newport (Ray Charles)
  • Yes Indeed! (Ray Charles)
  • I’m Jimmy Reed (Jimmy Reed)


  • Johnny Cash Sings the Songs that Made Him Famous (Johnny Cash)
  • The Fabulous Johnny Cash (Johnny Cash)
  • Folksongs and Instrumentals with Guitar (Elizabeth Cotton)
  • The Kingston Trio (The Kingston Trio)


  • Classical Check-Up
    • Violet Archer
    • Bernard Herrmann
    • Györgi Ligeti
    • Karlheinz Stockhausen
    • Edgard Varesè
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams
    • Heitor Villa-Lobos


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