The Music of 1958

Looking back now, 1958 was a bit of a lull in the decade’s rapid musical development, somewhat bereft of the masterpieces that had been released in the preceding years. Nevertheless, this allowed for several new, underrated voices to shine through. 


  • Somethin’ Else (Cannonball Adderley)
  • 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)
  • Blue Train (John Coltrane)
  • John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio (John Coltrane)
  • Soultrane (John Coltrane)
  • Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet (Miles Davis)
  • Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (Miles Davis)
  • Milestones (Miles Davis)
  • Ellington Indigos (Duke Ellington)
  • Black, Brown and Beige (Duke Ellington & Mahalia Jackson)
  • At the Bal Masque (Duke Ellington)
  • The Cosmic Scene (Duke Ellington)
  • At the Pershing: But Not for Me (Ahmad Jamal)
  • 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)
  • Buddy Holly (Buddy Holly)
  • 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)
  • All or Nothing at All (Billie Holiday)
  • 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)
  • 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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