“Artistry in Rhythm,” Stan Kenton’s debut album, features top-notch performances and highly advanced big band music.
Frank Sinatra’s 1946 debut, “The Voice of Frank Sinatra,” is an early hint at his greatness. Essential listening.
Duke Ellington’s “Liberian Suite” was commissioned to celebrate the country’s centennial. It was released as an album in 1948.
Duke Ellington’s original “Black, Brown and Beige” suite premiered in 1943. Read this album review of the 1946 LP release.
Long before he was the Snowman in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Burl Ives was The Wayfaring Stranger.
Lead Belly performs railroad tunes, maritime shanties and more on “Work Songs of the U.S.A.”
In 1941, blues legend Lead Belly released an album of children’s songs called “Play Parties in Song and Dance.”
Lead Belly’s 1940 album “The Midnight Special” turns back the clocks to trace the origins of blues music.
The Top 10 Music Artists of the 1930s, including Bing Crosby and Robert Johnson, helped pull the world out of the Great Depression.
The Top 10 Music Artists of the 1920s shaped the sound of the world we know today.
One of the most popular exotica albums of the early 1950s, “Voice of the Xtabay” showcases Yma Sumac’s incredible vocal talent.
“Stan Kenton Presents” is a combination of modern classical and big band jazz that sounds remarkably ahead of its time.