From early electronic music to serialist experimentation, read about the Top 25 Classical Works of the 1950s.
50 Best Songs of the 1950s
From jazz to pop to early rock and roll, here are the 50 best songs of the 1950s.
Top 10 Albums of 1954
The Top 10 Albums of 1954, as chosen by yours truly.
Top 10 Albums of 1953
The Top 10 albums of 1953.
Jazz at Massey Hall – The Quintet
Perhaps the first “landmark” concert recording.
Introducing Paul Bley – Paul Bley
A semi-confident debut from a technically accomplished pianist.
City of Glass – Stan Kenton
One of the earliest and most avant-garde records in the jazz catalogue.
Piano Interpretations – Wynton Kelly
Only 19-years-old at the time, Wynton Kelly proves himself to be in a class all his own on this marvelous debut.
Hank Williams Sings – Hank Williams
One of America’s genre-defining country albums.
Doris Day in 1951
Three mediocre soundtracks from an American legend.
Songs of Jimmie Rodgers (Lefty Frizzell)
Old-time country that even a hipster could love.
The Music of 1951
Links to my reviews of the music of 1951.