The 10 best albums of 1951
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.
Classical Check-Up – 1951
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1951.
The Unquiet Grave – Andrew Rowan Summers
Olde English folk by an Appalachian American.
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.
Masterpieces by Ellington – Duke Ellington
This 1951 recording is one of the first to truly show the capabilities of the album. An exceptional and highly underrated record from one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time.