The 10 best albums of 1951 Continue reading Top 10 Albums of 1951
One of the earliest and most avant-garde records in the jazz catalogue.
Grade: A- Continue reading City of Glass – Stan Kenton
Only 19-years-old at the time, Wynton Kelly proves himself to be in a class all his own on this marvelous debut.
Grade: A Continue reading Piano Interpretations – Wynton Kelly
One of America’s genre-defining country albums.
Grade: A Continue reading Hank Williams Sings – Hank Williams
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1951. Continue reading Classical Check-Up – 1951
Olde English folk by an Appalachian American.
Grade: B+ Continue reading The Unquiet Grave – Andrew Rowan Summers
Three mediocre soundtracks from an American legend. Continue reading Doris Day in 1951
Old-time country that even a hipster could love.
Grade: B+ Continue reading Songs of Jimmie Rodgers (Lefty Frizzell)
Links to my reviews of the music of 1951. Continue reading The Music of 1951
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.
Grade: A Continue reading Masterpieces by Ellington – Duke Ellington