My picks for the best albums of 1952. Continue reading Top 10 Albums of 1952
Johnnie Ray’s charismatic vocals are an early antecedent to rock’n’roll.
Grade: A- Continue reading Johnnie Ray: Underrated as Shit
Billie Holiday’s debut album is an essential LP for fans of the idiosyncratic crooner.
Grade: A- Continue reading Billie Holiday Sings – Billie Holiday
“…an essential recording for both bebop and vibraphone enthusiasts.”
Grade: A Continue reading Wizard of the Vibes – Milt Jackson
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1952. Continue reading Classical Check-Up – 1952
The greatest album by one of jazz’s greatest musicians.
Grade: A Continue reading Ellington Uptown – Duke Ellington
A statement LP from one of the most underrated jazz pianists of all time. Continue reading The Amazing Bud Powell – Bud Powell
One of the most popular African American artists of the early 1950s suffered from a lack of identity. Continue reading The Nat King Cole Conundrum