My picks for the best albums of 1952.
Johnnie Ray’s charismatic vocals are an early antecedent to rock’n’roll.
Billie Holiday’s debut album is an essential LP for fans of the idiosyncratic crooner.
“…an essential recording for both bebop and vibraphone enthusiasts.”
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1952.
The greatest album by one of jazz’s greatest musicians.
A statement LP from one of the most underrated jazz pianists of all time.
One of the most popular African American artists of the early 1950s suffered from a lack of identity.