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We’re so glad you’re here! Follow us through an exploration of 1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 1,001 Albums You Must Listen to Before You Die. Discover new favourites, reminisce on sounds from your childhood!
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SONG: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On ARTIST: Jerry Lee Lewis YEAR: 1956 Listen to it here: THE SONG: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On has unconfirmed origins, but it usually attributed to songwriter Dave “Curlee” Williams. Big Maybelle was the first to record it on March 21, 1955, with the session being arranged and conducted byContinue reading “Song 84 – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”
SONG: Rock Island Line ARTIST: Lonnie Donegan YEAR: 1956 Listen to it here: THE SONG: The earliest known version of this song was written in 1929 by Clarence Wilson, a member of the Rock Island Colored Booster Quartet. The lyrics in this early version are quite different from the lyrics of the more popular versionsContinue reading “Song 83 – Rock Island Line”
SONG: Just a Gigolo ARTIST: Louis Prima YEAR: 1956 Listen to it here: THE SONG: The original lyrics were written in German (“Schoner gigolo, armer gigolo”) by Julius Brammer in 1924 with melody to follow in 1928 from Leonello Casucci. It was adapted into English in 1929 by Irving Caesar and featured in various filmsContinue reading “Song 82 – Just a Gigolo”
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