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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 41 – Rocket 88

SONG: Rocket 88 ARTIST: Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats YEAR: 1951 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: “Rocket 88” was originally recorded in Memphis, Tennessee in March of 1951, which is the version we’re listening to today. It was credited to “Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats”, who were actually “Ike Turner and hisContinue reading “Song 41 – Rocket 88”

Song 40 – Mambo No. 5

SONG: Mambo No. 5 ARTIST: Perez Prado YEAR: 1950 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: There is little information on the composition of Mambo Number 5, just that it was written by Perez Prado in 1949 and released in 1950. THE ARTIST: Damaso Perez Prado, AKA the King of Mambo was born December 11, 1916Continue reading “Song 40 – Mambo No. 5”

Song 39 – Goodnight, Irene

SONG: Goodnight, Irene ARTIST: The Weavers YEAR: 1950 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: What has become a 20th century American folk standard, started as a song written by and first recorded by blues musician Huddie ‘Lead Belly’ Ledbetter in 1933. For more information on Leadbelly, please see our review of Song 20 – GallisContinue reading “Song 39 – Goodnight, Irene”

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