Album 8 – The Chirping Crickets

ALBUM TITLE: The “Chirping” Crickets ARTIST NAME: The Crickets YEAR OF RELEASE: 1957 Favourite Song: Holly: Not Fade Away Kelly: Not Fade Away ALBUM HISTORY: The “Chirping” Crickets was recorded from February through September of 1957 and released in November of that year as the Crickets’ debut album.  It was the only album released whileContinue reading “Album 8 – The Chirping Crickets”

Album #7 – Songs For Swingin’ Lovers!

ALBUM TITLE: Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! ARTIST NAME: Frank Sinatra YEAR OF RELEASE: 1956 Favourite Song: Holly: I’ve Got You Under My Skin Kelly: You Make Me Feel So Young ALBUM HISTORY: Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! Is the tenth album by Frank Sinatra, and his fourth for Capitol Records. The album was arranged by NelsonContinue reading “Album #7 – Songs For Swingin’ Lovers!”

Album 6 – Ellington at Newport

ALBUM TITLE: Ellington at Newport ‘56 ARTIST NAME: Duke Ellington YEAR OF RELEASE: 1956 Favourite Song: Holly: Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue Kelly: Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue ALBUM HISTORY: Ellington at Newport was recorded on July 7th 1956 and released later that year, and featured Duke Ellington and his band’s live performance at theContinue reading “Album 6 – Ellington at Newport”

Album 5 – This is Fats

ALBUM TITLE: This is Fats ARTIST NAME: Fats Domino YEAR OF RELEASE: 1956 Favourite Song: Holly: Blueberry Hill  Kelly: Blueberry Hill ALBUM HISTORY: “This is Fats” is Fats Domino’s third “full length” album. Full length is in quotations here, because at a slim 25 minutes long, calling it full length seems a bit of aContinue reading “Album 5 – This is Fats”

Album 4: The Wildest!

ALBUM TITLE: The Wildest! ARTIST NAME: Louis Prima YEAR OF RELEASE: 1956 Favourite Song: Holly: Night Train Kelly: Just a Gigolo ALBUM HISTORY: The Wildest! was recorded in April 1956 and released by Capitol Records in November of that same year.  The album features Prima with his wife of the time and performance partner KeelyContinue reading “Album 4: The Wildest!”

Album 3 – Tragic Songs of Life

ALBUM TITLE: Tragic Songs of Life ARTIST NAME: The Louvin Brothers YEAR OF RELEASE: 1956 Favourite Song: Holly: Let Her Go, God Bless Her Kelly: Let Her Go, God Bless Her ALBUM HISTORY: Well, for the first album, I got to review depressing Sinatra songs, and now I get to review depressing, but upbeat countryContinue reading “Album 3 – Tragic Songs of Life”

Album 2 – Elvis Presley

ALBUM TITLE: Elvis Presley ARTIST NAME: Elvis Presley YEAR OF RELEASE: 1956 Favourite Song: Holly: Trying To Get To You Kelly: I Got A Woman ALBUM HISTORY: Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley was released on March 23rd 1956 but had been recorded throughout a period of a year and a half.  Some of the recordingsContinue reading “Album 2 – Elvis Presley”