This time around it’s the turn of … well, I was just about to use a term which I suspect I really shouldn’t use. I understand from certain inhabitants of these parts that it’s a term which wasn’t used until many years after the music to which I’m referring, was popular.
So I’m going to bestow up on it the catchy sobriquet “Fifties Vocal-Based Rhythm & Blues Music”, largely because I can.
I realise that I am getting dangerously close to RockingMitch/RollinDanny territory here – by the way, what is it with those guys? Are they brothers or something? I suspect it’s only a matter of time until their sisters HipSwinginHatty and FingerClickinFreda jitterbug their way into town – and, as with the other similar posts I’ve done in the past (featuring Hip-Hop and Jazz) the experts in the field may well feel that my selection is too populist for their liking.
And if that’s the case, then so be it. All I know is that this sort of music has given me many, many hours of pleasure over the years and that several of the tracks in this playlist would stand a good chance of making it into my Desert Island list.
I noticed while putting this selection together that I have a large amount of this sort of music on those one foot diameter vinyl thingies up in my attic. So I was limited to the few recordings I have on CD – which might just have added to the whole populist bent. Anyway, this is my offering – let me know what you think.
Oh What A Nite – The Dells
Blues In The Letter – The Flamingos
Maybe – The Chantels
There Is Something On Your Mind – The Hollywood Flames
Please Send Me Someone To Love – The Moonglows
For All We Know – The Orioles
Stay In My Corner – The Dells
Daddy\'s Home – Shep & The Limelites
Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight – The Spaniels
Just Walking In The Rain – The Prisonaires
There you go. I got all the way to the end of the post without mentioning the words Doo Wop.
And here (thanks to makinavaja) is the whole playlist in one handy clicky thing …