Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

My 100 favorite songs of 1959

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:36 AM
Original message
My 100 favorite songs of 1959
Listed alphabetically by titlw:

ALIMONY, Frankie Ford
ALMOST GROWN, Chuck Berry
BABALUS WEDDING DAY, The Eternals
BACK IN THE U.S.A., Chuck Berry
BAD GIRL, The Miracles
A BIG HUNK O LOVE, Elvis Presley
THE BIG HURT, Miss Toni Fisher
BLACK CADILLAC Joyce Green
BRAND NEW CADILLAC, Vince Taylor & The Playboys
BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY, Sarah Vaughan
CHAPEL OF DREAMS, The Dubs
CHARLIE BROWN, The Coasters
CRYING, WAITING, HOPING Buddy Holly
DO YOU LOVE ME, The Edsels
DOOBY DOOBY WAH, Ritchie Valens
DREAM LOVER, Bobby Darin
DREAM ON, The Five Keys
ENCHANTED, The Platters
FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD Duane Eddy & The Rebels
GONNA BE LOVED, Linda & The Epics
GOOD, GOOD LOVIN James Brown & The Famous Flames
GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART, The Flamingos
THE HAPPY ORGAN, Dave Baby Cortez
HARLEM NOCTURNE, The Viscounts
HEY LITTLE GIRL, Dee Clark
THE HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE, Chan Romero
HULLY GULLY The Olympics
HURRY UP, Ritchie Valens
I BELIEVE TO MY SOUL, Ray Charles
I CRIED A TEAR LaVern Baker
I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT, Elvis Presley
I NEVER FELT LIKE THIS Jack Scott
I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU, The Flamingos
I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME, Fats Domino
I WONDER WHERE YOUR LOVE HAS GONE, The 5 Royales
ILL BE SATISFIED, Jackie Wilson
ILL TAKE CARE OF YOU, Bobby Blue Bland
IM A HOG FOR YOU, The Coasters
IM READY, Fats Domino
IVE HAD IT, The Bell Notes
ITS JUST A MATTER OF TIME, Brook Benton
ITS LATE, Ricky Nelson
KANSAS CITY, Wilbert Harrison
LA BAMBA Ritchie Valens
LEAVE MY KITTEN ALONE, Little Willie John
LETS JUMP THE BROOMSTICK Brenda Lee
LITTLE QUEENIE, Chuck Berry
LONELY WAY, The Skyliners
LOOK AT LITTLE SISTER Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
LOVE POTION NO. 9 - The Clovers
LOVE WALKED IN, The Flamingos
LOVIN UP A STORM Jerry Lee Lewis
LUTHER PLAYED THE BOOGIE, Johnny Cash
MARY LOU, Ronnie Hawkins
MATILDA, Cookie & The Cupcakes
MIDGIE, Jack Scott
MOPE-ITTY-MOPE, The Boss-Tones
MY LOVE WILL NEVER DIE, Earl Lewis & The Channels
MY SWEET DREAMS, The Nutmegs
(NIGHT TIME IS) THE RIGHT TIME, Ray Charles
NUMBER 9 TRAIN, Tarheel Slim
POINTED TOE SHOES, Carl Perkins
POISON IVY, The Coasters
RAW-HIDE, Link Wray
RED RIVER ROCK, Johnny & The Hurricanes
RESPECTABLE, The Isley Brothers
ROBERTA, Frankie Ford
ROCKIN BONES Ronnie Dawson
SAY MAN, Bo Diddley
SEA CRUISE, Frankie Ford
SEA OF LOVE, Phil Phillips & The Twilights
SHADOWS, The Five Satins
SHAKE, BABY, SHAKE, Jesse Lee Turner
SHIMMY SHIMMY, KO-KO BOP, Little Anthony & The Imperials
SHOUT, The Isley Brothers
SINCE I DONT HAVE YOU, The Skyliners
SLEEP WALK, Santo & Johnny
SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES The Platters
SO FINE, The Fiestas
SOMETHIN ELSE, Eddie Cochran
SORRY (I RAN ALL THE WAY HOME), The Impalas
STAGGER LEE Lloyd Price
STAY AWHILE, The Clovers
SUGAREE, Hank Ballard
TEARDROPS ON YOUR LETTER, Hank Ballard
THAT IS ROCK N ROLL, The Coasters
THATS WHY (I LOVE YOU SO), Jackie Wilson
THERE GOES MY BABY, The Drifters
THIS BROKEN HEART, The Sonics
(TIL) I KISSED YOU, The Everly Brothers
TRY ME James Brown & The Famous Flames
TUBERCULOSIS & SINUS BLUES, Huey Piano Smith
UNDER YOUR SPELL AGAIN, Buck Owens
THE WAY I WALK, Jack Scott
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES, Dinah Washington
WHATD I SAY, Ray Charles
WHIRLWIND, Charlie Rich
WOO-HOO, The Rock-A-Teens
YEP, Duane Eddy & The Rebels
YOURE SO FINE, The Falcons

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
NeonLX Donating Member (472 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:50 AM
Response to Original message
1. Babalu's Wedding Day...
by the Eternals...one of the best songs ever, no question. Sadly, none of the corporate "oldies" stations ever seem to play it. Same goes for "Bumblebee" by LaVern Baker.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:51 AM
Response to Original message
2. I Feel Good Just Lookin' at the Titles
Love some of those Coaster songs. I don't even know a lot of the ones on the list -- those are often the best. Didn't know James Brown started that early. Didn't know "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" was that late. I assume that the Toni Fisher song was the source of Frank Thomas's nickname.

And no Pat Boone or Connie Francis. :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:54 AM
Response to Original message
3. What a great year for music.
"So Fine" by the Fiestas.

And on your recommendation I listened to Chan Romero's version of "Hippy Hippy Shake". Love it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:04 AM
Response to Original message
4. Bobbie Blue Bland's "I'll Take Care of You"
Is on this 1961 album, which came out on the Duke/Peacock label. Recorded in Houston, Texas.



Must Fight Urge to say "they don't make music like that any more." But, damn... Buck & Johnny doing real country music. Dinah Washington's elegance. Cookie & the Cupcakes with their South Louisiana Rock & Roll. Buddy & Elvis & Chuck & all the rest....



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:51 PM
Response to Reply #4
7. That is one great LP!
I've had it on vinyl for years.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:10 AM
Response to Original message
5. How about we all sing along with Duane Eddy's "Yep"
Yep.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:11 AM
Response to Original message
6. Stagger Lee
I learned to "Bop" to that song. Thanks for the memories. :thumbsup:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:28 PM
Response to Original message
8. Nightrain, my dad would LOVE to hang out with you
and your record collection. He was born in 43. I have noticed you have the same tastes in music.

I recognize some of it, but mostly this young n seriously needs some education... :-)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:30 PM
Response to Reply #8
9. For a crash course in '60s-era R&B, listen to my on-line radio station.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:36 PM
Response to Reply #9
10. Thanks!
I'm listening to it now, it's great. You are the now the author of my enlightenment.

:-)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Oct 01st 2014, 10:12 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC