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    1950 - Benny Goodman - The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert
    1951 - Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1
    1952 - Various Artists - Anthology of American Folk Music
    1953 - Peggy Lee - Black Coffee
    1954 - Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan
    1955 - Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours
    1956 - Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
    1957 - Little Richard - Here's Little Richard
    1958 - John Coltrane - Blue Train
    1959 - Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
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  • #2
    Now there's a real mix! Wonder what was on that '52 album that drove it to the top of the charts?
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
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    • #3
      Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
      Now there's a real mix! Wonder what was on that '52 album that drove it to the top of the charts?
      This was released as a 6LP/84 song box, but I can't find the original cover pics anywhere (only CD and later vinyl reissues). Most of the artists are really obscure and most of the songs are from 1925-1932. I have no idea why this would rise to the top, but I guess there must have been an appetite for historical music.

      The next 2 album spots that year were held by Hank Williams.
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      • #4
        Half of them are Jazz artists...
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        • #5
          Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
          Half of them are Jazz artists...
          Rock was slowly creeping in and I think this was the last great decade for Jazz. Simple sign of the times and people wanting change and something new.
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          • #6
            I'm curious as to where you got this information. The Billboard list, as found on Wikipedia, gives completely different results:

            1950-1955 N/A (apparently, Billboard didn't put together yearly totals until 1956)
            1956 Harry Belafonte - Calypso
            1957 Original Broadway Cast - My Fair Lady
            1958 Original Broadway Cast - My Fair Lady
            1959 Henry Mancini - Music from Peter Gunn

            Looking at the weekly #1s from Billboard, which they first started tracking mid-1945, it's amazing how many weeks were dominated by recordings of Broadway and Hollywood musicals. (Or maybe it isn't -- I'm thinking back to my parents' album collection from my youth in the early '60s, which featured a similar preponderance of Rodgers & Hammerstein / Lerner & Loewe works.)

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          • #7
            Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
            1950 - Benny Goodman - The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert
            1951 - Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1
            1952 - Various Artists - Anthology of American Folk Music
            1953 - Peggy Lee - Black Coffee
            1954 - Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan
            1955 - Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours
            1956 - Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
            1957 - Little Richard - Here's Little Richard
            1958 - John Coltrane - Blue Train
            1959 - Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
            I have all but 1952 and 1957.
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            • #8
              Originally posted by tom_hankins View Post
              I have all but 1952 and 1957.
              You have all of the good ones.
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              • #9
                No love for Little Richard, Mark?
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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
                  No love for Little Richard, Mark?
                  Not really Johnny. I did like the comment he made that he might not be the king of rock and roll, but he is the queen.
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                  • #11
                    A Queen he his, but I like him anyway!
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