Celebrating the music of Big Joe Turner on the eve of his Centennial.
Tuxedo Junction Playlists
A sampler of the sounds of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, held each year on the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May.
Annual Duke Ellington show on the Tuesday nearest his birthday, April 29. Since this week was also Vinyl Week I selected all stereo album cuts from the dawn of the LP era (early 50's) into the 1960's.
A time-tripping, genre-jumping, Globe-trotting program of songs about places around the world.
For the third week in a row, music from the same specific time frame (late 50's- early 60's) but with a different sound. Country pop, the Nashville sound, some of the pop singers hanging in there amidst the onslaught of rock & roll, a Floyd Cramer twin-spin, and a few Willie Nelson songs.
Late 50's - early 60's rockin' blues and R&B. Recordings from a time when rock & roll and soul were not as dissimilar as they would become, were in fact conjoined twins spawned by the likes of Ray Charles, Big Mama Thornton, The Treniers and t The "5" Royales.