TOP TEN LISTS FROM THE FIRST GOLDEN ERA (1945-1956)


A. Male Vocals (uptempo)

1. Shake Rattle & Roll - Joe Turner (Atlantic)

2. Good Rockin' Tonite - Wynonie Harris (Federal)

3. Chicken Shack Boogie - Amos Milburn (Alladin)

4. Dimples - John Lee Hooker (VeeJay)

5. I Don't Know - Willie Mabon (Chess)

6. Honey Hush - Joe Turner (Atlantic)

7. Need Your Love - PeeWee Crayton (Imperial)

8. Diddy Wah Diddy - Bo Diddley (Chess)

9. My Babe - Little Walter (Chess)

10. Mess Around - Ray Charles (Atlantic)

 

B. Male Vocals (ballads).

1. Paradise Princess - Al Savage (Herald)

2. A Toast to Lovers - Danny Overbea (Checker)

3. Let's Start All Over Again - Nolan Lewis w. Buddy Johnson orch. (Mercury)

4. Anymore - Johnny Ace (Duke)

5. Thinking of You - Fats Domino (Imperial)

6. Walking In A Dream - Solomon Burke (Apollo)

7. I Had A Notion - Al Savage (Herald)

8. Things I Used To Do - Guitar Slim (Modern)

9. A Fool For You - Ray Charles (Atlantic)

10. Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter (Atlantic)

 

C. Female Vocals (uptempo).

1. Wild Wild Young Men - Ruth Brown (Atlantic)

2. Let Me Go Lover - Carmen Taylor (Atlantic)

3. Nobody But You - Ella Johnson w Buddy Johnson orch (Mercury)

4. Good Rockin Daddy - Etta James (Modern)

5.Got My Mojo Workin - Ann Cole (Baton)

6. I'll Be True To You - Faye Adams (Herald)

7. Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown (Atlantic)

8. Boom Diddy Wawa - Marie Adams (Peacock)

9. One Monkey Don't Stop No Show - Big Maybelle (Okeh)

10. Tweedle Dee - LaVerne Baker (Atlantic)

 

D. Female Vocals (ballads).

1. Soul On Fire - LaVerne Baker (Atlantic)

2. Anytime, Any Place, Anywhere - Laurie Tate (Atlantic)

3. Anything For a Friend - Fay Adams (Herald)

4. Johnny Has Gone - Varetta Dillard (Savoy)

5. Ain't But One - Ella Johnson w Buddy Johnson orch (Mercury)

6. Tomorrow Night - LaVerne Baker (Atlantic)

7. Teardrops From My Eyes - Ruth Brown (Atlantic)

8. It Hurts To Be In Love - Annie Laurie (Okeh)

9. Big City Blues - Linda Hayes (Recorded In Hollywood)

10. Love Me Again - Donna Hightower (RPM)

 

E. Instrumentals.

1. Jam Up - Tommy Ridgely (Atlantic)

2. Saxony Boogie - Sax Man Brown (Meteor)

3. Rock And Roll - Red Prysock (Mercury)

4. Wiggles - Red Prysock (Red Robin)

5. Rock With A Sock - Mickey "Guitar" Baker (Rainbow)

6. Hot Rod - Hal Singer (Savoy)

7. Flying Home - Joe Houston (Modern)

8. Cloudburst - Sam Taylor w Claude Cloud (Okeh)

9. Blow Little Willie Blow - Little Walkin' Willie (Apollo)

10. Back Street - Rusty Bryant (Dot)

 

F. Backup Band.

Drums : Earl Palmer / Panama Francis

Bass : Willie Dixon

Piano : Henry VanWalls / Huey Smith

Guitar : Mickey Baker

Trumpet : Marcus Belgrave / Dave Bartholomew

Trombone : Slide Hampton / Trummy Young

Baritone : Red Tyler / Heywood Henry

Tenor : Al Sears / Red Prysock / Sam Taylor / Freddie Mitchell

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