Top Music from the 1950's

A Listmania! list by K. Cooper (Phila. area)
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The list author says: "Rock and roll was just getting started so there some of that but also much quality blues, R&B and jazz. Albums weren't really emphasized yet so instead of "best albums, I',m just calling this best music. Also, the music has been repackaged many times over the years and it's not always possible to get the original albums."
Not Fade Away: Complete Studio Recordings & More
1.  Not Fade Away: Complete Studio Recordings & More by Buddy Holly
The list author says:
  "Timeless music"
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Chuck Berry: Definitive Collection
2.  Chuck Berry: Definitive Collection by Chuck Berry
The list author says:
  "Berry definitely a top early star"
$8.39   Used & New from: $3.23
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Johnny B. Goode His Complete '50s Chess Recordings [4 CD Box Set]
3.  Johnny B. Goode His Complete '50s Chess Recordings [4 CD Box Set] by Chuck Berry
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Rock Around The Clock (Remastered)
4.  Rock Around The Clock (Remastered) by Bill Haley & His Comets
The list author says:
  "Haley helped populaeize rock music"
$7.70   Used & New from: $2.74
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Elvis At Sun
5.  Elvis At Sun by Elvis Presley
The list author says:
  "Presley an important artist in the 50's"
$6.99   Used & New from: $1.94
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The King Of Rock 'N' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters
6.  The King Of Rock 'N' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters by Elvis Presley
$93.49   Used & New from: $20.69
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

La Bamba & Other Hits
7.  La Bamba & Other Hits by Ritchie Valens
$5.49   Used & New from: $1.10
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Hellooo Baby! The Best of The Big Bopper 1954-1959
8.  Hellooo Baby! The Best of The Big Bopper 1954-1959 by Big Bopper
$9.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Yakety Yak: The Coasters Collection
9.  Yakety Yak: The Coasters Collection by Coasters
$8.99   Used & New from: $1.07
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The Platters - All-Time Greatest Hits
10.  The Platters - All-Time Greatest Hits by The Platters
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Rocket 88
11.  Rocket 88 by Jackie Brenston
The list author says:
  "Maybe the first true roack and roll song here - with help from Ike Turner"
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Birth of the Cool
12.  Birth of the Cool by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "1950. Much good jazz in the 50's"
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.33
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Kind of Blue
13.  Kind of Blue by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "1959"
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Giant Steps
14.  Giant Steps by John Coltrane
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.30
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Time Out -50th Anniversary (2 CD/1 DVD Legacy Edition)
15.  Time Out -50th Anniversary (2 CD/1 DVD Legacy Edition) by Dave Brubeck
$14.45   Used & New from: $3.88
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Live at the Newport Jazz Festival 59
16.  Live at the Newport Jazz Festival 59 by Duke Ellington
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The Shape of Jazz to Come
17.  The Shape of Jazz to Come by Ornette Coleman
The list author says:
  "1959 jazz. Experimental and influential"
$12.19   Used & New from: $3.52
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Unforgettable Nat King Cole: Collector's Edition
18.  Unforgettable Nat King Cole: Collector's Edition by Nat King Cole
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20 Greatest Hits
19.  20 Greatest Hits by Nat King Cole
The list author says:
  "He did much excellent work in the 50's"
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Cole Espanol and More Vol. 1
20.  Cole Espanol and More Vol. 1 by Nat King Cole
The list author says:
  "In any language, still a wonderful voice"
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In The Wee Small Hours
21.  In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
The list author says:
  "At this time, Sinatra had access to the best songwriters, musicians, arrangers, and producers and he was able to be very consistent as a result."
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Muddy Waters: The Anthology, 1947-1972
22.  Muddy Waters: The Anthology, 1947-1972 by Muddy Waters
The list author says:
  "Much of his best work came in the 50's"
$24.00   Used & New from: $16.11
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His Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection
23.  His Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection by Little Walter
The list author says:
  "Chess Records was on a real roll at that time"
$4.99   Used & New from: $2.10
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Howlin' Wolf: His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection)
24.  Howlin' Wolf: His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) by Howlin' Wolf
The list author says:
  "A lot of great blues came out then"
$11.57   Used & New from: $2.47
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B.B. King - Greatest Hits (1951-1960)
25.  B.B. King - Greatest Hits (1951-1960) by B.B. King
The list author says:
  "He certainly made a lot of great music in his early days."
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John Lee Hooker: The Ultimate Collection 1948-1990
26.  John Lee Hooker: The Ultimate Collection 1948-1990 by John Lee Hooker
The list author says:
  "Many of his sides here."
$20.29   Used & New from: $4.99
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Best of the Vee-Jay Years
27.  Best of the Vee-Jay Years by Jimmy Reed
$24.88   Used & New from: $10.47
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Classic Early Recordings 1951-1956
28.  Classic Early Recordings 1951-1956 by Elmore James & His Broomdusters
$26.00   Used & New from: $13.71
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His Best
29.  His Best by Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller)
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Pure Genius: Complete Atlantic Recordings 52-59
30.  Pure Genius: Complete Atlantic Recordings 52-59 by Ray Charles
The list author says:
  "It's safe to say that this must be an any top music of the decade."
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Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits
31.  Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits by Pete Seeger
The list author says:
  "Folk music had a number of fine moments"
$8.04   Used & New from: $1.45
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The Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie
32.  The Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie by Woody Guthrie
$13.99   Used & New from: $0.01
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Folk Festival At Newport Volume 2 1959
33.  Folk Festival At Newport Volume 2 1959 by Joan Baez
The list author says:
  "She was a new artist at the close of the 50's"
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Only Lonely
34.  Only Lonely by Roy Orbison
The list author says:
  "Orbison released many singles during the 50's but didn't catch on until early 1960. Like Baez. he'd sell a lot more records in the 60's."
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Carl Perkins - Original Sun Greatest Hits
35.  Carl Perkins - Original Sun Greatest Hits by Carl Perkins
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Blue Suede Shoes: The Very Best of Carl Perkins
36.  Blue Suede Shoes: The Very Best of Carl Perkins by Carl Perkins
$10.99   Used & New from: $1.00
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Johnny Cash Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous
37.  Johnny Cash Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous by Johnny Cash
The list author says:
  "One of his 50's efforts"
$12.98   Used & New from: $5.56
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The Fabulous Johnny Cash
38.  The Fabulous Johnny Cash by Johnny Cash
The list author says:
  "Another one from the 50's"
$15.95   Used & New from: $0.13
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25 All-Time Greatest Sun Recordings
39.  25 All-Time Greatest Sun Recordings by Jerry Lee Lewis
The list author says:
  "Popular arist until scandal reduced his career."
$13.99   Used & New from: $0.01
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It's All In the Game - The Complete Hits of Tommy Edwards
40.  It's All In the Game - The Complete Hits of Tommy Edwards by Tommy Edwards
$13.79   Used & New from: $5.09
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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