Seven Significant Singles – Issue No. 1

Here are seven 7″ Singles, in what I hope will be an irregular series: “Seven Significant Singles.” Since the 45rpm vinyl single was introduced in 1949, and rock music came shortly thereafter, it seems best to start with early rock and roll.Top 40 music, portable players and affordable records all played a valuable part in making the vinyl single an important leap in music and culture. This mix features seven 45rpm singles that were all made between 1953 and 1959. These discs bring together a lot of different styles that gave birth to rock: blues, pop, jazz, folk and more. These seven discs are all from my personal collection, recorded to CD, then strung together into one mp3 for 31 minutes of easy listening pleasure.The first Significant Seven are: Eddie Cochran, Bill Haley, Gene Vincent, Jimmie John, Fats Domino, Jimmy Clanton, and Ricky Nelson. Hep cats one and all, ya dig?

Capitol F3450 - "Be-Bop-A-Lula" b/w "Woman Love"

Capitol F3450 – “Be-Bop-A-Lula” b/w “Woman Love”

Doo Wop & 50’s Pop Playlist on


Tops #R266 featuring "Black Denim Trousers" by Ken Otte

Tops #R266 featuring “Black Denim Trousers” by Ken Otte

Doo Wop & 50’s Pop Playlist on

There are both well-known hits and obscure numbers here, but all are fabulous tunes from the 50’s. Best song you’ve never heard before: “Black Denim Trousers” by Ken Otte — awesome motorcycle rebel/tragedy song!!

“Jack’s Doo Wop & 50’s Pop”  is Part 3 of a Series of five playlists that are all digitized from a box of 7″ singles from eBay. The final two are Country/Honky-Tonk and Humorous/Holiday — both coming soon.