Originally Posted by Hurdy Gurdy Man
Three of my all time favorite tunes and in my mind timeless classics."I Love How You Love Me" by the Paris Sisters,"I Only Have Eyes For You" by the Flamingos and "Maybe" by the Chantels.... I feel they are all prime examples of popular music much more than deserving of being passed on to and treasured by all generations for all time.Listening to these for any serious music fan is essential.Preservation is duly necessary.......
Well, I happen to already have a playlist of my 100 favorite songs from the 50's, and from this I compiled a list of essential songs to never be forgotten.
It was hard to resist picking my favs, because they all are! So I took a few days to select those songs that strike a certain chord in me, as the songs that defined the era, and that would leave a physical void if they were deleted from memory.
If the world was ending, and having limited space in my quarters on the space-ark (and no digital music player), these 45rpm 7-inch singles would definitely be coming with me, to introduce the people in my new world to the music of this era.
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
Maybellene - Chuck Berry
Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps
I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Come Go With Me - The Del-Vikings
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
There Goes My Baby - The Drifters
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners
Rave On - Buddy Holly
All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers
At The Hop - Danny & The Juniors
Honky Tonk - Bill Doggett