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Favorite 50's Singer.

Discussion in '50's Music' started by RadRobX, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. RadRobX

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    In the ballads department,certainly I'd have to at least mention the great Roy Orbison on my way to acknowledging the often unheralded efforts one Mr. Tony Williams of Platters fame.Perhaps he'd surface more often in best pop vocalists ever conversations if performances such as "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" had been issued under his name.....
     
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    SanguineRemedy Bloody bliss!

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    I would like to put out Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, and June Christy as my favorites from that decade, although some may span farther.
     
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    I'm going to give a props to Fats Domino & Ray Charles as some of my favorite male solo singers of the 50's.


    Female solo singers of that decade is more difficult to choose because there were not that many. I'm going to go with Billie Holiday & Ella Fitzgerald.
     
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    Lynch Rockin' Out

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    Can't go wrong with any of the following:

    Frank Sinatra
    Dean Martin
    Ray Charles
    Elvis
     
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    In alphabetical order, male singers:
    Chuck Berry
    Ray Charles,
    Nat King Cole
    Bobby Darin
    Fats Domino
    Roy Orbison
    Elvis Presley.

    Same order, female singers:

    June Christy
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Billie Holiday
    Helen Merrill
    Sarah Vaughan
    Dinah Washington
     
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    Some favorites not mentioned yet:

    Peggy Lee
    Harry Belafonte
    Nina Simone
    Mel Torme
     
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    Old Dude I do not suffer fools gladly.

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    Singers who were among my favorites back in the 1950's (which isn't the same as my favorite 50's singers looking back from today), Gordon MacRae, Howard Keel, John Raitt, Larry Verne, Sheb Wolley, Doris Day, and Frank Sinatra. Looking back at the 50's, those change to the usual batch of early rock and rollers. I have recently come to appreciate Peggy Lee, Julie London, and other lounge singing chanteuses.
     
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    Big Ears Music Lover

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    Johnny Cash and all of his fifties (Sun Records) material. I like a number of those mentioned in this thread and would add Frankie Laine and Guy Mitchell.
     
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