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Song of the Year 1954

 

 

bill haley and the comets 1954Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets - First recorded in 1954 it was re issued to far more success in 1955 when it was the lead in song for the hit movie Blackboard Jungle. This is the moment the white world took black Jump Blues and renamed it Rock & Roll. Bill Haley & his Comets.

 

Top Songs of 1954

 

Oh My Papa - Eddie Fisher
Secret Love - Doris Day
Make Love To Me - Jo Stafford
Wanted - Perry Como
Little Things Mean a Lot - Kitty Kallen
Sh-Boom - Crew-Cuts
Hey There - Rosemary Clooney
This Ole House - Rosemary Clooney
I Need You Now - Eddie Fisher
Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes

Earth Angel - Penguins

 



 

Top Albums of 1954

 

And I Thought About You - Patti Page
Bags' Groove - Miles Davis
Bing: A Musical Autobiography - Bing Crosby
Blue Haze - Miles Davis
The Chordettes Sing Your Requests - The Chordettes
Clap Yo' Hands - The Four Lads
Crew Cut Capers - The Crew Cuts
Dinah Jams - Dinah Washington
Favorite Songs - The Ames Brothers
Grand Jacques - Jacques Brel
Guy Mitchell Sings - Guy Mitchell
Irving Berlin Favorites - Eddie Fisher
Irving Berlin's White Christmas - Rosemary Clooney
It Must Be True - The Ames Brothers
Louis Armstrong and the Mills Brothers - Louis Armstrong & The Mills Brothers
Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy - Louis Armstrong and His All Stars
The Man That Got Away - Georgia Gibbs
Meet The Mills Brothers - The Mills Brothers
Mr. Rhythm - Frankie Laine
My Heart's In The Highland - Jo Stafford
A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 - The Art Blakey Quintet
A Night at Birdland Vol. 2 - The Art Blakey Quintet
Old Masters - Bing Crosby
Original Folk Blues - John Lee Hooker
RCA Thesaurus - John Serry, Sr.
Red Garters - Rosemary Clooney
Selections from Irving Berlin's White Christmas - Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Trudy Stevens, Peggy Lee
Some Fine Old Chestnuts - Bing Crosby
Something Cool - June Christy
Song Souvenirs - Patti Page
Songs For Young Lovers - Frank Sinatra
Songs in a Mellow Mood - Ella Fitzgerald
Souvenir Album - The Mills Brothers
Swing Easy - Frank Sinatra
Till I Waltz Again with You - Teresa Brewer
The Tin Angel - Odetta & Larry
Toshiko at Mocambo - Toshiko Akiyoshi
Toshiko's Piano - Toshiko Akiyoshi
Walkin' - Miles Davis
Young at Heart - Doris Day & Frank Sinatra

 

The Tony's (Musicals) 1954

 

can can gwen verdon 1954

 

Outstanding Musical: Kismet
Outstanding Musical Actor: Alfred Drake, Kismet
Outstanding Musical Actress: Dolores Gray, Carnival in Flanders
Outstanding Supporting or Featured Musical Actor: Harry Belafonte, John Murray Anderson's Almanac
Outstanding Supporting or Featured Musical Actress: Gwen Verdon, Can-Can
Outstanding Choreographer: Michael Kidd Can-Can

 

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Music News 1954

 

Elvis Presley That's All Right Mama

 

elvis presley 1954After a few years of hanging around in Black Memphis Blues clubs, Elvis Presley pays $4 to record his first 1st two songs "Casual Love" and "I'll Never Stand in Your Way". His 3rd recording helped by Sam Phillips in what is to become the Sun Records studio becomes his debut single "That's All Right". Elvis Presley Beginning.



alan freed wins 1954WINS in New York City begins playing Rock 'n Roll on the Alan Freed Show. Freed also known as Moondog is often given credit for successfully marketing Black Rhythm and Blues to a White audience under the name Rock and Roll. Alan Freed.

 

fender stratocaster 1954

 

The Fender Stratocaster solid-bodied electric guitar follows the game changing Telecaster. It soon becomes the most iconic instrument in the world of Rock & Roll. The Strat.

 

Disc jockeys across America were supplied with the then new format of 45rpm records instead of 78s.

 

 

Popular 1954

 

 

eddie fisher 1954Eddie Fisher had the biggest hit of his career with "Oh My Papa". He was the top selling male swooner of the 1950s. His career floundered with the bad publicity surrounding his 1960 divorce from Debbie Reynolds to marry his best friend's (Mike Todd) widow, Elizabeth Taylor. Eddie Fisher.

 

Rock & Roll (R & B) 1954


Shake, Rattle And Roll - Joe Turner

 

Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
That's All Right -
Elvis Presley
Pledging My Love -
Johnny Ace
I've Got A Woman -
Ray Charles
Work With Me Annie -
Royals / Midnighters


Country & Western 1954

 

Please Release Me, Ray Price

 

 

  

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