Rocket 88 – Jackie Brenston

Radio Days: Two Worlds

Episode 16

Episode date - November 29, 2019

How Music Changed

    As the fifties progressed, the rift in styles between the commercial major labels and the independent regional labels became enormous.

    While labels like Columbia (New York) and Capitol (California) strained to maintain ‘quality control’, smaller labels like Atlantic experimented with new styles, eventually achieving a level of success that rivalled and even surpassed their competition. This show focuses on recordings from 1952 to 1953, a time when music styles and tastes started to skew in myriad directions.

    Featured tracks include:

    ​Goodnight Irene – The Weavers

    You Belong to Me – Jo Stafford

    Wheel of Fortune – Kay Starr

    Wheel of Fortune – The Cardinals

    How High the Moon – Les Paul and Mary Ford

    Vaya Con Dios – Les Paul and Mary Ford

    Third Man Theme – Guy Lombardo

    Blue Tango – Leroy Anderson

    Song from “Moulin Rouge” – Percy Faith

    Sixty Minute Man - The Dominoes

    5-10-15 Hours – Ruth Brown

    Rocket 88 – Jackie Brenston

    Lawdy Miss Clawdy- Lloyd Price


    Channel 26 - Radio Days