Moka's 250 Favorite Songs of the 50's - A selection.

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I'm currently compiling my 250 favorite songs of every decade since the 50's. I'm clicking shuffle and choosing the first 50 songs that appear for this poll.

Note: This is poll 3 out of 7. It's been kind of quiet lately so might as well do two of these.

Only one song per artist but covers/collabs/ghostwriting/sideprojects get a free pass.

I do not recommend listening to these as a playlist but here's the spotify link either way for the adventurous:

https://open.spotify.com/user/moteldemoka/playlist/4ycxtonNiPDLNm70EqFOcl

Andre Williams - The Greasy Chicken
Anita O'Day - Love Me Or Leave Me
Bessie Smith - Gimme a Pigfoot
The Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
Big Maybelle - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Bill Evans - Peace Piece
Billie Holiday - When You're Smiling
The Blenders - Don't Fuck Around with Love
Bo Diddley - Diddy Wah Diddy
Bob Mcfadden & Dor - The Mummy
Brenda Lee - Sweet Nothin's
Buddy Holly - (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
Charles Mingus - Haitian Fight Song
Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine
The Clovers - Love Potion No. 9
Dale Hawkins - Susie-Q
Dick Penner - Cindy Lov
Django Reinhardt;Quintette du Hot Club de France - Coucou
Duke Ellington;Mahalia Jackson - Come Sunday
Eartha Kitt - My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Eddie Cochran - Somethin' Else
Elizabeth Cotten - Freight train
Elvis Presley - Crawfish
Eydie Gormé & Los Panchos - Sabor a Mí
Freddie & The Hitchhikers - Sinners
Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps - Cat Man
Joe Bennett And The Sparkletones - Black Slacks
John Cage - Williams Mix
Kip Tyler - She's My Witch
LaVern Baker - Soul On Fire
Little Richard - Slippin' And Slidin' (Peepin' And Hidin')
Los Panchos - Anna " El Negro Zumbón"
Luiz Bonfá - Manhã de Carnaval
Marie Bryant - Tomato
Marilyn Monroe - I Wanna Be Loved By You
Marty Robbins - Big Iron
Moondog - All Is Loneliness
Nervous Norvus - Transfusion
Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares for Me
Peggy Lee - Black Coffee
The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
The Ravens - My Baby's Gone
Raymond Scott - Cindy Electronium
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell on You
The Storey Sisters - Bad Motorcycle
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Kingdom of Not
Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt
Wanda Jackson - Fujiyama Mama
Yma Sumac - Taita Inty (Virgin Of The Sun God)


dance cum rituals (Moka), Thursday, 15 June 2017 23:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Full list. Currently at 159 out of 200... (maybe 250 I don't know). If you see anything missing or want to recommend something shoot away!

Abbey Lincoln - Afro Blue - Remastered
Andre Williams - The Greasy Chicken
Anita O'Day;Oscar Peterson Quartet - Love Me Or Leave Me
Archibald - Stack-A'Lee
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers;Thelonious Monk - I Mean You
Atahualpa Yupanqui - Punay
Babatunde Olatunji - Gin-Go-Lo-Ba (Drums of Passion)
Benny Moré - Como Fue
Bessie Smith - Gimme a Pigfoot
Big Bill Broonzy - Hey Hey
The Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace
Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle And Roll
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog - Single Version
Big Maybelle - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Bill Evans - Peace Piece
Bill Haley & His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock - Single Version
Billie Holiday - When You're Smiling
The Blenders - Don't Fuck Around with Love
Blossom Dearie - 'Deed I Do
Blue Mitchell - Park Avenue Petite
Bo Diddley - Diddy Wah Diddy
Bob Mcfadden & Dor - The Mummy
The Bobbettes - Mr Lee
Bobby Day - Rockin' Robin
Brenda Lee - Sweet Nothin's - Single Version
Buddy Holly - (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
Carlos Eleta Almaran - Historia de un Amor
Carole Bennett - Haunted Lover
The Champs - Tequila
Chan Romero - My Little Ruby
Charles Mingus - Haitian Fight Song
Charles Trenet - La mer
Charlie Feathers - Can't Hardly Stand It
Charlie Parker - Just Friends
Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine
Chuck Berry - Sweet Little Sixteen
Clarence "Frogman" Henry - Ain't Got No Home
The Clovers - Love Potion No. 9
The Coasters - Down In Mexico
Cortijo Y Su Combo;Ismael Rivera - El Negro Bembón
Count Basie - If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight
Dale Hawkins - Susie-Q
Debbie Reynolds - Tammy
Desi Arnaz - Babalu
Dick Penner - Cindy Lov
Dinah Washington - Mad About The Boy
Django Reinhardt;Quintette du Hot Club de France - Coucou
The Drifters;Clyde McPhatter - Money Honey (with Clyde McPhatter)
Duke Ellington;Mahalia Jackson - Come Sunday (From Black, Brown and Beige) - Accapella
Eartha Kitt - My Heart Belongs to Daddy (From "Leave It to Me")
Edd Kookie Byrnes;Connie Stevens - Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)
Eddie Cochran - Somethin' Else
Elizabeth Cotten - Freight train
Ella Fitzgerald;Paul Weston And His Orchestra - Get Thee Behind Me Satan
Elvis Presley - Crawfish
Esquivel - Granada
The Everly Brothers - Hey, Doll Baby
Eydie Gormé;Los Panchos - Sabor a Mí
The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You
Frank Sinatra - I've Got You Under My Skin
Fred Lowery - Moon Love
Freddie & The Hitchhikers - Sinners
Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps - Cat Man - 2002 Digital Remaster
Hank Williams - Ramblin' Man
Hasil Adkins - Chicken Walk
Helen Merrill - Don't Explain
Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful
Ivory Joe Hunter - Since I Met You Baby
Jack Scott - The Way I Walk
Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
Jimmy Reed - Odds and Ends
Jody Reynolds - Endless Sleep
Joe Bennett And The Sparkletones - Black Slacks
John Cage;David Tudor;Earle Brown;Colonel Richard Ranger;Louis A. Stevenson, Jr. - Williams Mix
John Coltrane - I'm Old Fashioned - 2003 Digital Remaster
John Fahey - Sligo River Blues
Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Space Guitar (02-01-54)
Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'N' Roll Trio - Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome Track) - Single Version
Johnny Cash - Five Feet High and Rising
Johnny Otis - Willie And The Hand Jive
Joséphine Baker - Easy To Love
The Juniors;Danny - At The Hop
Kip Tyler - She's My Witch
LaVern Baker - Soul On Fire
Lefty Frizzell - Cigarettes and Coffee Blues
Leroy Anderson;Inma Shara - The Typewriter - La Maquina De Escribir
Leroy Van Dyke - The Auctioneer
Lief Sorbye;Margie Butler;Sue Draheim;Paul Espinoza - Óró mo Bháidín
Link Wray & His Ray Men;Link Wray - Rumble
Little Richard - Slippin' And Slidin' (Peepin' And Hidin')
Lonnie Donegan - Cumberland Gap
Los Panchos - Anna " El Negro Zumbón"
Luiz Bonfá - Manhã de Carnaval
Marie Bryant - Tomato
Marilyn Monroe - I Wanna Be Loved By You
Martin Denny - Quiet Village - 1999 Digital Remaster
Marty Robbins - Big Iron
Mickey & Sylvia - Love Is Strange
Mighty Sparrow - Jean And Dinah
Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata
Moondog - All Is Loneliness
Muddy Waters - (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Nervous Norvus - Transfusion
Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares for Me - 2013 Remastered Version
Nolan Strong & The Diablos - The Wind
Olavi Virta;Harmony Sisters - Sinitaivas
Omara Portuondo - Noche Cubana
The Orioles - Crying In The Chapel
Ornette Coleman - Lonely Woman
Otis Rush - All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
Patience & Prudence - Tonight You Belong to Me
Patsy Cline - Walkin' After Midnight
Peggy Lee - Black Coffee - Single Version
Percy Mayfield - Louisiana
Pérez Prado - The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero)
The Phaetons - I Love My Baby
Phil Phillips - Sea Of Love
Pierre Schaeffer - Erotica
The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Professor Longhair - Mardi Gras in New Orleans - 1949
The Ravens - My Baby's Gone
Ray Charles - What'd I Say, Pt. I & II
Raymond Scott - Cindy Electronium
Ric Cartey;The Jiva-Tones - Oooh-Eeee
The Rock-A-Teens - Woo Hoo
Ronnie Allen - Juvenile Delinquent
Ronnie Cook & The Gaylads - Goo Goo Muck
Ronnie Dawson - Rockin' Bones
Rosemary Clooney - Come On-A My House
Ruth Brown - I Don't Know
Sam Cooke - You Send Me
Sandy Nelson - Teen Beat
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell on You
The Shirelles - I Met Him On A Sunday
Shirley & Lee - Let The Good Times Roll
Shirley Collins;Dolly Collins - The Cherry Tree Carol
Sid King & The Five Strings - Sag, Drag And Fall
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Didn't It Rain
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee - Better Day
Sparkle Moore - Killer
The Storey Sisters - Bad Motorcycle
Sun Ra;Cosmic Rays - Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Kingdom of Not
The Teddy Bears - To Know Him Is To Love Him
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Mood
Thurston Harris - Little Bitty Pretty One
Tito Puente - Call of the Jungle Birds
Tom Dissevelt;Kid Baltan - Song Of The Second Moon
Tommy Blake - Lordy Hoody
Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt
Vince Taylor & His Playboys - Brand New Cadillac
Wanda Jackson - Fujiyama Mama - 2002 - Remaster
Warren Smith - Ubangi Stomp
Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
Wynonie Harris - Lovin' Machine
Yma Sumac - Taita Inty (Virgin Of The Sun God)
Young John Watson - Space Guitar

dance cum rituals (Moka), Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Voted random and got Eydie Gorme & Los Panchos. It's perhaps the most perennial Bolero Trio song in a huge collection of classics by Los Panchos.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Saturday, 17 June 2017 14:20 (one week ago) Permalink

"Transfusion" from the abridged list; "Transfusion" or "At the Hop" or "I Only Have Eyes for You" from the big one.

clemenza, Saturday, 17 June 2017 15:51 (one week ago) Permalink

Yma Sumac <3

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 17 June 2017 16:03 (one week ago) Permalink

I Only Have Eyes for You won the best song of the 50's on the ILM poll. Glad it didn't appear in random as it might have been the clear winner.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Saturday, 17 June 2017 16:03 (one week ago) Permalink

That's a fun longlist moka, thank you! If yr looking for suggestions for other stuff, there's lots of great miles to choose from </captain obvious>

plp will eat itself (NickB), Saturday, 17 June 2017 16:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Another obv one but maybe you hate it: Elmore James - Dust My Broom

plp will eat itself (NickB), Saturday, 17 June 2017 16:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Thanks for the Spotify links in these polls Moka, enjoying them

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 17 June 2017 16:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Some recommendations, but if you've already mined the ILM poll, you may have already dismissed these:

João Gilberto - Desafinado
João Gilberto - Chega de Saudade
Lucho Gatica - Historia de un Amor
Connie Francis – Who’s Sorry Now?
Stelios Kazantzidis – Zigkouala
Mukesh – Awara Hoon
Santo & Johnny – Sleepwalk
Johnny Mathis – Misty
Farid Al-Atrash - Ana Willy Bahebo
Tito Rodriguez - Tremendo Cumban
Celia Cruz - Mi Sonsito

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 17 June 2017 17:06 (one week ago) Permalink

NickB: Yeah I'm still missing some huge jazz figures in here. Still a work in progress so many songs I need to listen to. Elmore James I need to listen to!

Le Bateau: glad you enjoy them. I love discovering music through other people's lists! Everyone on ILM should make one of these decade lists haha.

Rudi: "Historia de un Amor" is there. The other recommendations are dope and I'm seriously missing Joao Gilberto, Tito and Celia. There's many latin music I need to consider for inclusion.

Oddly enough I've never liked Santo & Johnny's Sleepwalking. It's a great piece of music but I've never felt particularly excited by it.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Saturday, 17 June 2017 18:21 (one week ago) Permalink

Yma Sumac

Unchanging Window (Ross), Saturday, 17 June 2017 18:57 (one week ago) Permalink

John Cage - Williams Mix

sexualing healing (crüt), Sunday, 18 June 2017 02:50 (six days ago) Permalink

" I Put a Spell on You"

Bee OK, Monday, 19 June 2017 23:35 (five days ago) Permalink

John Cage - Williams Mix

― sexualing healing (crüt), Saturday, June 17, 2017 9:50 PM (two days ago)

heck yeah

Mr. Crackpots (WilliamC), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:08 (four days ago) Permalink

From the long list, it would be "Spoonful", then probably "Monk's Mood". From the short list, I'll take "Diddy Wah Diddy". Notable absences: Fats Domino, Ricky Nelson.

o. nate, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 01:08 (four days ago) Permalink

" I Put a Spell on You"

― Bee OK

The more I hear it the more I think Jay Hawkins was actually insane.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 04:13 (four days ago) Permalink


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