Category Archive: 1955

OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN’

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ – 1955 “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” is the opening song from the musical Oklahoma!, which premiered on Broadway in 1943. It was written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The leading male character in Oklahoma!, Curly McLain, sings the song at the beginning of the first …

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LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING (SONG)

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (song) – 1955 “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing” is a popular song with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. The song was publicized first in the movie, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song. From 1967 to 1973, it …

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CHERRY PINK AND BLOSS WHITE

Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White) “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” or “Cerezo Rosa” or “Ciliegi Rosa” or “Gummy Mambo”, is the English version of “Cerisiers Roses et Pommiers Blancs”, a popular song with music by Louiguy written in 1950. French lyrics to the song by Jacques Larue and English lyrics by Mack David …

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DANCE WITH ME HENRY

“The Wallflower” (also known as “Roll with Me, Henry” and “Dance with Me, Henry”) is a 1955 popular song. It was one of several answer songs to “Work with Me, Annie” and has the same 12-bar blues melody. It was written by Johnny Otis, Hank Ballard, and Etta James. Etta James recorded it for Modern …

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SIXTEEN TONS

Sixteen Tons -1955 “Sixteen Tons” is a song about a coal miner, based on life in coal mines in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. It was written and first recorded by Merle Travis at the Radio Recorders Studio B in Hollywood, California on August 8, 1946. Cliffie Stone played bass on the recording. It was first released …

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BAND OF GOLD (Don Cherry song)

Band of Gold (Don Cherry song) – 1955 “Band of Gold” is a popular song, generally considered a traditional pop standard, with music by Jack Taylor and lyrics by Bob Musel. It was published in 1955. The biggest hit version was recorded by Don Cherry in 1955. This version reached number five on the pop …

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SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES

San Francisco Bay Blues – 1959 “San Francisco Bay Blues” is an American folk song and is generally considered to be the most famous composition by Jesse Fuller. Fuller first recorded the song in 1954 (released 1955) for a small label called World Song. The song was brought into wider popularity in the early 1960s …

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I HEAR YOU KNOCKING

I Hear You Knocking – 1955 “I Hear You Knocking” (or “I Hear You Knockin’”) is a rhythm and blues song written by Dave Bartholomew and Earl King (using the pseudonym Pearl King). New Orleans rhythm and blues singer Smiley Lewis first recorded the song in 1955. The lyrics tell of the return of a …

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AIN’T THAT A SHAME

Ain’t That a Shame – 1955 “Ain’t That a Shame” is a song written by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew. Domino’s recording of the song, released by Imperial Records in 1955, was a hit, eventually selling a million copies. It reached number 1 on the Bilboard R&B chart and number 10 on the pop chart. …

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ROCK AND ROLL WITH FAT’S DOMINO

Rock and Rollin’ with Fats Domino From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Rock and Rollin’ with Fats Domino, originally released as Carry on Rockin’, is the 1955 debut album by R&B pianist and vocalist Fats Domino, compiling a number of his hits and other material, some of which would soon become hits. The album, which featured …

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