Sunday, January 30, 2011

Acclaimed Music Top 20 Albums of 1950s

Miles Davis: Kind of Cool 
(photo by Tom Palumbo)


This is a kind of "history of music" project, based on aggregated charts found on Acclaimed Music. It features Top 20 playlists for decades 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and yearly Top 20 playlists (both songs and albums) for each year from 1960 to 2010. It's a weekly project. Enjoy!


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THE PLAYLIST

(legenda: the number preceding the artist name is the ranking in Acclaimed Music Top 3000 chart)

1 (39) Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
2 (106) Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
3 (258) Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours (1955)
4 (272) Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers! (1956)
5 (313) Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (1959)
6 (327) Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959)
7 (341) Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (1954)
8 (363) The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
9 (379) Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus (1956)
10 (407) Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
11 (410) Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um (1959)
12 (434) Elvis Presley - Elvis (1956)
13 (435) Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport (1956)
14 (484) Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music (Volume One) (1951)
15 (528) Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners (1957)
16 (534) Benny Goodman - The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert (1950)
17 (571) Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' in the Moonlight (1959)
18 (622) The Quintet (Charlie Parker) - Jazz at Massey Hall/The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever (1953)
19 (624) Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
20 (637) John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957)

Listen to it on Spotify:
mammoth (full albums)HTTP, URI. (SR0565)
lite (three tracks each album): HTTP, URI. (SR0566)

Previously on the Acclaimed Music Series:

SONGS:
- Top 20 Songs of 1920s
- Top 20 Songs of 1930s
- Top 20 Songs of 1940s

ALBUMS:
- Top 20 Albums of 1950s

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