Standard 50’s Music!

The music and stars listed here are mostly of rock n roll of that was out when I was growing up, But there was a lot of great standard music from the area and music stars with hits on the radio, Like the great Pattie Page who sang the great “The Tennessee Waltz”  “Old Cape Code” and more. The Four Lads had a number of hits like “Moments To Remember” “No Not Much”. and others.

The great Nat King Cole had “Unforgettable” The Lovely “Mona Lisa” “Too Young” “Smile” Perry Como had hits like “Catch a Falling Star” “Papa Loves Mombo” “Round and Round” Who sang standards better than Frank Sinatra “Young At Heart” “Witch Craft” “Tony Bennett” “Because of You” “Rags to Riches” “Cold Cold Heart” “Rosemary Clooney” Come On-My House” “Mambo Italiano” “Dean Martin” “That’s Amore”.
Yes They were very much a part of the wonderful 1950’s and many more,the 1950’s would not be the same without their contribution of great standard music!

Christmas In July Music!

Listen to some cool Retro Holiday Music with us today Happy Holidays!

Retro Christmas

Retro Christmas Gathering

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Billboard number-one hits 1950

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I’ll be adding the number one hits of the 1950’s from Billboard.

Songs  that Reached number one by Artist(s)

Single Record labels and Weeks at number one.

1950
January 7, 1950 Gene Autry “Rudolph, The Red-nosed Reindeer”
Columbia
1
January 14, 1950 The Andrews Sisters “I Can Dream, Can’t I”
Decca
4
February 11, 1950 The Ames Brothers “Rag Mop”
Coral
1
February 18, 1950 Red Foley “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy”
Decca
4
March 18, 1950 Teresa Brewer “Music! Music! Music!”
London
4
April 15, 1950 Eileen Barton “If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake”
National (local); Mercury (nationwide)
2
April 29, 1950 Anton Karas “The Third Man Theme”
London
11
July 15, 1950 Nat King Cole “Mona Lisa”
Capitol
5
August 19, 1950 Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers “Goodnight Irene”♪ (1950)
Decca
13
November 18, 1950 Sammy Kaye “Harbor Lights”
Columbia
2
December 2, 1950 Phil Harris “The Thing”
RCA Victor
4
December 30, 1950 Patti Page “The Tennessee Waltz”
Mercury
9
I’ll be adding more over time.

What’ll they think of next!

 Transistor Radio

Transistor Radio

What a great surprise I got for my 10th Birthday! My mother brought me to the toy store David’s on the avenue where I lived and got me a new Transistor radio…

that was the new thing at the time it had AM radio on it that you could pick up by clipping the wire that came with it to anything metal like the parking meter I used outside the store. It was fun to listen to it. A memory I’ll always remember!