Album Chart of 1953

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Album Chart of 1953
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HANK LIVES ON

A little boy lost his Daddy at the start of the year – and country music lost one of its greatest stars. Hank Jr. was watching and learning from an early age – he was destined to keep the family name alive well into the 21st century. His Daddy would’ve been proud.

In the wake of Hank Williams' untimely death at the age of just 29, there were a slew of hit singles and several posthumously released LPs in the years which immediately followed.

For my tastes, Hank delivered his strongest body of work as Luke The Drifter – and MGM made a fine decision when they compiled these single sides as an album – my album of the year in 1953.

The Jukebox Rebel
23-Oct-2015

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HANK WILLIAMS AS “LUKE THE DRIFTER”
Luke The Drifter
MGM Records E-203
the USA
7.24 “Really good” Country

Jukebox picks: “Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw” (9.1) • “I Dreamed About Mama Last Night” (8.5) • “Men With Broken Hearts” (7.5)
TJR saysThe sole Luke The Drifter album compiled eight single sides all recorded and released between 1950 and 1952. Biographer ...more →

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THE HANK WILLIAMS MEMORIAL ALBUM
Hank Williams
MGM Records E-202
the USA
6.13 “Decent enough” Country

Jukebox picks: “Cold, Cold Heart” (8.0) • “Kaw-Liga” (6.9) • “Your Cheatin’ Heart” (6.0)
TJR saysThe shock of Hank Williams death on New Year’s Day led to a surge in public demand for records, sheet music and pictures...more →

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ELLINGTON UPTOWN
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Columbia ML-4639
the USA
5.32 “Below average” Jazz

Jukebox picks: “The Mooche” (7.6) • “A Tone Parallel To Harlem (Harlem Suite)” (6.8) • “Take The "A" Train [1952 version]” (5.2)
TJR saysOpens badly with “Skin Deep” as "mega-drummer" Louis Bellson gives it laldy… what a yawn-a-thon. Immediately, “T...more →

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SONGS TO GROW ON FOR MOTHER AND CHILD
Woody Guthrie
Folkways Records FC-7015
the USA
3.22 “Terrible” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Grass-y, Grass, Grass” (4.5) • “Swim-y, Swim, Swim” (4.0) • “Write A Word” (4.0)
TJR saysThis compilation was first issued in 1953 according to both “Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records 1948-1991” by...more →



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