Album Chart of 1955

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Album Chart of 1955
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ONE EYED CAT PEEPIN' IN A SEAFOOD STORE HITS POP CHARTS!

Ken Nordine’s disorientating tale of an unbelievable friendship takes top spot in this sparsely populated chart, but the headline story is provided by the band who, in July, 1955, broke new ground by taking a Rock n Roll song – “Rock Around the Clock” – all the way to No.1 in the pop charts.

Due to an accident in an operation when he was a kid, Bill Haley was blind in his left eye. In his version of “Shake, Rattle and Roll” he had the moral authority to take the line of the decade into the Pop Top 10 in 1954. wink

These two mega-hits were included on his first album for Decca. For the second year running, he’s the only cat delivering a Rock n Roll album.

In no time at all, they came out of their alley’s in droves.

From hereon, the rest of the 50s would be a full-on Saturday night fish fry for the wild cats…

The Jukebox Rebel
25-Oct-2015

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BALZAC’S “PASSION IN THE DESERT” READ BY KEN NORDINE
Ken Nordine
Version Records VLP-101
the USA
6.95 “Good” Storytelling

Jukebox picks: “Passion In The Desert, part 2” (7.1) • “Passion In The Desert, part 2” (6.8)
TJR saysKen Nordine reads, in the first-person, an almost faithful interpretation of Honoré de Balzac’s short-story, “Une pa...more →

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SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL
Bill Haley and his Comets
Decca DL-5560
the USA
6.10 “Decent enough” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “Shake, Rattle And Roll” (7.9) • “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock” (7.5) • “Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town)” (6.7)
TJR saysBig sound, great production on Bill’s first album for Decca, although the material beyond the mega-hits is a bit patchy ...more →

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SINGS
Jim Reeves
Abbott 5001
the USA
3.87 “Terrible” Country

Jukebox picks: “Mother Went A Walkin’” (5.5) • “Where Does A Broken Heart Go” (4.7) • “I’ll Follow You” (4.5)
TJR saysHaving lost his star performer to RCA earlier in the year, Fabor Robison decided upon one last hurrah, rounding up Jim’s...more →

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IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS
Frank Sinatra
Capitol Records ‎W-581
the USA
3.61 “Terrible” Crooner / Cabaret

Jukebox picks: “In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning [1955 version]” (5.8) • “Mood Indigo” (5.2) • “Glad To Be Unhappy” (4.8)
TJR saysHis lonely and blue concept album, with a mood and performance drawn from a deep pool of his own messy relationship expe...more →

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OSCAR MOORE [1955]
Oscar Moore
Tampa LP-10
the USA
1.76 “An embarrassment” Jazz

Jukebox picks: “Warm Up” (3.0) • “Up Tempo” (2.8) • “Samson And Delilah Theme” (2.0)
TJR saysProto-George-Benson fretwork frolics from the critically acclaimed jazz guitarist. Some added character comes from the b...more →

see also: (B-list) Album Chart of 1955



Album Charts by year

“A-list”

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“B-list”

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Album Charts by decade

“A-list”

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“B-list”

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