Album Chart of 1958

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Album Chart of 1958

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AMERICAN ROCK n ROLL DOMINATES

Bo Diddley's new Rock n Roll beat finally comes to the album market; so good that even the mighty Little Richard must take second best this year.

There are 8 debut albums in my Top 10 as more and more pop and rock artists get on-board with the 12" LP concept.

The chart is a glittering who's-who of Rock n Roll this year; as well as the aforementioned Top 2 there are long play sets from Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Duane Eddy, Carl Perkins and Chuck Berry, all of whom are all riding high.

On the soul, blues and jazz front the big name debutants include Sam Cooke, Jimmy Reed and Nina Simone.

The USA continue to dominate proceedings, with entries from Jacques Brel (Belgium) and Ravi Shankar (India) preventing a one-country whitewash.

The Jukebox Rebel
28-Oct-2015

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BO DIDDLEY [1958]
Bo Diddley
Chess LP-1431
the USA
8.78 “A classic” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “Who Do You Love?” (9.9) • “I’m A Man” (9.8) • “Bring It To Jerome” (9.3)
TJR saysRock n Roll - Bo Diddley style. Raw, hypnotic and super exciting. Side after side after side after side. The Bo Diddley ...more →

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LITTLE RICHARD
Little Richard
Specialty LP-2103
the USA
8.07 “Excellent” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “Send Me Some Lovin’” (10) • “Good Golly Miss Molly” (9.4) • “Lucille” (9.0)
TJR saysAfter having delivered the album of the decade and 18 dynamic hit singles in 3 years, the true king of Rock n Roll shock...more →

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BUDDY HOLLY
Buddy Holly
Coral CRL-57210
the USA
7.98 “Brilliant” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Pop; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Rave On” (10) • “Everyday” (9.6) • “Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues” (9.5)
TJR saysThe “Chirping” Crickets had been a really good album in 1957, the “solo” LP released just a few months later (in Februar...more →

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JERRY LEE LEWIS [1958]
Jerry Lee Lewis
Sun Record Company LP-1230
the USA
7.48 “Really good” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “It All Depends (On Who Will Buy The Wine)” (9.2) • “Crazy Arms” (8.8) • “Ubangi Stomp” (8.7)
TJR saysIssued in June was the first Jerry Lee Lewis LP. There was no place for his biggest single sellers “'Whole Lotta Shakin’...more →

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I’M JIMMY REED
Jimmy Reed
Vee Jay Records VJLP-1004
the USA
7.38 “Really good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Honest I Do” (9.8) • “You Don't Have To Go” (8.3) • “My First Plea” (7.9)
TJR saysReleased in August, Jimmy’s debut LP followed normal protocol for the era, by serving as a round-up of his hit sides fro...more →

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HAVE ‘TWANGY’ GUITAR WILL TRAVEL
Duane Eddy
Jamie JLP-3000
the USA
7.20 “Really good” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “I Almost Lost My Mind [stereo version]” (9.9) • “Rebel Rouser” (9.5) • “Three-30 Blues [stereo]” (7.9)
TJR saysWith all due respect to the man, a cursory listen to the Jimmy and Duane single “Soda Fountain Girl” (1955) suggests tha...more →

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THE FABULOUS MR. D
Fats Domino
Imperial LP-9055
the USA
6.97 “Good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Mardi Gras In New Orleans” (9.5) • “Long Lonesome Journey” (8.8) • “44” (8.3)
TJR saysReleased September 1958 (Imperial LP-9055). Mostly recent material on this one although the monster cut “Mardi Gras In...more →

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DANCE ALBUM OF CARL PERKINS
Carl Perkins
Sun Record Company LP-1225
the USA
6.94 “Good” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “Sure To Fall” (8.4) • “Honey Don’t” (8.4) • “Matchbox” (7.2)
TJR saysOn 11th December 1957 Carl recorded his final session at Sun Records, spawning a final single for the label, “Glad All...more →

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THE EVERLY BROTHERS
The Everly Brothers
Cadence CLP-3003
the USA
6.88 “Good” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “Bye Bye Love” (9.1) • “Brand New Heartache” (8.1) • “Be-Bop-A-Lula” (7.7)
TJR saysDebut album from the 21 year old Don and his 19 year old brother, Phil. It’s all about the vocal harmonies with these tw...more →

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WE ARE THE CHANTELS
The Chantels
End LP-301
the USA
6.81 “Good” Rock n Roll Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Maybe” (8.9) • “Every Night (I Pray)” (7.5) • “Whoever You Are” (7.3)
TJR saysEnd LP-301. First issued in October 1958 as “We Are The Chantels”, re-issued in September 1959 (also End-301 LP) as “The...more →

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ONE DOZEN BERRYS
Chuck Berry
Chess LP-1432
the USA
6.68 “Good” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Sweet Little Sixteen” (8.0) • “Rock And Roll Music” (8.0) • “How You’ve Changed” (7.0)
TJR saysAs the title suggests, the second Chuck Berry album features 12 tracks penned by the man himself. “One Dozen Berrys” is ...more →

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WANDA JACKSON
Wanda Jackson
Capitol Records T-1041
the USA
6.55 “Good” Country; Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Rock n Roll Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Here We Are Again” (7.3) • “Let’s Have A Party” (7.2) • “Happy, Happy Birthday” (7.1)
TJR saysIssued in July, this was the debut LP set from the 20 year old country glamour-gal-cum-rockabilly-raver. She has a fine ...more →

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GO CHAMPS GO
The Champs
Challenge CHL-601
the USA
6.53 “Good” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Tequila” (9.3) • “El Rancho Rock” (7.6) • “Train To Nowhere” (6.8)
TJR saysThe first of four LP’s from The Champs (Challenge CHL-601). The title on the cover is “Go Champs Go”, whereas the title ...more →

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SON OF WORD JAZZ
Ken Nordine and The Fred Katz Group
Dot Records DLP-3096
the USA
6.48 “Decent enough” Avant-Garde; Sketch / Skit

Jukebox picks: “Junk Man” (8.7) • “Lemming” (8.1) • “Miss Cone” (7.7)
TJR saysNot a patch on last years “Word Jazz” LP, mainly due to a few strugglers like “Outer Space”, “Secretary” and “Bu...more →

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SINGS THE SONGS THAT MADE HIM FAMOUS
Johnny Cash
Sun Record Company LP-1235
the USA
6.35 “Decent enough” Country

Jukebox picks: “There You Go” (9.6) • “I Walk The Line [1956]” (9.4) • “Ballad Of A Teenage Queen [1957]” (7.4)
TJR saysAlthough he was Sun’s most consistently selling and prolific artist at that time, Cash felt constrained by his contract ...more →

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A GENE VINCENT RECORD DATE
Gene Vincent with The Blue Caps
Capitol Records T-1059
the USA
6.27 “Decent enough” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Git It” (8.7) • “Look What You Gone And Done To Me” (7.1) • “Five Feet Of Lovin’” (6.8)
TJR saysThe second of 2 LPs from Gene Vincent this year was released in September and very much followed the pattern of the prec...more →

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GENE VINCENT ROCKS! AND THE BLUE CAPS ROLL
Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps
Capitol Records T-970
the USA
6.22 “Decent enough” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Rock n Roll Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Rollin’ Danny” (7.0) • “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (6.6) • “Brand New Beat” (6.5)
TJR saysRecorded in December 1957 and issued in March, 1958 - the first of two LPs from Gene in this year. Historians line up to...more →

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WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’
Carl Perkins
Columbia CL-1234
the USA
6.19 “Decent enough” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “That’s All Right” (7.0) • “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On” (6.4) • “Where The Rio De Rosa Flows” (6.4)
TJR saysBashed out in two recording sessions in June, the second Carl Perkins LP screams “no imagination”. The performances are ...more →

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YES INDEED!
Ray Charles
Atlantic 8025
the USA
6.13 “Decent enough” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Lonely Avenus” (7.8) • “It’s All Right” (7.4) • “I Want To Know” (7.1)
TJR saysAtlantic 8025. Released October, 1958. His 5th album in 2 years. Having said that, it’s another compilation, 14 sides fr...more →

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THE FABULOUS JOHNNY CASH
Johnny Cash
Columbia CL-1253
the USA
6.10 “Decent enough” Country

Jukebox picks: “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town” (7.7) • “Suppertime” (6.7) • “I Still Miss Someone [1958]” (6.4)
TJR saysThe 3rd Cash LP was released in November 1958 and was his first for Columbia with whom he’d signed a deal earlier in the...more →

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N°3
Jacques Brel
Philips B 76.423 R
Belgium
5.89 “Average” Crooner / Cabaret

Jukebox picks: “Dors Ma Mie, Bonsoir” (7.5) • “Voici” (7.3) • “L’homme Dans La Cité” (7.0)
TJR says10 brand new recordings from March-April 1958, issued on 33RPM here on “N°3” in June of 1958. As with the last album, Br...more →

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THAT’LL BE THE DAY
Buddy Holly
Decca DL-8707
the USA
5.88 “Average” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “That’ll Be The Day [jul ’56 version]” (6.7) • “Ting-A-Ling” (6.5) • “Modern Don Juan” (6.4)
TJR saysFollowing a string of successful releases for Brunswick and Coral, Decca seized the opportunity to package up their old ...more →

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THE SOUNDS OF INDIA
Ravi Shankar
Columbia WL-119
India
5.82 “Average” Desi

Jukebox picks: “Dádrá” (7.2) • “Bhimpalási” (5.9) • “Máru-Bihág” (5.8)
TJR saysReleased in January 1958, “The Sounds of India” featured a 37 year-old Ravi Shankar leading an improvised set on his sit...more →

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KING CREOLE
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor LPM-1884
the USA
5.53 “Average” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Pop

Jukebox picks: “King Creole” (8.5) • “Trouble” (6.9) • “Hard Headed Woman” (6.2)
TJR says1958 was a tumultuous year for Elvis – “King Creole” was the last album he would record before his 2-year stint in the A...more →

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BASIE
Count Basie and his Orchestra
Roulette R-52003
the USA
5.41 “Below average” Jazz

Jukebox picks: “Duet” (6.8) • “Splanky” (6.2) • “The Kid From Red Bank” (6.1)
TJR saysA snazzy set for sure. “The Kid From Red Bank” gets proceedings off to a frenzied start before “Duet” and “Aft...more →

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ENCORE
Sam Cooke
Keen A-2003
the USA
5.25 “Below average” Big Band / Jive / Swing; Crooner / Cabaret

Jukebox picks: “Today I Sing The Blues” (6.9) • “Mary, Mary Lou” (6.1) • “Along The Navajo Trail” (6.0)
TJR saysThe second Sam Cooke album of 1958, issued in November, once again backed by Bumps Blackwell’s combo (although they’re n...more →

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JACK TAKES THE FLOOR
Jack Elliott
Topic Records T-15
the USA
5.06 “Below average” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Black Baby” (5.7) • “San Francisco Bay Blues” (5.5) • “Mule Skinner Blues” (5.3)
TJR saysWell intentioned folkster with a decent song selection but very little in the way of anything extra-ordinary to offer on...more →

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LITTLE GIRL BLUE
Nina Simone
Bethlehem BCP-6028
the USA
4.95 “Poor” Jazz

Jukebox picks: “My Baby Just Cares For Me” (8.9) • “Plain Gold Ring [1958 album version]” (7.4) • “Love Me or Leave Me [1958 album version]” (5.0)
TJR says“Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club” proclaims the front cover, boldly taking the marketing strategy straig...more →

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SAM COOKE
Sam Cooke and Bumps Blackwell Orchestra
Keen A-2001
the USA
4.91 “Poor” Pop Ballad; Big Band / Jive / Swing

Jukebox picks: “Summertime [uptempo version]” (7.5) • “You Send Me” (6.9) • “The Lonesome Road” (5.6)
TJR saysThe debut album from the 27 year old arrived in February 1958, basking in the glory of his huge Billboard No. 1 hit sing...more →

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DANCE MANIA
Tito Puente and his Orchestra
RCA Victor ‎LPM-1692
the USA
4.74 “Poor” Latin

Jukebox picks: “Hong Kong Mambo” (6.5) • “El Cayuco” (6.2) • “Mambo Gozon” (5.2)
TJR saysI’m not Latin. Nor am I dancer. I dislike the vast majority of Jazz records I’ve ever heard. But even I can dig a tune o...more →

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THE DAY THE RAINS CAME
Jane Morgan
Kapp Records KL-1105
the USA
4.73 “Poor” Crooner / Cabaret

Jukebox picks: “The Day The Rains Came” (10) • “Le Jour Ou La Pluie Viendra (The Day The Rains Came)” (10) • “Almost In Your Arms (Love Theme From "Houseboat")” (6.3)
TJR saysFifth album from the classy, multi-lingual chanteuse. Having been thoroughly and forever enchanted by sheer sexiness of ...more →

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THE MUSIC FROM PETER GUNN
Henry Mancini
RCA Victor LPM-1956
the USA
4.33 “Lame” Jazz

Jukebox picks: “Peter Gunn” (9.4) • “Dreamsville” (5.0) • “Brief And Breezy” (4.9)
TJR saysHighly regarded by jazz enthusiasts, and a huge commercial success, hitting No.1 in the Billboard album charts – a notab...more →

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GIRLS I HAVE KNOWN
Jim Reeves
RCA Victor LPM-1685
the USA
4.33 “Lame” Pop Ballad; Crooner / Cabaret

Jukebox picks: “Goodnight Irene” (6.6) • “Anna Marie” (6.2) • “Marie” (6.0)
TJR saysI’ve always had a little soft spot for the richly baritoned one, a regular on my Nanna’s booming old gramophone player, ...more →

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LADY IN SATIN
Billie Holiday
Columbia CL-1157
the USA
4.32 “Lame” Crooner / Cabaret; Jazz

Jukebox picks: “I'm A Fool To Want You” (6.0) • “You Don't Know What Love Is” (5.6) • “You've Changed” (4.5)
TJR saysThere's a morbid fascination in delving into the last Billie Holiday album released in her lifetime, her well-documented...more →

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RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S SOUTH PACIFIC
Rodgers and Hammerstein
RCA Victor LSO-1032
the USA
1.56 “An embarrassment” Crooner / Cabaret

Jukebox picks: “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair” (5.2) • “Happy Talk” (4.0) • “South Pacific Overture” (3.2)
TJR saysThe stylish “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair” is superior to anything else on this cheese-fest, and “Happy T...more →

see also: (B-list) Album Chart of 1958



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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