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Category Archives: 1957

DJ: David

Except for the opening set (ending with “Happy Birthday”), tonight’s show focused on the music that might have been played in WTJU’s first year of operation 55 years ago, spanning multiple genres of classic, jazz, pop and rock.  Just like today.

  • “Nashville Blues” {RIP Doc} – Doc Watson – Doc Watson [Vanguard: 2005]
  • “Somebody Else” – Loudon Wainwright III w/Chris Smither – Older Than My Old Man Now [2nd StorySound: 2012]
  • “Titantic Blues” {For Presidential Medal winner Bob Dylan, whose upcoming album is rumored to contain a 9 minute song titled and/or about the Titantic} – Hi Henry Brown & Charlie Jordan – People Take Warning! [TompkinsSquare: 2010]
  • “Happy Birthday Song” {Happy 55th, WTJU} – Andrew Bird – The Mysterious Production of Eggs [Righteous Babe: 2005]
  • “Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A Major, KV 6222: II Adag” – Charles Munch, Boston Symphony Orchestra Benny Goodman – Mozart Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A Minor [RCA: 1957]
  • “Somebody Loves Me” – Julie London – Julie [Liberty: 1957]
  • “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera” {(originally a 78 released by Columbia)} – Doris Day with Frank DeVol & His Orchestra – Sentimental Journey Classics Vol. 4 (1954-1959) [Rhino): 1993]
  • “Chances Are” {(Originally Released As A Single In 1957)} – Johnny Mathis with Ray Coniff & His Orchestra – Sentimental Journey Classics Vol. 4 (1954-1959) [Rhino: 1993]
  • “I Won’t Dance” – Blossom Dearie – Blossom Dearie [Verve: 1957]
  • “Where Are You” – Frank Sinatra – Where Are You [Columbia: 1957]
  • “Woody’n You” – Miles Davis – Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet [Columbia: 1957]
  • “Evidence” {Recorded In 1957, But Not Released Until 2005} – Theolonius Monk Quartet with John Coltrane – Theolonius Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall [Blue Note: 2005]
  • “Up and Down, Up and Down (I Will Lead Them Up and Down)” – Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – Such Sweet Thunder [Columbia: 1957]
  • “Jailhouse Rock” {Originally Released As Single In 45 And 78 Formats} – Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock [RCA: 1957]
  • “Great Balls of Fire” – Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls of Fire [Sun: 1957]
  • “Wake Up Little Susie” – The Everly Brothers – Wake Up Little Susie [Cadence: 1957]
  • “Hey Schoolgirl” – Tom and Jerry – Hey Schoolgirl [Big Records: 1957]
  • “Rumble” {Actually first released in 1958, but first performed in Fredericsburg, VA the previous year} – Link Wray and his Wray Men – Jack the Ripper [Sundazed: 2005]
  • “The Rumble” – Broadway cast – West Side Story [Columbia: 1957]
  • “Tonight” – Broadway cast – West Side Story [Columbia: 1957]
  • “Peggy Sue” – Lou Reed – Rave on Buddy Holly [Hear: 2011]

Listen to this show on the Tape Vault. It will be available for the next two weeks.

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