The Radio Show May 2024 – The Fifties


The Fifties were a decade of unapparelled optimism, especially in the USA, which cast off wartime production necessities and redirected that mighty industrial capacity (barely two thirds of which had been utilised during the war) into production of consumer goodies for a large and hungry domestic market.

This optimism was also reflected in a particular aesthetic, which moved well away from the grimness of the preceding decades.

The Fifties also gave us two unique and hitherto unknown concepts – the Teenager and Rock ‘n’ Roll

For those of us who came of age in the 1970s, the popular portrayal of the decade was encapsulated in the mighty comedy “Happy Days”, which showcased a wondrous suburban idyll where, if one was ambitious enough, sharks could be jumped.

Anyway, here’s some classics from that decade: 

and

Cats, let’s see some classics from that decade – those posting Miles Davis and Elvis go into the draw for a free subscription to my monthly economics newsletter!


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Miltonf
Miltonf
May 4, 2024 8:53 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuB-JD5qZkI

The Nutty Squirrels – ‘Uh! Oh!’ – Parts 1 & 2 – 1959 45rpm

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 4, 2024 8:57 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_BzCXWiU-Y

Love Is Strange | In Stereo | Mickey and Sylvia

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 4, 2024 9:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I65PxlOlHA4

The Everly Brothers-Bird Dog/Lyrics

Arky
May 4, 2024 9:04 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 4, 2024 9:07 pm

I can’t do the fifties.
Sixties yes, and forties.

There is Nothin’ Like A Dame (1949)

Missed, by one year. Grr.

Arky
May 4, 2024 9:15 pm
Crossie
Crossie
May 4, 2024 9:18 pm

One Of my favourites from that era:

Heartbeat by Buddy Holly

https://youtu.be/ZRmqC1vVDFs?si=Vs_wJGURacZ-NtN2

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 4, 2024 9:23 pm

Arrgh, having trouble. Still can’t get into the fifties.

Hugh Jackman – “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” (1943/1998)

Last edited 23 days ago by Bruce of Newcastle
Crossie
Crossie
May 4, 2024 9:23 pm

What about this?

Gene Vincent / Be Bop A Lula

https://youtu.be/ZWFlLYZm0tA?si=t5Tg2OcCohj2RWPh

Arky
May 4, 2024 9:24 pm

Chuck Berry, Memphis Tennessee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5ezeUM6c74

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 4, 2024 9:32 pm

Time to cheat.

“I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair” – South Pacific (1958)

The movie is from 1958 but the musical is from 1949.
I’m still stuck.

P
P
May 4, 2024 9:35 pm

All my teenage years were during the ’50s. The death of Buddy Holly on my 19th birthday ended an era of the beginning of rock and roll for me.

Noteable picks from the ’50s –

Goody Goody – Frankie Lymon (1957)

He – Al Hibber (1955)

Arky
May 4, 2024 9:38 pm

Fly me to the Moon (1st recording)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcwlGjDNkkw

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 4, 2024 9:41 pm

Can’t pass up this.

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Currently rainin’ at the Cafe. I’ve fed my brushtails and they’ve gone to ground. They hate wet weather.

Arky
May 4, 2024 9:48 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 4, 2024 9:48 pm

Marilyn Monroe!

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend (1953)

She could sing! But alas I’ve done it again, the song itself is from 1949. Grr.

MatrixTransform
May 4, 2024 9:53 pm

I put a spell on you

— Screaming Jay Hawkins

Crossie
Crossie
May 4, 2024 10:06 pm

Mustn’t forget Johnny O’Keefe’s The Wild One.

https://youtu.be/iNZ4E73SS_g?si=4RfAFBBf4iGz5dCo

Last edited 23 days ago by Crossie
132andBush
132andBush
May 4, 2024 10:24 pm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3yuh3agNYQ&pp=ygUvcmVkIHJpdmVyIHJvY2sgam9obm55IGFuZCB0aGUgaHVycmljYW5lcyBzdGVyZW8%3D
Red River Rock, Johnny and the Hurricanes.

One from my late parents collection.

P
P
May 4, 2024 10:37 pm
Crossie
Crossie
May 4, 2024 10:47 pm

Here is another song from Marty Robbins:

A White Sport Coat And A Pink Carnation

https://youtu.be/zD8MnvyAi6I?si=FeKtBUd83mzGNOZP

Brislurker
Brislurker
May 4, 2024 11:23 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6OS_ItMGpc
Chuck Berry – No particular place to go

Brislurker
Brislurker
May 4, 2024 11:30 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du4NpSoOqoE
Gene Pitney – The man who shot Liberty Valance

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 5, 2024 12:12 am

This film put Chuck on the map for a lot of young people at the time.

Back to the Future | Marty McFly Plays “Johnny B. Goode” and “Earth Angel”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_WSXXPQYeY

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 5, 2024 1:14 am
Christine
Christine
May 5, 2024 8:04 am

“Honeycomb” Jimmie Rodgers
No 1 in 1957

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 5, 2024 7:58 pm

Carrots and potaters!

Oklahoma! (1955)

Ok, yeah the original was from 1943. I’m still having trouble with the fifties.

Rafe Champion
May 9, 2024 7:49 pm

Great stuff Rabz, thanks!

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