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THE FOUR ACES – Hits from Hollywood – (Decca) – 1958

I like my trad pop. What is trad pop? Loosely described, mainstream music from the 1930s though to the rise of rock n roll. Though, it existed before the 30s and continued into the 1970s. For more see the link … Continue reading

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FRANKIE AVALON – Frankie Avalon – (Chancellor) – 1958

Of all the pure pop stars of the late 1950s and early 1960s Frankie Avalon is perhaps the most derided. Well, it’s either him or Fabian. Like Fabian he was Italian-American. Like Fabian he was a product of un-hip Philadelphia. … Continue reading

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TEX RITTER – Songs from the Western Screen – (Capitol) – 1958

This album was always going to be a winner for me as it merges some things I love, namely, cowboy songs and cowboy movies.   Tex (1905 -1973) was one of the great exponents of the Hollywood cowboy song. If … Continue reading

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