The Year 1952

The Year 1952

A good year…if I do say so myself. We’re going to count down the top ten of the year 1952…in pop, country, and R&B. The music that year featured sounds that portended the birth of rock ‘n roll, the blossoming of the Golden Age of Country, and the droll mainstream charts couldn’t have been more ripe for steamrolling.  Webb Pierce and Hank Williams dominated the country charts while the white bread pop charts found Al Martino, Johnny Ray, and Rosemary Clooney. But it was the R&B charts that mirrored the emerging energy of swing, rhythm and blues, and rock with the likes of The Clovers, Ruth Brown, and The Five Royales.  The DOW Jones average closed at an all-time high of (a whopping) 269.86. Tune in for the countdown. 67 years in the rear-view on Sonoma County Community Radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Fitzgerald Goody, Goody 75th Birthday Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
3Percy Faith Delicado 16 Most Requested Songs Amazon
4Willie Mabon I Don't Know Atlantic Blues: Piano Amazon
5Eddy Arnold A Full Time Job Eddy's Song: A Full Time Job Amazon
6Al Martino Here In My Heart Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Po Amazon
7Ruth Brown 5-10-15 Hours Ruth Brown: Mama He Treats Your Daugher Mean & Other Hits Amazon
8Hank Williams I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 5 Amazon
9Patti Page I Went To Your Wedding The Patti Page Collection: The Mercury Years, Volume 1 Amazon
10The 5 Royales Baby Don't Do It The Complete Singles 1952-1962 Amazon
11Webb Pierce Back Street Affair All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
12Eddie Fisher Wish You Were Here The Great American Crooners [Disc 5] Amazon
13Little Walter Juke Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 2] Amazon
14Carl Smith (When You Feel Like You're in Love) Don't Just Stand There The Essential Carl Smith (1950-1956) Amazon
15Rosemary Clooney Half As Much Tenderly Amazon
16Fats Domino Goin' Home Rock And Rollin Amazon
17Lefty Frizzell Give Me More, More, More (of Your Kisses) Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Sat. Night) Amazon
18Vera Lynn Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart White Cliffs Of Dover [Disc 1] Amazon
19Johnny Ace My Song Memorial Album Amazon
20Webb Pierce That Heart Belongs To Me All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
21Jo Stafford You Belong To Me Your Hit Parade – 1952 Amazon
22The Clovers One Mint Julep Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
23Slim Whitman Indian Love Call Golden Age of Country Volume 5: The Wild Side of Life Amazon
24Johnny Ray Cry The Best Jukeboxhits Amazon
25Jimmy Forrest Night Train Mambo Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
26Kitty Wells It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 2] Amazon
27Kay Starr Wheel Of Fortune Shutter Island [Disc 2] Amazon
28Billy Ward & the Dominoes Have Mercy Baby Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 1 Amazon
29Webb Pierce Wondering All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
30Leroy Anderson Blue Tango Instrumental Gold [Disc 1] Amazon
31Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy Sound Of The City, The – New Orleans [UK] Disc 1 Amazon
32Hank Williams Jambalaya (On the Bayou) 24 Greatest Amazon
33Bull Moose Jackson Nosey Joe Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
34Nat King Cole Unforgettable Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 3) Amazon

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