5 On Friday – A Year of Changes

5 On FRiday

5 On Friday is the meme invented by our friend Travis of Trav’s Thoughts. To join in simply visit his site to enjoy others choices, sign in and publish your song selections for the week.

On April 12, 1954, Bill Haley and the Comets recorded “Rock Around The Clock” thus marking the dividing line between the mellow sounds of the post war period and the early appearance of Rhythm & Blues crossed with country Rock Music. As a result, the hit songs of the 1954 are wildly different as if the public couldn’t quite make up their mind as the war generation gave way to their up and coming boomer children.

Rock Around The Clock

Oh My Papa


Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup

Shake Rattle & Roll


And as a bonus, the confusion in song:

The Rock and Roll Waltz


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3 Responses to 5 On Friday – A Year of Changes

  1. mjgolch says:

    I have not head My Pappa in ages.thanks for sharing it.


  2. I liked the Rock and Roll Waltz the very best! Dig that crazy sound.


  3. Travis says:

    My mom often looks back with fondness on those early years of the rock and roll transition. My grandmother’s musical tastes were so fluid, so their house was always alive with so many different styles…big bands, jazz, crooners, and even classical. Early rock and roll meshed right in.


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