In the 1950s and early 1960s, the Army, Navy and Airforce produced Live Country Music Shows at the Bradley Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.
These shows are particular interesting as you can hear many famous Country artists in an informal atmosphere.
Born of R&B, gospel and hillbilly boogie, we present examples of vintage rock & roll from the early practitioners to the early 1960s.
Jazz may have started in New Orleans, but by the 1940s and ‘50s it 'modernized' its approach with the sound of pianist/band leaders like Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
Latin music used to consist of novelty items or dance crazes by best-selling artists like Perez Prado and Tito Puente, who hailed from Cuba or New York’s Puerto Rican community. But with Latino culture the fastest growing segment of American society, Latin music is fast becoming part of the mainstream.
With its roots in big band music, 1950s Pop moved the spotlight off the band leader and focused it squarely on singer/stylists like Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Johnny Ray and Dean Martin and naturally many others.
Skiffle: An energetic blend of jazz, blues and folk that became the British forerunner of Rock & Roll.