Way Back 2022

Coloratura!:
Sopranos in the Sky

Still, for the majority of popular recordings, coloratura session vocalists routinely went uncredited. Gogi Grant's 1955 hit "Suddenly There's a Valley" gets under way with glorious coloratura vocals. Roger Williams' instrumental version of the country classic "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" places the echoing sopranos in a desert setting. Johnny Mathis occasionally used coloratura singers, conspicuous on his 1958 Conniff-backed hit "No Love (But Your Love)" and ... MORE ››

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Billy Ward and his Dominoes

With seven songs, Billy Ward and his Dominoes are big shots on the list of the Top 100 King-Federal Hits 1950-1969! Check out 93 more classic tracks ... MORE ››

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PEREZ PRADO

Perez Prado

The most popular Latin music has always been about dancing...the steps, the beat, la pasión. The Tango, a dance designed with couples in mind, came out of Argentina around the turn of the century with movements, perceived by some as suggestive, fueling its popularity. The Samba, a methodical extension of primitive, tribal African dances, developed in Brazil around the same time, reaching its peak during the 1940s and '50s. The Rumba, a musical style compatible with these and other dances, gained favor in Cuba during the '30s and '40s, popularized in the U.S. by Spanish-born, Havana-based bandleader Xavier Cugat. Cuban conga man Desi Arnaz made a name for himself in Miami in the late '30s, later performing ... MORE ››



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The Ballad of the
Green Berets
♦ by SSgt Barry Sadler

Special operations units of the military were formed in the years following World War II as the U.S. government discerned a need for specific areas of training should unforeseen opponents become serious threats. The branches established their own divisions, such as the Tactical Air Command, Navy SEALS, Marine Corps... MORE ››