Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll

In honor of Valentine’s Day this episode features our choice of the top 50 love songs of the 1950s, along with some selected extras from those years that also had affairs on the pop and rock charts.

We’ll hear from Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, Pat Boone, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Doris Day, the Penguins, Dion & the Belmonts, the Platters, Sam Cooke, the Moonglows, Paul Anka, Frankie Avalon, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, and many, many others.

Along the way, we’ll spotlight the only real-life princess, as well as the only professional golfer to have hit singles.

Then there’s the first #1 song on the rhythm and blues chart to cross-over and achieve the same position on the rock chart – paving the way for much wider acceptance of Black artists on top 40 radio stations.

So, cuddle up to your cellphone, tablet, computer, or other device for playing podcasts. You’ve got a romantic rendezvous with the best loved, love songs of the 1950s.