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THE 1956 YEARLY SURVEY!! : Day One
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Roger Ford
2011-08-17 04:18:45 UTC
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Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.

These should be a list of your FORTY favorite recordings from 1956
RANKED #1 THRU #40 IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. They can be
singles,LP tracks or unreleased items as long as they are from 1956
and appear on the lists of eligible items. Please see updated lists of
eligible recordings from the year that will appear elsewhere in this
thread

Points will be awarded to the recordings on each ballot as follows :-

Each recording balloted at #1 will recieve 60 points

Then the rest of each Top 10 as balloted will get :-

#2 58 points
#3 56 points
#4 54 points
#5 52 points
#6 50 points
#7 48 points
#8 46 points
#9 44 points
#10 42 points

And the rest of each ballot will be points awarded like this :-

#11 40 points
#12 39 points
#13 38 points

and so on (reducing by one point per balloted position) down to

#40 11 points

A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,

I have allowed 10 days from now to complete the survey which should be
adequate time. Therefore I need all ballots to be in by midnight (EST)
Friday 26th August,thanks!

Please post your ballot on here as well as mailing me a copy please so
nothing gets missed (just in case my server has a bad hair day and
misses your post).

OK......keep them ballots coming!! :)

ROGER FORD
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Roger Ford
2011-08-17 04:23:46 UTC
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Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
These should be a list of your FORTY favorite recordings from 1956
RANKED #1 THRU #40 IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. They can be
singles,LP tracks or unreleased items as long as they are from 1956
and appear on the lists of eligible items. Please see updated lists of
eligible recordings from the year that will appear elsewhere in this
thread
ELIGIBLE 1956 SINGLES : -

Johnny Ace - Don't You Know - Duke 154
The Ames Brothers - It Only Hurts For A Little While -RCA 6481
Lee Andrews & The Hearts - Bluebird Of Happiness - Gotham 318
The Angels - Glory Of Love - Gee 1024
Paul Anka - I Confess - RPM 472
Eddy Arnold - You Don't Know Me - RCA 6502
Eddy Arnold - I Would'nt Know Where To Begin - RCA 6699
Eddy Arnold & Jaye P. Morgan - Mutual Admiration Society - RCA 6708
Chet Atkins - Poor People Of Paris - RCA 6366
Sil Austin - Slow Walk - Mercury 70963
The Avons - Our Love Will Never End - Hull 717
LaVern Baker - Get Up Get Up - Atlantic 1087
LaVern Baker - I Can't Love You Enough - Atlantic 1104
LaVern Baker - Tra La La - Atlantic 1116
The Baltineers - Moments Like This - Teenage 1000
Glenn Barber - Shadow My Baby - Starday 249
Les Baxter - Poor People Of Paris - Capitol 3336
Harry Belafonte - Jamaica Farewell - RCA 6663
Harry Belafonte - Mary's Boy Child - RCA 6735
Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat (Day-O) - RCA 6771
Carl Belew - Lonely Street - 4 Star 1701
Jesse Belvin - Goodnight My Love - Modern 1005
Boyd Bennett - Blue Suede Shoes - King 4903
Boyd Bennett - Hit That Jive Jack - King 4953
Tony Bennett - Can You Find It In Your Heart - Columbia 40667
Tony Bennett - From The Candy Store On The Corner - Columbia 40726
Tony Bennett - Happiness Street - Columbia 40726
Tony Bennett - The Autumn Waltz - Columbia 40770
Tony Bennett - Just In Time - Columbia 40770
Chuck Berry - No Money Down - Chess 1615
Chuck Berry - Downbound Train - Chess 1615
Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Take The Key - Flip 518
Big Maybelle - That's A Pretty Good Love - Savoy 1195
Big Maybelle - Candy - Savoy 1195
Big Walter - Pack Fair And Square - Peacock 1666
Larry Birdsong - Pleadin' For Love - Excello 2076
Billy Bland - Chicken Hop - Old Town 1022
Bobby "Blue" Bland - You've Got Bad Intentions - Duke 153
The Blue Notes - If You Love Me - Josie 800
Eddie Bo - I'm Wise - Apollo 486
Eddie Bo - I Cry Oh - Apollo 499
Eddie Bond - Rockin' Daddy - Mercury 70826
Eddie Bond - Flip Flop Mama - Mercury 70882
The Bonnie Sisters - Cry Baby - Rainbow 328
Boogaloo - Clothes Line - Crest 1030
Boogaloo - Cops & Robbers - Crest 1030
Pat Boone - I'll Be Home Dot 15443
Pat Boone - Tutti Frutti - Dot 15443
Pat Boone - Long Tall Sally - Dot 15457
Pat Boone - I Almost Lost My Mind - Dot 15472
Pat Boone - Friendly Persuasion - Dot 15490
Pat Boone - Chains Of Love - Dot 15490
Pat Boone - Don't Forbid Me - Dot 15521
Pat Boone - Anastasia - Dot 15521
The Bop-Chords - Castle In The Sky - Holiday 2601
Jim Bowen - I'm Stickin' With You - Triple D 798
Ruth Brown - Sweet Baby Of Mine - Atlantic 1091
Teresa Brewer - A Tear Fell - Coral 61590
Teresa Brewer - Bo Weevil - Coral 61590
Teresa Brewer - A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl - Coral 61636
Teresa Brewer - Mutual Admiration Society - Coral 61737
James Brown - I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On - Federal 12264
James Brown - No,No,No,No - Federal 12277
James Brown - Chonnie On Chon - Federal 12290
Nappy Brown - Open Up That Door - Savoy 1187
Nappy Brown - Little By Little - Savoy 1506
Buchanan & Goodman - The Flying Saucer - Luniverse 101
Buchanan & Goodman - On Trial - Luniverse 102
Sonny Burgess - We Wanna Boogie - Sun 247
Sonny Burgess - Red Headed Woman - Sun 247
Johnny Burnette Trio - Oh Baby Babe - Coral 61675
The Cadets - Stranded In The Jungle - Modern 994
The Cadillacs - Zoom - Josie 792
The Cadillacs - You Are - Josie 792
The Cadillacs - Betty My Love - Josie 798
The Cadillacs - Woe Is Me - Josie 798
The Cadillacs - The Girl I Love - Josie 805
The Cadillacs - Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Josie 807
The Cardinals - Off Shore - Atlantic 1090
Cathy Carr - Ivory Tower - Fraternity 734
Joe "Fingers" Carr - Portuguese Washerwoman - Capitol 3418
Wynona Carr - Please Mr. Jailer - Specialty 575
Wynona Carr - Jump Jack Jump - Specialty 580
Wynona Carr - Till The Well Runs Dry - Specialty 589
Johnny Carroll - Rock & Roll Ruby - Decca 29940
Johnny Carroll - Wild Wild Women - Decca 29941
Johnny Carroll - Hot Rock - Decca 30013
Mindy Carson - Since I Met You Baby - Columbia 40789
Ric Cartey - Young Love - Stars 539
Johnny Cash - Get Rhythm - Sun 247
Johnny Cash - Train Of Love Sun 258
Johnny Cash - There You Go - Sun 258
Jimmy Castor & The Juniors - I Promise - Wing 90078
Jimmy Cavello & The House Rockers - Rock Rock Rock - Coral 61728
The Channels - The Gleam In Your Eyes - Whirlin Disc 102
Bobby Charles - Take It Easy Greasy - Chess 1628
Ray Charles - Mary Ann - Atlantic 1085
Ray Charles - Hallelujah I Love Her So - Atlantic 1096
Ray Charles - Lonely Avenue - Atlantic 1108
Ray Charles - Leave My Woman Alone - Atlantic 1108
The Chestnuts - Love Is True - Davis 447
The Chips - Rubber Biscuit - Josie 803
The Chordettes - Eddie My Love - Cadence 1284
The Chordettes - Born To Be With You - Cadence 1291
The Chordettes - Lay Down Your Arms - Cadence 1299
Sanford Clark - The Fool - Dot 15481
Joe Clay - Duck Tail - Vik 0211
Joe Clay - Sixteen Chicks - Vik 0211
The Cleftones - Little Girl Of Mine - Gee 1011
The Cleftones - Can't We Be Sweethearts - Gee 1016
The Cleftones - String Around My Heart - Gee 1025
The Cleftones - Happy Memories - Gee 1025
The Cliques - Girl In My Dreams - Modern 987
The Clovers - Devil Or Angel - Atlantic 1083
The Clovers - Hey Doll Baby - Atlantic 1083
The Clovers - Love,Love,Love - Atlantic 1094
The Clovers - From The Bottom Of My Heart - Atlantic 1107
The Coasters - Down In Mexico - Atco 6064
The Coasters - Turtle Dovin' - Atco 6064
The Coasters - One Kiss Led To Another - Atco 6073
The Coasters - Brazil - Atco 6073
Danny Cobb - Hey Mister Warden - DeLuxe 6106
Eddie Cochran - Skinny Jim - Crest 1026
Jack Cochran - Hip Shakin' Mama - Sims 107
The Co-Eds - Love You Baby All The Time - Old Town 1027
Ann Cole - In The Chapel - Baton 232
Ann Cole - Each Day - Baton 232
Nat "King" Cole - Ask Me - Capitol 3328
Nat "King" Cole - Too Young To Go Steady - Capitol 3390
Nat "King" Cole - Night Lights - Capitol 3551
Nat "King" Cole - To The Ends Of The Earth - Capitol 3551
Nat "King" Cole & The Four Knights - That's All There Is To That -
Capitol 3456
Nat "King" Cole & The Four Knights - My Dream Sonata - Capitol 3456
Perry Como - Hot Diggitty - RCA 6427
Perry Como - Juke Box Baby - RCA 6427
Perry Como - More - RCA 6554
Perry Como - Glendora - RCA 6554
Perry Como - Somebody Up There Likes Me - RCA 6590
Perry Como - Dream Along With Me - RCA 6590
Perry Como - Moonlight Love - RCA 6670
Chris Connor - I Miss You So - Atlantic 1105
The Continentals - Dear Lord - Whirlin Disc 101
The Continentals - Fine Fine Frame - Whirlin Disc 101
Eddie Cooley & The Dimples - Priscilla - Roost 621
The Cookies - In Paradise - Atlantic 1084
Jill Corey - I Love My Baby - Columbia 40794
The Crew Cuts - Young Love - Mercury 71022
Bing Crosby - Around The World - Decca 30130
Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong - Now You Has Jazz -Capitol 3506
Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly - True Love - Capitol 3507
Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra - Well Did You Evah - Capitol 3507
The Cuff Links - Guided Missiles - Dootone 409
Pat Cupp - Long Gone Daddy - RPM 473
Pat Cupp - Do Me No Wrong - RPM 461
Mac Curtis - If I Had Me A Woman - King 4927
Mac Curtis - Grandaddy's Rockin' - King 4949
Mac Curtis - You Ain't Treatin' Me Right - King 4965
Mac Curtis - That Ain't Nothin' But Right - King 4995
Vic Damone - On The Street Where You Live - Columbia 40654
Doris Day - Whatever Will Be,Will Be - Columbia 40704
The Diamonds - Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Mercury 70790
The Diamonds - Church Bells May Ring - Mercury 70835
The Diamonds - Love,Love,Love - Mercury 70889
The Diamonds - Soft Summer Breeze - Mercury 70934
The Diamonds - Ka-Ding-Dong - Mercury 70934
Bo Diddley - Cops & Robbers - Checker 850
Bill Doggett - Slow Walk - King 5000
Fats Domino - Bo Weevil - Imperial 5375
Fats Domino - Don't Blame It On Me - Imperial 5375
Fats Domino - When My Dreamboat Comes Home - Imperial 5396
Fats Domino - So Long - Imperial 5396
Fats Domino - Honey Chile - Imperial 5407
Fats Domino - What's The Reason (I'm Not Pleasing You) - Imperial 5417
Lonnie Donegan - Lost John - UK Pye/Nixa 15036
Lonnie Donegan - Bring A Little Water Sylvie -UK Pye/Nixa 15071
Bob Doss - Don't Be Gone Long - Starday 165
The Downbeats - China Doll - Gee 1019
Rusty Draper - In The Middle Of The House - Mercury 70921
The Dream Weavers - A Little Love Can Go A Long,Long Way - Decca 29905
The Drifters - Ruby Baby - Atlantic 1089
The Drifters - Soldier Of Fortune - Atlantic 1101
The Drifters - I Gotta Get Myself A Woman - Atlantic 1101
Jack Earls & The Jimbos - Slow Down - Sun 240
Willie Egans - Wear Your Black Dress - Vita 125
The El Capris - Oh But She Did - Bullseye 102
The El Dorados - Bim Bam Boom - Vee Jay 211
The Emanons - Blue Moon - Josie 801
The Enchanters - True Love Gone - Mercer 992
The Enchanters - There Goes A Pretty Girl - Mercer 992
The Everly Brothers - The Sun Keeps Shining - Columbia 21496
The Everly Brothers - Keep A' Lovin' Me - Columbia 21496
Charlie Feathers - Tongue Tied Jill - Meteor 5032
Charlie Feathers - Get With It - Meteor 5032
Charlie Feathers - Everybody's Lovin' My Baby - King 4971
Eddie Fisher - On The Street Where You Live - RCA 6529
Eddie Fisher - Cindy Oh Cindy - RCA 6677
The Five Chances - Gloria - States 156
The Five Dollars - So Strange - Fortune 826
The Five Keys - Story Of Love - Aladdin 3312
The Five Keys - You Broke The Rules Of Love - Capitol 3318
The Five Keys - Out Of Sight,Out Of Mind - Capitol 3502
The Five Keys - Wisdom Of A Fool - Capitol 3597
The Five Satins - Wonderful Girl - Ember 1008
The Flamingos - I'll Be Home - Checker 830
The Flamingos - A Kiss From Your Lips - Checker 837
The Flamingos - The Vow - Checker 846
The Flamingos - Would I Be Crying - Checker 853
Eddie Fontaine - Cool It Baby - Decca 30042
The Fontane Sisters - Eddie My Love - Dot 15450
The Fontane Sisters - I'm In Love Again - Dot 15462
Tennessee Ernie Ford - That's All - Capitol 3343
The Four Aces - I Only Know I Love You - Decca 29989
The Four Aces - You Can't Run Away From It - Decca 30041
The Four Esquires - Look Homeward Angel - London 1652
The Four Fellows - I Sit In My Window - Glory 244
The Four Freshmen - Graduation Day - Capitol 3410
The Four Lads - Standing On The Corner - Columbia 40674
The Four Lads - My Little Angel - Columbia 40674
The Four Lads - The Bus Stop Song - Columbia 40736
The Four Lads - A House With Love In It - Columbia 40736
The Four Lads - Who Needs You - Columbia 40811
The Four Preps - Dreamy Eyes - Capitol 3576
The Four Voices - Lovely One - Columbia 40643
Stan Freberg - Heartbreak Hotel - Capitol 3480
Alan Freed - Right Now Right Now - Coral 61626
Johnny Fuller - Don't Slam That Door - Imperial 5395
Lowell Fulson - Tollin' Bells - Checker 841
The Gadabouts - Stranded In The Jungle - Mercury 70898
The Gallahads - The Fool - Jubilee 5252
Barbie Gaye - My Boy Lollypop - Darl 1002
The G-Clefs - Ka Ding Dong - Pilgrim 715
The G-Clefs - 'Cause You're Mine - Pilgrim 720
The Gazelles - Honest - Gotham 315
Gene & Eunice - Bom Bom Lulu - Aladdin 3351
Georgia Gibbs - Rock Right - Mercury 70811
Georgia Gibbs - Kiss Me Another - Mercury 70850
Georgia Gibbs - Happiness Street - Mercury 70920
Georgia Gibbs - Tra La La - Mercury 70998
Terry Gilkyson & The Easy Riders - Marianne - Columbia 40817
The Goons - I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas - UK Decca 10756
The Goons - The Ying Tong Song - UK Decca 10780
Stomp Gordon - Ride Superman Ride - Savoy 1504
Eydie Gorme - Too Close For Comfort - ABC-Paramount 9684
Eydie Gorme - Mama Teach Me To Dance - ABC-Paramount 9722
Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind - Era 1013
Rudy "Tutti" Grayzell - Duck Tail - Starday 241
Bill Haley & His Comets - The Saints Rock 'N Roll - Decca 29870
Bill Haley & His Comets - R-O-C-K - Decca 29870
Bill Haley & His Comets - Hot Dog Buddy Buddy - Decca 29948
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rockin' Thru The Rye - Decca 29948
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rip It Up - Decca 30028
Bill Haley & His Comets - Teenagers Mother - Decca 30028
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rudy's Rock - Decca 30085
Bill Haley & His Comets - Blue Comet Blues - Decca 30085
Bill Haley & His Comets - Don't Knock The Rock - Decca 30148
Bill Haley & His Comets - Choo Choo Ch'Boogie - Decca 30148
Roy Hall - Three Alley Cats - Decca 30060
Roy Hall - Diggin' The Boogie - Decca 30060
George Hamilton IV - A Rose & A Baby Ruth - Colonial 420
George Hamilton IV - If You Don't Know - Colonial 420
The Harptones - That's The Way It Goes - Rama 203
The Harptones - Three Wishes - Rama 203
The Harptones - The Masquerade Is Over -Rama 214
The Harptones - On Sunday Afternoon - Rama 214
The Harptones - My Memories Of You - Tip Top 401
Ray Harris - Come On Little Mama - Sun 254
Wynonie Harris - Destination Love - Atco 6081
Freddie Hart - Dig Boy Dig - Columbia 21512
Dale Hawkins - See You Soon Baboon - Checker 843
Dale Hawkins - Four Letter Word Rock - Checker 843
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You - Okeh 7072
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Little Demon - Okeh 7072
The Heartbeats - Darling How Long - Hull 713
The Heartbeats - People Are Talking - Hull 716
The Heartbeats - A Thousand Miles Away - Hull 720
Clarence Henry - Troubles,Troubles - Argo 5259
Eddie Heywood - Soft Summer Breeze - Mercury 70863
Al Hibbler - Never Turn Back - Decca 29950
Al Hibbler - After The Lights Go Down Low - Decca 29982
The Hide-A-Ways - Can't Help Loving That Girl Of Mine - Ronni 1000
The Highlights - City Of Angels - Bally 1016
The Hilltoppers - Ka-Diong-Dong - Dot 15489
Buddy Holly - Blue Days Black Nights - Decca 29854
Buddy Holly - Modern Don Juan - Decca 30166
John Lee Hooker - Dimples - Vee Jay 205
Eddie Hope - A Fool No More - Marlin 804
Johnny Horton - Honky Tonk Man - Columbia 21504
Howlin' Wolf - I Asked For Water - Chess 1632
Ivory Joe Hunter - A Tear Fell - Atlantic 1086
Ivory Joe Hunter - Since I Met You Baby -Atlantic 1111
Tab Hunter - Young Love - Dot 15533
Hurricane Harry - The Last Meal - Okeh 7074
The Jacks - How Soon - RPM 454
Wanda Jackson - I Gotta Know - Capitol 3485
Wanda Jackson - Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad - Capitol 3575
Dick Jacobs - Main Title And "Molly-O" - Coral 61606
Dick Jacobs - Petticoats Of Portugal - Coral 61724
The Jaguars - The Way You Look Tonight - R-Dell 11
Etta James - Tough Lover - Modern 998
Joni James - Give Us This Day - M-G-M 12288
Sonny James - Young Love - Capitol 3602
The Jayhawks - Stranded In The Jungle - Flash 109
Young Jessie - Hit Git & Split - Modern 1002
The Jive Bombers - Bad Boy - Savoy 1508
The Jivers - Ray Pearl - Aladdin 3347
Little Willie John - Do Something For Me - King 4960
Little Willie John - My Nerves - King 4960
Little Willie John - Suffering With The Blues - King 4989
Johnnie & Joe - I'll Be Spinning - J&S 1763
Betty Johnson - I Dreamed - Bally 1020
Buddy & Ella Johnson - I Don't Want Nobody - Mercury 70775
Buddy & Ella Johnson - Bring It Home To Me - Mercury 70912
Corky Jones - Hot Dog - Pep 107
Thumper Jones - Rock It - Starday 240
The Keynotes - In The Evening - Apollo 503
The Keystoners - The Magic Kiss - G & M 102
B.B King - Did You Ever Love A Woman - RPM 457
B.B. King - Dark Is The Night - RPM 459
B.B King - Bad Luck - RPM 468
B.B King - Sweet Little Angel - RPM 468
Teddi King - Mr Wonderful - RCA 6392
Willie King - Peg Leg Woman - Vita 123
Marie Knight - Tell Me Why - Wing 90069
Sonny Knight - Confidential - Vita 137
Buddy Knox - Party Doll - Triple D 797
The Kool Gents - This Is The Night - Vee Jay 173
Julius La Rosa - Lipstick And Candy And Rubber Sole Shoes - RCA 6416
Frankie Laine - Moonlight Gambler - Columbia 30780
Bob Landers -Cherokee Dance - Specialty 576
Eddie Lawrence - The Old Philopsopher - Coral 61671
Steve Lawrence - The Banana Boat Song - Coral 61761
Little Brenda Lee - Jambalaya - Decca 30050
Little Brenda Lee - Bigelow 6-200 - Decca 30050
Peggy Lee - Mr Wonderful - Decca 29834
Peggy Lee - Joey, Joey, Joey - Decca 29877
Jerry Lewis - Rockabye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - Decca 30124
Jerry Lee Lewis - Crazy Arms - Sun 159
Smiley Lewis - One Night - Imperial 5350
Smiley Lewis - Ain't Gonna Do It - Imperial 5350
Smiley Lewis - She's Got Me Hook,Line & Sinker - Imperial 5389
Smiley Lewis - Please Listen To Me - Imperial 5389
Smiley Lewis - Down Yonder We Go Ballin' - Imperial 5404
Little Esther - T'Aint What You Say It's What You Do - Savoy 1193
Little Richard - Heebie Jeebies - Sapecialty 584
Little Richard - The Girl Can't Help It - Specialty 591
Little Richard - All Around The World - Specialty 591
Little Richard - Little Richard's Boogie - Peacock 1658
Little Richard - Directly From My Heart To You - Peacock 1658
Little Walter - Who - Checker 833
Jim Lowe - The Green Door- Dot 15486
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - I Want You To Be My Girl - Gee 1012
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - Who Can Explain - Gee 1018
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - The ABC's Of Love Gee 1022
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - Share - Gee 1022
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - Baby Baby Gee 1026
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent - Gee
1026
Lewis Lymon & The Teenchords - I'm So Happy - Fury 1000
The Maddox Brothers & Rose - The Death Of Rock And Roll - Columbia
21559
Richard Maltby Orch - Theme From The Man With The Golden Arm - Vik
0196
Bobby Marchan - Chickie Wah Wah - Ace 523
Dean Martin - Innamorata - Capitol 3352
Dean Martin - Standing On The Corner - Capitol 3414
Janis Martin - - Ooby-Dooby - RCA 47-6560
Janis Martin - My Boy Elvis - RCA 47-6652
Tony Martin - Walk Hand In Hand - RCA 47-6493
Vince Martin & The Tarriers - Cindy Oh Cindy - Glory 247
Long Tall Marvin - Have Mercy Miss Percy - Modern 993
Johnny Mathis - Wonderful! Wonderful - Columbia 40784
Billy May Orch - Man Title From The Man With The Golden Arm - Capitol
3372
Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns - Gloria - Specialty 573
Skeets McDonald - You Oughta See Grandma Rock - Capitol 3461
The McGuire Sisters - Picnic - Coral 61587
The McGuire Sisters - Delilah Jones - Coral 61627
The McGuire Sisters - Weary Blues - Coral 61670
The McGuire Sisters - Ev'ry Day Of My Life - Coral 61703
The McGuire Sisters - Goodnight My Love Pleasant dreams - Coral 61748
Clyde McPhatter - Without Love (There Is Nothing) - Atlantic 1117
Mickey & Sylvia - Love Is Strange- Groove 0176
The Midnighters - Rock Granny Roll - Federal 12260
The Midnighters - Tore Up Over You - Federal 12270
Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack - Aladdin 3332
Mitch Miller - Song For A Summer Night - Columbia 40730
Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues - Columbia 40769
Guy Mitchell - Knee Deep In The Blues - Columbia 40820
Roy Montrell - (Everytime I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Specialty
583
The Moonglows - We Go Together - Chess 1619
The Moonglows - See Saw - Chess 1629
The Moonglows - When I'm With You - Chess 1629
The Moonglows - Over And Over Again -Chess 1646
The Moonglows - I Knew From The Start - Chess 1646
Rudy Ray Moore - Ring A Ling Dong - Federal 12259
The Monarchs - Pretty Little Girl - Neil 101
Vaughn Monroe - In The Middle Of The House - RCA 6619
Russ Morgan - Poor People Of Paris - Decca 29835
Moon Mullican - Seven Nights To Rock - King 4894
Jimmy Murphy - Sixteen Tons Rock & Roll -Columbia 21534
The Neons - Angel Face - Tetra 4444
Jimmy Nolen - How Fine Can You Be - Federal 12278
Nervous Norvus - Transfusion - Dot 15470
Nervous Norvus - Ape Call - Dot 15485
Roy Orbison - Rockhouse - Sun 251
Roy Orbison - You're My Baby - Sun 251
Johnny Otis - Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! - Dig 119
Patti Page - Allagheny Moon- Mercury 70878
Patti Page - Mama From The Train - Mercury 70971
Little Junior Parker - Mother In Law Blues - Duke 157
Patience & Prudence - Tonight You Belong To Me - Liberty 55022
Patience & Prudence - Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now - Liberty 55040
Les Paul & Mary Ford - Cinco Robles - Capitol 3612
The Pearls - Zippidy Zippidy Zoom - Onyx 5003
The Performers - I'll Make You Understand - All Star 714
Carl Perkins - I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry - Sun 249
Paul Perryman - Just To Hold My Hand - Duke 158
Barbara Pittman - I Need A Man - Sun 253
The Platters - (You've Got The) Magic Touch - Mercury 70819
The Platters - Winner Take All - Mercury 70819
The Platters - My Prayer - Mercury 70893
The Platters - Heaven On Earth - Mercury 70893
The Platters - You'll Never,Never Know - Mercury 70948
The Platters - It Isn't Right - Mercury 70948
The Platters - One In A Million - Mercury 71011
The Platters - On My Word Of Honor - Mercury 71011
Elvis Presley - I Was The One - RCA 6420
Elvis Presley - I Want You,I Need You,I Love You -RCA 6540
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes -RCA 6636
Elvis Presley - Tutti Frutti - RCA 6636
Elvis Presley - I Got A Woman -RCA 6637
Elvis Presley - I'm Counting On You - RCA 6637
Elvis Presley - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry - RCA 6638
Elvis Presley - I'll Never Let You Go - RCA 6638
Elvis Presley - Tryin' To Get To You - RCA 6639
Elvis Presley - I Love You Because - RCA 6639
Elvis Presley - Just Because - RCA 6640
Elvis Presley - Blue Moon - RCA 6640
Elvis Presley - Money Honey -RCA 6641
Elvis Presley - One Sided Love Affair - RCA 6641
Elvis Presley - Lawdy Miss Clawdy - RCA 6642
Elvis Presley - Shake,Rattle And Roll -RCA 6642
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender - RCA 6643
Elvis Presley - Any Way You Want Me - RCA 6643
The Pretenders - I've Got To Have You Baby - Rama 198
Ray Price - Crazy Arms - Columbia 21510
Louis Prima - Banana Split For My Baby - Capitol 3566
The Rainbows - They Say - Rama 209
The Ravens - Kneel And Pray - Argo 5255
Johnnie Ray - Just Walking In The Rain - Columbia 40729
Johnnie Ray - You Don't Owe Me A Thing - Columbia 40803
Johnnie Ray - Look Homeward Angel - Columbia 40803
Jimmy Reed - Ain't That Lovin' You Baby - Vee Jay 168
Jimmy Reed - Rockin' With Reed - Vee Jay 186
Jimmy Reed - You've Got Me Dizzy - Vee Jay 226
Henri Rene - Love Me Tender - RCA 6728
Nelson Riddle - Port Au Prince - Capitol 3374
Nelson Riddle - Theme From "The Proud Ones"- Capitol 3472
Tex Ritter - The Wayward Wind - Capitol 3430
Don Robertson - The Happy Whistler - Capitol 3391
Marty Robbins - Long Tall Sally - Columbia 40679
Marty Robbins - Singing The Blues - Columbia 21508
Marty Robbins - Knee Deep In The Blues - Columbia 40815
The Robins - Cherry Lips - Whippet 100
The Robins - Since I First Met You - Whippet 203
Jimmy Rogers - Walking By Myself - Chess 1643
Don Rondo - Two Different Worlds - Jubilee 5256
The Rover Boys - Graduation Day - ABC-Paramount 9700
The Royal Jokers - She's Mine,All Mine - Atco 6077
The Royaltones - Crazy Love - Old Town 1018
Otis Rush - I Can't Quit You Baby - Cobra 5000
Otis Rush - Sit Down Baby - Cobra 5000
St Louis Jimmy - Murder In The First Degree - Parrot 823
Little Butchie Saunders & His Buddies - Lindy Lou - Herald 485
The Savoys - Say You're Mine - Savoy 1188
The Schoolboys - Please Say You Want Me -Okeh 7076
The Schoolboys - Shirley - Okeh 7076
Ronnie Self - Pretty Bad Blues - ABC-Paramount 9714
The Sensational Nightingales: Burying Ground - Peacock 1765
The Sensations - Please Mr Disc Jockey - Atco 6067
The Sequins - Don't Fall In Love - Red Robin 140
Anne Shelton - Lay Down Your Arms - UK Philips 616
Roberta Sherwood - Lazy River - Decca 29911
Shirley & Lee - I Feel Good - Aladdin 3338
Frank Sinatra - Flowers Mean Forgiveness - Capitol 3350
Frank Sinatra - (How Little It Matters) How Little We Know - Capitol
3423
Frank Sinatra - You're Sensational - Capitol 3469
Frank Sinatra - "Johnny Concho" Theme (Wait For Me) - Capitol 3469
Frank Sinatra - Hey! Jealous Lover - Capitol 3552
Frank Sinatra - Can I Steal A Little Love - Capitol 3552
Frank Sinatra & Celeste Holm - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - Capitol
3508
The Six Teens - A Casual Look - Flip 315
Huey "Piano" Smith - Everybody's Whalin' - Ace 521
Huey "Piano" Smith - Little Liza Jane - Ace 521
Somethin' Smith & The Redheads - In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town - Epic
9168
Warren Smith - Rock & Roll Ruby - Sun 239
Warren Smith - Ubangi Stomp - Sun 250
The Solitaires - Nothing Like A Little Love - Old Town 1032
The Soul Stirrers - Wonderful - Specialty 892
The Soul Stirrers - Touch The Hem Of His Garment - Specialty 896
The Spaniels - Since I Fell For You - Vee Jay 202
The Spaniels - Please Don't Tease - Vee Jay 229
The Staple Singers - Uncloudy Day - Vee Jay 224
Jo Stafford - On London Bridge - Columbia 40782
Andy Starr - Rockin' Rollin' Stone - MGM 12263
Morris Stoloff - Moonglow & Theme From Picnic - Decca 29888
Gale Storm - Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Dot 15448
Gale Storm - Ivory Tower - Dot 15458
Billy Stewart - Billy's Blues - Chess 1625
The Strikes - If You Can't Rock Me - Lin 5006
The Supremes - Tonight - Old Town 1024
Sylvia Syms - I Could Have Danced All Night - Decca 29903
Sylvia Syms - English Muffins And Irish Stew - Decca 29969
The Tarriers - The Banana Boat Song - Glory 249
Eddie Taylor - Big Town Playboy - Vee Jay 185
The Teen Kings - Ooby Dooby - Je-Wel 101
The Teen Kings - Trying To Get To You - Je-Wel 101
The Teen Queens - Eddie My Love - RPM 453
Kay Thompson - Eloise - Cadence CCS3X
Hank Thompson - The Blackboard Of My Heart - Capitol 3347
Junior Thompson - Raw Deal - Meteor 2029
Junior Thompson - Mama's Little Baby - Meteor 2029
The Tibbs Brothers - (Wake Up) Miss Rip Van Winkle - Atco 6074
The Three Friends - Blanche - Lido 500
The Tokens - I Love My Baby - Melba 104
The Tokens - While I Dream - Melba 104
The Turbans - Sister Sookey - Herald 469
The Turbans - I'm Nobody's - Herald 478
The Turbans - It Was A Nite Like This - Herald 486
The Turks - I'm A Fool- Money 215
Joe Turner - Corrine Corrina -Atlantic 1088
Joe Turner - Lipstick Powder & Paint - Atlantic 1100
Joe Turner - Rock Awhile - Atlantic 1100
Joe Turner - Feelin' Happy - Atlantic 1122
Joe Turner - Midnight Special Train - Atlantic 1122
Titus Turner - Get On The Right Track Baby - Wing 90058
Jerry Vale - Innamorata - Columbia 40634
Jerry Vale - You Don't Know Me - Columbia 40710
The Valentines - The Woo Woo Train - Rama 196
The Valentines - Nature's Creation - Rama 208
Joe Valino - Garden Of Eden - Vik 0226
Leroy Van Dyke - The Auctioneer - Dot 15503
Sarah Vaughan - Mr Wonderful - Mercury 70727
Sarah Vaughan - Fabulous Character - Mercury 70885
Sarah Vaughan - The Banana Boat Song - Mercury 71020
Billy Vaughn - When The White Lilacs Bloom Again - Dot 15491
The Velours - My Love Come Back - Onyx 501
The Vibraharps - Cosy With Rosy - Beech 713
Gene Vincent - Gonna Back Up Baby - Capitol 3530
Gene Vincent - Who Slapped John - Capitol 3558
Billy Ward & The Dominoes - St Therese Of The Roses - Decca 29933
Muddy Waters - Forty Days And Forty Nights - Chess 1620
Muddy Waters - Diamonds At Your Feet - Chess 1630
Lawrence Welk - Poor People Of Paris - Coral 61592
Lawrence Welk & The Lennon Sisters - Tonight You Belong To Me - Coral
61701
The Wheels - My Heart's Desire - Premium 405
Artie Wilkins & Palms - Darling Patricia - States 157
Andre Williams - Bacon Fat - Fortune 831
Andre Williams - Just Because Of A Kiss - Fortune 831
Andy Williams - Canadian Sunset - Cadence 1297
Andy Williams - Baby Doll - Cadence 1303
Otis Williams & Charms - Ivory Tower - DeLuxe 6093
Otis Williams & Charms - In Paradise - DeLuxe 6093
Roger Williams - La Mer (Beyond The Sea) - Kapp 138
Chuck Willis - What'cha Gonna Do - Atlantic 1112
Chuck Willis - Juanita - Atlantic 1112
Hugo Winterhalter - Canadian Sunset - RCA 6537
The Wrens - C'est La Vie - Rama 194
Faron Young - I've Got Five Dollars And Its Saturday Night - Capitol
3369
The Youngsters - Dreamy Eyes - Empire 109
Helmut Zacharias - When The White Lilacs Bloom Again - Polydor
Ben Zeppa & The Zephyrs - Foolish Fool - Specialty 577



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Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
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These should be a list of your FORTY favorite recordings from 1956
RANKED #1 THRU #40 IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. They can be
singles,LP tracks or unreleased items as long as they are from 1956
and appear on the lists of eligible items. Please see updated lists of
eligible recordings from the year that will appear elsewhere in this
thread
ELIGIBLE 1956 SINGLES : -
PLEASE DISREGARD THIS LIST!!

My mistake! The wrong Singles list has been posted.Please disregard.
Instead please see proper revised and updated Singles list that will
be posted in a few moments.

Thanks go to Jryki dor advising me of the error

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Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
These should be a list of your FORTY favorite recordings from 1956
RANKED #1 THRU #40 IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. They can be
singles,LP tracks or unreleased items as long as they are from 1956
and appear on the lists of eligible items. Please see updated lists of
eligible recordings from the year that will appear elsewhere in this
thread
Here's the LP's that I think have the most potential to include tracks
that might feature in one or two Top 40's :-

HARRY BELAFONTE - CALYPSO - RCA 1248
Day-O/I Do Adore Her/Jamaica Farewell/Will His Love Be Like His
Rum?/Dolly Dawn/Star-O/The Jack-Ass Song/Hosanna/Come Back
Liza/Brown Skin Girl/Man Smart

JOHNNY BURNETTE & THE ROCK & ROLL TRIO - Coral 57080
Honey Hush/Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome Track)/Sweet Love On My
Mind/Rock Billy Boogie/Lonesome Tears In My Eyes/ All By Myself/The
Train Kept A-Rollin'/I Just Found Out/Your Baby Blue Eyes/Chains Of
Love/I Love You So/Drinking Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee, Drinking Wine

FATS DOMINO - ROCKIN' AND ROLLIN' WITH FATS - Imperial 9009
My Blue Heaven/Swanee River Hop/Second Line Jump/Goodbye/Careless/I
Love Her//I'm In Love Again/When My Dreamboat Comes Home/Are You Going
My Way/If You Need Me/My Heart Is In Your Hands/Fats' Frenzy

BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS - ROCK & ROLL STAGE SHOW - Decca 8345
Calling All Comets/Rockin' Through The Rye/A Rocking Little
Tune/Hide And Seek/Hey Then, There Now/Goofin' Around/
Hook, Line And Sinker/Rudy's Rock/Choo Choo Ch'Boogie/
Blue Comet Blues/Hot Dog Buddy Buddy/ Tonight's The Night

ELVIS PRESLEY - ELVIS PRESLEY - RCA 1254
Blue Suede Shoes/I'm Counting On You/I Got A Woman/One-Sided Love
Affair/I Love You Because/Just Because/Tutti Frutti/Tryin' To Get To
You/I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)/I'll Never Let You Go
(Little Darlin')/Blue Moon/Money Honey

ELVIS PRESLEY - ELVIS - RCA 1382
Rip It Up/Love Me/When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again/
Long Tall Sally/First in Line/Paralyzed/So Glad You're Mine/Old
Shep/Ready Teddy/Anyplace Is Paradise/How's the World
Treating You?/How Do You Think I Feel

MARTY ROBBINS - ROCK 'N ROLL'N ROBBINS - Columbia 2601
Long Tall Sally/Tennessee Toddy**/Maybelline**/Respectfully
Miss Brooks/Mean Mama Blues**/Long Gone Lonesome Blues

FRANK SINATRA - SONGS FOR SWINGIN' LOVERS - Capitol 653
You Make Me Feel So Young/It Happened in Monterey/You're Getting to be
a Habit with Me/You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me/Too Marvelous for
Words/Old Devil Moon/Pennies From Heaven/Love is Here to Stay/I've Got
You Under My Skin/I Thought About You/We'll Be Together Again/Makin'
Whoopee/Swingin' Down the Lane/Anything Goes/How About You?

THE TEENAGERS FEATURING FRANKIE LYMON - Gee 701
Why Do Fools Fall In Love**/Please Be Mine**/Who Can Explain/
Share/Love Is A Clown/I Promise To Remember//I Want You To Be My
Girl/I'm Not A Know It All/Baby Baby/ABC's Of Love/Am I Fooling Myself
Again/I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent

JOE TURNER - BOSS OF THE BLUES - Atlantic 1234
Cherry Red/Roll 'Em Pete/I Want a Little Girl/Low Down Dog/Wee Baby
Blues//You're Driving Me Crazy/How Long Blues/Morning Glories/St.
Louis Blues/Piney Brown Blues

GENE VINCENT & THE BLUECAPS - BLUEJEAN BOP! - Capitol 764
Bluejean Bop/Jezebel/Who Slapped John/Ain't She Sweet/I Flipped/
Waltz Of The Wind/Jump Back,Honey,Jump Back/That Old Gang Of
Mine/Jumps, Giggles And Shouts/Up A Lazy River/Bop Street/Peg O'
My Heart

NOTE : TRACKS MARKED ** ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SURVEY

Here's some other Lps from the year :-

LaVern Baker - LaVern - Atlantic 8002
Jimmy Beasley - The Fabulous Jimmy Beasley - Modern 1214
Freddie Bell & Bellboys - Rock & Roll All Flavors - Mercury 20289
Tony Bennett - Cloud 7 - Columbia 621
Pat Boone - Pat Boone - Dot 3012
Pat Boone - Howdy! - Dot 3030
Tiny Bradshaw - Tiny Bradshaw - King 501
Dave Brubeck - Jazz : Red Hot & Cool -Columbia 699
Dave Brubeck - Brubeck Plays Brubeck - Columbia 878
Rosemary Clooney/Duke Ellington - Blue Rose - Columbia 872
Nat "King" Cole - Piano Style - Capitol 689
Perry Como - Hits From Broadway Shows - RCA 1191
The Crew Cuts - Go Long Hair - Mercury 20067
Bill Doggett - Everybody Dance The Honky Tonk - King 531
Lonnie Donegan - Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group - UK Pye 19012
Ella Fitzgerald - Cole Porter Songbook - Verve 4002
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella & Louis - Verve 4003
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Hymns - Capitol 756
The Four Lovers - Joyride - RCA 1317
Alan Freed - Rock & Roll Dance Party - Coral 57063
Gogi Grant - Suddenly There's - Era 20001
High Society - Soundtrack - Capitol 750
The Hilltoppers - The Towering Hilltoppers - Dot 3029
Joe Houston - Blows All Nite Long - Modern 1206
The Ink Spots - Something Old Something New - King 535
Bubber Johnson - Come Home - King 569
Buddy Johnson - Rock & Roll - Mercury 20209
George Jones - Grand Ole Opry's New Star - Starday 101
The King & I - Soundtrack - Capitol 740
Frankie Laine - Jazz Spectacular - Columbia 808
Frankie Laine - & The Four Lads - Columbia 861
Peggy Lee - Black Coffee - Decca 8358
Julie London - Lonely Girl - Liberty 3012
Johnny Mathis - Johnny Mathis - Columbia 887
Big Jay McNeely - Big Jay In 3-D - Federal 530
Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus - Atlantic 1237
Thelonius Monk - Brilliant Corners - Riverside 026-2
My Fair Lady - Original Broadway Cast - Columbia 5090
Piano Red - In Concert - Groove 1002
The Platters - The Platters - Mercury 20146
The Platters - The Platters Vol. 2 - Mercury 20216
Louis Prima - The Wildest! - Capitol 755
Red Prysock - Rock & Roll - Mercury 20088
Jim Reeves - Singing Down The Lane - RCA 1256
Shirley & Lee - Let The Good Times Roll - Aladdin 807
Hank Snow - Country & Western Jamboree - RCA 1419
Gale Storm - Gale Storm - Dot 3011
Gale Storm - Sentimental Me - Dot 3017
Nino Tempo - Rock & Roll Beach Party - Liberty 3023
The Three Chuckles - The Three Chuckles - Vik 1067
Billy Vaughn - Golden Instrumentals - Dot 3016
Sheb Wooley - Blue Guitar - MGM 3299

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Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
These should be a list of your FORTY favorite recordings from 1956
RANKED #1 THRU #40 IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. They can be
singles,LP tracks or unreleased items as long as they are from 1956
and appear on the lists of eligible items. Please see updated lists of
eligible recordings from the year that will appear elsewhere in this
thread
Here's the unreleased tracks from 1956 that I think have the most
potential to feature in one or two Top 40's :-

Dean Beard - Rakin' And Scrapin (Sun)
Richard Berry - Mad About You
Sonny Burgess - All Night Long
Sonny Burgess - Life's Too Short To Live
Johnny Burnette Trio - Please Don't Leave Me
Johnny Burnette Trio - Rock Therapy
Johnny Cash - One More Ride (Sun incomplete)
Bobby Charles - Watch It Sprocket
Bobby Charles - Ain't Got No Home
Bobby Charles - I'll Turn Square For You
Bobby Charles - Lonely Street
Bobby Charles - I'm A Fool To Care
Joe Clay - Did You Mean Jelly Bean (What You Said Cabbage Head)
Eddie Cochran - Latch On
The Dells - Now I Pray
Fats Domino - Don't Know What's Wrong
The Drifters - I Should Have Done Right
Jack Earls - Crawdad Hole
Jack Earls - Let's Bop
Rosco Gordon - Let's Get High
Roy Hall - You Ruined My Blue Shoes
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - You Ain't Foolin' Me
Glenn Honeycutt - Rock All Night
Howlin' Wolf - Break Of Day
Howlin' Wolf - Bluebird
Howlin' Wolf - You Ought To Know
Wanda Jackson - Step By Step
Harold Jenkins (Conway Twitty)- Crazy Dreams
Harold Jenkins - Give Me Some Love
Harold Jenkins - I Need Your Lovin' Kiss
Brenda Lee - Your Cheatin' Heart
Brenda Lee - Doodle Bug Rag
J.B Lenoir - When I Am Drinking
Jerry Lee Lewis - You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
Jerry Lee Lewis - Born To Lose
Smiley Lewis - Mama Don't Like
Li'l Millet - Rock Around The Clock
Little Richard - Heeby Jeebies Love
Little Richard - Good Golly Miss Molly (fast version)
Little Richard - Hound Dog
Guy Mitchell - Got A Feeling
Big Boy Myles & The Sha-Weez - Long Lost Stranger
Big Boy Myles & The Sha-Weez - Mickey Mouse Boarding House
Art Neville - Back Home To Me
Carl Perkins - Put Your Cat Clothes On
Lloyd Price - Heavy Dreams
The Spiders - Someday Bye And Bye
The Spiders - Without Love
The Spiders - I'll Be Free
The Spiders - Better Be On My Way
The Spiders - I'm Glad For Your Sake
Sonny Boy Williamson - Have You Ever Been In Love
Don Woody - Make Like A Rock And Roll
Don Woody - Morse Code
Malcolm Yelvington - Gonna Have Myself A Ball
Young Jessie - Pretty Soon

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Here's my ballot :-

1.Little Richard - Long Tall Sally - Specialty 572
2. Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven - Chess 1626
3. Fats Domino - I'm In Love Again - Imperial 5386
4. Little Richard - Rip It Up - Specialty 579
5. Johnny Burnette Trio - The Train Kept A Rollin' - Coral 61719
6. Chuck Berry - You Can't Catch Me - Chess 1645
7. Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel - RCA 6604
8. Fats Domino - Blue Monday- Imperial 5417
9. Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes - Sun 234
10. Johnny Burnette Trio - Honey Hush - Coral 61719
11. Charlie Feathers - One Hand Loose - King 4997
12. Elvis Presley - Hound Dog - RCA 6604
13. Elvis Presley - My Baby Left Me - RCA 6540
14. Little Willie John - Fever - King 4935
15. Little Richard - Ready Teddy - Specialty 579
16. Chuck Berry - Too Much Monkey Business - Chess 1635
17. Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love - Checker 842
18. Gene Vincent - Be Bop A Lula - Capitol 3450
19. Chuck Berry - Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Chess 1635
20. The Dell-Vikings - Come Go With Me - Fee Bee 205
21. Little Richard - Slippin' And Slidin' - Specialty 572
22. Little Richard - She's Got It - Specialty 584
23. Clarence Henry - Ain't Got No Home - Argo 5259
24. James Brown - Please,Please,Please - Federal 12258
25. Joe Turner - Boogie Woogie Country Girl - Atlantic 1088
26. Ray Charles - Drown In My Own Tears - Atlantic 1085
27. The Dells - Oh What A Nite - Vee Jay 204
28. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning - Chess 1618
29. Elvis Presley - So Glad You're Mine - RCA LP 1382
30. Shirley & Lee - Let The Good Times Roll - Aladdin 3325
31. Elvis Presley - Tryin' To Get To You - RCA LP 1254
32. Charlie Feathers - Bottle To The Baby - King 4997
33. Fats Domino - My Blue Heaven - Imperial 5386
34. Gene Vincent - Race With The Devil - Capitol 3530
35. Carl Perkins - Honey Don't - Sun 234
36. Gene Vincent - Bluejean Bop - Capitol 3558
37. Johnny Burnette Trio - All By Myself - Coral LP 57080
38. Smiley Lewis - Shame,Shame,Shame - Imperial 5418
39. The Willows - Church Bells May Ring - Melba 102
40. The Magnificents - Up On The Mountain - Vee Jay 183




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Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
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Here's my ballot :-
3. Fats Domino - I'm In Love Again - Imperial 5386
5. Johnny Burnette Trio - The Train Kept A Rollin' - Coral 61719
Post by Roger Ford
7. Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel - RCA 6604
8. Fats Domino - Blue Monday- Imperial 5417
9. Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes - Sun 234
Post by Roger Ford
12. Elvis Presley - Hound Dog - RCA 6604
13. Elvis Presley - My Baby Left Me - RCA 6540
18. Gene Vincent - Be Bop A Lula - Capitol 3450
19. Chuck Berry - Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Chess 1635
20. The Dell-Vikings - Come Go With Me - Fee Bee 205
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26. Ray Charles - Drown In My Own Tears - Atlantic 1085
27. The Dells - Oh What A Nite - Vee Jay 204
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29. Elvis Presley - So Glad You're Mine - RCA LP 1382
30. Shirley & Lee - Let The Good Times Roll - Aladdin 3325
31. Elvis Presley - Tryin' To Get To You - RCA LP 1254
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33. Fats Domino - My Blue Heaven - Imperial 5386
34. Gene Vincent - Race With The Devil - Capitol 3530
35. Carl Perkins - Honey Don't - Sun 234
36. Gene Vincent - Bluejean Bop - Capitol 3558
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39. The Willows - Church Bells May Ring - Melba 102
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Here's my ballot :-
22. Little Richard - She's Got It - Specialty 584    
The only surprising item on your ballot, a second rate LR record at
best, closer to third rate really. The flip is better, and certainly
"The Girl Can't Help It" is easily better. I'll be shocked if "She's
Got It" gets a vote from anybody else.





 
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Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
Here's my ballot :-
22. Little Richard - She's Got It - Specialty 584 =A0 =A0
The only surprising item on your ballot, a second rate LR record at
best, closer to third rate really. The flip is better, and certainly
"The Girl Can't Help It" is easily better. I'll be shocked if "She's
Got It" gets a vote from anybody else.
I don't see it that way at all. "She's Got It" is classic LR,one of
his best IMO and is reflected as such on my list. I always thought of
it as highly under rated and after your comments that view is only
strengthened

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Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
Here's my ballot :-
22. Little Richard - She's Got It - Specialty 584 =A0 =A0
The only surprising item on your ballot, a second rate LR record at
best, closer to third rate really. The flip is better, and certainly
"The Girl Can't Help It" is easily better. I'll be shocked if "She's
Got It" gets a vote from anybody else.
I don't see it that way at all. "She's Got It" is classic LR,one of
his best IMO and is reflected as such on my list. I always thought of
it as highly under rated and after your comments that view is only
strengthened
I give it a "7" which is not very high for a 1956 Little Richard
record. Most are 10s with a 9 or 8 here and there.

In fact, I give "I Got It" (from 1959) an "8" the same song really
with some different words, but a little better IMO.
Roger Ford
2011-08-17 06:28:30 UTC
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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:49:57 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
Here's my ballot :-
22. Little Richard - She's Got It - Specialty 584 =3DA0 =3DA0
The only surprising item on your ballot, a second rate LR record at
best, closer to third rate really. The flip is better, and certainly
"The Girl Can't Help It" is easily better. I'll be shocked if "She's
Got It" gets a vote from anybody else.
I don't see it that way at all. "She's Got It" is classic LR,one of
his best IMO and is reflected as such on my list. I always thought of
it as highly under rated and after your comments that view is only
strengthened
I give it a "7" which is not very high for a 1956 Little Richard
record. Most are 10s with a 9 or 8 here and there.
In fact, I give "I Got It" (from 1959) an "8" the same song really
with some different words, but a little better IMO.
We can't all like the same things---or even like the same records to
the same extent---otherwise what is the purpose of this Survey?

You say you'll be shocked if "She's Got It" gets a vote from anyone
else. That's as maybe but I'll be more shocked still if say
"Stutterin' Papa" from your list gets another vote from anyone. Don't
get me wrong it's a good record but nowhere near my Top 40 nor anyone
else's I suspect. Pretty well everyone is going to have stuff like
this in their list---an entry or three that you or I may raise
eyebrows over. But that's the name of the game.

Different strokes for different folks!

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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
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On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:49:57 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
Here's my ballot :-
22. Little Richard - She's Got It - Specialty 584 =3DA0 =3DA0
The only surprising item on your ballot, a second rate LR record at
best, closer to third rate really. The flip is better, and certainly
"The Girl Can't Help It" is easily better. I'll be shocked if "She's
Got It" gets a vote from anybody else.
I don't see it that way at all. "She's Got It" is classic LR,one of
his best IMO and is reflected as such on my list. I always thought of
it as highly under rated and after your comments that view is only
strengthened
I give it a "7" which is not very high for a 1956 Little Richard
record. Most are 10s with a 9 or 8 here and there.
In fact, I give "I Got It" (from 1959) an "8"   the same song really
with some different words, but a little better IMO.
We can't all like the same things---or even like the same records to
the same extent---otherwise what is the purpose of this Survey?
You say you'll be shocked if "She's Got It" gets a vote from anyone
else. That's as maybe but I'll be more shocked still if say
"Stutterin' Papa" from your list gets another vote from anyone. Don't
get me wrong it's a good record but nowhere near my Top 40 nor anyone
else's I suspect.
I think it will maybe if Geoff votes.

"Stutterin' Papa" is an acknowldged top notch classic in its genre,
while "She's Got It" is a lesser LR record that is not even on some of
his greatest hits packages.
Roger Ford
2011-08-17 07:49:14 UTC
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On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 23:14:34 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:49:57 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
Here's my ballot :-
22. Little Richard - She's Got It - Specialty 584 =3DA0 =3DA0
The only surprising item on your ballot, a second rate LR record at
best, closer to third rate really. The flip is better, and certainly
"The Girl Can't Help It" is easily better. I'll be shocked if "She's
Got It" gets a vote from anybody else.
I don't see it that way at all. "She's Got It" is classic LR,one of
his best IMO and is reflected as such on my list. I always thought of
it as highly under rated and after your comments that view is only
strengthened
I give it a "7" which is not very high for a 1956 Little Richard
record. Most are 10s with a 9 or 8 here and there.
In fact, I give "I Got It" (from 1959) an "8" the same song really
with some different words, but a little better IMO.
"I Got It" is the original of the song recorded May 1956.The revised
(and better) "She's Got It" is from September that year.


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2011-08-17 08:40:11 UTC
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On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 23:14:34 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:49:57 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
Here's my ballot :-
22. Little Richard - She's Got It - Specialty 584 =3DA0 =3DA0
The only surprising item on your ballot, a second rate LR record at
best, closer to third rate really. The flip is better, and certainly
"The Girl Can't Help It" is easily better. I'll be shocked if "She's
Got It" gets a vote from anybody else.
I don't see it that way at all. "She's Got It" is classic LR,one of
his best IMO and is reflected as such on my list. I always thought of
it as highly under rated and after your comments that view is only
strengthened
I give it a "7" which is not very high for a 1956 Little Richard
record. Most are 10s with a 9 or 8 here and there.
In fact, I give "I Got It" (from 1959) an "8" the same song really
with some different words, but a little better IMO.
"I Got It" is the original of the song recorded May 1956.The revised
(and better) "She's Got It" is from September that year.
Despite what most sources say,I believe "I Got It" was a January 1960
US release (it was February 1960 here)---all the Specialty singles
around that time seem to be messed up with wrong release dates nearly
everywhere you look.

It was featured in the 1960 Singles Contest.

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2011-08-17 13:33:46 UTC
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Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 23:14:34 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:49:57 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
Here's my ballot :-
22. Little Richard - She's Got It - Specialty 584 =3DA0 =3DA0
The only surprising item on your ballot, a second rate LR record at
best, closer to third rate really. The flip is better, and certainly
"The Girl Can't Help It" is easily better. I'll be shocked if "She's
Got It" gets a vote from anybody else.
I don't see it that way at all. "She's Got It" is classic LR,one of
his best IMO and is reflected as such on my list. I always thought of
it as highly under rated and after your comments that view is only
strengthened
I give it a "7" which is not very high for a 1956 Little Richard
record. Most are 10s with a 9 or 8 here and there.
In fact, I give "I Got It" (from 1959) an "8"   the same song really
with some different words, but a little better IMO.
"I Got It" is the original of the song recorded May 1956.The revised
(and better) "She's Got It" is from September that year.  
Despite what most sources say,I believe "I Got It" was a January 1960
US release (it was February 1960 here)---all the Specialty singles
around that time seem to be messed up with wrong release dates nearly
everywhere you look.
It was featured in the 1960 Singles Contest.
It's reviewed Jan 11, 1960 in Billboard. I'm sticking with 1959 for
now, but you could be right. There are a few other things reviewed
that week that usually are thought of as 1960 (Let It Rock, Beyond The
Seas, Brook & Dinah).

http://books.google.com/books?id=2h4EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA45&dq=specialty+681+little+richard&hl=en&ei=osJLTq_VHZPpgQeuqoRz&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=specialty%20681%20little%20richard&f=false
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 06:45:08 UTC
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Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
Here's my ballot :-
1.Little Richard - Long Tall Sally - Specialty 572
2. Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven - Chess 1626
3. Fats Domino - I'm In Love Again - Imperial 5386
4. Little Richard - Rip It Up - Specialty 579  
5. Johnny Burnette Trio - The Train Kept A Rollin' - Coral 61719        
6. Chuck Berry - You Can't Catch Me - Chess 1645        
7. Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel - RCA 6604    
8. Fats Domino - Blue Monday- Imperial 5417
9. Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes - Sun 234    
10. Johnny Burnette Trio - Honey Hush - Coral 61719
11. Charlie Feathers - One Hand Loose - King 4997
12. Elvis Presley - Hound Dog - RCA 6604        
13. Elvis Presley - My Baby Left Me - RCA 6540
14. Little Willie John - Fever - King 4935      
15. Little Richard - Ready Teddy - Specialty 579
16. Chuck Berry - Too Much Monkey Business - Chess 1635
17. Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love - Checker 842  
18. Gene Vincent - Be Bop A Lula - Capitol 3450
19. Chuck Berry - Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Chess 1635
20. The Dell-Vikings - Come Go With Me - Fee Bee 205    
21. Little Richard - Slippin' And Slidin' - Specialty 572      
22. Little Richard - She's Got It - Specialty 584      
23. Clarence Henry - Ain't Got No Home  - Argo 5259    
24. James Brown - Please,Please,Please - Federal 12258
25. Joe Turner - Boogie Woogie Country Girl - Atlantic 1088
26. Ray Charles - Drown In My Own Tears - Atlantic 1085
27. The Dells - Oh What A Nite - Vee Jay 204
28. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning - Chess 1618
29. Elvis Presley - So Glad You're Mine - RCA LP 1382
30. Shirley & Lee - Let The Good Times Roll - Aladdin 3325
31. Elvis Presley - Tryin' To Get To You - RCA LP 1254
32. Charlie Feathers - Bottle To The Baby - King 4997  
33. Fats Domino - My Blue Heaven - Imperial 5386        
34. Gene Vincent - Race With The Devil - Capitol 3530
35. Carl Perkins - Honey Don't - Sun 234        
36. Gene Vincent - Bluejean Bop - Capitol 3558
37. Johnny Burnette Trio - All By Myself - Coral LP 57080
38. Smiley Lewis - Shame,Shame,Shame  - Imperial 5418  
39. The Willows - Church Bells May Ring - Melba 102    
40. The Magnificents - Up On The Mountain - Vee Jay 183
Not sure about Dean, but no mention of "Heartbreak Hotel" from you or
me.
Roger Ford
2011-08-17 07:04:55 UTC
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On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 23:45:08 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
Here's my ballot :-
1.Little Richard - Long Tall Sally - Specialty 572
2. Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven - Chess 1626
3. Fats Domino - I'm In Love Again - Imperial 5386
4. Little Richard - Rip It Up - Specialty 579 =A0
5. Johnny Burnette Trio - The Train Kept A Rollin' - Coral 61719 =A0 =A0 =
=A0 =A0
Post by Roger Ford
6. Chuck Berry - You Can't Catch Me - Chess 1645 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0
7. Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel - RCA 6604 =A0 =A0
8. Fats Domino - Blue Monday- Imperial 5417
9. Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes - Sun 234 =A0 =A0
10. Johnny Burnette Trio - Honey Hush - Coral 61719
11. Charlie Feathers - One Hand Loose - King 4997
12. Elvis Presley - Hound Dog - RCA 6604 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0
13. Elvis Presley - My Baby Left Me - RCA 6540
14. Little Willie John - Fever - King 4935 =A0 =A0 =A0
15. Little Richard - Ready Teddy - Specialty 579
16. Chuck Berry - Too Much Monkey Business - Chess 1635
17. Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love - Checker 842 =A0
18. Gene Vincent - Be Bop A Lula - Capitol 3450
19. Chuck Berry - Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Chess 1635
20. The Dell-Vikings - Come Go With Me - Fee Bee 205 =A0 =A0
21. Little Richard - Slippin' And Slidin' - Specialty 572 =A0 =A0 =A0
22. Little Richard - She's Got It - Specialty 584 =A0 =A0 =A0
23. Clarence Henry - Ain't Got No Home =A0- Argo 5259 =A0 =A0
24. James Brown - Please,Please,Please - Federal 12258
25. Joe Turner - Boogie Woogie Country Girl - Atlantic 1088
26. Ray Charles - Drown In My Own Tears - Atlantic 1085
27. The Dells - Oh What A Nite - Vee Jay 204
28. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning - Chess 1618
29. Elvis Presley - So Glad You're Mine - RCA LP 1382
30. Shirley & Lee - Let The Good Times Roll - Aladdin 3325
31. Elvis Presley - Tryin' To Get To You - RCA LP 1254
32. Charlie Feathers - Bottle To The Baby - King 4997 =A0
33. Fats Domino - My Blue Heaven - Imperial 5386 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0
34. Gene Vincent - Race With The Devil - Capitol 3530
35. Carl Perkins - Honey Don't - Sun 234 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0
36. Gene Vincent - Bluejean Bop - Capitol 3558
37. Johnny Burnette Trio - All By Myself - Coral LP 57080
38. Smiley Lewis - Shame,Shame,Shame =A0- Imperial 5418 =A0
39. The Willows - Church Bells May Ring - Melba 102 =A0 =A0
40. The Magnificents - Up On The Mountain - Vee Jay 183
Not sure about Dean, but no mention of "Heartbreak Hotel" from you or
me.
I can't tell you that Dean voted for "Heartbreak Hotel" since it might
influence the voting :)

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2011-08-17 04:43:47 UTC
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Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
These should be a list of your FORTY favorite recordings from 1956
RANKED #1 THRU #40 IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. They can be
singles,LP tracks or unreleased items as long as they are from 1956
and appear on the lists of eligible items. Please see updated lists of
eligible recordings from the year that will appear elsewhere in this
thread
Points will be awarded to the recordings on each ballot as follows :-
Each recording balloted at #1 will recieve 60 points
Then the rest of each Top 10 as balloted will get :-
#2      58 points
#3      56 points
#4      54 points
#5      52 points
#6      50 points
#7      48 points
#8      46 points
#9      44 points
#10     42 points
And the rest of each ballot will be points awarded like this :-
#11     40 points
#12     39 points
#13     38 points
and so on (reducing by one point per balloted position) down to
#40       11 points
A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.

For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
Roger Ford
2011-08-17 05:25:23 UTC
Permalink
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:43:47 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
These should be a list of your FORTY favorite recordings from 1956
RANKED #1 THRU #40 IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. They can be
singles,LP tracks or unreleased items as long as they are from 1956
and appear on the lists of eligible items. Please see updated lists of
eligible recordings from the year that will appear elsewhere in this
thread
Points will be awarded to the recordings on each ballot as follows :-
Each recording balloted at #1 will recieve 60 points
Then the rest of each Top 10 as balloted will get :-
#2 =A0 =A0 =A058 points
#3 =A0 =A0 =A056 points
#4 =A0 =A0 =A054 points
#5 =A0 =A0 =A052 points
#6 =A0 =A0 =A050 points
#7 =A0 =A0 =A048 points
#8 =A0 =A0 =A046 points
#9 =A0 =A0 =A044 points
#10 =A0 =A0 42 points
And the rest of each ballot will be points awarded like this :-
#11 =A0 =A0 40 points
#12 =A0 =A0 39 points
#13 =A0 =A0 38 points
and so on (reducing by one point per balloted position) down to
#40 =A0 =A0 =A0 11 points
A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
Hmmmm.......

You have a point I suppose but if people are posting their ballots
(and from following which,a pretty good idea of how the tally is
looking can fairly easily be deduced) I don't really see what major
difference posting an update or two will make.

But as ever....democracy rules here. I'll go by the majority opinion.

What do others say?

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2011-08-17 05:32:33 UTC
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Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:43:47 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
These should be a list of your FORTY favorite recordings from 1956
RANKED #1 THRU #40 IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. They can be
singles,LP tracks or unreleased items as long as they are from 1956
and appear on the lists of eligible items. Please see updated lists of
eligible recordings from the year that will appear elsewhere in this
thread
Points will be awarded to the recordings on each ballot as follows :-
Each recording balloted at #1 will recieve 60 points
Then the rest of each Top 10 as balloted will get :-
#2 =A0 =A0 =A058 points
#3 =A0 =A0 =A056 points
#4 =A0 =A0 =A054 points
#5 =A0 =A0 =A052 points
#6 =A0 =A0 =A050 points
#7 =A0 =A0 =A048 points
#8 =A0 =A0 =A046 points
#9 =A0 =A0 =A044 points
#10 =A0 =A0 42 points
And the rest of each ballot will be points awarded like this :-
#11 =A0 =A0 40 points
#12 =A0 =A0 39 points
#13 =A0 =A0 38 points
and so on (reducing by one point per balloted position) down to
#40 =A0 =A0 =A0 11 points
A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
Hmmmm.......
You have a point I suppose but if people are posting their ballots
(and from following which,a pretty good idea of how the tally is
looking can fairly easily be deduced) I don't really see what major
difference posting an update or two will make.
But as ever....democracy rules here. I'll go by the majority opinion.
What do others say?
For the record IIRC when I mentioned this before Mark D. backed the
tally update proposal (as I do) and Clifford Blau was against it like
Bruce is.

So at this point in the match the score stands at 2-2.

Other views please!

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Bruno
2011-08-17 06:09:29 UTC
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Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:43:47 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
Hmmmm.......
You have a point I suppose but if people are posting their ballots
(and from following which,a pretty good idea of how the tally is
looking can fairly easily be deduced) I don't really see what major
difference posting an update or two will make.
But as ever....democracy rules here. I'll go by the majority opinion.
What do others say?
For the record IIRC when I mentioned this before Mark D. backed the
tally update proposal (as I do) and Clifford Blau was against it like
Bruce is.
So at this point in the match the score stands at 2-2.
Other views please!
ROGER FORD
-----------------------
I must say I do find Bruce's occasional dummy spits quite entertaining. Not
that I entirely disagree with him mind you.
As a compromise could we have some "hidden votes" and keep them out of the
updates. I guess it could be even organised that the hidden voters send
their lists directly to Roger and they dont get published here until the
end.

Bruno
Roger Ford
2011-08-17 06:31:49 UTC
Permalink
On Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:39:29 +0930, "Bruno" <Bruno5008yahoo.com>
Post by Bruno
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:43:47 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
Hmmmm.......
You have a point I suppose but if people are posting their ballots
(and from following which,a pretty good idea of how the tally is
looking can fairly easily be deduced) I don't really see what major
difference posting an update or two will make.
But as ever....democracy rules here. I'll go by the majority opinion.
What do others say?
For the record IIRC when I mentioned this before Mark D. backed the
tally update proposal (as I do) and Clifford Blau was against it like
Bruce is.
So at this point in the match the score stands at 2-2.
Other views please!
ROGER FORD
-----------------------
I must say I do find Bruce's occasional dummy spits quite entertaining. Not
that I entirely disagree with him mind you.
As a compromise could we have some "hidden votes" and keep them out of the
updates. I guess it could be even organised that the hidden voters send
their lists directly to Roger and they dont get published here until the
end.
Unless the updates are correct there's no point surely?

The compromise I'd suggest if the tally updates thing is rejected is
just "hints" at how the survey is going without influencing the voting
(which is the main thrust,I think of Bruce's and Clifford's objections
and one that I can understand even if I don't agree)

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2011-08-17 06:39:08 UTC
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Post by Roger Ford
On Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:39:29 +0930, "Bruno" <Bruno5008yahoo.com>
Post by Bruno
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:43:47 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
Hmmmm.......
You have a point I suppose but if people are posting their ballots
(and from following which,a pretty good idea of how the tally is
looking can fairly easily be deduced) I don't really see what major
difference posting an update or two will make.
But as ever....democracy rules here. I'll go by the majority opinion.
What do others say?
For the record IIRC when I mentioned this before Mark D. backed the
tally update proposal (as I do) and Clifford Blau was against it like
Bruce is.
So at this point in the match the score stands at 2-2.
Other views please!
ROGER FORD
-----------------------
I must say I do find Bruce's occasional dummy spits quite entertaining. Not
that I entirely disagree with him mind you.
As a compromise could we have some "hidden votes" and keep them out of the
updates. I guess it could be even organised that the hidden voters send
their lists directly to Roger and they dont get published here until the
end.
Unless the updates are correct there's no point surely?
The compromise I'd suggest if the tally updates thing is rejected is
just "hints" at how the survey is going without influencing the voting
(which is the main thrust,I think of Bruce's and Clifford's objections
and one that I can understand even if I don't agree)
You can't disagree with the fact that the updates will influence
voting because I am already confirming that they will influence my
voting.

You can say that you don't care if the updates influence the voting,
but you can't disagree with the fact that they will.
Roger Ford
2011-08-17 06:54:28 UTC
Permalink
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 23:39:08 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
On Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:39:29 +0930, "Bruno" <Bruno5008yahoo.com>
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:43:47 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline s=
o
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste =
a
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
Hmmmm.......
You have a point I suppose but if people are posting their ballots
(and from following which,a pretty good idea of how the tally is
looking can fairly easily be deduced) I don't really see what major
difference posting an update or two will make.
But as ever....democracy rules here. I'll go by the majority opinion.
What do others say?
For the record IIRC when I mentioned this before Mark D. backed the
tally update proposal (as I do) and Clifford Blau was against it like
Bruce is.
So at this point in the match the score stands at 2-2.
Other views please!
ROGER FORD
-----------------------
I must say I do find Bruce's occasional dummy spits quite entertaining. =
Not
Post by Roger Ford
that I entirely disagree with him mind you.
As a compromise could we have some "hidden votes" and keep them out of t=
he
Post by Roger Ford
updates. I guess it could be even organised that the hidden voters send
their lists directly to Roger and they dont get published here until the
end.
Unless the updates are correct there's no point surely?
The compromise I'd suggest if the tally updates thing is rejected is
just "hints" at how the survey is going without influencing the voting
(which is the main thrust,I think of Bruce's and Clifford's objections
and one that I can understand even if I don't agree)
You can't disagree with the fact that the updates will influence
voting because I am already confirming that they will influence my
voting.
You can say that you don't care if the updates influence the voting,
but you can't disagree with the fact that they will.
I don't see why you would change your votes because of a "straw poll".

No matter how an updated "tally" looked to me I'd still vote the same
way and that would be according to my preference in the way that I
have voted. If you change your votes because the Survey isn't going
the way you hoped then your votes become bogus because they are no
longer your real preference.

I'd add that the starting day of the survey is really not the best day
to have started this argument. The tally update idea was mooted last
week which was the time this debate should have been raised.

ROGER FORD
-----------------------

"Spam Free Zone" - to combat unwanted automatic spamming I have added
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Please delete same before responding.Thank you!
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 13:40:56 UTC
Permalink
Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 23:39:08 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
On Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:39:29 +0930, "Bruno" <Bruno5008yahoo.com>
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:43:47 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline s=
o
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste =
a
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
Hmmmm.......
You have a point I suppose but if people are posting their ballots
(and from following which,a pretty good idea of how the tally is
looking can fairly easily be deduced) I don't really see what major
difference posting an update or two will make.
But as ever....democracy rules here. I'll go by the majority opinion.
What do others say?
For the record IIRC when I mentioned this before Mark D. backed the
tally update proposal (as I do) and Clifford Blau was against it like
Bruce is.
So at this point in the match the score stands at 2-2.
Other views please!
ROGER FORD
-----------------------
I must say I do find Bruce's occasional dummy spits quite entertaining. =
Not
Post by Roger Ford
that I entirely disagree with him mind you.
As a compromise could we have some "hidden votes" and keep them out of t=
he
Post by Roger Ford
updates. I guess it could be even organised that the hidden voters send
their lists directly to Roger and they dont get published here until the
end.
Unless the updates are correct there's no point surely?
The compromise I'd suggest if the tally updates thing is rejected is
just "hints" at how the survey is going without influencing the voting
(which is the main thrust,I think of Bruce's and Clifford's objections
and one that I can understand even if I don't agree)
You can't disagree with the fact that the updates will influence
voting because I am already confirming that they will influence my
voting.
You can say that you don't care if the updates influence the voting,
but you can't disagree with the fact that they will.
I don't see why you would change your votes because of a "straw poll".
A "straw poll" is different than the actual correct results up to that
point. I would change my votes because, like I said, why waste points
on an item that has already clinched the # 1 spot?
Post by Roger Ford
No matter how an updated "tally" looked to me I'd still vote the same
way and that would be according to my preference in the way that I
have voted. If you change your votes because the Survey isn't going
the way you hoped then your votes become bogus because they are no
longer your real preference.
As you already know, my votes for this survey are not my real
preference. I have knocked out about 15 records that I did not think
stood a chance of getting votes here.
So I guess my ballot is bogus. Maybe you shouldn't count it.
Sharx3335
2011-08-17 09:49:31 UTC
Permalink
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
On Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:39:29 +0930, "Bruno" <Bruno5008yahoo.com>
Post by Bruno
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:43:47 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield
Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as
ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should
not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
Hmmmm.......
You have a point I suppose but if people are posting their
ballots
(and from following which,a pretty good idea of how the tally is
looking can fairly easily be deduced) I don't really see what major
difference posting an update or two will make.
But as ever....democracy rules here. I'll go by the majority opinion.
What do others say?
For the record IIRC when I mentioned this before Mark D.
backed the
tally update proposal (as I do) and Clifford Blau was against it like
Bruce is.
So at this point in the match the score stands at 2-2.
Other views please!
ROGER FORD
-----------------------
I must say I do find Bruce's occasional dummy spits quite
entertaining. Not
that I entirely disagree with him mind you.
As a compromise could we have some "hidden votes" and keep them out of the
updates. I guess it could be even organised that the hidden
voters send
their lists directly to Roger and they dont get published here until the
end.
Unless the updates are correct there's no point surely?
The compromise I'd suggest if the tally updates thing is
rejected is
just "hints" at how the survey is going without influencing the voting
(which is the main thrust,I think of Bruce's and Clifford's
objections
and one that I can understand even if I don't agree)
You can't disagree with the fact that the updates will influence
voting because I am already confirming that they will influence my
voting.
You can say that you don't care if the updates influence the
voting,
but you can't disagree with the fact that they will.
YOU are a fucking, neurotic NUTBAR!!! You are so fucking insecure
that YOUR fucking awful obscure ghetto dreck won't do well in the
voting that you fucking do everything in your fucking power to try
and stack the odds. It's just YOU and a handful of your fellow
neurotic nutbars who are like this--the rest of the world does NOT
share your pitiful fucking awful taste in discordant, off-key
NOISE.
F R
2011-08-17 12:44:59 UTC
Permalink
No one should let the cumulative votes posted here have any influence on
their list, including Bruce and Clifford. We are voting for OUR favorite
songs from '56. Whether a song has "clinched" a top spot or not, should
not make a difference to any individual's list. For me, it's not as
important to "know" which song is likely to win, as it is to vote for
the songs that top my list..and let the chips fall where they may.


Here's mine..heavily influenced by doo-wop ballads, which has always
been my favorite '50s music.

I know ahead of time that my top selections won't have the legs to vie
for a high finish, but who cares?
------------------------------
1) Wonderful Girl--5 Satins

2) The Way You Look Tonight--Jaguars

3) We Go Together--Moonglows (my one emotional attachment selection)

4) I Was the One--Elvis

5) I've Got You Under My Skin--Sinatra

6) A Casual Look--the Six Teens

7) Roll Over Beethoven--Chuck Berry

8) Wisdom of a Fool--5 Keys

9) I'm In Love Again--Fats Domino

10) Paralyzed--Elvis

11) Can't We Be Sweethearts--the Cleftones

12) The Girl Can't Help it-- Little Richard

13) A Kiss From Your Lips--Flamingoes

14) Zoom--The Cadillacs

15) Please Mr. Disc Jockey-- the Sensations

16) Don't Be Cruel--Elvis

17) Moonglow/Theme From Picnic--Morris Stoloff

18) Without Love--Clyde Mc Phatter

19) It Only Hurts For a Little While--Ames Brothers (fat chance this
gets one other vote)

20) I Want You to be My Girl--Frankie Lymon and the Teeenagers

21) What's the Reason (I'm Not Pleasing You)--Fats Domino

22) Brown Eyed Handsome Man--Chuck Berry

23) Confidential--Sonny Knight

24) A Rose and a Baby Ruth--George Hamilton IV

25) The Closer You Are--The Channels

26) Little Girl of Mine--the Cleftones

27) In the Still of the NIght--5 Satins

28) See Saw--the Moonglows

29) Love Me--Elvis

30) Love, Love, Love--The Clovers

31) Heaven on Earth--the Platters

32) Come Go With Me--Del Vikings

33) Blue Suede Shoes--Carl Perkins

34) The Treasure of Love--Clyde Mc Phatter

35) The Fool--Sanford Clark

36) Please Say You Want Me--the Schoolboys

37) Lovely One--the 4 Voices

38) Shirley--the Schoolboys

39) When My Dreamboat Comes Home--Fats Domino

40) Can I Steal a Little Love--Sinatra

Frank
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 13:45:03 UTC
Permalink
Post by F R
No one should let the cumulative votes posted here have any influence on
their list, including Bruce and Clifford. We are voting for OUR favorite
songs from '56. Whether a song has "clinched" a top spot or not, should
not make a difference to any individual's list. For me, it's not as
important to "know" which song is likely to win, as it is to vote for
the songs that top my list..and let the chips fall where they may.
Here's mine..heavily influenced by doo-wop ballads, which has always
been my favorite '50s music.
I know ahead of time that my top selections won't have the legs to vie
for a high finish, but who cares?
------------------------------
17) Moonglow/Theme From Picnic--Morris Stoloff
LOL
Post by F R
19) It Only Hurts For a Little While--Ames Brothers (fat chance this
gets one other vote)
Let's hope not.
Post by F R
37) Lovely One--the 4 Voices
A puker.
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 06:18:27 UTC
Permalink
Post by Bruno
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:43:47 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
Hmmmm.......
You have a point I suppose but if people are posting their ballots
(and from following which,a pretty good idea of how the tally is
looking can fairly easily be deduced) I don't really see what major
difference posting an update or two will make.
But as ever....democracy rules here. I'll go by the majority opinion.
What do others say?
For the record IIRC when I mentioned this before Mark D. backed the
tally update proposal (as I do) and Clifford Blau was against it like
Bruce is.
So at this point in the match the score stands at 2-2.
Other views please!
ROGER FORD
-----------------------
I must say I do find Bruce's occasional dummy spits quite entertaining. Not
that I entirely disagree with him mind you.
As a compromise could we have some "hidden votes" and keep them out of the
updates. I guess it could be even organised that the hidden voters send
their lists directly to Roger and they dont get published here until the
end.
Bruno
If someone wants to take the time to tally up the points on the posted
lists, that's fine, but I don't think it's in the best interest of the
integrity of the contest to publish the running tally here every day.
I'm already admitting that I will adjust my ballot based on what the
tally looks like.

What the fuck is a "dummy split?"
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 06:40:28 UTC
Permalink
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Bruno
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:43:47 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
Hmmmm.......
You have a point I suppose but if people are posting their ballots
(and from following which,a pretty good idea of how the tally is
looking can fairly easily be deduced) I don't really see what major
difference posting an update or two will make.
But as ever....democracy rules here. I'll go by the majority opinion.
What do others say?
For the record IIRC when I mentioned this before Mark D. backed the
tally update proposal (as I do) and Clifford Blau was against it like
Bruce is.
So at this point in the match the score stands at 2-2.
Other views please!
ROGER FORD
-----------------------
I must say I do find Bruce's occasional dummy spits quite entertaining. Not
that I entirely disagree with him mind you.
As a compromise could we have some "hidden votes" and keep them out of the
updates. I guess it could be even organised that the hidden voters send
their lists directly to Roger and they dont get published here until the
end.
Bruno
If someone wants to take the time to tally up the points on the posted
lists, that's fine, but I don't think it's in the best interest of the
integrity of the contest to publish the running tally here every day.
I'm already admitting that I will adjust my ballot based on what the
tally looks like.
What the fuck is a "dummy spit?"
Fuck your Aussie slang, they are "tirades," not dummy spits.
RWC
2011-08-18 16:44:29 UTC
Permalink
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 23:40:28 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
What the fuck is a "dummy spit?"
Fuck your Aussie slang, they are "tirades," not dummy spits.
"Tirades"? No, not as bad as that.

A dummy spit is an *explosion* of anger - I don't think this is Bruce.
A tirade is an agitated or angry denunciation or discourse *of length*
- again not Bruce, who tends to be down home economical in his
opinions.

So what word do we have for the oxymoron 'short tirade'?

'blasting'?


Geoff
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-18 18:34:44 UTC
Permalink
Post by RWC
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 23:40:28 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
What the fuck is a "dummy spit?"
Fuck your Aussie slang, they are "tirades," not dummy spits.
"Tirades"? No, not as bad as that.
A dummy spit is an *explosion* of anger - I don't think this is Bruce.
A tirade is an agitated or angry denunciation or discourse *of length*
- again not Bruce, who tends to be down home economical in his
opinions.  
So what word do we have for the oxymoron 'short tirade'?
'blasting'?
How about "dogshit"?
Eric Ramon
2011-08-17 15:33:55 UTC
Permalink
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:43:47 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
These should be a list of your FORTY favorite recordings from 1956
RANKED #1 THRU #40 IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. They can be
singles,LP tracks or unreleased items as long as they are from 1956
and appear on the lists of eligible items. Please see updated lists of
eligible recordings from the year that will appear elsewhere in this
thread
Points will be awarded to the recordings on each ballot as follows :-
Each recording balloted at #1 will recieve 60 points
Then the rest of each Top 10 as balloted will get :-
#2 =A0 =A0 =A058 points
#3 =A0 =A0 =A056 points
#4 =A0 =A0 =A054 points
#5 =A0 =A0 =A052 points
#6 =A0 =A0 =A050 points
#7 =A0 =A0 =A048 points
#8 =A0 =A0 =A046 points
#9 =A0 =A0 =A044 points
#10 =A0 =A0 42 points
And the rest of each ballot will be points awarded like this :-
#11 =A0 =A0 40 points
#12 =A0 =A0 39 points
#13 =A0 =A0 38 points
and so on (reducing by one point per balloted position) down to
#40 =A0 =A0 =A0 11 points
A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
Hmmmm.......
You have a point I suppose but if people are posting their ballots
(and from following which,a pretty good idea of how the tally is
looking can fairly easily be deduced) I don't really see what major
difference posting an update or two will make.
But as ever....democracy rules here. I'll go by the majority opinion.
What do others say?  
For the record IIRC when I mentioned this before Mark D. backed the
tally update proposal (as I do) and Clifford Blau was against it like
Bruce is.
So at this point in the match the score stands at 2-2.
Other views please!
ROGER FORD
-----------------------
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I've always liked seeing votes and don't have a problem seeing lists.
They're entertaining. I'm not going to sit here and tabulate a running
score plus there's no point in playing favorites, trying to get
something to win. The whole point is to rank them as we like them,
then see how it adds up.

In the previous head-to-head format we've had lots of strong opinions
that could sway an undecided vote and we've had no problem with that
either. Or maybe we're not so sway-able. Maybe slamming a song doesn't
make any difference on someone else's opinion. In any case, I can't
imagine that more than one of us will sit around, thinking "if I move
this one off the list and this other to the top then my personal
favorite is more likely to win".
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 15:41:59 UTC
Permalink
Post by Eric Ramon
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:43:47 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
These should be a list of your FORTY favorite recordings from 1956
RANKED #1 THRU #40 IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. They can be
singles,LP tracks or unreleased items as long as they are from 1956
and appear on the lists of eligible items. Please see updated lists of
eligible recordings from the year that will appear elsewhere in this
thread
Points will be awarded to the recordings on each ballot as follows :-
Each recording balloted at #1 will recieve 60 points
Then the rest of each Top 10 as balloted will get :-
#2 =A0 =A0 =A058 points
#3 =A0 =A0 =A056 points
#4 =A0 =A0 =A054 points
#5 =A0 =A0 =A052 points
#6 =A0 =A0 =A050 points
#7 =A0 =A0 =A048 points
#8 =A0 =A0 =A046 points
#9 =A0 =A0 =A044 points
#10 =A0 =A0 42 points
And the rest of each ballot will be points awarded like this :-
#11 =A0 =A0 40 points
#12 =A0 =A0 39 points
#13 =A0 =A0 38 points
and so on (reducing by one point per balloted position) down to
#40 =A0 =A0 =A0 11 points
A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
Hmmmm.......
You have a point I suppose but if people are posting their ballots
(and from following which,a pretty good idea of how the tally is
looking can fairly easily be deduced) I don't really see what major
difference posting an update or two will make.
But as ever....democracy rules here. I'll go by the majority opinion.
What do others say?  
For the record IIRC when I mentioned this before Mark D. backed the
tally update proposal (as I do) and Clifford Blau was against it like
Bruce is.
So at this point in the match the score stands at 2-2.
Other views please!
ROGER FORD
-----------------------
"Spam Free Zone" - to combat unwanted automatic spamming I have added
Please delete same before responding.Thank you!
I've always liked seeing votes and don't have a problem seeing lists.
Me either.

Each voter should post his list. That point is not under debate.

The debate is on whether or not the current cumulative point totals
should be posted every day.
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 16:13:54 UTC
Permalink
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Eric Ramon
Post by Roger Ford
Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:43:47 -0700 (PDT), The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
These should be a list of your FORTY favorite recordings from 1956
RANKED #1 THRU #40 IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. They can be
singles,LP tracks or unreleased items as long as they are from 1956
and appear on the lists of eligible items. Please see updated lists of
eligible recordings from the year that will appear elsewhere in this
thread
Points will be awarded to the recordings on each ballot as follows :-
Each recording balloted at #1 will recieve 60 points
Then the rest of each Top 10 as balloted will get :-
#2 =A0 =A0 =A058 points
#3 =A0 =A0 =A056 points
#4 =A0 =A0 =A054 points
#5 =A0 =A0 =A052 points
#6 =A0 =A0 =A050 points
#7 =A0 =A0 =A048 points
#8 =A0 =A0 =A046 points
#9 =A0 =A0 =A044 points
#10 =A0 =A0 42 points
And the rest of each ballot will be points awarded like this :-
#11 =A0 =A0 40 points
#12 =A0 =A0 39 points
#13 =A0 =A0 38 points
and so on (reducing by one point per balloted position) down to
#40 =A0 =A0 =A0 11 points
A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
Hmmmm.......
You have a point I suppose but if people are posting their ballots
(and from following which,a pretty good idea of how the tally is
looking can fairly easily be deduced) I don't really see what major
difference posting an update or two will make.
But as ever....democracy rules here. I'll go by the majority opinion.
What do others say?  
For the record IIRC when I mentioned this before Mark D. backed the
tally update proposal (as I do) and Clifford Blau was against it like
Bruce is.
So at this point in the match the score stands at 2-2.
Other views please!
ROGER FORD
-----------------------
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I've always liked seeing votes and don't have a problem seeing lists.
Me either.
Each voter should post his list. That point is not under debate.
The debate is on whether or not the current cumulative point totals
should be posted every day.
Here's another thing.

Not only do the running totals possibly cause voters to adjust their
ballots, but those totals also ruin the suspense of the survey. If we
all can see every day what the standings are, there's no fun in seeing
the final results.

If I was running the survey I would present the results one song at a
time, in a countdown, with links to Youtube clips for each record.
This would make the results a lot more fun and add suspense to the
contest.

There's no real fun in seeing a running total every day and them
seeing a similar final list after the survey ends.

Roger should count down the top 100 with posts like this:

Here is the record that finished at # 100 on the survey:



And then in the next post he could talk about the # 100 record, show
the current status of the countdown, and end with a link to the # 99
song.

In the days before Youtube I did this with the results of the group's
"favorite artist" survey about 11 years ago. I made a post for each
artist in the countdown.
Eric Ramon
2011-08-17 16:42:37 UTC
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Post by Eric Ramon
I've always liked seeing votes and don't have a problem seeing lists.
Me either.
Each voter should post his list. That point is not under debate.
The debate is on whether or not the current cumulative point totals
should be posted every day.
yes, I see that now. It could be entertaining, giving us something to
read for the next ten days but I see your point and I pretty much
agree. I don't know if it would make a difference or not. We can get a
pretty good feel for how voting is going by reading the lists. Still,
the suspense factor is always nice, knowing the vote totals only at
the end.

I'm going back and forth on it. I guess I lean towards no updates but
I'm not emphatic about that at all.
F R
2011-08-17 16:59:43 UTC
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the BB>
The debate is on whether or not the current cumulative point totals
should be posted every day.
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It's hardly a "debate" Bruce, since so far only you hold this opinion.
All others (6 or 7?) who opined on this disagree.


If anyone's votes are affected by the votes of others, or how a
particular record is doing at the end of the day, then they are not very
bullish about their own list.

I doubt if any of my personal top 10 will make the final top 10...maybne
1 or 2.. Who cares if a song someone selects has no chance of making the
final top 40..besides you?
Wouldn't you have felt better if you voted for your actual top 40 as
opposed to eliminating songs you felt had no chance of placing?

You are being honest when you explain your reasons for omitting certain
songs, but your list is "dishonest" re your true favorites.
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 17:48:21 UTC
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the BB>
The debate is on whether or not the current cumulative point totals
should be posted every day.
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It's hardly a "debate" Bruce, since so far only you hold this opinion.
All others (6 or 7?) who opined on this disagree.
It's a good thing you were not an accountant, FR. The vote was 2-2 the
last time Roger mentioned it, and Eric just came acros to my side.
Post by F R
If anyone's votes are affected by the votes of others, or how a
particular record is doing at the end of the day, then they are not very
bullish about their own list.
On the contrary, they are just being an intelligent voter. Let me give
you an example. If you thought the best candidate for president was
Ron Paul and he did not get the nomination, would you put in a write-
in vote for him in the general election, even if you knew that the
vote at the deadline was an exact tie between the two nominated
candidates and that your vote would decide it? Would you remain
bullish about your choice of Ron Paul, or would you cast the deciding
vote between Obama and (let's say) Perry?
Post by F R
I doubt if any of my personal top 10 will make the final top 10...maybne
1 or 2.. Who cares if a song someone selects has no chance of making the
final top 40..besides you?
I'm not the only one.
Post by F R
Wouldn't you have felt better if you voted for your actual top 40 as
opposed to eliminating songs you felt had no chance of placing?
No, I'd feel stupid for wasting votes on records that have no chance.
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 17:55:21 UTC
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I doubt if any of my personal top 10 will make the final top 10.
I think both of these will....

7) Roll Over Beethoven--Chuck Berry
9) I'm In Love Again--Fats Domino
F R
2011-08-17 11:46:36 UTC
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But as ever....democracy rules here. I'll go by the majority opinion.
What do others say?
ROGER FORD
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Bruce has a very fair point, but how many people are going to keep a
running tally as to which songs may have already "clinched" the top
spot?... or a top 3 or top 5 spot?

Part of the fun, at least for me, is seeing how others have voted.

Frank
Rick Schubert
2011-08-17 19:29:21 UTC
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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
Hmmmm.......
You have a point I suppose but if people are posting their ballots
(and from following which,a pretty good idea of how the tally is
looking can fairly easily be deduced) I don't really see what major
difference posting an update or two will make.
But as ever....democracy rules here. I'll go by the majority opinion.
What do others say?
I vote against posting updates (tallies) before the deadline, both because it could influence
voting and because it would eliminate the suspense of waiting for the final results.

Although many are saying they wouldn't vote differently if they knew how the results were going, I
suspect at least some of them would care if the final results were influenced by some people
adjusting their rankings based on the posted updates.



-- Rick Schubert <***@san.rr.com>
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 19:33:04 UTC
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Post by Rick Schubert
I vote against posting updates (tallies) before the deadline, both because it could influence
voting and because it would eliminate the suspense of waiting for the final results.
Although many are saying they wouldn't vote differently if they knew how the results were going, I
suspect at least some of them would care if the final results were influenced by some people
adjusting their rankings based on the posted updates.
-- Rick Schubert
FINALLY - a sensible man.
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-17 20:34:24 UTC
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Post by Rick Schubert
I vote against posting updates (tallies) before the deadline, both because it could influence
voting and because it would eliminate the suspense of waiting for the final results.
Although many are saying they wouldn't vote differently if they knew how the results were going, I
suspect at least some of them would care if the final results were influenced by some people
adjusting their rankings based on the posted updates.
Translation: Withholding the updates will keep Bruce from cheating.
Mark Dintenfass
2011-08-17 13:11:03 UTC
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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
You sure know how to take the fun out of things. Why anyone (besides
you) would think about "gaming" the system is beyond me. This tempest
you've created is whirling in a very small teapot.
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carl
2011-08-17 13:32:00 UTC
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Post by Mark Dintenfass
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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
You sure know how to take the fun out of things. Why anyone (besides
you) would think about "gaming" the system is beyond me. This tempest
you've created is whirling in a very small teapot.
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I definitely want to see postings on the board. I'm very interested in
seeing what other people vote for, particularly their picks that may
not make the top 100.
In fact, I'd like it even better if people who had a personal top 100
posted it. What's in their bottom 60 would be even more interesting
because of the wider variety even if it doesn't count in the final
tally.

With that in mind here's my favorite 100 songs for 1956 in order

1 Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning - Chess 1618
2 Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel - RCA 6420
3 Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven - Chess 1626
4 The Johnny Burnette Trio - The Train Kept A Rollin' - Coral 61719
5 Lowell Fulson - Tollin' Bells - Checker 841
6 The Midnighters - Open Up The Back Door - Federal 12260
7 Bo Diddley - Diddy Wah Diddy - Checker 832
8 The Five Satins - In The Still Of The Nite - Standord 200
9 Little Richard - Long Tall Sally - Specialty 572
10 Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love - Checker 842
11 Johnny Cash & Tennessee Two - I Walk The Line - Sun 247
12 Elvis Presley - Hound Dog - RCA 6604
13 Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes - Sun 234
14 The El Capris - Oh But She Did - Bullseye 102
15 Charlie Feathers - One Hand Loose - King 4997
16 Little Junior Parker - Mother In Law Blues - Duke 157
17 Carl Perkins - Dixie Fried - Sun 249
18 Gene Vincent - Be Bop A Lula - Capitol 3430
19 Elvis Presley - I Was The One - RCA 6420
20 The Five Keys - Out Of Sight Out Of Mind - Capitol 3502
21 The Turbans - Sister Sookey - Herald 469
22 Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill - Imperial 5407
23 Shirley & Lee - Let The Good Times Roll - Aladdin 3325
24 James Brown - Chonnie On Chon - Federal 12290
25 Mickey & Sylvia - Love Is Strange - Groove 0176
26 The Valentines - The Woo Woo Train - Rama 196
27 The Ravens - A Simple Prayer - Argo 5261
28 Sanford Clark - The Fool - Dot 15481
29 Nervous Norvus - Transfusion - Dot 15470
30 St Louis Jimmy - Murder In The First Degree - Parrot 823
31 Willie Egans - Wear Your Black Dress - Vita 125
32 B B King - Sweet Little Angel - RPM 468
33 The Magnificents - Up On The Mountain - Vee-Jay 183
34 Elvis Presley - My Baby Left Me - RCA 6540
35 Eddie Cooley & The Dimples - Priscilla - Roost 621
36 Marie Knight - Tell Me Why - Wing 90069
37 James Brown with The Famous Flames - Please Please Please - Federal
12258
38 Carl Perkins - Boppin' The Blues - Sun 243
39 Little Richard - Rip It Up - Specialty 579
40 The Dell-Vikings - Come Go With Me - Fee Bee 205

41 Ray Charles - Drown In My Own Tears - Atlantic 1085
42 Elvis Presley - I Want You I Need You I Love You - RCA 6540
43 Buddy Holly - Modern Don Juan - Decca 30166
44 The Spaniels - You Gave Me Peace Of Mind - Vee-Jay 229
45 Janis Martin - Drugstore Rock And Roll - RCA Victor 47-6491
46 Jimmy Wilson - Alley Blues - Chart 610
47 The Channels - The Closer You Are - Whirlin Disc 100
48 The Six Teens - A Casual Look - Flip 315
49 Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind - Era 1013
50 Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel - RCA 6604
51 Little Willie John - Fever - King 4935
52 Rudy Green - My Mumblin' Baby - Excello 2074
53 Ray Charles - Lonely Avenue - Atlantic 1108
54 The Cadillacs - Zoom - Josie 792
55 Fats Domino - My Blue Heaven - Imperial 5386
56 Sid King & The 5 Strings - Gonna Shake This Shack - Columbia 21564
57 Fats Domino - Blue Monday - Imperial 5417
58 The G-Clefs - Ka Ding Dong - Pilgrim 715
59 Carl Perkins - Honey Don't - Sun 234
60 The Sequins - Don't Fall In Love - Red Robin 140
61 Eddie Cochran - Skinny Jim - Crest 1026
62 Ronnie Self - Pretty Bad Blues - ABC-Paramount 9714
63 Carl Perkins - All Mama's Children - Sun 243
64 Sonny Knight - Confidential - Vita 137
65 B B King - Bad Luck - RPM 468
66 Clarence Henry 'Frog Man' - Ain't Got No Home - Argo 5259
67 The Wheels - My Heart's Desire - Premium 405
68 Nolan Strong & The Diablos - You're The Only Girl Delores - Fortune
519
69 The Drifters - Your Promise To Be Mine - Atlantic 1089
70 Big Walter & His Thunderbirds - Pack Fair And Square - Peacock 1666
71 Buddy Holly - Blue Days Black Nights - Decca 29854
72 The Cardinals - Choo Choo - Atlantic 1090
73 Joe Turner - Lipstick Powder And Paint - Atlantic 1100
74 The Penguins - My Troubles Are Not At An End - Mercury 70799
75 The Flamingos - Would I Be Crying - Checker 853
76 Clyde McPhatter - Treasure Of Love - Atlantic 1092
77 Otis Rush - My Love Will Never Die - Cobra 5005
78 Willie Dixon - 29 Ways - Checker 851
79 Buddy Knox - Party Doll - Triple D 797
80 Roy Orbison - Ooby Dooby - Sun 242
81 John Lee Hooker - Dimples - Vee-Jay 205
82 The Heartbeats - A Thousand Miles Away - Hull 720
83 John Lee Hooker - Baby Lee - Vee-Jay 205
84 The Dells - Oh What A Nite - Vee-Jay 204
85 Charlie Feathers - Can't Hardly Stand It - King 4971
86 The Solitaires - You've Sinned - Old Town 1026
87 Patience & Prudence - Tonight You Belong To Me - Liberty 55022
88 Clifton Chenier - Squeeze Box Boogie - Specialty XSP-568
89 The Willows - Church Bells May Ring - Melba 102
90 Jimmy Reed - Ain't That Lovin' You Baby - Vee-Jay 168
91 Sonny James - Young Love - Capitol 3602
92 The Platters - My Prayer - Mercury 70893
93 Ray Charles - Hallelujah I Love Her So - Atlantic 1096
94 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You - Okeh 7072
95 Jerry Lee Lewis - Crazy Arms - Sun 159
96 Andre Williams - Bacon Fat - Fortune 831
97 The Chips - Rubber Biscuit - Josie 803
98 The Jive Bombers - Bad Boy - Savoy 1508
99 Junior Thompson & The Meteors - Raw Deal - Meteor 5029
100 The Cardinals - I Won't Make You Cry Anymore - Atlantic 1103

Carl
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 13:50:28 UTC
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Post by Mark Dintenfass
In article
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
You sure know how to take the fun out of things. Why anyone (besides
you) would think about "gaming" the system is beyond me. This tempest
you've created is whirling in a very small teapot.
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I definitely want to see postings on the board. I'm very interested in
seeing what other people vote for, particularly their picks that may
not make the top 100.
Me too. I have no problem with people posting their individual
ballots. I
just don't want Roger to post the ongoing results every day.
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 13:56:47 UTC
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Post by carl
Post by Mark Dintenfass
In article
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
You sure know how to take the fun out of things. Why anyone (besides
you) would think about "gaming" the system is beyond me. This tempest
you've created is whirling in a very small teapot.
--
--md
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I definitely want to see postings on the board. I'm very interested in
seeing what other people vote for, particularly their picks that may
not make the top 100.
In fact, I'd like it even better if people who had a personal top 100
posted it.  What's in their bottom 60 would be even more interesting
because of the wider variety even if it doesn't count in the final
tally.
With that in mind here's my favorite 100 songs for 1956 in order
5       Lowell Fulson - Tollin' Bells - Checker 841
Never even heard it before. Now I know why, it's very mediocre.
Post by carl
6       The Midnighters - Open Up The Back Door - Federal 12260
Now you're talking.
Post by carl
61      Eddie Cochran - Skinny Jim - Crest 1026
Do you like this single better, or the alternate version with the
piano?
Post by carl
87      Patience & Prudence - Tonight You Belong To Me - Liberty 55022
LOL....FAG !

All these great blues, R&B and rockabilly records, and you slide this
shite in here?

I kind of like it too, but it's not in my top 500 for 1956.
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 18:11:22 UTC
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With that in mind here's my favorite 100 songs for 1956 in order
1       Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning - Chess 1618
Fabulous #1 choice, Carl.......was it between that and "Moonlight
Gambler?"

I mean, ask Scarlotti, he'll tell you that nobody ever heard of
Howlin' Wolf.
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-17 19:00:04 UTC
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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by carl
With that in mind here's my favorite 100 songs for 1956 in order
1       Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning - Chess 1618
Fabulous #1 choice, Carl.......was it between that and "Moonlight
Gambler?"
I mean, ask Scarlotti, he'll tell you that nobody ever heard of
Howlin' Wolf.
Moonlight Gambler is easily the best song on Roger's GD-heavy list.
It's downright blasphemous to even mention a nothing piece of GD like
Smokestack Lightning in the same sentence -- much less to grant it
competitor status. This is *why* I refuse to participate in these so-
called "contests."
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 19:22:12 UTC
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On Aug 17, 3:00 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by carl
With that in mind here's my favorite 100 songs for 1956 in order
1       Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning - Chess 1618
Fabulous #1 choice, Carl.......was it between that and "Moonlight
Gambler?"
I mean, ask Scarlotti, he'll tell you that nobody ever heard of
Howlin' Wolf.
Moonlight Gambler is easily the best song on Roger's GD-heavy list.
It's downright blasphemous to even mention a nothing piece of GD like
Smokestack Lightning in the same sentence -- much less to grant it
competitor status.  This is *why* I refuse to participate in these so-
called "contests."
We know why you REALLY refuse to participate. It's because you don't
want to be part of reality.....where people love masterpieces like
"Smokestack Lightnin'" and laugh at dogshit like "Moonlight Gambler."

If you participate and then see the results you'll havbe to admit to
being part of a survey where records like "Smokestack Lightning" do
well, and the dogshit pop that you like does nothing.

Not only are you a musical social outcast among normal people, you're
even a musical social outcast here, where all of the musical social
outcasts hang out.
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-17 20:32:45 UTC
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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
On Aug 17, 3:00 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by carl
With that in mind here's my favorite 100 songs for 1956 in order
1       Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning - Chess 1618
Fabulous #1 choice, Carl.......was it between that and "Moonlight
Gambler?"
I mean, ask Scarlotti, he'll tell you that nobody ever heard of
Howlin' Wolf.
Moonlight Gambler is easily the best song on Roger's GD-heavy list.
It's downright blasphemous to even mention a nothing piece of GD like
Smokestack Lightning in the same sentence -- much less to grant it
competitor status.  This is *why* I refuse to participate in these so-
called "contests."
We know why you REALLY refuse to participate. It's because you don't
want to be part of reality.....where people love masterpieces like
"Smokestack Lightnin'" and laugh at dogshit like "Moonlight Gambler."
Moonlight Gambler went gold.

Smokestack Lightnin' .... probably never even got airplay (mainstream
var., that is).
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
If you participate and then see the results you'll havbe to admit to
being part of a survey where records like "Smokestack Lightning" do
well, and the dogshit pop that you like does nothing.
Yeah, it's (as I've noted in the past) a musical variation of revenge
of the nerds. Only here it's a dozen or so geeks flipping the bird to
popular culture.
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Not only are you a musical social outcast among normal people, you're
even a musical social outcast here, where all of the musical social
outcasts hang out.
That's because I'm only a moderate outcast -- unlike the bulk of this
group's voters (commonly known as "The Idiot 11") who are totally off
the deep end.
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 21:02:18 UTC
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On Aug 17, 4:32 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
On Aug 17, 3:00 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by carl
With that in mind here's my favorite 100 songs for 1956 in order
1       Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning - Chess 1618
Fabulous #1 choice, Carl.......was it between that and "Moonlight
Gambler?"
I mean, ask Scarlotti, he'll tell you that nobody ever heard of
Howlin' Wolf.
Moonlight Gambler is easily the best song on Roger's GD-heavy list.
It's downright blasphemous to even mention a nothing piece of GD like
Smokestack Lightning in the same sentence -- much less to grant it
competitor status.  This is *why* I refuse to participate in these so-
called "contests."
We know why you REALLY refuse to participate. It's because you don't
want to be part of reality.....where people love masterpieces like
"Smokestack Lightnin'" and laugh at dogshit like "Moonlight Gambler."
Moonlight Gambler went gold.
Keyword...went.

Hula hoops used to sell more than mobile phones too.
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-18 03:15:55 UTC
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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
On Aug 17, 4:32 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
On Aug 17, 3:00 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by carl
With that in mind here's my favorite 100 songs for 1956 in order
1       Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning - Chess 1618
Fabulous #1 choice, Carl.......was it between that and "Moonlight
Gambler?"
I mean, ask Scarlotti, he'll tell you that nobody ever heard of
Howlin' Wolf.
Moonlight Gambler is easily the best song on Roger's GD-heavy list.
It's downright blasphemous to even mention a nothing piece of GD like
Smokestack Lightning in the same sentence -- much less to grant it
competitor status.  This is *why* I refuse to participate in these so-
called "contests."
We know why you REALLY refuse to participate. It's because you don't
want to be part of reality.....where people love masterpieces like
"Smokestack Lightnin'" and laugh at dogshit like "Moonlight Gambler."
Moonlight Gambler went gold.
Keyword...went.
The latest collection of Frankie Laine's greatest hits made the Top 20
in England last month.
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Hula hoops used to sell more than mobile phones too.
And Smokestack Lightnin' never sold at all.
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-18 15:19:16 UTC
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On Aug 17, 11:15 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
On Aug 17, 4:32 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
On Aug 17, 3:00 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by carl
With that in mind here's my favorite 100 songs for 1956 in order
1       Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning - Chess 1618
Fabulous #1 choice, Carl.......was it between that and "Moonlight
Gambler?"
I mean, ask Scarlotti, he'll tell you that nobody ever heard of
Howlin' Wolf.
Moonlight Gambler is easily the best song on Roger's GD-heavy list.
It's downright blasphemous to even mention a nothing piece of GD like
Smokestack Lightning in the same sentence -- much less to grant it
competitor status.  This is *why* I refuse to participate in these so-
called "contests."
We know why you REALLY refuse to participate. It's because you don't
want to be part of reality.....where people love masterpieces like
"Smokestack Lightnin'" and laugh at dogshit like "Moonlight Gambler."
Moonlight Gambler went gold.
Keyword...went.
The latest collection of Frankie Laine's greatest hits made the Top 20
in England last month.
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Hula hoops used to sell more than mobile phones too.
And Smokestack Lightnin' never sold at all.
Amazing that it never sold at all yet it was a national top ten R&B
chart hit on Billboard.
F R
2011-08-17 20:46:44 UTC
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Scarlotti>
Moonlight Gambler is easily the best song on Roger's GD-heavy list. It's
downright blasphemous to even mention a nothing piece of GD like
Smokestack Lightning in the same sentence -- much less to grant it
competitor status. This is *why* I refuse to participate in these so-
called "contests."
----------------------
More the reason that you should participate, Mike. Even if no one has
even one song that agrees your top 40, so what?
You're certainly not intimidated by what others think of your favorites,
so have at it. Most would read it, and probably only one or two people
would publicly mock it.
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-17 21:03:03 UTC
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Post by F R
Scarlotti>
Moonlight Gambler is easily the best song on Roger's GD-heavy list. It's
downright blasphemous to even mention a nothing piece of GD like
Smokestack Lightning in the same sentence -- much less to grant it
competitor status. This is *why* I refuse to participate in these so-
called "contests."
----------------------
More the reason that you should participate, Mike. Even if no one has
even one song that agrees your top 40, so what?
You're certainly not intimidated by what others think of your favorites,
so have at it. Most would read it, and probably only one or two people
would publicly mock it.
My participation would only serve to lend the contest validity (at
least it would entail a tacit understanding that I recognize its
validity). Potential mockery aside, I feel it diminishes the value
and achievement of both Top 40 artists and their work to pit the
latter against their culturally obscure counterparts.
F R
2011-08-17 22:51:10 UTC
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Scarlotti>
My participation would only serve to lend the contest validity (at least
it would entail a tacit understanding that I recognize its validity).
Potential mockery aside, I feel it diminishes the value and achievement
of both Top 40 artists and their work to pit the latter against their
culturally obscure counterparts.
-------------------------
And? You're a regular poster so you know 1000 times over that your
musical tastes are in the severe minority. Shouldn't the music you
champion have a voice in the contest as it does in your regular posts?
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-18 03:34:28 UTC
Permalink
Post by F R
Scarlotti>
My participation would only serve to lend the contest validity (at least
it would entail a tacit understanding that I recognize its validity).
Potential mockery aside, I feel it diminishes the value and achievement
of both Top 40 artists and their work to pit the latter against their
culturally obscure counterparts.
-------------------------
And? You're a regular poster so you know 1000 times over that your
musical tastes are in the severe minority.
Only within the confines of this group.

50s pop fans may decreasing as time passes (most are well into their
70s, or older, at this point), but they're still more numerous than
r&b/Howlin' Whosis fans whose numbers have never gotten beyond the
double-digit range.
Post by F R
Shouldn't the music you
champion have a voice in the contest as it does in your regular posts?
No. It's akin to pitting Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris
against John Doe, Joe Blow, and the rest of the guys from the backlot
team sponsored by Vinnie's Tavern ... in a contest where 9 of the 12
voters are the members of the Vinnie's Tavern team.

To call such a match-up a "contest" and to post the results in a
public forum only serves to diminish the accomplishments of legendary
athletes (DiMaggio, Mantle, Maris).

As far as I'm concerned the real Contests took place 50-60 years ago.
The results were posted in Billboard, and other charts.

It's fun to post lists of favorites, and I'll continue to do so ...
just not as part of any supposed "contest" that pit Classic Pop
against ghet... er ... r&b obscurities.
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-18 03:42:29 UTC
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On Aug 17, 11:34 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by F R
Scarlotti>
My participation would only serve to lend the contest validity (at least
it would entail a tacit understanding that I recognize its validity).
Potential mockery aside, I feel it diminishes the value and achievement
of both Top 40 artists and their work to pit the latter against their
culturally obscure counterparts.
-------------------------
And? You're a regular poster so you know 1000 times over that your
musical tastes are in the severe minority.
Only within the confines of this group.
50s pop fans may decreasing as time passes (most are well into their
70s, or older, at this point), but they're still more numerous than
r&b/Howlin' Whosis fans whose numbers have never gotten beyond the
double-digit range.
Post by F R
Shouldn't the music you
champion have a voice in the contest as it does in your regular posts?
No.  It's akin to pitting Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris
against John Doe, Joe Blow, and the rest of the guys from the backlot
team sponsored by Vinnie's Tavern ... in a contest where 9 of the 12
voters are the members of the Vinnie's Tavern team.
To call such a match-up a "contest" and to post the results in a
public forum only serves to diminish the accomplishments of legendary
athletes (DiMaggio, Mantle, Maris).
As far as I'm concerned.....
Nobody cares what you think.

Your opinion is about as relevant today as an abacus.
F R
2011-08-18 10:41:48 UTC
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the BB>
Nobody cares what you think.
Your opinion is about as relevant today as an abacus.
----------------------
Again with the absolutes, Bruce? I'd care. Others would as well. Even
you'd care for it gives you the necessary fodder to post your disdain
for Mike's tastes.

For me, it's not the music he likes that is the bone of contention, but
which versions of songs he defines as "rockin" renditions.
His WHLL playlists always contains several songs I'd enjoy listening to.
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-18 03:53:22 UTC
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On Aug 17, 11:34 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by F R
Scarlotti>
My participation would only serve to lend the contest validity (at least
it would entail a tacit understanding that I recognize its validity).
Potential mockery aside, I feel it diminishes the value and achievement
of both Top 40 artists and their work to pit the latter against their
culturally obscure counterparts.
-------------------------
And? You're a regular poster so you know 1000 times over that your
musical tastes are in the severe minority.
Only within the confines of this group.
50s pop fans may decreasing as time passes (most are well into their
70s, or older, at this point), but they're still more numerous than
r&b/Howlin' Whosis fans whose numbers have never gotten beyond the
double-digit range.
Post by F R
Shouldn't the music you
champion have a voice in the contest as it does in your regular posts?
No.  It's akin to pitting Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris
against John Doe, Joe Blow, and the rest of the guys from the backlot
team sponsored by Vinnie's Tavern ... in a contest where 9 of the 12
voters are the members of the Vinnie's Tavern team.
I know you are not into sports, jackass, but guess what? Baseball
games are not decided by a vote of the judges like boxing and diving.
They are decided by which team scores the most runs.

What you don't quite grasp here is that Howlin' Wolf is a giant of
music, much bigger in music than Roger Maris was as a baseball player.
Maris is not even a hall of famer, while Wolf is in several halls of
fame.

Teresa Brewer would be a utility infielder while Wolf would be a top
player.
Sharx3335
2011-08-18 05:36:14 UTC
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On Aug 17, 11:34 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by F R
Scarlotti>
My participation would only serve to lend the contest validity (at least
it would entail a tacit understanding that I recognize its
validity).
Potential mockery aside, I feel it diminishes the value and
achievement
of both Top 40 artists and their work to pit the latter
against their
culturally obscure counterparts.
-------------------------
And? You're a regular poster so you know 1000 times over that your
musical tastes are in the severe minority.
Only within the confines of this group.
50s pop fans may decreasing as time passes (most are well into their
70s, or older, at this point), but they're still more numerous than
r&b/Howlin' Whosis fans whose numbers have never gotten beyond the
double-digit range.
Post by F R
Shouldn't the music you
champion have a voice in the contest as it does in your
regular posts?
No. It's akin to pitting Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris
against John Doe, Joe Blow, and the rest of the guys from the
backlot
team sponsored by Vinnie's Tavern ... in a contest where 9 of
the 12
voters are the members of the Vinnie's Tavern team.
I know you are not into sports, jackass, but guess what?
Baseball
games are not decided by a vote of the judges like boxing and
diving.
They are decided by which team scores the most runs.
And that is PRECISELY why artists like Teresa Brewer showed up on
Billboard MANY times in comparison to obscure crapsters such as the
Howling whatzit, wynoonie. Little Diddler/Walter, etc.. Brewer and
others noted in the Billboard ratings SCORED THE MOST RUNS,
musically speaking.
What you don't quite grasp here is that Howlin' Wolf is a giant of
music, much bigger in music than Roger Maris was as a baseball
player.
Maris is not even a hall of famer, while Wolf is in several halls of
fame.
Teresa Brewer would be a utility infielder while Wolf would be a top
player.
Billboard tells the tale--Brewer sold MILLIONS of records--the
howling whatzit, wynoonie, etc DID NOT!!!!!! Google hits are
totally irrelevent, Billboard ratings including the effect of
MILLIONS of people spending MILLIONS of dollars buying records,
playing them on jukeboxes, etc..
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-18 13:38:46 UTC
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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
On Aug 17, 11:34 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by F R
Scarlotti>
My participation would only serve to lend the contest validity (at least
it would entail a tacit understanding that I recognize its validity).
Potential mockery aside, I feel it diminishes the value and achievement
of both Top 40 artists and their work to pit the latter against their
culturally obscure counterparts.
-------------------------
And? You're a regular poster so you know 1000 times over that your
musical tastes are in the severe minority.
Only within the confines of this group.
50s pop fans may decreasing as time passes (most are well into their
70s, or older, at this point), but they're still more numerous than
r&b/Howlin' Whosis fans whose numbers have never gotten beyond the
double-digit range.
Post by F R
Shouldn't the music you
champion have a voice in the contest as it does in your regular posts?
No.  It's akin to pitting Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris
against John Doe, Joe Blow, and the rest of the guys from the backlot
team sponsored by Vinnie's Tavern ... in a contest where 9 of the 12
voters are the members of the Vinnie's Tavern team.
I know you are not into sports, jackass, but guess what?  Baseball
games are not decided by a vote of the judges like boxing and diving.
They are decided by which team scores the most runs.
Just as success as a musical artist is determined by which artist
scores the most record sales.
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
What you don't quite grasp here is that Howlin' Wolf is a giant of
music, much bigger in music than Roger Maris was as a baseball player.
Maris is not even a hall of famer, while Wolf is in several halls of
fame.
Funny how even an avowed non-sports fan knows about Roger Maris, but
has never so much as heard of Howlin' Wolf outside of this group.
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Teresa Brewer would be a utility infielder while Wolf would be a top
player.
Teresa Brewer was a superstar in the 50s -- with numerous appearances
on tv and in films. She could easily have had an even bigger career
as a film star, but chose instead to spend the bulk of her time with
her family. Later she recorded albums with big band giants like Duke
Ellington and Count Basie.

Wolf did .... what?
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-18 03:59:39 UTC
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On Aug 17, 11:34 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by F R
Scarlotti>
My participation would only serve to lend the contest validity (at least
it would entail a tacit understanding that I recognize its validity).
Potential mockery aside, I feel it diminishes the value and achievement
of both Top 40 artists and their work to pit the latter against their
culturally obscure counterparts.
-------------------------
And? You're a regular poster so you know 1000 times over that your
musical tastes are in the severe minority.
Only within the confines of this group.
50s pop fans may decreasing as time passes (most are well into their
70s, or older, at this point), but they're still more numerous than
r&b/Howlin' Whosis fans whose numbers have never gotten beyond the
double-digit range.
So you say Wolf has less than 100 fans, huh?

Interesting that one of his albums has been rated by 326 people on
Rate Your Music alone.

http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/howlin_wolf/the_london_howlin_wolf_sessions/

The most ratings on any Teresa Brewer album is a whopping 4 ratings.
Sharx3335
2011-08-18 05:37:40 UTC
Permalink
On Aug 17, 11:34 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by F R
Scarlotti>
My participation would only serve to lend the contest validity (at least
it would entail a tacit understanding that I recognize its
validity).
Potential mockery aside, I feel it diminishes the value and
achievement
of both Top 40 artists and their work to pit the latter
against their
culturally obscure counterparts.
-------------------------
And? You're a regular poster so you know 1000 times over that your
musical tastes are in the severe minority.
Only within the confines of this group.
50s pop fans may decreasing as time passes (most are well into their
70s, or older, at this point), but they're still more numerous than
r&b/Howlin' Whosis fans whose numbers have never gotten beyond the
double-digit range.
So you say Wolf has less than 100 fans, huh?
Interesting that one of his albums has been rated by 326 people on
Rate Your Music alone.
http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/howlin_wolf/the_london_howlin_wolf_sessions/
The most ratings on any Teresa Brewer album is a whopping 4
ratings.
ANd HOW, exactly, did the howling whosit do in BILLBOARD? That's
right--nary a mention. OTOH, artists like Brewer got thousands of
mentions.
Jyrki Ilva
2011-08-18 09:39:57 UTC
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Post by Sharx3335
ANd HOW, exactly, did the howling whosit do in BILLBOARD? That's
right--nary a mention. OTOH, artists like Brewer got thousands of
mentions.
Actually it is very easy to verify this. According to
Google Books, Teresa Brewer was mentioned 997 times in
Billboard between 1948-1969, whereas Howlin' Wolf
(or Howling Wolf) was mentioned 145 times. That's hardly
surprising, since Teresa Brewer was a fairly big mainstream
pop act while Howlin' Wolf's records mostly sold on
the somewhat smaller R&B market.

However, if you look at the Google Books data from the
years 1970-2009, Teresa Brewer got 116 mentions in
Billboard, while Howlin' Wolf was mentioned 272 times.
This indicates that from today's perspective Howlin'
Wolf is clearly a better-known artist than Teresa
Brewer, at least among the music business professionals
who constitute the core audience of the Billboard magazine.
--
Jyrki Ilva --- Helsinki, Finland, Europe *
--- ***@cc.helsinki.fi *
--- http://www.helsinki.fi/~ilva/ *
Sharx3335
2011-08-18 10:30:18 UTC
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Post by Jyrki Ilva
Post by Sharx3335
ANd HOW, exactly, did the howling whosit do in BILLBOARD? That's
right--nary a mention. OTOH, artists like Brewer got thousands of
mentions.
Actually it is very easy to verify this. According to
Google Books, Teresa Brewer was mentioned 997 times in
Billboard between 1948-1969, whereas Howlin' Wolf
(or Howling Wolf) was mentioned 145 times. That's hardly
surprising, since Teresa Brewer was a fairly big mainstream
pop act while Howlin' Wolf's records mostly sold on
the somewhat smaller R&B market.
However, if you look at the Google Books data from the
years 1970-2009, Teresa Brewer got 116 mentions in
Billboard, while Howlin' Wolf was mentioned 272 times.
This indicates that from today's perspective Howlin'
Wolf is clearly a better-known artist than Teresa
Brewer, at least among the music business professionals
who constitute the core audience of the Billboard magazine.
The FACTS are that Ms Brewer sold MILLIONS more records than the
Howling whatzit ever did. Because, MILLIONS more people LIKED her
music MORE than that of the Howling whosit.
Post by Jyrki Ilva
--
Jyrki Ilva --- Helsinki, Finland, Europe *
--- http://www.helsinki.fi/~ilva/ *
F R
2011-08-18 13:11:49 UTC
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The FACTS are that Ms Brewer sold MILLIONS more records than the Howling
whatzit ever did. Because, MILLIONS more people LIKED her music MORE
than that of the Howling whosit.
-----------------
Isn't it just easier (and fairer) to say Brewer was much the more
popular recording artist but the niche HW carved out has survived to a
much greater extent in 2011?
Surely more 65+ year old people would remember her than him, but the
people who listen to music the most are not 65+.

Blues has a more enduring following than '50s pop....and probably is
more attractive to our children and grandchildren.
There are blues clubs scattered across America, but not so pop '50s
venues.
I'm not a fan of the Blues, but to deny it's legitimacy is fallacious.
Frank
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-18 14:06:24 UTC
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Post by F R
The FACTS are that Ms Brewer sold MILLIONS more records than the Howling
whatzit ever did. Because, MILLIONS more people LIKED her music MORE
than that of the Howling whosit.
-----------------
Isn't it just easier (and fairer) to say Brewer was much the more
popular recording artist but the niche HW carved out has survived to a
much greater extent in 2011?
Surely more 65+ year old people would remember her than him, but the
people who listen to music the most are not 65+.
Blues has a more enduring following than '50s pop....and probably is
more attractive to our children and grandchildren.
There are blues clubs scattered across America, but not so  pop '50s
venues.
I'm not a fan of the Blues, but to deny it's legitimacy is fallacious.
I don't think Sharx is denying the legitimacy of blues. Just of
Howlin' Wolf's place in popular culture.

I've heard of the blues (I even own a few blues albums: Robert
Johnson, Bessie Smith, Dion). I've heard of Muddy Waters and B.B.
King (many times) -- don't care for their music, but I recognize their
fame. But Howlin' Wolf??? I don't know what "niche" he's carved out
beyond his half dozen fans in this group.
Sharx3335
2011-08-19 01:39:00 UTC
Permalink
Post by F R
The FACTS are that Ms Brewer sold MILLIONS more records than the Howling
whatzit ever did. Because, MILLIONS more people LIKED her music MORE
than that of the Howling whosit.
-----------------
Isn't it just easier (and fairer) to say Brewer was much the more
popular recording artist but the niche HW carved out has survived to a
much greater extent in 2011?
Surely more 65+ year old people would remember her than him, but the
people who listen to music the most are not 65+.
Blues has a more enduring following than '50s pop....and probably is
more attractive to our children and grandchildren.
There are blues clubs scattered across America, but not so pop '50s
venues.
I'm not a fan of the Blues, but to deny it's legitimacy is
fallacious.
Frank
Bull fucking shit. There are TENS OF MILLIONS of us boomers who
PREFER 50's and 60's POP, given our druthers, not the fucking
obscure shit that, for the most part, was a commercial failure.
HINT: shit doesn't sell very well.
Sharx3335
2011-08-18 10:31:33 UTC
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Post by Jyrki Ilva
Post by Sharx3335
ANd HOW, exactly, did the howling whosit do in BILLBOARD? That's
right--nary a mention. OTOH, artists like Brewer got thousands of
mentions.
Actually it is very easy to verify this. According to
Google Books, Teresa Brewer was mentioned 997 times in
Billboard between 1948-1969, whereas Howlin' Wolf
(or Howling Wolf) was mentioned 145 times. That's hardly
surprising, since Teresa Brewer was a fairly big mainstream
pop act while Howlin' Wolf's records mostly sold on
the somewhat smaller R&B market.
However, if you look at the Google Books data from the
years 1970-2009, Teresa Brewer got 116 mentions in
Billboard, while Howlin' Wolf was mentioned 272 times.
This indicates that from today's perspective Howlin'
Wolf is clearly a better-known artist than Teresa
Brewer, at least among the music business professionals
who constitute the core audience of the Billboard magazine.
--
Jyrki Ilva --- Helsinki, Finland, Europe *
--- http://www.helsinki.fi/~ilva/ *
ANd, BTW, look up SOPHISTRY in an English dictionary. It accurately
describes YOUR attempts to build up a piece of shit ghetto dreck
no-count.
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-18 15:20:36 UTC
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Post by Jyrki Ilva
Post by Sharx3335
ANd HOW, exactly, did the howling whosit do in BILLBOARD? That's
right--nary a mention. OTOH, artists like Brewer got thousands of
mentions.
Actually it is very easy to verify this. According to
Google Books, Teresa Brewer was mentioned 997 times in
Billboard between 1948-1969, whereas Howlin' Wolf
(or Howling Wolf) was mentioned 145 times. That's hardly
surprising, since Teresa Brewer was a fairly big mainstream
pop act while Howlin' Wolf's records mostly sold on
the somewhat smaller R&B market.
However, if you look at the Google Books data from the
years 1970-2009, Teresa Brewer got 116 mentions in
Billboard, while Howlin' Wolf was mentioned 272 times.
This indicates that from today's perspective Howlin'
Wolf is clearly a better-known artist than Teresa
Brewer, at least among the music business professionals
who constitute the core audience of the Billboard magazine.
Thank you.
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-18 13:40:21 UTC
Permalink
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
On Aug 17, 11:34 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by F R
Scarlotti>
My participation would only serve to lend the contest validity (at least
it would entail a tacit understanding that I recognize its validity).
Potential mockery aside, I feel it diminishes the value and achievement
of both Top 40 artists and their work to pit the latter against their
culturally obscure counterparts.
-------------------------
And? You're a regular poster so you know 1000 times over that your
musical tastes are in the severe minority.
Only within the confines of this group.
50s pop fans may decreasing as time passes (most are well into their
70s, or older, at this point), but they're still more numerous than
r&b/Howlin' Whosis fans whose numbers have never gotten beyond the
double-digit range.
So you say Wolf has less than 100 fans, huh?
Interesting that one of his albums has been rated by 326 people on
Rate Your Music alone.
http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/howlin_wolf/the_london_howlin_...
The most ratings on any Teresa Brewer album is a whopping 4 ratings.
I guess some obsessed fan-boy spent several hours repeatedly rating
Wolf's music. Come on, Bruce -- fess up.
F R
2011-08-18 10:35:12 UTC
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Scarlotti>
It's fun to post lists of favorites, and I'll continue to do so ... just
not as part of any supposed "contest" that pit Classic Pop against
ghet... er ... r&b obscurities.
---------------------------
I surely didn't count, but there were probably a hundred or two pop
songs that were eligible for this event. Surely you could pick your 40
favorites.
Imo, there are maybe 1/2 dozen people who would not only like to see
your choices, but would have a favorable reaction to many of the songs
you selected. They may not make anyone else's list (mine may have had
one or two), but that doesn't mean they are invalid.
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-18 13:58:09 UTC
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Post by F R
Scarlotti>
It's fun to post lists of favorites, and I'll continue to do so ... just
not as part of any supposed "contest" that pit Classic Pop against
ghet... er ... r&b obscurities.
---------------------------
I surely didn't count, but there were probably a hundred or two pop
songs that were eligible for this event. Surely you could pick your 40
favorites.
In which case, it would amount to little more than removing the
"ghetto dreck" from Roger's list. Sharx has already done this.

For a couple of years, I was keeping running lists of my 100 favorite
songs from each year, which I posted frequently. Since then, I've
expanded my library considerably -- and my lists are in need of
updating. Unfortunately, researching the recording dates of the
17,610 tracks in my library is going to take ... years.
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 23:11:20 UTC
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On Aug 17, 5:03 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by F R
Scarlotti>
Moonlight Gambler is easily the best song on Roger's GD-heavy list. It's
downright blasphemous to even mention a nothing piece of GD like
Smokestack Lightning in the same sentence -- much less to grant it
competitor status. This is *why* I refuse to participate in these so-
called "contests."
----------------------
More the reason that you should participate, Mike. Even if no one has
even one song that agrees your top 40, so what?
You're certainly not intimidated by what others think of your favorites,
so have at it. Most would read it, and probably only one or two people
would publicly mock it.
My participation would only serve to lend the contest validity (at
least it would entail a tacit understanding that I recognize its
validity).
That's exactly what I said. You're wrong, of course, but that has
never stopped you before. As usual, you have a severely exaggerated
view of your own importance. Nobody would give a fuck one way or
another if you participated. Your musical views are about as relevant
nowadays as a chastity belt.
Sharx3335
2011-08-18 01:32:57 UTC
Permalink
On Aug 17, 5:03 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by F R
Scarlotti>
Moonlight Gambler is easily the best song on Roger's GD-heavy list. It's
downright blasphemous to even mention a nothing piece of GD
like
Smokestack Lightning in the same sentence -- much less to
grant it
competitor status. This is *why* I refuse to participate in
these so-
called "contests."
----------------------
More the reason that you should participate, Mike. Even if no one has
even one song that agrees your top 40, so what?
You're certainly not intimidated by what others think of your favorites,
so have at it. Most would read it, and probably only one or
two people
would publicly mock it.
My participation would only serve to lend the contest validity (at
least it would entail a tacit understanding that I recognize its
validity).
That's exactly what I said. You're wrong, of course, but that has
never stopped you before. As usual, you have a severely
exaggerated
view of your own importance. Nobody would give a fuck one way or
another if you participated. Your musical views are about as
relevant
nowadays as a chastity belt.
Ghetto dreck is about as relevant as that turd that refuses to
flush down the toilet!!
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-18 01:51:11 UTC
Permalink
Post by Sharx3335
On Aug 17, 5:03 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by F R
Scarlotti>
Moonlight Gambler is easily the best song on Roger's GD-heavy list. It's
downright blasphemous to even mention a nothing piece of GD like
Smokestack Lightning in the same sentence -- much less to
grant it
competitor status. This is *why* I refuse to participate in these so-
called "contests."
----------------------
More the reason that you should participate, Mike. Even if no one has
even one song that agrees your top 40, so what?
You're certainly not intimidated by what others think of your favorites,
so have at it. Most would read it, and probably only one or two people
would publicly mock it.
My participation would only serve to lend the contest validity (at
least it would entail a tacit understanding that I recognize its
validity).
That's exactly what I said. You're wrong, of course, but that has
never stopped you before. As usual, you have a severely
exaggerated
view of your own importance. Nobody would give a fuck one way or
another if you participated. Your musical views are about as
relevant
nowadays as a chastity belt.
Ghetto dreck is about as relevant as that turd that refuses to
flush down the toilet!!
That turd is pretty fucking relevant if you can't get rid of it.
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-18 03:37:46 UTC
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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Sharx3335
On Aug 17, 5:03 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by F R
Scarlotti>
Moonlight Gambler is easily the best song on Roger's GD-heavy list. It's
downright blasphemous to even mention a nothing piece of GD like
Smokestack Lightning in the same sentence -- much less to grant it
competitor status. This is *why* I refuse to participate in these so-
called "contests."
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More the reason that you should participate, Mike. Even if no one has
even one song that agrees your top 40, so what?
You're certainly not intimidated by what others think of your favorites,
so have at it. Most would read it, and probably only one or two people
would publicly mock it.
My participation would only serve to lend the contest validity (at
least it would entail a tacit understanding that I recognize its
validity).
That's exactly what I said. You're wrong, of course, but that has
never stopped you before. As usual, you have a severely
exaggerated
view of your own importance. Nobody would give a fuck one way or
another if you participated. Your musical views are about as relevant
nowadays as a chastity belt.
Ghetto dreck is about as relevant as that turd that refuses to
flush down the toilet!!
That turd is pretty fucking relevant if you can't get rid of it.
The motto on Bruce's coat of arms.
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-18 03:35:57 UTC
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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
On Aug 17, 5:03 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by F R
Scarlotti>
Moonlight Gambler is easily the best song on Roger's GD-heavy list. It's
downright blasphemous to even mention a nothing piece of GD like
Smokestack Lightning in the same sentence -- much less to grant it
competitor status. This is *why* I refuse to participate in these so-
called "contests."
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More the reason that you should participate, Mike. Even if no one has
even one song that agrees your top 40, so what?
You're certainly not intimidated by what others think of your favorites,
so have at it. Most would read it, and probably only one or two people
would publicly mock it.
My participation would only serve to lend the contest validity (at
least it would entail a tacit understanding that I recognize its
validity).
That's exactly what I said. You're wrong, of course, but that has
never stopped you before. As usual, you have a severely exaggerated
view of your own importance. Nobody would give a fuck one way or
another if you participated. Your musical views are about as relevant
nowadays as a chastity belt.
You're wrong.

I give a fuck.
Sharx3335
2011-08-17 22:43:27 UTC
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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by carl
With that in mind here's my favorite 100 songs for 1956 in order
1 Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning - Chess 1618
Fabulous #1 choice, Carl.......was it between that and "Moonlight
Gambler?"
I mean, ask Scarlotti, he'll tell you that nobody ever heard of
Howlin' Wolf.
I've heard of syphilis and gonorrhea--doesn't mean I like them.
Ditto for the Howlin whatzit!!!
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 13:48:16 UTC
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Post by Mark Dintenfass
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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
You sure know how to take the fun out of things. Why anyone (besides
you) would think about "gaming" the system is beyond me.
So you are confident that there are no other people here who adjust
their votes based on other factors aside from the truth?

You have done this in the battles. You have voted for records at times
that you did not honestly like better than the record they were up
against.

Many times you admitted that you voted against a record by a
particular artist because you already voted for something else by that
artist in that round.
Mark Dintenfass
2011-08-18 12:15:00 UTC
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In article
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Mark Dintenfass
In article
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
You sure know how to take the fun out of things. Why anyone (besides
you) would think about "gaming" the system is beyond me.
So you are confident that there are no other people here who adjust
their votes based on other factors aside from the truth?
They might, but I don't care. Nothing is at stake really. For me this
is play, not work.
--
--md
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The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-18 15:25:42 UTC
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Post by Mark Dintenfass
In article
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Mark Dintenfass
In article
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
You sure know how to take the fun out of things. Why anyone (besides
you) would think about "gaming" the system is beyond me.
So you are confident that there are no other people here who adjust
their votes based on other factors aside from the truth?
They might, but I don't care. Nothing is at stake really. For me this
is play, not work.
The fact that you don't care does not have any bearing on your
statement below..

"""Why anyone (besides you) would think about "gaming" the system is
beyond me."""

You clearly possess the capability to comprehend why someone might be
"gaming the system."

"""For me this is play, not work."""

I don't follow. When you are watching the Super Bowl or the world
series and rooting for one team, that's also play, not work, but you
could still care very much who wins.
Len Blanks
2011-08-17 23:41:59 UTC
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Post by Mark Dintenfass
In article
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
You sure know how to take the fun out of things. Why anyone (besides
you) would think about "gaming" the system is beyond me. This tempest
you've created is whirling in a very small teapot
orbiting the Sun somewhere in space between Earth and Mars.

What do expect from someone who thinks Bill James is cool?
--
Len

I want to die quietly in my sleep like my father, not screaming in
terror like his passengers -- Bob Monkhouse
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-18 00:08:21 UTC
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Post by Len Blanks
Post by Mark Dintenfass
In article
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
You sure know how to take the fun out of things. Why anyone (besides
you) would think about "gaming" the system is beyond me. This tempest
you've created is whirling in a very small teapot
orbiting the Sun somewhere in space between Earth and Mars.
What do expect from someone who thinks Bill James is cool?
He's a lot cooler than some dumb jock like A.J. Burnett. Have you ever
heard that moron (attempt to) speak?
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-17 13:33:18 UTC
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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
These should be a list of your FORTY favorite recordings from 1956
RANKED #1 THRU #40 IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. They can be
singles,LP tracks or unreleased items as long as they are from 1956
and appear on the lists of eligible items. Please see updated lists of
eligible recordings from the year that will appear elsewhere in this
thread
Points will be awarded to the recordings on each ballot as follows :-
Each recording balloted at #1 will recieve 60 points
Then the rest of each Top 10 as balloted will get :-
#2      58 points
#3      56 points
#4      54 points
#5      52 points
#6      50 points
#7      48 points
#8      46 points
#9      44 points
#10     42 points
And the rest of each ballot will be points awarded like this :-
#11     40 points
#12     39 points
#13     38 points
and so on (reducing by one point per balloted position) down to
#40       11 points
A "tally" will be kept and updated as neccessary as ballots are
recieved. These updates will be posted on here regularly during the
survey,
I object to these updates being posted. The voters should not know
what the results look like as it would influence the voting. I can
tell you right now that if the updates are going to be part of this
that in future years I am not going to vote until near the deadline so
that I can change my ballot based upon how the results are looking.
For instance, if the #1 song is decided already and I have it # 12 on
my list, I will drop it entirely off my ballot and instead list
something that might need those points to make the top 20. Why waste a
#12 listing on something that has already locked up the #1 spot?
Wow! These popularity contests mean a *lot* to you.

Are you really *that* obsessed with group validation of your musical
tastes that you'd purposely structure your ballot in order to
manipulate the outcome???
Mike H.
2011-08-17 16:03:38 UTC
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Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
Roger - Bruce and his small teapot should host a convention for the easily
unbalanced. Please do post updates, and I regret having held "She's Got It" down
at the # 41 slot years ago. If anything it has drifted a bit lower as I, thanks
to this group, learned of other gems. After review I don't think any of those
gems crack my Top 40.

1956 Favorites - Mike Holcombe

1. Long Tall Sally_ Little Richard
2. Blue Monday_ Fats Domino
3. Roll Over Beethoven_ Chuck Berry
4. Come Go With Me_ Dell-Vikings
5. Hound Dog_ Elvis Presley
6. Blue Suede Shoes_ Carl Perkins
7. Rip It Up_ Little Richard
8. I'm in Love Again_ Fats Domino
9. Drown in My Own Tears_ Ray Charles
10. Smokestack Lightnin'_ Howlin' Wolf
11. A Kiss From Your Lips_ Flamingos
12. Too Much Monkey Business_ Chuck Berry
13. Blueberry Hill_ Fats Domino
14. Honky Tonk_ Bill Doggett
15. Fever_ Little Willie John
16. Heartbreak Hotel_ Elvis Presley
17. Let the Good Times Roll_ Shirley & Lee
18. Don't Be Cruel_ Elvis Presley
19. Lonely Avenue_ Ray Charles
20. Slippin' and Slidin'_ Little Richard
21. Blue Suede Shoes_ Elvis Presley
22. My Baby Left Me_ Elvis Presley
23. Honey Hush_ Johnny Burnette Trio
24. Oh What a Night_ Dells
25. You Gave Me Peace of Mind_ Spaniels
26. My Blue Heaven_ Fats Domino
27. Boppin' the Blues_ Carl Perkins
28. Who Do You Love_ Bo Diddley
29. Be-Bop-a-Lula_ Gene Vincent
30. Love Is Strange_ Mickey & Sylvia
31. My Prayer_ Platters
32. Brown Eyed Handsome Man_ Chuck Berry
33. In the Still of the Nite_ Five Satins
34. Down in Mexico_ Coasters
35. Honey Don't_ Carl Perkins
36. The Train Kept a-Rollin'_ Johnny Burnette Trio
37. Ready Teddy_ Little Richard
38. Boogie Woogie Country Girl_ Joe Turner
39. Goodnight My Love_ Jesse Belvin
40. A Thousand Miles Away_ Heartbeats
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 16:17:17 UTC
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Post by Roger Ford
Okay,the 1956 Yearly Survey is now underway so whenever you are
ready,please start posting and sending in your ballots.
 Roger -  Bruce and his small teapot should host a convention for the easily
unbalanced. Please do post updates, and I regret having held "She's Got It" down
at the # 41 slot years ago. If anything it has drifted a bit lower as I, thanks
to this group, learned of other gems. After review I don't think any of those
gems crack my Top 40.
     1956 Favorites - Mike Holcombe
1.      Long Tall Sally_ Little Richard
2.      Blue Monday_ Fats Domino
3.      Roll Over Beethoven_ Chuck Berry
4.      Come Go With Me_ Dell-Vikings
5.      Hound Dog_ Elvis Presley
6.      Blue Suede Shoes_ Carl Perkins
7.      Rip It Up_ Little Richard
8.      I'm in Love Again_ Fats Domino
9.      Drown in My Own Tears_ Ray Charles
10.     Smokestack Lightnin'_ Howlin' Wolf
11.     A Kiss From Your Lips_ Flamingos
12.     Too Much Monkey Business_ Chuck Berry
13.     Blueberry Hill_ Fats Domino
14.     Honky Tonk_ Bill Doggett
15.     Fever_ Little Willie John
16.     Heartbreak Hotel_ Elvis Presley
17.     Let the Good Times Roll_ Shirley & Lee
18.     Don't Be Cruel_ Elvis Presley
19.     Lonely Avenue_ Ray Charles
20.     Slippin' and Slidin'_ Little Richard
21.     Blue Suede Shoes_ Elvis Presley
22.     My Baby Left Me_ Elvis Presley
23.     Honey Hush_ Johnny Burnette Trio
24.     Oh What a Night_ Dells
25.     You Gave Me Peace of Mind_ Spaniels
26.     My Blue Heaven_ Fats Domino
27.     Boppin' the Blues_ Carl Perkins
28.     Who Do You Love_ Bo Diddley
29.     Be-Bop-a-Lula_ Gene Vincent
30.     Love Is Strange_ Mickey & Sylvia
31.     My Prayer_ Platters
32.     Brown Eyed Handsome Man_ Chuck Berry
33.     In the Still of the Nite_ Five Satins
34.     Down in Mexico_ Coasters
35.     Honey Don't_ Carl Perkins
36.     The Train Kept a-Rollin'_ Johnny Burnette Trio
37.     Ready Teddy_ Little Richard
38.     Boogie Woogie Country Girl_ Joe Turner
39.     Goodnight My Love_ Jesse Belvin
40.     A Thousand Miles Away_ Heartbeats
Not one real surprise, Pedestrian Mike.
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 16:50:57 UTC
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By the way, how are ties going to be broken here?

If two records have the exact same point total I suggest.

First tie breaker - Total number of ballots that contained the record.

Second tie breaker - Highest individual ranking on a ballot.

If two records end in an exact tie, for instance each record has the
same three rankings, like - 8-22-35 - I suggest using the earlier date
of the ballot of the #8 ranking for each to break the tie. So if two
voters each had one of the records at #8 on their ballot, whichever
voter posted and/or sent in his ballot first, that would break the
tie.
Eric Ramon
2011-08-17 18:00:33 UTC
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Ok, here we go. Can't help liking what I've always liked. Some of
these won't get many votes I'm sure. Hot Dog by Corky Jones? I don't
think it'll place too high in the final tally. My #1 will probably do
well. Pop at #16 and #40 caused me some anguish but there they are.

1 Little Richard - Long Tall Sally - Specialty 572
2 Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel - RCA 6604
3 Johnny Burnette Trio - The Train Kept A Rollin' - Coral 61719
4 The Cadets - Stranded In The Jungle - Modern 994
5 The Jaguars - The Way You Look Tonight - R-Dell 11
6 Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven - Chess 1626
7 The Heartbeats - A Thousand Miles Away - Hull 720
8 The Five Satins - In The Still Of The Nite - Standord 200
9 The Jive Bombers - Bad Boy - Savoy 1508
10 Little Richard - Ready Teddy - Specialty 579
11 The Teen Queens - Eddie My Love - RPM 453
12 Mickey & Sylvia - Love Is Strange- Groove 0176
13 Johnny Burnette Trio - Rock Billy Boogie
14 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - I Want You To Be My Girl - Gee 1012
15 Fats Domino - Blue Monday- Imperial 5417
16 Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues - Columbia 40769
17 The Soul Stirrers - Touch The Hem Of His Garment - Specialty 896
18 Little Richard - Rip It Up - Specialty 579
19 Johnny Burnette Trio - Honey Hush - Coral 61719
20 Carl Perkins - Honey Don't - Sun 234
21 The Drifters - Ruby Baby - Atlantic 1089
22 Jim Lowe - The Green Door- Dot 15486
23 LaVern Baker - Jim Dandy - Atlantic 1116
24 The Clovers - Devil Or Angel - Atlantic 1083
25 Ivory Joe Hunter - Since I Met You Baby -Atlantic 1111
26 James Brown - Please,Please,Please - Federal 12258
27 The Dell-Vikings - Come Go With Me - Fee Bee 205
28 Sonny James - Young Love - Capitol 3602
29 Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes - Sun 234
30 Elvis Presley - I Was The One - RCA 6420
31 Gene Vincent - Be Bop A Lula - Capitol 3450
32 Johnny Cash - There You Go - Sun 258
33 Buddy Holly - Modern Don Juan - Decca 30166
34 Chuck Willis - It's Too Late - Atlantic 1098
35 Jesse Belvin - Goodnight My Love - Modern 1005
36 Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Take The Key - Flip 518
37 Buddy Knox - Party Doll - Triple D 797
38 The Platters - My Prayer - Mercury 70893
39 Corky Jones - Hot Dog - Pep 107
40 Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind - Era 1013
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 18:20:21 UTC
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Post by Eric Ramon
Ok, here we go. Can't help liking what I've always liked. Some of
these won't get many votes I'm sure. Hot Dog by Corky Jones? I don't
think it'll place too high in the final tally. My #1 will probably do
well. Pop at #16 and #40 caused me some anguish but there they are.
16 Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues - Columbia 40769
The best pop record of the decade, but that's still not enough to get
it into my top 40 for this year.
Post by Eric Ramon
22 Jim Lowe - The Green Door- Dot 15486
You've got pop at # 22 aslo.
Post by Eric Ramon
30 Elvis Presley - I Was The One - RCA 6420
This is doing surprisingly well. At least three emntions already that
I've seen, maybe four.
Post by Eric Ramon
33 Buddy Holly - Modern Don Juan  - Decca 30166
This is one that I left off my ballot thinking it would not get any
other votes. I may regert that, it would have been my # 10.
Post by Eric Ramon
39 Corky Jones - Hot Dog - Pep 107
Diane may vote for this.
Post by Eric Ramon
40 Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind - Era 1013
Fag.
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-17 19:01:35 UTC
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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Eric Ramon
Ok, here we go. Can't help liking what I've always liked. Some of
these won't get many votes I'm sure. Hot Dog by Corky Jones? I don't
think it'll place too high in the final tally. My #1 will probably do
well. Pop at #16 and #40 caused me some anguish but there they are.
16 Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues - Columbia 40769
The best pop record of the decade, but that's still not enough to get
it into my top 40 for this year.
Post by Eric Ramon
22 Jim Lowe - The Green Door- Dot 15486
You've got pop at # 22 aslo.
Post by Eric Ramon
30 Elvis Presley - I Was The One - RCA 6420
This is doing surprisingly well. At least three emntions already that
I've seen, maybe four.
Post by Eric Ramon
33 Buddy Holly - Modern Don Juan  - Decca 30166
This is one that I left off my ballot thinking it would not get any
other votes. I may regert that, it would have been my # 10.
Post by Eric Ramon
39 Corky Jones - Hot Dog - Pep 107
Diane may vote for this.
Post by Eric Ramon
40 Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind - Era 1013
Fag.
And The Wayward Wind is the second greatest song on Roger's list.
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-17 19:09:53 UTC
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On Aug 17, 3:01 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Eric Ramon
Ok, here we go. Can't help liking what I've always liked. Some of
these won't get many votes I'm sure. Hot Dog by Corky Jones? I don't
think it'll place too high in the final tally. My #1 will probably do
well. Pop at #16 and #40 caused me some anguish but there they are.
16 Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues - Columbia 40769
The best pop record of the decade, but that's still not enough to get
it into my top 40 for this year.
Post by Eric Ramon
22 Jim Lowe - The Green Door- Dot 15486
You've got pop at # 22 aslo.
Post by Eric Ramon
30 Elvis Presley - I Was The One - RCA 6420
This is doing surprisingly well. At least three emntions already that
I've seen, maybe four.
Post by Eric Ramon
33 Buddy Holly - Modern Don Juan  - Decca 30166
This is one that I left off my ballot thinking it would not get any
other votes. I may regert that, it would have been my # 10.
Post by Eric Ramon
39 Corky Jones - Hot Dog - Pep 107
Diane may vote for this.
Post by Eric Ramon
40 Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind - Era 1013
Fag.
And The Wayward Wind is the second greatest song on Roger's list.
And you are the second biggest jackass in these groups, after Uni.
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-17 20:26:37 UTC
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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
On Aug 17, 3:01 pm, Michael Pendragon
Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Eric Ramon
Ok, here we go. Can't help liking what I've always liked. Some of
these won't get many votes I'm sure. Hot Dog by Corky Jones? I don't
think it'll place too high in the final tally. My #1 will probably do
well. Pop at #16 and #40 caused me some anguish but there they are.
16 Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues - Columbia 40769
The best pop record of the decade, but that's still not enough to get
it into my top 40 for this year.
Post by Eric Ramon
22 Jim Lowe - The Green Door- Dot 15486
You've got pop at # 22 aslo.
Post by Eric Ramon
30 Elvis Presley - I Was The One - RCA 6420
This is doing surprisingly well. At least three emntions already that
I've seen, maybe four.
Post by Eric Ramon
33 Buddy Holly - Modern Don Juan  - Decca 30166
This is one that I left off my ballot thinking it would not get any
other votes. I may regert that, it would have been my # 10.
Post by Eric Ramon
39 Corky Jones - Hot Dog - Pep 107
Diane may vote for this.
Post by Eric Ramon
40 Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind - Era 1013
Fag.
And The Wayward Wind is the second greatest song on Roger's list.
And you are the second biggest jackass in these groups, after Uni.
Dude, when it comes to jackassiness, you're the king.
F R
2011-08-17 19:29:02 UTC
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The BB>
On the contrary, they are just being an intelligent voter. Let me give
you an example. If you thought the best candidate for president was Ron
Paul and he did not get the nomination, would you put in a write- in
vote for him in the general election, even if you knew that the vote at
the deadline was an exact tie between the two nominated candidates and
that your vote would decide it? Would you remain bullish about your
choice of Ron Paul, or would you cast the deciding vote between Obama
and (let's say) Perry?
------------------------
This is a 100% fictious scenario. No one would know the election was a
tie. There would be recounts and challenges, as happened in the past 2
elections at least. Yes, I would still vote for Paul.

More importantly, This is NOT a presidential election. It's a harmless
contest that has no bearing on anything beyond the people in the group.

Frank
Sharx3335
2011-08-18 01:29:52 UTC
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Post by Eric Ramon
Ok, here we go. Can't help liking what I've always liked. Some of
these won't get many votes I'm sure. Hot Dog by Corky Jones? I
don't
think it'll place too high in the final tally. My #1 will
probably do
well. Pop at #16 and #40 caused me some anguish but there they
are.
Post by Eric Ramon
2 Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel - RCA 6604
8 The Five Satins - In The Still Of The Nite - Standord 200
9> 11 The Teen Queens - Eddie My Love - RPM 453
12 Mickey & Sylvia - Love Is Strange- Groove 0176
Post by Eric Ramon
15 Fats Domino - Blue Monday- Imperial 5417
16 Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues - Columbia 40769
17 >> 22 Jim Lowe - The Green Door- Dot 15486
23 LaVern Baker - Jim Dandy - Atlantic 1116
24 The Clovers - Devil Or Angel - Atlantic 1083
25 Ivory Joe Hunter - Since I Met You Baby -Atlantic 1111
Post by Eric Ramon
27 The Dell-Vikings - Come Go With Me - Fee Bee 205
28 Sonny James - Young Love - Capitol 3602
29 Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes - Sun 234
30 Elvis Presley - I Was The One - RCA 6420
31 Gene Vincent - Be Bop A Lula - Capitol 3450
32 Johnny Cash - There You Go - Sun 258
33 Buddy Holly - Modern Don Juan - Decca 30166
34 Chuck Willis - It's Too Late - Atlantic 1098
35 Jesse Belvin - Goodnight My Love - Modern 1005
Post by Eric Ramon
37 Buddy Knox - Party Doll - Triple D 797
38 The Platters - My Prayer - Mercury 70893
40 Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind - Era 1013
Frank
2011-08-19 02:25:32 UTC
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Post by Roger Ford
Please post your ballot on here as well as mailing me a copy please so
nothing gets missed (just in case my server has a bad hair day and
misses your post).
OK......keep them ballots coming!! :)
ROGER FORD
Here's my choices:

1. Johnny Burnette Trio - The Train Kept A Rollin' - Coral 61719
2. Fats Domino - I'm In Love Again - Imperial 5386
3. Ray Charles - Lonely Avenue - Atlantic 1108
4. Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel - RCA 6604
5. The Platters - My Prayer - Mercury 70893
6. The Jive Bombers - Bad Boy - Savoy 1508
7. Little Willie John - Fever - King 4935
8. Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk  - King 4950
9. Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill - Imperial 5407
10. Chuck Berry - Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Chess 1635
11. Little Richard - Long Tall Sally - Specialty 572
12. Joe Turner - Boogie Woogie Country Girl - Atlantic 1088
13. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning - Chess 1618
14. John Lee Hooker - Dimples - Vee Jay 205
15. The Midnighters - Open Up The Back Door - Federal 12260
16. Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love - Checker 842
17. The Coasters - Down In Mexico - Atco 6064
18. The El Capris - Oh But She Did - Bullseye 102
19. The Five Satins - In The Still Of The Nite - Standord 200
20. The Monarchs - Pretty Little Girl - Neil 101
21. The Cleftones - Little Girl Of Mine - Gee 1011
22. The Dell-Vikings - Come Go With Me - Fee Bee 205
23. The G-Clefs - Ka Ding Dong - Pilgrim 715
24. The Willows - Church Bells May Ring - Melba 102
25. The Magnificents - Up On The Mountain - Vee Jay 183
26. Shirley & Lee - I Feel Good - Aladdin 3338
27. Johnnie & Joe - I'll Be Spinning - J&S 1763
28. The G-Clefs - 'Cause You're Mine - Pilgrim 720
29. The Channels - The Closer You Are - Whirlin Disc 100
30. Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - I Want You To Be My Girl - Gee
1012
31. The Flamingos - A Kiss From Your Lips - Checker 837
32. Little Richard - The Girl Can't Help It - Specialty 591
33. Shirley & Lee - Let The Good Times Roll - Aladdin 3325
34. Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven - Chess 1626
35. Chuck Berry - Too Much Monkey Business - Chess 1635
36. Little Richard - Ready Teddy - Specialty 579
37. Little Richard - Rip It Up - Specialty 579
38. The Heartbeats - A Thousand Miles Away - Hull 720
39. The Six Teens - A Casual Look - Flip 315
40. Andre Williams - Bacon Fat - Fortune 831

Frank Fay
The Bloomfield Bloviator
2011-08-19 02:31:37 UTC
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Post by Frank
Post by Roger Ford
Please post your ballot on here as well as mailing me a copy please so
nothing gets missed (just in case my server has a bad hair day and
misses your post).
OK......keep them ballots coming!! :)
ROGER FORD
13. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning - Chess 1618
Another Wolf lover.
Michael Pendragon
2011-08-19 03:02:04 UTC
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Post by The Bloomfield Bloviator
Post by Frank
Post by Roger Ford
Please post your ballot on here as well as mailing me a copy please so
nothing gets missed (just in case my server has a bad hair day and
misses your post).
OK......keep them ballots coming!! :)
ROGER FORD
13. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning - Chess 1618
Another Wolf lover.
Why is it that I always sense a none-too-subtle homosexual subtext in
your posts about black men?

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