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Wrappin' It Up (The Lindy Glide)
- Swing Era (1943) - Performed by Fletcher Henderson - Call and response technique applied to ensemble writing - Arrangements drew on musical structures: 12 bar blues form, 32 bar Tin Pan Alley song form
Taking a Chance on Love
- Swing Era (1940) - arranged by Fletcher Henderson - Performed by Benny Goodman (King of Swing) and his Orchesta - Number 1 on the Hit Parade Chart - Inclusion of crooner - 32 bar AABA song structure
- Swing Era (1937) - Performed by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Ellington reworked this arrangement many times over the years - Drummer was more broadly musical than most swing bands - 32 bar AABA with brief intro - Minor key melody
One O'Clock Jump
- Kansas City Swing (1937) - performed by Count Basie and his orchestra - Kansas City Style: energetic rhythmic approach, jazz improvisation, and call and response patterns divided between brass and reeds - Boogie-woogie piano
In the Mood
- Most popular dance band: Swing (1939) - Performed by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra - Glenn Miller is a superstar of swing - He broke record sales and concert attendance records
It Don't Mean a Thing (Unless It Has Swing)
- Female Jazz Singer (1932) - Preformed by the Boswell Sisters - Bridge from Louis Armstrong to Holiday/Fitzgerald - Rapid scat singing and intricate tempo shifting
God Bless the Child
- Female Jazz Singer (1941) - Preformed by Billie Holiday - Singer who recorded and performed with widely acclaimed instrumentalist like Teddy Wilson and Lester Young
A-Tisket, A-Tasket
- Female Jazz Singer (1938) - Preformed by Ella Fitzgerald - Recorded with Louis Armstrong
Too Darn Hot
- Female Jazz Singer (1956) - Preformed by Ella Fitzgerald - From a songbook of golden age Tin Pan Alley - Cole Porter classic
Paper Doll
- Vocal Harmony Group (1842) - Performed by the Mill Brothers - Most successful and longest lived vocal group from the era - African American group accompanied only by guitar
Great Speckled Bird
- Hillbilly in Swing Era (1936) - Performed by Roy Acuff and His Crazy Tennesseans - Widely regarded as the national anthem of country and western music - Crossed over to the mainstream pop charts
Cool Water
- Singing Cowboy (1941) - Performed by Songs of the Pioneers - Best seller in the country music market
New San Antonio Rose
- Western Swing (1940) - Performed by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - Country bestseller - Bob Wills career ran for 40 years
- Latin Music: Samba (1943) - Performed by Xavier Cugat and his Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra - The best selling record for Cugat - Cugat is a film star who popularized Latin music in the Swing Era
- Latin Music: Afro-Cuban (1941) - Performed by Machito and his Afro-Cubans - The Afro-Cubans theme song
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
- Romantic songs: Crooning: Post War (1945) - Performed by Frank Sinatra - He was the first documented example of modern pop hysteria
Nature Boy
- Romantic Songs: Crooning: Post War (1948) - Performed by Nat "King" Cole - Number 1 on the Billboard pop charts for 8 weeks
Goodnight, Irene
- Urban Folk Music (1950) - Performed by the Weavers - Leader, singer, and banjo player Pete Seeger - They helped define a niche in the popular market for folk-based popular music
Mambo No. 5
- Mambo: Latin American (1949) - Performed by Damaso Perez Prado - Crossed over to a non-Latin audience
Mambo Italiano
- Mambo: Italian (1945) - Performed by Rosemary Clooney - Number 9 on the pop charts - Rosemary Clooney is the aunt of George Clooney
Choo Ch'Boogie
- Jump Blues (1946) - Performed by Louis Jordan's Tympany Five - The first commercially successful category of rhythm and blues
Black Night
- Blues Crooner Style: Rhythm & Blues (1951) - Performed by Charles Brown and His Band - Charles Brown was the most successful blues crooner of this time
Hoochie Coochie Man
- Chicago electric blues - Performed by Muddy Waters and composed by Willie Dixon - Muddy Waters was the most popular musician in Chicago in late 1940s and early 1950s
Have Mercy Baby
- Vocal Harmony Groups: Black Gospel: R&B (1952) - Performed by the Dominoes - Combined 12 bar blues, driving beat of dance R&B with the flavor of Black gospel singing - Number 1 in R&B for 10 weeks
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
- R&B Women (1953) - Performed by Ruth Brown - Reached 1 in the R&B charts and 23 on the pop charts
Hound Dog
- R&B Women: Country Blues (1953) - Performed by Big Mama Thornton - Original song that Elvis used
It's Mighty Dark to Travel
- Bluegrass (1947) - Performed by Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys - Bill was a pioneer of bluegrass music
The Wild Side of Life
- Honky-Tonk (1951) - Performed by Hank Thompson and is Brazos Valley Boys - The melody was adopted from "Great Speckled Bird"
It Wasn't god Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels
- Honky-Tonk (1952) - Performed by Kitty Wells - She was the first female superstar of country
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
- Country Music (1949) - Performed by Hank Williams - Hank was the most significant single figure to emerge in country music during the post WWII period
Hey, Good Lookin
- Early Rockabilly: Country Music - Performed by Hank Williams - Minor crossover hit
The Tennessee Waltz
- Country Crooner (1950) - Performed by Patti Page - Sold more than 6 million copies
Shake, Rattle, and Roll (Original)
- Jump Blues (1954) - Performed by Big Joe Turner - Number 1 on R&B and number 22 on pop charts
Shake, Rattle, and Roll (Cover)
- Early Rock 'n' Roll: Western Swing (1954) - Performed by Bill Haley and the Comets - It is the same song with slight lyric changes and a more emphasis on guitars rather than saxophones
Sh-Boom (Original)
- R&B (1954) - Performed by the Chords - Number 2 on R&B and number 5 on pop charts
Sh-Boom (Cover)
- Rock 'n' Roll (1954) - Performed by the Crew Cuts - Cited as one of the first rock 'n' roll records
Rock Around the Clock
- Rock 'n' Roll (1955) - Performed by Bill Haley and the Comets - First rock 'n' roll record to become a number 1 pop hit
A Guy Is a Guy
- Crooner: British Folk (1952) - Performed by Doris Day - Number 1 hit
- Rock 'n' Roll: Rockabilly (1955) - Performed by Chuck Berry and his Combo - Chuck synthesized diverse influence from R&B and country music in rock 'n' roll songs
Long Tall Sally
- R&B: Rock 'n' Roll (1956) - Performed by Little Richard - Had a large teenage following in the 1950s
Blueberry Hill
- R&B crossover to Rock 'n' Roll (1956) - Performed by Fats Domino - Cover of a Tin Pan Alley song that bridged the gap between R&B and Rock 'n' Roll
Mystery Train (Original)
- Blues (1953) - Performed by Junior Parker
Mystery Train (Cover)
- Rockabilly (1953) - Performed by Elvis Presley - Number 11 country and western - The two songs show the developing synergy between R&B and country music
Don't Be Cruel
- Rockabilly (1965) - Performed by Elvis Presley - Used Reverb
Rave On
- Early Rock 'n' Roll - Performed by Buddy Holiday - Use of double tracking on his recordings
Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad
- Rockabilly (1956) - Performed by Wanda Jackson - She's the "Queen of Rockabilly"
La Bamba
- Son Jarocho: Latin Rock 'n' Roll (1958) - Performed by Richie Valens - Number one for three weeks
Charlie Brown
- Rock 'n' Roll (1958) - Performed by the Coasters - Popularized terms like "cool" and "daddy-o"
Tom Dooley
- Folk Music in Rock 'n' Roll (1960) - Performed by The Kingston Trio - adaptions of old ballad songs