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Quiz about 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die 1950s
Quiz about 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die 1950s

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (1950s) Quiz


These are from Robert Dimery's Listchallenges.com Top 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Match the album to the correct singer. The list was made in 2016.

A matching quiz by Morganw2019. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Morganw2019
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
410,812
Updated
Nov 07 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
357
Last 3 plays: Guest 172 (8/10), 1995Tarpon (10/10), Guest 136 (6/10).
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
QuestionsChoices
1. "In the Wee Small Hours" 1955   
  Louis Prima
2. "Elvis Presley" 1956  
  Count Basie
3. "Tragic Songs of Life" 1956   
  Frank Sinatra
4. "The Wildest" 1956  
  Duke Ellington
5. "This is Fats Domino" 1956  
  Fats Domino
6. "Ellington at Newport" 1956  
  Louvin Brothers
7. "Songs for Swinging Lovers" 1956  
  Thelonious Monk
8. "The Atomic Mr. Basie" 1958  
  Elvis Presley
9. "The Chirping Crickets" 1957  
  Buddy Holly and the Crickets
10. "Brilliant Corners" 1957  
  Frank Sinatra





Select each answer

1. "In the Wee Small Hours" 1955
2. "Elvis Presley" 1956
3. "Tragic Songs of Life" 1956
4. "The Wildest" 1956
5. "This is Fats Domino" 1956
6. "Ellington at Newport" 1956
7. "Songs for Swinging Lovers" 1956
8. "The Atomic Mr. Basie" 1958
9. "The Chirping Crickets" 1957
10. "Brilliant Corners" 1957

Most Recent Scores
Jul 19 2024 : Guest 172: 8/10
Jul 17 2024 : 1995Tarpon: 10/10
May 24 2024 : Guest 136: 6/10

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "In the Wee Small Hours" 1955

Answer: Frank Sinatra

"In the Wee Small Hours" peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart. In 1970 the album was reissued under the name "What is This Thing Called Love?". Nelson Riddle arranged a series of songs for the album. The album was a personal reflection of his love for Ava Gardner.
2. "Elvis Presley" 1956

Answer: Elvis Presley

"Elvis Presley" was Elvis debut album. The album spent ten weeks at number one on the Billboard Top Pop Charts. "Elvis Presley" was the first Rock and Roll album ever to make it to the top of the charts. "Elvis Presley" was recorded at RCA Victor Studio's in Nashville Tennessee. "Blue Suede Shoes" and "I Got a Woman" were two of the songs on the album.
3. "Tragic Songs of Life" 1956

Answer: Louvin Brothers

This is the debut album by The Louvin Brothers. In 1992 the songs from "Tragic Songs of Life" was included in the "Close Harmony" box set by Bear Family Records. "Knoxville Girl" was released three years later and reached number nineteen on the Billboard Country Charts. "Tragic Songs of Life" was based on the artists The Louvin Brothers admired.
4. "The Wildest" 1956

Answer: Louis Prima

"The Wildest" album was recorded at the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. In 2002 the album was reissued and contains four additional songs. "The Wildest" featured Keely Smith, and Sam Butera playing the saxophone. "The Wildest" is considered one of Louis Prima's greatest albums.
5. "This is Fats Domino" 1956

Answer: Fats Domino

The first song on "This is Fats Domino" was "Blueberry Hill". The album was reissued in 1969 by Liberty Records. "This is Fats Domino" was the third album released by Fats Domino. "Blueberry Hill" reached number two on the Billboard Top 40 Charts for three weeks, becoming his biggest pop hit.
6. "Ellington at Newport" 1956

Answer: Duke Ellington

Duke released a follow up version "Newport 1958" two years later. In 2020 "Ellington at Newport" was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry. "Ellington at Newport" is a jazz album recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival. One of Duke's most famous songs, "I Got It Bad [and That Ain't Good]", is included on the album.
7. "Songs for Swinging Lovers" 1956

Answer: Frank Sinatra

"Songs for Swinging Lovers" was the first album ever to top the UK Albums Chart. In 2000 the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. "Memories of You" was recorded during the sessions but was left off the album. Many critics consider "Songs for Swinging Lovers" one of the greatest albums of the era.
8. "The Atomic Mr. Basie" 1958

Answer: Count Basie

"The Atomic Mr. Basie" won Best Jazz Performance at the 1969 Grammys. Editor and author Will Fulford-Jones calls the album Count Basie's last great record. "The Atomic Mr. Basie" is the sixth most acclaimed album of 1958 according to Acclaimed Music.
9. "The Chirping Crickets" 1957

Answer: Buddy Holly and the Crickets

"The Chirping Crickets" was the Crickets' only album released during Buddy's lifetime. After being out of print for years it was reissued in 2002 as a cd with bonus tracks. "The Chriping Crickets" album includes the songs "Not Fade Away" and "That'll Be the Day".
10. "Brilliant Corners" 1957

Answer: Thelonious Monk

"Brilliant Corners" was Thelonious' third album. The genre for the album was called hard bop. "Brilliant Corners" was recorded over a period of one week. "Bemsha Swing" was the only composition that Monk had recorded a previous version. Thelonious Monk is the second most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington.
Source: Author Morganw2019

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