The Paisano

Elvis gets Golden

December 1, 2014

Courtesy of RCA Records Elvis Presley was a very busy man during the early stages of his career. He took over the world, with huge number one hits and even appeared in many movies. Elvis’ fifth album, “Elvis’ Golden Records,” released in 1959, is a compilation album with many of t...

One Dozen Berrys

October 27, 2014

Courtesy of Chess Records A favorite in 1958 dancehalls, Chuck Berry’s second album, “One Dozen Berrys,” put an exclamation point on his flourishing career. With Berry writing all of the lyrics and music, the album has a strong sense of the direction Berry wanted to take his music. ...

Little Richard Strikes Again

October 13, 2014

Courtesy of Specialty Records Released in 1958, Little Richard’s second album, “Little Richard,” knocks your socks off better than his first. Listen as Little Richard tops his first album with more singing, screaming and impeccable piano playing. The album’s first track, “Keep A-...

Merry Christmas, From The King

September 15, 2014

Courtesy of RCA Records Feliz Navidad to everyone! Well, it’s not Christmas season yet, but Mr. Elvis Presley returns to the building for another classic album, 1957’s Elvis’ Christmas Album. The album would be the first of two holiday-themed albums from Elvis. With this fourth studio...

The Man in Black Debuts

September 1, 2014

Courtesy of Sun Records In addition to the Rock n’ Roll revolution starting in the mid-50s, a small rockabilly revolution came along. Spear-heading the country side of the rockabilly sound was Johnny Cash. 1957 was a great year for music and was the year that Johnny Cash With Hi...