TOP FIFTY SONGS FOR THE WEEK  ENDING JULY 21/57


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THAT'LL BE THE DAY
RAINBOW
TEDDY  BEAR
WHITE SILVER  SANDS
I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN & WRITE MYSELF

I  LIKE YOUR KIND OF LOVE
BYE  BYE  LOVE
LOVE  LETTERS IN THE SAND
START  MOVIN'
GONNA FIND ME A BLUEBIRD

TINA
THOSE  BROWN  EYES
ISLAND IN THE SUN
BUILD YOUR LOVE ON A STRONG FOUNDATION
QUEEN OF THE SENIOR  PROM

A  FALLEN  STAR
OLD  CAPE  COD.....WONDERIN'
ROCKIN'  SHOES
VALLEY  OF TEARS
GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN  BRAIDS

AROUND THE WORLD
SUMMER  LOVE
IT'S  NOT FOR ME TO SAY
I  JUST  DON'T  KNOW....GOLLY
DARK  MOON

SEND  FOR  ME
SUNSHINE  GIRL
SOFT  SANDS
HALF A HEART..IF YOU SEE MY LOVE DANCING
SHENANDOAH  ROSE

IN THE MIDDLE OF A DARK DARK NIGHT
SUGAR  CANDY
IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD
SING LITTLE BIRDIE SING
CRYIN' MY HEART OUT OVER  YOU

I NEVER  HAD A CHANCE
DEEP  WITHIN  ME
A  TENDER  KISS
WHERE IS  CINDERELLA
YES  TO-NIGHT  JOSEPHINE

A  LOVELY  NIGHT
FALSE  HEARTED  GIRL
SOMEBODY  ELSE WILL
DON'T  HURRY  WORRY  ME
CAYA  COCO

NO  HARD  FEELINGS
BLUE  ECHO
A  LITTLE  TANGO
HIGH  SOCIETY
WHO  NEEDS  YOU
THE  CRICKETS
RUSS  HAMILTON
ELVIS  PRESLEY
OWEN  BRADLEY ORK & CHO
BILLY  WILLIAMS

ANDY  WILLIAMS
EVERLY  BROS.
PAT  BOONE
SAL  MINEO
JOYCE  HAHN

THE EASY  RIDERS
THE  TARRIERS
HARRY  BELAFONTE
JOHNNY  RAY
THE  MILLS  BROS.

THE  HILLTOPPERS
PATTI  PAGE
THE  AMES  BROS.
FATS  DOMINO
PERRY  COMO

VICTOR YOUNG...BING  CROSBY
JONI  JAMES
JOHNNY  MATHIS
THE  FOUR  LADS
BONNIE  GUITAR

NAT  KING  COLE
EDDIE  FISHER
OSCAR  PETERSON....INSTR
BONNIE  GUITAR
JOHNNY DESMOND

GUY  MITCHELL
GEORGIA  GIBBS
VIC  DAMONE
ROSEMARY  CLOONEY
JULIUS  LAROSA

DEAN  MARTIN
BONNIE  SCOTT
RUDY  HANSEN
BUDDY  BREGMAN ORK...INSTR
JOHNNY  RAY

BETTY  MADIGAN
TENN.  ERNIE  FORD
MONICA  LEWIS
THE  EASY  RIDERS
LOU  BUSCH  ORK.....INSTR

TONY  BENNETT
LES  BAXTER  ORK.. INSTR
SID  FELLER  ORK & CHO
PAUL  WESTON ORK...INSTR
THE  FOUR  LADS


  TOP  WX  ALBUM OF THE  WEEK...    FREDDY  MARTIN  LP.



Notes and Corrections:

- This retyped chart is formatted in a similar manner as the original typed chart and duplicates most of the typing idiosyncrasies & misspellings found on the original.

CKWX TOP FIFTY
VANCOUVER TOP 40 RADIO EDITION
©2019


From the Vancouver Sun July 26, 1957

Los Angeles Radio
Off Rock and Roll
By JACK CULLEN

   A concentrated effort is being made in Los Angeles to clean up the music business--get off the rock and roll bandwagon and get back to good solid pop tunes.
   The Los Angeles area has 24 radio stations, and I can honestly report after a week of dial twisting that rock and roll has really "had it" in this area.
   Stations for the most part are programming new, up-coming ballads, with accent on stars such as Cole, Sinatra, Clooney and the type of music associated with these personalities.
   There's a good deal of the big bands on the air, too, such as Elgart, James and Kenton. In the entire week I heard only one Elvis Presley record on the air and no Little Richard, Bill Haley or Buddy Knox.
   The sales clerks at Music City which is the biggest record outlet on the West Coast, told me that rock and roll music is still selling well but it has started to drop off, due to the fact that stations are not promoting it any longer.
   They also claimed that rock and roll sells only to teenagers and they felt that the kids were swinging to the "easy" sounds with recording star Pat Boone leading the way. Boone, incidentally, is the big seller in this area to both the youngsters and the oldsters.
   Most of the folks in the music business seemed happy that the trend is back to music. They do feel that records will continue to feature the heavy rock and roll beat but that it will be more subtle, as in Jimmy Dorsey's So Rare or Ivory Joe Hunter's Since I Met You Baby.




From the Vancouver Province July 26, 1957

Crew cuts or long hairs,
all musical


   CHICAGO -- (INS) -- A music educator says the crew cuts are challenging the long-hairs for dominance among music-making Americans.
   Dr. John C. Kendel, vice president of the American music conference estimated today that at least 3,750,000 teen-agers are among more than 8,000,000 youths who now lplay musical instruments. He remarked:
   "These boys and girls no longer believe that round notes are strictly for squares."


From the Vancouver Province July 26, 1957

Little Miss R 'n' R's culprits--
they buy the 'musical garbage'
By VERNON SCOTT

   HOLLYWOOD--(UP)-- Bandleader Freddy Martin backs Bing Crosby's blast at popular music with the observation that "90 per cent of today's pop numbers are musical garbage."
   Martin, whose orchestra has survived every fad from swing to Calypso, says parents are responsible for the atrocious songs blared from radios and TV sets.
   "ROCK 'N' ROLL records are selling today because parents give their youngsters money to buy them," he explained.
   "It's not the 16 to 19 age group that sets the musical trend. Little girls from 12 to 15 are the ones who buy these records by the millions every month and establish our listening habits.
   "IF PARENTS were to discontinue allowances the trend to musical trash would evaporate."
   Freddy went on to say that composers, disc jockeys and orchestra leaders can't be blamed for playing rock 'n' roll any more than recording outfits can take the rap for turning out the discs.
   "AS LONG as there's a market and profit in this pap we'll continue to be bombarded with songs like 'All Shook Up." 
[Note: See YouTube link adjacent this article.]
   "Can you imagine anyone in his right mind attempting to dance to a tune like that?
   "GOOD SONG writers can't get their music recorded," Freddy said/ "Big bands are almost completely out of business, and musicians are finding it hard to get jobs. Most pop music played today is based on a honking saxophone and twanging guitars."
   Martin, a fixture at the Coconut Grove since 1922, has [seen] the Benny Goodmans, Artie Shaws, Stan Kentons and dozens of other bands come and go. He and Guy Lombardo are the only big bands still in business--not counting newcomer Lawrence Welk.
   "JAZZ, SWING, Dixieland and progressive music all had melody and rhythm," he claims. "Rock 'n' roll has nothing but a beat--and all music has that to begin with.
   "I agree wholeheartedly with Bing. Something ought to be done to make popular music listenable again. It's getting so you can't hear worthwhile music unless you go out to dance.
   "AUDIENCES I play for at the Grove never request this new junk. I played for thousands of high school kids during recent graduation parties, and not one asked for rock 'n' roll.
   "One night, however, a 10-year-old requested a rock 'n' roll number," Freddy growled. "I could have slugged the little character."







 All Shook Up - Elvis Presley

Quote from adjacent article:
"Can you imagine anyone in his right mind attempting to dance to a tune like that?"