As I age, I've started to become wary of nostalgia - or, more accurately, over-indulging in nostalgia. I'm not always as vigilant as I probably should be, but I try to remember that past eras are never as wonderful as we remember (or imagine them to have been). Still, about a year ago, I watched the 1982 movie Diner for the first time in at least a decade. It features an ensemble cast of male twentysomething friends and it's set in in Baltimore during the last of 1959. It still holds up really well, and despite my aforementioned wariness about nostalgia, it kinda sent me off on a 50's nostalgia trip - well, at least musically speaking.
Since I've been listening to a lot of 50's music and since it's been ten years since I started this blog,I figured I should put together a really big compilation of 50's music. It's got a lot of artists that are probably familiar to most people, but hopefully there are enough artists and songs that people haven't heard to keep it interesting. Hope you like Volumes One and Two (with volumes 3-6 to follow over the next three months).
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