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List of Albums

Only Solitaire Herald

 

Only Solitaire Reviews:

Albums by US and UK (+ European) Artists in Chronological Order

 

The two tables below contain a full list, in rough chronological order, of all the albums currently reviewed in the latest version of the Only Solitaire project as well as in the SubStack blog "Only Solitaire Herald". Album titles in bold represent truly outstanding and/or historically important releases. Genres are indicated approximately and are not to be treated too formally. Links lead to HTM or PDF versions of the reviews (I recommend the PDF format unless you somehow do not have a PDF reader in your browser).

 

US-born (or US-based) artists and bands

Date

Artist

Album

Genre

Review

Review date

1955

December

Bill Haley

Rock Around The Clock

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.02.08

1956

March

Fats Domino

Rock And Rollinʼ With Fats Domino

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.02.10

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.02.20

August

Gene Vincent (and his Blue Caps)

Bluejean Bop!

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.02.27

Bill Haley

RockʼnʼRoll Stage Show

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.03.06

October

Elvis Presley

Elvis

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.03.13

December

Fats Domino

This Is Fats Domino!

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.03.15

The Rock’n Roll Trio

Johnny Burnette And The Rock’n Roll Trio

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.03.17

The Drifters

Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters

Classic R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.03.22

[unknown]

Odetta

Sings Ballads And Blues

Classic folk

HTM

PDF

2021.03.24

1957

February

B. B. King

Singin’ The Blues

Electric blues

HTM

PDF

2021.03.29

March

Little Richard

Here’s Little Richard

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.03.31

Gene Vincent

Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.04.05

Fats Domino

Here Stands Fats Domino

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.04.07

May

Chuck Berry

After School Session

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.04.12

June

Ray Charles

Ray Charles

Classic soul

HTM

PDF

2021.05.18

July

Elvis Presley

Loving You

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.04.14

August

Bill Haley

Rockin’ The "Oldies"!

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.04.20

Fats Domino

This Is Fats

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.04.22

Ray Charles

The Great Ray Charles

Classic soul

HTM

PDF

2021.05.19

October

Eddie Cochran

Singin’ To My Baby

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.04.27

Johnny Cash

With His Hot And Blue Guitar!

Country rock

HTM

PDF

2021.04.29

Elvis Presley

Elvis’ Christmas Album

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.05.04

Odetta

At The Gate Of Horn

Classic folk

HTM

PDF

2021.05.06

The Coasters

The Coasters

Classic R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.06.07

November

Buddy Holly

The «Chirping» Crickets

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.05.31

Elvis Presley

Jailhouse Rock

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.06.02

Ricky Nelson

Ricky

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.06.09

December

The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.06.15

[unknown]

Carl Perkins

Dance Album Of Carl Perkins

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.07.06

Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown

Classic R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.08.31

LaVern Baker

LaVern Baker

Classic R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.09.02

1958

February

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.09.07

March

Bill Haley

Rockin’ Around The World

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.09.08

Chuck Berry

One Dozen Berrys

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.09.13

Gene Vincent

Gene Vincent Rocks! And The Blue Caps Roll

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.09.15

Jackie Wilson

He’s So Fine

Classic soul-pop

HTM

PDF

2021.11.29

LaVern Baker

Sings Bessie Smith

Classic R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.12.01

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke

Classic R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.09.20

April

Buddy Holly

That'll Be The Day

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.09.22

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

At Home With Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Classic R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.09.27

June

Allen Toussaint

The Wild Sound Of New Orleans

Classic R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.09.29

July

Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.10.04

Little Richard

Little Richard

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.10.06

Ricky Nelson

Ricky Nelson

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.10.12

August

Bill Haley

Rockin’ The Joint

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.10.14

Jimmy Reed

I’m Jimmy Reed

Electric blues

HTM

PDF

2021.10.18

September

Elvis Presley

King Creole

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.10.20

Fats Domino

The Fabulous "Mr. D"

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.10.26

October

Ray Charles

Yes Indeed!!

Classic soul

HTM

PDF

2021.10.28

The Chantels

We Are The Chantels

Classic pop

HTM

PDF

2021.11.02

The Drifters

Rockin’ & Driftin’

Classic R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.11.04

November

Carl Perkins

Whole Lotta Shakin’

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.11.09

Gene Vincent

A Gene Vincent Record Date

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.11.15

Johnny Cash

The Fabulous Johnny Cash

Country rock

HTM

PDF

2021.11.11

Ray Charles

At Newport

Classic soul

HTM

PDF

2021.11.17

December

James Brown

Please Please Please

Classic soul

HTM

PDF

2021.12.06

Johnny Cash

Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous

Country rock

HTM

PDF

2021.11.22

The Everly Brothers

Songs Our Daddy Taught Us

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.11.24

[unknown]

B. B. King

The Blues

Electric blues

HTM

PDF

2021.12.08

Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.12.13

Dale Hawkins

Oh! Suzy-Q

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.12.15

Duane Eddy

Have ‘Twangy’ Guitar Will Travel

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.12.20

Elizabeth Cotten

Folksongs And Instrumentals With Guitar

Folk

HTM

PDF

2021.12.22

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.12.27

Little Richard

The Fabulous Little Richard

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.12.29

1959

January

Bill Haley

Bill Haley’s Chicks

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2022.01.03

Ricky Nelson

Ricky Sings Again

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2022.01.05

February

Elvis Presley

For LP Fans Only

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2022.01.10

Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2022.01.12

 

 

UK (and other European) artists and bands

Date

Artist

Album

Genre

Review

Review date

1956

December

Lonnie Donegan

Lonnie Donegan Showcase

Skiffle

HTM

PDF

2021.02.09

1957

November

Lonnie Donegan

Lonnie

Skiffle

HTM

PDF

2021.02.14

1959

April

Cliff Richard

Cliff

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.02.21

May

Lonnie Donegan

Lonnie Rides Again

Skiffle

HTM

PDF

2021.02.28

November

Cliff Richard

Cliff Sings

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.03.14

1960

May

Billy Fury

The Sound Of Fury

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.03.07

October

Cliff Richard

Me And My Shadows

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.03.16

November

Billy Fury

Billy Fury

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.03.18

December

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

Shakin’ All Over (EP)

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.03.19

1961

May

Cliff Richard

Listen To Cliff!

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.03.23

September

The Shadows

The Shadows

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.03.25

Billy Fury

Halfway To Paradise

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.03.30

October

Cliff Richard

21 Today

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.04.06

1962

June

Tony Sheridan

My Bonnie

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.04.08

October

The Shadows

Out Of The Shadows

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.04.13

Cliff Richard

32 Minutes And 17 Seconds

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.04.15

November

Blues Incorporated

R&B From The Marquee

Classic UK R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.04.21

December

The Tornados

The Original Telstar

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.04.23

Lonnie Donegan

Sing Hallelujah

Skiffle

HTM

PDF

2021.04.28

1963

January

Cliff Richard

Summer Holiday

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.04.30

March

The Beatles

Please Please Me

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.05.05

April

Billy Fury

Billy

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.05.07

August

The Searchers

Meet The Searchers

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.05.20

October

Billy Fury

We Want Billy!

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.05.21

Gerry And The Pacemakers

How Do You Like It?

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.06.02

November

The Beatles

With The Beatles

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.06.04

The Searchers

Sugar & Spice

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.06.08

[unknown]

Davy Graham

The Guitar Player

Folk

HTM

PDF

2021.06.10

The Seekers

Introducing The Seekers

Classic folk-pop

HTM

PDF

2021.11.23

1964

January

The Hollies

Stay With The Hollies

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.07.07

March

Alex Harvey

Alex Harvey And His Soul Band

Classic UK R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.09.03

Shirley Collins & Davy Graham

Folk Roots, New Routes

Folk

HTM

PDF

2021.07.09

The Dave Clark Five

Glad All Over

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.09.01

April

Dusty Springfield

A Girl Called Dusty

Classic soul-pop

HTM

PDF

2021.09.10

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

Classic UK R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.09.09

May

The Dave Clark Five

Return (= A Session With The Dave Clark Five)

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.09.14

The Searchers

It’s The Searchers

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.09.16

The Shadows

Dance With The Shadows

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.09.21

June

Blues Incorporated

Red Hot From Alex

Classic UK R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.09.23

July

The Beatles

A Hard Day’s Night

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.09.28

The Dave Clark Five

American Tour

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.09.30

September

Manfred Mann

The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.10.05

The Animals

The Animals

Classic UK R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.10.13

The Honeycombs

The Honeycombs

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.10.07

October

Blues Incorporated

At The Cavern

Classic UK R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.10.21

The Kinks

Kinks

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.10.15

The Rolling Stones

12 x 5

Classic UK R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.10.19

November

The Hollies

In The Hollies’ Style

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.10.27

December

Downliners Sect

The Sect

Classic UK R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.11.03

Los Brincos

Los Brincos

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.11.25

The Beatles

Beatles For Sale

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.10.29

The Dave Clark Five

Coast To Coast

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.11.10

The Yardbirds

Five Live Yardbirds

Classic UK R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.11.05

[unknown]

Chad & Jeremy

Yesterday’s Gone

Classic folk-pop

HTM

PDF

2021.12.21

Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers

Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers

Classic UK R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.12.28

Long John Baldry

Long John’s Blues

Classic UK R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.11.18

P. J. Proby

I Am P. J. Proby

Classic soul-pop

HTM

PDF

2021.12.23

The Applejacks

The Applejacks

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.11.12

The Chieftains

The Chieftains

Folk (Celtic)

HTM

PDF

2021.11.30

The Dubliners

The Dubliners

Folk (Celtic)

HTM

PDF

2021.12.02

The Merseybeats

The Merseybeats

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.12.07

The Nashville Teens

Tobacco Road

Classic UK R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.11.16

The Renegades

Cadillac

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.12.09

The Seekers

The Seekers

Classic folk-pop

HTM

PDF

2021.12.14

The Seekers

Hide & Seekers

Classic folk-pop

HTM

PDF

2021.12.16

Tony Sheridan

Just A Little Bit

Early rockʼnʼroll

HTM

PDF

2021.12.30

1965

January

Cilla Black

Cilla

Classic soul-pop

HTM

PDF

2021.01.04

Chad & Jeremy

Sing For You

Classic folk-pop

HTM

PDF

2021.01.06

February

Gerry And The Pacemakers

Ferry Cross The Mersey

Classic pop-rock

HTM

PDF

2021.01.11

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones, Now!

Classic UK R&B

HTM

PDF

2021.01.13