This heavyweight book of Essential Songs: The 1950s
is packed to the limits with over 100 hits from the decade that changed music forever by giving us the original rock 'n' roll stars, doo-wop and incredible innovation in jazz - all arranged for Piano, Voice and Guitar.
From Elvis Presley and Ritchie Valens to Perry Como and Patti Page - this huge collection of songs is guaranteed to feature all your favourites... plus a whole lot more! Some of Elvis' best tunes are included here, with songs like All Shook Up
, Hound Dog
and Love Me Tender
taking you back to a time when the King of Pop (and his hips) rules the stages and airwaves. The other giant of '50s pop, Frank Sinatra is represented generously, with Love And Marriage
and Young At Heart
reminding you of old blue eyes himself at the very top of his game.
Not only are the biggest hits and hitmakers of the decade included, but there are some lesser-known gems that are guaranteed to transport you back to television's golden age, the era of post-war optimism and the space race. The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dean Martin and Little Richard, they're all here.
Even if you weren't born back then, this 1950s sheet music songbook will bring you back to the birth of modern music, before autotune took over, before everything turned electronic. The beauty of these tunes is their realness, the emotion that the incredibly talented performers put into the songs has not been matched since, and there is a reason people still listen to their songs today.
If you love the style and sound of the 1950s, you will love this book of Essential Songs. Arranged for Piano, Vocal and Guitar, you can learn every bittersweet note of these timeless tunes that is guaranteed to transport you back to the time of best music.