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And at the bottom of the page, there’s a list of (yearwise) unidentified tracks I would like to put in the regular era lists. Can somebody help me?

  • Ahmed Abdul-Malik  –  Wakida hena  ~  Easy listening, 1962
  • André Popp  –  Java  ~  Exotica, 1957
  • Anton Karas  –  The Harry Lime theme  ~  Easy listening, 1949
  • Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers  –  No hay problema (1st version)  ~  Jazz, 1959
  • Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers  –  No hay problema (2nd version)  ~  Jazz, 1959
  • Art Tatum  –  Begin the beguine  ~  Jazz, 1954
  • Les Baxter  –  Atlantis  ~  Exotica, 1955
  • Les Baxter  –  The poor people of Paris  ~  Exotica, 1956
  • The Beatles  –  I want to hold your hand  ~  Pop/rock, 1963
  • The Beatles  –  Love me do  ~  Pop/rock, 1962
  • The Beatles  –  She loves you  ~  Pop/rock, 1963
  • Bebo Valdés  –  Descarga del bebo  ~  World music/jazz, 1955
  • Bill Evans Trio  –  Nardis  ~  Jazz, 1961
  • Bill Justis And His Orchestra  –  Raunchy  ~  (Surf) pop, 1957
  • Billy May’s Rico Mambo Orchestra  –  Hernando’s hideaway  ~  Exotica, 1954
  • Billy Vaughn  –  A swingin’ safari  ~  Easy listening, 1962
  • Billy Vaughn  –  Wheels  ~  Easy listening, 1961
  • Bob & Earl  –  Harlem shuffle  ~  Soul/funk, 1963
  • Brian Fahey  –  At the sign of the swinging symbal  ~  Easy listening, 1960
  • The Champs  –  Tequila  ~  Latin/pop, 1958
  • Charles Aznavour  –  La mamma  ~  Chanson, 1963
  • Charles Mingus  –  Freedom (the version from ‘The Complete Town Hall Concert’)  ~  Jazz/easy listening, 1963
  • Cliff Richard & The Shadows  –  The young ones  ~  (Surf) pop, 1962
  • Colette Magny  –  Melocoton  ~  Chanson, 1963
  • The Contours  –  Do you love me  ~  Rock ‘n roll, 1962
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet  –  Take five  ~  Jazz, 1959
  • Del Shannon  –  Runaway  ~  Pop/rock, 1961
  • Dick Dale  –  Misirlou  ~  (Surf) pop, 1962
  • Duke Ellington  –  Bonga  ~  Jazz/easy listening, 1962
  • Duke Ellington And His Orchestra  –  The mooche  ~  Jazz/easy listening, 1928

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  • Enoch Light And The Light Brigade  –  Hernando’s hideaway  ~  Easy listening, 1960
  • Ferrante & Teicher  –  In the rain  ~  Easy listening, 1958
  • Frankie Lane  –  Jezebel  ~  Easy listening, 1951
  • Glenn Miller  –  Moonlight serenade  ~  Jazz/easy listening, 1946
  • Henry Mancini And His Orchestra  –  Peter Gunn theme  ~  Jazz/easy listening, 1959
  • Herbie Mann  –  Cashmere  ~  Jazz, 1962
  • Hugues Aufray  –  Dès que le printemps revient  ~  Chanson, 1963
  • Jimmy Soul  –  If you wanna be happy  ~  Soul, 1963
  • Joe Jones  –  You talk too much  ~  Soul, 1960
  • Joe Meek  –  I hear a new world  ~  (Experimental) pop, 1960
  • John Coltrane  –  Naima  ~  Jazz, 1959
  • Johnny Cash  –  Ring of fire  ~  Country, 1963
  • Johnny Dankworth & Cleo Laine  –  All gone  ~  Jazz, 1963
  • Julius La Rosa  –  Eh, cumpari  ~  Easy listening, 1953
  • Lawrence Welk  –  Calcutta  ~  Easy listening, 1961
  • Leroy Anderson And His ‘Pops’ Concert Orchestra  –  The typewriter  ~  Easy listening, 1954
  • Link Wray  –  Rumble  ~  (Surf) pop, 1958
  • Louis Prima  –  Buena sera  ~  Latin/pop/easy listening, 1956
  • Louis Prima  –  Just a gigolo  ~  Latin/pop/easy listening, 1961

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  • The Markko Polo Adventurers  –  The girl friend of a whirling dervish  ~  Easy listening, 1959
  • Martin Denny  –  Quiet village  ~  Exotica, 1957
  • Mitch Miller  –  March from the River Kwai  ~  Easy listening, 1957
  • Miles Davis  –  So what  ~  Jazz, 1959
  • Miles Davis  –  You don’t know what love is  ~  Jazz, 1957
  • Mohammed El-Bakkar & His Oriental Ensemble  –  Port Said  ~  World music, 1957
  • Nat King Cole  –  Those lazy hazy crazy days of summer  ~  Pop/easy listening, 1963
  • Nina Simone  –  Mood indigo  ~  Jazz, 1958
  • Nina Simone  –  My baby just cares for me  ~  Soul, 1959  –>  In 1987 a Dutch hit
  • Percy Faith And His Orchestra  –  Swedish Rapsody  ~  Easy listening, 1953
  • Perez Prado  –  Mambo no 5  ~  Jazz/latin/pop, 1954
  • Perez Prado And His Orchestra  –  Guaglione  ~  Easy listening, 1958
  • Pérez Prado And His Orchestra  –  Peanut vendor (the version on the ‘Havana 3 a.m.’ album)  ~  Easy listening, 1956
  • Perry Como  –  Don’t let the stars get in your eyes  ~  Easy listening, 1952
  • Perry Como  –  Papa loves mambo  ~  Jazz/latin/pop, 1954
  • Quincy Jones  –  Soul bossa nova  ~  Bossa nova, 1962
  • Ray Antony & His Orchestra  –  Dragnet  ~  Easy listening, 1953
  • Ray Baretto  –  Descarga la moderna  ~  World music, 1962
  • Ray Charles  –  Hit the road jack  ~  Soul, 1961
  • Ray Charles  –  I can’t stop loving you  ~  Soul, 1962
  • Ray Charles  –  Lonely avenue  ~  Soul, 1956
  • Roy Orbison  –  Only the lonely  ~  Pop, 1960

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  • Sarah Vaughan  –  Broken hearted melody  ~  Pop/easy listening, 1959
  • Serge Gainsbourg  –  Les oubliettes  ~  Chanson, 1961
  • Serge Gainsbourg  –  Personne  ~  Chanson, 1961
  • Serge Gainsbourg  –  Du jazz dans le ravin  ~  Chanson, 1958
  • Serge Gainsbourg  –  La chanson de prévert  ~  Chanson, 1961
  • Serge Gainsbourg  –  Le poinçonneur des lilas  ~  Chanson, 1958
  • Serge Gainsbourg  –  L’eau à la bouche  ~  Chanson, 1960
  • Serge Gainsbourg  –  Requiem pour un twister  ~  Chanson, 1962
  • Sid Bass  –  Chant of the jungle  ~  Jazz/easy listening, 1956
  • The Shadows  –  36-24-36  ~  (Surf) pop, 1960
  • The Shadows  –  Apache  ~  (Surf) pop, 1960
  • The Shadows  –  Man of mystery  ~  (Surf) pop, 1960
  • The Shadows  –  Wonderful land  ~  (Surf) pop, 1962
  • Sonny Day  –  Creature from outer space  ~  Rock ‘n roll, 1959
  • The Soul Of Ben Webster  –  Coal train  ~  Jazz, 1957
  • The Spotnicks  –  The rocket man  ~  (Surf) pop, 1961
  • The Spotnicks  –  Hava nagila  ~  (Surf) pop, 1962
  • Stan Getz And Luiz Bonfa  –  Saudade vem correndo  ~  Jazz, 1963
  • Sue Thompson  –  Norman  ~  Pop/ , 1962
  • The Surfaris  –  Wipe out  ~  (Surf) pop, 1963
  • Sylvia De Grasse  –  Cada loco con su tema  ~  World music, 1951
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford  –  Sixteen tons  ~  Jazz/easy listening, 1955
  • Three Suns  –  Glow worm  ~  Exotica, 1950
  • Tito Puente  –  Oye como va  ~  Latin/pop, 1951
  • Trini Lopez  –  If I had a hammer  ~  Pop, 1963
  • The Ventures  –  Walk, don’t run  ~  (Surf) pop, 1960
  • Yma Sumac  –  Gopher  ~  Jazz/easy listening, 1954

Seasonal:

  • Andy Williams  –  It’s the most wonderful time of the year ~ Easy listening, 1963
  • Bing Crosby  –  White Christmas  ~  Easy listening, 1955
  • Nat King Cole  –  The Christmas song  ~  Easy listening, 1961

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Identify the year

Pop or rock

  • Molly Drake  –  How wild the wind blows (originally recorded in the 50s, according to others, but I don’t know exactly which year)

Hip hop

  • Slum Village – Yum yum (not older than 1996, when this group started, and not more recent than 2006, when it appeared on a compilation of J. Dilla – who produced this one)

Funky/jazzy/exotic

  • Alan Hawkshaw  –  Convenience shopping (probably released in the 50s)
  • Amara Touré  –  Fatou (appeared on a cd containing music released between 1973 and 1980)
  • Artur Adriano  –  Belita (released on a cd called ‘Angola 70s, 1972-1973’; but that are still two options, yearwise)
  • Bolita Y Su Tentacion  –  Descarga tentacion (appeared on a cd containing music released between 1965 and 1975)
  • Climaco Sarmiento Y Orquesta  –  Cumbia sabrosa (probably released in the 60s or 70s)
  • Jay-U Experience  –  Some More (appeared on a cd containing music released between 1974 and 1979)
  • Les Baxter And Billy May  –  Cherry pink and apple blossom white (probably released in the 50s)
  • Les Negresses Vertes  –  Orane (hypnotic) (appeared on a cd with remixes from this act from the late 80s/early 90s)
  • Lord Shorty & Vibrations International  –  Vibrations groove (I really don’t have any idea about the era)
  • Main Source x Jay Dee  –  BBQ the police (Dj Day Remix) (can be 90s, 00s ór 10s)
  • Malavoi  –  Nou pé pa kombé (can be 70s, 80s or 90s)
  • Masaru Satoh  –  Oodeiri (seems to be released in 1954-1975)
  • Michael Liggins And The Super Souls  –  Loaded to the gills (appeared on a cd containing music released between 1968 and 1974)
  • Moiano ft. Incksalonious & Nina Babet  –  Funk today (Grazz Nasty Remix) (seems not very old)
  • Mulatu Astatke  –  Emnete (seems to be a 60s/70s artist)
  • Pedro Laza Y Sus Pelayeros  –  Fandango en percussion (appeared on a cd containing music released between 1960 and 1976)
  • Semicolon  –  Nekwaha semi colon (probably released in the 70s)
  • South See Serenaders  –  Taboo (probably released in the 50s)
  • The Stretch  –  Detroit sex machine (appeared on a cd containing music released between 1968 and 1974)
  • Sun Ra And His Arkestra  –  Space is the place (Live in France) (the track appearing on ‘To those of earth and other worlds’, probably originally recorded in the 70s)
  • Tito Puente  –  Mambo tipico (probably released between the late 50s and the early 70s)
  • Wade Denning  –  Theme from U.n.c.l.e. (probably released in the 60s)

 

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