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Frank's Favorites of the 50's

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Frank DiGiovannangelo
Philadelphia, PA
United States


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(KEY Signatures after the titles) (C)(D)(Eb)(E)(F) etc.

Teddy Bear(C) Elvis Presley 1957
A Teenager In Love(C) Dion and The Belmonts 1959
Stay (just a little bit longer)(Bb) Maurice Williams 1960
Come On, Lets Go(A) Ritchie Valens 1958
Take Good Care Of My Baby (F) Bobby Vee 1961
Return To Sender (C) Elvis Presley 1962
There Goes My Baby (C) The Drifters 1959
Calendar Girl (C) Neil Sedaka 1961
The Stroll (F) The Diamonds 1958
Mr.Lee (F) The Bobbettes 1957
Sleep Walk (C) Santo and Johnny 1957 (redone 5/12/02 with a completely new sound)
For Your Precious Love (C) Jerry Butler 1958
Tossin and Turnin (C) Bobby Lewis 1961
Green Onions (Bb) Booker "T" and The MG's 1962
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye (F) The Casinos 1962
You're Sixteen (C) Johnnie Burnette 1960
Runaround Sue (D)(with a touch of BlueGrass)Original by Dion 1961
Angel Baby (C) Rosie and the Originals 1960 (Just Updated 11/30/01)
It's Only Make Believe (F) Conway Twitty 1958
Come Prima (For The First Time) (Bb) imported from Italy in 1959
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (C) Original from the Wizard of Oz and done again in the 50's
I'll Wait For You (Eb) Frankie Avalon from 1958
Queen Of The Hop (F) Bobby Darin from 1958
Peggy Sue (G) Buddy Holly from 1957 (Completely New Version)
Jo-ann (F) The Playmates (Done from memory)
P.S. I Love You (Eb) (The Original P.S I Love You - not the Beatles song)
Please Mr.Sun (F) Tommy Edwards 1958
Over the Mountain (C) (done from memory)
Ebb Tide (C) From around 1959 and before
Good Night Sweetheart (C) The Last dance of the night in the 50's and before
Jailhouse Rock (F) Elvis Presley 1957
The Banana Boat Song (Eb) Harry Belafonte 1956
The Witch Doctor (C) YES.. the ooh eh ooh ah ah song from 1958
Young Love (C) Sonny James 1956
Born Too Late (C) The Poni Tails
The Twelfth Of Never (G) Johnny Mathis 1956
True Love Ways (Bb) Buddy Holly 1957
Wild Thing (E) The Troggs
Canadian Sunset (F) Music by Eddie Heywood 1956
Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran 1958
I Wanna Be Loved (C) Baker Knight 1960
Old Cape Cod (Eb) Patti Page 1956
Tear Drop (F) Santo and Johnny 1959 (the follow-up mate to Sleep Walk)
Bird Dog (G) The Everly Brothers 1958
You Cheated, You Lied (F) The Shields 1958
Just A Dream (G) Jimmy Clanton 1958 (If you like sax, you'll love the way I did this one!)
Susie Darlin'(C) Robin Luke 1958 Just Redone 3/24/2000 (completely new version)
Rockin Robin (F) Bobby Day 1958 (completely new version)
Over and Over (G) Bobby Day 1958 (Done with a completely new sound)
I've Had It (E) The Bell Notes 1959
Baby Talk (G) Jan and Dean 1959
Oh Julie (Bb) The Crescendos 1957
Cherry Pie (G) Ship and Flip 1959
The Battle of New Orleans (Bb) (a novelty tune done with all banjo) Johnny Horton 1959
Eddie My Love (C) The Teen Queens 1956
Heart and Soul (F) I think by Patience & Prudence in the late 50's
Till Then (F) The Classics 1963
Sea Cruise (C) Huey Smith 1959
Be Bop Baby (F) Ricky Nelson 1957
Little Darlin' (F) The Diamonds 1957 (Done from memory with a completely new sound)
So Rare (C) (With a Big Band Sound, the way it should be) Jimmy Dorsey 1956
Goodnight, It's Time To Go (C) 1954
Duke Of Earl (C) Gene Chandler 1962
Come Go With Me (C) The Dell Vikings 1957 (done from memory)
School Day (Eb) Chuck Berry 1957
Shop Around (Ab) Smokey Robinson 1960
Close To You (Eb) The Carpenters 1963
Mr. Blue (F) The Fleetwoods 1959
Graduation Day (C) The Four Freshmen from the late 50's
My Boy Lollipop Millie Small 1964
Oh Lonesome Me (C) Don Gibson 1958
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (C) Mel Carter from the late 50's
So Fine (G) Johnny Otis 1955
Be Bop A Lula (C) Gene Vincent 1956
Donna (F) Richie Valens 1957
A White Sports Coat (C) Marty Robbins 1957
Diana (Eb) Paul Anka 1957
Speedoo (Eb) The Cadillacs 1955
You Are My Special Angel (Bb) The Rogues 1957
Twilight Time (G) The Platters 1958
Blue Velvet (Bb) Bobby Vinton 1963
Bad Girl (G) Smokey Robinson 1959Bad Girl (all guitar) (G)
Freddy My Love (D) From Grease.
Tears On My Pillow (C) Little Anthony 1958
I'll Come Running Back To You (F) Sam Cooke 1957
C.C. Rider (F) Chuck Willis 1957
Memphis Tennessee (D) Chuck Berry 1959
Rock And Roll Music (Eb) Chuck Berry 1957
Save The Last Dance For Me (Eb) The Drifters 1960
Goin' Out Of My Head (C) Little Anthony 1964
Lucille (C) Little Richard 1957
Long Tall Sally (F) Little Richard 1956
You're Sixteen (C) Johnny Bunette 1960
Ain't That A Shame (G) Fats Domino 1955
The Peppermint Twist (C) Joey Dee
He Don't Love You (C) Jerry Butler.
Let's Twist Again (G) Chubby Checker 1961
Sorry (I ran all the way home) (C) The Impalas 1958
Runaround (C) Chuck Berry
Splish Splash (Bb) Bobby Darin 1958.
A Lover's Question (G) Clyde McPhatter 1959.
A Thousand Miles Away (F) The Heartbeats 1956.
Mother-In-Law (C) Ernie Doe from the early 60's.
Elusive Butterfly (C) Bob Lind from the early 60's.
Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat (F) Paul Evans 1959.
Party Doll (G) Buddy Knox 1957.
Happy,Happy Birthday,Baby (C) The Tune Weavers from 1957.
Gonna Get Along Without You Now (F) Patience&Prudence 1957 (You won't get this one out of your head for a long time).
Bo Diddley (G) Bo Diddley from 1955
Secretly (C) Jimmie Rodgers from 1958
Little Bitty Pretty One (F) Thurston Harris from 1957
Poetry In Motion (G) Johnny Tillotson from around 1960
Hey There Lonely Girl (G) From around 1964
It Hurts To Be In Love (F) Gene Pitney from the early 60's
Treat Me Nice (C) (Just updated 5/20/99) Elvis Presley 1957
Cupid (C) Another Sam Cooke song sometime in the late 50's
You Send Me (F) A Sam Cooke song from 1957
Mack The Knife (C) A Bobby Darin song from 1959
Why (Because I love You) (G) A Frankie Avalon song 1960
Guitar Boogie Shuffle (E) Original by Aurthur Smith from about 1948 and done again in the 50's
Torquay (F) From 1960 and a first
Shella (C) Tommy Roe from 1962
Detour (Eb) I have no information on this song, but I can remember playing it in the late 50's
Pipeline (G) The Chantay's from 1963
Fever (C) Peggy Lee from 1958
The House Of The Rising Sun (F) from 1964
Hang On Sloopy (C) from 1964
Singing The Blues (F) Guy Mitchell from 1956
Earth Angel (Eb) The Penguins from 1955
Only You (G) The Platters from 1955
Do You Wanna Dance (Bb) Bobby Freeman from 1958 (done completely from memory)
The One Who Really Loves You (C) Marry Wells 1962
Tom Dooley (G) The Kingston Trio from 1958
Don't (F) Elvis Presley from 1958
Purple People Eater (G) Sheb Wooley from 1958 (We drove around banging on the side of the car singing this one)
Get A Job (C) The Silhouettes from 1958
Lollipop (C) The Chordettes from 1958
Little Star (Bb) The Elegants from 1958
Yakety Yak (C) The Real Yakety Yak by the Coasters from 1958
Don't Gamble With Love (F) (Done all from memory) my favorite Paul Anka song from the late 50's
Rock Around The Clock (F) Bill Haley from the early 50's
Bye Bye Love (F) The Everly Brothers around 1957
Where Or When (Eb) An old 30's song brought back to life in the late 50's
Duster (Eb) An original song I composed something like the 50's oldie called "Wild Weekend"
I'll Remember In The Still Of The Night (F) The Five Satins(Done completely from memory)
Bulldog (Bb) From sometime in the late 50's (done from memory)
Crying In The Chapel (C) An Elvis song from sometime in the late 50's or early 60's
Wonderful - Wonderful (Bb) Johnny Mathis from the late 50's
The End (C) Earl Grant From 1958 (done completely from memory)
Cara Mia (F) A song from sometime in the late 50's by Jay Black.
Love Is All We Need (C) Another Tommy Edwards song from 1958
It' All In The Game (F) Tommy Edwards 1958
Green Door (A) From 1956
Sh-boom (Eb) From 1954.
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Ab) from the mid 60's
Need You (F) I think originally done by Donny Owens in 1958 (done from memory)
I Miss You So (G) Paul Anka form about 1958
Sea Of Love (F) Phil Phillips 1959
Hushabye (C) From about 1958
For Your Love (C) From about 1957 or 1958 (Played completely from memory)
Fame and Fortune (C) Another great Elvis song.
Can't Help Falling in Love (F) An Elvis song from 1961
Johnny Angel (F) Shelley Fabares from 1960.
Since You're Gone (G) A song from 1952 (Also done by Elvis in the late 50's)
Sandy (C) Another one from 1958
To Know Him Is To Love Him (Eb) A song from 1958
A Certain Smile (F) A Johnny Mathis song from 1958
Unchained Melody (Bb) From around 1952 (A hybrid sequence of the original song. * NOT Ghost *
Don't Be Cruel (C) A 1956 Elvis Presley song
Tragedy (C) Recorded in 1959 by Thomas Wayne (A seldom heard song)
Labamba (F) A mexican song redone in the 50's by Ritchie Valens.(I did this sequence like a mexican band playing the original.)
When (Bb) The Kalin Twins from 1958 (done from memory - mostly ad-libbed, with as much of the original melody as I can remember.)
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Eb) Another oldie brought back to life in the 50's
The Twist (G) A song done originally by Hank Ballard then Chubby Checker
Again (G) An oldie brought back to life in the 50's
Barbara Ann (F) Another old song from the early 60's
Daddy's Home (Eb) Jermaine Jackson 1961
Kansas City (C) From the 50's
The Wonder Of You (F) Ray Peterson 1958
16 Candles (F) From 1958
Maybe (F) Done from hand written music I did from the record when I was 15yrs old
Love Me Forever (Bb) The Four Esquires song from 1957
It's Time To Cry (C) A Great Paul Anke song from 1958
The book of Love (F) A Monotones song from 1957
At The 1999 Hop (Ab) A 1999 Heavy metal version of the 1957 song.
You Talk too Much (Bb) A Joe Jones song from 1960
Whispering Bells (F) The Dell Vikings from 1957 (Done from memory)
Tequila (F) Sequence of another old song (Done from memory)
Johnny B Goode (F) Chuck Berry 1958
Poor Little Fool (C) New sequence of an old Rick Nelson song - done from memory with a Trini Lopaz sound
Stagglee (C) Lloyd Price from 1958
Night Train (Bb) New version of the old standard
Wad I Say Part 2 (E) New sequence of the old Ray Charles song- done from memory
Puff the Magic Dragon (C) A Peter, Paul and Mary Song
Silhouettes (C) New version of the old 50's song
Guantanamaro (C) A very hard hitting arrangement of this song
You're Mine an We Belong Together (C) Robert and Johnny 1958 (done from memory)
Apache (C) New arrangement of the old 60's song Apache
I Was The One (C) New sequence of an hard to find Elvis song
Happy Sax (G) An Original song by the Countdowns in 1960
- ( * Composed by me and my sax player Al Hendri - Sequence as close as I can remember it

All the music on this site was sequenced by me. If it doesn't sound exactly like the original it is because I did it my way, without the original vocal artist.
Everything was done with music software and MIDI input from guitar, virtual piano, notation or keyboard.

Updated 7-18-2013