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It took a lot of ill-fated singles before some ’50s pop stars got hits

Tony Bennett photo courtesy Sony Music Archives/Don Hunstein

While some lucky pop artists scored hits with their very first singles, others — including some outright legends — needed to try and try again before they finally broke through on Billboard Pop Charts. (Connie Francis famously put out 10 singles on MGM before she found success with 1958’s “Who’s Sorry Now?”) Here’s a peek at some other now-famous artists who needed at least two attempts to score chart hits back in the ’50s.

2014’s Top Ten Vinyl Reissues

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If the department stores can do it, so can Goldmine.  We’ve not even got through Thanksgiving yet, and the holiday decorations are already creeping into view  So, to commence our own countdown to the Frothy Muggament, Spin Cycle’s Top Ten …

NEW CDs SHOW THE DIVERSITY OF JAZZ

Conrad Herwig by Martin Cohen

Conrad Herwig has made a career of showing the Latin sides of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. Now comes arguably his best of all: “The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson Featuring Joe Lovano. That and three other brilliant new takes on the ever-evolving jazz scene is the subject of this week’s “Filled With Sound” blog.