Earliest Rock 'N' Roll song

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Earliest Rock 'N' Roll song

Post  pinhedz on Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:11 am

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Re: Earliest Rock 'N' Roll song

Post  felix on Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:13 am

I can't recall now. But it's frequently stated that the Ike Turner band's 1951 hit 'Rocket 88' (released as by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats) owns that title:



The compilers of Hoy Hoy Records' CD 'Rock Before Elvis, Before Little Richard, etc ...' suggest, though, that 'Hastings Street' recorded in 1929 by Charlie Spand and Blind Blake, was the first recording with the beat they called rock & roll 20+ years later:


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Post  pinhedz on Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:33 am

You saw me comin' dint'cha? You knew I was all set to come up with something pre-1951, so you came up with a track from 1929.

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:36 am

I reckon I'll just proceed with Plan-A regardless (the stuff that beats 1951 is too good to waste) and then we'll see about a Plan B (pre-1929)--if any.




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Post  pinhedz on Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:40 am

Heard the story about Ella Mae Morse? After hearing her recordings, Sammy Davis Junior met her and saw how pale she was.

Taken by surprise, he blurted out: "I thought you were one of us!"

She said: "I am one of you."






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Re: Earliest Rock 'N' Roll song

Post  pinhedz on Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:43 am

How about 1928--does this rock?




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Re: Earliest Rock 'N' Roll song

Post  pinhedz on Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:53 am

Some might argue about this one--but try doing the Lindy Hop to it and It'll be like dancin' to Bill Haley and the Comets Very Happy


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Post  pinhedz on Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:58 am

The proof is in the pudding--here we see youngsters (albeit clean-cut youngsters) doing the Lindy to Dippermouth Blooz in 1960:


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Post  eddie on Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:43 pm

A musican friend once assured me that Rock n Roll was invented by Mahler in a few bars of (I think) the 5th Symphony.

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