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Thread #149412   Message #3476308
Posted By: GUEST,DDT
05-Feb-13 - 11:34 PM
Thread Name: What is Rock 'n Roll???
Subject: RE: What is Rock 'n Roll???
Rocket 88 was taken from pianist Pete Johnson's Rocket 88 Boogie or some such title. Pete was partners with the Boss of the Blues, Big Joe Turner. In 1938, they recorded a boogie-woogie blues on Vocalion called Roll Em Pete which many consider to be the earliest rock and roll song. In fact, they recut it in the 50s and re-released it because it fit so well with other rock and roll records. Joe and Pete made some of the greatest rock and roll EVER including:

Shake, Rattle and Roll
Boogie-Woogie Country Girl
Bump Miss Susie
The Chicken and the Hawk
Piney Brown's Blues
Crawdad Hole
Flip, Flop and Fly
TV Mama
Sweet Sixteen
Well All Right
Chains of Love
Little Bitty Gal's Blues
Cherry Red
Miss Brown Blues
Tell Me Pretty Baby
Sally Zu-zazz
I Got a Gal for Every Day of the Week