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Thread #149412 Message #3478458
Posted By: GUEST,DDT
11-Feb-13 - 08:25 PM
Thread Name: What is Rock 'n Roll???
Subject: RE: What is Rock 'n Roll???
"Freight Train Boogie" is certainly a rocknroll forerunner. The vocal melody is similar Wills's "Ida Red" which was liberally borrowed by Chuck Berry for his "Maybelline". The guitar breaks are pretty much standard blues shuffles. The harmonica line was borrowed and sped up for the intro to Blackfoot's early 80s hit "Train, Train" (which also relied heavily on "Mystery Train" by Little Junior (Parker)).
So, yeah, the Delmore Bros are definitely one of the roots of rocknroll.