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    Default Rock 'n Roll before it was a popular genre

    We know that there was a genre overlapping the earliest Chicago Blues (the late 1930s through the 1940s) and the emergence of White Rock 'n Roll (around the early 1950s with Bill Haley and The Comets)...

    ...that this genre was called "rock", "rockin Blues", "Jump Blues" and was occasionally referred to as "Rock 'n Roll" in Black communities.

    It was relegated mainly to "Race" catalogues or "Rhythm and Blues" catalogues until it was appropriated by the White music industry and named "Rock 'n Roll".

    It was and is our beloved Rock 'n Roll and the guitarists were amazing Rockers, some leaning toward jazz, some leaning toward Blues...but when ya listen to these examples, the music is our earliest Rock. Just so amazing:

    https://youtu.be/2_6uwMIoG6g

    https://youtu.be/R_qlXRXr5yA

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    Check this out...I believe it's 1954

    https://youtu.be/sM2VIgrakSw?list=PL...xOf7YxCgir_Dk5

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    I'll recommend a book:The Chitlin' Circuit: And the Road to Rock 'n' Roll by Preston Lauterbach.

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    Default Rock 'n Roll in the 1940s

    Quote Originally Posted by Slideman View Post
    I'll recommend a book:The Chitlin' Circuit: And the Road to Rock 'n' Roll by Preston Lauterbach.
    Okay, Slideman. Glad you're here, and you know this history. I agree, The Chitlin Circuit is a carefully documented early Blues & rock history, along with Peter Guralnick's recent bio of Sam Phillips.

    Just the other day I heard an old Jump Blues on Atlanta's Radio Free Georgia,,, the singer was referring to "rock 'n roll". The Dj said the recording was from 1949.

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    Default Rock ,' Roll in the 1940s

    From: http://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_songs40s.html

    1. Good Rockin' Tonight - Wynonie Harris
    2. It's Too Soon To Know - Orioles
    3. Caldonia - Louis Jordan
    4. The Honeydripper - Joe Liggins
    5. Choo Choo Ch'Boogie - Louis Jordan
    6. Straighten Up And Fly Right - King Cole Trio
    7. Lovesick Blues - Hank Williams
    8. Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Stick McGhee & His Buddies
    9. Saturday Night Fish Fry - Louis Jordan
    10. Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop - Lionel Hampton
    11. Till Then - Mills Brothers
    12. Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well - Lucky Millinder (Wynonie Harris)
    13. Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens - Louis Jordan
    14. Chicken-Shack Boogie - Amos Milburn
    15. The Hucklebuck - Paul Williams
    16. Merry Christmas Baby - Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Charles Brown)
    17. Tomorrow Night - Lonnie Johnson
    18. Let The Good Times Roll - Louis Jordan
    19. Move It On Over - Hank Williams
    20. Cherry Red Blues - Cootie Williams (Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson)
    21. Blues In The Night - Jimmie Lunceford
    22. God Bless The Child - Billie Holiday
    23. Get Your Kicks On Route 66 - King Cole Trio
    24. Flying Home - Lionel Hampton featuring Illinois Jacquet
    25. Drifting Blues - Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Charles Brown)
    26. Walking The Floor Over You - Ernest Tubb
    27. Boogie Chillen' - John Lee Hooker
    28. The Christmas Song - King Cole Trio
    29. G.I. Jive - Louis Jordan
    30. Call It Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker
    31. I'll Get Along Somehow - Larry Darnell
    32. Buzz Me - Louis Jordan
    33. Confessin' The Blues - Jay McShann (Walter Brown)
    34. Jack, You're Dead - Louis Jordan
    35. Honky Tonkin' - Hank Williams
    36. Don't Cry, Baby - Erskine Hawkins (Jimmy Mitchelle)
    37. Fine Brown Frame - Nellie Lutcher
    38. Romance In The Dark - Lil Green
    39. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams
    40. Ol' Man River - Ravens
    41. I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire - Ink Spots
    42. Blues Stay Away From Me - Delmore Brothers
    43. New San Antonio Rose - Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
    44. Ain't That Just Like A Woman - Louis Jordan
    45. Ain't Nobody's Business - Jimmy Witherspoon
    46. For You My Love - Larry Darnell
    47. Pistol Packin' Mama - Al Dexter & His Troopers
    48. White Christmas - Ravens
    49. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve - Orioles
    50. Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Bill Monroe
    51. The Deacon's Hop - Big Jay McNeely
    52. King Size Papa - Julia Lee
    53. That's My Desire - Frankie Laine / Hadda Brooks
    54. Boogie Woogie Blue Plate - Louis Jordan
    55. Open The Door Richard - Dusty Fletcher / Jack McVea / Louis Jordan
    56. Long Gone - Sonny Thompson
    57. Tippin' In - Erskine Hawkins
    58. Long John Blues - Dinah Washington
    59. Bewildered - Amos Milburn / Red Miller Trio
    60. Good Rockin' Tonight - Roy Brown
    61. Shout, Sister, Shout - Lucky Millinder (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
    62. Tell Me So - Orioles
    63. Trouble Blues - Charles Brown
    64. I Wonder - Private Cecil Gant / Roosevelt Sykes
    65. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town - Louis Jordan / Jimmie Lunceford
    66. All She Wants To Do Is Rock - Wynonie Harris
    67. Rockin' At Midnight - Roy Brown
    68. See See Rider Blues - Bea Booze
    69. I Almost Lost My Mind - Ivory Joe Hunter
    70. When Things Go Wrong With You - Tampa Red
    71. Cow Cow Boogie - Ella Fitzgerald & the Ink Spots / Freddie Slack (Ella Mae Morse)
    72. Why Don't You Do Right? - Lil Green / Benny Goodman (Peggy Lee)
    73. Move On Up A Little Higher - Mahalia Jackson
    74. Pretty Mama Blues - Ivory Joe Hunter
    75. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby - Louis Jordan
    76. Rock The Joint - Jimmy Preston
    77. Sweet Georgia Brown - Brother Bones
    78. Run, Joe - Louis Jordan
    79. Boogie At Midnight - Roy Brown
    80. That's All Right - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
    81. Strange Things Happening - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    82. Stormy Monday Blues - Earl Hines (Billy Eckstine)
    83. R.M. Blues - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    84. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It - Hank Williams
    85. Be-Baba-Leba - Helen Humes
    86. Blues For The Red Boy - Todd Rhodes
    87. Tennessee Saturday Night - Red Foley
    88. Blow Top Blues - Lionel Hampton (Dinah Washington)
    89. Snatch And Grab It - Julia Lee
    90. Corn Bread - Hal Singer
    91. So Glad You're Mine - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
    92. Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me - Bullmoose Jackson
    93. The House Of Blue Lights - Freddie Slack (Ella Mae Morse)
    94. (I Feel Like) Going Home - Muddy Waters
    95. Junker Blues - Champion Jack Dupree
    96. Long About Midnight - Roy Brown
    97. That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch - Buddy Johnson (Ella Johnson)
    98. Shake The Boogie - Sonny Boy Williamson
    99. S.K. Blues - Pete Johnson (Joe Turner)
    100. We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna Roll - Wild Bill Moore
    101. I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters
    102. Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams
    103. Down The Road A Piece - Will Bradley / Amos Milburn
    104. Jimmy's Blues - Count Basie (Jimmy Rushing)
    105. Got A Right To Cry - Joe Liggins
    106. Midnight Special - Leadbelly (Golden Gate Quartet)
    107. Key To The Highway - Big Bill Broonzy
    108. Since I Fell For You - Paul Gayten (Annie Laurie) / Buddy & Ella Johnson
    109. I Love You, Yes I Do - Bullmoose Jackson

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    I notice Louis Jordan is prominent in your list. What a guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slideman View Post
    I notice Louis Jordan is prominent in your list. What a guy!
    "What a guy"...goofy sense of humor. Great Jump-Blues musical talent. And a real sense of responsibility to the WWII troops as well as their families here.

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    I love all that Jump stuff! Being a tenor player myself I love flipping my wig with some honking and screaming. If you want a laugh, check out Wynnonie Harris' 'Keep on Churnin" pure filth done so well!

    https://youtu.be/d8swz7WFgrU

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    Never heard that one. Pretty bold. "Leave the sheep, bring me that brown cow"...

    BtW, my book order just came in, the autobiography of Jim Dickinson. Just read Peter Guralnick's bio of Sam Phillips and this one will be a good follow-up to that. Seems the roots music of Arkansas and Mississippi Deltas came together in West Memphis and Memphis like a 1940's junction; "East-West for the Chitlin Circuit, or continue North to Chicago".
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR_A4Su-TrI
    I like this guy, thanks again.

 

 

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