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Early Rock and Rollers (Pre 1960)
6 January 2018
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PurplishRain
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Talk about any Early Rock and Rollers. List your favorite songs/artists, tell us if you've seen any in concert.

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Buddy Guy is the only early dude I’ve seen in concert. I do believe he is the most technicallly skilled of all of the blues legends. I listen to his records, and just adore his clean tone and precise playing. I saw him when he was in his 70s yet his showmanship was suberb and his playing had even improved. 

Obviously I love Robert Johnson, the OG, as my grandfather is a blues musician and an author who has written a book on the guy. He’s the one who showed me some of my favorite blues players. 

Some more favorites of mine are T-Bone Walker, Lightnin Hopkins, and my favorite player/singer of them all, Albert King. 

Also a big chunk of my listening comes from from the early Stax singles as well. I like Carla and Rufus Thomas, as well as Otis Redding and of course, one of Lennon’s favorites Booker T and the MGs. Booker T Jones revolutionized music with his hammond organ, influencing not only the Beatles, but legendary southern rock bands like The Allman Brothers to incorporate Hammond Organ into their blues jams. 

Heres Booker T & the MGs covering a few selections from Abbey Road on their tribute LP McLemore Avenue, named after the street on which Stax studios resided in homage to Abbey Road

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6 January 2018
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sir walter raleigh said

Heres Booker T & the MGs covering a few selections from Abbey Road on their tribute LP McLemore Avenue, named after the street on which Stax studios resided in homage to Abbey Road

I have that LP lying around somewhere

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6 January 2018
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@Ron Nasty I Never knew about that version of Rock Around The Clock! I always thought Bill Haley was the first guy to do it.

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6 January 2018
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Rock Around the Clock, @PurplishRain (and welcome back, by the way), was written in late-'52, and copyrighted on 31 March 1953. Shortly after it was offered to Haley by Jimmy Myers (one of the two writers), who started including it in his live act, and trying to record it. He was signed to Essex Records at the time. Haley was being produced by Dave Miller at the time, and the story is that Haley would turn up at sessions with the sheet music for it, and Miller would rip it up. It has been suggested there was an ongoing feud between Miller and Myers, which meant Miller wouldn't let Haley record a song connected to Myers (and Myers writing credit was most probably for promoting the song).

He'd given up on the chances of a Haley recording by the beginning of 1954, and arranged the Sonny Dae & The Knights recording on 20 March. When released a couple of weeks later, it became a regional hit.

Unknown to Myers, Haley had been negotiating a new deal with Decca. His first session, to record the Decca-suggested Thirteen Women (and Only One Man in Town), on 12 April, ended with Haley recording two takes of RAtC roughly three weeks after Dae's recording. The two takes were later edited together to create the master following the slight stir caused by Dae's recording.

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6 January 2018
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@Ron Nasty Thank you for the Information!

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6 January 2018
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Side note: my mom lived at 376 East McLemore as a kid. The Capitol Theater was way down on the 900 bolck of East McLemore. Mostly, she and her siblings went to the Joy theater to see the picture shows. Sometimes the Capitol would have a show they would go see. The Capitol Theater became the Stax Recording Studio.

I need to go to the Stax Museum on one of my trips back home.

Edit: the day after I wrote this post, Ahhh Aunt corrected Ahhh Mom's memory. It was the Capitol Theater, not the Royal Theater that became Stax Studio. Also, the Capitol wasn't as far away from her house as she remembered it being.

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Because of it's influence on the 60's British Blues Rock  and it's all round fantasticness, Howlin Wolf's Smokestack Lightning  deserves a nod.

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Penny Lane said
Because of it's influence on the 60's British Blues Rock  and it's all round fantasticness, Howlin Wolf's Smokestack Lightning  deserves a nod.  

It sure does. Although i am more familiar with The Yardbirds version

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Penny Lane said
Because of it's influence on the 60's British Blues Rock  and it's all round fantasticness, Howlin Wolf's Smokestack Lightning  deserves a nod.  

Love the live dead version as well. 

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In honor of an Early Rock and Roller's birthday, a rarity!

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Anyone here like Ritchie Valens? I think his stuff is underrated

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