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Thursday, March 29, 2018

UNDERAPPRECIATED MUSIC: ANCESTORS OF ROCK AND ROLL

Yep, rock and roll is here to stay -- it will never die.  But it took a long while birthing.  You may recognize them as such but here are some of the antecedents, from 1922 to 1936, to a great musical genre.


1922 -- Trixie Smith, "My Man Rocks Me (with One Steady Roll)"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHtSz4BooMA


1925 -- Papa Charlie Jackson, "Shake That Thing"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNW-2BiGs44


1926 -- Blind Lemon Jefferson, "Black Snake Moan"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kic5rUrvv08


1927 -- Uncle Dave Macon and His Fruit Jar Drinkers, "Sail Away" and "Rock About My Saro Jane"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqpP6zNuAXE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXqk2mPtPo0


1927 -- Jim Jackson, "Kansas City Blues"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMBO2Sb_91k


1928 -- Tampa Red and Georgia Tom, "It's Tight Like That"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuUReqRLAbc


1928 -- Pinetop Slim, "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6dPdfXZVI8


1929 -- Blind Roosevelt Graves, "Crazy About My Baby"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56rjRNQ1fPY


1930 -- Jimmie Rogers (with Louis Armstrong on cornet and Lil Armstrong on piano), "Standing on the Corner (Blue Yodel No. 9)"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BFbY9Vw8DM


1932 -- Washboard Rhythm Kings, "Tiger Rag"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkW7osPfonU


1934 -- Austin Coleman and Joe Washington Brown, "Good Lord Run (O Jeremiah)"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkxeB0gcLyA


1936 -- Harlem Hamfats, "Oh! Red"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2heVEC2djCE

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