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Sunday, July 1, 2012

1st of July 2012

VA - The First Rock and Roll Record

Interesting compilation about the roots of Rock'n'Roll. First CD is dedicated to the mentions of words "Rock" or "Rockin'" and "Roll" or Rollin'". The first ever song with this two words was the first song on CD1 sang by unknown group with the verse "We've been rocking an' rolling in your arms, rockin' and rolling in your arms, in the arms of Moses,". Nomen est omen, as old Latin proverb is saying, so the mention of the words "rock" and "roll" resembles the rock'n'roll itself, and as a result we have here some songs that we recognize as predecessors of rock'n'roll. The CD2 contains real predecessors of Rock'n'Roll, songs from other genres (blues, jazz, pop, country, bluegrass) whose influence is obvious. The CD3 contains real Rock'n'Roll, including a song widely known as the first rock'n'roll record Rocket ’88 by Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats (one of the Delta Cats was Ike Turner, who later become famous with his wife Tina Turner). Compilation ends with the uncrowned king of rock'n'roll, the one and only Elvis Aaron Presley!

1. The Camp Meeting Jubilee – Unknown
2. My Man Rocks Me – Trixie Smith
3. Kansas City Blues – Jim Jackson
4. Going To Move To Alabama – Charley Patton
5. Move It On Over – Hank Williams
6. It’s Tight Like That – Tampa Red
7. Pinetops’s Boogie Woogie – Clarence Pine Top Smith
8. Jimmy Blues – Jimmy Blythe
9. Crazy About My Baby – Blind Roosevelt Graves
10. Tiger Rag – Washboard Rhythm Kings
11. Rock And Roll – Boswell Sisters
12. Get Rhythm In Your Feet – Benny Goodman Orchestra And Helen Ward
13. Oh Red! – Harlem Hamfats
14. Skippy Whippy – Mississippi Jook Band
15. Cross Road Blues – Robert Johnson
16. Sing! Sing! Sing! (With a Swing) – Benny Goodman And Gene Krupa
17. Rock It For Me – Ella Fitzgerald
18. Rock Me – Sister Rosetta Tharpe
19. Ida Red – Bob Wills
20. Roll ‘Em Pete – Big Joe Turner
21. Rockin’ Rollin’ Mama – Buddy Jones
22. New Early In The Morning – John Lee Williamson
23. Down The Road A Piece – Will Bradley
24. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – The Andrews Sisters
25. Lullaby (Rock A Bye Baby) – Virginia O’Brien

1. Flying Home – Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra
2. Blues, Pt. 2 – Illinois Jacquet
3. Mean Old World – T-Bone Walker
4. The Joint Is Really Jumpin’ Down At Carnegie Hall – Judy Garland
5. Rockin’ The Town – Gertrude Niesen
6. Straighten Up And Fly Right – Nat “King” Cole
7. Strange Things Happening Every Day – Sister Rosetta Tharpe
8. Be Baba Leba – Helen Humes
9. Honeydripper – Joe Liggins
10. Guitar Boogie – Arthur Smith
11. That’s All Right (Mama) – Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
12. Let The Good Times Roll – Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five
13. House Of Blue Lights – Ella Mae Morse And Freddie Slack
14. Hillbilly Boogie – The Delmore Brothers
15. Ten Gallon Boogie (Original) – Pee Wee King
16. Good Rocking Tonight – Wynonie Harris
17. We’re Gonna Rock, We’re Gonna Roll – Wild Bill Moore
18. I Can’t Be Satisfied – Muddy Waters
19. Chicken Shack Boogie – Amos Milburn
20. Rovin’ Eyes – Bill Haley
21. Its Too Soon To Know – The Orioles
22. Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee – Stick McGhee
23. Rock And Roll Blues – Erline ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Harris
24. Rock the Joint – Jimmy Preston
25. Saturday Night Fish Fry – Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five
26. The Fat Man – Fats Domino
27. Rock A While – Goree Carter

1. Gonna Dance All Night – Hardrock Gunter
2. Hot Rod Race – Arkie Shibley And His Mountain Dew Boys
3. 60 Minute Man – The Dominoes
4. How High The Moon – Les Paul And Mary Ford
5. Rocket ’88? – Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats
6. Boogie Woogie Blues – Charli Gracie
7. Hound Dog – Big Mama Thornton
8. Rockin’ An’ Rollin’ – Charli Gracie
9. Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Lloyd Price
10. Have Mercy Baby – The Dominoes
11. One Mint Julep – The Clovers
12. Gee – The Crows
13. Crazy Man, Crazy – Bill Haley And His Comets
14. Mess Around – Ray Charles
15. Money Honey – Clyde McPhatter And The Drifters
16. Honey Hush – Johnny Burnette Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio
17. Shake, Rattle And Roll – Big Joe Turner
18. Sh-Boom – The Chords
19. Rock Around The Clock – Sunny Dae And The Knights
20. I’ve Got A Woman – Ray Charles
21. Work With Me, Annie – Hank Ballard And The Midnighters
22. Riot In Cell Block Number Nine – The Robins
23. Tweedle Dee – LaVern Baker
24. Bo Diddley – Buddy Holly
25. Maybellene – Chuck Berry
26. Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
27. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
28. That’s Alright Mama – Elvis Presley
29. Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley And His Comets
30. Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley