Flashlite #133

Johnny AceIt’s my father’s birthday and I am in my home town. My dad collects music just like I do and I learned a lot from him. So, two of us decided to make a show together. He picked all songs in today’s show. He’s an expert in early rock’n’roll and today’s selection are songs that represent an early history of this musical genre. People typically think that rock’n’roll was created with the first records of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Bill Halley in 1954 or so. However, rock’n’roll evolved very slowly and the term is mentioned as early as 1934! This hour is dedicated to these forefathers (and mothers) of the music that we all like so much. So, dwell into this history and wish my dad Ivica a happy birthday!

Boswell Sisters – Rock and Roll;
Jackie Brenston – Rocket 88;
John Lee Hooker – Talking Boogie;
Chubby Checker – The Hucklebuck;
Little Richard – Get Rich Quick;
H Bomb Ferguson – Rock H-Bomb Rock;
Amos Milburn – Chicken Shack Boogie;
Joe Brown And His Kool Kats – The Bull Dog Blues;
Tommy Brown – Atlanta Boogie;
Piano Red – Shake Rattle and Roll;
Paul Hucklebuck Williams (featuring Danny Cobb) – Rocking Chair Blues;
Louis Jordan – Caledonia;
Freddie Mitchell – Rockin’ And Jumpin’;
Chris Powell And The Five Blue Flames – That’s Right;
Doles Dickens – We’re Gonna Rock This Morning;
Cecil Gant – Rock Little Baby;
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Rock Daniel;
Billie Holiday – Let’s Do It;
Big Jay McNeely – There Is Something On Your Mind;
Johnny Ace – Pledging My Love;
Dave Alvin – Johnny Ace Is Dead.

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