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Early Rocknroll

Artist Song Buy
Ruth Brown  (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean  buy on itunes
Malcolm Yelvington  Yakety Yak  buy on itunes
Eddie Cochran  Boll Weevil  buy on itunes
Arthur Gunter  You Are Doing Me Wrong  buy on itunes
Kings of Rhythm  Rocket 88  buy on itunes
Cannibal & the Headhunters  Land of 1,000 Dances  buy on itunes
Professor Longhair  Willie Mae  buy on itunes
Arthur Crudup  My Baby Left Me  buy on itunes
Nellie Lutcher  Fine Brown Frame  buy on itunes
Junior Parker  Feelin' Good  buy on itunes
Warren Smith  Rock & Roll Ruby  buy on itunes
Little Richard  Long Tall Sally  buy on itunes
Stick McGhee  Let's Do It  buy on itunes
Johnny Burnette  Tear It Up  buy on itunes
Elvis Presley  Tomorrow Night  buy on itunes
Fats Domino  I'm in Love Again  buy on itunes
Bill Haley  Rock Around the Clock  buy on itunes
Sister Rosetta Tharpe  Rock Me  buy on itunes
Maurice Williams  Stay  buy on itunes
Jazz Gillum  Key to the Highway  buy on itunes
James Ray  If You've Got to Make a Fool of Somebody  buy on itunes
Elvis Presley  I'll Never Stand in Your Way  buy on itunes
Stick McGhee  Six to Eight  buy on itunes
Levon and the Hawks  He Don't Love You  buy on itunes
Billy the Kid Emerson  When It Rains It Pours  buy on itunes
Lloyd Price  Lawdy Miss Clawdy  buy on itunes
Clarence Frogman Henry  Lonely Tramp  buy on itunes
The Rebels  Wild Weekend  buy on itunes
Elmore James  She Done Move Me  buy on itunes
Eddie Cochran  Something Else  buy on itunes


When U.S. media talks about the great rock and roll of the 1950s they'll mention Pat Boone, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Darin, Paul Anka, Ricky Nelson.

They'll mention Elvis Presley, but they won't refer to his best work. They'll give Little Richard and Buddy Holly their due, but gloss over their raw sexual heat. Sure you know about Bill Haley and Chuck Berry, but what about all the other amazing early rocknroll that turned Liverpool on its heels in the 1950s? What about all the amazing early rocknroll that influenced Elvis and Chuck Berry and Motown? And what about all the amazing early rocknroll that stands on its own as awesome entertainment?

Here are twenty-nine tracks made before Brian Epstein met the Beatles (and one track from the mid-1960s, Levon and the Hawks' "He Don't Love You" just because somehow it fits.)


Sister ZoT Jarvis
Date: 12/6/2007
loving your notes and this tracklist.
solid collection

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