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tore 06-21-2010 05:09 AM

Good Golly, It's Rock & Roll Week!
Hey Musicbanterers and banterins.

Today is the start of Rock & Roll week! As you already know, rock and roll is a genre which originated in the US during the late 40s and became very popular during the 50s. It expanded beyond the US and directly and/or indirectly gave rise to many of other styles of rock music over the decade such as surf rock, psychedelic rock, blues rock, psychedelic rock and so on.

One thing which made rock and roll so important was that it appealed to a youth subculture which young people could identify with that their parents probably weren't "in on". Though such youth subcultures, f.ex goths or hippies, have been popular since, this was the start of it all - at least on a massive commercial scale!

So, let's celebrate rock and roll :)

Rock and roll also travelled to Norway. Here's one (largely forgotten today) norwegian rock and roll artist, Rocke Pelle. Here he's singing Marty Robbin's Tennessee Toddy.

So, let's see some praise and favourites! :D

Janszoon 06-21-2010 05:25 AM

So, when you say "Rock & Roll" are you referring specifically to early Rock & Roll or does this cover the all its myriad sub-genres of the past 60+ years? I ask because I think of Rock & Roll as probably the largest and most diverse genre of the 20th century, but based on the OP and other posts I've read from you here and there I think you might think of Rock & Roll strictly as what I would call "early Rock & Roll". That is to say the style of Rock & Rock that people associate with the 50s.

tore 06-21-2010 05:28 AM

Yes, the theme is rock and roll from the very late 40s, 50s and early 60s. I guess you can mentally include Doo Wop and Rockabilly into this definition if you want.

If it was rock music from the last 60 years, we might as well call it "rock week" or "music week".

Janszoon 06-21-2010 05:46 AM

Hahha, true! Alright then, we may as well get this thread rocking and rolling with what is often considered the first rock song ever recorded, "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats. Interesting fact about this song: Jackie Brenston was basically just a hired-gun vocalist. The actual writer and creative force behind this song was none other than Ike Turner.

tore 06-21-2010 06:01 AM

^Oh man, that was brilliant! Perfect song for the thread too :) It was so good I had to look it up on Wikipedia where I found this little bit of trivia, interesting I'm sure to many out there :


The record contained one of the first examples of guitar distortion, which happened by accident as a result of one of the amplifiers being dropped before the recording. The amplifier was sitting on top of a car which was occupied by a band member; when the band member got out and closed the door, the amplifier slid off and the speaker was punctured. The amplifier was brought inside and was fixed with a piece of paper and tape, which ended up creating the distortion. The amplifier stands in Sun Records in Memphis Tennessee today.
That's a song with a history for sure :D Need to get my hands on that one.

James 06-21-2010 09:00 AM

I know very little about this genre.
So can't contribute much.
However I shall be listening, the two tracks already posted are great!

bend the fend 06-21-2010 09:53 AM

wens punk week

Burning Down 06-21-2010 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by bend the fend (Post 887125)
wens punk week


Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On -

Eddie Cochrane - C'mon Everybody -

Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes -

DearJenny 06-21-2010 11:53 AM

I like this theme.

And one of my favorites:

Urban Hat€monger ? 06-21-2010 12:23 PM

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