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Old 02-19-2012, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Elvis Chuck Berry Little Richard Bill Haley etc

Who wants to talk about 1950s rock-n-roll?

As a kid in the 1970s I loved oldies radio which played the heck out of the first era of rock-n-roll. Many years later I discovered that my musical taste had taken me all the way back to that era.

Every moment I listen to 1950s rock-n-roll makes me feel like I've got a hot rod car and it's saturday night and I'm taking my baby out dancing. It's weird but I stay young by listening to 50+ year old music!

Who are some of your favorite early rockers?

Favorite early rock-n-roll songs?

Who are your favorite bands of today that have that early rock-n-roll sound or spirit?
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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^ Of the guys you mention, it was Chuck Berry that I liked. I remember buying the singles, No Particular Place To Go, and the one that really got me hooked, Memphis Tennessee. Back then, I fell in love with the guitar sound, but what I admire today about Memphis T. is that it`s a song that tells a story, without any chorus or repeated lines. Don`t know how many songs that can be said of, but Bob Dylan`s Isis would be one of them.

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Who are your favorite bands of today that have that early rock-n-roll sound or spirit?
I guess Status Quo built their reputation on reviving a good old-time rock and roll sound, although they are not exactly "of today" either.
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Old 06-27-2019, 05:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Chuck Berry created guitar riffs that are still used today although he just adapted existing blues riffs.
Little Richard recorded some exciting music.
Elvis popularized black music.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Buddy Holly must be in the conversation. They all were great, but today you can take many Buddy Songs, play them with some distortion, and they still work. I recently did a killer version of Rave On, sounds like it could have been written today.
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