More a link than a post! (Is it rock yet?)

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I stumbled across one of those lists of songs that preceded and maybe anticipated rock n roll. A much better and more comprehensive one than many I’ve seen. Nice introductory article too. What it was doing on a schools-choosing website I am not quite sure but well worth a perusal.

Some of the videos they posted are no longer available so I’ve made a Youtube playlist of my own for any who would like to have a listen.

Here’s the link to the site itself:

http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/birth-of-rock-and-roll/

And here is the playlist.

 

 

1931




		

Minnie The Moocher – Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
Tiger Rag – Mills Brothers
Chances Are – Jack Teagarden & His Orchestra

1930

Sitting On Top Of The World – Mississippi Sheiks
Got The Farm Land Blues – Carolina Tar Heels
Chinatown, My Chinatown – Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra