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



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:

And here is the playlist.





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


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