Jimmy Liggins influenced Elvis, Chuck Berry, Bill Hayley & Little Richard

Jimmy Liggins cut Cadillac Boogie in 1947 Very little is new in the world of music entertainment. This rings particularly true when it comes to rock showmanship. If you believed all you read, you’d think a wild stage act was invented by Elvis Presley and the rest of the 1950s rock & roll pioneers. But… Continue reading Jimmy Liggins influenced Elvis, Chuck Berry, Bill Hayley & Little Richard

Is Bill Broonzy’s ‘Truckin’ Little Woman’ the 2nd earliest rock & roll record?

UPDATED November 26, 2020. BLUES MUSE 53. How did I miss this little beauty: ‘Truckin’ Little Woman’, by Big Bill Broonzy, when compiling my ‘Ten Rock & Roll Records That Preceded Rock & Roll’ list, back in 2014? The song, recorded by the legendary white producer, Lester Melrose, in Chicago on 30 March 1938, is actually credited to Big Bill… Continue reading Is Bill Broonzy’s ‘Truckin’ Little Woman’ the 2nd earliest rock & roll record?

Here’s a priest being uplifting. Makes a change from lifting up choirboys’ cassocks!

                                     Leonard Cohen wrote Hallelujah As you know, the objective of this blues blog is to promote, not only blues and blues rock, but all good music, so long as it’s out of the ordinary. We do so without prejudice, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation and religion, naturally.  Even so, the last thing I’d… Continue reading Here’s a priest being uplifting. Makes a change from lifting up choirboys’ cassocks!