The moment blues turned into rock & roll

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] The year was 1936. The artist was the blues pianist Albert Ammons. The place was Chicago and the song was Albert’s rocking piano track – Boogie Woogie Stomp, a hit record that opened up the world to boogie boogie piano. But I’ll come back to… Continue reading The moment blues turned into rock & roll

Rocking blues from 1938

Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Manchester, England, in 1964

Another film about the rocking blues that pre-empted rock ‘n’ roll. This is Part Three.     Got a few minutes to spare watching a video? Come aboard and come for the ride     Come for a Cadillac ride with Jimmy Liggins and his Drops of Joy. Take in Memphis Slim and Arthur ‘Big Boy… Continue reading Rocking blues from 1938

Rocking blues from 1948

Earliest rocking blues numbers 6 to 10. Our countdown begins in the film below . . .   Since my voice-over to this earliest rocking blues countdown is some 18 months old now, my top ten rocking blues tracks have since changed due to further research. But that shouldn’t stop you enjoying these fabulous old blues tracks that… Continue reading Rocking blues from 1948