Early Rock n Roll

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  1. Boognish

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    I know we've all seen the articles about who "invented" rock n roll and I kind of been getting into early stuff by listening to Tom Petty's Buried Treasure show on Sirius XM. I know it's all reruns but he plays fantastic music on that show. The main stream musicians are Chuck Berry, Elvis, and so on....but who are some more obscure off the radar musicians that had a rock n roll feel to them that get looked over by the "music experts" that write these articles or who is to YOU that invented or had a hand in rock n roll!

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    I would have to agree:


    Roy Brown is another:
     
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    The fifties! Black cats copied by White cats. Maybe once Big Bands went to a Combo with Electric bass, Electric 6 string, etc it opened up things. Bill Hailey ripped it up and had those Swing sax players. Fats Domino was a Pioneer. Mostly the kids back then wanting to swing, rock it. The brothers were already doing it, Juke Joints. Slowed down from Mainstream delegated to Race record labels, Clubs, radio stations, etc. White rockers didn't have those limitations and could swing it too. Sooooooooo, just a matter of time. Talk about a Pandemic, ohh wee, infection city.
     
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    You pose a difficult question, Boognish.
     
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    Hank Ballard and the Midnighters
     
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    The Beatles put a lot of gas on the fire, not the first but the most
     
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    Louis Jordan and his Tympany 5.

    Hank Williams ( Move It On Over).
     
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    Sister Rosetta Tharp definitely had a hand.

    “She was playing rock’n’roll way before anyone else,” said keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith in a 2018 Richmond Magazine profile. Smith, whose father was a member of The Harmonizing Four, a popular Richmond, Virginia-based gospel quartet that often appeared on shows with Tharpe, added, “That was way before Chuck Berry and all those guys. Nobody else had even come up with something like that."
    - https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/sister-rosetta-tharpe-rocknroll-pioneer/

    She didn't make it onto television until 1964, but she had been playing like this since the 30's.
     
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    My vote is for the pioneers of electric rock and roll music (when "rock and roll" meant something else) in the thirties and early forties like Sister Rosetta Tharpe. They were mostly gospel musicians and were mostly Black. I learned to play with a band in a Pentecostal church when I was in High School in the middle fifties. (No wonder I can't dance.)
     
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    Chuck who? No...that's Carl Hogan. In 1946.

     
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    bo diddley - the originator

    got to give much respect to screamin' jay hawkins too!
     
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    Sister Rosetta could play, and man did she have some pipes. And that three-pickup SG ... I wonder what ever happened to that.
     
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    In the UK Lonnie Donegan played a big part.
     
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    He was certainly a big influence this side of the pond back when.
     
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    Lonnie played skiffle, not really rock and roll as such.
     
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    Earl Palmer made the beat... or enforced it.
     
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