Thursday, August 14, 2014

Road CDs: Rock 'n' Roll: The Early Years 2-- Part 1

Signature Records out of Britain.  Twenty track compilation of songs from probably late 40s to early 50s, showing what was to become Rock and Roll.

This features cuts by Louis Prima (4), Lionel Hampton (4), Will Bradley and Ray McKinley (2), Billy Penrose(4), Tommy Dorsey (4) and Sugar Chile Robinson (2).

Sadly, there were no liner notes which would have made the CD even better.

But, if you want to see some of the influences of Rock before it was Rock, this would be a good place to start.  I looked up Ray McKinley and Will Bradley, and they definitely had interesting stories which I will write about soon in my Down Da Road I Go Blog.

Going Even Farther Back Down the Rock Road.  --RoadDog

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