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28th Jul '16 8:26:27 PM BugsFan17
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* Music/JohnnyCash. Yes, you read that right. Even though Cash is considered a Country Legend, he was also a pioneer of Rock and Roll. He earned his place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was only in his later life he settled into country music full-time, but even then some of his last works before his death are rock and roll songs.

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* Music/JohnnyCash. Yes, you read that right. Even though Cash is considered a Country Legend, he was also a pioneer of Rock and Roll. He earned his place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.UsefulNotes/RockAndRollHallOfFame. It was only in his later life he settled into country music full-time, but even then some of his last works before his death are rock and roll songs.
24th Apr '16 1:08:24 AM aye_amber
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* Music/IkeTurner
12th Feb '16 7:25:11 PM honeybrown1976
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Although recordings in the [[RAndB Rhythm and Blues]], [[CountryMusic Country & Western]], Dixieland {{Jazz}}, straight Jazz and BigBand genres had incorporated elements of Rock 'n' Roll as far back as the 1920s, the actual form wasn't codified until the early 1950s when white musicians began performing Rhythm and Blues songs in a Country & Western style. An early predecessor to Rock 'n' Roll is {{Rockabilly}}.

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Although recordings in the [[RAndB Rhythm and Blues]], [[CountryMusic Country & Western]], Dixieland {{Jazz}}, straight Jazz Jazz, gospel, and BigBand genres had incorporated elements of Rock 'n' Roll as far back as the 1920s, the actual form wasn't codified until the early 1950s when white musicians began performing Rhythm and Blues songs in a Country & Western style. An early predecessor to Rock 'n' Roll is {{Rockabilly}}.
1920s.
10th Dec '15 7:56:19 AM Byzantine
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* ''Maybellene'' (1955) by Chuck Berry. A song concerning fast cars and speed, it became the first hit by Berry and one of the first major hits of the genre, not to mention an early example (along with "Rocket 88") of the marriage between rock and roll and fast cars, as well as an example of the "rhythm and blues/country western" definition of rock and roll from the black musician's perspective. (See also Berry's
"Thirty Days" from around the same time.)

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* ''Maybellene'' (1955) by Chuck Berry. A song concerning fast cars and speed, it became the first hit by Berry and one of the first major hits of the genre, not to mention an early example (along with "Rocket 88") of the marriage between rock and roll and fast cars, as well as an example of the "rhythm and blues/country western" definition of rock and roll from the black musician's perspective. (See also Berry's
Berry's "Thirty Days" from around the same time.)
22nd Oct '15 4:17:26 PM karogh
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* Music/LloydPrice
** "Music/StaggerLee" (1958)
13th Oct '15 5:15:21 PM sharkcrap11
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Primary Stylistic Influences:
+ Electric {{Blues}}, RAndB, CountryMusic (especially Honky-Tonk and Western Swing)
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Secondary Stylistic Influences:
+ PopMusic, DooWop (in some later cases)
]
21st Jul '15 12:15:39 AM Byzantine
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* ''Choo Choo Ch'Boogie'' (1946) by Louis Jordan. A Jump Blues hit, covering the dissilusionment of returning veteranans of World War II with the domestic situation of their country. The songwriters had experience in Country and hillbilly music. One of the three, Milt Gabler, would go on to become the record producer behind such songs ''"Rock Around The Clock''. Due to its role in songrwriters and producers crossing genres, the song has been called a harbinger for a musical revolution.

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* ''Choo Choo Ch'Boogie'' (1946) by Louis Jordan. A Jump Blues hit, covering the dissilusionment disillusionment of returning veteranans veterans of World War II with the domestic situation of their country. The songwriters had experience in Country and hillbilly music. One of the three, Milt Gabler, would go on to become the record producer behind such songs ''"Rock Around The Clock''. Due to its role in songrwriters and producers crossing genres, the song has been called a harbinger for a musical revolution.
20th Jul '15 11:54:14 PM Byzantine
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Music/BillHaleyAndHisComets first introduced Rock 'n' Roll to the mainstream (read: white) audiences, forming a buffer between the Big Band era familiar to most, and the wilder forms of Rock 'n' Roll developed by artists such as Music/ElvisPresley. Although Haley had had international Rock 'n' Roll hits the year prior, it wasn't until his "Rock Around the Clock" was used as the theme for the film ''Film/BlackboardJungle'' that Rock 'n' Roll truly took off. In early 1956 (after 18 months of relative obscurity), Elvis arrived and forever linked Rock 'n' Roll with sex. At the same time, musicians such as Music/ChuckBerry and Music/LittleRichard established themselves as R&B crossover successes, proving that Rock 'n' Roll was a bona fide interracical art form.

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Music/BillHaleyAndHisComets first introduced Rock 'n' Roll to the mainstream (read: white) audiences, forming a buffer between the Big Band era familiar to most, and the wilder forms of Rock 'n' Roll developed by artists such as Music/ElvisPresley. Although Haley had had international Rock 'n' Roll hits the year prior, it wasn't until his "Rock Around the Clock" was used as the theme for the film ''Film/BlackboardJungle'' that Rock 'n' Roll truly took off. In early 1956 (after 18 months of relative obscurity), Elvis arrived and forever linked Rock 'n' Roll with sex. At the same time, musicians such as Music/ChuckBerry and Music/LittleRichard established themselves as R&B crossover successes, proving that Rock 'n' Roll was a bona fide interracical interracial art form.
21st Mar '15 4:23:55 PM Patachou
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** ''Music/FromElvisInMemphis'' (1969)
** ''Music/HavingFunWithElvisOnStage'' (1974)
5th Mar '15 5:35:39 PM Patachou
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** ''Music/ElvisNBCTVSpecial'' (1968)
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