Rock & Roll, Vol. 3: 1947

Rock & Roll, Vol. 3: 1947



The year was 1947: World War II was over and there was music in the air, with Frank Sinatra making teenagers swoon. On other airways, primarily black radio stations, another, earthier music was being played which would become the foundation for what is now called rock & roll. Back then it was called the blues and rhythm & blues, and its voices had names like Wynonie Harris, Willie Dixon, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Among its musicians were Big Bill Broonzy, Hosea Sapp, and Thunder Smith. This CD, released in 2001, is part of a series that chronicles the history of this music that was to have such an impact on rock & roll. This volume collects some of the great hits of 1947, when many baby boomers were born, who would go on to become the major supporters of the idiom. Included in the selections are the famous and the obscure: "Freight Train Boogie" by Red Foley, Louis Jordan's "Barnyard Boogie," "You Got to Run Me Down" by Jazz Gillum, "Polly Put Your Kettle On" by Sonny Boy Williamson, "Why Don't You Do Right?" sung by Peggy Lee, and "Cigareete, Whuskey, & Wild Wimmen" by the Sons of the Pioneers. This is a colorful look at rock & roll's spiritual forbears that can only enhance one's appreciation for the music of today.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2001
Label: Fremeaux & Assoc. Fr
UPC: 3448960235327
catalogNumber: 353

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddie Boyd   Piano
Big Bill Broonzy   Guitar
Roy Brown   Vocals
Blind John Davis   Piano
Willie Dixon   Baritone Saxophone,Vocals
Paul Gayten   Piano,Vocals
Wynonie Harris   Vocals
Amos Milburn   Piano,Vocals
Roy Milton   Drums,Vocals
Chet Atkins   Guitar
Delmore Brothers   Track Performer
Red Foley   Guitar,Vocals
Sons of the Pioneers   Track Performer
Merle Travis   Guitar,Vocals
Peter Gabriel   Drums,Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Liggins   Guitar,Vocals
George Barnes   Guitar
Harold Land   Tenor Saxophone
Julia Lee   Piano,Vocals
Red Norvo   Xylophone
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Wallace Davenport   Trumpet
Bill Davis   Piano
Jack Marshall   Guitar
Bobby Sherwood   Trumpet
James Byrd   Fiddle
Hadda Brooks   Piano
Joe Lutcher   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Nellie Lutcher   Piano,Vocals
Pee Wee King   Accordion,Leader
Noel Boggs   Guitar
Don Helms   Fiddle,Steel Guitar,Baritone Saxophone
Redd Stewart   Fiddle,Vocals
Cliffie Stone   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Wakely   Guitar,Vocals
T. Texas Tyler   Guitar,Vocals
Tex Williams   Vocals
Sammy Price   Piano
Dexter   Guitar,Vocals
Big Three Trio   Track Performer
Hugh & Karl Farr   Guitar,Mandolin
Robert Armstrong   Piano
Sidney Barnes   Piano
Dallas Bartley   Baritone Saxophone
Benny Carter   Alto Saxophone
Edgar Blanchard   Guitar
Brownie McGhee   Guitar,Vocals
Red Callender   Baritone Saxophone
Leonard Caston   Piano,Vocals
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Bill Cooper   Baritone Saxophone
Maxwell Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Clarence Donaldson   Drums
Jesse Drakes   Trumpet
Bill Ellis   Tenor Saxophone
John Ferguson   Tenor Saxophone
Karl George   Trumpet
Jazz Gillum   Harmonica,Vocals
Henry Glover   Drums
Robert Green   Drums
William K. "Billy" Hadnott   Baritone Saxophone
Carl Hogan   Guitar
Lightnin' Hopkins   Guitar,Vocals
Camille Howard   Piano
Charlie Hunter   Fiddle
Aaron Izenhall   Trumpet
Eddie Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Clarence Jones   Baritone Saxophone
Ransom Knowling   Baritone Saxophone
Willie James Lacey   Guitar
Sticks McGhee   Guitar
Richard Morgan   Guitar
Clifton Noel   Alto Saxophone
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet
Wayne Raney   Harmonica,Vocals
Judge Riley   Drums
Smokey Rogers   Guitar,Vocals
Hosea Sapp   Trumpet
Charles Saunders   Drums
Stafford Simon   Tenor Saxophone
Thunder Smith   Piano,Drums
Sister Rosetta Tharpe   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Eugene Watson   Piano
Sonny Boy Williamson   Harmonica
Glen Willis   Trumpet
Luke Wills   Leader
Muddy Berry   Drums
Rex Call   Fiddle
Pedro DePaul   Accordion
Augie Klein   Accordion
Eddie Mitchell   Guitar
George Foster   Baritone Saxophone
Sam Pruett   Guitar
Ollie Crawford   Guitar,Vocals
William Gaither   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Kirk   Guitar
Tex Atchison   Fiddle
Clyde Bernhardt   Trombone
Pat Brady   Baritone Saxophone
Ken Carson   Guitar,Vocals
Vic Davis   Piano
Alton Delmore   Guitar,Vocals
Rabon Delmore   Guitar,Vocals
Tommy Doss   Guitar
Darrell Jones   Baritone Saxophone
Roy Lanham   Guitar,Baritone Saxophone
Bob Nolan   Vocals
Lloyd Perryman   Vocals
Tim Spencer   Vocals
Deuce Spriggins   Vocals
Gerald Wolfe   Fiddle
Gerard Herzhaft   Musical Direction
Francois Jouffa   Musical Direction
Sam Lovett   Drums
Wichard   Drums
Jack Rivers   Guitar,Vocals
Johnnie Edwards   Drums
Elwyn Fraser   Alto Saxophone
Alphonso "Doc" Walker   Drums
Archie Hall   Piano
Richard Hamilton   Guitar
Robert Berg   Fiddle
Billy Hughes   Vocals
Johnny Tyler   Guitar,Vocals
Clement Tervalone   Trombone
Eddie Barnes   Tenor Saxophone
Harry (Simovitz) Sims   Fiddle
Booker Hart   Drums
G. Randall Wright   Drums
Cotton Pickers   Band
Joel Duroe   Drums
Dave Cavanaugh   Tenor Saxophone
Red Egner   Fiddle
James Holley   Guitar,Vocals
Warren Stanley   Baritone Saxophone
Harold Morrow   Guitar
Harold Siegel   Baritone Saxophone
Troopers   Band

Technical Credits

Roy Brown   Composer
Cow Cow Davenport   Composer
Amos Milburn   Composer
Chet Atkins   Composer
Louis Jordan   Composer
Wayne Grey   Composer
Sticks McGhee   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
J. Mayo Williams   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson   Composer
Tim Spencer   Composer
Patrick Frémeaux   Concept
Gerard Herzhaft   Text
Francois Jouffa   Text
Joyce Waterhouse   Adaptation
Lola Anne Cullum   Composer

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