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Thursday, 28 May 2015

1944: A Seminal Year for the Rocking Blues; Nineteen Forty-Four - That's All There Is! The Boogie Rocks!



Recorded between October and December 1944. It's all there!

Big Joe Turner, Rebecca

Big Joe Turner, Little Bitty Girl's Blues

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup, Who's Been Foolin' You

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup, Rock Me Mamma

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup, Keep Your Arms Around Me

T-Bone Walker, Low Down Dirty Shame


More from '44:

Some rocking gospel:

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Strange Things Happening Every Day

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, What is the Soul of Man?


Saxophone Up Front :

Louis Jordan, Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby

Tiny Bradshaw, Bradshaw Bounce

Blues, Part 2, Illinois Jacquet, Jazz at the Philharmonic

This was the first record listed in the book "What Was the First Rock 'n' Roll Record"  (1992) by Jim Dawson and Steve Propes

Jammin' The Blues (1944 film)

More Jazz, and Boogie Woogie:

Lester Young, Blue Lester

Lester Young, Kansas City Seven, Lester Leaps Again

Jimmy Rushing, Count Basie Orchestra, Jimmy's Blues

Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson, Boogie Woogie Dream

Albert Ammons, The Boogie Rocks

Albert Ammons, Bugle Boogie

Meade Lux Lewis, Lux's Boogie

Meade Lux Lewis, Randini's Boogie

The Andrews Sisters, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Ella Mae Morse, The Patty Cake Man

Folk Blues:

Leadbelly, Rock Island Line (August 1944 version)

Leadbelly, Goodnight Irene (1944 version)

Dolceola Excerpts - from The Leadbelly 1944 Hollywood Sessions


Compare with what was popular in Country Music at the time::

Roy Acuff: Night Train to Memphis

Charlie Monroe, You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone

Cowboy Copas, Filipino Baby

Hank Snow, Blue Ranger

Bob Wills, San Antonio Rose





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