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The First Rock And Roll Record [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (14 Nov 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Famous Flames
  • ASIN: B005V0PJ1O
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,314 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. The Camp Meeting JubileeUnknown 1:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. My Man Rocks MeTrixie Smith 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Kansas City BluesJim Jackson 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Going To Move To AlabamaCharley Patton 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Move It On OverHank Williams 2:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. It's Tight Like ThatTampa Red 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Pinetops's Boogie WoogieClarence Pine Top Smith 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Jimmy BluesJimmy Blythe 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Crazy About My BabyBlind Roosevelt Graves 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Tiger RagWashboard Rhythm Kings 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Rock And RollBoswell Sisters 2:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Get Rhythm In Your FeetBenny Goodman, Helen Ward 2:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Oh Red!The Harlem Hamfats 2:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Skippy WhippyMississippi Jook Band 2:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Cross Road BluesRobert Johnson 2:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Sing! Sing! Sing! (With a Swing)Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa 8:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Rock It For MeElla Fitzgerald 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Rock MeSister Rosetta Tharpe 2:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Ida RedBob Wills 1:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Roll 'Em PeteBig Joe Turner 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Rockin' Rollin' MamaBuddy Jones 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. New Early In The MorningJohn Lee Williamson 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Down The Road A PieceWill Bradley 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Boogie Woogie Bugle BoyThe Andrews Sisters 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Lullaby (Rock A Bye Baby)Virginia O'Brien 1:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Flying HomeLionel Hampton & His Orchestra 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Blues, Pt. 2Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Mean Old WorldT-Bone Walker 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen29. The Joint Is Really Jumpin' Down At Carnegie HallJudy Garland 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Rockin' The TownGertrude Niesen 1:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Straighten Up And Fly RightNat "King" Cole 2:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Strange Things Happening Every DaySister Rosetta Tharpe 2:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Be Baba LebaHelen Humes 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen34. HoneydripperJoe Liggins 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Guitar BoogieArthur Smith 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen36. That's All Right (Mama)Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Let The Good Times RollLouis Jordan & His Tympany Five 2:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen38. House Of Blue LightsElla Mae Morse, Freddie Slack 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Hillbilly BoogieDelmore Brothers 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Ten Gallon Boogie (Original)Pee Wee King 2:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Good Rocking TonightWynonie Harris 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen42. We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna RollWild Bill Moore 2:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen43. I Can't Be SatisfiedMuddy Waters 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Chicken Shack BoogieAmos Milburn 2:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen45. Rovin' EyesBill Haley 2:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen46. Its Too Soon To KnowThe Orioles 2:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-DeeStick McGhee 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen48. Rock And Roll BluesErline 'Rock 'n' Roll' Harris 1:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Rock the JointJimmy Preston 2:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Saturday Night Fish FryLouis Jordan & His Tympany Five 5:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen51. The Fat ManFats Domino 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen52. Rock A WhileGoree Carter 2:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen53. Gonna Dance All NightHardrock Gunter 2:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen54. Hot Rod RaceArkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys 2:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen55. 60 Minute ManThe Dominoes 2:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen56. How High The MoonLes Paul, Mary Ford 2:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen57. Rocket '88'Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats 2:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen58. Boogie Woogie BluesCharli Gracie 2:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen59. Hound DogBig Mama Thornton 2:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen60. Rockin' An' Rollin'Charli Gracie 2:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen61. Lawdy Miss ClawdyLloyd Price 2:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen62. Have Mercy BabyThe Dominoes 2:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen63. One Mint JulepThe Clovers 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen64. GeeThe Crows 2:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen65. Crazy Man, CrazyBill Haley & His Comets 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen66. Mess AroundRay Charles 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen67. Money HoneyClyde McPhatter & The Drifters 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen68. Honey HushJoe Turner 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen69. Shake, Rattle And RollBig Joe Turner 2:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen70. Sh-BoomChords 2:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen71. Rock Around The ClockSunny Dae & The Knights 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen72. I've Got A WomanRay Charles 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen73. Work With Me, AnnieHank Ballard & The Midnighters 2:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen74. Riot In Cell Block Number NineThe Robins 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen75. Tweedle DeeLaVern Baker 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen76. Bo DiddleyBo Diddley 2:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen77. MaybelleneChuck Berry 2:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen78. Tutti FruttiLittle Richard 2:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen79. Blue Suede ShoesCarl Perkins 2:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen80. That's Alright MamaElvis Presley 1:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen81. Rock Around The ClockBill Haley & His Comets 2:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen82. Heartbreak HotelElvis Presley 2:080.99  Buy MP3 

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Compilation compiled by Dave Henderson (Mojo Magazine). Based on the out of print book What Was The First Rock 'n' Roll Record? By Jim Dawson and Steve Propes, with an editorial cue from The Guardian and a host of online message boards, this intoxicating mix of styles add up to the birth of rock 'n' roll. From the first use of the word "rock", to the hybrid of "rocking and rolling", every track tells a story at the count down to the end of the '50s. The first release on Famous Flames, 'The First Rock And Roll Record' is an extensive collection that traces the very roots of the term rock 'n' roll. It began, we believe, at a religious camp meeting in 1916, before travelling far and wide and stealing from everyone. This set gathers together the music that first mentioned the words "rock" and "roll", alongside the many styles that were infused into the genre's revolutionary sound to create the eventual marriage of everything from hillbilly soul to jazz, blues and RnB which culminated in worldwide hits including 'Heartbreak Hotel' and 'Rock Around The Clock'. Long before Alan Freed uttered those immortal words, its formula was the stuff of much conversation. 'The First Rock And Roll Record' continues that trend. It is not only a hefty collection but also an ongoing debating point, a central theme to a growing online discussion. The three CD set traces the evolution of rock 'n roll music, from blues, jazz, swing, RnB, Gospel, bluegrass barrelhouse boogie woogie and western swing through interlinking and overlapping scenes. The 70 plus tracks display a lineage that was discussed at length in the out of print book What Was The First Rock 'n' Roll Record? by Jim Dawson and Steve Propes and in essays that have appeared over the years in MOJO, The Times and The Guardian as well as in the pages on Wikipedia. Each source threw up new titles and new connections which have been gathered together on this extensive set with on additional set of downloadable tracks which complete the full 50 songs from Dawson and Propes' book's original list alongside more than 50 additions which soundtrack the birth of a musical form. And, this epic tale will run and run. It continues to be the subject of heated discussion, with key tracks suggested by site readers adding to the collection in an ongoing attempt to discover what exactly was the first rock 'n' roll record. A hefty 82 track collection + 13 download tracks tracing the roots of rock 'n' roll as a phrase and musical genre (with 13 Additional Bonus tracks via Download). A cohesive musical journey from the Camp Meeting Jubilee.

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Medium 1
  1. Hound Dog Blues
  2. Somewhere in Kentucky Tonight
  3. Creecy Greens
  4. The Meanest Lady Cop
  5. Men
  6. Mama Remember
  7. I'm Gonna Try
  8. Local Flowers
  9. Follow Me Back to the Fold
  10. Poor Little Sadie
  11. I Don't Live There Anymore
  12. Nothin' About Trains
  13. Kentucky in the Rain
  14. Empty Old Mailbox
  15. Song Maker
  16. To a Dove
  17. Molly and Mildred
Medium 2
  1. Never Can Forgive Til I Forget
  2. You're Good to Go
  3. My Little World
  4. Independent Rose
  5. Bluebird in the Rain
  6. The Grave Robber
  7. Pretty Girls
  8. The Next Train
  9. For Better or Worse
  10. Hazel Creek
  11. The Hummingbird Man
  12. Clinch Mountain Mystery
  13. No Matter How Hard I Cry
  14. The Moon Ain't Square
  15. The Windowsill Song
  16. Sit Down and Cry
  17. I Can Make It Happen
Medium 3
  1. Walking Through Bethlehem
  2. Building Ain't Churches
  3. Let Me Fly Low
  4. He Loves to Hear You Shout
  5. I Want You to Meet My Friend
  6. Pray Right Here
  7. Welcoming Tomb
  8. Yes, He Can
  9. Keep Me in Your Prayers
  10. Take Just a Minute for Him
  11. Do Something for Jesus Today
  12. Get in the Boat
  13. Mother's Silent Prayer
  14. There's Always a Light in the Church
  15. Walk Slow
  16. He Knows the Way
  17. He's the One
Medium 4
  1. Proud to Be a Daughter of Bluegrass
  2. I Don't Think I'm Going Back to Harlan
  3. Keep on Walking
  4. (There Ought to Be) More to Love Than This
  5. Carolina State of Mind
  6. Desmoranda
  7. I'm Gonna Love You Now
  8. Nobody Home
  9. Leaving Here for Nashville
  10. Every...

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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
By Martnal
Format:Audio CD
It's not only rock'n'roll, but I like it all! Probably, ever since the mid-1950s, music fans have argued long into the night, about which was the first rock'n'roll record. Popularly, it is considered generally to be 'Rock Around the Clock' by Bill Haley and His Comets. This excellent three-CD set includes two different versions of Rock Around the Clock, curiously one credited to two or three writers, while the other version is considered to be 'anonymous'. It must be the old payola roll blues... I set each of the three CDs playing in different rooms around the house on random and shuffle and left them playing for days on end, a worthy testament to this excellent set. It includes tracks going as far back as, believe it or not, 1916 and, right up to the early- and mid-fifties. 80-odd tracks, vying to be the first rock'n'roll record! I don't think it answers the question, 'Which was the first rock'n'roll record?', but it certainly generates a lot of discussion. Rock'n'roll was a fortuitous mix of many different musical styles coming together, and, 50 to 60 years on I don't think we can ever answer the question but it is interesting to discuss it. Here we have blues, jazz, rhythm-and-blues, Western swing and country music, Honky Tonk, Boogie, and even a little bit of Woogie! You could spend hours arguing about the difference between honky tonk, barrel house, and juke joint blues, nearly as long as discussing the different purposes of these mysterious and alluring buildings. I have memories from the late seventies talking about music, with an old man, who could remember being chastised by his mother in the mid-1930s for listening to rhythm music or as she put it '...that rock'n'roll music...' so even the phrase is hard to date. Alan Freed may have popularised it, but I doubt he named it. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Plenty Good Tunes 14 May 2012
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I was recommened this CD by my DJ buddy in Tucson Arizona It was well worth purchasing Lots of obscure sounds from the beggining of Rock n Roll Good booklet as well with plenty of info about each song Some stuff even I did know !!!! Would recommend it to any one who is in to the history of recorded muzak. VinylPaul :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic issue 13 Mar 2012
By jubbie
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The material on these cd's is incredible and thanks to the present availability in the public domain ,a bargain price. Of course , in common with most cd booklets, you need A1 vision to read the content.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Review of 'The First Rock'n' Roll Record 19 Aug 2013
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Without sounding disrespectful to the artistes on the album, there were some tracks that weren't to my music tastes but's my opinion. A lot of them were very good.
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