Rock America 50s

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Rock America 50s

JOURNEY THROUGH 400 AMERICAN ROCK SONGS

ROCK AMERICA  ∙  1940s  ∙  50s  ∙  60s  ∙  70s  ∙  80s  ∙  90s  ∙  2000s  ∙

Rock AMERICA 50s

Rock USA 50s

RnB rock launched in the late 1940s continued to grow through the 50s and achieved mass popularity during the decade, most notably by superstars Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and James Brown & the Famous Flames. But at the end of the 1950s, it was the rockabilly genre that had established itself as the international symbol of rock'n'roll with the advent of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and their likes.

RnB ROCK  ∙  1950  ∙  Teardrops from my eyes (Ruth Brown)  ∙  Cupid's boogie (Esther Phillips & Mel Walker)  ∙  1951  ∙  Rocket 88  (Ike Turner & Jackie Brenston)  ∙  Sixty minute man (Billy Ward & The Dominoes)  ∙  1952  ∙  Ring-a-ding-doo (Johnny Otis & Esther Phillips)  ∙  1953  ∙  Money honey  (Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters)  ∙  1954  ∙  Shake rattle' roll  (Big Joe Turner)  ∙  Work with me Annie  (Hank Ballard & The Midnighters)  ∙  I got a woman (Ray Charles)  ∙  1955  ∙  Wallflower (roll with me Henry!)  (Etta James & The Peaches)  ∙  Pretty thing  (Bo Diddley)  ∙  1956  ∙  Tutti frutti / Long tall Sally  (Little Richard)  ∙  Please please please (James Brown & the Famous Flames, ver. 1964)  ∙  1957  ∙  Bony Moronie (Larry Williams)  ∙  1958  ∙  Sweet little sixteen  (Chuck Berry)  ∙  1959  ∙  What'd I say  (Ray Charles)  ∙  That's why (I love you so) (Jackie Wilson)  ∙  Shout  (The Isley Brothers)  ∙  Jump children  (The Flamingos)  ∙

BLUES ROCK ∙  1951  ∙  How many more years  (Howlin' Wolf)  ∙  1953  ∙  Mistery train  (Junior Parker)  ∙  1954  ∙  Boogie disease  (Doctor Ross)  ∙  1956  ∙  Everyday I have the blues  (B.B. King)  ∙

SWING ROCK  ∙  1951  ∙  Go! go! go! (The Treniers)  ∙  1956  ∙  Just a gigolo/ I ain't got nobody  (Louis Prima∙  1958    Rock 'n' roll call  (The Treniers)  ∙

COUNTRY ROCK, HONKY TONK  ∙  1950  ∙  Long gone lonesome blues (Hank Williams)  ∙  Burmingham bounce  (Hardrock Gunter)  ∙  1954  ∙  Rock around the clock  (Bill Haley & the Comets)  ∙  1956  ∙  I walk the line  (Johnny Cash)  ∙  The fool  (Sanford Clark)  ∙

ROCKABILLY  ∙  1954  ∙  That's all right (Elvis Presley)  ∙  1956  ∙  Guitar rock  (Bill Flagg & his Rockabillies)  ∙  Be bop a Lula  (Gene Vincent)  ∙  Blue suede shoes  (Carl Perkins)  ∙  1957  ∙  Jailhouse rock  (Elvis Presley)  ∙  That'll be the day (The Crickets ft Buddy Holly)  ∙  Peggy Sue  (Buddy Holly)  ∙  Whole lotta shakin' goin' on  (Jerry Lee Lewis)  ∙  Suzie Q (Dale Hawkins)  ∙  Little bitty pretty one  (Thurston Harris)  ∙  1958  ∙  Hard headed woman  (Wanda Jacskon)  ∙  Rebel rouser  (Duane Eddy)  ∙  La bamba  (Ritchie Valens)  ∙  Summertime blues  (Eddie Cochran)  ∙  1959  ∙  Hippy hippy shake / My little Ruby  (Chan Romero)  ∙

Rock America 50s

JOURNEY THROUGH 400 AMERICAN ROCK SONGS

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