Rock

POP MUSIC GENRE:  Folk songs  ∙  Soul R&B  ∙ ROCK ∙  Pop song  ∙  Rap & Hip-hop  ∙ World music  ∙

Early rock 1947-48
1947-49 Hank Williams, Arthur Crudup, John Lee Hooker, Roy Brown, Goree Carter

EARLY ROCK’N’ROLL JOURNEY THROUGH 40 SONGS

The first rock songs appeared in 1947-1949 as outspreads from American country, blues, swing & boogie and R&B music. Rockabilly established itself as the symbol of the rock’n’roll musical genre In the mid-50s.

COUNTRY ROCK  ∙  1947  ∙  Move it on over  (Hank Williams)  ∙  1950  ∙  Burmingham Bounce  (Hardrock Gunter)  ∙  1956  ∙  I Walk The Line  (Johnny Cash)  ∙  Guitar rock  (Bill Flagg)  ∙  The fool  (Sanford Clark)  ∙ 

BLUES ROCK  ∙  1947  ∙  That’s allright  (Arthur Crudup)  ∙  Baby please don’t go (v1969)  (Lightnin’ Hopkins)  ∙  1948  ∙  Boogie Chillen  (John Lee Hooker)  ∙  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 & BOOGIE ROCK  ∙  1945  ∙  Strange Things Happening Every Day  (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)  ∙  1947  ∙  Good rockin’ tonight  (Roy Brown)  ∙  1949  ∙  The fat man  (Fats Domino)  ∙    Rock awhile  (Goree Carter)  ∙

R&B ROCK  ∙  1949  ∙  Rock the joint  (Jimmy Preston)  ∙  1951  ∙  Rocket 88  (Ike Turner & Jackie Brenston)  ∙  1953  ∙  Money Honey  (Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters)  ∙  1954  ∙  Shake rattle’ roll  (Big Joe Turner)  ∙  Work with me Annie  (Hank Ballard & The Midnighters)  ∙  1955  ∙  Wallflower (roll with me Henry)  (Etta James & The Peaches)  ∙  Pretty Thing  (Bo Diddley)  ∙  1956  ∙  Tutti Frutti / Long tall Sally  (Little Richard)  ∙  1959  ∙  Shout  (The Isley Brothers)  ∙  Jump children  (The Flamingos)  ∙ 

ROCKABILLY  ∙  1954  ∙  Rock around the clock  (Bill Haley & the Comets)  ∙  1956  ∙  Jailhouse rock  (Elvis Presley)  ∙  Be bop a Lula  (Gene Vincent)  ∙  Blue suede shoes  (Carl Perkins)  ∙  1957  ∙  Peggy Sue  (Buddy Holly)  ∙  Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on  (Jerry Lee Lewis)  ∙  Little bitty pretty one  (Thurston Harris)  ∙  1958  ∙  Hard headed woman  (Wanda Jacskon)  ∙  Rebel rouser  (Duane Eddy)  ∙  Sweet little sixteen  (Chuck Berry)  ∙  La Bamba  (Ritchie Valens)  ∙  Summertime blues  (Eddie Cochran)  ∙ 

Rock then gets adopted in every country of the world and over the course of each of the following decades, it transfoms and evolves and merges into countless admirable styles…

1966, Australia

1993, Iceland