Hey, Bo Diddley (chuck tu chuck chuck tu chuck!). Rock & Roll, R&R, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Surf, Rockabilly and Doo Wop which preceeded it, who can question these infectious, shakin' and momentous grooves?!
Though Elvis was heralded the 'King', Rock'n'Roll music has arguably been gracing our airwaves since the 1920s, long before the electric guitar, amplifier and microphone were common place. Though stemming from Blues, Folk, Jazz, Gospel and Country, we think of the pioneers of the 50s; Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Bill Haley & His Comets, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Lee Dorsey being the pioneers of the genre.
Typically, when we see Rock & Roll records they are often in 'well loved' condition , this is just the nature of the original owners, they were taken to parties, dance halls, jives, boozers and living rooms - it should be said though that who can blame such folk for enjoying their records, right? Nonetheless, if you indeed have in your archive, library, attic or basement those elusive original US Sun 78s, 45s or LPs, the original Specialty 45s, a well presented example of the famed Buddy Holly EP 'Listen To Me' where Mr Holley is spotted without his specs, early Chess recordings featuring Chuck Berry or smokin' King Records releases introducing Otis 'Smokey' Smothers, Little Willie John or John Lee Hooker, we want to hear from you!
We'll see you on the Bayou, down on French Street where there is strictly vinyl playing from the likes of Dave Bartholomew, Sugar Boy And His Cane Cutters, Lloyd Price, Johnny Adams, Guitar Slim, The Meters, Earl King, Aaron Neville, Professor Longhair and Snooks Eaglin. This boogie is just getting started.