MY MAN ROCKS ME (WITH ONE STEADY ROLL)

Latest update on 06/01/2010

Artist: Trixie Smith
Author: J. Berni Barbour
Label: Black Swan
Year: 1923

With Fletcher Henderson & his Jazz Masters. Big seller in Chicago. First recording with both the words rock and roll in the title. Further on the lyrics go: "I looked at the clock and the clock struck one, I said, Now daddy, ain't we got fun". What makes it even a thematical precursor of Rock Around The Clock.

Covers:

1924:

Golden Gate Orchestra [no connection with the later gospel quartet]

1924:

Southern Quartet [as My Daddy Rocks Me]

1924:

Bucktown Five [answer song as Steady Rollin' Blues]

1925:

Harold Ortli's Ohio State Collegians [white band on Okeh; a dancefloor hit]

1929:

Jimmy Noone's Apex Club Orch. [vocal: May Alix]

1929:

Tampa Red [feat. female impersonator Frankie 'Half Pint' Jaxon]

1929:

Lil Johnson [answer song as Rock That Thing]

1929:

Ikey Robinson [answer song as Rock Me Mama]

1932:

Hot Shot Willie [answer song as Rollin' Mama Blues]

1938:

Trixie Smith [new version with Sydney Bechet as a reaction on Robert Johnson's answer song I'm A Steady Rollin' Man]

1945:

Wynonie Harris [answer song as Round The Clock]

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