ROCK THE JOINT

Created on 19/08/2003
Latest update on 10/01/2010

Artist: Jimmy Preston
Author: Harry Crafton/Don Keene/Doc Bagby
Label: Gotham
Year: 1949

R&B altsax, all things considered, wilder than Wynonie Harris in Good Rockin Tonight (see there). Written by Gotham A&R-man Doc Bagby, his assistant Don Keene and the singer of the houseband: blues shouter Harry Crafton. Based upon unsuccessful Nelson Alexander song Rock That Voot from '47. Reissued on The Black And White Roots Of Rock 'n' Roll (Sanctuary).

Covers:

1949:

Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames

1951:

Jimmy Cavallo [first white cover]

1952:

Bill Haley & The Saddlemen [on Essex label; before Bill dropped his western swing outfit and named his band The Comets, with identical guitar solo (by Danny Cedrone on Gibson ES-300) as in their Rock Around The Clock two years later (see there)]

1954:

Sid King & The Five Strings [radio broadcast]

1957:

Bill Haley & The Comets [new version on Decca]

1996:

Rev. Horton Heat

Gotham was a Philadelphia label, Bill Haley's hometown.

Contact


If you noticed blunt omissions, mis-interpretations or even out-and-out errors, please let us know by contacting us:

Arnold Rypens
Rozenlaan 65
B-2840 Reet (Rumst)

info@originals.be

No Facebook No Twitter