Rock & Roll, Vol. 2: 1938-1946

Rock & Roll, Vol. 2: 1938-1946



This 2001 CD is volume two in a series produced by Frenchman Bernard Frémeaux and his associates that explores the roots of rock & roll in the blues and rhythm & blues of the late '30s, the '40s, and the early '50s. The songs of that era were sung by primarily African American musical artists and became the inspiration for the phenomenon known as rock & roll. The music features hard-driving rhythms, as well as a sensuousness in both style and lyrics. Many of the early rock & roll stars, notably Elvis Presley, drew on this rich tradition. Unlike the King, most of these musicians received little notice or remuneration from the white audiences that devoured rock & roll music from the '50s on. In this volume of the collection, the music comes from as early as 1938 and carries up through 1946. Selections from a wide array of singers and musicians give the listener an appreciation for the complex range of these harbingers of the coming tsunami known as rock & roll. The Shelton Brothers, Albert Ammons, Adolph Hofner, Amos Milburn, Hank Penny, and Moon Mullican are not exactly household names in mainstream America. Yet, they contributed their considerable talents to the genre, along with more recognizable artists, such as Louis Jordan, Big Bill Broonzy, Ernest Tubb, Merle Travis, Champion Jack Dupree, and T-Bone Walker. They and many other artists can all be heard here on such tunes as Wynonie Harris' classic shout "Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well," "Mississippi Muddle" by the Radio Cowboys, and a sultry Peggy Lee on "Everything's Movin' Too Fast."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2001
Label: Fremeaux & Assoc. Fr
UPC: 3448960235228
catalogNumber: 352

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Guitar,Vocals
Blind John Davis   Piano
Champion Jack Dupree   Piano,Vocals
Wynonie Harris   Vocals
Memphis Slim   Piano
Amos Milburn   Piano,Vocals
Roy Milton   Drums,Vocals
Big Joe Turner   Vocals
Bill Monroe   Mandolin,Vocals
Gene Autry   Guitar,Vocals
Jethro Burns   Guitar
Delmore Brothers   Track Performer
Moon Mullican   Piano,Vocals
Merle Travis   Guitar,Vocals
Peggy Lee   Vocals,Track Performer
Jack Mack   Trumpet
Albert Ammons   Piano
Peter Johnson   Piano
Louis Jordan   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Lucky Millinder   Leader
Dave Barbour   Guitar,Performing Ensemble
Buster Smith   Alto Saxophone
Bill Davis   Piano
Preston Love   Alto Saxophone
Armstrong Twins   Track Performer
Noel Boggs   Steel Guitar
Clyde Moody   Guitar,Vocals
Hank Penny   Guitar,Vocals
Cliffie Stone   Bass
Stringbean   Bass
Ernest Tubb   Guitar,Vocals
Chubby Wise   Fiddle
T-Bone Walker   Guitar,Vocals
Adolph Hofner   Guitar,Vocals
Tex Williams   Guitar,Vocals
Spade Cooley   Fiddle,Leader
Casey Bill Weldon   Steel Guitar,Vocals
McKibbon   Bass
Freddy Webster   Trumpet
Ted Adams   Bass
Joshua Altheimer   Piano
William Austin   Piano
Abe Bolar   Bass
Alex Brashear   Trumpet
Joe Britton   Trombone
Brownie McGhee   Guitar
Boudleaux Bryant   Fiddle
Eddie Byrd   Drums
J.R. Chatwell   Fiddle
Alfred Cobbs   Trombone
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Guitar,Vocals
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Duncan   Steel Guitar,Vocals
Alfred Elkins   Bass
Bert Ferguson   Piano
Lorenza Floyd   Tenor Saxophone
Panama Francis   Drums
Jazz Gillum   Harmonica,Vocals
Leonard Graham   Trumpet
Cameron Hill   Guitar
Emil Hofner   Steel Guitar
Carl Hogan   Guitar
Camille Howard   Piano
Aaron Izenhall   Trumpet
Josh Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Millard Kelso   Piano
Ransom Knowling   Bass
Ellis Larkins   Piano
Lawrence Lucie   Guitar
Horace Malcolm   Piano
Morgan   Bass
Monte Mountjoy   Drums
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet
Wayne Raney   Harmonica
Johnny Reeves   Drums
Judge Riley   Drums
David Robinson   Drums
Smokey Rogers   Guitar
Jimmy Rowser   Fiddle
Washboard Sam   Vocals,Washboard
Hosea Sapp   Trumpet
Leonard Seago   Fiddle
Bill Settles   Bass
Earl Simms   Alto Saxophone
Jesse "Po" Simpkins   Bass
Buck Wheeler   Bass
Elmer "Skippy" Williams   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Fiddle,Leader
Marl Young   Piano
Joe Holley   Fiddle
Muddy Berry   Drums
Pedro DePaul   Accordion
Lowell Frisby   Bass
Frank Messina   Accordion
Alex "Razz" Mitchell   Drums
Eddie Mitchell   Steel Guitar
Dick Reinhart   Bass
Carl Stewart   Electric Bass
John Weis   Guitar
Tex Willis   Guitar
Count Edmundson   Bass
Harold Hensley   Fiddle
Eddie Kirk   Guitar
Gene Simon   Trombone
Floyd Armstrong   Guitar
Lloyd Armstrong   Mandolin,Vocals
Sheldon Bennett   Fiddle
Claude Casey   Guitar
Alton Delmore   Guitar,Vocals
Rabon Delmore   Vocals
Buddy Ray   Fiddle
Shelton Brothers   Track Performer
Bob Shelton   Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals
Joe Shelton   Guitar,Vocals
Deuce Spriggins   Bass
Elton Hill   Trumpet
Louis Innis   Guitar
Wilene Forrester   Accordion
Gerard Herzhaft   Musical Direction
Francois Jouffa   Musical Direction
Roy Starkey   Bass
Eddie Bennett   Piano
Warren Penniman   Drums
T-Bone Walker   Track Performer
Freddie Simon   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Thames   Banjo
Turney Gibson   Fiddle
Ed "Ed Doc" Dougherty   Drums
Leroy Bachelor   Bass
Arthur Smith Trio   Guitar
Ludwig Jordan   Alto Saxophone
Lawrence Boling   Guitar
Willie Coates   Piano
Spike Featherstone   Harp
Ossie Gordon   Piano
Ernest Leavy   Baritone Saxophone
Sammy Leichter   Fiddle
William Swinder   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Lewis   Composer
Vincent Rose   Composer
Larry Stock   Composer
Patrick Frémeaux   Concept
Gerard Herzhaft   Liner Notes,Text
Francois Jouffa   Text
Laure Wright   Adaptation
Claude Colombini   Concept
Bernard Frémeaux   Contributor

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