Mombu the Music Forum sponsored links

Go Back   Mombu the Music Forum > Music > Slightly OT: origins of RnR (instrumental)
User Name
Password
REGISTER NOW! Mark Forums Read

sponsored links


Reply
 
1 4th August 03:39
ehtue
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default Slightly OT: origins of RnR (instrumental)


I guess there's a continuing debate of when Rock N Roll started.... the
following I found interesting from a discussion on the binaries group
specializing in 78s, from RocketMan:


How about "My Daddy Rocks Me (with One Good Steady Roll)" by Trixie
Smith (1922).

or this - Richard Whiting, in addition to writing songs like, "Hoooray
for Hollywood" and "Ain't We Got Fun," penned one called, "Rock and
Roll," in 1934.

or this "Rock & Roll" by the Boswell Sisters recorded in 1934.

Would you believe 1912 - The term "rock and roll" was originally a
nautical term which has been used by sailors for centuries. It refers
to the rock (fore and aft motion) and roll (sideways motion) of a
ship. The expression can be found in English literature going back to
the 1600's, always referring to boats and ships. The term entered
black spiritual music in the 1800's, but with a religious meaning, and
was first used as such in a recording in 1912, in an early black
gospel recording called "The Camp Meeting Jubilee" on the Little
Wonder Record label. The artists were listed simply as "Male
Quartette."

Keep on rockin' an' roll me in yo' arms,
Rock an' roll me in yo' arms,
Rock an' roll me in yo' arms,
In the arms of Moses,

black secular musicians were using the term for either dancing or ***,
or both, as in:

"Rock It In Rhythm" Tampa Red 1938
"Rock Me Daddy" Ge****a White 1937
"Rockin' In Rhythm" Duke Ellington 1928
"Rock Me In The Groove" Sweet Ge****a Brown 1941
"Rock Me Mama" Banjo Ikey Robinson 1929
"Rock It For Me" Chick Webb w. Ella Fitzgerald 1938
"Rock That Thing" Lil Johnson 1929
"Rocking & Rolling" Robinson's Knights Of Rest 1930
"Rock Me Mama" Big Joe Turner 1941
"Rockin' And Swingin'" Don Albert 1936 (instrumental)
"I Want To Rock" Cab Calloway 1942
  Reply With Quote


  sponsored links


2 4th August 08:30
mister charlie
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default Slightly OT: origins of RnR


Very interesting and cool! Thanks for the edumacation!
  Reply With Quote
3 5th August 03:42
strabbo
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default Slightly OT: origins of RnR


Very interesting stuff! Thanks, A2!


Marty
  Reply With Quote
4 6th August 00:14
hennessyandco
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default Slightly OT: origins of RnR (classic time)


Yes! Boy, my theater history prof in college would drop something wild
like this on the class and suggest it as "****tail party
conversation". (Like which classic playwright had revoltingly dirty
fingernails--always good to know.)This oughta be enough for the whole
holiday season, huh?

I was under the impression that "rock and roll" had originated as
slang for ***--"jazz" also--but the nautical origin makes a whole lot
of sense. So I guess we don't have to worry if time travel is someday
achieved and some early 20th century types come to visit and hear
there are all these jazz clubs--or some "Dr. Johnny Fever"-type on the
radio shouts for "Rock and Roll!"
  Reply With Quote
5 6th August 00:15
blackmonk
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default Slightly OT: origins of RnR


But what's the earliest use of "Yeah Yeah Yeah?" Someone says it on a
Klezmer record from 1929. (sounds kind of odd, too, since the rest of the
dialogue is in Yiddish. And I wouldn't be surprised if the guy who says
"yeah yeah yeah" had enjoyed a few herbal klez cigarettes before the
session)
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes




Copyright 2006 SmartyDevil.com - Dies Mies Jeschet Boenedoesef Douvema Enitemaus -
666