A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs

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October 21, 2019  

Episode 53: “I Put a Spell on You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Screamin' Jay Hawkins, with a bone through his nose, holding a skull

Episode fifty-three of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at "I Put a Spell on You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and the career of a man who had more than fifty more children than hit records. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

Patreon backers also have a ten-minute bonus episode available, on "Since I Met You Baby" by Ivory Joe Hunter

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February 11, 2019  

“That’s All Right, Mama” by Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley in 1954

 

Welcome to episode nineteen of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "That's All Right Mama" by Elvis Presley. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

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February 4, 2019  

“Sh-Boom” by the Chords

 The Chords

Welcome to episode eighteen of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Sh-Boom" by the Chords. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

 

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January 21, 2019  

“Crazy Man Crazy” by Bill Haley and the Comets

Bill Haley and the Saddlemen

 

Welcome to episode sixteen of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Crazy Man Crazy" by Bill Haley and the Comets. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

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December 24, 2018  

“Lawdy Miss Clawdy” by Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price

 

Welcome to episode twelve of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" by Lloyd Price. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

 

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December 17, 2018  

“Rocket 88″ by Jackie Brenston and the Delta Cats

Jackie Brenston singing and holding a saxophone, waving his hand in the air, while Ike Turner looks on from the side, at the piano. Turner looks significantly less happy than Brenston. Caption says "Jackie Brenston the Terrific Rocket 88"

Welcome to episode eleven of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston and the Delta Cats. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

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November 26, 2018  

“The Fat Man” by Fats Domino

 Fats Domino

 

Welcome to episode eight of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at Fats Domino and "The Fat Man". Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

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November 19, 2018  

Wynonie Harris and “Good Rockin’ Tonight”

A photo of Wynonie Harris

Welcome to episode seven of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at Wynonie Harris and "Good Rockin' Tonight"

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