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An Interesting Project

Post by Hymie » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:44 am

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Examining the history of rock and roll from the start, one song at a time.

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Re: An Interesting Project

Post by mileswide » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:13 am

It was apparently inspired by https://motownjunkies.co.uk which I can see being my new obsession, so thanks for the link!
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Re: An Interesting Project

Post by Hymie » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:16 am

mileswide wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:13 am
It was apparently inspired by https://motownjunkies.co.uk which I can see being my new obsession, so thanks for the link!
Yes, the guy who writes it, Sampson, asked me what I thought about the idea a few years ago. He said he wanted it to be like the Motown thing except covering the entire history of rock and roll, starting in 1947 with "Good Rocking Tonight" by Roy Brown.

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Re: An Interesting Project

Post by mileswide » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:37 am

Hymie wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:16 am
Yes, the guy who writes it, Sampson, asked me what I thought about the idea a few years ago. He said he wanted it to be like the Motown thing except covering the entire history of rock and roll, starting in 1947 with "Good Rocking Tonight" by Roy Brown.
Nice idea, do you know if it'll use the narrow definition of rock and roll (the genre most popular in the 50s) or the wider one (all rock music)? I can't tell so far as they're still on 1949. It's an epic undertaking either way!
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Re: An Interesting Project

Post by Hymie » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:54 pm

It'll be VERY wide. Sampson considers all forms of popular black music (soul, funk, disco, hip hop, etc..) to be rock, as do I.

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Re: An Interesting Project

Post by mileswide » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:13 pm

I admit my interest will more consistently pique from Mary Wells' My Guy onwards in that case but I'll drop by and give some of the earlier cuts a whirl in the meantime, always open to new sounds!
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Re: An Interesting Project

Post by pauldrach » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:02 am

Hymie wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:54 pm
It'll be VERY wide. Sampson considers all forms of popular black music (soul, funk, disco, hip hop, etc..) to be rock, as do I.
Well, that's a slight exaggeration. You probably won't see Sammy Davis, Jr., Charley Pride, Josh White or George Benson appear in his project.

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Re: An Interesting Project

Post by Hymie » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:14 pm

Sammy Davis Jr. doesn't do black music!

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Re: An Interesting Project

Post by pauldrach » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:50 am

OK, Pride doesn't either. But Sampson would certainly not consider certain forms of smooth jazz (and maybe even smooth soul) rock music. I think his stance on Luther Vandross was that he's not rock music and he doesn't include Brook Benton among his R&RHoF candidates though he'd easily have the commercial credentials.

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