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The Roots of Rock 'N Roll
and Georgia Music

Georgia Blues
"Statesboro Blues" 1928
Blind Willie McTell
Born in Thomson, Georgia
 
 

Roll 'Em Pete 1938
Big Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
Both born in Kansas City, Missouri
The early sounds that became Rock
 
 

Georgia Blues
"Dyin' Crapshooters Blues" 1940
Blind Willie McTell
Born in Thomson, Georgia
 
 

One example of 1940's music
evolving into Rock and Roll...
"Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop" 1946
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra
Louisville, Kentucky
 
 

The first Rock and Roll recording
"Rocket 88" 1951
Ike Turner's Kings of Rythm
Origin Clarksdale, Mississippi
 
 


"Cadillac Boogie" 1947
Jimmy Liggins and His Drops Of Joy
Born in Oklahoma
This song came out about 4 years before Rocket 88. So you be the judge what was the first Rock & Roll record.
 
 

Georgia Rock
"Kiss Me Baby" 1952 Ray Charles
Born in Albany, Georgia
 
 

Georgia Rock and Roll
"Lucille" 1957 Little Richard
Born in Macon, Georgia
 
 

Georgia Rock/Soul
"Try Me" 1959 James Brown
The Godfather of Soul
Born in Augusta, Georgia
 
 

Georgia Soul
"Soul Man" 1967
Sam and Dave
Sam born in Winchester, Georgia
Dave born in Ocilla, Georgia
Members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
 
 

Georgia Soul
"Heard It Throught the Grapevine"
Released in 1967
Gladys Knight & the Pips
Born in Atlanta & Langston, Georgia
 
 

Georgia Soul
"Dock of the Bay" 1968 Otis Redding
Born in Dawson, Georgia
 
 

Georgia Blues
"Statesboro Blues" 1971
Allman Brothers Band
Based in Macon, Georgia
 
 

Georgia Rock
"Doraville" 1974
Atlanta Rythm Section
Origin Doraville-Atlanta, Georgia
Former members of Classics IV
and The Candymen
 
 

Georgia Pop Rock
"Love Shack" 1989
The B-52's
Origin Athens, Georgia
 
 

Georgia Rock
"Hard to Handle" 1989
written by Otis Redding
The Black Crowes
Marietta, Georgia
 
 

Georgia Hard Rock
"Fly Me Courageous" 1991
Drivin' N Cryin'
Origin Atlanta, Georgia
 
 

Georgia Alternative Rock
"Man on the Moon" 1992 R.E.M.
Origin Athens, Georgia
 
 
 

Other Pioneers of Rock 'N Roll

Original Rock and Roll
"Meet Me in the Barnyard" 1958
Phil Cay and the Blue Notes
Jacksonville, Florida
(My Cousin)
 
 

Jump Blues (Early Rock)
"Shake, Rattle and Roll"
Originally Recorded 1954
Big Joe Turner
 
 

Original Rock and Roll
"Great Balls of Fire" 1957
Recorded at Sun Studio
Jerry Lee Lewis
 
 

Original Rock and Roll
"Jailhouse Rock" 1956
Elvis Presley
 
 

Original Rock and Roll
"Johnny B. Goode"
Originally released in 1958
Chuck Berry
Performing on TV nearly a decade
after the original record was realeased.
Notice the mid-60's Go Go Dancers...
 
 

Original Rock and Roll
"Rock Around the Clock"
Original record release 1954
Bill Haley and His Comets
This version is from the movie.
Notice the mid-50's dancers...
 
 

Original Rock and Roll
"Ain't That a Shame" 1955
Fats Domino
 
 

R & B, Soul, Blues, Rock
"When a Man Loves a Woman" 1966
Originally recorded in 1966 by
Percy Sledge