“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.”
I had the honor of an almost private concert with Mr. Waters in a venue in the museum under the St. Louis arch when I was a kid. For a very long time it was just the two of us and it's something I'll never forget.
Midwest Chick, I hope you'll put up a post about that.
Wellll - R&R is a child with many fathers. It takes nothing from anyone to recognize them all. The blues is one of the fathers, of course. But looking down memory lane the earliest Rock and Roll artists were breakaways from Western Swing. I well remember the 1930's, when black farmers on strike against their employers favorite seemed to be Bob Wills version of Caledonia. Bob Haley, a former Wills sideman seemingly stuck the name on the new genre. Bo Diddly was singing versions of Western Swing tunes on Hattiesburg, Mississippi's then notorious Mobile Street during and immediately after WWII. Even Fats Domino sang some straight Western Swing tunes. Like his catchy WS rendition of "Blueberry Hill," a song that was a favorite of WS bands over the South in the '40's. Stranger
One of my favorite blues people.
Borepatch,I'll work on it....
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