Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Muddy Waters - The Blues Had A Baby (And They Named The Baby Rock And Roll)

Just because.

From the BBC, from back in 1977.


Midwest Chick said...

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.

Borepatch said...

Midwest Chick, I hope you'll put up a post about that.

Stranger said...

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.


BobG said...

One of my favorite blues people.

Midwest Chick said...

I'll work on it....