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  1. 1. Who's the real King of Rock n' Roll?

    • Chuck Berry
      6
    • Little Richard
      0
    • Elvis Presley
      2
    • Bill Haley
      1


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I love some old 50's Rock n' Roll and Rockabilly.

What do you think of these genres? Your favorite artists?

 

And as the poll says: Who's the real King of Rock n' Roll for you?

For me it's Chuck Berry. The one who really gave Rock n' Roll it's true form and made the guitar it's main instrument. He was one of the first showmen in the genre too, AND he wrote his own songs.

I love Elvis and all, but the true King for me is Chuck Berry. If not, it could be Little Richard.

 

Let's start with some music of course

 

Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode

 

 

As a genre it takes most of it's sound from the Blues, the urban and electrified Blues from places like Chicago and the Rhythm and Blues that came from it. It also takes some elements from Country music, specially Bluegrass (or Hillbilly), which can clearly be heard on Rockabilly.

 

So feel free to contribute!

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Elvis!

 

And this is closer to Rockabilly

 

 

(I'm preparing a cover of this one :D)

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Early Elvis

 

100% Rockabilly

 

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Another one of the fathers of Rock n' Roll:

 

Richard Penniman, better known as Little Richard

 

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More Rockabilly: the great Buddy Holly!

 

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Bill Haley & his Comets

 

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May I ask about those reasons? :D

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Great topic, Storm! :hehe:
 
Despite the undoubted timelessness of tunes like 'Johnny B. Goode', 'Peggy Sue' and 'Tutti Frutti' (all early works of rock genius), I'm very tempted to nominate Link Wray here. 'Rumble' was one of the first records to explore distortion and feedback, and pretty much invented the power chord. :yes:
 

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Thanks for that add!

Rumble is definitely a pioneer song. I've seen it usually being listed on things like "The 100 most important guitar songs" and such.

 

 

Another pioneer in taking Rock n' Roll into more aggressive and heavier roads: Johnny Burnette with an early version of Train Kept a Rolling

 

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Another of the founding fathers:

 

Bo Diddley

 

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Some Rockabilly:

 

Johnny Cash

 

Get Rhythm

 

Folsom Prison Blues

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So... before becoming one of the most characteristic and influential voices in Heavy Metal, Ronnie James Dio did this (early 60's):

 

Ronnie Dio and The Prophets.

 

 

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For me, it's Chuck Berry. His riffs are influential to this day. You hear them in Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Ramone and many others. Jimi might've have been the only one to surpass him had he lived longer.

 

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^ I completely agree. He's the father of the genre.

Awesome! I din't know he had a cover of that song.

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How is it possible I've never heard of her before??  :chicken:  :chicken:

 

Amazing voice and great guitar playin. I love it.

So awesome, thanks a lot foofur!!

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Roy Orbison with some Rockabilly and great guitar playing

 

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Some Jump Blues and the origin of Johnny B. Goode's riff.

By Louis Jordan

@foofur16

 

 

 

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