Posts Tagged ‘Rock & Roll’

Sleigh Ride

December 11, 2016

“Sleigh Ride” was an orchestral piece by Leroy Anderson until Mitchell Parish wrote the lyrics that turned it into a pop hit. It’s not specifically a Christmas piece, but it dashes through holiday music mixes each winter. This 1963 recording is by The Ronettes, produced by Phil Spector.

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Scotty Moore, 1931 – 2016

June 30, 2016

Scotty Moore, 1931 -- 2016

Guitarist Scotty Moore died Tuesday at the age of 84. In 1955, at tiny Sun Studio in Memphis, Mr. Moore played his Gibson ES-295 through an EchoSonic amp and, along with bass player Bill Black, backed up young Elvis Presley on an uptempo version of Junior Parker‘s song “Mystery Train.” It was the first Rock n’ Roll record many people ever heard.

You can hear the key role Scotty Moore’s finger-picked guitar played in propelling the tune on the Elvis recording and on the version he recorded in 1964 without a lead vocal:

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Mustang Sally

April 30, 2016

“Mustang Sally,” written and performed by Mack Rice (Bonny Mack Rice) in 1965. It was a bigger hit the following year for his former bandmate Wilson Pickett, and it’s still a Rock & Roll standard.

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Run Rudolph Run

December 26, 2015

“Run Rudolph Run,”  aka “Run Run Rudolph,” written by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie, sung by its popularizer, Chuck Berry.

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(It’s Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas

December 18, 2015

“(It’s Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas,” written by Phil Rose and Sid Sprung, performed by The Orioles in 1951. The group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

Official Orioles website

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Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)

December 17, 2015

“Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me),” written by Aaron Schroeder and Claude Demetrius, performed in this 1957 recording by Elvis Presley, backed by The Jordanaires.

The tune has been recorded by many other artists including Mae West and The Smithereens:

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Sleigh Ride

December 13, 2015

“Sleigh Ride” was an orchestral piece by Leroy Anderson until Mitchell Parish wrote the lyrics that turned it into a pop hit. It’s not specifically a Christmas piece, but it dashes through holiday music mixes each winter. This 1963 recording is by The Ronettes, produced by Phil Spector.

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Run Rudolph Run

December 28, 2013

“Run Rudolph Run,”  aka “Run Run Rudolph,” written by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie, sung by its popularizer, Chuck Berry.

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Lou Reed, 1942 – 2013

October 29, 2013

Lou Reed, 1942 - 2013

Lou Reed died Sunday. He wrote this song:

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Mick Jagger, Other Senior Citizens Begin World Tour

November 26, 2012

Mick Jagger, Other Senior Citizens Begin World Tour

The Rolling Stones began their 50th anniversary tour with the biggest possible bang on Sunday night, as a host of special guests joined them for a hit-packed show in London’s O2 Arena. Former Stones comrades Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor returned to the ranks, while Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck were also on hand to help with the celebrations.

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