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MAYBE as a Side-Man, but not as a Performer.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 05.9.09 @ 18:50pm
I think his closest association with rock was when he played with Louis Jordan. He was primarily a jazz player, I think...
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 05.9.09 @ 18:56pm
Honky Tonk was a HUGE record on the R&B charts in '56, and a #2 hit on the Pop charts. One of the first rock'n'roll instrumentals. That record would be the major reason he'd get any consideration.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 05.9.09 @ 19:14pm
Philip...I wasn't aware that he played on that song. Didn't Cornell Dupree do some of the guitar work?
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 05.9.09 @ 19:45pm
Couldn't say for certain. I just know that Bill Doggett is the artist of credit on that one.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 05.9.09 @ 19:48pm
Philip...I listened to the original recording and that was Cornell Dupree on guitar. He's definitely an artist to give a listen to if you ever get a chance.
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 05.9.09 @ 21:10pm
Doggett's main instrument was organ. I imagine he's responsible for the pumping, rhythmic organ line you can hear if you listen closely. He probably also wrote and arranged the composition... well, he co-wrote it with another guy... not Cornell Dupree though.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 05.9.09 @ 21:17pm
Philip...It was nice to think about that song again...great song, thanks for jogging my memory. I started thinking about other instrumentals from back in the day that I enjoyed, and listened to "Summer Samba" by Walter Waverly and "Baja" by the Astronauts...2 songs I haven't heard in like forever...
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 05.9.09 @ 21:31pm
It's what I do... Although, imo, the first superstars of rock'n'roll instrumentalism were Johnny And The Hurricanes, another underappreciated and underrated group. I've got a 31 track anthology on them, and let me tell you... when you get past the rock adaptations of standards and check out the other songs, you find some really great stuff. And even the updated standards are really good too.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 05.9.09 @ 21:49pm
Philip...my mother had the single to "Red River Rock" (I'm fortunate to have parents who were big early rock fans...the music was everywhere when I was growing up), I can't remember the last time I heard it. Do you remember "The Happy Organ" by Dave "Baby" Cortez?
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 05.10.09 @ 08:34am
There's a couple of other instrumentals from around thet time that I haven't heard in a while....
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 05.10.09 @ 08:46am
A Happy Organ?
Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 05.10.09 @ 09:51am
Love The Happy Organ. Amazing playing on that thing. Also another great instrumental to just ponder while you listen to it is Preston Epps' "Bongo Rock."
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 05.10.09 @ 09:59am
We would amiss if we left out "Yakety Sax" by Boots Randolph or "Rebel Rouser" by Duane Eddy.
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 05.10.09 @ 10:16am
We would BE amiss...sorry!!!!
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 05.10.09 @ 10:17am
Philip...if Johnny & the Hurricanes weren't the first dedicated instrumental rock band, they had to be pretty close....
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 05.10.09 @ 10:22am
Gaaa... there you go. I completely forgot about Duane Eddy. A freakin' superstar no less. Though he's a soloist, not a group. Still, if he was a rattlesnake, he'd have bit me.
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 05.10.09 @ 10:30am
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Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 05.10.09 @ 10:43am
There's actually some really good instrumental suggestions on this page, I'll add the following:
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 11.10.11 @ 13:48pm
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