Rock and Roll Before the 50s

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The Roots of Rock and Roll

Full Songlist-
1927
Kansas City Blues (Jim Jackson)
1928
Tight Like That (Tampa Red and Georgia Tom)
1929
Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie (Clarence “Pinetop” Smith)
1930
Milk Cow Blues (Sleepy John Estes)
1935
The Twelves (Kokomo Arnold)
1936
It Feels So Good (Hartman’s Heartbreakers)
1937
Stop Breaking Down (Robert Johnson)
1938
Roll ‘Em Pete (Big Joe Turner and Pete Johnson)
Pine State Honky Tonk (Claude Casey and the Pine State Playboys)
That’s All (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
You Gotta Do Your Duty (Casey Bill Weldon)
Boogie Woogie Stomp (Albert Ammons)
1939
Rockin’ Rollin’ Mama (Buddy Jones)
1940
Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar (Will Bradley)
1942
Boogie Woogie Cocktail (Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy)
1944
Strange Things Happening Every Day (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
Rock Me Mama (Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup)
1945
Let’s Have a Ball (Champion Jack Dupree)
The Honeydripper (Joe Liggins)
Caldonia (Louis Jordan)
Rocky Road Blues (Bill Monroe)
1946
Choo Choo Ch’boogie (Louis Jordan)
That’s All Right (Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup)
Down the Road a Piece (Amos Milburn)
1947
Rock the Joint (Jimmy Preston)
Big Fat Mama (Roy Milton)
You Got To Run Me Down (Jazz Gillum)
Move It On Over (Hank Williams)
Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-o-Dee (Stick McGhee)
Rockin’ Boogie (Joe Lutcher)
1948
Good Rockin’ Tonight (Wynonie Harris)
Boogie Chillen (John Lee Hooker)
Guitar Boogie (Arthur Smith and the Crackerjacks)
Lightnin’ Boogie (Lightnin’ Hopkins)
Muddy Jumps One (Muddy Waters)
Bounce Pee Wee (Pee Wee Crayton)
We’re Gonna Rock, We’re Gonna Roll (Wild Bill Moore)
The Twister (Paul Williams)
Chicken Shack Boogie (Amos Milburn)
Hole in the Wall Tonight (Albinia Jones)
Missississippi Boogie (Jimmy Liggins)
1949
All She Wants To Do Is Rock (Wynonie Harris)
Smokey Mountain Boogie (Tennessee Ernie Ford)
Rub a Little Boogie (Champion Jack Dupree)
The Fat Man (Fats Domino)
Rockin at Home (Floyd Dixon)
Saturday Night Fish Fry (Louis Jordan)
Atlanta Boogie (Tommy Brown)
Let’s Have Some Fun (Jesse Thomas)
Rock a While (Goree Carter)
Venus (Stick McGhee)

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