Friday, July 25, 2008

My Early Rock and Roll Pantheon of Greats

I went looking for each of these old rockers one by one and much to my delight found them all together on this gem--sounds like it was performed in Italy from the intro and early commentary as the stars take the stage. Let this old puppy load and the sit back and enjoy the early history of Rock and Roll--too bad Buddy Holly isn't in the mix, but alas, he was gone for good. Check out the mics that don't work, the cast of "minor" players and the crowd of white folks having a very good time. Here you have: BB King, Ray Charles, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

5 comments:

Stella said...

I can't take anymore. I have two for you, dear Utah:

Yes and CSN&Y.

Enjoy your You Tube browse: for me, music doesn't get any better than this.

Utah Savage said...

Yes to Yes, and who doesn't like CSN$Y?

Randal Graves said...

That's like having all the greats from Ted Williams on back on the same stage.

Madam Z said...

Count me in as one of "the crowd of white folks having a very good time!" Wasn't it just yesterday that we were 17 years old?

Stella said...

Who doesn't like CSN&Y, indeed. There are people with no taste. I'm looking forward to their documentary where they got slammed for being "too political" during their last concert.

Apparently, some people in Alabama walked out of the concert when Neil Young was singing "Let's Impeach the President." They felt the concert was "too political." What did they expect?

Did you hear about this one? RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Celebrities are forever being honored for something by someone. A North Carolina biologist has named a newly discovered spider for musician Neil Young. East Carolina University biologist Jason Bond has named a newly discovered trapdoor spider found in Alabama for Young. (The actual name is Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi.)