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The Ray Bryant Combo / It’s madison time (1959) Between the late 50s and early 60s, more and more rhythms kept appearing unceasingly: dog, bird, pony, monkey, jerk, scratch, heebie jeebie, hoochie kootchie, and so on. One of them that became all the rage was Madison. Here you have a song picked...
The emergence of rock and roll succeeded in bringing to the light of day some Afro-American musicians who had been marginalized. The singles that appeared first were interpreted by black musicians who came with rhythm and blues experience. Little Milton, a pioneer in rock and roll, was first...
During the 1980s in Spain, backed by the so-called La Movida, it appeared (among many other youth subcultures) the mod scene with bands such as Brighton 64, Los Elegantes or Los Negativos. During the 1990s new groups appeared, being the most famous Los Flechazos, whose leader, Alejandro Díez, is...
Since the birth of rock and roll the majority of new trends have arose from restless minorities from the street (underground), being picked up by small independent companies which work as test laboratories. Afterwards, they have been manipulated and adapted to the taste of the general public by the...
Rocky Kan / Ya Ya twist (1963) In the 50s, countries like Mexico, Spain, Cuba, Argentina or Venezuela where the first receivers of the rising rock and roll. While Mexico had a long list of bands which achieved great popularity, the environmental conditions of Spain resulted in an insecure birth. We...
The Tin Pan Alley was a musical genre spread during the 20s and which represented the popular song in the United States. It was born promoted by a group of composers in a place of New York City where the major music publishing companies where located. It was soon to become an imaginary line which...
In 1964, poet Allen Ginsberg claims: 'the center of universal conscience has been moved to Liverpool'. Port city to which abundant country and rock and roll records arrive, brought by the sailors who come from the other side of the Atlantic. One of these records which caught on in Liverpool was...
In the 50s rock and roll was the name given to the new popular music which arose in the United States as the evolution of blacks' rhythm and blues when mixed with white's country. It means 'rocking and rolling' and is the term given to the sexual act in the blacks' slang. It was termed so by Alan...
Young people in the post-war America don't have a defined identity but they thrive economically due to the huge number of jobs and high salaries. Scientific discoveries and inventions like television make life more comfortable. Here we have the song with which, for the first time in history, a...
Since the beginnings of the XX century, there are countless the dances arisen in afro-american communities which have been imported by the white community. But cakewalk, foxtrot and charleston are just fashionable dances, none of them fostered the breakthrough which rock and roll was going to...
The hegemonical situation of the United States radiated its lifestyle to all the countries under its area of influence. Rock and roll was also an exportable product, being received with enthusiasm in every corner. Moreover, it demonstrated a great capacity to adapt itself to other languages. Gino...
In the decade of the 40s in New Orleans, Dave Bartholomew appears, trumpet player who plays rhythm and blues. Composer and producer of local musicians, he creates the formula: voice, piano, bass, drums, guitar and brass. He works for record labels such as De Luxe or Imperial Records which, although...

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