Boogie Woogie & Jump Blues Influences

[TEMP: OUT OF ORDER. Please listen instead to this public web-linked version of the list for this week’s assignment.

Songs without a songwriter listing are composed by the performers themselves.

  1. Louis Jordan’s “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” (1946, Darling/Horton/Gabler)
  2. Fats Domino’s The Fat Man (1949)
  3. Louis Jordan’s Blue Light Boogie (1949-1950)
  4. Kay Starr’s Kay’s Lament (1952, with “The Lancers”)
  5. Ruth Brown’s “Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean” (1953, Ruth Brown)
  6. Big Joe Turner’s (Feb 1954) “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” (Calhoun 1953)

And then comes Rock and Roll:

  1. Bill Haley’s (June 1954 version) “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” (Calhoun 1953)
  2. Etta James’ (The Wallflower:) “Dance With Me Henry” (February 1955, Johnny Otis/Hank Ballard/Etta James)
  3. Little Richard’s Tutti Frutti (August 1955)
  4. Fats Domino’s Blueberry Hill (1956, Rose/Lewis/Stock)
  5. Fats Domino’s My Blue Heaven (1956, Donaldson/Whiting)
  6. Chuck Berry’s Brown-eyed Handsome Man (1956)
  7. Jerry Lee Lewis’ Great Balls of Fire (1957, Otis Blackwell/Jack Hammer)