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

From Country to Rockabilly

  1. Hank Williams’ I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (1949)
  2. Hank Williams’ (I heard that) Lonesome Whistle (1951)
  3. Hank Williams’ Hey, Good Lookin’ (1951)
  4. Hank Williams’ Your Cheatin’ Heart
  5. (1952)
  6. Black “blues” artists Rufus Thomas, Guitar Red, & Joe Hill Louis, as recorded by Sam Philips, with honky-tonk inflected backing bands.
  7. (1951-1954)

And then comes Rock and Roll:

  1. Chuck Berry’s Maybellene (1955)
  2. Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel (1956, Durden/Presley)
  3. Buddy Holly’s That’ll Be the Day (1957)