YouTube - Rocket 88 Jackie Brenston Ike Turner 1950s Rock 'n Roll Zenith Cobra Matic
Many consider this to be the first rock and roll song.. Ike Turner's 1951 recording at Sam Phillips Sun Studios, Memphis, Tn..It definitely has a boogie beat to rock by..There is even some early distortion guitar in the background.(Like the Rock n Roll trios distortion guitar in 1956, also caused by a inadvertent loose tube in the guitar amp).This song no doubt influenced the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and many more.
However, for a indepth discussion on the origin of rock and roll read the attached articles and listen to the audios downloaded on this blog of the early artist of rock and roll.(Go to home pg)...and decide for yourself..and make your own comment about your opinion as to the roots of rock and roll and the first rock recording.Was it Elvis, Bill Haley and the Comets, Ike Turner or whoever... You decide..