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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday August 16th, 2017 with Retro Renny
Elvis' Roots & Early Recordings.

Elvis' early success was in part due to the music he introduced to the white America. The music of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Little Junior, Wynonie Harris, Big Mama Thornton and the other black artists covered by Presley was unknown to the majority of Americans. Elvis was introduced to this music listening to America's oldest black radio station WDIA and deejay Dewey Phillips, who broadcast on WHBQ (both based in Memphis).
Tonight's show starts with an apology. I don't have the original version of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup's "That's All Right, Mama" which was recorded as "I Don't Know It" in 1946 and released as a single on RCA Victor. In 1949 they rereleased the single as "That's All Right, Mama". The version I'm playing comes from a 1962 session for Fire Records.
That's All Right, Mama
ARTHUR "BIG BOY" CRUDUP - Mean Ol’ Frisco – Charly Blues Masterworks, Vo. 50 - ’62 Fire Records/’93 Charly Records
That's All Right
ELVIS PRESLEY, SCOTTY & BILL - The Sun Sessions: Elvis Presley - ’54 Sun Records/’87 RCA/BMG Music
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
BILL MONROE & HIS BLUE GRASS BOYS - Bluegrass Bonanza: Classic Bluegrass 1946-50 - ’46 Columbia Records/’01 Proper Records
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
ELVIS PRESLEY, SCOTTY & BILL - The Sun Sessions: Elvis Presley - ’54 Sun Records/’87 RCA/BMG Music
Good Rockin' Tonight
WYNONIE HARRIS - Rockin' The Blues - ’48 King Records/’01 Proper Records
Good Rockin' Tonight
ELVIS PRESLEY - The Sun Sessions: Elvis Presley - ’54 Sun Records/’87 RCA/BMG Music
Mystery Train
LITTLE JUNIOR'S BLUE FLAMES - Red Hot - The Best Of Sun Blues - ’53 Sun Records/’98 Hallmark
Mystery Train
ELVIS PRESLEY - The Sun Sessions: Elvis Presley - ’55 Sun Records/’87 RCA/BMG Music
Tryin' To Get To You
THE EAGLES - Mercury R&B ’46 – ’62 - ’54 Mercury Records/’89 Polygram Records
Trying To To Get To You
ELVIS PRESLEY - The Sun Sessions: Elvis Presley - ’56 Sun Records/’87 RCA/BMG Music
Hound Dog
WILLIE MAE "BIG MAMA" THORNTON with KANSAS CITY BILL & HIS ORCHESTRA - Hound Dog - The Peacock Recordings - ’53 Peacock Records/’92 MCA Records
Hound Dog
ELVIS PRESLEY - Rocker - ’56 RCA Records/’90 RCA
Blue Suede Shoes
CARL PERKINS - The Classic Carl Perkins - ’56 Sun Records/’90 Bear Family Records
Blue Suede Shoes
ELVIS PRESLEY - Rocker - ’56 RCA Records/’90 RCA
Ready Teddy
LITTLE RICHARD - Little Richard: The Georgia Peach - \ ’56 Specialty Records/’91 Specialty Records/Fantasy Inc.
Ready Teddy
ELVIS PRESLEY - Rocker - ’56 RCA Records/’90 RCA
Shake, Rattle And Roll
BIG JOE TURNER - Rocks In My Bed - ’54 Atlantic Records/’05 Membran Music
Shake, Rattle And Roll
ELVIS PRESLEY - Rocker - ’56 RCA Records/’90 RCA
Money Honey
CLYDE McPHATTER & THE DRIFTERS - Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-74 - ’53/’85 Atlantic Records
Money Honey
ELVIS PRESLEY - Rocker - ’56 RCA Records/’90 RCA
(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
ELVIS PRESLEY - I Was The One - '57 RCA Records/'90 RCA
Interactive CKCU
Renny G (host)
Howdy out there in the ether.

8:04 PM, August 16th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Let me know if you're listening and if you're enjoying it.

8:04 PM, August 16th, 2017
kevo
totally diggin the tunes Renny, keep em coming!

8:14 PM, August 16th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Thanks Kevo from Kingston. I appreciate the feedback.

8:16 PM, August 16th, 2017
IanJ
Excellent show! Love him or hate him, he changed the world of music.

8:22 PM, August 16th, 2017
Renny G (host)
I love early Elvis. I'm not too crazy about Elvis after '58. And don't get me started on how weird he got in Vegas.

8:24 PM, August 16th, 2017
Renny G (host)
I blame Col. Tom Parker. Things might have been different if he wasn't such a money grubber.

8:27 PM, August 16th, 2017
IanJ
We would have been spared Clambake.

8:42 PM, August 16th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Do The Clam!? A great song Ha ha!

8:48 PM, August 16th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Thanks for your comments dear listeners. It does the heart good to hear that people enjoy what I play.

9:05 PM, August 16th, 2017
Sonia
Such a great show, Renny!...(dificult to stop dancing, haha)

3:41 PM, August 17th, 2017