The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 14
Rhythm & Blues to Rock 'n Roll
Please forgive me for doing some more blabbering than you're used from me, after all I know you came here for the music and not for the blabla, but I had a little more to tell today. In this episode I'm going to find an answer to the question what made the distinction between Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n Roll. A question that is easy to ask but oh so difficult to answer. I will give it a shot, providing my own, perhaps a bit controversial opinion.
And of course, I will play some of the music that played a key role in the transition to Rock 'n Roll, many of them somewhere, by someone, nominated to be the first real Rock 'n Roll record. I will explain why I think none of them qualify for that, and to show you the difference, I will play one record, that makes you understand immediately: this is Rock 'n Roll.