Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Rock 'n' Roll and American Society. Part One, From the Beginning to 1960, by William McKeen (on CD)

Very interesting. I learned a great deal about the early years. I really wish they'd been able to include the songs in the recording. While I knew many of them, there were a large number of early ones that I haven't heard. Oh, well.

The best parts of this were stories about what went on behind-the-scenes, like Little Richard singing the original lyrics to "Tutti-Frutti" while facing away from the young English teacher/songwriter who wrote the ones we all know now, because he was mortified at how dirty those original lyrics were. I hope there is a Part Two (and following).