A report on Roy Brown (blues musician)

American blues singer who had a significant influence on the early development of rock and roll and the direction of R&B.

- Roy Brown (blues musician)

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Louis Jordan in New York City, c. undefined July 1946

Rhythm and blues

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Genre of popular music that originated in African-American communities in the 1940s.

Genre of popular music that originated in African-American communities in the 1940s.

Louis Jordan in New York City, c. undefined July 1946
The habanera rhythm shown as tresillo (lower notes) with the backbeat (upper note)
Fats Domino in 1956
Piano excerpt from the rumba boogie "Mardi Gras in New Orleans" (1949) by Professor Longhair. 2–3 claves are written above for rhythmic reference.
3–2 clave written in two measures in cut-time
Tresillo answered by the backbeat, the essence of clave in African American music
Bo Diddley's "Bo Diddley beat" is a clave-based motif.
Ray Charles in 1971
Ruth Brown was known as the "Queen of R&B"
Della Reese
Sam Cooke
Eric Burdon & the Animals (1964)

Jordan's music, along with that of Big Joe Turner, Roy Brown, Billy Wright, and Wynonie Harris, is now also referred to as jump blues.

Sign commemorating the role of Alan Freed and Cleveland, Ohio, in the origins of rock and roll

Rock and roll

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Genre of popular music that evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Genre of popular music that evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Sign commemorating the role of Alan Freed and Cleveland, Ohio, in the origins of rock and roll
Chuck Berry in 1957
Bill Haley and his Comets performing in the 1954 Universal International film Round Up of Rhythm
Elvis Presley in a promotion shot for Jailhouse Rock in 1957
Little Richard in 1957
Buddy Holly and his band, the Crickets.
Tommy Steele, one of the first British rock and rollers, performing in Stockholm in 1957
"There's No Romance in Rock and Roll" made the cover of True Life Romance in 1956

One of the first relevant successful covers was Wynonie Harris's transformation of Roy Brown's 1947 original jump blues hit "Good Rocking Tonight" into a more showy rocker and the Louis Prima rocker "Oh Babe" in 1950, as well as Amos Milburn's cover of what may have been the first white rock and roll record, Hardrock Gunter's "Birmingham Bounce" in 1949.

Witherspoon in June 1976

Jimmy Witherspoon

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American jump blues singer.

American jump blues singer.

Witherspoon in June 1976

Witherspoon came back again for the seventh Cavalcade of Jazz concert on July 8, 1951 and performed alongside Billy Eckstine, Lionel Hampton and his Revue, Percy Mayfield, Joe Liggins's Honeydrippers, and Roy Brown.

Shorty Rogers

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American jazz musician, one of the principal creators of West Coast jazz.

American jazz musician, one of the principal creators of West Coast jazz.

On June 7, 1953, Rogers and his orchestra, including Johnny "Guitar" Watson, performed for the famed ninth Cavalcade of Jazz concert at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, produced by Leon Hefflin, Sr. Also featured that day were Roy Brown and his Orchestra, Don Tosti and His Mexican Jazzmen, Earl Bostic, Nat "King" Cole, and Louis Armstrong and his All Stars with Velma Middleton.

Nat King Cole, 1959

Nat King Cole

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American singer, jazz pianist, songwriter, and actor.

American singer, jazz pianist, songwriter, and actor.

Nat King Cole, 1959
Nat King Cole, 1959
Nat King Cole, Paramount Theater, New York City, November 1946
King Cole Trio Time on NBC with Cole on piano, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on double bass, 1947
Capitol Records Building, known as "The House That Nat Built" on Vine St.
Cole and his second wife, Maria, 1951
Bust of Nat King Cole in the Hotel Nacional de Cuba
Cole's vault at Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Cole's birthplace on the campus of Alabama State University in Montgomery

On June 7, 1953, Cole performed for the famed ninth Cavalcade of Jazz concert held at Wrigley Field in Chicago which was produced by Leon Hefflin, Sr. Also featured that day were Roy Brown and his Orchestra, Shorty Rogers, Earl Bostic, Don Tosti and His Mexican Jazzmen, and Louis Armstrong and his All Stars with Velma Middleton.

Toni Harper

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American former child singer who retired from performing at the age of 29.

American former child singer who retired from performing at the age of 29.

Also featured that day were Roy Brown and His Mighty Men, Anna Mae Winburn and Her Sweethearts, Jerry Wallace, Louis Jordan, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Josephine Baker.

Publicity photo of Harris

Wynonie Harris

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American blues shouter and rhythm-and-blues singer of upbeat songs, featuring humorous, often ribald lyrics.

American blues shouter and rhythm-and-blues singer of upbeat songs, featuring humorous, often ribald lyrics.

Publicity photo of Harris

These included a 1948 cover of Roy Brown's "Good Rocking Tonight", "Good Morning Judge" and "All She Wants to Do Is Rock".

Good Rocking Tonight

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"Good Rocking Tonight" is a jump blues song originally released in 1947 by its writer, Roy Brown and was covered by many recording artists (sometimes as Good Rockin' Tonight).

Jerry Wallace

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American country and pop singer.

American country and pop singer.

Also featured that day were Roy Brown and His Mighty Men, Anna Mae Winburn and Her Sweethearts, Toni Harper, Louis Jordan, Jimmy Witherspoon and Josephine Baker.

Earl Bostic

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American jazz alto saxophonist and a pioneer of the post-war American rhythm and blues style.

American jazz alto saxophonist and a pioneer of the post-war American rhythm and blues style.

Also featured that day were Roy Brown and his Orchestra, Don Tosti and His Mexican Jazzmen, Shorty Rogers, Nat "King" Cole with Velma Middleton, and Louis Armstrong and his All Stars.