It’s not hard to see where Rock N Roll got it’s start. If it weren’t for masters like Big Bill here, what would we know today?
SO true! Thanks for putting him back in front of us. AND congratulations on the DR&DR anniversary!!!!
Great video. When I was growing up, among my father’s jazz albums was a Big Bill Broonzy album that I listed to a lot. I later heard the Derek and the Dominoes cover of his classic road song, Key to the Highway and was stunned by its easy adaption to a more rock based blues. Happy Anniversary!
When you think about it, Big Bill was already playing Rock ‘n’ Roll — at least proto- or nascent-rock.
So true HTJ, key to the highway definitely has that sort of feel, as did much of his songs, where you can easily see the transformation into later rock n roll.
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