A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs

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Andrew Hickey presents a history of rock and roll in five hundred songs.

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Episode 46: "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man" by Chuck Berry

August 19th, 2019

34:39

Episode forty-six of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man" by the Chuck Berry Combo, and how Berry tried to square the circle of social commentary and teen appeal. Click the …

Episode 45: "Blueberry Hill", by Fats Domino

August 12th, 2019

33:35

Episode forty-five of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at "Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino, and at how the racial tensions of the …

Episode 44: "Train Kept A-Rollin'", by Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n' Roll Trio

August 5th, 2019

31:52

 

Episode forty-four of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at "Train Kept A-Rollin'" by Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n' Roll Trio, …

Episode 43: "I Gotta Know" by Wanda Jackson

July 29th, 2019

30:38

Episode forty-three of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at "I Gotta Know" by Wanda Jackson, and the links between rockabilly and …

Episode 42: "Ooby Dooby" by Roy Orbison and the Teen Kings

July 22nd, 2019

30:14

Episode forty-two of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at "Ooby Dooby" by Roy Orbison and the Teen Kings, and the time when Sam …

Episode 41: "Be-Bop-A-Lula" by Gene Vincent and the Bluecaps

July 15th, 2019

33:37

Episode forty-one of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at "Be-Bop-A-Lula" by Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, and how Vincent …

Episode 40: "Drugstore Rock 'n' Roll" by Janis Martin

July 7th, 2019

29:59

Episode forty of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at "Drugstore Rock 'n' Roll", by Janis Martin, an early rockabilly classic by …

Episode 39: "Please Please Please" by James Brown and the Famous Flames

July 1st, 2019

32:50

 

 

Episode thirty-nine of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at "Please Please Please" by James Brown, and at the early rock and …

Episode 38: "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley

June 24th, 2019

31:42

NB This is a new version -- I accidentally uploaded the wrong file previously

Episode thirty-eight of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley, and is part three of a …

Episode 37: "I Walk The Line" by Johnny Cash

June 17th, 2019

34:45

Episode thirty-seven of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at "I Walk The Line" by Johnny Cash, and is part two of a trilogy on the aftermath of Elvis leaving Sun, and the birth of rockabilly. Click …

Episode 36: "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins

June 9th, 2019

28:57

 

Episode thirty-six of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins, and is part one of a trilogy on the aftermath of Elvis leaving Sun, and the birth of rockabilly. Click …

Episode 35: "Why Do Fools Fall In Love?" by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers

June 3rd, 2019

31:44

Episode thirty-five of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, and …

Episode 34: "Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard

May 28th, 2019

35:30

Episode thirty-four of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at "Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard, and at the rather more …

Announcement -- Guest appearance and Patreon Bonus

May 28th, 2019

1:04

This is just a quick announcement to let listeners know about a couple of things you might be interested in.

The first is that, today, I'm guesting on Jaffa Cake Jukebox, an occasional podcast by Tilt and Gary of The …

Episode 33: "Mystery Train", by Elvis Presley

May 20th, 2019

36:42

Welcome to episode thirty-three of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. This one looks at "Mystery Train" by Elvis Presley. Click the full …

Episode 32: "I Got A Woman" by Ray Charles

May 13th, 2019

33:32

Welcome to episode thirty-two of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. This one looks at "I Got A Woman" by Ray Charles. Click the full …

Episode 31: "Only You" by the Platters

May 6th, 2019

34:53

Welcome to episode thirty-one of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. This one looks at "Only You" by the Platters. Click the full post to …

Episode 30: "Bo Diddley" by "Bo Diddley

April 29th, 2019

38:10

Welcome to episode thirty of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. This is the last of our three-part look at Chess Records, and focuses on …

Episode 29: "Maybellene" by Chuck Berry

April 22nd, 2019

36:14

Welcome to episode twenty-nine of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. This is the second of our three-part look at Chess Records, and …

Episode 28: "Sincerely" by the Moonglows

April 14th, 2019

36:42

Welcome to episode twenty-eight of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at The Moonglows and "Sincerely". Click the …

Episode 27: "Tweedle Dee" by LaVern Baker

April 7th, 2019

30:57

Welcome to episode twenty-seven of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at LaVern Baker and "Tweedle Dee". Click the …

Episode 26: "Ain't That A Shame" by Fats Domino

April 1st, 2019

31:40

 

Welcome to episode twenty-six of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at Fats Domino and "Ain't That A Shame". Click …

Episode 25: "Earth Angel" by the Penguins

March 26th, 2019

35:59

 

 

Welcome to episode twenty-five of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Earth Angel" by the Penguins. Click the …

Apology -- Next Episode Up Tomorrow

March 25th, 2019

0:28

This is just a very quick apology, to say that the next episode of the podcast will not be up until tomorrow night. Due to my own idiocy, I just …

Episode 24: "Ko Ko Mo" by Gene and Eunice

March 18th, 2019

33:41

 

Welcome to episode twenty-four of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Ko Ko Mo" by Gene and Eunice. Click the …

Episode 23; "Pledging My Love" by Johnny Ace

March 11th, 2019

36:55

Welcome to episode twenty-three of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Pledging My Love" by Johnny Ace Click the …

Episode 22: "The Wallflower" by Etta James

March 4th, 2019

33:15

 

 

Welcome to episode twenty-two of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "The Wallflower" by Etta James. Click the …

"Rock Island Line" by Lonnie Donegan

February 25th, 2019

37:24

Welcome to episode twenty of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Rock Island Line" by Lonnie Donegan. Click the …

Crowdfunding Update -- Patreon and Kickstarter

February 25th, 2019

2:24

This is not a proper episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs – there is a proper episode I've uploaded along with this. This is, rather, an announcement of some new Patreon rewards, including a bonus episode, …

"Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and the Comets

February 18th, 2019

35:44

 

Welcome to episode twenty of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and the …

"That's All Right, Mama" by Elvis Presley

February 11th, 2019

32:51

 

Welcome to episode nineteen of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "That's All Right Mama" by Elvis Presley. …

"Sh-Boom" by the Chords

February 4th, 2019

40:43

 

Welcome to episode eighteen of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Sh-Boom" by the Chords. Click the full post …

"Money Honey" by Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters

January 28th, 2019

37:04

 

Welcome to episode seventeen of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Money Honey" by the Drifters. Click the …

"Crazy Man Crazy" by Bill Haley and the Comets

January 21st, 2019

35:37

 

Welcome to episode sixteen of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Crazy Man Crazy" by Bill Haley and the …

"Hound Dog" by Big Mama Thornton

January 14th, 2019

35:09

 

Welcome to episode fifteen of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Hound Dog" by Big Mama Thornton. Click the …

"Jambalaya" by Hank Williams

January 7th, 2019

32:07

Welcome to episode fourteen of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Jambalaya" by Hank Williams. Click the full …

"Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean" by Ruth Brown

December 31st, 2018

32:59

 

Welcome to episode thirteen of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean" by Ruth …

"Lawdy Miss Clawdy" by Lloyd Price

December 23rd, 2018

31:07

 

Welcome to episode twelve of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" by Lloyd Price. Click the …

Patreon Announcement

December 18th, 2018

0:23

Transcript: This is not a proper episode of the podcast. This is just to announce that the first Patreon-only bonus episode of the podcast is up at patreon.com/andrewhickey for those who back me at any level. See the …

"Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston and the Delta Cats

December 16th, 2018

28:56

Welcome to episode eleven of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston and the Delta …

"Double Crossin' Blues", by Johnny Otis, Little Esther, and the Robins

December 9th, 2018

30:02

Welcome to episode ten of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at "Double Crossin' Blues" by Johnny Otis, Little …

"How High The Moon" by Les Paul and Mary Ford

December 3rd, 2018

28:15

Welcome to episode nine of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at Les Paul and Mary Ford, and "How High The Moon". …

"The Fat Man" by Fats Domino

November 26th, 2018

29:38

 

 

Welcome to episode eight of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at Fats Domino and "The Fat Man". Click the full …

Wynonie Harris and "Good Rockin' Tonight"

November 19th, 2018

31:39

Welcome to episode seven of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at Wynonie Harris and "Good Rockin' Tonight"

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Resources

As always, I've created a Mixcloud streaming playlist

The Ink Spots -- "That's When Your Heartaches Begin"

November 12th, 2018

31:44

 

Welcome to episode six of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at the Ink Spots and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin"

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Resources

As always, I've created a Mixcloud …

Rosetta Tharpe and "This Train"

November 5th, 2018

32:19

 

 

Welcome to episode five of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at Sister Rosetta Tharpe and "This Train"

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Resources

As always, I've created a Mixcloud streaming playlist

"Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" by Louis Jordan

October 29th, 2018

29:36

Welcome to episode four of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at Louis Jordan and "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie"

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Resources

As always, I've created a Mixcloud streaming playlist with …

"Ida Red" by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys

October 22nd, 2018

29:51

 

Welcome to episode three of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at Bob Wills and "Ida Red".

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A Disclaimer

October 22nd, 2018

4:23

Transcript

 

This is not a full episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs. The full episode will also turn up in your podcatcher. But I thought …

"Roll 'Em Pete" by Big Joe Turner and Pete Johnson

October 15th, 2018

25:25

 

Here's the second episode, on "Roll 'Em Pete" by Big Joe Turner and Pete Johnson. One erratum before we continue -- in the episode, I say that …

"Flying Home" by the Benny Goodman Sextet

October 8th, 2018

24:12

Welcome to the first episode proper of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs! As this is the first real episode, you may notice a couple of flaws in …

Introduction

October 1st, 2018

7:22

Welcome to A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs! Episode 1, the first episode proper, is coming next week, but for now here's an introduction, laying out my plans for the series. As I say in the tag at the end of every …

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