2021-01-29 04:36:15 UTC
Nobody here is as long-winded as Sampson, or so often just dense.(his website is "designed to tell the entire history of rock n roll music
from its birth in 1947 to the present day, one song at a time.")
However, it's questionable whether some of his chosen records for
review are indeed rock and roll. I suggest that the records below, that
he reviewed, are samples of what is not Rock and Roll:
07 1949-07 RUTH BROWN: So Long
This adult pop ballad could be sung in a posh nitery.
The song originated in 1940 with Russ Morgan.
"That the song is included here is due 100% to whos singing it" !!!
02 1949-10 RUTH BROWN: Ill Get Along Somehow (Part 1 & 2)
More adult pop, sung with a bit more soul.
A cover version of Larry Darnell's semi-draggy ballad (which Sampson
goes into ecstasy over ***).
"The supper club backing music..." !!!
- Larry Darnell's version
First cut way back in 1932 by Ted Blacks Orchestra.
Sampson had the nerve to include Darnell's record in his
'rock and roll' reviews and score it a 9 !!!
"Though a decidedly old school arrangement in terms of instrumentation..." -
nevertheless "a landmark recording in rock's lineage"
(A long bow perhaps, but after reading the above review, one wonders if Sampson
himself is a homosexual?)