Here’s a top rock & roll track written in 1917

Here’s a top rock & roll track written in 1917

And here’s a video where you can watch it take shape from ragtime to rock over 60 years.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RhrMdXCwVw   ‘The Darktown Strutters’ Ball’ is a song from the year ragtime-jazz split from ragtime-blues: 1917. It has been recorded by many great artists over the years, from Hoagy Carmichael to Fats Waller. One of my favourite…

How Blues Evolved

How Blues Evolved An Illustrated History of the genre that gave us jazz, rock & roll, pop and rock music. By Paul Merry Did you know that last year, 2012, marked the 100th anniversary of the first blues sheet music ever published? Unless you are a blues historian, you probably didn’t, because this significant milestone…