Glenn Gass, Indiana University School of Music
Z201: ROCK HISTORY I: Roots of Rock to the British Invasion

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- Required Listening Tape List -

- Tape 1a: Blues -

BESSIE SMITH				St. Louis Blues (1925)

BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON			Matchbox Blues (1927)

KOKOMO ARNOLD				Milkcow Blues (1935)

ROBERT JOHNSON				Crossroads Blues (1936)
					Preaching Blues (1936)
					Love in Vain (1937)

ARTHUR "BIG BOY" CRUDUP			That's All Right (1946)

JOHN LEE HOOKER				Boogie Chillen (1948)

T-BONE WALKER				Call It Stormy Monday (1947)

B. B. KING				Three O'Clock Blues (1951)

HOWLIN' WOLF				How Many More Years (1951)
					Smokestack Lightnin' (1956)
					The Red Rooster (1961)

MUDDY WATERS				I Just Want to Make Love to You (1953)
					I'm Ready (1954)

- Tape 1b: Country & Western -

THE CARTER FAMILY			Can the Circle Be Unbroken (1935)

JIMMIE RODGERS				Blue Yodel #1 (T for Texas) (1927)

GENE AUTRY				Back in the Saddle Again (1939)

BOB WILLS & HIS TEXAS PLAYBOYS		Take Me Back to Tulsa (1941)
					Brian Cloudy Blues (1946)

ROY ACUFF				The Precious Jewel (1940)

BILL MONROE				Blue Moon of Kentucky (1946)

ERNEST TUBB				Walking the Floor Over You (1941)

HANK WILLIAMS				I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (1949)
					Your Cheatin' Heart (1952)

HANK SNOW				I'm Movin' On (1950)

CHET ATKINS				Country Gentleman (1953)

BUCK OWENS				Excuse Me (I Think I've Got a Heartache) (1959)

PATSY CLINE				I Fall to Pieces (1960)

GEORGE JONES				The Grand Tour (1974)

WILLIE NELSON &				Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up
WAYLON JENNINGS				to Be Cowboys (1977)

- Tape 2a: Boogie, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel -

CLARENCE "PINETOP" SMITH		Pinetop's Boogie Woogie (1928)

JOE TURNER AND PETE JOHNSON		Roll 'em, Pete (1938)

LOUIS JORDAN				Caldonia (1945)
					Choo Choo Ch'Boogie (1946)

ROY MILTON				Milton's Boogie (1945)

NAT "KING" COLE				Route 66 (1946)

WYNONIE HARRIS				Good Rockin' Tonight (1947)

RUTH BROWN				Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean (1953)

WILLIE MAE THORNTON			Hound Dog (1953)


JUNIOR PARKER				Mystery Train (1953)

SISTER ROSETTA THARPE			Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down (1947)

THE SOUL STIRRERS			By and By (1950, w/R. H. Harris)

THE SWAN SILVERTONES			Trouble In My Way (1952)

THE SENSATIONAL NIGHTINGALES		Sinner Man (1954, w/Julius Cheeks)

- Tape 2b: R&B Vocal Groups, Crossovers and Covers -

THE INK SPOTS				If I Didn't Care (1939)

THE ORIOLES				It's Too Soon to Know (1948)
					Crying in the Chapel (1953)

THE RAVENS				Gotta Find My Baby (1950)

THE CLOVERS				Don't You Know I Love You (1951)

THE DOMINOES				Sixty Minute Man (1951)
					Have Mercy Baby (1952)

THE DRIFTERS				Money Honey (1953)

THE CROWS				Gee (1954)

THE CHORDS				Sh-Boom (1954)
THE CREW CUTS				Sh-Boom (1954--excerpt)

THE CHARMS/The FONTANE SISTERS		Hearts of Stone (1954/1955--excerpts)

THE MOONGLOWS/The McGUIRE SISTERS	Sincerely (1954/1955--excerpts)

HANK BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS		Work With Me Annie (1954)
ETTA JAMES				The Wallflower (Roll WIth Me Henry) (1955)
GEORGIA GIBBS				Dance With Me Henry (1955--excerpt)

FATS DOMINO/PAT BOONE			Ain't That a Shame (1955--excerpts)

JOE TURNER				Shake, Rattle and Roll (1954)
BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS			Shake, Rattle and Roll (1954, excerpt)
					Rock Around the Clock (1954/1955)

- Tape 3a: Elvis Presley: Sun Records and RCA -

ELVIS PRESLEY (Sun Records)		That's All Right (1954)
					Blue Moon of Kentucky (1954)
					Good Rockin' Tonight (1954)
					Milkcow Blues Boogie (1955)
					Baby Let's Play House (1955)
					Mystery Train (1955)

ELVIS PRESLEY (1950's RCA)		Heartbreak Hotel (1956)
					Hound Dog (1956)
					Don't Be Cruel (1956)
					Love Me Tender (1956)
					Jailhouse Rock (1957)
					All Shook Up (1957)
					A Big Hunk 'O Love (1958/released in 1959)

ELVIS PRESLEY (1960's RCA)		Crying in the Chapel (1960/released in 1965)
					It's Now or Never (1960)
					Little Sister (1961)
					Suspicious Minds (1969)
					Only the Strong Survive (1969)

- Tape 3b: Rockabilly -

CARL PERKINS				Blue Suede Shoes (1956, Sun Records)
					Honey Don't (1956)
					Matchbox (1957)

JERRY LEE LEWIS				Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (1957, Sun)
					Great Balls of Fire (1957)
					Breathless (1958)

JOHNNY CASH				Folsom Prison Blues (1955, Sun)
					I Walk the Line (1956)

CHARLIE RICH				Break Up (1958 demotape)
					Who Will the Next Fool Be? (1959, Sun/Phillips)

ROY ORBISON				Ooby Dooby (1956, Sun)

BILLY LEE RILEY				My Gal is Red Hot (1957, Sun)

ROCK 'N' ROLL TRIO			Train Kept A-Rollin' (1956, Coral Records)

GENE VINCENT				Be Bop A Lulu (1956, Capitol Records)
					Woman Love (1956)

DALE HAWKINS				Susie Q (1957, Chess/Checker Records)

LINK WRAY & HIS RAY MEN			Rumble (1958, Cadence Records)

DUANE EDDY				Rebel-Rouser (1958, Jamie Records)

- Tape 4a: New Orleans -

PROFESSOR LONGHAIR			Tipitina (1953, Atlantic Records)

LLOYD PRICE				Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1952, Specialty Records)

SMILEY LEWIS				I Hear You Knocking (1955, Imperial Records)

GUITAR SLIM				The Things That I Used to Do (1954, Specialty)

SHIRLEY & LEE				Let the Good Times Roll (1956, Imperial)

FATS DOMINO				The Fat Man (1950, Imperial Records)
					Ain't It a Shame (1955)
					Blueberry Hill (1956)
					Blue Monday (1956)

LITTLE RICHARD				Tutti Frutti (1955, Specialty Records)
					Long Tall Sally (1956)
					Lucille (1957)
					Keep A-Knockin' (1957)
					Good Golly Miss Molly (1957)

LARRY WILLIAMS				Dizzy Miss Lizzy (1958, Specialty Records)

HUEY "PIANO" SMITH & THE CLOWNS		Don't You Just Know It (1958, Ace Records)

FRANKIE FORD				Sea Cruise (1959, Ace Records)

LEE DORSEY				Ride Your Pony (1965, Amy Records)

- Tape 4b: Chicago & Chess Records Rock & Roll -

CLARENCE "FROGMAN" HENRY		Ain't Got No Home (1956)

THE MOONGLOWS				Sincerely (1954)

THE FLAMINGOS				I'll Be Home (1955)

BO DIDDLEY				Bo Diddley (1955)
					I'm a Man (1955)
					Who Do You Love? (1956)
					Mona (1957)

CHUCK BERRY				Maybellene (1955)
					Brown-eyed Handsome Man (1956)
					Too Much Monkey Business (1956)
					Memphis (1958)
					Roll Over Beethoven (1956)
					Sweet Little Sixteen (1958)
					School Day (1957)
					Carol (1958)
					Johnny B. Goode (1958)

- Tape 5a: Doo-wop Ballads -

THE PENGUINS				Earth Angel (1954)

THE PLATTERS				Only You (1955)
					The Great Pretender (1955)

THE CADILLACS				Gloria (1954)

THE NUTMEGS				Story Untold (1955)

THE FIVE SATINS				In the Still of the Night (1956)

THE RAYS				Silhouettes (1957)

JERRY BUTLER & THE IMPRESSIONS		For Your Precious Love (1958)

HARVEY & THE MOONGLOWS			Ten Commandments of Love (1958)

THE FLEETWOODS				Come Softly to Me (1959)

THE CRESTS				16 Candles (1958)

DION & THE BELMONTS			Where or When (1960)

LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS		Tears on My Pillow (1958)

THE SKYLINERS				Since I Don't Have You (1959)

THE FLAMINGOS				I Only Have Eyes for You (1959)


- Tape 5b: Uptempo Doo-wop and Uptown R&B -

THE CADILLACS				Speedoo (1955)

FRANKIE LYMON & THE TEENAGERS		Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1956)

THE DELL-VIKINGS			Come and Go With Me (1957)

THE SILHOUETTES				Get a Job (1958)

THE MONOTONES				Book of Love (1958)

THE DIAMONDS				Little Darlin' (1957)

DION & THE BELMONTS			I Wonder Why (1958)
					A Teenager in Love (1959)

THE MARCELS				Blue Moon (1961)

THE RIVINGTONS				Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow (1962)

THE COASTERS				Yakety Yak (1958, Atlantic Records)
					Charlie Brown (1959)
					Poison Ivy (1959)

THE DRIFTERS				There Goes My Baby (1959, Atlantic Records)
					This Magic Moment (1960)
					Up on the Roof (1962)
					Under the Boardwalk (1964)

BEN E. KING				Stand By Me (1961, Atlantic Records)

- Tape 6a: Solo R&B and the Push Toward "Soul" -

JOHNNY ACE				Pledging My Love (1954, Duke Records)

SCREAMIN'JAY HAWKINS 			I Put a Spell on You (1956, Okeh Records)

WILBERT HARRISON			Kansas City (1959, Fury Records)

CHUCK WILLIS				It's Too Late (1956, Atlantic Records)
					C. C. Rider (1957)

LAVERN BAKER 				Jim Dandy (1956, Atlantic Records)

IVORY JOE HUNTER 			Since I Met You (1956, Atlantic Records)

CLYDE McPHATTER				A Lover's Question (1958, Atlantic Records)

SOLOMON BURKE				Cry to Me (1961, Atlantic Records)

LITTLE WILLIE JOHN 			Fever (1956, King Records)
					Talk to Me, Talk to Me (1958)

THE FIVE ROYALES			Think (1957, King Records)

JAMES BROWN				Please, Please, Please (1956, King/Federal Records)
					Try Me (1958)
					Think (1960)
					Think (1973, Polydor Records--excerpt)

ISLEY BROTHERS				Shout - Pts. 1 & 2 (1959, RCA)

- Tape 6b: Soul Pioneers -

RAY CHARLES (Atlantic)			I've Got a Woman (1954, Atlantic Records)
					Drown in My Own Tears (1955)
					Hallelujah, I Love Her So (1955)
					What'd I Say (1959)
					Georgia On My Mind (1960, ABC Records)

SAM COOKE				You Send Me (1957, Keen Records)
					Wonderful World (1960)
					Chain Gang (1960, RCA Records)
					Bring It On Home To Me (1962)
					Good Times (1964)
					A Change Is Gonna Come (1964)

JACKIE WILSON				Reet Petite (1957, Brunswick Records)
					Lonely Teardrops (1958)
					Doggin' Around (1960)
					Higher and Higher (1967)

- Tape 7a: Rock expands/the push toward Pop -

RICKY NELSON				Stood Up (1957, Imperial Records)
					Hello Mary Lou (1961)

THE EVERLY BROTHERS			Bye Bye Love (1957, Cadence Records)
					Wake Up Little Susie (1957)
					All I Have To Do Is Dream (1958)
					When Will I Be Loved (1960)
					Cathy's Clown (1960, Warner Brothers Records)
					Crying in the Rain (1962)

EDDIE COCHRAN				Twenty Flight Rock (1956, Liberty Records)
					Summertime Blues (1958)
					C'mon Everybody (1958)

RITCHIE VALENS				La Bamba (1959, Del-Fi Records)

BUDDY HOLLY				Rock Around with Ollie Vee (1956, Decca Records)
					That'll Be the Day (1957, Coral/Brunswick)
					Not Fade Away (1957)
					Words of Love (1957)
					Rave On (1958)
					Everyday (1957)
					Maybe Baby (1958)
					Peggy Sue (1957)

- Tape 7b: The Girl Groups & Phil Spector -

THE CHANTELS				Maybe (1958)

THE SHIRELLES				Dedicated to the One I Love (1959)
					Will You Love Me Tomorrow (1960)

THE CHIFFONS				He's So Fine (1963)
					One Fine Day (1963)

THE MARVELETTES				Please Mr. Postman (1961)

THE ANGELS				My Boyfriend's Back (1963)

THE SHANGRI-LAS				Leader of the Pack (1964)
					Remember (Walkin' in the Sand) (1964)

LESLEY GORE				You Don't Own Me (1963)
					Look of Love (1964)

THE CRYSTALS				There's No Other Like My Baby (1961, Philles)
					He's a Rebel (1962)
					Da Doo Ron Ron (1963)

DARLENE LOVE				Christmas, Baby Please Come Home (1963, Philles)

THE RONETTES				Be My Baby (1963, Philles Records)
					Baby I Love You (1963)
					Walking in the Rain (1964)

- Tape 8a: Early sixties male singers & groups -

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS 			You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (1964, Philles)

ROY ORBISON				Only the Lonely (1960)
					Running Scared (1961)
					In Dreams (1963)
					Oh, Pretty Woman (1964)

NEIL SEDAKA				Oh! Carol (1959)
					Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (1962)

GENE PITNEY				Every Breath I Take (1961)

DEL SHANNON				Runaway (1961)
					Hats Off to Larry (1961)
					Little Town Flirt (1962)

DION					Runaround Sue (1961)
					The Wanderer (1961)

THE FOUR SEASONS			Sherry (1962)
					Walk Like a Man (1963)
					Stay (1964)
					Let's Hang On (1965)

- Tape 8b: Early Sixties R&B/Soul, Surf-rock & Folk Revival -

HANK BALLARD				The Twist (1958, excerpt)

CHUBBY CHECKER				The Twist (1960/1962)

JOEY DEE & THE STARLIGHTERS		Peppermint Twist - Part 1 (1962)

GARY "U.S." BONDS			Quarter to Three (1961)

THE ISLEY BROTHERS			Twist & Shout (1962)

BARRETT STRONG				Money (1959, Tamla/Motown)

THE MIRACLES				You Really Got a Hold On Me (1962, Tamla)

MARVIN GAYE				Can I Get a Witness (1963, Tamla)

THE MAR-KEYS				Last Night (1961, Stax/Volt)

OTIS REDDING				These Arms of Mine (1962, Volt)

RUFUS THOMAS				Walking the Dog (1963, Stax)

THE VENTURES				WalkQDon't Run (1960)

DICK DALE				Let's Go Trippin' (1961)

BEACH BOYS				Surfin' USA (1963)
					Surfer Girl (1963)

JAN & DEAN				Surf City (1963)

BOB DYLAN				Blowing in the Wind (1963)

PETER, PAUL & MARY			Blowing in the Wind (1963, excerpt)

JOAN BAEZ				Daddy You Been On My Mind (1965, by Bob Dylan)

- Tape 9a: America Reinvented -

THE BEATLES 				Twist & Shout
(1963-64)				Roll Over Beethoven
					Long Tall Sally
					Please Mr. Postman
					You Really Got a Hold On Me
					Honey Don't
					Words of Love
					Dizzy Miss Lizzy (1965)

(1964-65)				Carol
					Route 66
					I Just Wanna Make Love to You
					Little Red Rooster
					Good Times
					Cry to Me
					Love in Vain (1969)

- Tape 9b: Blues, etc. Revisited -

JOHN LEE HOOKER				Boom Boom (1962, excerpt)
THE ANIMALS				Boom Boom (1964)

BIG JOE WILLIAMS			Baby Please Don't Go (1947, excerpt)
THEM (featuring Van Morrison)		Baby Please Don't Go (1965)

CREAM					Crossroads (1968)

DEREK & THE DOMINOES			It's Too Late (1970)

BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND			Farther Up the Road (1957, excerpt)
ERIC CLAPTON				Farther Up the Road (1977)

OTIS RUSH				I Can't Quit You Baby (1956, excerpt)
LED ZEPPELIN				I Can't Quit You Baby (1969)

JOHN LEE HOOKER				Crawling King Snake (1949, excerpt)
THE DOORS				Crawling King Snake (1971)

BLIND WILLIE McTELL			Statesboro Blues (1928, excerpt)
ALLMAN BROTHERS				Statesboro Blues (1971)


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