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 jAyBoY72
Joined: 6/20/2005
Msg: 126
Name the artist you feel was the most infulential in RockNRollPage 6 of 10    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
i would say Robert Johnson, Junior Parker,
Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins
& definately jimi Hendrix
 HarleyMiles
Joined: 6/8/2005
Msg: 127
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Posted: 7/12/2007 10:35:54 PM
Robert Johnson ??
To John Hammond, champion of black music and talent scout par excellence, he was the greatest primitive blues singer of all time. "When I was selecting talent for my first Spirituals to Swing Concert, I sent for Robert Johnson. I wanted black music to make an impression on a white audience and we got the finest exponents of blues, jazz and gospel music that we could find. Can you imagine how famous Robert Johnson would be today had he been able to make it?"

And to the world at large, however unaware it might be, Robert Johnson is the most influential bluesman of all time and the person most responsible for the shape popular music has taken in the last six decades!

In southern black communities it was a well-known notion that one could go to the crossroads and sell one's soul to the devil. The concept dates back to African Folklore. The diety Esu was believed to be the guardian of the crossroads, and was an intermediate between gods and humans. When Christianity was brought to African Culture, these pagan gods were labeled as being similar to the devil. Hence, the concept that one could find the devil at a crossroad. In celtic tradition, the bodies of the unholy were buried outside of town near crossroads to preserve consecrated ground.

Witchcraft and the devil are prominent topics in early blues. Johnson's lyrics are no exception. With songs like "Hell-Hound On My Trail", "Me And The Devil Blues" and "Cross Road Blues", it is no wonder that he caused such wild speculation.

 ItsMeDoggie
Joined: 8/24/2005
Msg: 128
Name the artist you feel was the most infulential in the birth of RockNRoll
Posted: 7/14/2007 7:42:40 PM
it's got to go back to the old blues artist.....blues are the root of rock and roll.......
 muneca~brava
Joined: 5/23/2007
Msg: 129
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Posted: 7/15/2007 6:10:27 PM
"F" Elvis, CARL PERKINS!!!
 musicmaker4u
Joined: 10/13/2006
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Posted: 7/15/2007 6:27:40 PM
bill and his comets right... do not know why people hate Elvis one of the best singers ever.. no one has ever disputed his Voice and pitch (no one that knows music anyway) he had a huge inpact on the fab 4 (by their own words) and on many in rock so his impact is far reaching.. YEA JIMMY changed the way we look at the gutiar. the whole austin texas thing changed country and rock.. the ashbury thing also..you know by the way Elvis influanced Robert plant also. where is the bridge Im just trying to find the bridge.
 Raveninns
Joined: 7/19/2005
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Posted: 7/15/2007 8:30:31 PM
just my humble opinion of course... I know very little of "back in the day" R&B artists. I guess I'm going to base my post on the word influential.

I believe the Beatles changed everything in terms of influencing Rock n' Roll.

And of course, Jimi. But Jimi did his time with Little Richard, so that genre should be mentioned too......Elvis, Bill Haley, et al.

Cheers, Raven
 patti_mk
Joined: 4/19/2007
Msg: 132
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Posted: 7/18/2007 11:08:59 AM
THE BUDDY HOLLY..note the song "American Pie" one of the best classic songs ever,the day the music died, Was Buddy Holly, Richy Valens , and the Big Bopper. HE was a pioneeer and Its a damn shame, I always wonder where music would have went If he was still with us...so sad :(
 theclassicx
Joined: 5/24/2007
Msg: 133
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Posted: 7/18/2007 2:42:43 PM
The answer was blues blues is the most influencial in rock like how the stones idolized howling wolf or pink floyd named there band after two famou blues musicians. Rock In Roll is a fruit from the roots of blues no if's and's or but's!!! Thanks to willie dixon , leadbelly, muddy waters, howlin wolf, robert johnson, blindlemon jefferson and much much more!
 Artz
Joined: 6/1/2007
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Posted: 7/18/2007 3:48:45 PM
Of course a great influence on the early rockers was the Blues. Also Country and Texas Swing music of the 1940s.
Jerry lee Lewis might be one of the most under rated of the early artist. Elvis was sexy on stage , Lewis was a wild man there was a raw energy to Lewis. An energy that Elvis lacked.
Some other under rated artist are in no real order are Al Cooper and Mike Bloomfield they helped take Dylan electric.
Johnny Otis a great many of the top musicians of the sixties give him a lot of credit.
Buddy Holly, If he had lived I think Rock Music would be something else . he was way ahead of his time.
Rodger Mcguinn of the Byrds. They may have followed Dylan's lead but they soon showed him just how to make the country/folk/rock blend work.
Did anyone list Les Paul?
Just about everyone has said Hendricks. Another great that never seems to make the list is Carlos Santana.
What of Fats Domino?
Another master of the guitar and I feel very under rated is****Dale.
my list does not have any real order I simply think some of these people are over looked.
 patti_mk
Joined: 4/19/2007
Msg: 135
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Posted: 7/18/2007 4:05:00 PM
I'm not gonna copy n paste that whole above post but totally agree , well said!
 timisin
Joined: 4/7/2007
Msg: 136
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Posted: 7/19/2007 12:20:37 AM
well John Lennon once said" If you didn't call it rock and roll ,You could call it Chuck Berry.
 Choking Hazard
Joined: 7/19/2007
Msg: 137
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Posted: 7/22/2007 10:06:56 PM
I'm not sure about birth, but what we currently think of as rock and roll was definitely shaped largely by Buddy Guy, and I don't think anybody mentioned him yet.

He did the Hendrix thing before (and after) Hendrix and was a major influence on many we now think of as blues-based hard rock. Clapton, Stones, Pink Floyd, blah, blah, blah...it's all blues-based rock, but Guy did the transition from blues to hard rock first.

Pop as influenced by Chuck Berry is a different thing.
 jannick06
Joined: 1/25/2007
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Posted: 7/22/2007 11:03:57 PM
.........meatloaf took it to a new level with his beautiful voice
 Choking Hazard
Joined: 7/19/2007
Msg: 139
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Posted: 7/23/2007 12:57:32 AM
And being served for dinner by Tim Curry in Rocky Horror Picture Show. With mismatched plates and silverware, no less.
 OnTheBus
Joined: 9/12/2004
Msg: 140
Name the artist you feel was the most infulential in the birth of RockNRoll
Posted: 7/26/2007 1:55:36 PM
People People....be honest here...we ALL know that rock and roll would NEVER be the same without.............

Air Supply
 muneca~brava
Joined: 5/23/2007
Msg: 141
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Posted: 7/26/2007 8:44:47 PM
ROFLs @ the last 3 posts

post 141: i sat in buddy guys lap, drank shots of whiskey w/him and shot dice, lol-- a girl i knew at the time was writing a paper on the blues for a class she was taking @ UT and after the show we got backstage so she could interview him...memorable event, to say the least ;P
 gonzofanmel
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Posted: 7/27/2007 2:44:20 PM
Without a doubt.......there's only one answer for this...

THE ELECTRIC MAYHEM BAND from the Muppet show. How many other drummers do you know actually ATE their drums after a set?

 patti_mk
Joined: 4/19/2007
Msg: 143
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Posted: 7/29/2007 12:08:47 PM
LOL ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ a few of them REALLY LMFAO..meatloaf? hes good But i think he ate Air Supply ..lol ..
 soundchaser1962
Joined: 5/1/2007
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Posted: 7/29/2007 2:04:44 PM
I don't think anybody could be called "most influential in the birth of rock and roll". But I'd like to throw Lonnie Donnegan into this rock and roll stew.
 jannick06
Joined: 1/25/2007
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Posted: 7/29/2007 8:39:23 PM
okay okay AC/DC are the best band of alll time
 Schadenfreudian
Joined: 7/5/2007
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Posted: 7/30/2007 11:04:25 AM
The first human who drummed something on a hollow log in either 4/4 or 6/8 rhythm...heavy on the down beat.
 rockpalace
Joined: 7/24/2007
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Posted: 7/30/2007 7:15:35 PM
beethoven bach haydn etc etc
 jettlightning
Joined: 4/4/2007
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Posted: 8/12/2007 3:36:12 PM
There are many, too numerous to mention but here are some pre-rock n roll pioneers I think were instrumental in the foundation of Rock N Roll.

Hank Williams
Louis Armstrong
Louis Jordan
T-Bone Walker
Robert Johnson
Memphis Minnie
Wynonie Harris
Roy Acuff
Les Paul
Blind Willie McTell
Elmore James
Big Joe Turner
Louis Prima
Nat King Cole
Amos Milburn
Roy Brown
Stick McGhee
Bill Haley
Skeets McDonald
The Dominoes
Jackie Brenston
Hank Ballard
Johnny Ace
The Clovers
The Treniers
Ella Mae Morse
Tennessee Ernie Ford

These are the ones that came to mind right now.
 muneca~brava
Joined: 5/23/2007
Msg: 149
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Posted: 8/12/2007 5:20:43 PM
great list, but you forgot Carl Perkins ;P
 jannick06
Joined: 1/25/2007
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Posted: 8/13/2007 4:06:40 AM
Jessica Simpson
she taught us all how to be a true woman
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