Maraca Media-John O'Mara

Freelance copywriter and blogger, shakin' and rockin' it

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Before Elvis there was Bill Haley

My latest iTunes podcast.

Elvis Presley popularized the mix of country and R&B but Bill Haley was there first.

Source material: Unsung Heroes of Rock and Roll, by Nick Tosches.

Below, Elvis visits with Haley during Bill’s European tour.

Elvis: The Louisiana Hayride takes a chance on a 19-year-old

My new iTunes podcast episode (free to listen and subscribe). The radio host tells the young rocker that the “folk music” scene has been looking for something new and he could be it. Country radio and fans weren’t so sure. With interview clips from the future King of Rock and Roll.

Elvis: Can’t sing, dance or play the guitar

My new podcast: In 1956, Elvis responds to an old fart of a newspaper critic who doesn’t get why Presley appeals to the younger folks, in an interview with TV Guide.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, rock and roll pioneer

Sister Rosetta Tharpe is going into the rock and roll hall of fame in April. Long overdue.

Research material: Shout Sister Shout, by Gayle F. Wald.

Johnny Maraca’s radio salute to Chuck Berry

Hey, if you missed last night’s show on 97.7 the Beach, you can stream all three segments right here. The playlist alternates between Chuck’s originals and cover tunes by the Beatles, Stones and more….plus a few interview clips with the legend we lost a week ago.

Cover scan by Dietmar Rudolph

Segment One

Chuck Berry–Maybellene

Linda Ronstadt–Back in the U.S.A.

Chuck–No Particular Place to Go

Beatles–Memphis

Chuck–Rock and Roll Music

Rolling Stones–Carol

Chuck–Roll Over Beethoven

Segment Two

Nina Simone–Brown-eyed Handsome Man

Chuck–Sweet Little Sixteen

Elvis Presley–Too Much Monkey Business

Chuck–Wee Wee Hours

Ronnie Hawkins–Thirty Days

Chuck–Reelin’ and Rockin’

Bob Seger–C’est la Vie

Segment Three

Chuck–Nadine

Jerry Lee Lewis–Little Queenie

Chuck–Around and Around

Joan Jett–Tulane

Chuck–Promised Land….

and, capping the show off with my favourite song by my favourite rock and roller…

Chuck Berry and Johnny B Goode

 

 

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