Etta James’ “Roll With Me Henry” is another one of those songs that serves as a rock n’ roll building block. Here’s how it came about.
Before Elvis’ version, Big Mama Thornton had her own hit with “Hound Dog.” And there are some powerful contrasts.
This stellar piece of ’70s hard rock had each band member popping into the studio to add his own part.
He might not be a household name, but Aaron “Professor Louie” Hurwitz has been making music — at a high level — for 50+ years. He has a lot to say about it.
The Beatles had “big ears” that were open to influences from all sorts of music — and it showed on their very first single. They were the first in Rock n’ Roll (we think) to use chord changes that later appeared everywhere.