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SENSATION 25; DECEMBER, 1949

 
 

 

Let’s be up front about this record so we aren’t accused of misleading anyone.

Despite its presence here it has virtually no business being reviewed in a history of rock ‘n’ roll because quite frankly it’s not really a rock ‘n’ roll song.

But here it is anyway for reasons that have a lot to do with rock ‘n’ roll and our attempts to try and accurately chart its evolution as thoroughly as possible.

Those two statements are seemingly at odds with one another and that’s precisely why it’s being reviewed, to show how way back in the fall of 1947 an artist had multiple options in front of him when rock was just getting off the ground and which option he chose would – by 1949 – help to change the future for everybody.
 
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