Saturday, August 13, 2011

"See You Later, Alligator".

OK, more 50's: This '55 12-bar R&B classic was written and first recorded by Bobby Charles based upon a popular catchphrase of those days. An ethnic Cajun, it was widely assumed he was black. The best-known version came from Bill Haley and His Comets that same year. They sped it up from a shuffle to pure rock and roll. Featured in their '56 movie "Rock Around The Clock", THE first major rock and roll film. It was their 3rd and last million-selling single.

Yesterday's answer: "I'm Walking To New Orleans". Many assumed that Bobby Charles was black - he was an ethnic Cajun.

No comments:

Post a Comment