Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode

American Hit Radio: Transistor Days – Spring 1958

Episode 9

Episode date - February 14, 2020

How Music Changed

    By 1958, it became increasingly difficult to discern a difference between rock and roll and rhythm and blues.

    Kids just didn’t give a whit about racial segregation, so while society in general, including the music charts, continued to draw lines between the two cultures, rock and roll played a significant role in changing that perspective, as can be seen by many of the songs on today’s playlist, dating from the Spring of 1958.

    Featured tracks include:

    Twilight Time – The Platters

    Talk to Me, Talk to Me – Little Willie John

    What Am I Living For? – Chuck Willis

    Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

    Rumble – Link Wray

    Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley

    Yakkety Yak – The Coasters

    Willie and the Hand Jive – The Johnny Otis Show

    For Your Precious Love – Jerry Butler

    I Guess Things Happen That Way – Johnny Cash

    Ooh! My Soul – Little Richard

    Rave On – Buddy Holly

    Rebel Rouser – Duane Eddy

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