Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill

American Hit Radio: Transistor Days – The Winter of ‘57

Episode 5

Episode date - January 17, 2020

How Music Changed

    As 1956 drew to a close, rock and roll had a firm grip on pop culture.

    It seemed to influence everything, changing the entire music industry with the sudden rise of independent record labels, driven by a youth market that had previously been neglected. Once the economy is affected, most other things change as well, including politics and race relations, which of course eventually led to a conservative backlash.

    Late 1956 to early 1957 was a golden era of sorts, when rock and roll music could spread its wings, before corporate society learned to economize it as a product. These were heady times, when Southern artists became the center of attention for the entire country.

    Featured songs include:

    Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino

    I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash

    Singin’ the Blues – Guy Mitchell

    Love Me – Elvis Presley

    Since I Met You Baby – Ivory Joe Hunter

    Jim Dandy – Lavern Baker

    Young Love – Sonny James

    Blue Monday – Fats Domino

    Banana Boat Song (Day-o) – Harry Belafonte

    Ain’t Got No Home – Clarence “Frogman” Henry

    I’m Walkin’ – Fats Domino

    Walkin’ After Midnight – Patsy Cline

    All Shook Up – Elvis Presley

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