Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis

American Hit Radio: Transitor Days - Late 1957

Episode 7

Episode date - January 31, 2020

How Music Changed

    Rock and Roll grew and spread unabated throughout 1957, to the point where seemingly unrelated genres started to be identified as rock and roll.

    Harlem doo-wop, country harmony, and even crooners were now associated with the raucous youth movement. Such was its power that every song except one in today’s program would have fit under the rock and roll umbrella.

    Featured tracks include:

    That’ll Be the Day – The Crickets

    Mr. Lee – The Bobettes

    Wake Up Little Susie – The Everly Brothers

    Chances Are – Johnny Mathis

    You Send Me – Sam Cooke

    6) Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley

    All the Way – Frank Sinatra

    Little Bitty Pretty One – Thurston Harris

    Raunchy – Bill Justis

    Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly

    Rock and Roll Music – Chuck Berry

    At the Hop – Danny and the Juniors

    Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis

    Channel 151 - American Hit Radio