Episode 54: Keep A Knockin

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A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
Episode 54: Keep A Knockin
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Little Richard

Episode fifty-four of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “Keep A Knockin'” by Little Richard, the long history of the song, and the tension between its performer’s faith and sexuality. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

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Episode 45: “Blueberry Hill”, by Fats Domino

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Episode 45: "Blueberry Hill", by Fats Domino
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Fats Domino

Episode forty-five of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “Blueberry Hill” by Fats Domino, and at how the racial tensions of the fifties meant that a smiling, diffident, cheerful man playing happy music ended up starting riots all over the US.

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Episode 26: “Ain’t That A Shame” by Fats Domino

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Episode 26: "Ain't That A Shame" by Fats Domino
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Welcome to episode twenty-six of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we’re looking at Fats Domino and “Ain’t That A Shame”. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

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Episode 12: “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” by Lloyd Price

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Lloyd Price

Welcome to episode twelve of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we’re looking at “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” by Lloyd Price. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

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Episode 8: “The Fat Man” by Fats Domino

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Episode 8: "The Fat Man" by Fats Domino
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Fats Domino

Welcome to episode eight of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we’re looking at Fats Domino and “The Fat Man”. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

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