Episode 50: “Honky Tonk” by Bill Doggett

A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
Episode 50: "Honky Tonk" by Bill Doggett
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Bill Doggett

Episode fifty of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “Honky Tonk” by Bill Doggett, and uses his career to provide a brief summary of the earlier episodes of the podcast as we’re now moving forward into the next stage of the story. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

Patreon backers also have a ten-minute bonus episode available, on “Sixteen Tons” by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

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Episode 10: “Double Crossin’ Blues”, by Johnny Otis, Little Esther, and the Robins

A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
Episode 10: "Double Crossin' Blues", by Johnny Otis, Little Esther, and the Robins
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Johnny Otis and Little Esther

Welcome to episode ten of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we’re looking at “Double Crossin’ Blues” by Johnny Otis, Little Esther, and the Robins. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

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Episode 9: “How High The Moon” by Les Paul and Mary Ford

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A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
Episode 9: "How High The Moon" by Les Paul and Mary Ford
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Les Paul and Mary Ford

Welcome to episode nine of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we’re looking at Les Paul and Mary Ford, and “How High The Moon”. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

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Episode 1: “Flying Home” by the Benny Goodman Sextet

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A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
Episode 1: "Flying Home" by the Benny Goodman Sextet
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An image of Charlie Christian

Welcome to the first episode proper of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs! As this is the first real episode, you may notice a couple of flaws in the production — those will hopefully get ironed out in the coming weeks. In the meantime, sit back and listen to the story of “Flying Home” by the Benny Goodman Sextet!

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