25 May 2004
According to some (Sam Phillips included), the first rock and roll record, issued in 1951 and credited to Jackie Brenston and his Dixie Cats (actually Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, for whom Brenston usually played sax). Credits aside, this was a car song about an Oldsmobile, in fact.
Oldsmobile is no more, alas, but 88 lives on: Carnival of the Vanities #88, hosted by Spot On this week, gives you a fast read on the best of the blogs, and after all, fast was what that original Rocket 88 was all about.
Posted at 11:46 AM to Blogorrhea
Crazy coincidence-- I am listening to Rocket 88 right this very second!!!!!
A woman after my own heart. :)
Well, some of us are crazy 'bout a Mercury. And what about the Straight-8 Pontiac?
I am semi-pleased to report that I have never owned any vehicle deemed worthy of a song.
Closest thing to a song for what I drive is the Simpsons jingle for Marge's SUV, the Canyonero -- warbled by none other than Hank Williams, Jr. Any songs out there about broncos are about horses, not trucks.
My wife does have an actual country song for hers, "Little Red Rodeo." But at 2˝ tons I'm not so sure about the "little" part.