venerdì 12 agosto 2011

American Graffiti


A complemento del post Live In Asbury Park: “La musica ... era quella dell’America di American Graffiti e di Happy Days; i giorni dei primi anni sessanta, quelli di JFK e della guerra fredda, ma anche quella della adolescenza di una generazione nuova, ottimista e differente dalla generazione dei padri. Nella seconda metà degli anni cinquanta era esploso il rock & roll, ad opera di personalità del calibro di Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richards, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly. Nel 1960 si era in risacca, fino alla codifica del Rock da parte di Beatles e invasori britannici e Bob Dylan. Ma fu in quegli anni che si scrisse un enorme songbook di classici del rock, i three minutes records che segnarono la cultura di Bruce Springsteen e più o meno di tutta la musica moderna americana ed inglese. Dal soul a marca Stax, Atlantic e Motown al muro del suono di Phil Spector, dalle canzoni di Roy Orbison a quell’ondata di band da un brano solo o poco più che divennero l’antologia delle cover degli anni a venire, come Del Shannon, Gary US Bonds, Mitch Ryder. Non c'erano più crooner nella classifica di vendita dei dischi, ma solo teenager. Era la musica rock "prima di Beatles e Rolling Stones"

Da Anni Rock abbiamo raccolto alcuni dei singoli del periodo successivo a “the night that r’n’r died”, l’incidente aereo del 2 febbraio 1959 in cui persero la vita Buddy Holly e Ritchie Valens, fino al 1964, l'anno della British Invasion:

1959

James Brown > Please Please Please
Isley Brothers > Shout
Chubby Checker > The Twist
Dion & The Belmonts > A Teenager In Love
Barrett Strong > Money (That's What I Want)
Chuck Berry > Back In The USA
Ritchie Valens > La Bamba, Donna
Buddy Holly > Raining In My Heart; Peggy Sue Got Married
Ronnie Hawkins > Forty Days; Mary Lou
Everly Brothers > Take A Message To Mary
Ray Charles > What I'd Say
Phil Phillips & The Twilights > Sea Of Love

1960

Roy Orbison > Only The Lonely
Sam Cooke > Wonderful World, Chain Gang (RCA)
The Drifters > Save The Last Dance For Me
Ventures > Walk, Don't Run
Johnny Kidd and the Pirates > Shakin All Over (HMV)
Shadows > Apache
Everly Brothers > Cathy's Clown
Jim Reeves > He'll Have To Go
Brenda Lee > I'm Sorry
Duane Eddy >  Because They're Young
Ray Charles > Georgia On My Mind
Johnny Burnette > Dreamin'
Maurice Williams > Stay

1961

Sam Cooke > Cupid (RCA)
Ben E King > Spanish Harlem, Stand By Me
Gary US Bonds > Quarter To Three
Del Shannon > Runaway
Chubby Checker > Let's Twist Again
Elvis Presley > Little Sister
Dion > Runaround Sue
Gary US Bonds > School Is Out
Roy Orbison > Cryin'
Ray Charles > Hit The Road Jack
Ike and Tina Turner > It's Gonna Work Out Fine
Shirelles > Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Dave Brubeck > Take Five

1962

Beatles > Love Me Do (Parlophone)
Booker T & MGs > Green Onions (Stax)
Isley Brothers > Twist And Shout
Crystals > Uptown, He's A Rebel (Philles)
Darlene Love > He's A Rebel (Philles)
Elvis Presley > Can't Help Falling In Love (RCA)
Elvis Presley > Follow That Dream (RCA)
Roy Orbison > Dream Baby
Ray Charles > I Can't Stop Loving You
Chubby Checker > Limbo Rock, The Twist (Parkway)
Little Eva > The Loco-Motion (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) (Dimensions)
Dion > The Wanderer (Laurie)
Beach Boys > Surfin Safari
Joey Dee > Shout
Pat Boone > Speedy Gonzales
Peter Paul & Mary > If I Had A Hammer

1963

Beatles > Please Please Me; From Me To You; She Loves You (Parlophone)
Beach Boys > Surfin' USA (Capitol)
Rolling Stones > Come On / I Want To Be Loved (Decca)
Rolling Stones > I Wanna Be Your Man / Stoned (Decca)
Dusty Springfield > I Only Want To Be With You (Philips)
Peter Paul And Mary > Blowing In The Wind (Warner Bros)
Johnny Cash > Ring Of Fire
Dave Clark Five > Do You Love Me
Ronettes > Be My Baby (Philles)
Crystals > Da Doo Ron Ron, Then He Kissed Me (Philles)
Kingsmen > Louie Louie (Jerden)
Buddy Holly > Bo Diddley
Four Seasons > Walk Like A Man (Vee-Jay)
Jackie DeShannon > Needles and Pins
Chiffons > He's So Fine (Philles)
Miracles > You've Really Got A Hold On Me
Rufus Thomas > Walking The Dog

1964 - la British Invasion

Beatles > I Want To Hold Your Hand (Capitol USA) #1 in Billboard
Beatles > Can't Buy Me Love, A Hard Day's Night, Love Me Do, ... (Parlophone)
Rolling Stones > It's All Over Now, Tell Me, Little Red Rooster (Decca)
Kinks > You Really Got Me; All Day And All Of The Night (Pye)
Animals > House Of The Rising Sun; I'm Crying; Boom Boom (Decca)
Pretty Things > Rosalyn
Yardbirds > I Wish You Would
Them > Baby Please Don't Go / Gloria (Decca)
Manfred Mann > Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Beach Boys > I Get Around (Capitol)
Otis Redding > That's How Strong My Love Is
Solomon Burke > Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
Supremes > Run Run Run (Tamla)
Darlene Love > Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (Philles)
Johnny Rivers > Memphis, Maybellene, Mountain Of Love
Kingsmen > Little Latin Lupe Lu, Money, Louie Louie (Jerden)
Chuck Berry > You Never Can Tell; Promised Land (Chess)
Roy Orbison > Oh, Pretty Woman
Searchers > Needles and Pins (Pye)
Drifters > Under The Boardwalk
Martha and the Vandellas > Dancing In The Street