Roll Em Pete
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A Tisket A-Tasket. Stop Breakin Down Blues. You Can Mistreat Me Here. Johnson was a boogie-woogie pianist in Kansas Citywho in the early s had developed a partnership with Roll Em Pete, who was Roll Em Pete at the time as a club bartender. In performance, Turner often included many well-rehearsed blues verses, or improvised lyrics, to extend the performance for an hour or more. According to Paul Oliverthe recording "features spectacular piano playing by Johnson and a forceful vocal by Turner in the style he made famous - half-shouted and with repetitive phrases building up tension at the close.
Although earlier songs contain elements of rock'n'roll, "Roll 'Em Pete" is a full-fledged rocker in all but instrumentation Johnson's bass line is a simple Chuck Berry-like chug, and his furious right hand embellishments anticipate Berry's entire guitar style. Some of Turner's verses are the stuff that rock is made of But others are too mature for teenage listeners.
If anything, Turner's brilliant phrasing and Johnson's breathtaking keyboard technique are too sophisticated for rock'n'roll; the music has yet to be formularized for mass consumption. Singin' in the Rain. A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry. Goin' to Chicago Blues. Alone Roll Em Pete. Come Sunday. Ev'ry Day I Fall in Love. Ev'ryday I'll Fall in Love. Sometimes I'm Happy. Browse Lyrics. Our awesome collection of Promoted Songs ». Roll Em Pete My Bic. Michael J. Good Bye Dave. Quiz Are you a music master?
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