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  Rocket 88 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brenston (1930-1979) was a saxophonist with Turner who also sang the vocal on "Rocket 88", a hymn of praise to the joys of the Oldsmobile "Rocket 88" automobile (see: Oldsmobile 88), which had just been introduced in 1949.
Brenston left Turner's band after the record's success and released several more singles between 1951 and 1953, but they were minor variations of the original and had little success.
Brenston rejoined Turner's band as a saxophonist in 1957 and continued with him until 1965.
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Brenston (1930-1979) was a saxophonist with Turner and also sang the vocal on "Rocket 88", a hymn of praise to the joys of the Oldsmobile Rocket 88 automobile (see: Oldsmobile 88), which had just been introduced in 1949.
Brenston also was given author credit not Turner; it is now agreed that Brenston's contribution was overstated for obscure, non-musical reasons.
Brenston left Turner's band after the record's success and released several more singles between 1951 and 1953, but they were slavish copies of the original and had little success.
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 Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner, Delta Rhythm Kings
Jackie Brenston was born on August 15, 1930, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, the delta town where Highway 49 meets Highway 61.
It was Jackie Brenston's song, but he had derived it from a song in the band's repertoire - "Cadillac Boogie," which Jimmy Liggins had cut for Specialty in 1947.
One of Brenston's most spirited couplets in "Rocket '88" had been near the song's closing: "Goin' round the corner and get a fifth," he had sung; "Everybody in my car's gonna take a little nip." He no longer had the car, so to speak, but he was still going round the corner for fifths.
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 ROCKET 88 FACTS AND INFORMATION
It is claimed by Sam_Phillips - owner of Sun_Records, and pioneer rock_and_roll record_producer - to be the "first rock and roll song".
Brenston (1930-1979) was a saxophonist with Turner who also sang the vocal on "Rocket 88", a hymn of praise to the joys of the Oldsmobile "Rocket 88" automobile (see: Oldsmobile_88), which had just been introduced in 1949.
Working from the raw material of jump_blues and swing_combo music, Turner made it even rawer, starting with a strongly stated back_beat, and superimposing Brenston's enthusiastic vocals and tenor saxophone solos by "Raymond" and Brenston.
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 BRENSTON Jackie : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Singer, songwriter, saxophonist; one-hit wonder whose hit was often hailed as first true rock'n'roll record.
Brenston fronted band on tour but faded when he parted with them.
The song had been sold to Phillips for about $900; country bandleader Bill Haley switched styles to cover it on the Holiday label, launching a new career.
www.musicweb-international.com /encyclopaedia/b/B378.HTM   (62 words)

  
 Rocket 88 Online Research :: Information about Rocket 88   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is claimed by Sam Phillips - owner of Sun Records, and pioneer Rock and roll Record producer - to be the " First rock and roll record ".
Brenston (1930 - 1979) was a saxophonist with Turner who also sang the vocal on "Rocket 88", a hymn of praise to the joys of the Oldsmobile "Rocket 88" automobile (see: Oldsmobile 88), which had just been introduced in 1949.
Turner's piano introduction was copied note for note by Little Richard on his " Good Golly Miss Molly " several years after that.
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 The Sun Records Label Story
Modern Records was upset that Phillips had given Chess the first option on Brenston and Wolf recordings and after that used virtually nothing from the Memphis Recording service.
Jackie Brenston was a saxophone player in Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm band.
Sam Phillips leased the song to Chess records, where it was issued under the name "Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats." It became one of the biggest R&B hits of 1951.
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 Gorillaz-Unofficial Ike Turner Biography
Their original tune "Rocket 88" (actual authorship is still disputed) was recorded with a lead vocal by sax player Jackie Brenston, and as a result was released under the name Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, not Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm.
During the mid-'50s, Turner moved the Kings of Rhythm to East St. Louis, where they rose to the top of the local R&B circuit; Brenston rejoined in 1955, and the group also continued its session activity.
Adopting a revue format for their live performances, the Kings of Rhythm worked with a revolving group of vocalists during this period.
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 World Watch OnLine: Music
Jackie Brenston may be best known for this song.
A saxophone player and singer from Clarksdale, Mississippi, Jackie wrote the song and recorded it with Ike Turner's band in early 1951 at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis.
Jackie released a few more singles between 1951 and 1953, but none of them came close to matching the success of "Rocket 88"; Brenston wound up playing sax in Lowell Fulson's band until 1955 when he teamed up with Turner again.
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 Big Rock Candy Mountain: Rocket 88   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The supposed definitive version, and the one posted below, is credited to Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats.
Jackie was a member of Turner's Delta Rhythm Kings.
Jackie Brentson and His Delta Cats: Rocket 88 (mp3)
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 The Oakland Press: Oakland Life: Who came first?
In March 1951, Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm, including singer and baritone saxophone player Jackie Brenston, rolled into Memphis from Clarksdale, Miss., invited by Sam Phillips after B.B. King referred the group to him.
Their efforts turned into "Rocket 88," a paean to a popular Oldsmobile model, which was finished just before the song was recorded on March 5.
The song wound up being billed to Jackie Brenston with his Delta Cats, with the songwriting credited to Brenston alone - though Turner received a whopping $20 fee for arranging the song.
www.theoaklandpress.com /stories/070404/oak_20040704021.shtml   (1419 words)

  
 cheap IKE TURNER & JACKIE BRENSTON A PROPER INTRODUCTION TO CDs at 101cd.com - music, cd, cheap, dvd, dvds, rare, uk, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But you can't go too far wrong citing Jackie Brenston's 1951 Chess waxing of "Rocket 88," a seminal piece of rock's fascinating history with all the prerequisite elements firmly in place: practically indecipherable lyrics about cars, booze, and women; Raymond Hill's booting tenor sax, and a churning, beat-heavy rhythmic bottom.
The singer/saxist was backed by Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, an aggregation that Brenston had joined the previous year.
Turner played piano on the tune and this was the first taste of fame for the man later to marry Tina.
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 USATODAY.com - A few others could claim first   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The case for: Widely considered the first rock 'n' roll record, Rocket 88 was undeniably a rock archetype, a guitar-driven song about a fast car.
It was the first RandB No. 1 for the Chess label in Chicago and boosted the profiles of future Elvis producer Sam Phillips and Ike Turner, whose band Brenston played in.
Brenston sank from view and turned to booze, dying after a heart attack in 1979.
www.usatoday.com /life/music/news/2004-07-01-other-contenders_x.htm   (665 words)

  
 Oldies.com : Jackie Brenston
Often credited with making the "first" rock 'n' roll record, Brenston's career quickly reached a peak as a result and then entered a 25-year decline.
He had returned from army service in 1947 and learned to play saxophone from local musician Jesse Flowers.
Both Turner and Brenston made singles on 5 March 1951 and both were sold to Chess Records, but it was "Rocket 88" that became a hit, due in part to the distorted sound of Willie Kizart's guitar.
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 VH1.com : LaVern Baker : Biography
Her Atlantic records remained popular throughout the decade: she hit big in 1958 with the ballad "I Cried a Tear," adopted a pseudo-sanctified bellow for the rousing Leiber & Stoller-penned gospel sendup "Saved" in 1960, and cut a Bessie Smith tribute album before leaving Atlantic in 1964.
A brief stop at Brunswick Records (where she did a sassy duet with Jackie Wilson, "Think Twice") preceded a late-'60s jaunt to entertain the troops in Vietnam.
She became seriously ill after the trip and was hospitalized, eventually settling far out of the limelight in the Philippines.
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 Jackie Brenston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Jackie Brenton was playing tenor sax and singing in
In his teens he was also a DJ, and a talent scout for the Modern and Chess labels, and he played piano on many of those records.
In 1951, at Sam Phillips' tiny recording studio in Memphis, Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm recorded "Rocket 88," with Jackie Brenston on sax and vocals, but Phillips shipped the tape to Chess Records in Chicago as having been performed by "Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats," and Chess released it as such.
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 Billy Love   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Billy Love was a session musician at Sam Phillips' recording studio in Memphis for a few years in the early 1950's, before Phillips started Sun Records.
That record was to be "Juiced," which Phillips then sent to Chess as being by Jackie Brenston, and that is how the record was released.
But the song was written and the recording was sung by Billy Love, and it is a fact that Brenston does not even play on this track at all!
www.hoyhoy.com /billlove.htm   (129 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Elvis' first single crowns rock's 50th anniversary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To regard Presley as the only flashpoint of rock's origins tends to whitewash history and marginalize fl figures, he says.
Ignoring the rock elements of earlier records by Louis Jordan, "Big Boy" Crudup (the originator of That's All Right), Jackie Brenston and Big Joe Turner "means discounting the contributions and accomplishments of the fl artists who preceded and inspired Elvis," Light says.
If Elvis were alive, he'd probably argue for Wynonie Harris' Good Rockin' Tonight or Jackie Brenston's Rocket 88.
www.usatoday.com /life/music/news/2004-07-01-elvis_x.htm   (818 words)

  
 Sam Phillips Remembered - Elvis Presley
There he often recorded local blues singers for other record labels.
In March of 1951, Sam recorded Jackie Brenston's "Rocket 88" for the Chess label.
Many consider this the first rock 'n' roll record.
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 AOL Music: Jackie Brenston
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 Welcome to Streets Online Electric Blues A Proper Introduction To Ike Turner & Jackie Brenston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Xtreme Musician: Jackie Brenston
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 Rock History: Weeks 2-3
Jackie Brenston, Saxophone Player, wrote a tune called "Rocket 88"
Had a lighter feel than the RandB and used a Boogie Woogie Rhythm
1st released by record by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats
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 rubiks's ROCK N ROLL REFERENCE DISCOGRAPHY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Brenston, Jackie - "Rocket 88" (Loud, Fast, & Out Of Control: The Wild Sounds Of '50s Rock comp) rhn 1951 w/His Delta Cats or Ike Turner Band
Brenston, Jackie - "Rocket 88" r-Buddy Holly, Howlin' Wolf, Rss, Louis, BB King, Grdn, Hrtn
Brenton Falls - (Fighting Starlight) deep elm 2001
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