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  Rocket 88 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Rocket 88" is the prototype for hundreds of other rock and roll records in musical style and lineup, not to mention its lyrical theme, in which an automobile serves as a metaphor for romantic prowess.
The claim that "Rocket 88" was the first rock and roll record is perhaps overstated, but it was the second-biggest rhythm and blues single of 1951 and much more influential than some other "first" claimants.
"Rocket 88" was successfully covered by the country music group Bill Haley and the Saddlemen early in Bill Haley's career, which led to his own impact on popular music with "Rock Around the Clock".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rocket_88   (467 words)

 Rocket 88 by Ike Turner Songfacts
The Oldsmobile "Rocket 88" just came out and was the fastest car on the road at the time.
General Motors gave Brenston a Rocket 88 to thank him for the publicity this generated for the car.
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.
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Though the Rocket 88 is rated at 20 watts per channel, these are, as the saying goes, big triode watts, and so this little amp should work well with a good variety of speaker systems, for enjoyable music listening purposes.
The Rocket 88 is designed with very conservative low voltages on its tubes, so your choice of tubes should last a long time (perhaps 5 years of normal usage).
Thus, the Rocket 88 is easy on your budget when you first buy it, and will continue to be easy on your tube budget over the years.
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 Rockin' Rocket 88 - Livin' this way CD
Rocket 88 was created by a group of friends living in the Maidstone area of Kent with an interest in music of 1950's.
Rockin' Rocket 88 had many personnel changes throughout the late 80's and at one point were a seven piece with a fiddle player, harmonica player and two electric guitars, with a total of three lead guitarist changes.
Rockin' Rocket 88 now came back together for a gig at London's Canary Wharf (May 2002) for only the second time in twelve years, and also played an excellent live session on Del Richardson's 'Good Rockin' Tonight' show on Radio Caroline in 2003.
www.nervous.co.uk /reviews/ft030.htm   (844 words)

 Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88's
Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88s, during the past 25 years, have performed their brand of zany nostalgia and fast-paced medleys for millions of people in the U.S. Their national T.V appearances include Real People, P.M. Magazine, NBC News, and TBS with Bill Tush.
"JD and the Rocket 88's" award-winning audio and video PSA's for "Don't Mess with Texas" has been nationally acclaimed as the most effective psa campaign in the history of advertising.
They offer the humor for those who have always suspected rock and roll was pretty funny....and for those who didn't, their music is serious and true to its form." Dallas Morning News.
www.johnnydeeandrocket88s.com /home.html   (253 words)

 Olds FAQ -- Engines
One theory is that the cam lobes were too narrow for the amount of load from the valvetrain.
One of the changes in the 394 over earlier Rocket V8's was a longer cam allowing for wider lobes.
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 MetaChat - Rocket 88
Rocket 88 First Rock Song or first Product Placement.
Rocket 88 is the first rock and roll song, product placement or not (besides, rock and roll wouldn't have happened without capitalism, god bless it) and it still sounds great even now, despite Ike Turner's involvement (proof that horrible humans can make great music).
Step in my rocket and don't be late.
metachat.org /index.php/2005/11/20/rocket_88   (306 words)

 Rocket 88 - Boogie Woogie Music live
The Boogie Woogie music of Rocket 88 at times sounds like the blues, swing, jazz, and RandB all rolled into one harmonious musical bonanza.
The cast of musicians on this Rocket 88 performance include Jack Bruce on double bass, George Green on piano, Bob Hall on piano, Alexis Korner on guitar, John Picard on trombone, Hal 'Cornbread' Singer on tenor sax, Colin Smith on trumpet, Charlie Watts on drums, and Don Weller on tenor sax.
This 1949 Pete Johnson composition swings anew in performance by Rocket 88.
www.rockontour.net /ssr88.html   (765 words)

 Amazon.com: The Best of Bill Haley and His Comets 1951-1954: Music: Bill Haley & His Comets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Clearly, Haley saw this RandB style music as his fugure, given by his own cover of Jackie Brenston's "Rocket 88", which is considered by some to be the first RandR song and not "Rock Around the Clock," and Jimmy Preston's #6 RandB hit, "Rock This Joint," both included here.
Haley covered Jackie Brenston's epochal "Rocket '88" within a few months of its 1951 release with his Western swing outfit, Bill Haley & the Saddlemen, and after that it didn't take long for Haley and his bandmates to make with the boogie and add some strong proto-rockabilly material to their set.
The result was a string of regional hits for the Essex label that eventually led to Haley's signing to Decca Records and the recording of the song that became both his greatest triumph and the millstone he could never escape.
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 rocket 88 - Find, Compare, and Buy rocket 88 at Shopping.com
Ertl Ertl 1/25 1950 Olds Rocket 88, N.Y. Yankees 6213120
Roger Clemens Autographed MLB Baseball with Cy 7 and Rocket Inscriptions
Oldsmobile 88 0 Olds Floor Mat Logo Rocket
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 KDHX - Rocket 88
Darren Snow welcomes the working week with a great mix of old favorites and fresh new discoveries on Rocket 88.
breakfast time is launch time for Rocket 88.
Listen to Rocket 88 from July 3rd 2006:
www.kdhx.org /programs/rocket.htm   (179 words)

 Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's
Taking their inspiration from the great jump n' boogie outfits of the late 1940's and early 1950's, they breathe fresh life into the swingin' music that gave birth to rock n' roll.
Mitch's piledrivin' piano licks and energetic stage persona combine with the Rocket 88's swingin' instrumentals, playful vocals, thumpin' bass, rockin' guitar, and jungle drums to send every crowd into dancing delight.
With a musical repertoire that combines numerous Mitch Woods originals with some favorites from the past, the band has forged their own brand of music they call "rock-a-boogie", due to its combination of RandB, jump, swing, boogie woogie, and early rock n' roll.
www.swingtime.info /swingtime/bands/mitchwoods.html   (808 words)

 Schwinn Rocket 88 Full Suspension MTB Users' Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I bent my Rocket 88 derraileur hanger in 2002 and after searching for a replacement, and finding none, considered setting up a small parts operation.
We're accepting photos and stories from Schwinn Rocket 88 (full suspension) owners, abusers...
With A Rocket 88 under you, you might just be bold enough for this insanity
rocket88.us   (413 words)

 Rockabilly Rebel Weekend, Fairmount '96, Saturday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rocket 88 lives in Orlando, where their fans can't get in the door to see them, cause their venues are always full.
Rocket 88 was a bigger group that included a talented woodwind player.
One of the songs in the set was Jump Jive, which reminded me of Eddie Bo who lives in my heart.
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 Rocket 88   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After 10+ years of interplanetary exploration, Rocket 88's original lineup is back!
Swing Time presents the Rocket 88 Reunion, one night of raging rockabilly, complete with retro space-age theatrics!
Before they became stars of the modern swing movement, Rocket 88 was a tight and powerful musical combo that delivered incredible live performances and recorded two albums of space-age rockabilly: Mission to Mars and Rock Around.
www.swingtime.info /swingtime/bands/rocket88.html   (162 words)

 Rocket 88   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Oldies hits and plenty of laughs follow this band around.
Rocket 88 has been entertaining audiences of all ages for over 20 years.
You may visit Rocket 88's homepage by clicking HERE.
www.talentassoc.com /rocket88.htm   (66 words)

 Street Rods - Rocket 88
Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Keychain- 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 - $5.99
Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Keychain-1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 - $5.99
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 Rocket 88 - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at NexTag - Price - Review
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 dustbury.com: Rocket "88"
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.
When they get up to #455 you'll be able to revisit the Rocket.
Crazy coincidence-- I am listening to Rocket 88 right this very second!!!!!
www.dustbury.com /archives/002702.html   (277 words)

 Mp3 Rocket 88 - Aerosmith
Home / Archivio Mp3 / Aerosmith / Mp3 Rocket 88 /
Let's fire it up and watch the rockets glow
I got my Rocket 88, honey this is it
www.mp3.pc.it /aerosmith/rocket_88-86769.htm   (223 words)

 James Cotton - Rocket 88 - Last.fm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Music > James Cotton > Roots Of The Blues - Urban Blues > Rocket 88
255 people have listened to Rocket 88 by James Cotton.
James Cotton Roots Of The Blues - Urban Blues Vanguard Rocket 88
www.last.fm /music/James+Cotton/_/Rocket+88   (85 words)

 Rocket 88   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rocket 88 will be playing the 2006 Double Decker Arts and Music Festival !!
We will be playing the South Stage (in front of Larry's), and showtime is 12:30 PM.
Our very own Robert Chaffe made the trip up to Memphis this month to sit in with our friends George McConnell and Widespread Panic on "Fishwater".
www.rocket88music.com /main.html   (217 words)

 BILL HALEY Lyrics : ROCKET '88 Lyric   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Let me introduce you to my Rocket '88.
Takin' my Rocket on a long, hot run.
Now that you've ridden in my Rocket '88,
www.searchlyrics.org /bill_haley/rocket_'88.html   (77 words)

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