Saturday, December 15, 2007


Today 1921 Alan Freed was born

Alan Freed, born 1921_december_15, and also known as Moondog, was an American disc-jockey (DJ) who became internationally known for promoting African-American Rhythm and Blues (R&B) music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of Rock and Roll. Many of the top African American performers of the first generation of rock and roll (such as Little Richard and Chuck Berry) salute Alan Freed for his pioneering attitude in breaking down racial barriers among the youth of 1950s America.
The biggest payola story that hit the broadcasting industry (in the early 1960s) was attached to the biggest name in rock 'n' roll in the late 50s : Alan Freed. The powerhouse DJ who may have been half-inventor of the very term rock and roll was dragged before Washington politicians who had developed a fond interest in encouraging the "race music fad" to come to a close.
Freed was trading spins for cash. Here's some dough, Alan, make sure my record gets noticed. A lot like the Hutchinson Family Singers. Freed argued the honorariums he received were tokens of appreciation or consulting fees. He also claimed he earned those occasional songwriting credits that would pop up on records now and again, too. No one believed him.
His career was destroyed and he eventually died 1965_january_20.

Testament Of Rock'n'roll - Alan Freed's Moon Dog Show
01-Bill Haley ah Comets - Rock Around The Clock
02-The Treniers - Good Rockin' Tonight
03-The Treniers - Go! Go! Go!
04-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
05-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers - I Promise To Remember
06-Bill Haley ah Comets - Rip It Up
07-Gloria Mann - Teenage Prayer
08-Gloria Mann - Razzle Dazzle
09-The Cadillacs - Speedo
10-The Cadillacs - Woe Is Me
11-Jimmy Cavello & House Rockers - Rock Rock Rock
12-Jimmy Cavello & House Rockers - The Groovy Thing

13-The Penguins - Earth Angel
14-The Penguins - Ice
15-Bill Haley ah Comets - Hot Dog Buddy Buddy
16-Sam 'the Man' Taylor - Blue Suede Shoes
17-Joe Williams - All Right, OK, You Win
18-The Platters - (You've Got) The Magic Touch
19-The Platters - My Prayer
20-Mabel King - Alabama Rock And Roll
21-Mabel King - Second Hand Love
22-The Treniers - Rocking Is Our Business
23-Johnny Burnette Trio - Tear It Up
24-Johnny Burnette Trio - Oh Baby Babe
25-Bill Haley ah Comets - The Saint's Rock And Roll

But folks, this album is not all. I added an 1957 interview by Alan Freed with Buddy Holly.

And last but not least is here also just a little piece of one of the great Rock'n'Roll shows that Freed produced in the 50's, a chunk from the 1957_november Brunswick Rock'n'Roll Show. A 15 minute piece of history on which you can hear Terry Nolan, Buddy Holly, Jackie Wilson (see picture on the left) and others.

All together about 90 minutes history for ya when you go to the comments and do what ya wanna do ! You'll understand the download file is this time quite big...

Note : full screen window gives you the best view of the comments !

'Clickable' links are for you downloaders soooo convienent but the disadvantage is they don't seem to 'last' long.
The Blogger gets a lot of comments 'please re-up'...... Other, more appropriate/interesting comments, they don't get.... :(
So you will have to do a little work to get the link.
This seems, in my opinion, the best deal between 'protecting' my links and the least effort for you.

Link :
Of course you understand to replace in r#pidsh#re twice the # in an a otherwise you don't have a 'valid' link !!
Paste this valid link in your browser-url and hit RETURN. You can also copy/paste the link into your 'downloadmanager'.

Pass to extract this file : 071214
This file is a small 75MB, 'cause the songs are only in 128kbits but in total 90 minutes !

When you see this in Google or Yahoo cache or by my Blog's search function read first the RED instructions at the top left of my Blog !
Direct link (after that go to the plain comment of this 2007_december article !) :
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