The Birth of Rock and Roll

According to most sources, Trixie Smith came up with this song in 1922.  "My Daddy Rocks Me (With A Steady Roll)" looks to be the first linking of "rock" and "roll" and its subject matter couldn't be clearer.  (There's also a version called "My Man Rocks Me…"). A great tradition was unleashed and I'm glad to be a small pebble in its roaring path.

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