Playing tracks by
W.C. Handy's Orchestra, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Ruth Brown, Johnny Ace, Johnny Moore's Three Blazers and more.
A mixcloud playlist of all the songs excerpted in episode twenty-three of my podcast "A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs". To hear that podcast, visit 500songs.com . This episode is on "Pledging My Love" by Johnny Ace, and also features Big Mama Thornton, Ruth Brown, W.C. Handy, and Paul Simon