Time for a Personal Day.
I like these because I say to myself, let’s really go free-form and see what happens.
Some Odds & Ends I hope you are ready for, as I am unfettered even by a Theme.
And I'm Ready!
As I was playing the first Set, the album title of one of the songs reminded me of Alan Freed.
Further, something triggered a memory of him being born in December.
Turned out I was right- Dec. 15th, 1921.
He's the legendary DJ from the early 1950's, and the man who supposedly gave Rock & Roll its name!
I say supposedly about things like that, since I found out Abner Doubleday didn't invent Baseball, lol!
But Freed made many contributions to Our Music, as he played Blues and Rhythm & Blues Artists on his show, and caused some uproar over it.
He also held racially integrated concerts when that was something very much out of the ordinary.
He was hugely successful first in Cleveland, then New York City, before the Payola Scandal claimed him as a casualty.
There are many Rock songs about him or connected to him, and I'll be playing some in tribute.
And they will NOT all be from the 50's.
Trust me, I think you will enjoy this Part One!
Here are the links for some Music to be introduced to and/or remember, at Mike Pell Rockollections: