Our story today will highlight a song that is ingrained in the DNA of rock and roll. It may even fall into the often overlooked category because, these days, it seems people have forgotten this song.
That’s strange to someone like me or you, but when you look around, it's easy to see that this style has sadly fallen by the wayside. But I guess the times they are a changing... Anyway, this song played a massive role in shaping rock and roll as we know it today, and so it should be celebrated. This little diddy is known as
"Rock Island Line."
Kansas City - Mr. Guitar Billy Strange
Rock Island Line - John Lomax And the Prison Gang
Rock Island Line - George Melly
The King Is Still In London - Sam Brown
Frankie and Johnny - Ken Cooke
Isle of Capri - Ken Colyers Jazzmen
Live Instrumental - Lonnie Johnson
South Side Shake - Dan Burley & His Skiffle Boys
|John Lennon Playing Skiffle With The Quarrymen|
Rock Island Line - Lonnie Donegan
Rock Island Line - Johnny Cash
Rock Island Line - Lennon/McCartney