Capitol Records T 640
Shake, Rattle, and Roll
Ko Ko Mo
John the Rogue
One Mint Julep
That's the Beat
Hearts of Stone
Since the very beginnings of jazz, each
generation of youngsters has had its own
dance interpretation of jazz music, like "Ballin' the Jack," the
"Charleston," the "Jitterbug." Currently the teen-age
element has enthusiastically
adopted a brand new variation known as "Rock 'n' Roll." And though
teen-agers, its engaging beat has an appeal for dancers of all ages. It can
best be described as a composite of the "Charleston" and
"Jitterbug," with rocking
and rolling motions substituted for the more frantic kicks and gyrations of
predecessors. Thus "Rock 'n' Roll" has developed into a relaxed
at a medium-fast tempo.
Since it has sprung naturally and
spontaneously from the music of the day, "Rock 'n'
Roll" is best danced to the music which inspired it. Arthur Murray, the
foremost dance authority, carefully chose the musical selections for this
recommends them as especially suited to this popular dance.
Wherever the younger set is dancing it,
there's bound to be the music of "Big Dave"
Cavanaugh and his orchestra. Right from the beginnings of the new dance,
Dave" has been identified as a leading exponent of its music. His
are perpetual favorites at "Rock 'n' Roll" parties all over the
country. Singing with his
orchestra here are the Nuggets, whose performances have a solid, bed-rock
Each of the selections in this album has
that driving beat which is an absolute "must"
for the dancers of "Rock 'n' Roll." Presented here is the surging
rhythm section with
its accented after-beat, the impetuous solos and enthusiastic
"riffs"... all prime
requisites of the best "Rock 'n' Roll" music. As any teen-ager
would be quick to insist,
"It's gotta have that beat." And this music has it!