In addition to three published excerpts from BFYP-Book 1, 1954-1959, see new #4 below!
Blastfrom Your Past-Book 1 Excerpt #3
Blast from Your Past-Book 1 Excerpt #2
Blast from Your Past-Book 1 Excerpt #1
♫1955 & the Music of Our Times | BFYP Excerpt #4, Snippet #1:
“Before Black artists made their own names in Rock & Roll music, their 'tell it like it is' bouncy tunes were pasteurized and milkified by White performers, for the White audiences.
Pat Boone covered Fats Domino’s 'Ain’t That a Shame' in 1955; and they both charted with it. Good thing Pat didn’t get his way on a title revision to 'Isn’t That a Shame' – it simply doesn’t have the same flow.