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Dancing Through The 20th Century: 1940s

London, 08.09.16

Rock ‘n’ roll didn’t start in the 1950s. It started years earlier, with the proto-RnR genres of jump blues and rhythm & blues, and pre-Elvis stars like Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris and Arthur Crudup. In this week’s Dancing Through The 20th Century, David McNamee examines the predominantly black dance music that rock was before it became infused with white hillbilly music.