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Author Topic: What was the first folk-rock track ever?  (Read 4549 times)
Sir Robert Peel
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« on: July 20, 2006, 10:32:14 AM »

Yeah, that's what I what to know. Huh

Can you help?

A traditional song, or a sound-like traditional song, played on electricified instruments, drums and so on.  In fact I'll leave the definition of 'folk-rock' to you - let's not be narrow-minded about these things. 

Start us off, someone, please.

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2006, 10:37:15 AM »

I suppose Louie Louie by The Kingsmen is technicallly a front runner as I believe it was a sea shanty originally, or possibly Richie Valens doing La Bamba.

Going even further back Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys pioneered the use of electric guitar on folky sounding tunes "Aawww play it Leon" as Bob used to ejaculate mid song.
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2006, 10:40:32 AM »

Going even further back Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys pioneered the use of electric guitar on folky sounding tunes "Aawww play it Leon" as Bob used to ejaculate mid song.

That must have been a sight during a live concert................... Lips Sealed
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2006, 10:53:42 AM »

I expect Bob kept his back to the audience like a Texan James Last.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2006, 01:20:59 PM »

The Yardbirds had to be involved in this somewhere.
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2006, 01:57:17 PM »

'Spose when the blues went electric  -  most original blues songs were based on old folk songs.

Also negro spirituals - jacobs ladder etc
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