Saturday, September 11, 2010
ALAN FREED Rock 'N' Roll Radio--LET'S GO!
This is a cool LP for all the rockers out there featuring the King of Rock & Roll himself, Alan Freed. Freed was a great New York DJ who first coined the phrase "rock and roll" for radio, using it to describe the new R&B dance music he was playing and promoting on his Cleveland and New York radio shows.
This LP features one of Alan Freed's 'Dance Party' radio shows with LIVE music (alternate versions) of early rock & roll by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, The Drifters, Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, LaVern Baker, The Cadillacs, The Platters, The Penguins and Bill Haley & The Comets close the festivities!Alan Freed died at 43 in 1965 from alcohol related health problems. Long live Alan Freed!!