[Dixielandjazz] "Rock" lyrics
marekboym at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 16:11:00 PDT 2010
I don't know about Ken, but I assume he has - who hasn't?
On 25 June 2010 01:57, Sue Fischer <Loerchen2 at aol.com> wrote:
> Have you ever heard the blues tune "My Baby Rocks Me With One Steady Roll?"
> It's from 1922, and the singer leaves no doubt about what "Rock" means!
> (I suppose you could call it "comfort" of a sort.....)
>> While looking into research about "Milenburg Joys", I noticed that
>> the lyrics start with "Rock My Soul".
>> These lyrics were written in 1923 or so. In those days what did the
>> verb "rock" mean? Slang dictionaries on line didn't give an answer.
>> What other lyrics to jazz songs of the 20s use the term? Anybody
>> know something about this? Is it an antecedent for the current use
>> of the word to define a musical genre?
>> Ken Gates
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