[Dixielandjazz] "Rock" lyrics

Sue Fischer Loerchen2 at aol.com
Thu Jun 24 18:32:59 PDT 2010

Dear Bill,

We're both right (more or less).

I was mistaken -- the actual title of the earliest recording is "My MAN
Rocks Me With One Steady Roll" and it was recorded by Trixie Smith on Black
Swan in Sept. 1922.  The title must have been changed to "Daddy" for the
later recordings.  But 1922 was the first.


On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 7:56 PM, Bill Haesler <bhaesler at bigpond.net.au>wrote:

> Sue Fischer 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.....)
> Dear Sue,
> May I suggest that this J Berni Barbour 1924-5 composition "My Daddy Rocks
> Me" really belongs more to jazz and popular music rather than the blues,
> given its recording history.
> Its first outing was the Okeh recording by Harold Ortli and His Ohio State
> Collegians in February 1925 (which I have) followed by the St Louis band
> Chas. Creath's Jazz-O-Maniacs the next month.
>   http://redhotjazz.com/songs/misc/MyDaddyRocksMe.ram
> It was subsequently recorded by
> Hush O'Hare (1928)
>   http://redhotjazz.com/Songs/misc/Mydaddyrocksme2.ram
> the emotive Tampa Red Hokum Jug Band (1929)
> http://ia301532.us.archive.org/1/items/TampaRed-11-19/TampaRedsHokumJugBandVfrankieJackson-    MyDaddyRocksMeWithOneSteadyRoll1929_64kb.mp3
> Jimmie Noone (1929)
>   http://redhotjazz.com/songs/noone/mydaddy.ram
> Trixie Smith (1938)
>   http://www.mainely-jazz.com/rhsongs/songframes.html
> then Benny Goodman (1940) and jazz revival bands from then on.
> Mae West added it to her repertoire in her later stage career.
> Very kind regards,
> Bill.=

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