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    Jackie Brenston Club Plantation Concert Poster (1952). Very Rare. Window card printed on card stock for a "Dance" on Fri. Feb. 1st, in Ingersoll Park, Phenix City, AL. The poster announces "Jackie / Brenston / and his Rocket "88" / Band / featuring / The Newborn's Trio / Rhines - Calvin & Junior", and shows a head and shoulders image of Brenston, listing his "Latest Chess / Recording / Hi-Ho-Baby / Leo The Louse / Starvation Blues". Measures 14" x 22". In Very Good Minus condition with loss to upper corners, tape repairs to upper and lower right corners, several small tears to edges, surface loss to lower left corner, general wear to extremities, general toning.

    This is the only known stand-alone Jackie Brenston concert poster, and we believe this to be the only known copy.

    "Rocket 88" is credited by many to be the first Rock n' Roll recording. It was released in April, 1951, credited to Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats. Although Brenston did write the song (a re-working of "Cadillac Boogie" by Jimmy Liggins), the song was really recorded by Ike Turner and His Kings of Rhythm, with new recruit Brenston on vocals. The song was cut at Sam Phillips' studio in Memphis. The sound was distinctly different, partly due to the skittering piano and Brenston's vocal style. The guitar was quite unique, though not planned. An amplifier had been accidentally damaged on the way to the studio. The band's guitarist Willie Kazart "fixed" the amp by stuffing it with newspaper which created the distortion that can be heard on the recording.


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    November, 2018
    3rd Saturday
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