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Rock And Roll : " 'Tis No Disease " - April 1956

Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:11 pm

I have found the following "Billboard" article mentioning alleged riots at one of Alan Freed's rock and roll concerts in 1956, wherein well-respected big-band / jazz musicians Benny Goodman, Paul Whiteman, and Sammy Kaye are somehow quoted as "defending" the Big Beat. So, it would seem, not everybody over 25 was against rock and roll !

It's interesting to note that "internationally known" psychiatrist Francis Braceland, who is quoted as saying that rock and roll was a "communicable disease (...) cannibalistic and tribalistic" was, according to his obituary, the man whose testimony saved Rudolph Hess' life at the 1946 Nuremberg trials (which, of course, is not to say he was a Nazi-lover !) :

http://articles.latimes.com/1985-02-28/local/me-12778_1_psychiatrist-francis-braceland

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Re: Rock And Roll : " 'Tis No Disease " - April 1956

Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:26 pm

The racist subtext against rock 'n' roll was always just below the surface of many who railed against it. It's not unlike what we read today from those who condemn rap or hip-hop.

Re: Rock And Roll : " 'Tis No Disease " - April 1956

Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:20 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:The racist subtext against rock 'n' roll was always just below the surface of many who railed against it.


Yes, very, very sad.

Incidentally, the same April 7, 1956 issue of "Billboard" carried the following article about this subject :

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And here's our good friend Asa Carter :

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asa_Earl_Carter
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Re: Rock And Roll : " 'Tis No Disease " - April 1956

Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:57 am

I'm unable to find the entire contents of Kaye's open letter to Braceland, but here's some more clippings :

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Re: Rock And Roll : " 'Tis No Disease " - April 1956

Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:32 pm

Here is what they did to cure the disease:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I0poZE5w6E



Mad man smashing rock and roll records. :(

:smt006