Early recording by Big Joe Turner from 1940’s, Ooo Ouch Stop. This is no doubt an early Rock song, just like Big Joe Turner’s Fuzzy Wuzzy Honey and Amos Milburn’s Chicken Shack Boogie.
Some say Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner’s Rocket 88 was the first Rock song in 1950, but that couldn’t be the case with so many Rock boogie woogies from the 1940’s. With Big Joe Turner calling himself “rockin’ daddy,” this song highlights the fact that the words “Rock” and “Rockin” were already a part of the musical lingo.
The road of Rock was certainly paved by the legendary music of Big Joe Turner.