The Rolling Stones, Jazz Blues and Rock and Roll
Rock and Roll derives its sound from Jazz and Blues.
Rock and Roll bands of today ranging from The Rolling Stones and The Beatles to young rockers Nick Waterhouse and The Suffers, are really jazz blues artists at their core.
Jazz blues and other genres born in the U.S.A. were the cornerstones of rock and roll. When The Beatles and The Rolling Stones re-introduced Jazz and Blues to Americans it came back with a British swagger.
The British Invasion of the 1960s, including British rock and roll bands like The Kinks and The Who, was based jazz blues sounds born in the U.S.A.
Young performers like Nick Waterhouse,Kam Franklin of The Suffers and young Leon Russell protege Ray Goren take it one step further and promote a retro rock sound with the influence of jazz and blues. Waterhouse is from Southern California via the midwest and his sound reflects the experiences of his adventures in Orange County, California. His latest album, Never Twice, is a great dose of upbeat rock and roll that reinforces our jazz blues heritage.
Look for our “Mini-zine” version of California Rocker that’s available at record stores and at Spaceland venues like The Echoplex. California Rocker — and its mini-zine publication — carries reviews of rock and roll performances, rocker interviews, reviews of records, CDs and downloads, and promotes music. The hard-working staff members have a soft spot for big band jazz blues and punk genres. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reviews and story submissions.