Song of the Month

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Music changed greatly during the mid-1950s. The great standards and big band music was for the parents and their children had new stars, new sounds, new songs in a new musical style. Rock ‘n’ Roll was born. They were basically two types of Rock music the 1950s. Up tempo to do the new Lindy dance and the balance was ballads with a new rhythm that featured a triple repetitive chord on every beat. That style is in most Lowery organs and it is called 50s love ballads.

Musically featured what we call precede chords. When you have a rest on the count of four followed by another rest on the count of one you can precede the chord that’s on the count of one by playing a chord 1/2 step lower on the previous count of four. Example- if you have a C chord on the count of one you can precede that by playing the chord one half step lower on the previous count of four and that would be a B7 chord.

Your song this month is Who’s Sorry Now with the precede chords that was used in the Connie Francis hit recording of the 1950s.

The same rhythmic style was used in Pat Boone’s hit Love Letters In The Sand.