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In , it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant.
There are sources that indicate that "Rock Around the Clock" was written in , but documents uncovered by historian Jim Dawson indicate it was in fact written in late The original arrangement of the song bore little resemblance to the version recorded by Haley, and was in fact closer to a popular instrumental of the day called " The Syncopated Clock " written by Leroy Anderson. Freedman when it was copyrighted on March 31, , although its exact authorship is disputed, with many speculating that Freedman wrote the song on his own.
Though the titles are similar, the two songs bear little resemblance. There are many blues songs with the theme of partying or making love "round the clock", with various actions specified at various hours. Williams' song was very similar to Charley Patton 's "Going to Move to Alabama", recorded in — which itself was at least partly derived from Jim Jackson 's " Kansas City Blues " from The song also uses phrases from Count Basie 's "Red Wagon", first recorded in Library of Congress on March Haley himself claimed to have taken the sheet music into the recording studio at least twice, with Miller ripping up the music each time.
Nonetheless, rumors of a demo recording by Haley persist to this day, although surviving members of the Comets deny this, as did Haley himself quoted in the Swenson biography ; a lates bootleg single of the DECCA Records version of "Rock Around the Clock", with "Crazy Man, Crazy" on the B-side and carrying the Essex label, occasionally turns up for sale with the claim that it is the demo version.
The group's subsequent recording, on the Arcade Records label owned by Haley's manager, Jack Howard , was a regional success, although it sounded very different from what Haley would later record. Once at the studio, producer Milt Gabler uncle of actor Billy Crystal , who had produced Louis Jordan as well as Billie Holiday , insisted the band work on a song entitled "Thirteen Women and Only One Man in Town " written and previously recorded by Dickie Thompson , which Gabler wanted to promote as the A-side of the group's first single for Decca.
Near the end of the session, the band finally recorded a take of "Rock Around the Clock," but Haley's vocals were drowned out by the band. A second take was quickly made with minimal accompaniment while Sammy Davis, Jr. Decca engineers later combined the two versions into one version.
Comets piano player Johnny Grande tells a slightly different version, claiming that the only reason a second take was recorded was that the drummer made an error. Many musicians have claimed that they performed on the recording session for "Rock Around the Clock. Dick Richards, Haley's drummer at the time, confirmed in a interview with Dutch journalist Gerbren Deves, that it was not him, but Gussak playing drums on the recording.
Cedrone's guitar solo was one that he used before on Bill Haley And The Saddlemen's version of " Rock the Joint " in , and is considered one of the classic rock and roll guitar solos of all time. Cedrone died in a fall down a stairway on June 17, and never lived to see his contribution become famous and legendary. The second instrumental break recreates a popular rhythm and blues "out chorus" with tenor sax and guitar emulating the rhythm section.
The version of "Rock Around the Clock" that was used in the movie Blackboard Jungle differs from the hit single version. The difference is in the two solo breaks. The record has the guitar solo taking the first break and the sax solo taking the second break. The movie version is just the opposite with the sax solo coming first. Shake, Rattle and Roll Rock Around the Clock Rock 'n' Roll Stage Show James E. Myers , Max C.
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