Chanteur Rhythm 'n' Blues US né le 15 Août 1930 à Clarksdale (Mississippi). Jackie Brenston a été découvert par Ike Turner en 1950. Il obtiendra le succès avec un titre enregistré à la Sun de Memphis (Tennessee), qui sortira sur Chess Records en 1951 : "Rocket 88". Jackie a enregisté outre Chess, pour Federal, Sue et Mel-Lon. Il s'établit ensuite à Clarksdale où il devint une épave et mourut le 15 Décembre 1979 à Memphis (Tennessee).

Determining the first actual rock & roll record is a truly impossible task. But you can't go too far wrong citing Jackie Brenston's 1951 Chess waxing of "Rocket 88," a seminal piece of rock's fascinating history with all the prerequisite elements firmly in place: practically indecipherable lyrics about cars, booze, and women; Raymond Hill's booting tenor sax, and a churning, beat-heavy rhythmic bottom.
Sam Phillips, then a fledgling in the record business, produced "Rocket 88," Brenston's debut waxing, in Memphis. The singer/saxist was backed by Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, an aggregation that Brenston had joined the previous year. Turner played piano on the tune; Willie Kizart supplied dirty, distorted guitar. Billed as by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, "Rocket 88" drove up to the top slot on the R&B charts and remained there for more than a month. But none of his Chess follow-ups sported the same high-octane performance, though "Real Gone Rocket" was certainly a deserving candidate.
Brenston's slide from the spotlight was swift. After a few more Chess singles stiffed (including a duo with Edna McRaney, "Hi-Ho Baby"), Brenston reunited with Turner in 1955, holding down the baritone sax chair until 1962. He cut a series of terrific sides fronting Turner's Kings of Rhythm along the way: "Gonna Wait for My Chance" and "Much Later" for Federal in 1956, "You've Got to Lose" for Chicago's Cobra label in 1958 (also doing session work there with Otis Rush and Buddy Guy), and "You Ain't the One" for Sue in 1961. After a final single for Mel London's Mel-Lon imprint, Brenston was through; he worked as a truck driver and showed little interest in reliving his glory years.

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Talents : Singer, Saxophone

Style musical : Rhythm 'n' Blues, Blues

ROCKET 88 (1951)

LEO THE LOUSE (1952)

TROUBLE UP THE ROAD (1961)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

04/1951 78 t. CHESS 1458 (US) Jackie BRENSTON & The DELTA CATS - Rocket 88 / Come Back Where You Belong
04/1951 SP CHESS 1458 (US) Jackie BRENSTON & The DELTA CATS - Rocket 88 / Come Back Where You Belong
06/1951 78 t. CHESS 1469 (US) Jackie BRENSTON & The DELTA CATS - My Real Gone Rocket / Tuckered Out
06/1951 SP CHESS 1469 (US) Jackie BRENSTON & The DELTA CATS - My Real Gone Rocket / Tuckered Out
07/1951 78 t. CHESS 1472 (US) Jackie BRENSTON & The DELTA CATS - Juiced / Independant Women
07/1951 SP CHESS 1472 (US) Jackie BRENSTON & The DELTA CATS - Juiced / Independant Women
1952 78 t. CHESS 1496 (US) Hi Ho Baby (Jackie BRENSTON & Edna MCRANEY) / Leo The Louse (Jackie BRENSTON & The DELTA CATS)
1952 SP CHESS 1496 (US) Hi Ho Baby (Jackie BRENSTON & Edna MCRANEY) / Leo The Louse (Jackie BRENSTON & The DELTA CATS)
1953 SP CHESS 1532 (US) Jackie BRENSTON & The DELTA CATS - Blues Got Me Again / Starvation
1956 SP FEDERAL 12283 (US) What Can It Be / Gonna Wait For My Chance
1957 SP FEDERAL 12291 (US) Jackie BRENSTON with Ike TURNER'S KINGS OF RHYTHM - The Mistreater / Much Later
1958 ? SP MEL ON 1000 (US) Want You To Rock Me / Down In My Heart
1961 SP SUE 736 (US) Jackie BRENSTEN - Trouble Up The Road / You Ain't The One

Albums

19?? LP 12" CHESS GCH8107 (I) ROCKET 88 - Rocket 88 / I Want To See My Baby / Jackie's Chewing Gum / Make My Love Come Down / My Real Gone Rocket / Mule / My Baby Left Town / Hi Ho Baby / Lovin' Time / Fat Meat Is Greasy / 88 Boogie / You Won't Be Comin' Back / True Love / The Blues Got Me Again
03/2004 CD PROSPER ? (UK) A PROSPER INTRODUCTION TO IKE TURNER WITH JACKIE BRENSTON - Rocket 88 / Independent Woman / My Real Gone Rocket / Tuckered Out / You Know I Love You / How Many More Years / Dry Out Baby / Ridin' In The Moonlight / 3 O'Clock Blues / Gonna Let You Go / Blue Serenade / Please Send My Baby Back / Troubles Heartaches / You're Driving Me Insane / Good Morning Baby / Relation Blues / Rabbit Blues / Charlie's Boogie Woogie / Ramblin' On My Mind / Whole Heap Of Mama / If You Feel Froggish / Lookin' For My Baby / My Heart Belongs To You / Bad Women Bad Whiskey / Good Lovin' / Shake It Up & Go / Beggin' My Baby / Somebody Told Me / Prisoner's Prayer
09/2007 CD REV-OLA CRBAND 25 (UK) THE MISTREATER - Rocket 88 / Come Back Where You Belong / Tuckered Out / My Real Gone Rocket / Independent Woman / Juiced / Hi-Ho Baby / Leo The Louse / Blues Got Me Again / Starvation / Make My Love Come Down / I Want To See My Baby / My Baby Left Town / Fat Meat Is Greasy / Jackie's Chewing Gum / You Won't Be Coming Back / 88 Boogie / Lovin' Time Blues / True Love / Mule / Gonna Wait For My Chance / What Can It Be? / The Mistreater / Much Later
03/2011 CD CHROME DREAMS ? (UK) ROCKET 88 AND 12 OTHER R' N' B CLASSICS - Rocket 88 / Come Back Where You Belong / Tuckered Out / My Real Gone Rocket / Independent Woman / Hi-Ho Baby / Leo The Louse / Blues Got Me Again / Starvation / Gonna Wait For My Chance / What Can It Be? / The Mistreater / Much Later

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